50 Must-Read Books By Podcasters

Welcome to the new golden age of radio, now with Bluetooth technology! Whether you’re a newbie to podcasts or a longtime listener, you’ve probably got a favorite. Some of the books on this list are direct spinoffs of the creator’s pod, while others share authorship and style. Either way, the true fan won’t miss a single one.

50 Must-Read Books by Podcasters

15 Minutes to Happiness: Easy, Everyday Exercises to Help You Be The Best You Can Be by Richard Nicholls

Podcast: Motivate Yourself

“Through his incredibly popular podcast, Motivate Yourself, registered psychotherapist Richard Nicholls set out to cut through some of the myths and misconceptions about self-help and offer effective solutions to real-life problems.”

The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins by Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy

Podcast: The Adventure Zone

“Welcome to the Adventure Zone! SEE! The illustrated exploits of three lovable dummies set loose in a classic fantasy adventure! READ! Their journey from small-time bodyguards to world-class artifact hunters! MARVEL! At the sheer metafictional chutzpah of a graphic novel based on a story created in a podcast where three dudes and their dad play a tabletop role playing game in real time!”

Alice Isn’t Dead by Joseph Fink

Podcast: Alice Isn’t Dead

“Keisha Lewis lived a quiet life with her wife, Alice, until the day that Alice disappeared. After months of searching, presuming she was dead, Keisha held a funeral, mourned, and gradually tried to get on with her life. But that was before Keisha started to see her wife, again and again, in the background of news reports from all over America. Alice isn’t dead, and she is showing up at every major tragedy and accident in the country.”

Are Men Obsolete? by Hanna Rosin, Maureen Dowd, Caitlin Moran, and Camille PagliaAre Men Obsolete? The Munk Debate On Gender by Hanna Rosin, Maureen Dowd, Caitlin Moran, Camille Paglia

Podcast: Invisibilia

“For the first time in history, will it be better to be a woman than a man in the upcoming century? The twelfth semi-annual Munk Debate pits Hanna Rosin and Maureen Dowd against Caitlin Moran and Camille Paglia to debate one of the biggest socio-economic phenomena of our time — the relative decline of the power and status of men in the workplace, in the family, and society at large.”

The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6′ 4″, African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama’s Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian by W. Kamau Bell

Podcast: Politically Re-Active

The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell is a humorous, well-informed take on the world today, tackling a wide range of evergreen issues, such as race relations; fatherhood; the state of law enforcement today; comedians and superheroes; right-wing politics; failure; his interracial marriage; his upbringing by very strong-willed, race-conscious, yet ideologically opposite parents; his early days struggling to find his comedic voice, then his later days struggling to find his comedic voice; why he never seemed to fit in with the Black comedy scene . . . or the white comedy scene; how he was a Black nerd way before that became a thing; how it took his wife and an East Bay lesbian to teach him that racism and sexism often walk hand in hand; and much, much more.”

Big Friendship by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman (forthcoming)

Podcast: Call Your Girlfriend

“Hosts of the podcast Call Your Girlfriend Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman’s BIG FRIENDSHIP, a memoir-manifesto about the ups, downs, and life-changing importance of nurturing and sustaining a friendship, to Priscilla Painton and Julianna Haubner at Simon & Schuster, at auction, for publication in spring 2020.”

Black Futures by Jenna Wortham

Podcast: Still Processing

Black Futures is a collection of work—art, photos, essays, memes, dialogues, recipes, tweets, poetry, and more—that tells the story of the radical, imaginative, bold, and beautiful world that black artists, high and low, are producing today. The book presents a succession of brilliant and provocative pieces—from both emerging and renowned creators of all kinds—that generates an entrancing rhythm: Readers will go from conversations with hackers and street artists to memes and Instagram posts, from powerful prose to dazzling paintings and insightful infographics.”

The Book of the Year 2018 by No Such Thing As A FishThe Book of the Year 2018: Your Definitive Guide to the World’s Weirdest News by No Such Thing As A Fish

Podcast: No Such Thing As A Fish

“Discover how Peruvian mummies affected the World Cup, and why Love Island contestants are experts in game theory – as well as hundreds of stories that may have passed you by entirely, including the news that:

· NASA sent a man with a fear of heights to the International Space Station.
· An ice hotel in Canada caught fire.
· Mark Zuckerberg’s private data was compromised while he was talking to Congress about compromised data.”

Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self by Manoush Zamorodi

Podcasts: ZigZag, Note To Self

“In 2015, WNYC Studio’s ‘Note To Self’ host Manoush Zomorodi led thousands of her listeners through a week of experiments designed to help them reassess their technology habits, unplug for part of each week and jumpstart their creativity. Throughout the book are a series of challenges that will help readers rethink their relationship to their devices without completely leaving the digital world.”

The Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason by Chapo Trap House

Podcast: Chapo Trap House

“In a manifesto that renders all previous attempts at political satire obsolete, The Chapo Guide to Revolution shows you that you don’t have to side with either the pear-shaped vampires of the right or the craven, lanyard-wearing wonks of contemporary liberalism. These self-described “assholes from the internet” offer a fully ironic ideology for all who feel politically hopeless and prefer broadsides and tirades to reasoned debate.”

Dirty John and Other True Stories of Outlaws and Outsiders by Christopher Goffard

Podcast: Dirty John

“Since its release in fall 2017, the “Dirty John” podcast—about a conman who terrorizes a Southern California family—has been downloaded more than 20 million times, and will soon premiere as a scripted drama on Bravo starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana. The story, which also ran as a print series in the Los Angeles Times, wasn’t unfamiliar terrain to its writer, Christopher Goffard. Over two decades at newspapers from Florida to California, Goffard has reported probingly on the shadowy, unseen corners of society. This book gathers together for the first time “Dirty John” and the rest of his very best work.”

Doing Justice by Preet BhararaDoing Justice: A Prosecutor’s Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law by Preet Bharara

Podcast: Stay Tuned With Preet

“By the one-time federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, an important overview of the way our justice system works, and why the rule of law is essential to our society. Using case histories, personal experiences and his own inviting writing and teaching style, Preet Bharara shows the thought process we need to best achieve truth and justice in our daily lives and within our society.”

Earthcore by Scott Sigler

Podcast: Earthcore

“Deep below a desolate Utah mountain lies the largest platinum deposit ever discovered. A billion-dollar find, it waits for any company that can drill a world’s record, three-mile-deep mine shaft. EarthCore is the company with the technology, the resources and the guts to go after the mother lode. Young executive Connell Kirkland is the company’s driving force, pushing himself and those around him to uncover the massive treasure.

But at three miles below the surface, where the rocks are so hot they burn bare skin, something has been waiting for centuries. Waiting …and guarding. Kirkland and EarthCore are about to find out first-hand why this treasure has never been unearthed.”

Eat More Better: How to Make Every Bite More Delicious by Dan Pashman

Podcast: The Sporkful

“In the bestselling tradition of Alton Brown’s Good Eats and M.F.K. Fisher’s The Art of Eating, Pashman analyzes everyday foods in extraordinary detail to answer some of the most pressing questions of our time, including: Is a cheeseburger better when the cheese is on the bottom, closer to your tongue, to accentuate cheesy goodness? What are the ethics of cherry-picking specific ingredients from a snack mix? And what role does surface-area-to-volume ratio play in fried food enjoyment and ice cube selection?”

Elis and John Present the Holy Vible: The Book The Bible Could Have Been by Elis James and John Robins

Podcast: Elis James and John Robins on Radio X

“Our obsessions make us what we are, and though you may never have addressed a will to Brian May or cried watching Ronnie O’ Sullivan make a 147, you’ll have done something similar, and Elis and John are here to tell you that you’re not weird, so come on in, and taste the vibe! Or should I say, READ the vibe!”

Everything's Trash But It's OK by Phoebe RobinsonEverything’s Trash, But It’s Okay by Phoebe Robinson

Podcast: 2 Dope Queens

“Wouldn’t it be great if life came with an instruction manual? Of course, but like access to Michael B. Jordan’s house, none of us are getting any. Thankfully, Phoebe Robinson is ready to share everything she’s experienced in hopes that if you can laugh at her topsy-turvy life, you can laugh at your own.”

