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Ministry of Stories

Ministry of Stories: A writing and mentoring space for young people in East

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Join the Ministry of Stories on unique adventures through lands of fire and dragons. Meet greedy unicorns and pig presidents and help us hunt for missing emojis and doughnuts. Each episode features a short story written and read by children who attend writing clubs at the Ministry of Stories. Created with the generous support of Matt Hill and Penguin Random House Audio. Thanks to our funders: the Breadsticks Foundation, Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Arts Council England.
 
For the last few decades there's been a revolution in the knitting world, and we go behind the scenes to gain insight into what inspired and motivated the knitting superstars who were part of this exciting time. Join us every two weeks on Vogue Knitting Knitterviews as we interview the influencers who contributed to making the knitosphere what it is today. Brought to you by Penguin Random House Audio: “Listen while you knit."
 
The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. Staged annually, LBF sees more than 25,000 publishing professionals arrive in London for the week of the show to learn, network and kick off their year of business.
 
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S7E25: In this episode, meet professor of law and philosophy Scott Hershovitz, co-founder and former CEO of Bonobos Andy Dunn, and former Navy SEAL and founder of Escape the Wolf Clint Emerson. Tune in to hear what each of these authors is most excited for listeners to hear in their audiobooks. Enjoy!Nasty, Brutish, and Short by Scott Hershovitz: h…
 
S7E24: In this episode, meet journalist, lecturer, and puzzle-lover AJ Jacobs, writer Emily Bingham, and actress Jazmyn Simon. Press play to hear more about the specific moments that inspired these authors to write their books. Plus, learn about special features in the audiobook editions (audio-specific puzzles, anyone?). Enjoy!The Puzzler by A.J. …
 
S7E23: In this episode, meet CEO, co-owner, and chief creative officer of Elite World Group Julia Haart, Head of Communications and Content at Humu Liz Fosslien, and author and advisor Daniel Coyle. Tune in to hear how each of these author’s personal experiences shaped and inspired their audiobooks. Enjoy!Brazen by Julia Haart: https://www.penguinr…
 
S7 E22: In this episode, meet actress and creator Lilly Singh, actor Terry Crews, and former Kentucky State Representative Charles Booker. Listen in to hear about each of these authors incredible life stories, the hard personal work that served as inspiration for their audiobooks, and what they took away from their experiences reading their own wor…
 
S7 E21: In this episode, meet SMUDGED founder Neelou Malekpour, Patagonia ambassador and conservation advocate Dylan Tomine, and writer and theologian Erin S. Lane. Listen in to hear what inspired these authors to write their audiobooks, and what they’re most excited for audiobook listeners to hear.The Art of Sacred Smoke by Neelou Malekpour: https…
 
S7 E20: In this episode, meet award-winning musician, writer, and activist Andre Henry, Washington Post columnist Christine Emba, and designer and teacher Susie Wise. Listen in to learn about how these authors are working within their specific disciplines—racial justice, sexual ethics, and community-centered design--to create a better, more equitab…
 
S7 E19: In this episode, meet former deputy editor of Vanity Fair Dana Brown, mathematician and data scientist Cathy O’Neil, and emergency medicine physician Dr. Thomas Fisher. Press play to hear about the personal moments that made narrating their own audiobooks so special.Dilettante by Dana Brown: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/6250…
 
S7 E18: In this episode, meet former clinical psychologist-turned-writer Alice Boyes, nurse practitioner and founder of the Everyday Wellness Project Cynthia Thurlow, and founder of the Own It Academy and SoulScripts and host of the podcast She, Jordan Lee Dooley. Listen in to hear about each author’s desire to help others in a number of ways, and …
 
S7 E17: In this special episode of This Is the Author, meet actor Matt Damon and water expert and engineer Gary White, who are the founders of nonprofits Water.org and WaterEquity. Listen in as these two unlikely allies discuss writing The Worth of Water, telling the stories of those effected by the global water crisis, and offering solutions to so…
 
S7 E16: In this episode, meet journalist Joshua David Stein, Washington Post columnist Tamar Haspel, and data analyst Neil Hoyne. Hear Joshua David Stein celebrate solitude in the animal kingdom, Tamar Haspel on the adventures in growing your own food, and Neil Hoyne on using data to win your costumers’ hearts.Solitary Animals by Joshua David Stein…
 
