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A podcast about authors reading their audiobooks from Penguin Random House Audio.

This Is the Author Penguin Random House Audio

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 19 Ratings

A podcast about authors reading their audiobooks from Penguin Random House Audio.

    S6 E33: Tyler Knott Gregson, Jeffrey Marsh, and Rodney Scott

    S6 E33: Tyler Knott Gregson, Jeffrey Marsh, and Rodney Scott

    S6 E33: In this episode, meet poet and artist Tyler Knott Gregson, Internet superstar Jeffrey Marsh, and James Beard Award-winning chef Rodney Scott. Summer is about to begin, and it's time for fresh and feel-good listens. Hear poet Tyler Knott Gregson on the importance of light after a dark year, Jeffrey Marsh on his audio workbook for self-esteem, and chef and BBQ king Rodney Scott on the best BBQ tips---and most importantly, staying true to your dreams.

    Illumination by Tyler Knott Gregson: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/580493/illumination/

    How to Be You by Jeffrey Marsh: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/536846/how-to-be-you/

    Rodney Scott's World of BBQ by Rodney Scott and Lolis Eric Elie: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/659523/rodney-scotts-world-of-bbq/

    • 14 min
    S6 E32: Jennifer Barrett, Ali Kriegsman, and Steve Dalton

    S6 E32: Jennifer Barrett, Ali Kriegsman, and Steve Dalton

    S6 E32: In this episode, meet Acorns CEO Jennifer Barrett, Bulletin co-founder Ali Kriegsman, and career consultant Steve Dalton. Whether your goal is financial independence, closing on a job interview, or starting your own business (or empire) from scratch, you'll want to hear from these career pros-turned-authors. Plus, find out what it was like for them to get behind the mic in the audiobook studio.

    Think Like a Breadwinner by Jennifer Barrett: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/653657/think-like-a-breadwinner/

    How to Build a Goddamn Empire by Ali Kriegsman: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/670004/how-to-build-a-goddamn-empire/

    The Job Closer by Steve Dalton: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/608727/the-job-closer/

    • 18 min
    S6 E31: Martha Beck and Gina Hamadey

    S6 E31: Martha Beck and Gina Hamadey

    S6 E31: In this episode, meet life coach and speaker Martha Beck and writer and editor Gina Hamadey. These two authors share a desire to help listeners discover happiness. Now, listen in as they talk about their audiobooks and their recording experience.

    The Way of Integrity by Martha Beck: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/636189/the-way-of-integrity/

    I Want to Thank You by Gina Hamadey: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/634179/i-want-to-thank-you/

    • 10 min
    S6 E30: Patrick Radden Keefe, Mira Sethi, and Michelle Zauner

    S6 E30: Patrick Radden Keefe, Mira Sethi, and Michelle Zauner

    S6 E30: In this episode, meet writer and investigative journalist Patrick Radden Keefe, actor and writer Mira Sethi, and musician Michelle Zauner. Whether it’s an explosive investigation, a lyrical collection of short stories, or a deeply personal exploration of grief, each of these authors stepped behind the mic to share their work. Hear what the experience was like for each of them.

    Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/612861/empire-of-pain/

    Are You Enjoying? by Mira Sethi: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/554939/are-you-enjoying/

    Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/612676/crying-in-h-mart/

    • 12 min
    S6 E29: Quiara Alegria Hudes, Brandi Carlile, and Senator Mazie Hirono

    S6 E29: Quiara Alegria Hudes, Brandi Carlile, and Senator Mazie Hirono

    S6 E29: In this episode, meet Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile, and the first Asian-American woman to serve in the U.S. Senate, Senator Mazie Hirono. Listen in as these authors describe how—and why—they were each inspired to share their remarkable life stories.

    In the Heights by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes and Jeremy McCarter: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/646567/in-the-heights/

    Broken Horses by Brandi Carlile: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/646571/broken-horses/

    Heart of Fire by Mazie K. Hirono: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/636264/heart-of-fire/

    • 13 min
    S6 E28: Cookie Hiponia Everman, Ali Stroker, and Rachel Wenitsky

    S6 E28: Cookie Hiponia Everman, Ali Stroker, and Rachel Wenitsky

    S6 E28: In this episode, meet writer Cookie Hiponia Everman, actress Ali Stroker, and comedy writer and actor Rachel Wenitsky. Discover how each of these childrens' book authors uniquely experienced what it was like to bring their written words to life in the recording booth.

    We Belong by Cookie Hiponia Everman: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/645848/we-belong/

    The Chance to Fly by Ali Stroker and Stacy Davidowitz: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/679041/the-chance-to-fly/

    Good Dogs on a Bad Day by Rachel Wenitsky and David Sidorov: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/622066/good-dogs-on-a-bad-day/

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

JMurney ,

OBSESSED

As an author that is about to record her audio book...this has made me feel way more confident aka it's ok to misprounce words and not be perfect. Binging on this today...so cool!

nmcnallen ,

Insightful View Into The Creative Process

I’ve always wondered what exactly goes into the recording of an audiobook (especially when the author is given the opportunity to read their own work, how they intended it). This podcast provides an interesting glimpse into the types of creative decisions authors make when reading their work, as well as what goes through their minds when they set out to record. Lots of cool behind-the-scenes info!

NRD984 ,

Fun idea for a book podcast!

So interesting to think about author's telling their stories out loud and all that goes into recording an audiobook! Also a clever way of getting authors to talk about their personal stories and not just what the book is about. Lots of great "behind the scenes" moments!

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