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The BreakPoint Podcast
Popular Opinion Is a Bad Argument

The BreakPoint Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 1:07


More than 700 authors and publishing agents have signed an open letter to Penguin Random House demanding the publisher cancel a book deal with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett. 

Retire As You Desire
Retirement and Taxes with David McKnight (Part 2)

Retire As You Desire

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 13:34


Have you heard of America's fiscal condition? How do you feel about the President's new tax legislation?   Bill talks with bestselling author, podcast host, and business owner David McKnight. Together they talk about the importance of bumping up your tax conversions, the current status of the American currency and its fiscal condition, and what changes David suggests to the fiscal policy if he were in charge and tasked to help with the gap.   David McKnight has helped put thousands of Americans on the road to the zero percent tax bracket for more than 22 years. He has made frequent appearances in Forbes, USA Today, New York Times, Fox Business, CBS Radio, Bloomberg Radio, Huffington Post, Reuters, CNBC, Yahoo Finance, Nasdaq.com, Investor's Business Daily, Kiplinger's, MarketWatch, and numerous other national publications.   His bestselling book The Power of Zero has sold over 250,000 copies, and Penguin Random House published the updated and revised version. This book was recently made into a full-length documentary film entitled The Power of Zero: The Tax Train Is Coming. As the President of David McKnight & Company, he mentors hundreds of financial advisors from across the country who specialize in the Power of Zero retirement approach.     Find David and learn about him at: Web: https://davidmcknight.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thepowerofzero/ The Power Of Zero Show: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-power-of-zero-show/id1441026169 FB: https://www.facebook.com/davidmcknightandcompany    Show notes: [0:01] On Pres. Biden's new tax legislation [4:00] What will David do to fix the fiscal condition of the country [8:32] The importance of Roth IRA conversion [11:41] Bumping UP your tax conversion [12:45] The Infinity Code — the details       Connect with Bill Bloom  Web: https://www.bloomfinancialco.com/ https://bloomfinancialco.kartra.com/page/bNJ87 Email: bill@bloomfinancial.us  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bloomfinancial/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/retireasyoudesirepodcast   Securities and investment advisory services offered through Woodbury Financial Services, Inc. (WFS) member FINRA/SIPC. WFS. is separately owned and other entities and/or marketing names, products or services referenced here are independent of WFS.   Views expressed in this podcast are for general informational purposes only and are not intended to provide or be a substitute for specific professional financial, tax or legal advice or recommendations for any individuals. Information is based on sources believed to be reliable; however, their accuracy or completeness cannot be guaranteed.

#Millennial: Pretend Adulting, Real Talk
S8 Ep43: Ticketmaster, Monopolies, and Biden's Promise To Tackle Junk Fees

#Millennial: Pretend Adulting, Real Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 77:46


Welcome to #Millennial, the home of pretend adulting and real talk! Of course Elon couldn't resist amping up Twitter drama during the Thanksgiving holiday, and we reminisce about the Twitter apocalypse that wasn't. On this week's episode we're doing a deep dive on Ticketmaster, Live Nation, Antitrust laws, and the Biden Justice Department working to address the issue of monopolies. First, all due credit to Taylor Swift, whose Ticketmaster debacle inspired this conversation. We don't know for sure if Biden and Garland are Swifties, but we do know the Department of Justice had already launched an antitrust inquiry into Live Nation Entertainment before Ticketmaster shit the bed on presale tickets for Swift's tour. The Justice Department allowed the merger of Live Nation and Ticketmaster in 2010, despite cries from the music world and consumers that a monopoly would result. And they were right.  Artists like Ed Sheeran and Garth Brooks have tried to fight back against price gouging and scalping, but with the broad control Live Nation Entertainment has over the live music entertainment market, it will take so much more to truly address these issues. The Biden Justice Department has had surprising success preventing the recent attempted merger of publishing houses Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster. Interested in reading more about monopolies and antitrust law? Check out these resources: AT&T Antitrust cases, American Tobacco Company, and more reading on PRH+S&S. The Biden Administration also announced that they're looking to fight 'junk fees' to help fight inflation, beginning with new guidance making it illegal for banks to charge overdraft fees when bank or ATM statements show sufficient balances at the time of a transaction. What junk fees do we want to see the administration take on next? This week's episode is sponsored by Expedition Roasters (https://www.expeditionroasters.com and use code COFFEEGEEKS for 15% off your order). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors! And in this week's installment of After Dark, available on Patreon: Since millennials know how to lose their online social media presence, let's explore the social media alternatives to Twitter. We look at popular alternatives Mastodon and Hive. Their platforms may be promising, but will their audiences keep growing? Our gripe: how are we supposed to find our friends and other connections on these new platforms? Pam shows Andrew a Tiktok hack that reveals something surprising!

Jason in the House
Unraveling The Rise Of Social Media Influence With Brent Bozell

Jason in the House

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 56:19


On this episode, Jason criticizes the expansion of Canada's assisted suicide law to include the mentally ill and possibly minors. Then, he highlights the stupid by condemning the Biden Administration's funding of drag shows in Ecuador, and the immense backlash behind Justice Amy Coney Barrett's book deal with Penguin Random House. Later, Jason sits down with the Founder and President of Media Research Center, Brent Bozell for a conversation on the exploitive tactics of social media companies to influence public thinking. Brent shares his thoughts on Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter and the role that prominent social media outlets have played in elections. Then, Jason and Brent compare the media tactics of Democrats versus Republicans in persuading voters. Keep up with Jason on Twitter: @jasoninthehouse Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Lead With We
Paul Hawken & Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation

Lead With We

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 44:24


It's hard to overstate Paul Hawken's contribution to transforming the relationship between humanity, business and the natural world. His books and leadership have built the foundation and laid out the roadmap for how we work together to address the climate crisis. It was a privilege to speak with him about his new book: Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation. Paul Hawken Paul Hawken starts ecological businesses, writes about nature and commerce, and consults with heads of state and CEOs on climatic, economic and ecological regeneration. He has appeared on numerous media including the Today Show, Talk of the Nation, Bill Maher, CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose, and others, and his work has been profiled or featured in hundreds of articles including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Newsweek, Washington Post, Forbes, and Business Week. He has written nine books including five national and New York Times bestsellers: Growing a Business, The Next Economy, The Ecology of Commerce, Blessed Unrest and Drawdown. He is published in 30 languages and his books are available in over 80 countries having sold more than two million copies. His last book, Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming debuted on April 18, 2017 as a New York Times bestseller and is currently in seventeen other languages. He is the founder of Project Drawdown, which worked with over two hundred scholars, students, scientists, researchers, and activists to map, measure, and model the one hundred most substantive solutions that can cumulatively reverse global warming. He is the founder of Regeneration.org and his new book, Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation, is published by Penguin Random House launching September 21st, 2021.   This episode of Lead With We was produced and edited by Goal 17 Media and is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify. You can also watch episodes on YouTube at WeFirstTV.   Resources Learn more about Paul's work at regeneration.org Connect with Paul on LinkedIn For case studies and other free resources about purposeful business, go to WeFirstBranding.com Simon's new book, Lead With We, is now available for pre-order on Amazon, Google Books and Barnes & Noble. Check it out!

TILT Parenting: Raising Differently Wired Kids
TPP 313: Dr. Devorah Heitner on Online Safety and Internet “Rabbit Holes” and Differently Wired Kids

TILT Parenting: Raising Differently Wired Kids

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 42:23 Transcription Available


Today is an important conversation about online communities and internet rabbit holes. And I felt pulled to tackle this topic for the show because I know that the past few years in particularly has been a time where differently wired kids have been a) spending a LOT more time online and connecting with people they may not have even meant in real life, and b) doing their identity development largely online as a result of COVID. And I also know that this can put our kids, and us as their parents and caregivers, in challenging positions as we navigate a seemingly endless stream of discourse that may lead our kids down the wrong paths.So I asked my friend and screen and tech expert Dr. Devorah Heitner to join me for a frank and open conversation about it all. We talked about the ways differently wired kids might be exposed to harmful content, and why our kids may be more susceptible to toxic or unhealthy virtual rabbit holes in the first place, the popular places where teens and kids are hanging out the most right now, the way our kids' worldview and their brain development is impacted they content their engaging with, and what we parents might not know that we should know about regarding this topic. About Dr. Devorah HeitnerDr. Devorah Heitner is the author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World and her book on navigating Privacy and Reputation with kids and teens, Growing Up in Public will be out in 2023 with Penguin Random House.Dr. Heitner's work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and CNN Opinion. She has a Ph.D. in Media/Technology & Society from Northwestern University and has taught at DePaul and Northwestern.  Things you'll learn from this episodeWhy differently wired kids are more vulnerable to Internet rabbit holesThe places online where today's teens and kids are hanging out the most right nowWhether it's possible to set up controls to manage the type of contents kids are accessing on sites like RedditThe way our kids' worldview and their brain development is impacted by engaging with potentially toxic contentWhat parents don't know about what's going on with their kids and the way that they're accessing contentResources mentioned for Unmasking AutismDevorah Heitner's websitePhonewise Boot Camp Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World by Dr. Devorah HeitnerDevorah's TEDx Talk, The Challenges of Raising a Digital NativeDevorah on TwitterDevorah on Instagram Support the showConnect with Tilt Parenting Visit Tilt Parenting Take the free 7-Day Challenge Read a chapter of Differently Wired Follow Tilt on Twitter & Instagram

Förlagspodden
Avsnitt 166. Vi nördar ner oss i siffror, avslutar historien om det som blev Penguin Random House stora nederlag, följer Spotifys lansering av sin ljudbokstjänst och Audibles test av strömmandeplattform, synar världens snabbaste etablering av ljudbö

Förlagspodden

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 38:45


Avsnitt 166: Förläggaren, som är en siffernörd, stör sig på en trubbig redovisning av tillståndet i branschen och påpekar att han inte är så snygg som det ser ut. I slutändan står Penguin Random House som förlorare när föremålet för deras kärlek, Simon & Schuster i USA, hoppar av affären som stoppades i domstol. Ingen överklagan och ett saftigt skadestånd till S&S ser inte så snyggt. Vi synar det, troligen, sista kapitlet i den långa historien. Spotify slår på trumman för sin ljudbokssatsning som ser ut som en liten puff om ni frågar oss. Samtidigt satsar Audible på strömmande format i världens folkrikaste land. Vi inleder vår rapport från Finland med fokus på ljudböcker och lär oss, bland annat, att Finland är på väg att springa om Sverige. Om man räknar lyssning per capita.   00 28 – Förlagsspecialen plus 10 51 – Så tog det slut, till slut 14 40 – Spotify låtsas som ingenting 19 22 – Rapport från Helsingfors 1 26 28 – Samtal med Sari Forsström

