28 episodes

Welcome to my new podcast! If you love books, people who love books and are even a little curious about what it's like to run a Bookshop on Wheels, this is the podcast for you.

The Booktruck Chronicles Brandi Morpurgo

    • Books
    • 5.0, 6 Ratings

Welcome to my new podcast! If you love books, people who love books and are even a little curious about what it's like to run a Bookshop on Wheels, this is the podcast for you.

    Chapter 27: Business Bar Rant About Social Media, Copycats & CDB

    Chapter 27: Business Bar Rant About Social Media, Copycats & CDB

    As much as I love talking about the books, there is so much behind-the-scenes about the business of bookselling that I want to talk about today. I get so many emails and in-person questions about booktruck life, and there are a ridiculous amount of uninformed opinions or assumptions about what I do, so I thought I would tackle a few of them here. Last episode, I ranted. This time - I do so again. Straight talk, unedited, from me to you. I discuss the valuable impact of the right photos and being vulnerable in social media, the realities of the Cost of Doing Business (CDB), my intense dislike for Copycats and focusing on WHO you are serving in your business.So many people are just too nice to be honest about this stuff, or they don't know how to answer the questions, but you know by now that with me you will get the truth as I see it every time. Enjoy! Keeping Shop Podcast: The Impact of  Powerful Customer Experience Podcast theme music created and performed by the incredible Kerri Bridgen. Our bookstore offers audiobooks which you can listen to on your iPhone, Android device, or PC. These audiobooks are available through our partner, Libro.fm, and all sales support our store. Want to be a Guest on my Podcast? Want to tell me about what you're reading? Email me at brandi@daisychainbook.coFollow Daisy Chain Book Co. on all Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.Online calendar of upcoming booktruck events and an online database of all our marvelous books at Daisy Chain Book Co.

    • 30 min
    Chapter 26: Body Shaming Rant & a Fun Convo with Carrie Thunder

    Chapter 26: Body Shaming Rant & a Fun Convo with Carrie Thunder

    So, if you know me at all, you know that sometimes I go off on a topic, unhinged and passionate... I did that today. I have some very strong opinions about body image and the language we use to talk about how we look or how we think someone else SHOULD look. Daisy Chain Book Co. was featured in a very fun video created by the talented Brandon Mattice and as I watched myself in this video, I had some thoughts. Since we're friends, I thought I'd share them with you here. Awhile ago, I recorded a fun Rapid Fire 30 with Carrie Thunder, a neighbor, fellow Book Club member and friend. She is an inspired Reader and I couldn't wait to share her with you! You're welcome. Podcast theme music created and performed by the incredible Kerri Bridgen.Our bookstore offers audiobooks which you can listen to on your iPhone, Android device, or PC. These audiobooks are available through our partner, Libro.fm, and all sales support our store.Want to be a Guest on my Podcast? Want to tell me about what you're reading? Email me at brandi@daisychainbook.coFollow Daisy Chain Book Co. on all Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.Online calendar of upcoming booktruck events and an online database of all our marvelous books at Daisy Chain Book Co.

    • 33 min
    Chapter 25: The Sweet Life with Colleen Heidecker

    Chapter 25: The Sweet Life with Colleen Heidecker

    I am so incredibly blessed to have discovered such inspirational and dynamic women entrepreneurs on my Booktruck journey. One of this women is Colleen Heidecker, of Colleen's Chocolates. If you have been around Edmonton for the last couple of years and discovered her amazing chocolate delights at any of the locations lucky enough to sell them, then you KNOW. She is not just a chocolate master - there is far more to this sweet lady than just chocolate. In today's episode, Colleen shares with us her fascination for all things food, the sustainability and wonder of organic, homegrown tastes from all around the world. She is also a huge reader, so you know we talked books - get a pen and paper and write down the titles from her Rapid Fire 30! AND, in this episode, I announce some pretty big news for Daisy Chain Book Co. I am over the moon, but you can find out more on my social media and website... and sign up for our emails to get all the deets on upcoming info you don't want to miss!Find out more about Colleen on Instagram, Facebook and her website! Podcast theme music created and performed by the incredible Kerri Bridgen.Our bookstore offers audiobooks which you can listen to on your iPhone, Android device, or PC. These audiobooks are available through our partner, Libro.fm, and all sales support our store.Want to be a Guest on my Podcast? Want to tell me about what you're reading? Email me at brandi@daisychainbook.coFollow Daisy Chain Book Co. on all Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest & The Booktruck Chick BLOG!Online calendar of upcoming booktruck events and an online database of all our marvelous books at Daisy Chain Book Co.

