9 episodes

Cruel Summer Book Club is a podcast about change—one of life’s only certainties. Host Jillian Anthony (author of the Cruel Summer Book Club newsletter and former Editor of Time Out New York) has honest conversations with authors, artists, life coaches, and others who share wisdom about experiencing Big Change, how they got through it, and what they learned on the other side.

Cruel Summer Book Club Jillian Anthony

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

Cruel Summer Book Club is a podcast about change—one of life’s only certainties. Host Jillian Anthony (author of the Cruel Summer Book Club newsletter and former Editor of Time Out New York) has honest conversations with authors, artists, life coaches, and others who share wisdom about experiencing Big Change, how they got through it, and what they learned on the other side.

    Episode 9: Adam J. Kurtz Makes Art on His Own Terms

    Episode 9: Adam J. Kurtz Makes Art on His Own Terms

    Artist and author Adam J. Kurtz was supposed to turn in the manuscript for his fourth book in April 2020. Instead, he and his husband weathered the worst of the pandemic in Brooklyn, and as most of Adam’s creative work disappeared, he was forced to transform. Host Jillian Anthony (author of the Cruel Summer Book Club newsletter and former Editor of Time Out New York) talks with Adam about his upcoming book of essays and art, You Are Here (For Now), about facing mortality with as much joy and creativity as you can. And Adam discusses leaving New York behind to move in with his in-laws in Honolulu; the importance of having a “F*ck Off Fund”; and the simple fact that we are all artists.

    Subscribe on Spotify and Apple Podcasts now so you never miss an episode. And don’t forget to give Cruel Summer Book Club a five-star review on Apple Podcasts so we feel the love.

    Follow host Jillian Anthony:
    Instagram: @jillathrilla
    Twitter: @jillathrilla
    Subscribe to the Cruel Summer Book Club newsletter

    Follow guest Adam J. Kurtz:
    Order You Are Here (For Now)
    Shop all his products at adamjk.com
    Instagram, Twitter, Tik Tok: @adamjk


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 8: Ashley C. Ford Wrote Her Way to the Truth

    Episode 8: Ashley C. Ford Wrote Her Way to the Truth

    Author Ashley C. Ford worked on her memoir, Somebody’s Daughter, for ten years before it was released this summer and instantly shot to the New York Times bestseller list. Ashley talks with host Jillian Anthony (author of the Cruel Summer Book Club newsletter and former Editor of Time Out New York) about releasing herself from secrets and shame through writing her family’s story, how therapy helped her finish her book, and the importance of teaching children consent from an early age.

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    Follow host Jillian Anthony:
    Instagram: @jillathrilla
    Twitter: @jillathrilla
    Subscribe to the Cruel Summer Book Club newsletter

    Follow guest Ashley C. Ford:
    Order Somebody’s Daughter
    Twitter: @ismashfizzle
    Instagram: @smashfizzle
    Newsletter: Somebody’s Notes
    Website


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    • 57 min
    Episode 7: Survivor’s Francesca Hogi Knows How to Manifest Love

    Episode 7: Survivor’s Francesca Hogi Knows How to Manifest Love

    Francesca Hogi lovingly calls herself the biggest loser in Survivor history—she was the first one voted off the island, twice—but her big losses motivated her to change her entire life. Host Jillian Anthony (author of the Cruel Summer Book Club newsletter and former Editor of Time Out New York) talks to the host of the Dear Franny podcast about dealing with the fallout of Survivor, quitting her job as a lawyer to become a love coach, the importance of vulnerability and self-worth in dating, and how to manifest true love.

    Subscribe on Spotify and Apple Podcasts now so you never miss an episode. And don’t forget to give Cruel Summer Book Club a five-star review on Apple Podcasts so we feel the love.

