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I'd Rather Be Reading

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Season 1

“Episode 1: Lisa Napoli on the Rise of Women in Journalism”

“Thursday Three No. 1”

“Episode 2: Brian Moylan on Bravo’s Real Housewives”

“Thursday Three No. 2”

“Episode 3: Jean Becker on President George H.W. Bush”

“Thursday Three No. 3 with Special Guest Carla Jean Whitley”

“Episode 4: Katie Sturino on Body Positivity”

“Thursday Three No. 4 with Special Guest Sparky Reardon”

“Episode 5: Scott O’Neil on Living Life Fully Present”

“Thursday Three with Special Guest C.J. Wade”

“Episode 6: Love Is Blind’s Cameron Hamilton and Lauren Speed on Falling in Love – and Staying in Love”

“Episode 7: The Bachelorette’s Desiree Hartsock Siegfried on How Her Faith Led Her to Love”

“Episode 8: Ron Friedman on Reverse Engineering Your Way to Success”

“Episode 9: Dr. Kristin Neff on Fierce Self-Compassion”

“Episode 10: Former Miss Teen USA Shelly Bartholomew on Life’s Beautiful Messes”

“Episode 11: Karen Alpert on Raising Good Kids”

“Episode 12: Lauren Messiah on Creating Your Signature Style”

“Episode 13: Nicole Caruso on the #WorthyofWearing Movement”

“Episode 14: Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child on Depression, Loving Yourself, and Hope”

Season 2

“Episode 1: Dr. Tony Brooks on the War in Afghanistan”

“Episode 2: Amy Argetsinger on the Miss America Pageant’s Centennial”

“Episode 3: ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit on His Life – and College Football”

“Episode 4: Kathy Iandoli on Aaliyah’s Life and Legacy”

“Episode 5: Gary Ginsberg on the Friendships of U.S. Presidents”

“Episode 6: Women’s Health Editor-in-Chief Liz Baker Plosser on Successful Mornings”

“Episode 7: Susan Ronald on the Kennedy Family’s Patriarch”

“Episode 8: Dr. Melissa Shapiro on How a Dog Named Piglet Changed Her Life”

“Episode 9: Former Cosmopolitan Editor-in-Chief Kate White on Writing Fiction”

“Episode 10: Via Bleidner on the Kardashians and Life in Calabasas”

“Episode 11: Margaret Renkl on the American South”

Season 3

“Episode 1: Joseph Goodman on Nick Saban and the Alabama Football Dynasty”

“Episode 2: Brendan Borrell on Pfizer and Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine Race”

“Episode 3: Stacey Johnson-Batiste on Her Best Friend – Vice President Kamala Harris”

“Episode 4: Dana O’Neil on College Basketball’s Most Entertaining Conference, The Big East”

“Episode 5: Lana Wood on the Life and Death of Sister Natalie Wood”

“Episode 6: Jennifer Keishin Armstrong on Sex and the City”

“Episode 7: Jen Robin on Not Just Organizing Your Home, But Living a More Fulfilled Life”

“Episode 8: Marcellas Reynolds on Hollywood’s Most Iconic Black Actresses”

“Episode 9: Editor-in-Chief Extraordinaire Bonnie Fuller on Going for Your Dreams”

“Episode 10: The Best Books of 2021 with Carla Jean Whitley”

“Episode 11: Sheri Salata on The Beautiful No and Other Life Lessons”

“Episode 12: Special Mini-Episode – What Do Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Jenna Bush Hager, and the Duchess of Cornwall Have in Common?”

Season 4

“Episode 1: Whitney Goodman on Toxic Positivity + Four Self-Help Titles to Kickstart 2022”

“Episode 2: Monica Aldama of Netflix’s Cheer on Life Lessons from Her New Book, Dancing with the Stars, and More”

“Episode 3: Dr. Jennifer Thomas on the Five Apology Languages (and the Five Love Languages, Too)”

“Episode 4: Atoosa Rubenstein of CosmoGIRL! and Seventeen Magazine Fame on Her Newest Venture – Substack”

“Episode 5: Special Fiction Pick! Francine Rivers on the Classic Book -- and Soon to Be Movie! -- Redeeming Love”

“Episode 6: Michele Promaulayko on How to Break Up with Sugar for Three Weeks – and Maybe Forever”

“Episode 7: David S. Rudolf on America’s Criminal Justice System”

“Episode 8: Nicole Lapin on Women and Money”

“Episode 9: Sadie Robertson Huff on Social Media's Impact -- From Comparison Culture to Cancel Culture and Everything in Between”

“Episode 10: Ann Shoket on The Big Life, Badass Babes, and Knowing You're Meant for More”

“Episode 11: J. Randy Taraborrelli on First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, Ethel Kennedy, Joan Kennedy, and the Unique Experience of Being a Kennedy Wife”

“Episode 12: Laura Thompson on Life as an Heiress + Spring Book Recommendations!”

