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Self-improvement

By The Book

Stitcher & Jolenta Greenberg, Kristen Meinzer

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By The Book is half reality show, half self-help podcast, and one wild social experiment. Join comedian Jolenta Greenberg and her skeptical friend Kristen Meinzer as they live by the rules of a different self-help book each episode to figure out whic...Show More
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44:18 | Feb 8th, 2018

We've been told that the language of love is universal...but what if it's not? What if there are multiple love languages, and what if our partners speak different love languages than we do? Jolenta and Kristen explore these questions as they dive int...Show More

42:31 | Jan 25th, 2018

We all talk to ourselves, right? But when we do, are we being as kind as we should? Jolenta and Kristen examine their own self talk - and try to improve it, of course - with the help of the classic bestseller What To Say When You Talk To Yourself, by...Show More

35:13 | Jun 8th, 2017

Jolenta and Kristen live by Marie Kondo's uber popular minimalist guide, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. The book tells them to throw out belongings, fold socks into pinwheels, and say thank you garbage!  Can they do it? Will it change their l...Show More

21:03 | Feb 1st, 2018

Jolenta and Kristen debrief on their most popular book to date, What To Say When You Talk To Yourself, by Shad Helmstetter. We love hearing from you! Call us at 505-510-BOOK, bythebook@panoply.fm, @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. Visit o...Show More

37:21 | Aug 17th, 2017

Are men and women inherently different? Jolenta and Kristen attempt to find out by living according to the bestselling relationship guide, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, by John Gray, PhD. Share your story of living by this book at 505-510-...Show More

39:09 | Mar 23rd, 2017

By the Book hosts Jolenta and Kristen dive into their first self-help book - the mega-bestseller The Secret. They follow it to the letter for two weeks. Listen as Kristen tries to manifest thoughts into things and Jolenta explores whether the Law of ...Show More

45:10 | Sep 5th

Kristen and Jolenta recap the latest season! What stuck since living by the books of Season 5? What was pure torture? For tickets to By the Book LIVE! on September 6th at the Bell House in Brooklyn:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/by-the-book-live-t...Show More

32:13 | Aug 22nd

Kristen and Jolenta recap living by Kristen’s new book So You Want to Start A Podcast: Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Story, and Building a Community That Will Listen. Plus, Kristen announces a new social media contest, and what you can expect to h...Show More

02:25 | Aug 20th

Kristen and Jolenta pop in with a trailer of their new spin-off show We Love You (And So Can You). Plus, don't forget to grab your tickets to By the Book LIVE! at the Bell House in Brooklyn on Friday, September 6th. Buy your tickets here. We Love Y...Show More

37:51 | Aug 15th

Kristen and Jolenta live by Kristen’s new book So You Want to Start A Podcast: Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Story, and Building a Community That Will Listen. For this special episode, Kristen and Jolenta try to make a new spin-off podcast. Will t...Show More

30:27 | Aug 8th

Kristen calls in from New Zealand to chat with Jolenta about the listener reaction to Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen. Plus, the ladies announce a very special book for next week’s episode! We love hearing ...Show More

46:40 | Aug 1st

Kristen and Jolenta live by Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen, an expert in the field of organizational and personal productivity. Will the ladies tackle all their tasks with focus and grace? We love heari...Show More

32:45 | Jul 25th

Kristen is joined by special guest host and our By the Book producer Nora Ritchie to respond to listener feedback about Next Level Basic: The Definitive Basic Bitch Handbook by Stassi Schroeder. Plus, Household Name correspondent Kate Taylor shares h...Show More

48:52 | Jul 18th

Kristen and Jolenta live by Next Level Basic: The Definitive Basic Bitch Handbook by Stassi Schroeder, star of the reality show Vanderpump Rules. Will Jolenta and Kristen learn how to be basic AF?  We love hearing from you! CALL us at 302-49B-OOK...Show More

35:52 | Jul 11th

Kristen and Jolenta reply to listener comments about their experiences living by The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life by Katy Butler. Plus, they talk with death doula Alua Arthur and announce next week’s book! We love he...Show More

50:18 | Jul 4th

Kristen and Jolenta live by The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life by journalist and end-of-life speaker Katy Butler. Will Kristen become comfortable with loss? Will Jolenta face her fears around death? We love hearing fr...Show More

36:52 | Jun 27th

The ladies recap living by The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time by Arianna Huffington. Plus, they are joined by sleep scientist Amy Bender and announce next week’s book! We love hearing from you! CALL us at 302-49B-OO...Show More

47:11 | Jun 20th

Kristen and Jolenta try to get a good night’s sleep when they live by The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time by Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post and Thrive Global.  Is it good or bad to nap during the day?...Show More

29:48 | Jun 13th

Kristen and Jolenta read listener comments and feedback about living by How to Hold a Grudge: From Resentment to Contentment―The Power of Grudges to Transform Your Life by Sophie Hannah. They tackle the great ‘miserable’ debacle of 2019, hear listene...Show More

