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Before you go spend your hard-earned money on a book - listen to the 'What's In The Words" podcast.

Steve Canal & AJ Joiner dissect one book at a time, talk about the author, share ideas on how the book might (or might not) be helpful, and even break down the stories so you will know if the book is a good fit for you.

What's in the Words AJ Joiner, Steve Canal

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Before you go spend your hard-earned money on a book - listen to the 'What's In The Words" podcast.

Steve Canal & AJ Joiner dissect one book at a time, talk about the author, share ideas on how the book might (or might not) be helpful, and even break down the stories so you will know if the book is a good fit for you.

    Attachments: Good & Bad

    Attachments: Good & Bad

    Building on the principles found in his father’s best-selling book (The Four Agreements) Don Miguel Ruiz Jr. invites us to gauge how attached we are to our own viewpoint.  In The Five Levels of Attachment, we gain awareness of agreements implicitly made across the years – agreements that shape our reality and affect our future.  We are further shown how to release those which no longer reflect who we really are.

    • 13 min
    The KKK Cash Cow

    The KKK Cash Cow

    There are few topics that can get AJ and Steve riled up a bit... but the marketing of the KKK and the selling of hate - at the expense of millions of black and brown people being killed... is a surefire way to ruffle feathers.

    In this episode, we pull the covers back on the KKK, their stronghold in Atlanta (which was KKK Ground Zero) and how PR and publicity along with the racist fabrics woven into America was the perfect combination for what has been a thorn in the sides of black and brown people for over a century.

    This controversial book shed light in ways we never imagined.

    It's definitely worth the read, especially in today's politically charged climate where the GOP has openly embraced hate as a tactic.

    Selling Hate by Dale Laackman is definitely intriguing - to put it lightly.

    • 23 min
    Find the Yes

    Find the Yes

    Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher and William Ury is a practical guide to negotiating more effectively whether you’re haggling over a price, negotiating for a pay increase, or debating how to divide the housework. The authors propose an alternative to traditional adversarial bargaining, which often results in unfair agreements and strained relationships. Principled negotiation, by contrast, aims to reach wise and fair agreements efficiently and civilly. In addition to walking you through their method, the authors offer numerous tips and techniques for handling challenging negotiations. Anyone can use their method, under any circumstances.

    • 12 min
    The Myth of America

    The Myth of America

    On the last episode of 2020, @stevecanal and @ajjoiner unpack American Rule by @JYSexton, and it's a banger.

    Jared puts America on blast and deconstructs the myth of the God-ordained America - which supposedly brings democracy to every nation it touched.


    We all know this is far from the truth of America but he does a fantastic job of showing us how America became who she is today and how the country was perfectly teed up for one Donald J. Trump.

    Take a listen and as usual, leave your feedback on this episode and share with friends.

    • 25 min
    Becoming a Superior Man

    Becoming a Superior Man

    Listen to today's episode as @stevecanal & @ajjoiner break down The Way of the Superior Man by @daviddeida.live. This book presents the ultimate challenge—and reward—for today’s man: to “unify heart and spine” through the full expression of consciousness and love in the infinite openness of the present moment.   Are you up to the challenge?

    • 21 min
    The Self Assured Heroine

    The Self Assured Heroine

    Author Anna Nyakana takes you on a journey with Niya Zuri as she leads her friends on a breathtaking and exciting trek through time as they take on dinosaurs, help ancient princes, and evade suspicious royal guards.

    The children learn to problem solve, lean on each other and deal with adversity  - all skills every child needs in our world today.

    Check out this engaging conversation between @stevecanal, @ajjoiner and the author @niya_zuri - on today's episode!

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Sirsharpe ,

Engaging and informative

I enjoyed listening to the podcast. The concept is creative: (reviewing books and providing insight). The hosts are articulate, insightful and down to earth. I am a fan

Hrrdidfhd ,

Definitely A Bookworm Show!

I am so enjoying this podcast! A self proclaimed bookworm, I am loving the dialogue between you guys and it is nice to hear two Black men share their thoughts on current literary publications. Keep up the great work.

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