Books Are Pop Culture
BAPC | Episode 62 | "Whole Lotta Feelings"

Books Are Pop Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 59:28


Another Monday edition of Books Are Pop Culture is here and Reggie and Akili are discussing some interesting book news. They touch on Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster, once again, since they REALLY aren't becoming a thing now. They also touch on what Twitter is becoming and why Literary Twitter will be just fine whether they stay or end up having to leave—among other things! Reggie's Open Water Write-Up Join The Fellowship—BAPC's Patreon Community Follow BAPC on Instagram Shop BAPC's Bookshop

Keen On Democracy
Fred Hogge on An Icy Truth: How We've Used Cold to Transform Humanity and Destroy the Environment

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 28:16


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Fred Hogge, co-author of Of Ice and Men: How We've Used Cold to Transform Humanity. Fred Hogge is a historian and film-maker who has long been in the business of storytelling. As a ghost-writer he has collaborated on books ranging from the history of cocktails to how the ancient Chinese art of Wing Tsun can be applied to modern businesses such as Penguin Random House and Hachette. Fred is British by birth and lives in Thailand. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

RNZ: Nine To Noon
Book review: The Rabbit Hutch by Tess Gunty

RNZ: Nine To Noon

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 4:18


Ray Shipley from Scorpio Books in Christchurch reviews The Rabbit Hutch by Tess Gunty, published by Penguin Random House

Future Histories
S02E34 - tante zu Crypto-Imaginaries und alternativen technologischen Infrastrukturen

Future Histories

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 95:28


tante wirft einen kritischen Blick auf die Imaginationen der Krypto-Szene und entwirft die Umrisse alternativer technologischer Infrastrukturen. Korrektur: In der Anmoderation erwähne ich (Jan) die Krypto-Trading Plattform FTX und sage, sie sei vor dem Zusammenbruch die größte Krypto-Trading Plattform gewesen. Das stimmt nicht. Sie war die zweit oder drittgrößte. Die größte ist Binance. Entschuldigt den Fehler. Kollaborative Podcast-Transkription Wenn ihr Future Histories durch eure Mitarbeit an der kollaborativen Transkription der Episoden unterstützen wollt, dann meldet euch unter: transkription@futurehistories.today FAQ zur kollaborativen Podcast-Transkription: shorturl.at/eL578   Shownotes tantes Website: https://tante.cc/ tante bei Mastodon: @tante@mastodon.social tante auf Twitter: https://twitter.com/tante  Weitere Shownotes Für die "global critical conversation about all things crypto" siehe den großartigen Crypto Syllabus: https://the-crypto-syllabus.com/ Blockchain Ethereum: https://ethereum.org/de/ Golumbia, David. 2016. The Politics of Bitcoin: Software as Right-Wing Extremism. University of Minnesota Press.: https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/the-politics-of-bitcoin Sam Bankman-Fried (Wikipedia): https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Bankman-Fried BBC Artikel zu Sam Bankman-Fried: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-63612489 Curtis Yarvin (Wikipedia): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtis_Yarvin Luddismus (Wikipedia): https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luddismus Ben Tarnoff: https://www.bentarnoff.com/ Tarnoff, Ben. 2022. Internet for the People: The Fight for Our Digital Future. Verso Books.: https://www.versobooks.com/books/3927-internet-for-the-people Barlow, John Perry. 1994. The declaration of independence of cyberspace.: https://www.eff.org/de/cyberspace-independence Vinsel, Lee, & Andrew L. Russell. 2020. The innovation delusion: How our obsession with the new has disrupted the work that matters most. Penguin Random House.: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/576816/the-innovation-delusion-by-lee-vinsel-and-andrew-l-russell/ David Graeber (Wikipedia): https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Graeber C. Thi Nguyen: https://objectionable.net/ Nguyen, C. Thi. 2020. Games: Agency as art. Oxford University Press, USA.: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/games-9780190052089?cc=at&lang=en&   Weitere Future Histories Episoden S02E28 | Marcus Meindel zum Global Commoning System: https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s02/e28-marcus-meindel-zum-global-commoning-system/ S02E26 | Andrea Vetter zu Degrowth und Technologie: https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s02/e26-andrea-vetter-zu-degrowth-und-technologie/ S02E20 | Trebor Scholz on Platform Cooperativism: https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s02/e20-trebor-scholz-on-platform-cooperativism/ S02E07 | Simon Schaupp zu Technopolitik von unten: https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s02/e07-simon-schaupp-zu-technopolitik-von-unten/ S02E04 | Vincent August zu technologischem Regieren: https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s02/e04-vincent-august-zu-technologischem-regieren/  S01E06 | Jaya Klara Brekke on the Political in Blockchain: https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e06-jaya-klara-brekke-on-the-political-in-blockchain/ Wenn euch Future Histories gefällt, dann erwägt doch bitte eine Unterstützung auf Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/join/FutureHistories? Schreibt mir unter office@futurehistories.today und diskutiert mit auf Twitter (#FutureHistories): https://twitter.com/FutureHpodcast oder auf Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/FutureHistories/ www.futurehistories.today   Episode Keywords: #Podcast, #FutureHistories, #tante, #JanGroos, #Interview, #Technologie, #Luddismus, #Blockchain, #Cyberspace, #Crypto, #Ethereum, #Bitcoin, #NFT, #Demokratie, #Kryptowährung, #Web3, #Software, #Cyberspace, #SamBankmanFried, #Opensource,

Down to Business English: Business News to Improve your Business English

Dez Morgan reports to Skip Montreux on the Merger and Acquisition between Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster that was recently blocked by a US court. Why were the two publishers trying to merge? Why did a US court prohibit the merger? Will the companies appeal the decision? Listen in to learn the answers to these questions and more. Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Contact Skip, Dez, and Samantha at downtobusinessenglish@gmail.com Follow Skip & Dez Skip Montreux on Linkedin Skip Montreux on Instagram Skip Montreux on Twitter Skip Montreux on Facebook Dez Morgan on Twitter RSS Feed

Nice Games Club
"Time is just a search bar away."

Nice Games Club

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2022


It's the show's sixth anniversary! To celebrate, Stephen, Mark, and Ellen play two "talky talky" games on the air:  Where Should We Begin: A Game of Stories by Esther Perel, and Hypertheticals by Chuck Klosterman. These games offer your hosts some interesting discussion prompts, with interesting results. Episode 280, a recent one in which we talked about journaling. "Two bits of goop.""Baldric" in literature and culture - Wikipedia Where Should We Begin? A Game of Stories 0:08:49 Ellen Burns-JohnsonPhysical GamesWhere Should We Begin? A Game of Stories - Esther PerelThe Mousetrap - Agatha Christie, WikipediaThree ways to improvise an arm sling - John Godino, Alpine Savvy Hypertheticals 0:49:47 Ellen Burns-JohnsonPhysical GamesHypertheticals - Chuck Klosterman, Penguin Random House

RNZ: Nine To Noon
Book review: Unstoppable Us, Volume 1 by Yuval Noah Harari

RNZ: Nine To Noon

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 5:38


Sonja De Friez reviews Unstoppable Us, Volume 1 by Yuval Noah Harari, published by Penguin Random House

Retire As You Desire
Retirement and Taxes with David McKnight (Part 1)

Retire As You Desire

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 16:28


Have you heard of America's fiscal condition? How do you feel about the President's new tax legislation?   Bill talks with bestselling author, podcast host, and business owner David McKnight. Together they talk about the importance of bumping up your tax conversions, the current status of the American currency and its fiscal condition, and what changes David suggests to the fiscal policy if he were in charge and tasked to help with the gap.   David McKnight has helped put thousands of Americans on the road to the zero percent tax bracket for more than 22 years. He has made frequent appearances in Forbes, USA Today, New York Times, Fox Business, CBS Radio, Bloomberg Radio, Huffington Post, Reuters, CNBC, Yahoo Finance, Nasdaq.com, Investor's Business Daily, Kiplinger's, MarketWatch, and numerous other national publications.   His bestselling book The Power of Zero has sold over 250,000 copies, and Penguin Random House published the updated and revised version. This book was recently made into a full-length documentary film entitled The Power of Zero: The Tax Train Is Coming. As the President of David McKnight & Company, he mentors hundreds of financial advisors from across the country who specialize in the Power of Zero retirement approach.     Find David and learn about him at: Web: https://davidmcknight.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thepowerofzero/ The Power Of Zero Show: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-power-of-zero-show/id1441026169 FB: https://www.facebook.com/davidmcknightandcompany    Show notes: [0:41] Diving deeper into The Power of Zero [3:49] How is it possible to write a book in just three days? [5:22] The premise of David's new Financial (thriller) novel [11:16] America and its fiscal condition [13:41] US currency and its future      Connect with Bill Bloom  Web: https://www.bloomfinancialco.com/ https://bloomfinancialco.kartra.com/page/bNJ87 Email: bill@bloomfinancial.us  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bloomfinancial/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/retireasyoudesirepodcast   Securities and investment advisory services offered through Woodbury Financial Services, Inc. (WFS) member FINRA/SIPC. WFS. is separately owned and other entities and/or marketing names, products or services referenced here are independent of WFS.   Views expressed in this podcast are for general informational purposes only and are not intended to provide or be a substitute for specific professional financial, tax or legal advice or recommendations for any individuals. Information is based on sources believed to be reliable; however, their accuracy or completeness cannot be guaranteed.