43:32 | Jun 6th

To hold a grudge is too negative, right? Shouldn’t we just move on? The ladies try to answer these questions when they live by Sophie Hannah’s book How to Hold a Grudge: From Resentment to Contentment―The Power of Grudges to Transform Your Life. ...Show More

27:15 | May 30th

The ladies reply to listener comments and questions about their experience living by The Body Is Not an Apology. Plus, they announce next week's book! We love hearing from you. CALL us at 302-49B-OOKS! Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, or ...Show More

49:32 | May 23rd

Kristen and Jolenta tackle body image when they live by Sonya Renee Taylor’s The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self Love. We love hearing from you! Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or...Show More

31:09 | May 16th

Kristen and Jolenta answer listener questions about The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom, share listener’s money memories, and announce next week’s book! We love hearing from you! Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, or tweet us @jolentag, @krist...Show More

57:14 | May 9th

To kick off Season 5, Kristen and Jolenta live by Suze Orman’s New York Times bestseller The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom. Plus, Kristen and Jolenta announce an upcoming live show in Brooklyn and new By the Book merch! We love hearing from you! E...Show More

40:21 | Apr 25th

Kristen and Jolenta answer all your burning questions! Plus, two very special guests make an appearance. To start listening to the Stitcher Premium series By the Book: Authors Tell All, head to stitcherpremium.com and use promo code BOOK for a fr...Show More

40:51 | Apr 11th

Kristen and Jolenta are joined in the studio by America's favorite husbands: Dean and Brad. The husbands spill the tea on what books they loved and hated from Season 4, why they both love strong women and how their co-workers feel about hearing them ...Show More

44:23 | Mar 28th

The ladies rehash the season! Do Kristen and Jolenta have any new revelations since living by the books of Season 4? What stuck and what was pure torture? To start listening to the Stitcher Premium season By the Book: Authors Tell All, head to st...Show More

33:13 | Mar 14th

The ladies discuss the aftermath of living by Don Miguel Ruiz's New York Times bestseller The Four Agreements. Plus, they have a surprise announcement! We love hearing from you! Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, or tweet us @jolentag, @kri...Show More

02:26 | Mar 13th

Kristen and Jolenta pop in with a preview of Just Between Us, a new podcast from the Stitcher family. Join co-dependent besties and hosts Allison Raskin and Gaby Dunn for their new comedic variety show! Check out this trailer and then find full episo...Show More

53:04 | Mar 7th

The ladies live by Don Miguel Ruiz's New York Times bestseller The Four Agreements. We love hearing from you! Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. And if you haven't already, please jo...Show More

30:08 | Feb 28th

The ladies read listener comments and feedback about living by Astrology for Happiness and Success by Mecca Woods. Plus, Kristen and Jolenta reveal the sign that a majority of By the Book listeners are! We love hearing from you! Email us at krist...Show More

44:10 | Feb 21st

The ladies live by Astrology for Happiness and Success by Mecca Woods. Will Kristen learn to love astrology? Will Jolenta create the life she wants by using the stars as her guide? We love hearing from you! Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com...Show More

26:59 | Feb 14th

The ladies read listener comments and questions about living by Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. Plus, they share how members of the By the Book Facebook community have been expressing their creativity! We love hearing ...Show More

43:20 | Feb 7th

The ladies try to live a creative life with Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. Will Kristen tap in  We love hearing from you! Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookp...Show More

28:55 | Jan 31st

Jolenta and Kristen reply to listener comments, criticisms and questions about their experience living by Päntsdrunk: Kalsarikänni: The Finnish Path to Relaxation. Plus, they announce next week's book! We love hearing from you! Email us at kriste...Show More

36:11 | Jan 24th

Kristen and Jolenta try päntsdrunk - the Finnish term for drinking at home, alone, in your underwear! Join the ladies as they live by Miska Rantanen's Päntsdrunk: Kalsarikänni: The Finnish Path to Relaxation. Will päntsdrunk help them find inner peac...Show More

24:30 | Jan 17th

Jolenta and Kristen read listener comments about their experience living by Pick Three and announce next week's book! We love hearing from you! Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. And...Show More

36:52 | Jan 10th

The ladies live by Randi Zuckerberg's New York Times bestseller, Pick Three: You Can Have It All (Just Not Everyday). We love hearing from you! Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. And if...Show More

32:01 | Jan 3rd

The ladies read listener comments and questions about their experience living by Year of Yes and make some important announcement's about the future of the show. We love hearing from you! Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, or tweet us @jolentag...Show More

44:49 | Dec 27th, 2018

The ladies live by Shonda Rhimes's New York Times bestseller, Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person. We love hearing from you! Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @by...Show More

34:08 | Dec 20th, 2018

The ladies reply to listener comments, questions, and criticisms about their experience living by A Simple Act of Gratitude. Plus, they announce next week's book!We love hearing from you! Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, or tweet us @jolentag...Show More

43:31 | Dec 13th, 2018

The ladies get extra thankful with A Simple Act of Gratitude: How Learning to Say Thank You Changed My Life, by John Kralik. We love hearing from you! Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. ...Show More

35:41 | Dec 6th, 2018

The ladies discuss the aftermath of living by Girl, Wash Your Face and read listener mail about working from home, divorce, and Christianity. Plus, they announce next week's book! We love hearing from you! Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, or ...Show More

