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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.

    S7 E25: Scott Hershovitz, Andy Dunn, and Clint Emerson

    S7 E25: Scott Hershovitz, Andy Dunn, and Clint Emerson

    S7E25: In this episode, meet professor of law and philosophy Scott Hershovitz, co-founder and former CEO of Bonobos Andy Dunn, and former Navy SEAL and founder of Escape the Wolf Clint Emerson. Tune in to hear what each of these authors is most excited for listeners to hear in their audiobooks. Enjoy!

    Nasty, Brutish, and Short by Scott Hershovitz: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/639701/nasty-brutish-and-short/

    Burn Rate by Andy Dunn: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/653309/burn-rate/

    The Rugged Life by Clint Emerson: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/688382/the-rugged-life/

    • 11 min
    S7 E24: AJ Jacobs, Emily Bingham, and Jazmyn Simon

    S7 E24: AJ Jacobs, Emily Bingham, and Jazmyn Simon

    S7E24: In this episode, meet journalist, lecturer, and puzzle-lover AJ Jacobs, writer Emily Bingham, and actress Jazmyn Simon. Press play to hear more about the specific moments that inspired these authors to write their books. Plus, learn about special features in the audiobook editions (audio-specific puzzles, anyone?). Enjoy!

    The Puzzler by A.J. Jacobs: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/622520/the-puzzler/

    My Old Kentucky Home by Emily Bingham: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/565771/my-old-kentucky-home/

    Most Perfect You by Jazmyn Simon: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/675731/most-perfect-you/

    • 13 min
    S7 E23: Julia Haart, Liz Fosslien, and Daniel Coyle

    S7 E23: Julia Haart, Liz Fosslien, and Daniel Coyle

    S7E23: In this episode, meet CEO, co-owner, and chief creative officer of Elite World Group Julia Haart, Head of Communications and Content at Humu Liz Fosslien, and author and advisor Daniel Coyle. Tune in to hear how each of these author’s personal experiences shaped and inspired their audiobooks. Enjoy!

    Brazen by Julia Haart: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/670348/brazen/

    Big Feelings by Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/672976/big-feelings/

    The Culture Playbook by Daniel Coyle: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/577065/the-culture-playbook/

    • 13 min
    S7 E22: Lilly Singh, Terry Crews, and Charles Booker.

    S7 E22: Lilly Singh, Terry Crews, and Charles Booker.

    S7 E22: In this episode, meet actress and creator Lilly Singh, actor Terry Crews, and former Kentucky State Representative Charles Booker. Listen in to hear about each of these authors incredible life stories, the hard personal work that served as inspiration for their audiobooks, and what they took away from their experiences reading their own words in the recording booth.

    Be a Triangle by Lilly Singh: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/675422/be-a-triangle/

    Tough by Terry Crews: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/667344/tough/

    From the Hood to the Holler by Charles Booker: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/678409/from-the-hood-to-the-holler/

    • 13 min
    S7 E21: Neelou Malekpour, Dylan Tomine, and Erin S. Lane

    S7 E21: Neelou Malekpour, Dylan Tomine, and Erin S. Lane

    S7 E21: In this episode, meet SMUDGED founder Neelou Malekpour, Patagonia ambassador and conservation advocate Dylan Tomine, and writer and theologian Erin S. Lane. Listen in to hear what inspired these authors to write their audiobooks, and what they’re most excited for audiobook listeners to hear.

    The Art of Sacred Smoke by Neelou Malekpour: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/664510/the-art-of-sacred-smoke/

    Headwaters by Dylan Tomine: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/705585/headwaters/

    Someone Other Than a Mother by Erin S. Lane: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/659757/someone-other-than-a-mother/

    • 12 min
    S7 E20: Andre Henry, Christine Emba, and Susie Wise

    S7 E20: Andre Henry, Christine Emba, and Susie Wise

    S7 E20: In this episode, meet award-winning musician, writer, and activist Andre Henry, Washington Post columnist Christine Emba, and designer and teacher Susie Wise. Listen in to learn about how these authors are working within their specific disciplines—racial justice, sexual ethics, and community-centered design--to create a better, more equitable world.

    All the White Friends I Couldn't Keep by Andre Henry: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/673889/all-the-white-friends-i-couldnt-keep/

    Rethinking Sex by Christine Emba: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/622579/rethinking-sex/

    Design for Belonging by Susie Wise and Stanford d.school: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/623451/design-for-belonging/

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

MarshJiv ,

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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