VO BOSS Podcast
Narrator with Landon Beach and Scott Brick

VO BOSS Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 36:59


In this extended episode, Anne chats with Landon Beach, the author of Narrator, and Scott Brick, the narrator of the novel, to find out what makes a great narrator-author relationship. If you're a writer, you know your characters, you understand their motivations and their goals. Creating a standout audiobook means trusting an actor to take the story to new heights. That's why we love audiobook narrators! They bring our characters to life with their voices, and they do it so well that we feel like we're coming along for the ride. Landon spent months learning everything he could about Sean Frost, the protagonist in "Narrator" He researched Sean's hobbies, his interests, his personality—even his favorite color! Many details of Sean that didn't make it into the novel became essential for developing his character in Scott's voice. We discuss how Landon's deep research into the character of Sean Frost led him to fully embody the role, and how Scott's experience as a voice actor informed his understanding of the subtleties that make this story great. We also talk about how you might be able to use your skills, interests, and background to add new textures & experience to your work as a voice actor. Transcript >> It's time to take your business to the next level, the BOSS level! These are the premiere Business Owner Strategies and Successes being utilized by the industry's top talent today. Rock your business like a BOSS, a VO BOSS! Now let's welcome your host, Anne Ganguzza. Anne: Hey everyone. Welcome to the VO BOSS Podcast. I'm your host, Anne Ganguzza. And today I am so excited to have two very special guests on the show. Welcome Landon Beach, author of the psychological thriller Narrator, which is available now wherever fine books are sold. Landon previously served as a naval officer and was an educator for 15 years before becoming a full-time writer with six titles, the latest being Narrator. Welcome Landon. Landon: Hey, Anne, thanks for having me on. Anne: We also have the actual narrator of the book Narrator and award-winning narrator who has more than 800 books to his name -- maybe there's more by now -- 600 Earphone Awards, a Voice Arts Legacy Award, a Grammy nomination. Welcome Scott Brick to the show. Scott: Hey, hey. It's so good to see you all. Anne: I know! You guys, thank you so much for joining me. I'm so excited to talk to you today about this book, which is amazing, BOSSes. So if you don't mind, I'd like to start with just a little bit of a preview, if you don't mind. I'm gonna play this and hopefully you guys will be able to hear it. Here we go. >> Why do authors have to kill off characters we love? I, Sean Frost, sit in my darkened recording booth and stare at the final paragraph of the novel I am narrating. Almost there. Finish it. Finish it right, finish it with a flourish. But I can't, not right now for I am crying. The main character, Nehemiah Stone, died two pages ago in a self-sacrifice that I had not seen coming. The book, The Paris Sanction, is author M. Scott Sal's fourth Nehemiah Stone thriller, which I have waited patiently for two years for the chance to narrate. Five years ago, Simon and Schuster thought I was the perfect narrator for the job when they contacted my agent, David Killian, whom I affectionately refer to as Killy. Anne: . I would love to play all of that, but I'm gonna leave the BOSSes in suspense . Wow. So you guys, for me, I mean, having read the book and listened to the audio book as well, it's amazing. And so I'd love to talk to you about the process. So let's start with you, Landon, after being an educator -- thank you very much for your service, thank you -- what was your thought process in becoming a writer? Landon: Well, I've always written ever since I was young, and I had a wonderful English teacher in high school who really encouraged me. And then it kind of went away for a while. As you said, I went off and served, but I don't think I ever lost the passion for reading or the itch. And so fast forward many years later, and Scott and I started working together and developed a friendship. And I had an idea that I had been tossing around in my mind for 20 years because I've always loved the entertainment industry. I love to watch movies and study film. And finally it came to me one day after Scott and I had finished I think three books together. I thought, I think I have a way to tell an entertainment comeback story that has never been done before with an audiobook narrator as the main character set within the framework of a psychological thriller. So that's where the idea came together. It wasn't until I started working with Scott and got to know a little bit about the audiobook world before I saw the opportunity that was in front of me. And then I shoved all other books to the side and just immersed myself in that world. And here we are today, . Anne: So I guess I should ask you then, how did you find Scott? So then Scott kind of contributed to the idea of the book for Narrator after you'd worked with him? Landon: He did not contribute to the idea at all. I shocked the heck out of him when I presented it to him. Anne: Oh, awesome! Landon: Yes. Now after that, yes, he was very helpful and had so much, you know, generous feedback. And the book, whatever success it may have, is in large part, of course, not only to his narration, but just his extreme kindness and professionalism, talking about the industry and seeing what worked and what wouldn't work in the book. And if we were gonna break some rules, to knowingly break them, so that it would be authentic and that the research would be impeccable. So that not only the common fan for 99% of them would not know where we're bending the rules or not. But it was important to us for maybe the 1%, the people that are in the industry that Scott and I both love, would appreciate the nods and winks and the Easter eggs. Anne: Oh, yeah. Landon: And just the fun of it that it hadn't been done before. So in terms of how I found Scott, I had placed in a few writing competitions for my first two novels, and I had written a third novel, and I was discussing with my wife how we might expand the business. And audiobooks were exploding back then and continue to explode now. But this is around 2019. And to make a long story short, I had been a fan of Scott's for years. Didn't know him at all. But I thought, well, if there's one person that I would love to narrate all of my books from now until eternity, it would be Scott. And I saw that he was an entrepreneur, and his ahead of the game, was already working with some indie authors at that point. And so I contacted his amazing production manager, Gina Smith, and reached out and asked if, you know, he'd be interested. And through a process that we went through, we ended up doing a three-book deal. And then it led to later books. So that's sort of how we got together on this. Anne: Well, I love the fact that you've continued to have Scott in your books. And so Scott, I imagine you had some collaboration after the surprise of finding out that he wrote a book about an audio book narrator. Talk about the process of collaboration with Landon. Scott: I will. I'll be happy to. But Landon, I just want you to know, thank you for the kind words, but you've only got 45, 50 minutes. I'll give you 50 more minutes to say good things about me. . It's very kind. Thank you. This was a marvelous surprise. Landon I got to know one another through letters, through emails, cards that we would exchange, and found out that we're both huge fans of Old Hollywood. I probably can't tell that I love old Hollywood, 'cause the books behind me. And at one point, I guess when he had this idea, he asked if he could maybe get some feedback. You know, essentially it was like an interview. He wanted to interview me about how audiobooks are made. And I remember him saying that he had this idea and very broad terms. Now, I wasn't really privy to what was going on in the story. I just told him about the process. And about six months later, he goes, oh, by the way, here you go. And I went, holy shit. Okay. Well, I guess he did. People say they're gonna do things all the time; it doesn't always happen. And then he asked me to read it ahead of time and just give him feedback. I mean, he was talking about like the rules that we break. You know, there's one thing about the audio book industry. It's very gender and ethnicity centric, right? If a black man writes a book, they're gonna hire a black man to narrate it. Same thing. People ask me why I work so much. I'm like, well, there's a lot of old white guys writing books. Right? And in the book at the very beginning is the Audie Awards. And Billy D. Williams has his memoir come out, and there's a woman who is nominated for best narrator of the year for having done that book. And I was like, hey, Landon, I'm sorry to tell you. But you know, they would hire a guy to do that. And , I just love the fact that the way that he addressed it was just talking about the elephant in the room. He said, you know, at one point Billy D. Williams says, you tell me that woman can't read my book? Are you kidding me? You know, and again, it just, address the issue and then move on. The collaboration, for lack of a better word, I was just primarily giving feedback like that as well. It's just that first interview. I remember days before the book was coming out, he emailed real quick and said, is it appropriate to say, I hit the record button? Is there an actual button that you hit in the studio? And I said, Well, no, not really. I mean, I'm not using hardware, I'm using software. So I have a shortcut. I hit the number 3 button on my keyboard. And he goes, But do you use that terminology? "I hit the record button." I said, No, I typically say I hit record. Okay, great. And that's what came about. And you know, they're small things, but Dan Musselman, who's one of my favorite people of all time, he gave me my career, basically. And he always said, you know, most books are a 100,000 words long. You could get 99,999 of them right. But if you pronounce one of them wrong, it will ruin the experience for the listener. And this is a similar thing, if you get the terminology wrong, it would take some of us right out of the experience. Anne: Absolutely. Well, absolutely. And I was just mentioning before when I was speaking in to Landon, how at home I felt with everything, everything was like, it was familiar to me. It was at home. Like, you grabbed a cup of tea for your throat, and you're at the award ceremony, and all of it just was so comfortable and just so wonderful and amazing. And I can't say enough good words about it, but I imagine that this was a little more collaborative than most audio books. Like Scott, talk a little bit about the process when you're hired to narrate an audio book, and how much interaction are you having with the author, or what does that look like? Scott: You know, it all depends on whether you're working directly with the author or through a publisher. Um, publishers really like to curate the relationship, for lack of a better word. They like to limit the amount that you really get to interact with the author. Then again, I have authors I've worked with for 20 years, and it's like, there's no way we're not gonna talk about it. You know, I'm like, okay, he's coming over to my house for a dinner. Am I not supposed to talk to him about his book? And if it's a Dune book, I've done all of those, I think 25 of them now. I call the author , and we go over all the pronunciations for the made up names, phrases, and whatnot. That's typically what will happen. I'll reach out to, you know, Nelson Demille. He puts in real people's names in the books that he writes. Because they've made charitable donations. Well, I wanna make sure that I'm, is it Carns or is it Kerns? They deserve to have their name said right. That's typically the way it works with an author. But when you work directly with an author like I've been blessed to do with Landon, he'll tell me, this thriller was inspired by this movie. He even sent me a copy of it on DVD. I'm blanking on it now. The Gene Hackman film. Why am I blanking? Landon: Night Moves. Scott: That's it. Exactly. So I watched that the night before, and it just helps get you into the mood. If anything else, the relationship that I've had, this working relationship with Landon, which is thankfully for me, become a true friendship, has informed my work on his books. It's nice to know when he sends me an email saying, you know, I got this character. I was inspired by this film, by this actress, by this actor -- it's really nice to know that kind of thing. Nobody listening will realize, oh yeah, that was Gene Hackman who inspired that character. Anne: Sure, sure. Scott: And yet, I know, and it makes it different for me and hopefully more layered and textured for the listener. Anne: So I guess my question would be is when you take on a character, right, you fully envelop that character. How do you prepare for that? And also, I'd like like to ask Landon, was it a surprise when Scott interpreted the character in the way that he did? Landon: So for this one, Anne, you read it ahead of time, Anne, which was wonderful of you to do that, because I wrote this in first person present tense. I felt that I had to know Sean Frost better than any character that I've ever written before. And I am not exaggerating here. I spent months working on Sean. I have 60 or so handwritten, two-sided loose leaf pieces of paper with notes about Sean Frost, his backstory, where he was raised, the toys that he played with when he was young. You know, millions of things that will never get into the book. And a lot of that was inspired by a book that had come out just recently, Character by Robert McKee. And it can be really intimidating to go through his books, but they're so worth it because the journey he takes you through in the -- he asks the hard questions. And so I told Scott this beforehand, I said, my biggest fear when the book was to come out was that someone would get to a place -- like you said, you know, if you get one word wrong, like he's talking about with Dan, is that someone would say, Sean Frost would never say that. Or Sean Frost would never do that. And that's scary and intimidating because you don't want something to take the reader or listener out of the experience. And so I felt comfortable after putting all that work in that I knew who he was, at least to start writing about him. And to add into the research before I say about, you know, Scott's interpretation of Sean, one thing that our relationship has developed far enough along where we're comfortable sending each other things and suggestions. And so this has a lot of pop cultural references, but it also has, I always have a soundtrack for all of my books, and it's, you know, songs that inspired me while I was writing. And if someone listened to all of those that say, how in the heck did you get Narrator out of all of those or the nonfiction books that I read? But there's something about it that I know as Scott, as a performer, as an actor, they're hungry for information. And let me see what I can do with this. And it's always on, you know, I always kinda say a volunteer basis -- he could use nothing that I give him, and we'd be completely fine. But because we're friends and we've had exchange of ideas, and in a lot of points in Narrator that made it better, it was the, let's let the best idea win here, no matter who came up with it. And so I was happy to, to go along with that. But I sent him an email for Narrator that was just massive, but it had every single pop cultural reference in Narrator. And there are points where, as you know, Sean acts them out in his mind and he's thinking about them. And so I thought, well, what if I sent those to Scott ahead of time? And so when he got to that part of the book, he could, he could look at that and work into the scene. And like, like he said, no one else would know that he watched Michael Douglas yelling to Sean Penn in The Game before he actually acted that out. But it keeps things fresh and, you know, energetic. And so that's what I would say about his performance is that, oh my gosh. I mean, just delighted. And I don't know a ton about the industry, but the respect that I gained in the year to year and a half of research before I approached him, I'm surprised I kept it a secret that long, but I was so intimidated before going because I wanted to make sure that I had done my job. But what I did realize is that there are interpretations and decisions -- he's making creative choices of taking that character on sometimes in every line or every word with what you're gonna stress and whatnot that I never noticed before. I always say that Scott and other wonderful performers, they make it seem easy where, oh, I'm just listening to this great audio book. I'm completely in there. But the decisions that you have to make to have that come alive. So yeah, absolutely. To see that hard work pay off, and to see the directions that Scott took it as an artist and creator in his own right, I couldn't be happier. . Anne: That's awesome. So Scott, tell us a little bit about the process, about how you got yourself into character. Scott: So funny, because in acting circles, you're either method or you're not, right? Maybe you're more of a technique actor. God, what's that grape line by Spencer Tracy? He's, you know, his approach to acting was memorize his lines. Don't bump into the furniture. I'm not a method actor, and yet I really like to prepare my mood. We have to prepare the text, make sure everything is pronounced correctly. I have a researcher who handles that for me, but I want to make sure that my head is in the right space. So, yeah. I will watch Night Moves, the Gene Hackman film. Before Narrator, I watched Misery because they're similarities, you know? Somebody who's being held against their will and forced to create basically. What I find really interesting is, I'm going through all the pop culture references that Landon sends me, is sometimes I find some that really work elsewhere. For instance, he was talking about this, and as you heard in the preview, this character, Nehemiah Stone. Well, that's a character who was very much, I think in the same vein as Jack Reacher. And I'm all also blessed to work on that series. I got 'em all right up there, just right behind me. And Landon emailed me and said, you know, while writing this part of the book, I was listening to the theme from The Incredible Hulk in the 1970s, The Lonely Man that marvelous piano music at the end. It's heartbreaking. That actually used to be my ring tone on my phone, but it was so silent that I couldn't hear my phone ring. So I had . But now a month or two after I did Narrator, I did the most recent Jack Reacher novel, which was called No Plan B. And I watched that video. I listened to that music every day before getting started. And nobody who's listening