    • 42 min
    Chapter 24: Just Brandi

    Chapter 24: Just Brandi

    Hey there!I find that this COVID time for me is all about lists: the lists of things I want to get done, the lists of things I have to get done and the list of things I have not finished... I'll give you one second to guess which one of these lists I have excelled at.      Uh-huh.   There are days I am successful and many that I am not. I know I am not alone in this, and let's face it - I can't blame all of this on CV19. This is just my life.Today I am sharing the list of books I stopped reading for whatever reason, the couple books I have read recently that hit the mark and a few things I have noticed about Booktruck Life lately. There is so much going on that I have NOT said, and I will touch on those things in future chapters but like all books, this one is told one chapter at a time and it is a beautiful thing to keep this audio chronicle of my journey as a booktruck owner and Reader.Books Discussed:The World According to GarpThe Bear and the NightingaleThe Beautiful and DamnedThe Invisible ManProdigal SummerThe Great AloneThe Nickel Boys Podcast theme music created and performed by the incredible Kerri Bridgen.Our bookstore offers audiobooks which you can listen to on your iPhone, Android device, or PC. These audiobooks are available through our partner, Libro.fm, and all sales support our store.Want to be a Guest on my Podcast? Want to tell me about what you're reading? Email me at brandi@daisychainbook.coFollow Daisy Chain Book Co. on all Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest & The Booktruck Chick BLOG!Online calendar of upcoming booktruck events and an online database of all our marvelous books at Daisy Chain Book Co. 

    • 13 min
    Chapter 23: Friends, Meet Kelly Buckley

    Chapter 23: Friends, Meet Kelly Buckley

    Where to begin? First of all, let me just say that the Booktruck world right now is SUPER crazy. There is so much going on and plates are spinning all over the place! Amidst all that is happening, and other things I cannot share with you just yet (wink-wink), it is so nice to take a deep breath and spend time here with you on the podcast for a brief moment because I love this podcast community and it is one of my fave things to prepare and record these chapters of this Booktruck story for you.Today I am beyond thrilled to share with you a conversation I had with Kelly Buckley, a reader I met while delivering books and we just began talking and talking and I knew right away I had made a friend. Isn't it wonderful when that happens? So, naturally, I wanted to share her with you because I don't believe in keeping beautiful and inspiring things all to myself... Kelly is a Social Worker, a Reader, a Traveler and so much MORE! Enjoy her Reader Rapid Fire 30.In this chapter, I mention that I want to include audio clips from YOU in an upcoming episode about Literary Comfort Food - share with me one or two of your most comforting titles in a brief audio clip recorded on your phone and email it to brandi@daisychainbook.co or record an audio text message and text it to 780-977-4210 because I would love to share you and your bibliotherapy suggestions with everyone. Podcast theme music created and performed by the incredible Kerri Bridgen.Want to be a Guest on my Podcast? Want to tell me about what you're reading? Email me at brandi@daisychainbook.coFollow Daisy Chain Book Co. on all Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest & The Booktruck Chick BLOG!Online calendar of upcoming booktruck events and an online database of all our books at Daisy Chain Book Co.

    • 26 min
    Chapter 22: Musical Storytelling with Kerri Brigden

    Chapter 22: Musical Storytelling with Kerri Brigden

    Friends, it's raining here. Raining HARD. All I want to do is hunker down with a good book and a hot cup of tea! On days like this I am grateful for the comforts of home, and editing this podcast was such a fun process to do while I listen to my girls laughing and reach down to scratch Mr. Benson as he lays at my feet. Today I am sharing with you a convo I had with Kerri Brigden, a young woman I have known for awhile and had the pleasure of watching her grow into a stellar woman, wife and mother. She is incredibly talented musically as well, and it was the most natural decision in the world to approach Kerri and ask her to create a song for this podcast. Many have asked me about who the voice is behind the song, so here she is! Enjoy my discussion with Kerri.And today in The Business Bar I am talking about what it means to pivot as a mobile retail business in a world that demands something different than you had intended. Be ready to try new things, people! Your audience demands it.Podcast theme music created and performed by the incredible Kerri Bridgen.Want to be a Guest on my Podcast? Want to tell me about what you're reading? Email me at brandi@daisychainbook.coFollow Daisy Chain Book Co. on all Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest & The Booktruck Chick BLOG!Online calendar of upcoming booktruck events and an online database of all our books at Daisy Chain Book Co.  

    • 38 min

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