By The Book

Hosted ByJolenta Greenberg & Kristen Meinzer

Half reality show, half self-help podcast, and one wild social experiment. Join comedian Jolenta Greenberg and culture critic Kristen Meinzer as they live by the rules of a different self-help book each episode to figure out which ones might actually be life changing.


All Episodes

Bonus Episode: Celeste Headlee Wants You to Do Less

Renaissance woman Celeste Headlee joins Kristen for a conversation that should make you feel better about being at home. Kristen and Jolenta’s new book How to be Fine is...

Introducing Servant of Pod!

Hello By the Book fans! Today we’d like to introduce you to a new show from Hot Pod’s Nick Quah & LAist Studios. Please enjoy this sample of Servant...

Bonus Episode: Jane Marie Joins!

Jane Marie, host of The Dream, joins Kristen and Jolenta to chat about where MLMs, self-help, and wellness collide. Kristen and Jolenta’s new book How to be Fine is...

A Brief Message from Jolenta (and Kristen)

Jolenta shares a brief message on behalf of her and Kristen about the book “Next Level Basic.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Bonus Episode: Nora Tells EVERYTHING

Super producer Nora joins Kristen and Jolenta to tell all and everyone tells so much more than expected! (This bonus episode was recorded before COVID sheltering in place began.)...

Bonus Episode: The Husbands Return!

Dean and Brad join Kristen and Jolenta in the studio to answer your listener questions about living by the decades! (This bonus episode was recorded before COVID sheltering in...

Bonus Episode: How Is Everyone Doing?

Kristen and Jolenta fill us in on what they’ve been up to during stay-at-home orders, share advice about how to stay sane right now, and check in with some...

Bonus Episode: Season Six Wrap-Up

Kristen and Jolenta reflect on the latest season! What stuck since living by the books of Season 6? What new revelations did they have? What was pure torture? Kristen...

Bonus Episode: Professor Travis Tells All

Kristen and Jolenta chat with By the Book’s resident historian and fairy Godmother Trysh Travis. Professor Travis answers listener questions about the history of self-help and race, why Marie...

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