to either Narrator or a Jack Reacher novel is gonna go, wow. Sounds like he was listening to this, to the Incredible Hulk theme. But audiobooks is a type of storytelling where subtlety plays, and if it affects my performance just in a little way, then wonderful. Anne: Yeah. And I felt that absolutely while listening to it, so many subtle, tiny things. I felt close from the beginning, really to the character, which I thought was just phenomenal. So I imagine that because you guys had so much correspondence back and forth, Scott, this is different for you in other books, sometimes. You don't have as much collaboration with the author, right? And so then what other things do you have to do to prepare? As you mentioned, some of your publishers don't necessarily want you to collaborate so much. So what do you do to prepare for those characters and for those books? Scott: I have a real keen sense for genre. Look, I love certain genres that I work in simply because I'm a book fan. That's the reason I got into this industry. I'll give you an example. We just, I was working with Penguin Random House and the estate of Raymond Chandler, and his family wanted the whole Philip Marlow Omnibus rerecorded. And they wanted to add music. And so they were looking for a new voice for Philip Marlow. And they hired me. Now, sadly, Chandler passed away, and I want to say it was the late 50s, early 60s. There was no way I was gonna be able to have any interaction with him other than reading books that he wrote about writing. So what I did is, every single night -- there were eight books, seven novels, and one book of short stories. We recorded them over the course of a year, and every single night, the night before I would record, I would watch, maybe it was The Big Sleep, an actual Philip Marlow story. Maybe it was Double Indemnity. But I was watching film noir constantly, just to put myself in that mood, in that mindset, that hard boiled detective meeting the, you know, the femme fatale. Sometimes that's all you got. I've done that while doing the horror novels. I've watched Shining the night before, or The Ring. Yeah. I've done the same thing when I was recording Somewhere in Time. I watched time travel romances just to put myself in the right mood. Landon: Anne, if I could add something about the character and what Scott was able to bring to the table, I was asked in a recent interview, how did you pick Scott to do this? And, and I said that even if I would've had five different narrators before writing Narrator, I said, of course I would've gone after Scott because I knew it was first person present tense. But also it's so much in the mind of Sean Frost. And when I listened to Scott's work where he does first person -- one, if you identify with that character, at some point you're listening and you think, I'm that character. I'm going through this. Which is a wonder of fiction. But also two, you become immediately immersed in the narrative and the novel. Anne: Oh yeah. Landon: And Scott is great at that. It's kind of what they said about Tom Hanks when they picked him for Robert Langdon, is that they thought that without speaking, he is a fantastic actor of someone who's thinking, and less is more. And I like to think of Scott in those terms of when someone is speaking inside of their head and that internal monologue was a natural choice. And the caveat that we joke about is that, you know, Scott is not Sean Frost , but I thought he was perfectly suited to play that role. Like, and some people have asked me, they're like, they're like, Scott is Sean. I'm like, no, he's not. Anne: I was gonna say, can you identify -- Landon: But he was perfect for it because he's a conglomeration of all the narrators that I researched. All their methods and stuff are kind of melded into this one character. So yes, there is some of Scott that is in there, definitely. But some of the routines that Sean have are completely different than what Scott does. . Anne: Well, that's kind of good in a way. . Scott: All of my colleagues, all the narrators who've gotten back to me and said, I love this book. They don't ask about like abuse issues. They don't -- but anything like that, what they wanna know is, do you really make as much money as Sean Frost does? And I of course say, yes, I do, even though I don't . Anne: Landon, I wanted to say like the first person writing a novel in the first person I thought was really for this novel, I just thought it was really wonderful. Again, like you said, you picked Scott because you thought for him to do it in the character in first person was just, I think a phenomenal choice. Landon: Oh, thank you, Anne. That means a lot. Anne: But is that a choice as an author? Like, okay, when you sit down, you've got an idea to start writing. Like what makes you decide whether it's first person or how you're going to present that? Landon: Well, for this particular case, this is the first time that I've ever written first person. Scott knows from my other books, they've been the third person closed, third person omniscient. But coming up in getting ready to write this book, it really, a lot of it had to do with the fact that I'm trying to dramatize and make a psychological thriller about someone who stays in a really confined space, in a booth. And I empathize with that in terms of an author. I mean, I'm in my office right now, Anne, for 12 hours a day. It's really, really boring and lonely and hard work. And that's why I look forward to these calls, one, to see my buddy here because, you know, we need this as, as creators to touch base with each other every once in a while. And I always leave energized and enthused. But I thought it's gotta be a psychological thriller that's the route to go with making this so that there, I can bring in suspense and reliable narration, unreliable narration. And it opens up a different menu of things to play with the audience's mind and wonder what's real and get as many reversals, authentic reversals, not just cursory ones as we can throughout the entire book to keep people on, on the edge of their seats. So I thought for this one, I had to go all in on this one character. And I say this a bit tongue in cheek, but not, I miss him. I, I, I'm miss writing Sean. I really do. For that one intense period, and I think Scott would agree that when we got to the actual recording, I mean, it was like we were living in the same house next door to each other, and then it breaks away, and you go months without talking to someone. But that was so intense and we had to collaborate and work on a few issues that it was, I don't know, it's, it's like nothing I've never experienced before. Scott: Also, just from my perspective, what it allowed me to do was -- I don't wanna use the word improvisation, because this is a book. It's written, it is scripted. And yet there are those moments where you can improvise in terms of your performance. Not change the words, but like, he asked me about my own particular method of recording it. And for many years I've used a tally clicker. And I can demonstrate to you, you know, it's one of those things that click when you're going in and out of a venue, you see the guy who's counting heads. You know, how many people do we have inside now? Okay. It's technically called it tally clicker. But when I just use the words tally clicker, people always say to me, what? And I'm like, well, so I have to explain. Anne: Got one right here. Scott: Anything that makes the noise. Landon: There it is. There it is. Scott: Anything that will spike the wave form the waveform. Okay, well it's one thing to hear about it and then it's another thing to actually hear it. So I reached out to Landon, and I was like, how about -- 'cause this happens at the very beginning as I'm talking about the tally clicker -- how about I leave one of them in? And I had to call my, my edit my post house to say, I want all of them taken out except that one because it's the one that illustrates. As I'm talking about the tally clicker, I just went up to the microphone and just hit it four or five times. Oh, okay. Great. It'll help the listener. There was four or five things like that that, and I would always email Landon and say, is it okay if I put this in? At one point, I'm literally dabbing my lip balm on. He talks, you know, Sean, he's swishing his mouth with water. I left it in , you -- why not? Anne: I was at home, I'm telling you. Landon: It was so perfect. It was like special effects for a few parts. But it was those kinda layers that I think made this special in my opinion. Especially the time that he goes through Sean's routine, 'cause he goes through it a few times. But Scott picked the perfect moment because it's right at the climax, and here he is, you know, triumphant from let's just say some obstacles that he's had to climb over. And he's like, I dab this and you can hear it. And then I take a swig of water, and you can hear it. And I'm like, that is so perfect. I never even would've thought of that. Anne: I am in the booth. I am in the booth. Landon: I was there. Right there. Scott: The shape of your lips, it changes the sound coming out of it. And I was like, darn right. You know, and people were asking, my buddies were asking me, were you just like dabbing it with your finger? Hell no, I'm using -- Anne: Oh my gosh. Landon: Michelle Cobb was texting Scott back and forth and who is emailing me. And she was talking about it on the podcast, and she's just, you know, having a blast with the whole concept of Sean Frost. She's like, Scott, he's in a tuxedo. But I said, you know, the character that he was narrating in this book listened to me was -- and so I said, well, let's let Sean as a professional get into a little bit of method and do that. And so, yeah, I'm glad that some people like those moments and found them -- Anne: Loved them. Landon: -- entertaining and humorous. Anne: Oh my gosh. Yeah. Landon: It was fun. Anne: Absolutely. So is there a movie in the future? I don't know, I just Landon: I tell you what, I, I would absolutely love to see this made, and I was a screen writer before I was a novelist, and that's where my degree is in, my master's is in screenwriting. And so a lot of this, when I got to the end of it, I said, gosh, I can just, I can see it. So fingers crossed. Hey, anybody listening to this podcast, please reach out to Scott and myself . Anne: Yeah. Fantastic. So I asked that, but what's in the future for you next, Landon? Another book? What's happening? Landon: Yep. So I'm in the final editing stages of a murder mystery, and that's going to come out a month from now, right around Christmas. And I just found this out the other day that the first book in the series, Huron Breeze for thebestthrillerbooks.com won mystery of the year for 2022. Anne: Congrats. Landon: So I'm just excited, humbled, surprised, but it's gonna be neat to release a sequel when all of that gets shared. And so what Scott and I have talked about is that at some point, we'll do our pre-recording conference for Huron Nights, because we're gonna take the main character into a complicated place, because it's part of a trilogy. So usually this is kind of the Empire Strikes Back episode of a trilogy where everything goes to hell, and then they've gotta come back in the third one. So I look forward to that, and I have some, some interesting ideas of some things that might inspire him as he gets ready for his performance. And then I'm collaborating too with Susanne Elise Freeman on a novella, which is gonna take place in between books two and three, and it's going to be an assassination, spy, espionage short. And so we've already talked over Zoom, and I'm thrilled to be working with her. She's gonna of course play the main character in this one. And then we'll wrap up this trilogy with Huron Sunrise. And then finally I'm gonna get to the end of the Great Lake Saga, which is book five in that saga. I have a book on every Great Lake, and so I have four of them, but the last one has taken a backseat just because once Narrator got into my mind, I mean, the seas parted and it was all I had to get that out. And then of course the mystery, that's kind of taken on its own life. It was only planned as a standalone, but so many fans liked it and wanted more, I was like, well, I, I'll have to think about it. I did not plan to write anymore about that. Anne: Yeah. Well count me as one of those. Landon: Busy year coming up. Anne: Yeah. Well, it sounds like so much fun, all your projects coming up. Scott: You know what I, what I love about it is that when we were doing the first book in that series Huron Breeze, and there's this moment where there's a book within a book, right? There's a, a woman writer at the center of it, and she has written this wildly successful book, and they talk about how the audio book was narrated by Susanne Elise Freeman, my girlfriend. And I, and there was like a line or two in it that she actually says, and I said to Landon, you want me to have her come down to the booth and just have her say that? And so we had her do the, the opening credits too, so you -- her voice wouldn't come as a surprise. And then Landon gets this idea that like, oh, maybe I'll write the book within the book. And so he's having Suzanne narrate it; I just love it. It's become a cliche to, to talk about thinking outside the box, but that's where growth comes from. That's where industry norms become, you know, stretched and we expand and grow. And I just love the fact that he is open to, great, let's do something a little different. Anne: Well, I have to tell you, I'm not an audiobook narrator. I've, I've narrated one a long time ago, but I'll tell you what, you guys just make it sound so wonderful and delightful that, BOSSes out there, I'll tell ya, you guys are inspirational. And I really, really appreciate you talking to us today. And I had all these questions, but the whole conversation, I just love the direction it took and I appreciate. Scott: No, I was, and I was gonna have to cut you off from saying nice things. Anyway, that another 15 minutes. That's it. Anne: Well Scott, tell us, outside of working with Landon, is there anything else going on in your future that you'd like to let the BOSSes know about? Any other exciting projects? Scott: Yeah, I've got some wonderful books I've been working on recently. Just finished a historical thriller. It's non-fiction, but it was about the plot to kill Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin at the conference in Tehran, the first of the two times that the three of them met during World War II. The Nazi, it's called The Nazi Conspiracy. And that was really just a brilliant book. I'm also working on a couple of podcasting projects, scripted podcasts about the history of LA, the history of the entertainment industry. You can tell from books behind me, I love the silent film era, and I have an idea that I would love to just share with anybody who's like-minded and fascinated. Anne: Yeah. I'm already intrigued by that. I think that sounds like a fabulous idea. Scott: Awesome. Anne: Absolutely. So tell the BOSSes how they can get Narrator and any other book. Landon, where is it available, at Amazon, on your website? Where can they go to find out more? Landon: So there's links to all of my books on my website, LandonBeachBooks.com. But the Kindle version is exclusively on Amazon, but the paperback, you can get at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, anywhere pretty much. And the audio books are wide, so anywhere that audiobooks are sold, you can get a copy of Narrator in 30 seconds. Anne: Fantastic. Yes. So any last, I'm gonna say tips for the BOSSes out there for them to be BOSSes and be successful in their voiceover endeavors or their writing endeavors? Scott: I would say, from my perspective, don't be afraid to reach out to the author because you never know what can happen because of it. Be willing to do something that you might not ordinarily do in the booth. Years ago, there was a book I was doing where one character had an entire package of chewing gum we wanted in his cheek, and it actually spoke about how it changed the sound of his voice. And I knew it wouldn't sound right if I was just doing this. So I reached out and I said, would it be okay if I record all those lines separate and they get edited in later? I checked with the editor, with the publisher and I recorded the whole freaking thing with a, a wad of chewing gum in my mouth. And never in my life before or since have I brought chewing gum into a booth . But that was the time it seemed appropriate. So dare to think differently. Anne: Yeah. That makes the difference. Landon? Landon: Yeah, so I would say an idea that you might want to consider, I know that a lot of audiobook narrators, they will put some of their background and their history of what they did before they became an audiobook narrator. But I would encourage them to list as many things as they were involved in before because you never know if an author is writing about a specific subject -- we can use Narrator as an example. But of course I was looking for someone who had not only audiobook narrating experience, but performing arts experience, which was another reason it worked out perfectly to go with Scott on this. But maybe there is an opportunity of, I don't know, if you were a trucker or something else before you became a narrator, that you might be able to lend a unique experience and voice to that project in a realm that you're already really well versed in with audio books. So I would say, you know, not to run away from your previous background. It might lead to an interesting book that you're a part of. And the other part is just that, yes, there are some authors, and I can say this, they don't really wanna have a relationship. You know, they're like, I did this, you know. The narrator doesn't exist without me because I wrote the book. And you know, obviously those are not gonna be the kind of relationships that would work out like Scott. But with us, there might be an opportunity to really have a unique kind of collaborative environment, not like a total collaboration, which we've said, which is, you know, I have my turf and he has his. But yeah, there could be something that you did not know or expect. I never saw this coming until we became friends, and I, I really can't see Narrator without it now, if that makes sense. So. Yeah. Anne: Absolutely does. Well, gentlemen, it has been such a joy talking to both of you. Thank you so, so much for your words of wisdom and inspiration. And BOSSes, go get Narrator. I'm telling you, go out and get it now. In less than 10 seconds you can click and have this experience for yourselves. Gentlemen, thank you so much. I'm gonna give a great big shout-out to our sponsor, ipDTL. You too can connect and work like BOSSes. Find out more at ipDTL.com. You guys, have an amazing week and I'll see you next week. 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Smart Business Writing with Kent Sanders
Senior Editor Noah Schwartzberg on Working with a Traditional Publisher

