In this podcast, TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager brings you intimate, entertaining, and revealing conversations with her favorite writers. Hear from authors as they share their creative process, their love of books, and what inspires them to share their stories with the world. Join Jenna as she continues her mission to connect readers, create conversations and share her love of reading. Follow ‘Read with Jenna’ for new episodes every week.
Helen Ellis: “Marriage Is Play”
Essayist Helen Ellis joins Jenna Bush Hager to talk about the secrets to a successful long-term relationship, drawing from Ellis’ newest release, “Kiss Me in the Coral Lounge: Intimate Confessions from a Happy Marriage".
Kate DiCamillo: "I Learned to Live in My Imagination”
Kate DiCamillo didn’t let 473 rejection letters stop her. The author fills Jenna Bush Hager in on her journey to becoming the bestselling children’s book author behind stories like “Because of Winn Dixie” and “Mercy Watson.”
R.L. Stine: "I Never Planned to Be Scary ... I Was Always Funny"
R.L. Stine sits down with Jenna Bush Hager to discuss his popular “Goosebumps” series and how his spooky stories have impacted young readers around the world.
Jerry Seinfeld: “The Fun Is in the Ordinary”
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld and Jenna Bush Hager catch up over a cup of coffee to discuss his hit Netflix show “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” and the book it inspired. A laugh-filled conversation ensues.
Margaret Atwood: "We All Have Bits of Hopefulness Built In"
Acclaimed author Margaret Atwood joins Jenna Bush Hager for an exclusive interview about her recent book "Old Babes in the Wood," a collection of 15 short stories. Plus, she talks about her dystopian classic "The Handmaid's Tale" and reveals she's writing a new memoir.
Amor Towles: "All From a Message in a Bottle"
Jenna Bush Hager sits down with best-selling author Amor Towles at the Aspen Ideas Festival to talk about his journey from banker to writer and his unique storytelling process.
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I love to read but now that I listen to Jenna I’m finding new authors and love finding books that I don’t normally go towards.
Jenna is so genuine and the interviews are not forced but entertaining conversations that give me great insight into their lives.
I have been counting the days for your reading podcast, Jenna. It’s all that I hoped for and more! I enjoy your noninterruption to the guest and yet you can easily sneak in a question or two. Really looking forward to more of your podcast! Thank you -Laura.