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If you’ve ever ventured down the aisles of your local bookstore, you’ll know that there are about a million self-help titles — ”Peace From Broken Pieces,” “Living Through The Meantime” and “Get Over It!” And those are just from one author (shoutout Iyanla Vanzant, please fix my life).
But if you’re like me, you don’t know anyone who actually admits to reading any of them. Except the hosts of the podcast “By The Book.”
But not to worry! Friends Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzer are reading them so you don’t have to. On each episode, they live by the rules of a different popular self-help book, like “The Secret” or “French Women Don’t Get Fat.” Then they report on the (often hilarious) results.
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This is the final episode of The Big Listen. Boo! Hiss! Our show is going off the air (read more on that here) and we’re shifting our focus to other projects. So this is last you’ll hear from us. But we’ve so enjoyed getting to share all the great shows we’re listening to with you. Thank you for spending some time with us. Keep reading...
Over the course of your life, you’ve probably had at least a dozen email addresses. And I’m going to go out on a limb and say that at least a couple of those have been super embarrassing. Comedian Nicole Drespel can relate. Not only has she had deeply mortifying email addresses, but she’s also sent more than her fair share of ridiculous emails. Keep reading...