Smart Business Writing with Kent Sanders

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 41:09


Have you ever dreamed of sitting down with an editor at one of the big New York publishing houses and asking them all your questions about the publishing process? If so, you're in luck, because that's exactly what I did on today's episode. I'm excited to bring you this conversation with Noah Schwartzberg, Senior Editor at Portfolio, which is an imprint of Penguin Random House, the biggest publisher in the United States. Before joining the Portfolio team in 2019, Noah brought over a decade of experience as an acquisitions editor for McGraw-Hill, Cambridge University Press, and Fairchild Books. His areas of focus include business, economics, finance and investing, and politics. His authors run the gamut from generals to journalists, economists to entrepreneurs. He's especially interested in stories that shine a light on critical but overlooked issues at the intersection of business and society. Noah shares his journey in the publishing world, what a publisher looks for in a great book concept, the benefits of traditional publishing, and much more. You can connect with Noah on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Tom Anderson Show
Tom Anderson Show Podcast (11-22-22) Hours 1 & 2

Tom Anderson Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 85:09


HOUR 1NYC's March 2021 recreational cannabis legalization takes effect this week / (MB) https://www.morningbrew.com/daily/stories/2022/11/21/new-york-issues-first-legal-weed-licenses?Three Artemis Missions to the Moon underway / (NYT) https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/08/27/science/nasa-moon-artemis-launch.html?Rick Whitbeck from Power the Future overviews 10 goals for 2023 / (PTF) https://powerthefuture.com/power-the-future-releases-policy-roadmap-for-congress-to-get-american-energy-independence-back-on-track/Paramount Global said Monday it scrapped its $2.2 billion deal to sell book publisher Simon & Schuster to rival Penguin Random House./ CNBC) https://www.cnbc.com/2022/11/21/paramount-scraps-deal-to-sell-simon-schuster-to-penguin-after-court-rejects-merger.html?The nation's largest rail union yesterday narrowly rejected a tentative labor contract brokered by the Biden administration increasing the risk of a strike / (MB) https://www.morningbrew.com/daily/stories/railway-strike-agreement-rejected?HOUR 2Rank Choice Voting Alaska General Election results and outcome tomorrow night Anchorage may eliminate policies that require off-street parking for new residential and commercial developmentsState Representative Kevin McCabe on Rank Choice Voting ASD school closure town halls continue / (ANS) https://www.alaskasnewssource.com/2022/11/22/somber-asd-townhall-possible-closure-abbott-loop-elementary/Dalton in Mat-Su on people dying from the COVID vaccinesTom mentions hydroponic and VH Hydroponics / https://vhhydroponics.com/United Nations Agenda 2030 / https://sdgs.un.org/goalsAlaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski said in an interview that she thinks the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade contributed to the GOP's underperformance in the midterms / (ADN) https://www.adn.com/politics/2022/11/21/murkowski-says-supreme-court-abortion-decision-hurt-republicans-in-the-midterms/

RNZ: Nine To Noon
Book review: Ancestry by Simon Mawer

RNZ: Nine To Noon

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 6:14


Ralph McAllister reviews Ancestry by Simon Mawer, published by Penguin Random House.