S7 E15: In this episode, meet writer Amy Bloom, journalist Daniel Genis, and Black Liturgies creator Cole Arthur Riley. Step into the recording booth and hear Amy Bloom discuss what inspired her to share her husband’s story, Daniel Genis on using literature to find meaning in 10 years spent incarcerated, and Cole Arthur Riley on the power of storyt…
 
S7 E14: In this episode, meet New York Times journalist Jeremy W. Peters, writer and editor Meghan O'Rourke, and education consultant Kate Robinson. Listen in to hear Jeremy Peters on unearthing the early seeds of Trumpism, Meghan O'Rourke on living with an invisible chronic illness, and Kate Robinson on completing the book started with her late fa…
 
S7 E12: In this episode, meet IF: Gathering founder Jennie Allen, President and CEO of NOW Corp Lara Hodgson, and psychologist Todd Kashdan. Hear Jennie Allen on the lost art of making friends, Lara Hodgson on helping small and underrepresented businesses thrive, and Todd Kashdan on how to find your voice and rebel against an unhealthy status quo.F…
 
S7 E13: In this episode, meet actor Harvey Fierstein, radio producer and journalist Stephanie Foo, and host of the Everything Iconic podcast Danny Pellegrino. Hear the famously gravel-voiced Harvey Fierstein share what it was truly like to record his memoir, Stephanie Foo on writing the book she wanted to read, and Danny Pellegrino on bringing stor…
 
S7 E10: In this episode, meet journalist Tiffanie Drayton, poet Paul Tran, and journalist Karen Cheung. These authors have written books in which they explore the intersection of personal experience and the broader culture---whether rethinking the American Dream, answering trauma with resilience, or delving into the meaning of memory in a shifting …
 
S7 E11: In this episode, meet The Budget Mom founder Kumiko Love, downsizing expert Matt Paxton, and psychiatrist Dr. Mimi Winsberg. From improving personal financial health, to learning how to declutter, to decoding cryptic text messages, these authors are experts in helping others. Listen in to hear what motivated them to write their books, and w…
 
S7 E9: In this episode, meet Emmy-winning television writer, television host, and journalist Teresa Strasser, creator of the Brave Writer program Julie Bogart, and breastfeeding specialist Doctor Linda Dahl. Listen in to hear Teresa Strasser on writing a down-to-earth memoir about first-time pregnancy, Julie Bogart on helping children process infor…
 
S7 E8: In this episode, meet psychotherapist Whitney Goodman, CEO and founder of ReadySet Y-Vonne Hutchinson, and Yale professor Zoe Chance. Listen in to hear Whitney Goodman on how to show up with your authentic self in a world obsessed with being happy, Y-Vonne Hutchinson on writing a compelling and personalized business book for dismantling work…
 
S7 E7: In this episode, meet bestselling author and blogger Jen Mann, attorney, podcaster, and former Bachelorette star Rachel Lindsay, and writer, director, and performer Aimée Lutkin. Listen in to hear what motivated Jen Mann to write her darkly funny examination of “the female midlife crisis,” Rachel Lindsay on her off-camera life and the import…
 
S7 E6: In this episode, meet theologian and educator Candice Marie Benbow, bestselling author and lecturer Shaka Senghor, and blogger and influencer Mallory Ervin. Listen in to hear Candice Marie Benbow on Black womanhood from a millennial perspective of faith, Shaka Senghor on the power of leaving a literary legacy for his sons, and Mallory Ervin …
 
S7 E5: In this episode, meet journalist and novelist Radhika Sanghani, psychiatrist Dr. Mark Epstein, and bestselling author and speaker Agapi Stassinopoulos. Whether their audiobooks are fiction or nonfiction, each of these authors was inspired by events in their lives. Step into the studio with them to hear what it was like using their own experi…
 
S7 E4: In this episode, meet Webby Award-winning on-air host and bestselling author Nancy Redd, co-creator of the Cookie Chronicle series Matthew Swanson, and bestselling picture book author Adam Rubin. Whether it’s giving kids a way to see themselves reflected in the world around them or encouraging kids to be silly and laugh, these authors find j…
 
S7 E3: In this episode, meet Yale professor Jing Tsu, bestselling author Daniel Pink, and founder of the financial firm The Hell Yeah Group, Paco de Leon. Whether it’s finding out about lesser-known figures in Chinese history, discovering how regret can make us all better humans, or finally making finance accessible for everyone, sharing knowledge …
 
