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Long Story Short is a podcast hosted by Skye and Amanda, who are here to remind you that reading is fly. Each week they bring their 15+ year friendship, personal experiences, and love for books to the mics for relatable, engaging, and vulnerable girl-talk.

Long Story Short Skye & Amanda

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    • 5.0 • 43 Ratings

Long Story Short is a podcast hosted by Skye and Amanda, who are here to remind you that reading is fly. Each week they bring their 15+ year friendship, personal experiences, and love for books to the mics for relatable, engaging, and vulnerable girl-talk.

    Long Story Short, We're Back for Season 2

    Long Story Short, We're Back for Season 2

    That's right, your favorite readers are back for season 2 of Long Story Short! The new season returns every Thursday beginning October 6th! 

    • 2 min
    Long Story Short, is it Goodbye to New York?

    Long Story Short, is it Goodbye to New York?

    Skye and Amanda read Goodbye To All That, a compilation of essays written by New Yorkers who have both loved and left New York. The two have a conversation from their opposing perspectives on NY; Amanda being ready to leave it and Skye still loving it. The conversation evolves and the ladies talk about when and why it could be time to move on from what is comfortable and what to consider when it comes to where you live.

    *Tune in for a special announcement*

    Books mentioned in this week’s episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop:
    Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving Leaving New York
    Check out what Skye & Amanda have been loving this week:
    Usher Tiny Desk
    Support Long Story Short and Local Bookstores:
    Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. 
    Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232
    Follow us online:
    Instagram: @LongStoryShortPod
    Twitter: @LSSpodcast
    Facebook: @LongStoryShortPod
    Email: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com
    *Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Long Story Short, You Can Keep House While Drowning

    Long Story Short, You Can Keep House While Drowning

    This week Skye and Amanda read, How to Keep House While Drowning: A Gentle Approach to Cleaning & Organizing, a book that teaches them how to move with ease and release the guilt of not being able to keep up by suggesting a life-changing approach to cleaning their homes. Therapist, KC Davis, gives a practical guide on that never ending to-do list while shifting the language and mindset around what mess and functionality can mean while also getting to the root of this programming. 
    Listen in to hear the ladies discuss how they plan to keep their heads above water when that “stress-mess” tries to engulf them to make their homes functional and feel like a sanctuary again. 
    Books mentioned in this week’s episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop:
    How to Keep House While Drowning: A Gentle Approach to Cleaning & Organizing 
    Check out what Skye & Amanda have been loving this week:
    Loot on Apple TV
    The Bear on FX
    Support Long Story Short and Local Bookstores:
    Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. 
    Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232
    Follow us online:
    Instagram: @LongStoryShortPod
    Twitter: @LSSpodcast
    Facebook: @LongStoryShortPod
    Email: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com
    *Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Long Story Short, This is How You Make Friends

    Long Story Short, This is How You Make Friends

    This week Skye and Amanda circle back on the topic of friendship and read an Atlantic article ‘The Six Forces That Fuel Friendship’ by Julie Beck, author of The Friendship Files, a series of 100 interviews with friends of all ages, lengths and dynamics. With the series coming to an end Beck gives her readers six recurring themes that she sees help form friendships and maintain them through the years: accumulation, attention, intention, ritual, imagination, and grace. 
    Listen in as Skye talks about what it has been like for her in these recent months of reconnecting with old friends and Amanda shares more on her new found desire to make new adult friends. 
    Books mentioned in this week’s episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop:
    Friending: Creating Meaningful, Lasting Adult Friendships
    Articles mentioned in this week’s episode:
    The Atlantic: The Six Forces That Fuel Friendship 
    The Atlantic: How Friendships Change in Adulthood


    Check out what Skye & Amanda have been loving this week:
    I Love That For You on Showtime TV
    Support Long Story Short and Local Bookstores:
    Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. 


    Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232
    Follow us online:
    Instagram: @LongStoryShortPod
    Twitter: @LSSpodcast
    Facebook: @LongStoryShortPod
    Email: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com
    *Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Long Story Short, It’s Time to Live Beyond Fear

    Long Story Short, It’s Time to Live Beyond Fear

    This week Skye and Amanda read a book that has come highly recommended by their peers, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert. The two break down Gilbert’s unique perspective on what it means and looks like to be creative; something she deems us all capable of if we live life in spite of the things that scare us. 
    Listen in to hear the ladies break down the difference between being fearless and brave, what bravery looks like and how it often sounds when we talk ourselves out of pursuing our interests. Learn about Gilbert’s views on the magical, energetic ways that ideas work and how we should decide which ones to go for and which ones to let go of. 
    Skye and Amanda each walk away with next steps they will take to cultivate a more creative life built from taking chances, staying inspired and having fun. 
    Books mentioned in this week’s episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop:
    Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
    Check out what Skye & Amanda have been loving this week:
    Boogie Down Bronx Honey
    Legendary on HBOMax
    Support Long Story Short and Local Bookstores:
    Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. 


    Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232
    Follow us online:
    Instagram: @LongStoryShortPod
    Twitter: @LSSpodcast
    Facebook: @LongStoryShortPod
    Email: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com
    *Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Long Story Short, Being 16 Really Was Sweet

    Long Story Short, Being 16 Really Was Sweet

    This week Skye and Amanda read This Time Tomorrow, a story about a New Yorker named Alice, who goes to sleep the night of her 40th birthday and wakes up back in 1996 on her 16th birthday. The ladies get inspired to consider what it would be like to be 16 again.
    Listen in to hear all about their 16th birthdays, what teen life was like for them and find out what they would do differently if they went back in time to the year 2004 to do it all over for a day. 


    Books mentioned in this week’s episode are linked to our Bookshop.org shop:
    This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub 


    Check out what Skye & Amanda have been loving this week:
    Severance on Apple TV
    Jean Michele Basquiat: King Pleasure Exhibit
    Dulce de leche recipe 
    Books Are Magic bookstore 


    Check out this episode’s Book EP for some of the top songs that Skye and Amanda were bumping at 16
    Support Long Story Short and Local Bookstores: 
    Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use the code LSSPODCAST when signing up for your first month of membership. 
    Long Story Short Hotline: (646) 543-6232
    Follow us online:
    Instagram: @LongStoryShortPod
    Twitter: @LSSpodcast
    Facebook: @LongStoryShortPod
    Email: info.longstoryshortpod@gmail.com
    *Purchasing books through Bookshop.org earns Long Story Short a small commission.

    • 1 hr 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

ImagineMe01 ,

New Subscriber

I absolutely love the podcast. Thanks you for the book recommendations and encouragement to read more.

hey i'm elizabeth 🐿 ,

we ❤️ skye and amanda in this house

this podcast has so many of my favorite things: sweet, hilarious, insightful, articulate best girlfriends who care about and appreciate books as much as they do each other. yall feel like my friends and i love being a fly on a wall to your conversations. thanks for doing such a great job w this podcast. take care yall!

AcireZitro ,

LSS Fam 4 Life lol

I recently started listening to this podcast and I must say it’s one of very few that has kept my attention. (I have the attention span of Dory from “Finding Nemo”.) This latest episode on healthy boundaries resonated with me tremendously. I’m looking forward to catching up on previous episodes as well as not so patiently waiting for new episodes lol. Great job ladies! Keep making reading cool to the masses.

Ps. Skye your voice is very soothing and calming so we definitely want to continue to hear your segments.

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