I Want to be More Comfortable With Rejection
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Rafer and Kristen advise one listener who wants a Thanksgiving movie for the whole family, and another who’s trying to be more comfortable with rejection. And for their What Should I Watch Next segment, they’re joined by the great Farai Chideya of Our Body Politic, who recently loved watching Annihilation, and wants something just as trippy and beautiful. 

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By The Book
By The Book
Stitcher & Jolenta Greenberg, Kristen Meinzer
Bonus: Tammy Tibbetts
Kristen & Jolenta talk to Tammy Tibbetts about her book Impact: A Step-By-Step Plan to Create the World You Want to Live In Join the By The Book Patreon Community! For $5 per month, you receive a new book summary, including all the rules we live by, each week. For $10 per month, you receive that PLUS a weekly affirmation podcast hosted by Jolenta and Kristen! Learn more at https://www.patreon.com/listentobythebook Kristen and Jolenta's new book How to be Fine is available now [amazon.com]. You can subscribe to Jolenta and Kristen's show, We Love You (And So Can You) on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts [podcasts.apple.com], or wherever you listen to podcasts. We love hearing from you! CALL us at 302-49B-OOKS. Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. And if you haven't already, please join our By The Book Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/116407428966900/?source_id=475465442806687 To get By the Book merch, head over to PodSwag.com: https://www.podswag.com/collections/by-the-book Check out Kristen's other podcasts! The Pursuit of Happier on Knowable https://knowable.fyi/courses/happiness [knowable.fyi] Innovation Uncovered https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/innovation-uncovered/id1516667844 Movie Therapy with Rafer & Kristen https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/movie-therapy-with-rafer-kristen/id1508455193 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
35 min
Kate Spencer & Doree Shafrir
Ep 153: Insider Info with Annie Kreighbaum and Nick Axelrod-Welk
Doree navigates her new role as a COVID caregiver and Kate grapples with depression and how to move through it. Then, Annie Kreighbaum and Nick Axelrod-Welk (co-hosts of the Eyewitness Beauty Podcast) join the podcast to talk about beauty and skincare dupes, trends they see for 2021, and what it’s like working on the business side of beauty at places like Glossier, Nécessaire, Into the Gloss, Elle, and WWD. To leave a voicemail or text for a future episode, reach us at 781-591-0390. You can also email the podcast at forever35podcast@gmail.com. Visit forever35podcast.com for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Twitter (@Forever35Pod) and Instagram (@Forever35Podcast) and join the Forever35 Facebook Group (Password: Serums). This week’s episode is sponsored by:   PAPIER - Visit papier.com and use code FOREVER35 for 15% off today.    BETTER HELP - Get 10% off your first month with the discount code FOREVER35. Go to betterhelp.com/FOREVER35 to get started today.   TRADITIONAL MEDICINALS - Use code EVER20 for 20% off at traditionalmedicinals.com.   MASTERCLASS - Visit masterclass.com/forever35 for 15% off the Annual All-Access Pass.   SQUARESPACE - Head to Squarespace.com/FOREVER35 and use the offer code FOREVER35 to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.   FLEUR & BEE - Head to fleurandbee.com and use code FOREVER35 to get 25% off. Theme music by Riot.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
53 min
Happier in Hollywood
Happier in Hollywood
The Onward Project
Ep. 192: The Demystification Of Staffing (& Meet Kimberly!)
Liz and Sarah have just staffed their new show, the remake of the iconic series, Fantasy Island! They talk through the staffing process — from reading scripts to writer meetings to creating group chemistry. Their main message: If you don’t get the job, it’s not personal. In From The Outer Office, Liz and Sarah introduce their new assistant, Kimberly Chiang, who talks about what it’s like to work with people she’s never met in person. The short answer? It’s weird. This week’s Hollywood Hack has changed Liz and Sarah’s work life: the Nulaxy Laptop Stand. If you want to order a Happier In Hollywood rainbow Silipint travel cup with lid, email happierinhollywood@gmail.com for more information.  Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Kimberly’s Foster Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fosterborks/ Nulaxy Laptop Stand (Amazon Associates link):  https://amzn.to/3ie7VHJ *Please note that because this is an Amazon Associates link, we are required to disclose on the site/post that we may be eligible to earn from our recommendations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
32 min
Fated Mates - A Romance Novel Podcast
Fated Mates - A Romance Novel Podcast
Sarah MacLean & Jen Prokop
S03.23: Curvy Heroines Redux
Nearly two years since our first Curvy Heroines interstitial, which was short and sweet, we’re back with another that is longer and more meandering, but absolutely chock full of recs! We love a curvy heroine, and so do you all, apparently, as our original Curvy Interstitial is our most popular episode of all time! Next week, we’ve got a special crossover episode with Erin and Clayton from Learning the Tropes, and the week after, we’re back to the deep dives with Naima Simone’s Blackout Billionaires series (With a little Derek Craven Day excitement in there, too!) In order, the books are: The Billionaire's Bargain, Black Tie Billionaire, and Blame It on the Billionaire. Find them at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, or Apple Books. Show Notes This piece in Book Riot by Carole Bell argues that fat representation is different than fat acceptance, which is something we grapple with as we’re talking. She also wrote this list of romances with fat representation. If you haven’t read books by Charlotte Stein, you should. Which ones? ALL OF THEM. Fat Monica, if you don’t know, is a reference to the TV show Friends.  Watch Olivia Dade talk about where we are now with fat representation in romance.  Cult of Glory, a 2020 book about the true history of the Texas Rangers paints a grim picture of the storied law enforcement agents.  In case you’re interested, last week Jen was googling “anal hook” and this week she landed on a bunch of Christian websites when she googled the Magi, so she got freaked out and just used a wikipedia link. It's fine. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Thea de Salle is one of author Hillary Monahan's pseudonyms. Back in the day, Jen wrote about Catholicism in romance based on a later book in the series, The Lady of Royale Street. Luciana Barroso is married to Matt Damon, and she’s a regular person. In Get a Life, Chloe Brown, the heroine suffers from fibromyalgia., and so does the author, Talia Hibbert. We did a whole episode on Alisha Rai’s Serving Pleasure in season two.  Jen recently read The Ravenels series by Lisa Kleypas. She’s obsessed with Rhys Winterborne, and West Ravenel is pretty great, too. Don’t worry, Derek Craven is still her favorite, and if you haven’t ordered yourmerch for our upcoming Derek Craven holiday, what are you waiting for? On the show Bridgerton, Penelope Featherington is a curvy girl; however, in the books, she loses weight in the 10 years between when she comes out and when she finally gets her HEA with Colin.  Iman is one of the most famously beautiful supermodels in the world, and she married David Bowie in 1992.  “That’s what he said” is a long running joke from the sitcom The Office.  The Queen’s Gambit is a Netflix show about chess, and Crash Landing on You is a K-Drama about a woman who accidentally paraglides into the DMZ in a tornado.
