Jodie Patterson, Susan Packard, and Ayelet Tsabari This Is the Author
S4 E08: Jodie Patterson, Susan Packard, and Ayelet Tsabari

In this episode, meet Jodie Patterson, author of The Bold World; Susan Packard, author of Fully Human; and Ayelet Tsabari, author of The Art of Leaving. Hear about the intense emotional journeys that took place behind the mic in bringing these books to life and how their recording processes were affected by sharing their vulnerabilities. Plus, hear why one author’s dream narrator would be one of her daughters.

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Raymond Arroyo, Padma Venkatraman, and Julie Bogart This Is the Author
S4 E07: Raymond Arroyo, Padma Venkatraman, and Julie Bogart

In this episode, meet Raymond Arroyo, author of Will Wilder #3: The Amulet of Power; Padma Venkatraman, author of The Bridge Home; and Julie Bogart, author of The Brave Learner. Drawing on inspiration from childhood memories, travel adventures, and insights in education, hear why each of these authors are excited to share their stories with listeners. Plus, discover how one author used her high school acting experience to help her narrate.

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Jill Santopolo_Tania Katan_Reshma Saujani This Is the Author
S4 E06: Jill Santopolo, Tania Katan, and Reshma Saujani

In this episode, meet Jill Santopolo, author of More Than Words; Tania Katan, author of Creative Trespassing; and Reshma Saujani, author of Brave, Not Perfect. Hear why recording an audiobook is just plain FUN–despite it being hard–and why one author needed permission to have fun recording it. These authors’ audiobooks will encourage listeners to look at things in a new light, empower themselves and be brave. And, guess which author’s dream narrator would be Kermit the Frog.

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Jill Schlesinger, Cynthia Johnson, and Liz Fosslien This Is the Author
S4 E05: Jill Schlesinger, Cynthia Johnson, and Liz Fosslien

In this episode, meet Jill Schlesinger, author of The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money; Cynthia Johnson, author of Platform; and Liz Fosslien, author of No Hard Feelings. Be inspired to change the way you think about money, how you might develop a personal brand, and how to recognize and learn from emotions in the workplace thanks to these three authors and the stories they share. And learn the tasty trick one author uses to help her pronounce “niche.”

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This is the Author LIbrary Edition
This Is the Author | What Makes A Great Story? Part 2

In this special episode of This is the Author we asked, “What’s your recipe for a good story?” Hear Markus Zusak, Kate Inglis, Tyler Reagin, Khalida Brohi, George Packer, Sam Anderson, Ryan North, Beth Comstock, and Glory Edim share their vital ingredients for a good story.

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This is the Author Richard Sheridan, Ralph De La Rosa, and Hamish McKenzie
This Is the Author | Richard Sheridan, Ralph De La Rosa, and Hamish McKenzie

In this episode, meet Richard Sheridan, author of Chief Joy Officer, Ralph De La Rosa, author of The Monkey Is the Messenger, and Hamish McKenzie, author of Insane Mode. From stories of joyful leadership to why we need a more joyful meditation practice, you’ll be inspired by the fascinating lessons and research these authors have to share.

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This is the Author | Laura June

“What inspired me to write this memoir was I had a daughter four years ago, and my mother, who had been dead for a long time, was an alcoholic. And as I began to write about motherhood I realized that one thing that was very important to me, in my life with my daughter, was to sort of break a cycle of silence and secrecy that exists within most alcoholic families.”

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