A podcast about the best nonfiction books hitting shelves today.
Susan Swain on the First Ladies Ahead of Showtime's New Series "The First Lady"
25:24Tonight on Showtime, a brand new and FANTASTIC anthology series premieres: "The First Lady." It zooms in on three First Ladies in particular -- Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford, and Michelle Obama. (All of whom have written memoirs, by the way!) To break it down, Rachel invited C-SPAN's Susan Swain to chat about these three women and the Office of First Lady. Check out C-SPAN's phenomenal First Lady coverage here, then add the accompanying book (below) to your list. First Ladies: Presidential Historians on the Lives of 45 Iconic American Women by Susan Swain
Ian Halperin on Hulu's "The Kardashians"
32:52In 2016, Ian Halperin wrote a book about the Kardashian family -- and my oh my, SO MUCH has happened since then! The next chapter for the world's most famous family begins tomorrow, with their new show, "The Kardashians," set to premiere on Hulu. So Rachel sat down with Ian to talk to him about it, and we got an exclusive we weren't expecting! (But were more than happy to receive.) Heads up: There are a few choice words used in here, so we're putting the "E" tag on this episode and advising you not to listen around sensitive ears. Kardashian Dynasty: The Controversial Rise of America's Royal Family by Ian Halperin
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
22:40First of all, in case you didn't know this already, Rachel is a graduate of Kansas -- so ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK! But, even though her team won the NCAA college basketball championship this week, she was still torn up over Coach Mike Krzyzewski's final game being a loss to, of all teams, North Carolina in the Final Four. So she rung up the guy who literally wrote the book on Coach K, Ian O'Connor, to hash it out. Coach K: The Rise and Reign of Mike Krzyzewski by Ian O'Connor
Dr. Ellen Vora on a Groundbreaking New Understanding of Anxiety and Mental Health
29:00For the season four finale, Rachel would rather be reading about a paradigm shift in our understanding of anxiety and mental health. This book is an absolute game-changer and a must read. The Anatomy of Anxiety: Understanding and Overcoming the Body's Fear Response by Dr. Ellen Vora We'll be on hiatus for a while -- never hesitate to reach out at [email protected]! So proud to be part of this community with you.
Madeleine Dore on Letting Go of Productivity Guilt
32:32This week Rachel would rather be talking to her new friend Madeleine about letting yourself off the hook and shelving today's to do list -- and learning how to NOT do the thing today. I Didn't Do the Thing Today: Letting Go of Productivity Guilt by Madeleine Dore
Laura Thompson on Life as an Heiress + Spring Book Recommendations!
34:14This week Rachel would rather be reading about life as an heiress -- one can dream, right? Heiresses: The Lives of the Million Dollar Babies by Laura Thompson Stay tuned after the chat for some spring book picks, everything from fashion to beauty to memoirs to social change and more!
J. Randy Taraborrelli on First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, Ethel Kennedy, Joan Kennedy, and the Unique Experience of Being a Kennedy Wife
27:48This week Rachel would rather be reading about the three women who married a generation of Kennedy men -- Jackie, Ethel, and Joan. What were their lives like as the women of Camelot? Jackie, Ethel, Joan: Women of Camelot by J. Randy Taraborrelli
Ann Shoket on The Big Life, Badass Babes, and Knowing You're Meant for More
34:14This week, Rachel would rather be reading about how to take her life to the next level and usher in her own version of The Big Life. The Big Life: Embrace the Mess, Work Your Side Hustle, Find a Monumental Relationship, and Become the Badass Babe You Were Meant to Be by Ann Shoket Visit Ann's website to find out about the community she is building!