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Hey Now! Hey Now! is the popular nostalgia podcast where two childhood friends discuss their favourite childhood movies. In each episode longtime BFFs, Emily Sandford and Barney Leigh choose a 90s or 00s classic that modern-day millennials can HARD relate to. Now THAT is What Dreams Are Made Of! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
A weekly graphically enhanced podcast that includes the latest book news and insightful one-on-one interviews with your favorite literary personalities. Please visit www.authorinyourpocket.com to get more information on the authors featured on our show. TriCom Podcast is dedicated to putting Authors In Your Pocket!(tm)
 
A family podcast about classic children’s books and the impact they have on us long into adulthood. In each episode, we talk about one popular children's book from the past, uncovering the unique story behind the story. While sitting down with famous, award-winning authors, we investigate the timeless themes in kids’ books.
 
Book of the Mouse Club is an Unofficial Disney podcast that explores books about Disney, its history, films, theme parks and more. Join us for discussions about books, interviews with authors and broader topics that relate to the literary realm of Disney. Disclaimer: Book of the Mouse Club has no affiliation with The Walt Disney Company. The views and opinions expressed by hosts and participants are theirs and theirs alone and do not represent the organizations or companies they happen to wo ...
 
New episodes every Friday! On this podcast, your host TJ Aquilina, will explore the comic books both near and far from our own world. Some will dazzle the imagination and some will test our beliefs and ideologies. But most important, these stories will be human, beautiful, and provocative. Representing all authors and artists regardless of their race, gender, ethnicity, or nationality. Welcome to Elseworlds, an anchor podcast produced and edited by T.J. Aquilina. Follow Elseworlds! Instagram ...
 
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Zibby is joined by Meg Cabot — author of over fifty novels — to talk about her latest book, No Words. The two talk about how the story and many of its characters were inspired by Meg's own experiences at book festivals and by many of her friends and colleagues who she has missed during the pandemic. Zibby also asks Meg about how she first got her s…
 
She’s a supergirl and she’s here to save the world...or at least not pass out in her high school debate class. Twenty years ago, the world met Mia Thermopolis in the Princess Diaries. This film gave Anne Hathaway her royal debut to the silver screen starring alongside the practically perfect Julie Andrews as the Queen, who reveals to her granddaugh…
 
Poet Sabrina Benaim joins Zibby to talk about her second collection I Love You, Call Me Back, which is out today. Sabrina shares that while she had the bones of these poems pre-Covid, the pandemic helped shape the stories they ultimately told. The two also talk about the way health scares have impacted Sabrina's family's lives, from her mother's an…
 
Zoinks! If it wasn’t for some meddling kids in a turquoise van we wouldn’t have today’s animation episode: Scooby-Doo. We wanted to review this Warner Brothers classic because it’s super popular with the cool people at Coolsville High, and also introduces us to the Scooby Snack that is Freddie Prinze Jr! What more could we want? So put on a facemas…
 
Jo Piazza and Christine Pride, co-authors of We Are Not Like Them, join Zibby to talk about their book, their relationship, and what is next for each of them. Jo and Christine share that although many people are focusing on the role race plays in their novel, they wanted to make sure their story addressed a number of the hot-button issues that affe…
 
Zibby is joined by the founder of RLVNT Media and middle-grade author Tina Wells to talk about her latest book, Honest June, which is now out exclusively at Target. The two talk about the role magazines like Cosmopolitan and Seventeen played in the early days of their careers, what inspired Tina to start writing middle-grade novels, and how her mar…
 
"It's so liberating to write for children that I'm in heaven and don't think I'll ever stop." Zibby is joined by the iconic illustrator Maira Kalman to discuss her latest picture book, Darling Baby. Maira shares how she started keeping a diary soon after her first grandchild was born and decided to add drawings to the notes she took. Maira also tel…
 
“We’re walking right down the middle of Main Street USAAAA..” and taking time to stop and do some window shopping! In honor of the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort, Courtney and Emily are honoring Cast Member contributions to the park through Jeff Heimbuch’s book “Main Street Windows: A Complete Guide to Disney’s Whimsical Tributes.” Ho…
 