    Follow host Jillian Anthony:
    Instagram: @jillathrilla
    Twitter: @jillathrilla
    Subscribe to the Cruel Summer Book Club newsletter

    Follow guest Francesca Hogi:
    Instagram: @dearfranny
    Twitter: @dearfranny
    Clubhouse: @dearfranny
    Dear Franny podcast
    Website


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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 6: Susie Bannon Went to Prison and Got Sober

    Episode 6: Susie Bannon Went to Prison and Got Sober

    At age 29, Dr. Susie Bannon got her fourth DWI and went to prison for 11 months. The injustices she witnessed there changed the course of her life, inspiring her to earn her Ph.D. in communication and become an activist for prison abolition. Now 12 years sober, Dr. Bannon tells host Jillian Anthony (author of the Cruel Summer Book Club newsletter and former editor of Time Out New York) about growing up with an alcoholic mother, why probation and all the expenses that come along with it sets people up to fail, and the healing that longtime sobriety can bring.

    Subscribe on Spotify and Apple Podcasts now, so you never miss an episode.
    And don’t forget to give Cruel Summer Book Club a five-star review on Apple Podcasts, so we feel the love.

    Follow host Jillian Anthony:Instagram: @jillathrillaTwitter: @jillathrilla

    Subscribe to the Cruel Summer Book Club newsletter

    Follow guest Susie Bannon:Instagram: @elsoozCofounder of the Formerly Incarcerated College Graduates Network (FICGN)Ted Talk.


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    • 59 min
    Episode 5 - Soren and Mirabai Opened Up Their Marriage

    Episode 5 - Soren and Mirabai Opened Up Their Marriage

    Soren and Mirabai were monogamous for 15 years before they opened up their marriage—and polyamory helped their relationship flourish. Host Jillian Anthony (author of the Cruel Summer Book Club newsletter and former Editor of Time Out New York) talks with the ethically nonmonogamous couple about how they navigated opening up their long-term relationship, the lessons of The Ethical Slut, and why we should all challenge the cultural assumption that monogamy is the only path to a meaningful relationship.

    Subscribe on Spotify and Apple Podcasts now, so you never miss an episode. And don’t forget to give Cruel Summer Book Club a five-star review on Apple Podcasts, so we feel the love.

    Follow host Jillian Anthony:

    Instagram: @jillathrilla

    Twitter: @jillathrilla

    Subscribe to the Cruel Summer Book Club newsletter


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 4 - Catherine Andrews Made Shame Her Superpower

    Episode 4 - Catherine Andrews Made Shame Her Superpower

    Life coach Catherine Andrews specializes in helping sensitive women overcome fear and achieve their life, love and career goals. Host Jillian Anthony (author of the Cruel Summer Book Club newsletter and former Editor of Time Out New York) talks about a big lesson she learned from Catherine’s newsletter and podcast, The Sunday Soother: “Lead with your shame.” Plus, the women discuss quitting your job to become an entrepreneur, overcoming codependency, and struggling to find a peaceful balance with alcohol.

    Subscribe on Spotify and Apple Podcasts now so you never miss an episode. And don’t forget to give Cruel Summer Book Club a five-star review on Apple Podcasts so we feel the love.

    Follow host Jillian Anthony:

    Instagram: @jillathrilla

    Twitter: @jillathrilla

    Subscribe to the Cruel Summer Book Club newsletter

    Follow guest Catherine Andrews:

    Website
    The Sunday Soother newsletter

    The Sunday Soother podcast

    Instagram: @catherineandrews

    Twitter: @candrews


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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Leopride53 ,

ALWAYS A GREAT TAKE A WAY FOR ME…………..

I am enjoying Jillian Anthony’s podcast and guests very much. I always take away something to either reflect on in my own life or take with me for my future experiences……..very authentic and lots of fun too…..I really love to hear the answers to the “joy bomb” questions for the guests at the end of each podcast!! Thank you Jillian Anthony!

Daniec123 ,

Fascinating convos

Jill is your cool neighbor that you hope to run into in the elevator so you can somehow become best friends. Except she’s probably already inviting you to come over for a BBQ because she has a lot of friends and they’re all really cool! Anyway, listen to pod.

matt__w ,

Looking forward to more interviews

Just finished enjoying episode 2, and can’t wait to see what’s next. Like many of my favorite podcasts, this one promises smart interviews with a wide array of interesting people, and Jillian’s first one was great. A podcast focused on different models for change seems really essential right now.

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