What The Flux
Aussie crypto firm defaults on $163m | $2.2b book merger scrapped by regulator | $1b for climate fund at Morgan Stanley

What The Flux

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 5:52


Iris Energy, a massive Australian-born bitcoin miner, has defaulted on $163m worth of debts on its crypto mining equipment.   Penguin Random House and its rival Simon and Schuster have scrapped their $2.2 billion USD merger after a judge ruled it would reduce competition.   Morgan Stanley, the global investment bank, has launched a $1 billion private equity fund for the climate space.   ---   Build the financial wellbeing of your team with Flux at Work: https://bit.ly/fluxatwork Download the free app (App Store): http://bit.ly/FluxAppStore Download the free app (Google Play): http://bit.ly/FluxappGooglePlay Daily newsletter: https://bit.ly/fluxnewsletter Flux on Instagram: http://bit.ly/fluxinsta Flux on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@flux.finance   ---   The content in this podcast reflects the views and opinions of the hosts, and is intended for personal and not commercial use. We do not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, statement or other information provided or distributed in these episodes.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Optimal Finance Daily
2109: How Basic Knife Skills Can Save You Money by Julien Saunders

Optimal Finance Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 11:25


Julien Saunders of Rich and Regular talks about how basic knife skills can save you money Episode 2109: How Basic Knife Skills Can Save You Money by Julien Saunders Julien and Kiersten started rich & REGULAR in 2017 after their stint in real estate investing led them to discover the F.I.R.E movement. At that point, they'd listened to their friends complain about doing everything right, and still not really "feeling" happy with the financial progress they'd made. Their blog became a place where they not only shared in their frustrations, but offered solutions to a richer and happier life. They could not have imagined that just a few years later, they would sign a book deal with the world's largest publisher, Penguin Random House. But that's not all. Their blog has afforded them opportunities to work with incredible brands, world-class media and into the fast-paced world of digital entrepreneurship. The original post is located here: https://richandregular.com/how-basic-knife-skills-can-save-you-money/   Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com  Interested in advertising on the show? https://www.advertisecast.com/OptimalFinanceDaily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

We Read It One Night
Ep. 56 - Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (PART 1)

We Read It One Night

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 93:26


Hey pals! Today, we're bringing it back to the grand finale of the series that introduced us to romance with BREAKING DAWN by Stephenie Meyer. In part 1, Bella and Edward finally get married and do the nasty. Jacob sinks to new lows. And Leah and Seth Clearwater continue to be the best characters in this entire franchise. We also ask the important questions like: can vampires run at the speed of light? If they were struck by lightening, would they burst into flames? Why the heck does Edward take Bella on a honeymoon to his angsty depression city? All will be answered--and more! TW: traumatic birth Twilight: Ep. 11, 12, 13 New Moon: Ep. 27, 28 Eclipse: Ep. 43, 44, 45   Brazen banter: Break up monopolies: the revolution! How flammable are humans? A hit new office comedy pitch! We correct some misinformation (that we spread)! Cat Scale: TBA   Revolutionary Resources Quileute Move to Higher Ground Fund (DONATE HERE!) The DOJ investigates Ticketmaster How the Chicago School of Economics ruined everything DOJ blocks Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster merger Biblically accurate angels Turning Page (Instrumental) Ep. 21 - People We Meet On Vacation (aka men touch bodily fluids as expressions of love) Jacob Black with undiluted alpha blood running through his veins   Subscribe! Follow! Rate! Review! Tell your friends and family all about us! Connect with us on the interwebs! WE HAVE MERCH: t-shirts, hats, sweatshirts, stickers, pins, mugs, and more! Instagram: @wereaditonenight Twitter: @wereaditpodcast Facebook: We Read It One Night TikTok: @wereaditonenight Email: wereaditonenight@gmail.com

Books Are Pop Culture
BAPC | Episode 61 | "The Spread"

Books Are Pop Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 59:19


Reggie and Akili are back with another quick hit! This week the recent decision where the Department of Justice decided against allowing Penguin Random House to merge with Simon & Schuster is examined (3:35) , as well as the current strike going on with the HarperCollins Union (20:45). From there the fellas discuss the recent National Book Awards (43:09) before getting into Pleasure Reading (52:39). Imani Perry Speech Join The Fellowship—BAPC's Patreon Community. Follow BAPC on Instagram. Shop BAPC's Bookshop.

Books On The Go
Ep 225: The Trees by Percival Everett

Books On The Go

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2022 21:44


Anna and Annie discuss the court blocking the acquisition by Penguin Random House of Simon & Schuster. Our book of the week is The Trees by Percival Everett. This novel set in Money, Mississippi starts with a brutal murder which detectives Ed and Jim struggle to solve.  Satirical with absurdist elements and a whodunnit, but confronting racism and lynching in America, it has been described as a 'gory pulp revenge fantasy' (Bookforum) and 'explosive in every way' (Dua Lipa). It was shortlisted for the 2022 Booker Prize. Coming up: The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'Farrell. Follow us! Instagram: @abailliekaras and @mr_annie Facebook: Books On The Go Email: booksonthegopodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @abailliekaras and @mister_annie Litsy: @abailliekaras Credits Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

AskAlli: Self-Publishing Advice Podcast
Should Indie Authors Exit Twitter? Judge Says No to S&S, PRH Merger: Self-Publishing News Podcast with Dan Holloway and Howard Lovy

AskAlli: Self-Publishing Advice Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 24:18


Today on Self-Publishing News: Should indie authors exit Twitter in light of all the company turmoil? Also, a judge says no to Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House merger. What does that mean for authors? These are among the topics discussed on Self-Publishing News with ALLi News Editor Dan Holloway and News and Podcast Producer Howard Lovy. Find more author advice, tips and tools at our Self-publishing Author Advice Center, with a huge archive of nearly 2,000 blog posts, and a handy search box to find key info on the topic you need. And, if you haven't already, we invite you to join our organization and become a self-publishing ally. You can do that at allianceindependentauthors.org. About the Hosts Dan Holloway is a novelist, poet and spoken word artist. He is the MC of the performance arts show The New Libertines Earlier this year he competed at the National Poetry Slam final at the Royal Albert Hall. His latest collection, The Transparency of Sutures, is available on Kindle. Howard Lovy has been a journalist for more than 30 years, and has spent the last eight years amplifying the voices of independent publishers and authors. He works with authors as a book editor to prepare their work to be published. Howard is also a freelance writer specializing in Jewish issues whose work appears regularly in Publishers Weekly, the Jewish Daily Forward, and Longreads. Find Howard at howardlovy.com, LinkedIn and Twitter.

City of Books
#46 The Reluctant Controversialist – John Boyne

City of Books

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 40:21


“I really don't like the fact that sometimes I'm referred to as kind of a controversial novelist because I don't feel that I am,” says John Boyne, whose novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas has sold 11 million copies and mounting, and has been reimagined as a film, play, ballet and opera. The sequel – All The Broken Places – imagines life after the Holocaust for some of the characters in the 2006 novel, which saw life in a concentration camp through the eyes of two small boys.  “I'm not controversial as a person,” he says. “I'm not a provocateur at all as a person. And I certainly don't mean to come across that way either in the books that I write or in my interviews. “I'm not immune to the fact people have criticised The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas in more recent years – not for the first 14 or so years of its publication. And I'm not immune to the fact that there's a vocal amount of people who feel I should never be writing a book like All The Broken Places. But I also feel what can we do as writers but write the book that feels right to us at the time?" He says The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas has become “almost a touchstone” for people who feel negativity towards him. But with any writing project, he feels the fear and does it anyway. All The Broken Places is published by Penguin Random House. More here https://johnboyne.com/book/all-the-broken-places/

What's Next! with Tiffani Bova
The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away with Annie Duke

What's Next! with Tiffani Bova

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 37:57


Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.  As luck would have it, I had the immense pleasure of speaking with Annie Duke this week about not just poker, but mainly about the concepts in her new book on quitting. In this case, it's not the quiet kind, her brand of walking away is actually making the next best move, one that moves you in the right direction for where you need to be.   Annie Duke is an author, corporate speaker, and consultant in the decision-making space, as well as Special Partner focused on Decision Science at First Round Capital Partners, a seed stage venture fund. Annie's latest book, "Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away" was released October 4, 2022 from Portfolio, a Penguin Random House imprint. Her previous book, Thinking in Bets, is a national bestseller. As a former professional poker player, she has won more than $4 million in tournament poker. During her career, Annie won a World Series of Poker bracelet and is the only woman to have won the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions and the NBC National Poker Heads-Up Championship. She retired from the game in 2012. Prior to becoming a professional poker player, Annie was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship to study Cognitive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Annie is the co-founder of The Alliance for Decision Education, a non-profit whose mission is to improve lives by empowering students through decision skills education. She is also a member of the National Board of After-School All-Stars and the Board of Directors of the Franklin Institute. She is serves on the board of the Renew Democracy Initiative.   THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR…  people who are facing make-or-break business decisions or life-altering life choices – quitting might just be your best option.   TODAY'S MAIN MESSAGE… There's such a negative stigma about quitting in our societal viewpoint, but Annie says that this cultural perspective does not serve your best interest. Sometimes quitting is the best option because we are holding ourselves back from pursuing opportunities that would be a better fit for our goals. Yes, it is good to keep your commitments, but you also have to ask yourself if it is really worth it in the end.     WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Annie knows how to make tough decisions, how to use quitting to her advantage, and ultimately when to cleverly employ her exit strategy to save herself the time, energy, and money in the long run and you can too.     Running time: 25:04 Subscribe on iTunes     Find Tiffani on social: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram   Find Annie on social: Website  Twitter LinkedIn Nonprofit   Annie's Book: Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away

Psychologists Off The Clock: A Psychology Podcast About The Science And Practice Of Living Well

