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Writer Zibby Owens, www.zibbyowens.com, mother of four, interviews authors about their work on this award-winning literary podcast.

Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books Zibby Owens

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Writer Zibby Owens, www.zibbyowens.com, mother of four, interviews authors about their work on this award-winning literary podcast.

    Victor Wooten, THE SPIRIT OF MUSIC: The Lesson Continues

    Victor Wooten, THE SPIRIT OF MUSIC: The Lesson Continues

    “Music is not about music. Music is about life. If we lose sight of what life is about, then our music suffers.” Grammy Award-winning musician Victor Wooten joins Zibby to talk about his new book, The Spirit of Music. The two discuss Victor’s rich cultural upbringing, the inspiration for his books, and the influence nature has on both his performances and his immersive music camp.


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    Tung Nguyen, Katherine Manning, and Lyn Nguyen, MANGO & PEPPERCORNS

    Tung Nguyen, Katherine Manning, and Lyn Nguyen, MANGO & PEPPERCORNS

    "The funny thing is, that's what we did as a family: some families take vacations, my family worked together." Lyn Nguyen talks with Zibby about her book, Mango and Peppercorns: A Memoir of Food, an Unlikely Family, and the American Dream, which she co-wrote with her mother Tung and her mother's business partner, Katherine Manning. Lyn shares stories about the mentalities her mother instilled in her, the relationship she has with Kathy ("she is, in many ways, my second mom"), and what life has been like at the family restaurant, Hy Vong, during the pandemic.


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    Emma Gannon, OLIVE

    Emma Gannon, OLIVE

    "I think most people do doubt their decisions. It's so human to just be like, 'Have I done the right thing here?'" Debut novelist and fellow podcaster Emma Gannon joins Zibby to talk about her shift from nonfiction to fiction writing, the research that helped to create her characters, and why she wanted to approach the weighty decision to have a child with lightness and humor.


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    Mark K. Shriver, 10 HIDDEN HEROES

    Mark K. Shriver, 10 HIDDEN HEROES

    "So many people in America focus on the concept of greatness, on power and prestige, and celebrity and money. I'm really interested in the folks who do the small things that make our communities click." Mark Shriver joins Zibby to discuss the everyday heroes who inspired his children's book, Hidden Heroes, as well as the lessons he continues to learn from his illustrious parents and the mentalities he hopes he has imparted on his own kids.
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    Lisa Gardner, BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED

    Lisa Gardner, BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED

    Lisa Gardner joins Zibby to discuss her latest thriller, Before She Disappeared, as well as how she grew attached to both the story and the novel's protagonist, Frankie. Lisa shares how her writing practice has shifted over her decades-long career and why she wants to tell different kinds of law enforcement stories. She also confessed to some high school antics!


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    Alison Bechdel, THE SECRET TO SUPERHUMAN STRENGTH

    Alison Bechdel, THE SECRET TO SUPERHUMAN STRENGTH

    "I was born in 1960, which is pretty much when, as a culture, we started exercising." Cartoonist and memoirist Alison Bechdel talks with Zibby about her latest book and the ways in which exercising has both reflected and shaped the stages of her life, from adopting new routines based on cultural trends to analyzing how exercise intersects with mortality. She touches on her family trauma and how that impacted her illustrations. 


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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
471 Ratings

471 Ratings

CMuchnick ,

Awesome podcast and growing platform

I am one of the late bloomers to discover Ziggy, and now that I have I am forever changed. Her work is inspiring, her tone is honest and real, and she makes things happen. Quickly. Ziggy doesn’t just talk the talk, she walks the walk. This podcast as well as her platforms and other projects in the pipeline make me her newest fan girl. The podcasts allow me to be a “fly on the wall” and sit in the room to eavesdrop on the conversations of so many amazing authors. Thanks, Zibby, for sharing and celebrating all of these authors with listeners. Now I just need enough hours my lifetime to read so many of these books! “Mom’s (truly) don’t have time!” But I will make and find more! Listen, rate and subscribe if you don’t already. It is a worthwhile use of the time you don’t have. :)

LaurenEdmondson ,

Love this podcast

Love the off the cuff convos Zibby has with authors about their books and lives. I always feel like I’m eavesdropping on two good friends.

mamurgoitio ,

Fun intro to books

Engaging, real conversations with authors about interesting books. Love Zibbey’s upbeat, honest fresh approach. How did she find time to read so much?

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