The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin

Podcast: Happier

“In this lively and compelling account, Rubin chronicles her adventures during the twelve months she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific research, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. Among other things, she found that novelty and challenge are powerful sources of happiness; that money can help buy happiness, when spent wisely; that outer order contributes to inner calm; and that the very smallest of changes can make the biggest difference.”

Heaven by Mur Lafferty

Podcast: I Should Be Writing

“What if Heaven wasn’t all it’s cracked up to be? Friends Kate and Daniel find that after their untimely deaths, Heaven leaves them dissatisfied and itching for something… else. So they’re off, with a passport to discover more afterlifes, heroes and gods.

During their adventures, they find out that their travel isn’t a journey taken on a whim, but may be orchestrated, or even prophesied.”

Hunger: A Memoir Of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

Podcast: Hear to Slay

“In her phenomenally popular essays and long-running Tumblr blog, Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and body, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as “wildly undisciplined,” Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In Hunger, she explores her own past—including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life—and brings readers along on her journey to understand and ultimately save herself.”

Kiss and Tell by MariNaomiKiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22 by MariNaomI

Podcast: Ask Bi Grlz

“From her father and mother’s interracial marriage to her own “you show me yours, I’ll show you mine” moments on the playground—from drug experimentation to sexual/identity questions—MariNaomi lays her inner life bare. Kiss & Tell is her funny and frank memoir in graphic form: a fresh and offbeat coming-of-age story unfolding against the colorful backdrop of San Francisco in the ’80s and ’90s. Through deft storytelling and charming illustration, MariNaomi carries us through first love and worst love, through heartbreak and bedroom experimentation, as she grows from misfit teen to young woman.”

Limetown: The Prequel by Cote Smith

Podcast: Limetown

“On a seemingly ordinary day, seventeen-year-old Lia Haddock hears news that will change her life forever: three hundred men, women, and children living at a research facility in Limetown, Tennessee, have disappeared without a trace. Among the missing is Emile Haddock, Lia’s uncle. ”

Meal  by Blue Delliquanti and Soleil Ho

Podcast: The Racist Sandwich

“Yarrow McMurray is obsessed with entomophagy, or insect eating. She raises and eats her own mealworms and has moved across the country in hopes of working at a new restaurant, Casa Chicanita, to make her mark in the burgeoning insect-eating food scene. But steely head chef and owner Chanda Flores thinks that Yarrow is simply chasing the latest fad. For Flores, eating insects is a way of life and a tribute to her Cambodian Mexican heritage. Challenged by Flores to make a meal worthy of her new restaurant, Yarrow whips herself into a fury, making mealworm curries, cricket tacos, and fried tarantulas, otherwise known as a-ping.”

Mean by Myriam Gurba

Podcast: Ask Bi Grlz

“Myriam Gurba’s debut is the bold and hilarious tale of her coming of age as a queer, mixed-race Chicana. Blending radical formal fluidity and caustic humor, Mean turns what might be tragic into piercing, revealing comedy. This is a confident, funny, brassy book that takes the cost of sexual assault, racism, misogyny, and homophobia deadly seriously.”

Money Girl's Smart Moves To Grow Rich by Laura AdamsMoney Girl’s Smart Moves to Grow Rich: A Proven Plan to Taking Charge of Your Finances by Laura D. Adams

Podcast: Money Girl

“Tired of worrying about your financial situation but aren’t sure what to do or where to start? Stop stressing! No matter how much you earn (or how much you owe) you can take control of your money—and it won’t be nearly as hard as you think.”

The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories about Facing the Unknown, edited by Catherine Burns

Podcast: The Moth

“High-school student and neuroscientist alike, the storytellers share their ventures into uncharted territory and how their lives were changed indelibly by what they discovered there. With passion, and humor, they encourage us all to be more open, vulnerable, and alive.”

Neon Soul: A Collection of Poetry and Prose by Alexandra Elle

Podcast: hey, girl.

“Alexandra Elle writes frankly about her experience as a young, single mother while she celebrates her triumph over adversity and promotes resilience and self-care in her readers. This book of all-new poems from the beloved author of Words From A Wanderer and Love In My Language is a quotable companion on the road to healing.”