Children's book author Shelli Johannes joins Zibby to talk about her two most recent releases, Shine Like a Unicorn and Theo TheSaurus: The Dinosaur Who Loved Big Words. Shelli shares that although her kids are older now, the lessons her characters learn are often inspired by real things her own children have experienced. She also tells Zibby about…
 
Pastry chef and founder of Milk Bar, Christina Tosi, joins Zibby to talk about her debut picture book, Every Cake Has a Story, and how her career influenced it. Rather than asking what inspired a cake's flavor, Christina always asks what is its story. She then thought that in this way, humans are just like cakes and we should celebrate the things t…
 
Victoria Kann, author of the Pinkalicious series, joins Zibby and four very special guests to talk about her latest picture book, Rubylicious. Victoria shares how the original Pinkalicious story began as an April Fool's joke and why she tries to answer the question, "What would be really fun?" whenever she writes a new book. Victoria also tells Zib…
 
Zibby is joined by humorist, author, and musician Sandra Boynton to talk about her bestselling book, Good Night, Good Night, which was recently expanded and re-released. The two discuss Sandra's extensive and illustrious career, from her start selling greeting cards while still in college to her work creating stories and music for children (which s…
 
Books help young people wrap their minds around who they are, how they fit into the world and give them the language to demand the world make space for them. Queer Young Adult books can guide young readers through the myriad of experiences of coming out in different contexts and cultures. And, love stories can help young gay kids imagine themselves…
 
Zibby is joined by author and illustrator duo Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic and Vashti Harrison to talk about their new picture book, Hello, Star. Stephanie tells Zibby about how its premise was inspired by the questions her young son asked her former astronaut husband about space — and why she decided to feature a mother-daughter pair in the story ins…
 
Good Morning America weekend co-anchor and ABC News correspondent Eva Pilgrim joins Zibby to discuss her first picture book, Walter Does His Best, which was inspired by her beloved French bulldog. Eva shares how her mom's lessons about kindness have shaped both her parenting goals and the story she wanted this book to tell. She also reveals the int…
 
Senator Elizabeth Warren joins Zibby to discuss her thirteenth book, Pinkie Promises. Senator Warren shares how her tradition of pinkie promising young girls and women inspired the story's premise, why it was important for her to focus on her protagonist's efforts rather than results, and the picture book's secret second plot that will entertain yo…
 
Professor and author Jesse Thistle joins Zibby to talk about his bestselling memoir, From the Ashes. Jesse shares how different the overwhelmingly positive reception of his life story has been from the way he used to be perceived, how he believes indigenous people can begin to heal centuries of generational trauma, and what he plans to do next. Jes…
 
Sufferin Succotash! Excuse us while we SLAM DUNK into your podcast subs! In this episode, we’ll be discussing a Looney Tunes and Michael Jordan classic - Space Jam. So put down your carrot (we’re looking at you Bugs), lace up your Nikes and pull up your lucky North Carolina shorts … [Porky Pig] ww-www-we’re- we’re www we’re off to Moron Mountain! T…
 
Zibby is joined by Guggenheim Fellow, academic, and author Myriam J.A. Chancy to discuss her latest novel, What Storm, What Thunder. Although Myriam wasn't planning on writing about the devastating earthquake that hit her homeland of Haiti in 2010, she knew she had a story to tell after seeing the late LeRoy Clarke's artwork. Myriam shares her own …
 
Kimberly McCreight joined Zibby for an IG Live to talk about her latest novel, Friends Like These, which was inspired in part by her own tight-knit group of college friends. The two talked about Kimberly's writing process (which she doesn't necessarily recommend), what it has been like to adapt this book for a television series with Steven Spielber…
 
When Boston Globe journalist Billy Baker was approached by his editor to write about the loneliness epidemic and how adult men specifically have a hard time with friends, he didn't want to do it. But he took on the project when he realized the changes that needed to be made in his own life. Building off of that Globe article (which became the newsp…
 
Zibby is joined by Alex George to talk about his latest novel, The Paris Hours, as well as his many other literary endeavors. Alex shares how he was inspired to write this novel after hearing a story about Marcel Prout's real-life maid, what writing was like for him throughout the pandemic, and why he made the career leap from lawyer to novelist. A…
 
Nicholas Sparks returns to discuss his twenty-second novel, The Wish, which had been on his mind for nearly twenty years. Nicholas and Zibby also talk about the shape of contemporary American fiction, the influence his photography had on his latest novel, and why he will always draw from his own life experiences when writing. Purchase on Amazon or …
 