Finding moments of silence can be difficult in our chaotic, constantly-connected world. But, Justin Zorn and Leigh Marz, co-authors of ‘Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise', say it's worth the effort. Shedding light on the many dimensions of silence, Justin and Leigh explore how cutting through the clutter can lead to greater clarity, structure, and improved health in our lives. You'll discover how to transcend the noise and uncover a more fulfilling life and edified mind in the process. Listen and Learn:  What compelled Justin and Leigh to write a book on silence?  Silence: what is it and why does it matter? Silence vs. mindfulness The implications of auditory and informational noise in today's modern world  What causes us to fear silence and how can we overcome it? The role silence plays in achieving clarity, awareness, and a better sense of connection    Shared silence magnifies its impact Practicing silence in the midst of chaos The importance of identifying noise and appreciating silence   Resources:  To learn more about Justin, visit: https://justinzorn.com/ To learn more about Leigh, visit: https://leighmarz.com/ Check out Justin's and Leigh's book, Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise Grab your copy of all our favorite books at bookshop.org/shop/offtheclockpsych, including Yael's new book, Work, Parent, Thrive!  Check out Debbie, Yael, and Jill's websites to access their offerings, sign up for their newsletters, buy their books, and more! About Justin Zorn: Justin Talbot Zorn has served as both a strategist and a meditation teacher in the US Congress. A Harvard-and-Oxford-trained specialist in the economics and psychology of human thriving, he has written for the Washington Post,The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, Foreign Policy, and other publications. Justin is the coauthor of Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise, published by HarperCollins in the US, Penguin/Random House in the UK, and globally in 11 other languages. He is cofounder of Astrea Strategies, a consultancy that bridges contemplation and action, helping leaders and teams envision and communicate solutions to complex challenges. Justin lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife and three children. About Leigh Marz: Leigh Marz is a collaboration and leadership coach for major universities, corporations, and federal agencies as well as a longtime student of pioneering researchers and practitioners of the ritualized use of psychedelic medicines in the West. She has led training programs to promote an experimental mindset among teams at NASA and a decade-long cross-sector collaboration to reduce toxic chemicals in products, in partnership with Green Science Policy Institute, Harvard University, IKEA, Google, and Kaiser Permanente. Leigh is the coauthor of Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise, published by HarperCollins in the US, Penguin/Random House in the UK, and globally in 11 other languages. She is the co-founder of Astrea Strategies. Leigh lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband and daughter. Related Episodes:  139. Neurodharma with Rick Hanson (Part 1) 140. Neurodharma with Rick Hanson (Part 2) 177. Mind-Body Practices for Stress and Overwhelm with Rebekkah LaDyne 201. Fierce Compassion with Kristin Neff 210. Strategies for Becoming Safely Embodied with Deirdre Fay 232. Grounded to Soar Into 2022 with Brad Stulberg 251. Wonder with Frank Keil Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

RNZ: Nine To Noon
Book review: Life: What Nat to Do by Nat's What I Reckon

RNZ: Nine To Noon

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 7:37


Cynthia Morahan reviews Life: What Nat to Do by Nat's What I Reckon, published by Penguin Random House.

Essentially You: Empowering You On Your Health & Wellness Journey With Safe, Natural & Effective Solutions

Last month, during Menopause Awareness Month, I was asked by my publisher at Penguin Random House to share advice I would give my perimenopausal self for their newsletter. And I LOVED this assignment because it is so important to ask ourselves these types of questions–so that we walk our journey with intention.  It also gave me a moment to really think about what I would tell my younger self to make life even better.  Catch today's short podcast for the 5 critical pieces of advice I would give to my perimenopausal self–and learn: The truth about what you deserve at any age My favorite, most-recommended daily habit What to do with things that don't serve you How to create a richer, more meaningful life A few non-negotiables to add to your routine  And more! Mentioned in this Episode: Magnesium Restore – The Anxiety-Buster Activated B Complete – The Nerve-Protector  Essentially Whole Store – Your Home for All-Things Healthy  Additional Resources: 5 Practical Ways to Take Care of Yourself During Perimenopause Top 10 Ways to Add Self-Care to Your Morning Episode #367: 10 Quick and Easy Ways to Care for Yourself While Caring for Everyone Else  Episode #363: The Three Phases of Perimenopause and How to Navigate Each Phase with Grace Episode #389: Are Birth Control Pills the Best Remedy for Perimenopause Symptoms?

Art & Faith Conversations
Season 8 EP 4: Liturgies to Light the Way

Art & Faith Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 43:15


Co-authors, Audrey Elledge and Elizabeth Moore, recently released their first book, Liturgies for Hope-Sixty Prayers for the Highs, Lows, and Everything in Between. Hear the story of how the prayers orginated as anchors of hope for their church in NYC in 2020 at the height of the pandemic to becoming a published book. The liturgies include everything from the ordinary moments of life to the dark days of the pandemic and act as guardrails to beauty as the authors descirbe it. Hear the origin story of their friendship and collaboration, the doubts and struggles they've had in their own prayer lives and don't miss the Liturgy read at the end. Audrey Elledge lives in New York, where she works at SparkNotes and serves at Church of the City New York. Audrey is the recipient of the Academy of American Poets Prize and the Virginia Beall Ball Prize. Born and raised in Louisiana, Elizabeth Moore now lives in New York, where she works at Penguin Random House and serves with the Church of the City New York creative team. To order the book: https://www.amazon.com/Liturgies-Hope-Prayers-Everything-Between/dp/0593442806 The podcast is an extension of an arts collective that creates spiritually formative resources through embodied expressions. Donate Website: https://vividartistry.org Follow us on Instagram:  @artandfaithpodcast @vividartistryco        

The Gatecrashers Podcast
151 Final Verdict! Penguin Random House Anti-Trust Trial

The Gatecrashers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 9:49


The Gatecrashers discuss the final verdict of the Penguin Random House anti-trust trial. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009.  Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to launch her own self-publishing career.

Beyond the Book
Cader Unravels Judge Pan’s Ruling To Block PRH/S&S Merger

Beyond the Book

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 16:08


For a close reading of Judge Florence Pan's ruling to block Penguin Random House's proposed acquisition of Simon & Schuster, CCC's Chris Kenneally spoke with Michael Cader of Publishers Lunch.

Over It And On With It
CC: How Do Make and Keep Friends with Dr. Marisa G. Franco

Over It And On With It

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2022 48:19


An enlightening psychologist and national speaker, Dr. Marisa G Franco is known for digesting and communicating science in ways that resonate deeply enough with people to change their lives. She works as a professor at The University of Maryland and her forthcoming book Platonic: How The Science of AttachmentCan Help You Make—and Keep—Friends debuts with Penguin Random House in September 2022. She writes about friendship for Psychology Today and has been a featured connection expert for major publications like The New York Times, The Telegraph, and Vice. She speaks on belonging across the country.

New Day
57. Are We Finally Ready to Listen to Women's Sides of Stories? With Laura Warrell

New Day

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 33:31


In Laura Warrell's debut novel Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm, a cast of women seek love, redemption, and belonging in a story grounded in the world of jazz and centered on a womanizing musician's venturesome life. Laura joins Claire to discuss what elements from her own life informed this book, why so many people seem to be drawn to philandering men, and why it was important for her to showcase the women's voices in this story. Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm is the November pick for The Lemonada Book Club Powered by Penguin Random House.   Resources from the show Read Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm by Laura Warrell  Check out the Lemonada Book Club Powered By Penguin Random House   Do you have something you want Claire's help with? Send her a question to be featured on an upcoming episode by emailing us at newday@lemonadamedia.com or submitting one at www.bit.ly/newdayask.   Want to connect? Join the New Day Facebook Group!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/newdaypod   Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows go to lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.   To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to lemonadamedia.com/show/newday/ shortly after the air date.   Follow Claire on IG and FB @clairebidwellsmith or Twitter @clairebidwell and visit her website: www.clairebidwellsmith.com.   Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.    Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Therapy Chat
356: Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy with Dr. Jahan Khamsehzadeh

Therapy Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 68:14


Welcome back to Therapy Chat! Today's episode is a deeper exploration of plant-based medicine, specifically Psilocybin, also known as "magic mushrooms." Host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews Dr. Jahan Khamsehzadeh, the author of The Psilocybin Connection: Psychedelics, the Transformation of Consciousness, and Evolution of the Planet—An Integral Approach. Jahan offered a fascinating and in-depth discussion of how psychedelics have been used by humans and animals since the beginning of time, their role in evolution, their current legal and illicit uses for healing, and future directions.   Jahan Khamsehzadeh, Ph.D. completed his dissertation on psychedelics in the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco. His book, The Psilocybin Connection: Psychedelics, the Transformation of Consciousness, and Evolution of the Planet—An Integral Approach, is published by North Atlantic Books and distributed by Penguin Random House. He earned his Masters in Consciousness and Transformative Studies from John F. Kennedy University, and his Bachelors from the University of Arizona with a major in Philosophy and minors in Physics, Psychology, and Mathematics.    Aside from academic work, he has undergone several major trainings, including graduating from the Hakomi somatic-psychotherapy program and training within the Mazatec mushroom tradition. He assisted the Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy Certificate training at CIIS for two years, and mentors at the newly emerging School of Consciousness Medicine. He works as a facilitator for legal psilocybin mushrooms ceremonies in Jamaica with Atman Retreats, one of the few opportunities offered worldwide where people can legally experience psilocybin. Jahan is on the PsiloHealth integration team, a content advisor for the Synthesis Psychedelic Guide training program, and volunteers at the Zendo Project, which provides psychedelic harm reduction. Resources   Visit Jahan Khamsehzadeh's website here.   Buy his book, the Psilocybin Connection: Psychedelics, the Transformation of Consciousness, and Evolution of the Planet, on Amazon here.   Therapists - Join Laura's Trauma Therapist Network Community here. Use coupon code TTN15 to save 15% on your first month of membership.    Follow Therapy Chat on Instagram.   Sign up for e-mail updates from Trauma Therapist Network here.   Save on Sounds True Courses & Programs here Free Audio and Discounted Healing Trauma Program from Sounds True Thank you to TherapyNotes for sponsoring this week's episode! TherapyNotes makes billing, scheduling, notetaking, and telehealth incredibly easy. And now, for all you prescribers out there, TherapyNotes is proudly introducing E-prescribe! Find out what more than 100,000 mental health professionals already know, and try TherapyNotes for 2 months, absolutely free. Try it today with no strings attached, and see why everyone is switching to TherapyNotes. Now featuring E-prescribe. Use promo code "chat" at www.therapynotes.com to receive 2 FREE months of TherapyNotes! Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 

The Vet Blast Podcast
152: Practicing Narrative Medicine to Provide Individualized Care

The Vet Blast Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 20:09


Karen Fine, DVM, is a small animal veterinarian and writer who operated a house call practice for 25 years and practices integrative medicine. Her memoir, The Other Family Doctor: A Veterinarian Explores What Animals Can Teach Us About Love, Life and Mortality is forthcoming in March 2023 from Penguin Random House. She is also the author of the textbook Narrative Medicine in Veterinary Practice from CRC Press, published in 2021. Fine, a Tufts graduate, practices in Central Massachusetts. Her website is www.karenfinedvm.com.