Network, Navigate & Nurture: The Equation to Strategic Networking by Michelle Ngome

Podcast: Networking With Michelle

“Network, Navigate & Nurture provides a four part perspective on networking by recognizing value and leading with service. Networking Defined – demonstrating authenticity and value; Navigating Through The Professional Maze – building connections in and out the workplace; Navigating In The Digital Space – creating influence through social media; Nurture The Leaders – providing support through service and mentorship.”

On the Other Side of Freedome by DeRay McKessonOn the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope by Deray McKesson

Podcast: Pod Save The People

“Honest, courageous, and imaginative, On the Other Side of Freedom is a work brimming with hope. Drawing from his own experiences as an activist, organizer, educator, and public official, Mckesson exhorts all Americans to work to dismantle the legacy of racism and to imagine the best of what is possible. Honoring the voices of a new generation of activists, On the Other Side of Freedom is a visionary’s call to take responsibility for imagining, and then building, the world we want to live in.”

The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids by Sarah Mackenzie

Podcast: Read-Aloud Revival

“Connecting deeply with our kids can be difficult in our busy, technology-driven lives. Reading aloud offers us a chance to be fully present with our children. It also increases our kids’ academic success, inspires compassion, and fortifies them with the inner strength they need to face life’s challenges. As Sarah Mackenzie has found with her own six children, reading aloud long after kids are able to read to themselves can deepen relationships in a powerful way.”

Rick Steves Europe Through the Back Door: The Travel Skills Handbook by Rick Steves

Podcast: Travel With Rick Steves

“After 30 years of exploring Europe, Rick considers this travel skills handbook his life’s work. He shares his favorite off-the-beaten-path towns, trails, and natural wonders. With this guidebook, you’ll experience the culture like a local, spend less money, and have more fun.”

Risk!: True Stories People Never Thought They’d Dare to Share, edited by Kevin Allison

Podcast: Risk!

“Collecting the most celebrated stories from the hit podcast RISK!, along with all-new true tales about explosive secrets and off-the-wall adventures, this book paints a spellbinding portrait of the transformational moments we experience in life but rarely talk about. No topics are off-limits in RISK!, no memories too revealing to share. From accidentally harboring a teen fugitive to being poisoned while tripping on LSD in the Mayan ruins, these stories transport readers into uncharted territory and show how your life can change when you take an extraordinary leap. ”

The Sawbones Book by Justin and Sydnee McElronThe Sawbones Book: The Hilarious, Horrifying Road to Modern Medicine by Justin McElroy, Dr. Sydnee McElroy, Teylor Smirl

Podcast: Sawbones

“Wondering whether eating powdered mummies might be just the thing to cure your ills? Tempted by those vintage ads suggesting you wear radioactive underpants for virility? Ever considered drilling a hole in your head to deal with those pesky headaches? Probably not. But for thousands of years, people have done things like this—and things that make radioactive underpants seem downright sensible! In their hit podcast, Sawbones, Sydnee and Justin McElroy breakdown the weird and wonderful way we got to modern healthcare. And some of the terrifying detours along the way.”

Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes’ Hollywood, by Karina Longworth

Podcast: You Must Remember This

“Long before the Harvey Weinsteins there was Howard Hughes—the Texas millionaire, pilot, and filmmaker whose reputation as a cinematic provocateur was matched only by that as a prolific womanizer.

His supposed conquests between his first divorce in the late 1920s and his marriage to actress Jean Peters in 1957 included many of Hollywood’s most famous actresses, among them Billie Dove, Katharine Hepburn, Ava Gardner, and Lana Turner. From promoting bombshells like Jean Harlow and Jane Russell to his contentious battles with the censors, Hughes—perhaps more than any other filmmaker of his era—commoditized male desire as he objectified and sexualized women. Yet there were also numerous women pulled into Hughes’s grasp who never made it to the screen, sometimes virtually imprisoned by an increasingly paranoid and disturbed Hughes, who retained multitudes of private investigators, security personnel, and informers to make certain these actresses would not escape his clutches.”

Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks On Me by Charlamagne Tha God

Podcast: The Brilliant Idiots

Shook One details the ways anxiety has been a driving force in Charlamagne’s life since childhood. For many years, he stressed over what he thought were personal shortcomings: being unpopular in school, potential rejection by women, being ugly, and worst of all, falling into the life of stagnation or crime that caught up so many of his friends and family in his hometown of Moncks Corner, South Carolina.”

Sins Of The Father by Thelonious Legend

Podcast: BlackComicsChat

“This was going to be a special year for the Parker sisters. Eve was going to dominate in the classroom and on the basketball court. Gwen was going to make the starting five and go down in history as the greatest prankster ever. Ana was going to do as little as possible. But without warning, all three sisters gain extraordinary abilities that defy science… powers that come with a cost. Now all they want to do is make it through the school year without drawing any undue attention, while racing to find a cure before the side effects of their new abilities kill them.”

Startup by Doree ShafrirStartup: A Novel by Doree Shafrir

Podcast: Matt and Doree’s Eggcelent Adventure

“Mack McAllister has a $600 million dollar idea. Katya Pasternack is hungry for a scoop that will drive traffic. Sabrina Choe Blum just wants to stay afloat. When Mack’s bad behavior collides with Katya’s search for a salacious post, Sabrina gets caught in the middle as TakeOff goes viral for all the wrong reasons. ”

Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

Podcast: My Favorite Murder

“In Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered, Karen and Georgia focus on the importance of self-advocating and valuing personal safety over being ‘nice’ or ‘helpful.’ They delve into their own pasts, true crime stories, and beyond to discuss meaningful cultural and societal issues with fierce empathy and unapologetic frankness.”

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed

Podcast: Dear Sugar

“Life can be hard: your lover cheats on you; you lose a family member; you can’t pay the bills—and it can be great: you’ve had the hottest sex of your life; you get that plum job; you muster the courage to write your novel. Sugar—the once-anonymous online columnist at The Rumpus, now revealed as Cheryl Strayed, author of the bestselling memoir Wild—is the person thousands turn to for advice. ”

The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey

Podcast: The Dave Ramsey Show

“Ramsey debunks the many myths of money (exposing the dangers of cash advance, rent-to-own, debt consolidation) and attacks the illusions and downright deceptions of the American dream, which encourages nothing but overspending and massive amounts of debt. “Don’t even consider keeping up with the Joneses,” Ramsey declares in his typically candid style. “They’re broke!””

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori HarderA Tribe Called Bliss: Break Through Superficial Friendships, Create Real Connections, Reach Your Highest Potential by Lori Harder

Podcast: Earn Your Happy

“Lori Harder is a self-love expert with over one million listeners on her Earn Your Happy podcast. In A Tribe Called Bliss she shares the exact structure she used to build her own tribe and grow from the anxiety ridden, unhealthy, introverted underachiever she was to the confident woman who takes risks and leaps out of her comfort zone, with a foreword from #1 New York Timesbestselling author Gabrielle Bernstein.”

Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World by Tim Ferriss

Podcast: The Tim Ferriss Show

“Tim Ferriss, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek, shares the ultimate choose-your-own-adventure book—a compilation of tools, tactics, and habits from 130+ of the world’s top performers. From iconic entrepreneurs to elite athletes, from artists to billionaire investors, their short profiles can help you answer life’s most challenging questions, achieve extraordinary results, and transform your life.”

Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) by Alison Rosen

Podcast: Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

“Alison wants to be living a fabulous life filled with myriad social engagements. She just also wants to not shower, put on a bra or leave the house. Plus, she dislikes dancing, the Fourth of July and costume parties that involve skimpy attire. Basically, if it’s fun, count her out, which is too bad, since she so desperately wants you to think she’s fun.”

The United States of Absurdity: Untold Stories From American History by Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds

Podcast: The Dollop

“From the creators of the comedy/history podcast “The Dollop,” “The United States of Absurdity” presents short, informative, and hilarious stories of the most outlandish (but true) people, events, and more from United States history. Comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds cover the weird stories you didn’t learn in history class, such as 10-Cent Beer Night, the Jackson Cheese, and the Kentucky Meat Shower, each accompanied by a full-page illustration that brings these historical “milestones” to life in full-color. Adding to the giftable history/comedy package, each story is accompanied by tongue-in-cheek trivia and timelines that help place the stories in context with the more well-known historical events that occurred around them.”