Journalist and author Helen Russell joins Zibby to discuss her latest book, How to Be Sad, and her research on how leaning into our sadness can actually lead to true happiness. Helen and Zibby talk about why we are often our most creative and grateful while upset, where there are still gaps in brain activity research, and ways to cultivate a health…
 
Dr. Elizabeth Cohen, aka The Divorce Doctor, joins Zibby to discuss her book, Light on the Other Side of Divorce. Through her work as a clinical psychologist focused on helping those going through the end of their marriage, Dr. Cohen strives to take shame and suffering out of the process and directs her patients instead to think about how they can …
 
BOOM BABY! Today’s animation episode is all about The Emperor’s New Groove! Uhuh uhuh uhuh uhuh. This Llama-loving Disney classic practically invented levers* and has us craving freshly baked spinach puffs all day every day. Is something burning?! So put on your comfiest poncho, kronk up your headphones, and Squeak Squeaker Squeakerson! Translation…
 
"I think my work defines me. I feel as though if I'm not writing, who am I?" Mary Kay Andrews — bestselling author of 26 novels — joins Zibby to talk about her two latest books, The Newcomer and The Santa Suit. Mary Kay shares how the pandemic both changed her writing habits and inspired her and a few fellow writers to start "Friends and Fiction." …
 
Zibby is joined by Mira Jacob to talk about her latest book, Good Talk, which was named one of the best books of 2019 by the New York Times Book Review. The graphic memoir was the result of Mira's attempts to answer her young son's questions about race in America while dealing with the political developments of 2016 — especially those that took pla…
 
Writer and poet Bethany Saltman didn't set out to write a memoir but when her research into the life and studies of Mary Ainsworth overlapped with her own childhood, she knew she had to delve into her past. Bethany tells Zibby about how Ainsworth's attachment theories apply to the often complicated relationship she had with her older brothers, in w…
 
Zibby is joined by Phoebe Robinson — stand-up comedian, co-creator of 2 Dope Queens, and founder of Tiny Reparations Books — to talk about her latest essay collection, Please Don't Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes. Phoebe shares what inspired her to write a series of essays about the pandemic that did not give readers a simple play-play-play o…
 
Although Jayne Allen has been writing all of her life, it wasn't until 2016 when she adopted a pseudonym that she finally felt comfortable publishing her debut novel, Black Girls Must Die Exhausted. Now, Jaunique Sealey (the woman behind Jayne Allen) serves as Vice President of Strategy & Community for Zibby Books and her novel is Target's October …
 
After years spent writing within the world of her bestselling book, Wonder, R.J. Palacio's new novel Pony is a stunning change of pace. Set in the American frontier in the 1850s, the "quick epic," as R.J. calls it, grapples with big themes like life, death, and family. R.J. tells Zibby about how her own orphanhood inspired elements of the story, wh…
 
Paula Hawkins, the bestselling author of The Girl on the Train, joins Zibby to discuss her latest novel, A Slow Fire Burning which debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Paula shares how she found her way to thriller writing after working as a business journalist and a rom-com ghostwriter for years, as well as why she has always been …
 
Don’t lose your head, Doll Face! This episode is dedicated to the Aardman and DreamWorks animation - Chicken Run. This Hen outta 10 movie made us never look at gravy the same way again, and *almost* made us vegetarian. (Fajitas are delicious, ok?) Anyway, put down your knitting needles, nestle down, and let this clucking good show begin. Pro Tip: B…
 
"This whole notion that learning needs to be difficult to be effective is just bullshit. I always used to say a laughing child is a learning child— science proves it now." Gregg Behr, co-author of When You Wonder, You're Learning, and Joan Koenig, author of The Musical Child, come together to talk to Zibby about the importance of emphasizing wonder…
 
Zibby is joined by Brian Platzer and Abby Freireich, two Manhattan teachers who also run New York's only tutoring company fully staffed by professional classroom teachers, to talk about their new book, Taking the Stress Out of Homework. Brian and Abby share their top tips for how parents can assist with homework in non-invasive ways, the importance…
 