The Cone of Shame Veterinary Podcast
COS - 169 - CBD, Labor Shortage, And Non - Economic Damages With Mark Cushing

The Cone of Shame Veterinary Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 30:54


Mark Cushing Joins Dr. Andy Roark to review recent trends and policy battles in veterinary medicine. He discusses the veterinary labor shortage, telemedicine, nurse practitioners, lawsuit damages and CBD regulation. He also gives his predictions for the midterm 2022 elections and how they will impact veterinary medicine in the coming year. LINKS Practice Owner Summit: https://unchartedvet.com/practice-owner-summit-2022/ Pet Nation: https://amzn.to/3yNT8gj Animal Policy Group: https://animalpolicygroup.com/ Mark Cushing Website: https://www.marklcushing.com/ Dr. Andy Roark Exam Room Communication Tool Box Course: https://drandyroark.com/on-demand-staff-training/ What's on my Scrubs?! Card Game: https://drandyroark.com/training-tools/ Dr. Andy Roark Swag: drandyroark.com/shop All Links: linktr.ee/DrAndyRoark ABOUT OUR GUEST: Mark is the Founder and Managing Partner of the Animal Policy Group, LLC, based in Scottsdale, AZ, Portland, OR, and Los Angeles. APG's clients represent a wide-range of pet health, animal welfare and veterinary educational interests. Mark focuses his practice on providing high-level strategic advice, government advocacy, regulatory and policy services to animal health and veterinary clients with needs at any level of government, and universities and industry groups throughout North America. Mark is a frequent speaker at veterinary medicine and other animal policy conferences. He is a former partner of major regional and national law firms and served as an adjunct professor of law at the LMU Duncan School of Law in Knoxville, Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, and the University of Oregon School of Law. He is an Honors graduate with distinction from Stanford University and the Willamette University College of Law. Most recently, Mark is the author of Pet Nation, a book released by Penguin Random House that illustrates an inside look at the forces behind how our pets transformed American society and culture.

MTR Podcasts
Interview with Media Personality LaDawn Black

MTR Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 42:59


LaDawn Black, a native of Washington, DC, is a Relationship Expert, Author, Voice Artist and Multimedia Personality.Black was the host of Baltimore's #1 radio relationship show, The LaDawn Black Show on Magic 95.9FM for three years. Prior to joining Magic 95.9, The LaDawn Black Show, was a ratings winner and listener favorite for 10 years on Baltimore's 92Q – 92.3FM. Black has been named Best Radio Personality by the Baltimore City Paper and Best Guilty Pleasure Radio Show by the Baltimore Magazine.Black is also an author of two Penguin Random House top-selling relationship guides: Stripped Bare: The 12 Truths That Will Help You Land the Very Best Black Man and Let's Get It On: 15 Hot Tips and Tricks to Spice Up Your Sex Life. Black's latest book for Penguin Random House is a novel, TEASE: Steamy Short Stories. Stripped Bare was named one of the 10 Best Non-fiction Books by HuffingtonPost and her novel TEASE was a nominee for an African American Literary Award in erotica. She also lends her voice to other authors as a narrator. Black is a popular voice artist for Audible lending her talents to many top-selling books. Plus, she has been the sexy voice on many hot mixtapes and CDs.In addition to her own radio show, books and articles, Black has been a relationship expert for Oxygen, BET, TVOne, CW, Wendy, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, NPR, Fox News and many other local/national media outlets.Black is an online relationship coach for match.com, yahoo.com, happenmag.com, blackandmarriedwithkids.com, essence.com, blackpeoplemeet.com and blackmeninamerica.com. Black has contributed to or been profiled by Essence, Ebony, Heart & Soul, Upscale, Glamour, Men's Health, Cosmopolitan, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Magazine and many other publications.Mentioned in the episodeLaDawn BlackProudly sponsored by BMIThe Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture. To find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory. SPONSORSDoubledutch Boutique: Boutique featuring a curated selection of modern, retro-inspired women's designer clothing. Check out the shop's gifts for holidays for him/her, including items from local makers and new modern lines from abroad and as well as vintage treasures by going to doubledutchboutique.comSPONSORSDoubledutch Boutique: Boutique featuring a curated selection of modern, retro-inspired women's designer clothing. Check out the shop's gifts for holidays for him/her, including items from local makers and new modern lines from abroad and as well as vintage treasures by going to doubledutchboutique.com ★ Support this podcast ★

Let's Talk About Myths, Baby! A Greek & Roman Mythology Podcast
Arachne Weaves Her Tragedy & The Cursed Legacy of Thebes

Let's Talk About Myths, Baby! A Greek & Roman Mythology Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 44:52


First, Liv reads a selection from the new translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses, by Stephanie McCarter, because it's ARACHNE and it's AMAZING. Then, the cursed legacy of Thebes, the stories of Ino and Semele.Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Stephanie McCarter; Theoi.com; Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz.Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Selections read from METAMORPHOSES by Ovid and translated by Stephanie McCarter, published by Penguin Classics, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC. The unabridged audio recording narrated by Bahni Turpin is published by Ground Cherry Press, available at Audible, at other major online audiobook retailers, and to borrow at public libraries. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

3 Books With Neil Pasricha
Chapter 115: Gabor Maté targets toxic triggers to transcend trauma

3 Books With Neil Pasricha

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 76:46


Let's flash back to Budapest Hungary in 1944 where a little baby boy named Gabor lay crying in his crib. He wouldn't stop. Couldn't stop. His mother called the doctor who said, “All my Jewish babies are crying”.   Nazis had taken over the country and killed Gabor's grandparents in Auschwitz. Gabor's dad was put into forced labor and his aunt was missing. Today we understand that Gabor was experiencing trauma through his mother's stress.   His father thankfully returned after the war and when he was 12 years old, the family moved to Canada. Gabor went to the University of British Columbia before becoming a high school english teacher through the 60s and early 70s and then returned to university to become a doctor in 1977. Gabor spent over 20 years practicing family and palliative care medicine in the downtown Eastside of Vancouver -- a neighbourhood with one of the world's highest concentrations of drug addiction.   Today Gabor is the bestselling author of In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, Close Encounters with Addiction, When the Body Says No, Scattered Minds, Hold Onto Your Kids, and his brand new New York Times bestseller The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic World.   I bought the book when it came out from Caversham Booksellers, which is North America's largest mental health bookstore and located in downtown Toronto. They told me Gabor had been by many times and proudly had all his books in the front window. I cracked it open and couldn't stop reading. Gabor is entrancing, passionate, and wise and I was thrilled to sit down with him at Penguin Random House headquarters during the Canadian leg of his international book tour.   We discuss: play, love, Jordan Peterson, innocence, attachment parenting, Winnie the Pooh, father-son relationships, identifying and healing from trauma, curiosity and living, shifting attitudes, formative books, and much, much more…   This conversation is a journey I don't think you'll soon forget. I find myself thinking about it nearly every day.   Let's flip the page into Chapter 115 now…   What You'll Learn: Why is loss of innocence so poignant? Why should we not give up play? How is love manifested? What is attachment parenting? Why is our culture so toxic? Why must we let kids manifest the full range of their emotions? How do you develop a strong father/son relationship? What is trauma? How can we begin healing from trauma? How can we build better connections with our children? How can we make sure we are meeting our children's needs? How do we balance curiosity and life? How should we choose to live? How can we learn to shift our attitudes towards events?   You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://www.3books.co/chapters/115   Leave us a voicemail. Your message may be included in a future chapter: 1-833-READ-A-LOT.     Sign up to receive podcast updates here: https://www.3books.co/email-list    3 Books is a completely insane and totally epic 15-year-long quest to uncover and discuss the 1000 most formative books in the world. Each chapter discusses the 3 most formative books of one of the world's most inspiring people. Sample guests include: Brené Brown, David Sedaris, Malcolm Gladwell, Angie Thomas, Cheryl Strayed, Rich Roll, Soyoung the Variety Store Owner, Derek the Hype Man, Kevin the Bookseller, Vishwas the Uber Driver, Roxane Gay, David Mitchell, Vivek Murthy, Mark Manson, Seth Godin, Judy Blume and Quentin Tarantino. 3 Books is published on the lunar calendar with each of the 333 chapters dropped on the exact minute of every single new moon and every single full moon all the way up to 5:21 am on September 1, 2031. 3 Books is an Apple "Best Of" award-winning show and is 100% non-profit with no ads, no sponsors, no commercials, and no interruptions. 3 Books has 3 clubs including the End of the Podcast Club, the Cover to Cover Club, and the Secret Club, which operates entirely through the mail and is only accessible by calling 1-833-READ-A-LOT. Each chapter is hosted by Neil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome, The Happiness Equation, Two-Minute Mornings, etc. For more info check out: https://www.3books.co

Science Salon
305. Bethanne Patrick — Book World

Science Salon

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 98:47


A conversation with literary critic and publishing insider Bethanne Patrick about the future of books, book publishing, authors and readers. Shermer and Patrick discuss: her memoir Life B • trends in treatment of depression and other mental diseases • why memoirs by authors who have suffered traumas and stresses in their lives sell so well • non-fiction, fiction, and quasi-nonfictional fiction • censorship and cancel culture in publishing • why the New York Times bestseller list is so influential • the trial over the acquisition of Simon & Schuster by Penguin Random House over whether it will lead to a monopsony • the future of publishing and book stores • how writing compares to more accessible forms of content such as film or podcasting • what advice she would give to new would-be authors. Bethanne Patrick is the ultimate literary insider. If you read book reviews, you undoubtedly know Bethanne. Her endorsements in venues like the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, NPR, and the Boston Globe have moved hundreds of thousands of copies. Check your shelves: chances are you own a book (or three) with a Bethanne blurb on the cover. An influencer in the book world, Bethanne (@TheBookMaven) has over 200K Twitter followers and originated the popular #FridayReads hashtag. The author of two books for National Geographic and editor of an anthology for Regan Arts, Patrick's debut memoir Life B will be published by Counterpoint in May 2023.

Business Wars Daily
The DOJ Beats Back a Deal Between Mega-Publishers

Business Wars Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 4:11


Today is Monday, November 7 and we're looking at Penguin Random House vs. Hachette Book Group.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Law360's Pro Say - News & Analysis on Law and the Legal Industry
Ep. 273: The Antitrust Brawl Rocking The Publishing World

Law360's Pro Say - News & Analysis on Law and the Legal Industry

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 39:45


A $2.2 billion merger between Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster has been put on ice after a federal judge found that the tie-up poses a likely threat to the market for publishing top-selling books. The ruling came after a three-week trial that saw testimony from literary giants like Stephen King who warned against the dangers of consolidation in the publishing industry. Joining Pro Say this week to break down the trial and the fallout from the merger's blocking is Law360's senior competition reporter, Matt Perlman. Also this week, a Seattle attorney faces potential discipline for fabricating an entire news outlet as part of his effort to force the payout of an $18 billion arbitration award against Chevron, and a popular YouTube lawyer sues for defamation against a website publisher who questioned his credentials. Finally, none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger steps into the Supreme Court fray over state-level election policy.