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S4 E39: Ruth Reichl, Emily Nussbaum, and Emilie Pine

In this episode meet Ruth Reichl, author of Save Me the Plums; Emily Nussbaum, author of I Like to Watch; and Emilie Pine, author of Notes to Self. Each of these nonfiction writers shares work inspired by her life, whether it’s a memoir about her career or essays about personal-yet-universal experiences. And find out which writer would cast Julia Whelan as her dream narrator.

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S4 E38: Jon Meacham, Matthew Stanley, and Steve Sheinkin

In this episode meet Jon Meacham, co-author of Songs of America; Matthew Stanley, author of Einstein’s War; and Steve Sheinkin, author of Amelia Earhart and the Flying Chariot. History is the driving force behind each of these authors’ audiobooks. These authors use storytelling as a way to engage and connect listeners to the past, to topics ranging from American music to Amelia Earhart to World War I. Even non-history buffs will fall in love with history after listening to each author talk about his audiobook. Then find out which author would cast Helen Mirren as his audiobook narrator.

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Elaine Welteroth, Amber Scorah, and Tiffany Jenkins
S4 E37: Elaine Welteroth, Amber Scorah, and Tiffany Jenkins

In this episode meet Elaine Welteroth, author of More Than Enough; Amber Scorah, author of Leaving the Witness; and Tiffany Jenkins, author of High Achiever. These women share their personal journeys—complete with mistakes and hardships—in such an intimate and vulnerable way that listeners will be inspired to examine their own lives and spark conversations with those around them. Plus find out which author describes the recording process as being “a little bit like therapy.”

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S4 E36: Ocean Vuong, Jamil Zaki, Winona Guo & Priya Vulchi

In this episode meet Ocean Vuong, author of On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous; Jamil Zaki, author of The War for Kindness; and Winona Guo & Priya Vulchi, authors of Tell Me Who You Are. By sharing their stories, these authors are breaking down barriers from language to race in order to help people find commonalities and connection. Discover which author would have a famed Dead Poets Society actor narrate their audiobook.

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Jennifer Ryan
Q&A with Jennifer Ryan, author of The Spies of Shilling Lane

Jennifer Ryan knows how to write vivid and engaging stories that take place during World War II. Her debut novel, The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir, was set in a small British village during that time period; now, her latest work, The Spies of Shilling Lane, travels out of the countryside and into WWII-era London. Read more

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S4 E35: Larry Diamond, Amanda Little, and Elliot Ackerman

In this episode meet Larry Diamond, author of Ill Winds; Amanda Little, author of The Fate of Food; and Elliot Ackerman, author of Places and Names. Each of these authors tackles necessary and timely subjects in their audiobooks, from the alarming rise of anti-democratic politics around the world to climate change. Listeners will come away with a new understanding of the world after hearing from these authors. Plus, find out why one author would cast Will Ferrell to read his audiobook.

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