1 hr 8 min
From the Front Porch
From the Front Porch
The Bookshelf Thomasville
303 || Our Favorite Books of 2020
This week, Annie is joined by Bookshelf staffers Olivia Schaffer and Lucy Stoltzfus to discuss their favorite books of 2020. The books mentioned in today’s episode can be purchased at The Bookshelf. From the Front Porch is a weekly podcast production of The Bookshelf, an independent bookstore in South Georgia. You can follow The Bookshelf’s daily happenings on Instagram at @bookshelftville, and all the books from today’s episode can be purchased online through our store website, www.bookshelfthomasville.com.  A full transcript of today’s episode can be found here. Special thanks to Dylan and his team at Studio D Production for sound and editing and for our theme music, which sets the perfect warm and friendly tone for our Thursday conversations.  This week, Annie is reading Diana: Her True Story in Her Own Words by Andrew Morton; Lucy is reading The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan; and Olivia is reading We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen. If you liked what you heard on today’s episode, tell us by leaving a review on iTunes. Or, if you’re so inclined, support us on Patreon, where you can hear our staff’s weekly New Release Tuesday conversations, read full book reviews in our monthly Shelf Life newsletter, follow along as Hunter and I conquer a classic, and receive free media mail shipping on all your online book orders. Just go to patreon.com/fromthefrontporch. We’re so grateful for you, and we look forward to meeting back here next week.
57 min
Strong Sense of Place
Strong Sense of Place
Strong Sense of Place
Ep 22 — Vietnam: Divided by War, Bonded by Family
Vietnam has mostly been defined by its tumultuous history of border scuffles, invasions, and colonialism — which does this beautiful, graceful, colorful southeast Asian country a disservice. Respect for tradition jostles up against a forward-facing attitude in Vietnam, which makes for a jumble of fascinating contrasts: the hyper-energetic urban centers of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City versus the idyllic countryside (which two-thirds of the population call home); state-mandated atheism versus a long tradition of spiritual practices; Communist government versus capitalist economy. But spend any time getting curious about Vietnam, and one thing becomes abundantly clear: family and a reverence for tradition are nearly universal. As is a passion for flavorful food that woos all the senses and an appreciation for the country's stunning natural beauty. In this episode, we delve into Vietnam's dramatic history and discuss what makes it like no other place on the planet, then we recommend books that transported us there on the page, including moving family sagas, first-person memoirs, and an ode to a perfect bowl of pho. Books we talk about include: * The Eaves of Heaven: A Life in Three Wars by Andrew X. Pham * The Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibb * The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui * Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai * The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai For more on the books we recommend, plus the other cool stuff we talk about, visit show notes at http://strongsenseofplace.com/podcasts/2021-01-11-vietnam As always, you can follow us at: * Our web site at Strong Sense of Place * Twitter * Instagram * Facebook
59 min
Skimm This
Skimm This
theSkimm, Inc.
New Year, New You, New Impeachment
First up: President Trump is now the first president to be impeached twice. We’ll tell you what happened this week and what to expect from a Senate trial. (:54) Then: It’s been more than a week since the attack on the U.S. Capitol, but the ripple effects are still being felt. We’ll break down last week’s security failure and look at what’s being done to stop something like this from happening again. (4:26) Quickly: The federal government has announced some big changes to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout policy. We’ll skimm what’s new … in 60 seconds. (11:42) ICYMI: 140,000 jobs were lost in the last month, and they were all held by women. We’ll explain how the fallout from this past recession disproportionately affects women. (14:01) Later: Let’s skimm your resume! We spoke to a career expert to break down how to put your best professional self forward on paper. (19:23) Finally: We’ve got a recap of the hottest (and strangest) tech coming out of the Consumer Electronics Show. Any takers for a $1,000 machine that makes margaritas and ice cream?! (29:20) PS: Want to tune up your own resume? Join TopResume's career expert, Amanda Augustine, for a free webinar and Q&A next week to learn the New Resume Rules for the New Year. On this episode, you’ll hear from:  Jvette Klausen, professor of politics, Brandeis University  Brette Steele, director of prevention and national security, McCain Institute Kathryn Edwards, economist, RAND Corporation Yeerang Jang, Skimm’r Carolyn Nieberding, Skimm’r Amanda Augustine, career expert, TopResume Heather Kelly, technology reporter, The Washington Post Want more Skimm?  Sign up for our free daily newsletter Email us your questions about what’s going on in the news right now  Subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts Skimm'd by Alex Carr, Justine Davie, and Luke Vargas. With additional support from Peter Bonaventure and Ciara Long.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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