Unladylike by Cristen Conger and Caroline ErvinUnladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming Your Space by Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin

Podcast: Unladylike

“Combining the feminist issues slant of Lean In and Bad Feministwith the humor and relatability of Why Not Me? and Adulting, Unladylike is a “social justice self-help” guide to how to be a feminist–and an informed, strong woman–in today’s world. Unladylike explains the history and larger political context of the issues that face women in our patriarchal culture–such as the wage gap, white vs. intersectional feminism, gendered beauty standards, body image, and rape culture–and offers prescriptive, practical advice for how to handle the personal implications of being a feminist today.”

Unqualified by Anna Faris

Podcast: Anna Faris Is Unqualified

“Anna Faris has advice for you. And it’s great advice, because she’s been through it all, and she wants to tell you what she’s learned. Her comic memoir and first book, Unqualified, will share Anna’s candid, sympathetic, and entertaining stories of love lost and won. Part memoir, part humorous, unflinching advice from her hit podcast Anna Faris Is Unqualified, the book will reveal Anna’s unique take on how to navigate the bizarre, chaotic, and worthwhile adventure of finding love.”

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser

Podcast: Book Riot’s Kidlit These Days!

“The Vanderbeekers have always lived in the brownstone on 141st Street. It’s practically another member of the family. So when their reclusive, curmudgeonly landlord decides not to renew their lease, the five siblings have eleven days to do whatever it takes to stay in their beloved home and convince the dreaded Beiderman just how wonderful they are. And all is fair in love and war when it comes to keeping their home.”

Waiting for the Punch: Words to Live by from the WTF Podcast by Marc Maron and Brendan McDonald

Podcast: WTF With Marc Maron

“From the beloved and wildly popular podcast WTF with Marc Maron comes a book of intimate, hilarious and life changing conversations with some of the funniest, and most important people in the world like you’ve never heard them before. Waiting for the Punch features the stories and thoughts of such luminaries as Amy Schumer, Mel Brooks, Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Sir Ian McKellen, Lorne Michels, Judd Apatow, Lena Dunham, Jimmy Fallon, RuPaul, Louis CK, David Sedaris, Bruce Springsteen, and President Obama.”

Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey CranorWelcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor

Podcast: Welcome to Night Vale

“Nineteen-year-old Night Vale pawn shop owner Jackie Fierro is given a paper marked “King City” by a mysterious man in a tan jacket holding a deer skin suitcase. Everything about him and his paper unsettles her, especially the fact that she can’t seem to get the paper to leave her hand, and that no one who meets this man can remember anything about him. Jackie is determined to uncover the mystery of King City and the man in the tan jacket before she herself unravels.”

When She Makes More: 10 Rules For Breadwinning Women by Farnoosh Torabi

Podcast: So Much Money

“For the top-earning woman, the rules are different. She faces a much higher risk for burnout, infidelity, and divorce. In this highly practical book, financial guru and media star Farnoosh Torabi—a breadwinner herself—presents a bold strategy that not only addresses how income imbalances affect relationships and family dynamics, but also how a woman can best manage (and take advantage of) this unique circumstance—emotionally, socially, and financially.”

The World Of Lore: Wicked Mortals by Aaron Mahnke

Podcast: Lore

“Here are the incredible true stories of some of the mortals who achieved notoriety in history and folklore through horrible means. Monsters of this sort – serial killers, desperate criminals, and socially mobile people with a much darker double-life – are, in fact, quite real . . . including H. H. Holmes, the infamous Chicago serial killer; William Brodie, the Edinburgh criminal mastermind who inspired The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; and Bela Kiss, a Hungarian tinsmith with a most disturbing hobby: collecting women in gasoline drums.”

Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump by Dan Pfeiffer

Podcast: Pod Save America

“Pfeiffer was one of Obama’s first hires when he decided to run for president, and was at his side through two presidential campaigns and six years in the White House. Using never-before-heard stories and behind-the-scenes anecdotes, Yes We (Still) Can examines how Obama succeeded despite Twitter trolls, Fox News (and their fake news), and a Republican Party that lost its collective mind.”

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