Series: Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books

Writer Zibby Owens, www.zibbyowens.com, mother of four, interviews authors about their work on this award-winning literary podcast.

Laura Dave, THE LAST THING HE TOLD ME (Apple Movie)

This month’s Reese’s Book Club pick!! Author Laura Dave explains why she couldn’t let the story behind her latest novel, The Last Thing He Told Me, go after starting it nearly ten years ago. Laura talks with Zibby about wanting to write …

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Jean Hanff Korelitz, THE PLOT

“It’s a great thing about books in general: they don’t go anywhere.”Jean HanffKorelitz joins to discuss missing Zibby’s in-person salons, why she prefers writing and reading about unlikable protagonists, and…

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Naomi Davis, A COAT OF YELLOW PAINT

Zibby talks with Naomi Davis, author of A Coat of Yellow Paint and creator of the Love Taza blog. The two discussed motherhood in some of its many shapes and sizes, from issues with fertility to feeling undervalued, as well as how to learn to look at y…

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Jessica Bacal, THE REJECTION THAT CHANGED MY LIFE

“If you never get rejected, then it means you’re never trying anything that really pushes you in a way that you’ll grow.” Zibby is joined by Jessica Bacal, author of The Rejection That Changed My Life: 25+ Powerful Women on Being Let Down, Turning It A…

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Sybille van Kempen, LOAVES & FISHES FARM SERIES

Zibby is joined by Sybille van Kempen, author of the Loaves & Fishes Farm Series cookbooks and owner of the Loaves & Fishes Foodstore, which Zibby has been visiting for nearly her entire life. Sybille talks about the importance of using local i…

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Victor Wooten, THE SPIRIT OF MUSIC: The Lesson Continues

“Music is not about music. Music is about life. If we lose sight of what life is about, then our music suffers.” Grammy Award-winning musician Victor Wooten joins Zibby to talk about his new book, The Spirit of Music. The two discuss Victor’s rich cult…

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Tung Nguyen, Katherine Manning, and Lyn Nguyen, MANGO & PEPPERCORNS

“The funny thing is, that’s what we did as a family: some families takevacations, my family worked together.” Lyn Nguyen talks with Zibby about her book, Mango and Peppercorns: A Memoir of Food, an Unlikely Family, and the Amer…

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Emma Gannon, OLIVE

“I think most people do doubt their decisions. It’s so human to just be like, ‘Have I done the right thing here?'” Debut novelist and fellow podcaster Emma Gannon joins Zibby to talk about her shift from nonfiction to fiction w…

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Mark K. Shriver, 10 HIDDEN HEROES

“So many people in America focus on the concept of greatness, on power and prestige, and celebrity and money. I’m really interested in the folks who do the small things that make our communities click.” Mark Shriver joins Zibby to discus…

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Alison Bechdel, THE SECRET TO SUPERHUMAN STRENGTH

“I was born in 1960, which is pretty much when, as a culture, we started exercising. I was interested in the way my own life overlaid that cultural history.” Cartoonist and memoirist Alison Bechdel talks with Zibby about her latest book,…

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