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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 • 20 Ratings

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

    S9 E4: Manjula Martin, Moshe Kasher, and Noah Kagan

    S9 E4: Manjula Martin, Moshe Kasher, and Noah Kagan

    In this episode, meet writer and editor Manjula Martin, stand-up comedian, writer, and actor Moshe Kasher, and entrepreneur and CEO of AppSumo Noah Kagan. Tune in to hear which passages were their favorites to record, and which author’s book inspired them to take up DJing.

    The Last Fire Season by Manjula Martin
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/711111/the-last-fire-season-by-manjula-martin/9780593786154/

    Subculture Vulture by Moshe Kasher
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/668961/subculture-vulture-by-moshe-kasher/9780593790045/

    Million Dollar Weekend by Noah Kagan
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/706238/million-dollar-weekend-by-noah-kagan-with-tahl-raz/9780593789346/

    • 20 min
    S9 E3: Molly Roden Winter, Uché Blackstock, MD, and Brandi Sellerz-Jackson

    S9 E3: Molly Roden Winter, Uché Blackstock, MD, and Brandi Sellerz-Jackson

    In this episode, meet writer Molly Roden Winter, physician and healthcare thought leader Dr. Uché Blackstock, and storyteller and birth and postpartum doula Brandi Sellerz-Jackson. Listen to hear how Roden and Sellerz-Jackson wrote the books they needed years ago, and which chapter Dr. Blackstock is most excited for listeners to hear.

    More by Molly Roden Winter
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/717078/more-a-memoir-of-open-marriage-by-molly-roden-winter/9780593786116/

    Legacy by Uché Blackstock, MD
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/705871/legacy-by-uche-blackstock-md/9780593822319/

    On Thriving by Brandi Sellerz-Jackson
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/692460/on-thriving-by-brandi-sellerz-jackson/9780593668870/

    • 14 min
    S9 E2: Cole Arthur Riley, Sharon Brous, and Dr. Mariel Buqué

    S9 E2: Cole Arthur Riley, Sharon Brous, and Dr. Mariel Buqué

    In this episode, meet writer and poet Cole Arthur Riley, senior rabbi of IKAR Sharon Brous, and psychologist and professor Dr. Mariel Buqué. Press play to hear how these authors describe their recording processes, and how they felt hearing their words aloud.

    Black Liturgies by Cole Arthur Riley:
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/721989/black-liturgies-by-cole-arthur-riley/audio

    The Amen Effect by Sharon Brous:
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/720048/the-amen-effect-by-sharon-brous/audio

    Break the Cycle by Dr. Mariel Buqué:
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/714176/break-the-cycle-by-dr-mariel-buque/audio

    • 16 min
    S9 E1: Madeline Pendleton, Judson Brewer, and Jessica McCabe

    S9 E1: Madeline Pendleton, Judson Brewer, and Jessica McCabe

    In this episode meet CEO and founder of Tunnel Vision Madeline Pendleton, addiction psychiatrist and neuroscientist Judson Brewer, and creator, writer, and star of the YouTube channel How to ADHD Jessica McCabe. Tune in to hear the wide variety of friends, actors, and authors they would cast if they hadn’t narrated their books themselves, and more.

    I Survived Capitalism and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt by Madeline Pendleton
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/722726/i-survived-capitalism-and-all-i-got-was-this-lousy-t-shirt-by-madeline-pendleton/

    The Hunger Habit by Judson Brewer
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/720045/the-hunger-habit-by-judson-brewer/

    How to ADHD by Jessica McCabe
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/710890/how-to-adhd-by-jessica-mccabe/

    • 16 min
    S8 E42: Amanda Kuda, Grace Hawthorne, and Patrick Bet-David

    S8 E42: Amanda Kuda, Grace Hawthorne, and Patrick Bet-David

    In this episode, meet life coach Amanda Kuda, entrepreneur and Stanford d. school professor Grace Hawthorne, and founder and CEO of the Valuetainment YouTube Channel, Patrick Bet-David. Listen in to hear what inspired these authors to write their books, what it was like to record their audiobooks, and what they are most excited for listeners to hear.

    Unbottled Potential by Amanda Kuda
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/704927/unbottled-potential-by-amanda-kuda/9780593786581/

    Make Possibilities Happen by Grace Hawthorne
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/623526/make-possibilities-happen-by-grace-hawthorne-and-stanford-dschool-designed-by-celia-leung/9780593860465/

    Choose Your Enemies Wisely by Patrick Bet-David
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/725680/choose-your-enemies-wisely-by-patrick-bet-david-with-greg-dinkin/9780593791660/

    • 16 min
    S8 E41: Joe Nocera, Tracy K. Smith, and Lesley-Ann Noel

    S8 E41: Joe Nocera, Tracy K. Smith, and Lesley-Ann Noel

    In this episode, meet journalist Joe Nocera, poet and educator Tracy K. Smith, and Assistant Professor of Design Studies Lesley-Ann Noel. Tune in to hear about each of these authors’ experiences in the recording booth, and what they hope listeners will learn from their audiobooks.

    The Big Fail by Joe Nocera and Bethany McLean: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/670529/the-big-fail-by-joe-nocera-and-bethany-mclean/audio

    To Free the Captives by Tracy K. Smith:
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/706866/to-free-the-captives-by-tracy-k-smith/audio

    Design Social Change by Lesley-Ann Noel and Stanford d.school:
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/623527/design-social-change-by-lesley-ann-noel-and-stanford-dschool/audio

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 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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