“Episode 13: Madeleine Dore on Letting Go of Productivity Guilt”

“Episode 14: Christine Porath on Leadership and the Importance of Community”

“Episode 15: Dr. Ellen Vora on a Groundbreaking New Understanding of Anxiety and Mental Health”

Season 5

“Episode 1: Ian O’Connor on Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s Retirement, Duke Losing to North Carolina in the NCAA Final Four, and Coach K’s Impact on College Basketball”

“Episode 2: Ian Halperin on Hulu’s ‘The Kardashians’”

“Episode 3: Susan Swain on the First Ladies Ahead of Showtime’s New Series ‘The First Lady’”

“Episode 4: Amy Odell on Longtime Vogue Editor-in-Chief – and Cultural and Fashion Icon – Anna Wintour”

“Episode 5: Kristin Marguerite Doidge on the Power of Nora Ephron”

“Episode 6: Mark Feinsand on the Greatest Team in Baseball—the New York Yankees”

“Episode 7: Jacey Duprie of Damsel in Dior on How Self-Acceptance is the Key to Happiness”

“Episode 8: Jenna Kutcher on Living the Life You’ve Always Dreamed of Living”

“Episode 9: Mark Rozzo on the 1960s in Los Angeles and One of the Most Iconic Couples of the Era”

“Episode 10: Ali Vitali on Why the United States of America Hasn’t Elected a Female President”

“Episode 11: Brian McDonald on September 11, 2001, the FDNY, and a Family Who Has Served It For Four Generations and Counting”

“Episode 12: Dr. Sasha Shillcutt on Why Boundaries Matter So Much—Especially for Women”

“Episode 13: Geoffrey Cohen on the Importance of Belonging”

“Episode 14: Dr. Marisa Franco on Making and Keeping Friends As An Adult”

“Episode 15: David Leaf on The Beach Boys, the California Sound, and Musical Genius Brian Wilson”

“Episode 16: Simon Morrison on the One and Only Stevie Nicks”

“Episode 17: Former U.S. Secret Service Agent Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin Hill on Traveling the World with First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy”

“Episode 18: Melody Beattie on Her Landmark Book “Codependent No More”—and How It’s Still Relevant 36 Years Later”

“Episode 19: Tom Breihan on What the Billboard Hot 100 Chart Says About Not Just Music, But Culture”

“Episode 20: Shelly Calcagno on Losing Someone You Love to Alzheimer’s Disease”

Season 6

“Episode 1: Julia Samuel, Renowned Psychotherapist and Princess Diana’s Close Friend, on How to Navigate Family This Holiday Season (and Beyond)”

“Episode 2: Roseanne Montillo on the Murder of the Century—and How Truman Capote is Connected to It”

“Episode 3: Lo Bosworth on Total Body Health and Wellness and Listening to Our Bodies in 2023—and Beyond”

“Episode 4: The Best Books of 2022 with Carla Jean Whitley”

“Episode 5: Dr. Mike Rucker on Having More Fun This Year”

“Episode 6: Mark Moyar on the Vietnam War”

“Episode 7: Becky Vollmer on Getting “Unstuck” and Living the Life You Truly Want”

“Episode 8: ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith on Life Lessons, Learning from Your Mistakes, and the Dreams He Still Wants to Fulfill”

“Episode 9: Dr. Rick Hanson on Improving Our Relationships”

“Episode 10: Michelle Elman on Enjoying Dating—and Being Selfish and Empowered While Doing So”

“Episode 11: Former Congressman Trey Gowdy on the Art of Decision Making”

“Episode 12: Julia Fabris McBride on Leadership—and How Everyone Can Lead”

“Episode 13: Dr. Molly Maloof on How to Supercharge Our Energy and Feel Better Than Ever”

“Episode 14: Chuck Thompson on Status, Prestige, and Whether Any of It Even Matters Anymore”

“Episode 15: John Higgs on The Beatles and James Bond — and What They Mean to Britain (and the World)”

“Episode 16: Alisha Fernandez Miranda on Going from CEO to Intern (On Purpose!) and Being Happier Than Ever”

“Episode 17: Katherine May on Finding Enchantment Again”

Season 7

“Episode 1: Mallory Ervin on Living Fully”

“Episode 2: Dr. Amy Shah on Why We Crave the Foods We Crave”

“Episode 3: Paula Faris on Mom Guilt and Why Working Moms Matter”

“Episode 4: Maggie Bullock on J. Crew, Jenna Lyons, Mickey Drexler, and ‘Prep’ Fashion”

“Episode 5: Cyndie Spiegel on Finding Joy No Matter Your Circumstances”