S7 E2: In this episode, meet chef Gaby Melian, young adult author and poet Erica Martin, and anthropologist Ruth Behar. Go behind the mic with these three authors as they each share why writing their books for children and teens was so important to them. Plus, discover why it was equally important for one of these authors to narrate their own audio…
 
S7 E1: In this episode, meet award-winning journalist Danielle Friedman, Stacking Benjamins podcast host Joe Saul-Sehy, and journalist and one of the founding editors of Bustle, Rachel Krantz. Listen in to hear how each of these authors had a specific, personal experience--from wandering through a bookstore to taking an exercise class--that inspire…
 
S6 E87: In this episode, meet science journalist Catherine Price, Healing Trilogy founder Kimberly Meredith, and Sacred Warrior founder Vanessa Chakour. Join these authors in the studio as they reflect on the inspiration behind their books, the importance of finding connection in a variety of forms, and what they hope listeners will glean from thei…
 
S6 E86: In this episode, meet New York City Ballet principal dancer Megan Fairchild, American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Thomas Forster, and ballet dancer Charlotte Nebres. Listen in to hear each of these authors talk about their love of dance, and the joys and difficulties that come with that love. Plus, learn what it was like for these seaso…
 
S6 E85: In this episode, meet book critic Charles Finch, Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl, and literary historian David Damrosch. Join these authors in the studio as they talk about the stories behind their books, from intense pandemic journal-keeping, to witnessing the final months of a presidency, to traveling the world through books. Plus,…
 
S6 E84: In this episode, meet Mark E. Moore, teaching pastor at Christ’s Church of the Valley, and Terry J. Stokes, youth pastor at the Reformed Church of Highland Park. Tune in to hear what inspired these authors to write books deeply rooted in their Christian faith, what it was like for them to record their audiobooks, and what they hope readers …
 
S6 E83: In this episode, meet actress Aubrey Plaza, CNN news anchor Poppy Harlow, and co-authors Carrie McCrossen and Ian McWethy. Go into the recording studio and get a peak behind-the-mic with these dynamic authors who are creating new stories for kids and young adults.The Legend of the Christmas Witch by Dan Murphy and Aubrey Plaza: https://www.…
 
S6 E82: In this episode, meet actor Max Greenfield, actress and dancer Rachel Montez Minor, and father-son co-authors Robert Samuel White II and Robert Samuel White III. Listen in as these authors share the inspiration behind their children’s books: Max Greenfield’s personal experience as a reluctant reader and as a parent, Rachel Montez Minor’s dr…
 
S6 E80: In this episode, meet the CEO of Gumroad Sahil Lavingia, artist Danny Casale (aka Coolman Coffeedan), and co-authors Daniel Whiteson, a particle physicist and a professor of physics, and Jorge Cham, creator of PhD Comics. From making complex topics easier to understand and more accessible to creating entertaining stories, these authors each…
 
S6 E81: In this episode, meet author and critic Douglas Wolk, journalist and music critic Kelefa Sanneh, and sports journalist Dana O’Neil. Meet these expert authors and listen in as they share their passion for their subjects, from Marvel comics to music to college basketball.All of the Marvels by Douglas Wolk: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.…
 
S6 E79: In this episode, meet journalist Farah Stockman, journalist Mark Oppenheimer, and co-hosts of the This Is Ear Hustle podcast, Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods. Listen in as these authors share insights into their writing and audiobook recording processes: Farah Stockman on the role work plays in our sense of identity and belonging, Mark Oppenh…
 
S6 E78: In this episode, meet writer and speaker Danté Stewart, educator and influencer Blair Imani, and columnist and journalist Barrett Holmes Pitner. Listen in as these authors share what inspired them to write their books: Danté Stewart on reckoning with the legacy of white supremacy and reclaiming identity on a spiritual level, Blair Imani on …
 
S6 E76: In this episode, meet professor of psychiatry Daniel J. Siegel, pastor David Marvin, and creator of the PBS show Faith and Justice, Reverend Jacqui Lewis. Managing anxiety in daily life is no easy feat, but it is possible. Tune in to hear Daniel Siegel talk about his workbook for reducing anxiety and cultivating mindfulness, David Marvin on…
 
S6 E77: In this episode, meet novelist Donald Antrim, actor, producer, and activist Alyssa Milano, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of The Byrds, Chris Hillman. In these behind-the-mic interviews, hear Donald Antrim talk candidly about his deeply personal memoir, Alyssa Milano share how activism has impacted her life and career, and C…
 