Although Renée Rosen's latest book is a work of fiction, she manages to tell the incredible true story of the feud between Alva Vanderbilt and Caroline Astor in The Social Graces. Set during the Gilded Age, the book comments on the societal absurdities and paradoxes of the era and examines how women were able to create their own way in the world at…
 
Zibby hosted a meeting of the Peloton Moms Book Club where they were joined by Pam Jenoff to discuss her latest novel, The Woman with the Blue Star. Pam answered questions about how her career in the U.S. Foreign Service continues to inspire her books, where she draws the line between the real historical stories she uncovers and the fiction she wri…
 
Zibby is joined by creator and star of The Nanny and founder of The Cancer Schmancer Movement, Fran Drescher, to talk about her 2003 New York Times bestseller, Cancer Schmancer, and how its release changed her life forever. After sharing her journey battling uterine cancer, Fran realized just how common her story was and set out on a mission to hel…
 
Award-winning writer, professor, and Zen Buddhist priest Ruth Ozeki joins Zibby to discuss her latest novel, The Book of Form and Emptiness. The two talk about capturing the imagination of children's books for adults, how social norms in every culture determine where the line is drawn between creativity and mental illness, and why Ruth sees books a…
 
Ben Mezrich, the bestselling author of Bringing Down the House and The Accidental Billionaires (which was adapted into The Social Network), joins Zibby to discuss his latest thriller, The Antisocial Network. The book chronicles the GameStop stock scandal that took place earlier this year. Ben discusses why his stories often read very cinematically,…
 
SUSHI?! You think this episode is about SUSHI? Today we’re discussing the Disney Pixar Masterpiece - Monsters, Inc. This scarily good animation is the apple of our eye (singular) and has us screaming with laughter from start-to-finish. So file your paperwork*, vroom-vroom home, and tell Sully’s mom - Mike’s ON A PODCAST! *Leave the Puce! Pro Tip: B…
 
"I can assure you that moms do find time to read. At least, my mom did." Zibby is joined by Nathan Harris whose debut novel, The Sweetness of Water, was selected as an Oprah Book Club Pick, was on President Obama's 2021 Summer Reading List, and was longlisted for this year's Booker Prize. Nathan shares why he was initially scared to write a novel s…
 
Zibby is joined by Daisy Dowling, her beloved fourth-grade teacher's daughter, to discuss Daisy's new book, Workparent. After serving as a corporate executive coach assisting mothers and fathers trying to strike the right work-life balance, Daisy realized there are lessons every working parent can learn. She shares why she made sure to include advi…
 
When Jenny Lisk's husband started feeling dizzy one day, they had no idea the cause would be terminal brain cancer. In an instant, Jenny had to become a caretaker to her husband while also figuring out how she was going to parent their two kids as a widow. Now five years later, Jenny hosts the Widowed Parent Podcast and has written her first book, …
 
"People affect each other in ways you're not aware of and in ways that you're not expecting." Fredrik Backman, the bestselling author of Beartown and A Man Called Ove, joins Zibby to discuss his latest novel, Anxious People, the #1 bestseller which is now out in paperback. The two talk about the lifelong effects of losing loved ones to suicide, as …
 
There is a magical age, somewhere between eight and twelve, where young people’s wonder at the natural world can be galvanized into meaningful engagement with the threats and challenges that humans bring to bear on nature. It is within this window that the right book at the right time can help a young person make sense of the big feelings that come…
 
Zibby is joined by 37-time Emmy award-winning journalist and bestselling author Hank Phillippi Ryan to discuss her latest novel, Her Perfect Life. Hank shares which elements of her own life inspired storylines for her protagonist and when she decided to take the leap into writing fiction. Hank also tells Zibby about the inner conflict that arises w…
 
Bestselling author of Big Little Lies, Nine Perfect Strangers, and Truly Madly Deeply, Liane Moriarty (also now known as “the TV lady”) had planned to take a year off to write for herself instead of a deadline, but she ended up creating an entire novel from a single-sentence prompt her sister sent her. Liane joins Zibby to talk about how she came u…
 
Kristan Higgins, the bestselling author of twenty-one books, joins Zibby to discuss her latest novel Pack Up the Moon. Kristan shares how her personal experience with grief has shaped her entire life — and, notably, her marriage — and inspired a number of her stories, including this one. She also tells Zibby about how she became a writer when she r…
 
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