“Episode 6: Rebecca Boggs Roberts on the Complex Legacy of First Lady Edith Wilson”

“Episode 7: Jenn Granneman on the Power of Sensitivity”

“Episode 8: Dr. William Li on Groundbreaking New Information on Metabolism, Intermittent Fasting, and How You Can Love Food and Still Lose Weight”

“Episode 9: Dr. Henry Cloud on Trust -- When to Give It, When to Withhold It, How to Earn It, and How to Fix It When It Gets Broken”

“Episode 10: Tracy Maylett and Tim Vandehey on Why We Don’t Finish What We Start”

“Episode 11: Dr. Pooja Lakshmin on Real-Self Care and Redefining Wellness—Crystals, Cleanses, and Bubble Baths NOT Included”

“Episode 12: Maggie Smith on Divorce, Heartbreak, Modern Womanhood, and Recommitting to Yourself”

“Episode 13: Aliza Licht on Building a Strong Personal Brand”

“Episode 14: Charlotte Fox Weber on the 12 Most Common Human Desires”

“Episode 15: Dr. Jean Twenge on How the Generation You’re Born Into Shapes Who You Are (Think Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z)”

“Episode 16: Carl Sferrazza Anthony on Jacqueline Bouvier in Her Coming of Age Years—Before She Was First Lady Jackie Kennedy”

“Episode 17: Jack Curry on Why the 1998 Yankees Were the Greatest Team in Baseball”

“Episode 18: Chris Cillizza on Sports and the American Presidency—and How They Are Related”

“Episode 19: Anna Kloots on Finding Your Own Magic”

“Episode 20: Luke Russert on Traveling the World, Grieving His Father Tim Russert, and Following Him Into Journalism”

Season 8

“Episode 1: Marisa Meltzer on Glossier, Emily Weiss, and the Beauty Industry in the U.S.”

“Episode 2: Brian Stelter on Apple TV+’s ‘The Morning Show’ and Why Morning Television Like NBC’s ‘Today,’ ABC’s ‘Good Morning America,’ and ‘CBS Mornings’ Will Always Be Relevant”

“Episode 3: Cindy Chupack on What It’s Really Like Inside the Writer’s Room of Television Shows Like Sex and the City, Modern Family, Everybody Loves Raymond, Divorce, and More”

“Episode 4: Farnoosh Torabi on How Our Fears Can Actually Be Our Superpower”

“Episode 5: MSNBC’s Alicia Menendez on the Likeability Trap, Why We Care So Much About What Others Think of Us, and Why Women in Particular Often Have to Choose Between Success and Likeability”

“Episode 6: Former U.S. Ambassador Nicole Avant on Navigating Grief, Practicing Forgiveness, and Utilizing Faith on the Journey”

“Episode 7: Liz Moody on 100 Easily Adoptable Ways to Live Your Best Life”

“Episode 8: Special Mini-Episode: Movies Coming Out in the Last Quarter of 2023 That Are Based on Books (Killers of the Flower Moon, Priscilla, The Boys in the Boat, Ferrari, and More)”

“Episode 9: Philip Norman on George Harrison, the Beatles, and ‘Rock’s Strangest Love Triangle’”

“Episode 10: Michael MacCambridge on the 1970s in Sports—Title IX, Billie Jean King, O.J. Simpson, Monday Night Football, and More”

“Episode 11: Allison Bornstein on Personal Style, Organizing Your Closet, and the Joy of Getting Dressed”

“Episode 12: Matt Singer on the Legendary Duo of Siskel and Ebert and How They Changed Movies Forever”

“Episode 13: Jean Godfrey-June on Being a Beauty Editor at Goop, the Golden Era of Magazines, the Greatness That Was Lucky Magazine (RIP), What It’s Like Inside a Beauty Closet, Celebrity Beauty Lines, and So Much More”

“Episode 14: Robin Givhan on The Battle of Versailles, a Night Where American Fashion Cemented Its Place in the Global Conversation 50 Years Ago This Month”

“Episode 15: Kathy Kleiner Rubin on Surviving Serial Killer Ted Bundy, and Why His Victims Should Be Honored and Remembered”

“Episode 16: Mark Dent and Rustin Dodd on Quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Itself, and, Yes, Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift (We Had To)”

“Episode 17: Mandy Matney on the Alex Murdaugh Murder Trial and the Experience of Reporting on It from the Beginning”

“Episode 18: Mitch Albom on His Latest Work of Fiction, ‘The Little Liar’”

"Episode 19: Eve Rodsky on Marriage, Motherhood, the Value of a Woman’s Time, and Reclaiming Yourself”

“Episode 20: Samantha Harris of Dancing with the Stars, E! News, and Entertainment Tonight on How to Get to Your Healthiest Healthy”

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