S6 E74: In this episode, meet chef and owner of Milk Bar Christina Tosi, meteorologist and TODAY co-anchor Dylan Dreyer, and former competitive ice dancer Karina Manta. Join them in the recording studio and listen in to discover what inspired each of them to write their books and what they each hope young (and old) listeners will take away from the…
 
S6 E75: In this episode, meet bestselling author, actress, comedian and producer Phoebe Robinson, one of Silicon Valley’s youngest entrepreneurs Michael Sayman, and mountaineer and adventurer Rick Ridgeway. Taking inspiration from their life and experiences, each of these authors created their audiobooks. Step behind the mic with them to find out w…
 
S6 E73: In this episode, meet pastor and cultural thought leader Erwin Raphael McManus, nun and activist Joan Chittister, and celebrated Christian writer Philip Yancey. Hear how Erwin Raphael McManus’ lifelong study of Jesus as well as the concept of “genius” inspired him to write his book, how Sister Joan Chittister wanted to rouse a dialogue and …
 
S6 E72: In this episode, meet writer and director Hazel Hayes, writer and historian Rebecca Solnit, and marriage and family therapist Katherine Woodward Thomas. These authors have each written books about love---albeit very different kinds. Hear Hazel Hayes on how she came to write a love story in reverse, Rebecca Solnit on discovering George Orwel…
 
S6 E71: In this episode, meet journalist Ali Nolan, journalist Josiah Hesse, and comedian Emily Winter. Listen in as Ali Nolan describes what inspired her to write a marathon training guide for women, Josiah Hesse on how cannabis edibles improved his running routine, and Emily Winter on how to bring more joy into your life by embracing the wonderfu…
 
S6 E70: In this episode, meet leadership coach Carey Nieuwhof, executive director of the Stanford d.school Sarah Stein Greenberg, and entrepreneur Mike Michalowicz. Each of these authors bring formidable experience to the subjects of work, leadership, and innovative thinking. Hear Carey Nieuwhof address the prevalence of burnout and what to do abou…
 
S6 E69: In this episode, meet sex advice columnist Dan Savage, designer and artist Adam Kurtz, and owner of Gallows Hill Witchery Sandra Mariah Wright. From questions of sex and love to personal transformation and the joys of discovering the magical energy around you, these authors share a world of insights with listeners. Plus, hear what it was li…
 
S6 E68: In this episode, meet civil rights and education litigator Qian Julie Wang, criminal defense lawyer Jarrett Adams, and former chair and CEO of PepsiCo Indra Nooyi. Each of these authors decided to share their personal stories and histories in the hopes of helping people learn, grow, and, ultimately, build a better world. Listen in as they t…
 
S6 E67: In this episode, meet poets Robin Coste Lewis, Phillip B. Williams, and Elisabet Velasquez. Step into the recording booth and learn how these authors’ books of poetry and a novel-in-verse came to be. Plus, hear what each writer learned about themselves during the recording process.Voyage of the Sable Venus by Robin Coste Lewis: https://www.…
 
S6 E66: In this episode, meet actress Elisa Donovan, columnist and writing teacher Rick Bragg, and writer, director, and producer Nick Davis. Step into the studio and hear Elisa Donovan on how dreams can lead us out of despair, Rick Bragg on how his life was transformed by a poorly behaved stray dog, and Nick Davis on writing a dual biography of th…
 
S6 E65: In this episode, meet journalist Elisa Boxer, life coach Andrea Owen, and “Anxiety Sisters” Abbe Greenberg and Maggie Sarachek. Listen in as Elisa Boxer shares what inspired her to write a children’s picture book biography of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Andrea Owen on busting out of rigid societal expectations, and the Anxiety Sisters on how to p…
 
S6 E63: In this episode, meet Editor-in-Chief of Highlights Magazine Christine French Cully, founder of PrepMatters Ned Johnson, and disability activist, podcast host, and public speaker Emily Ladau. Hear Christine French Cully reflect on the ways Highlights has brought joy and comfort to children (for 75 years and counting!), Ned Johnson on langua…
 
S6 E64: In this episode, meet national security reporter Spencer Ackerman, journalist Carla Power, and investment banker and professor Jonathan Knee. Go behind the mic to hear what is was like for these seasoned writers to record their latest books on audio: Spencer Ackerman on what engaging in endless war has done to America, Carla Power on the co…
 
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