47:09 | Nov 29th, 2018

In the premier of season four, the ladies live by Rachel Hollis's New York Times bestseller, Girl, Wash Your Face. We love hearing from you! Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. And if you...Show More

28:18 | Nov 15th, 2018

The ladies get a crash course in apologizing from The Science of Happiness podcast and Greater Good Science Center at U.C. Berkeley. For K&J's guest appearance on The Science of Happiness podcast, subscribe to The Science of Happiness in your podcast...Show More

36:48 | Nov 1st, 2018

Once again, Cameron the producer answers listener questions about LOTS of topics, including Robert Plant, stand up comedy, and previous owners of his mattress. We love hearing from you! Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, @jolentag, @kristenmein...Show More

50:57 | Oct 18th, 2018

The ladies answer EVEN MORE listener questions! Learn where Jolenta's name came from, how Kristen manages to never where pants, and much, much more! We love hearing from you! Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @by...Show More

38:13 | Oct 4th, 2018

Dean and Brad join Kristen and Jolenta in the studio to answer listener questions...again! We love hearing from you! Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. Visit our website: www.bythebook.panoply.fm. A...Show More

54:49 | Sep 20th, 2018

The ladies talk about what stuck and what didn't from the books of season 3! Plus, they share two important announcements. We love hearing from you! Call us at 419-869-BOOK, bythebook@panoply.fm, @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. Visit ou...Show More

30:41 | Sep 6th, 2018

The ladies revisit The 4-Hour Workweek, answer listener questions, and make a big announcement! We love hearing from you! Call us at 419-869-BOOK, bythebook@panoply.fm, @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. Visit our website: www.bythebook.pa...Show More

50:36 | Aug 30th, 2018

The ladies try to achieve the ultimate work/life balance with Tim Ferriss’s bestseller, The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich.We love hearing from you! Reach out at 419-869-BOOK; email us at bythebook@panoply.fm; Tweet...Show More

34:08 | Aug 23rd, 2018

The ladies talk more about The Curated Closet, get style tips from listeners, and announce next week's book! We love hearing from you! Get in touch at bythebook@panoply.fm, @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. Visit our website: www.bytheboo...Show More

52:11 | Aug 16th, 2018

The ladies tackle their most stylish challenge yet with The Curated Closet: A Simple System for Discovering Your Personal Style and Building Your Dream Wardrobe, by Anuschka Rees. They choose colors, patterns, and styles that make their personalities...Show More

34:33 | Aug 9th, 2018

Jolenta and Kristen revisit A Girl's Guide to Joining the Resistance and answer questions about feminism in high school, trans inclusion, and much, much more. Plus, they announce next week's book! We love hearing from you! Call us at 505-510-BOOK, by...Show More

45:36 | Aug 2nd, 2018

Kristen and Jolenta stand up for what they believe in with help from A Girl's Guide to Joining the Resistance: A Feminist Handbook on Fighting for Good, by Emma Gray. Along the way, they talk to friends, neighbors, and their husbands about what they ...Show More

29:20 | Jul 26th, 2018

The ladies answer listener mail about The Nature Fix, talk to Cameron about his new plant, and announce next week's book!We love hearing from you! Call us at 505-510-BOOK, bythebook@panoply.fm, @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. Visit our ...Show More

48:17 | Jul 19th, 2018

The ladies try to tap into the healing power of the outdoors with Florence Williams's The Nature Fix: Why nature makes us happier, healthier, and more creative. We love hearing from you! Call us at 505-510-BOOK, bythebook@panoply.fm, @jolentag, @kris...Show More

26:33 | Jul 12th, 2018

Kristen dials in from New Zealand to talk more about Presence. Plus, the ladies announce next week's book! We love hearing from you! Call us at 505-510-BOOK, bythebook@panoply.fm, @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. Visit our website: www.b...Show More

44:28 | Jul 5th, 2018

Kristen and Jolenta try to power pose their way to a better life with Amy Cuddy's Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges. Will standing like Wonder Woman boost their confidence and vanquish their inner imposters? Listen to fi...Show More

26:54 | Jun 28th, 2018

Jolenta and Kristen discuss some very good points listeners brought up about Zero Waste Home. Plus, they announce next week's book!We love hearing from you! Call us at 505-510-BOOK, bythebook@panoply.fm, @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. ...Show More

50:13 | Jun 21st, 2018

Jolenta and Kristen turn self-help into Earth-help with Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste by Bea Johnson. For the good of the planet, they ditch excess food packaging, straws, and plastic bags. They a...Show More

22:53 | Jun 14th, 2018

Kristen and Jolenta read listener mail and get some additional insight from a very special guest! Plus, they announce next week's book!We love hearing from you! Call us at 505-510-BOOK, bythebook@panoply.fm, @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookp...Show More

41:01 | Jun 7th, 2018

The ladies try to solve Kristen's mediation problem once and for all with Dan Harris's book, Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics. They learn how to meditate sitting down, standing up, and in front of the TV, despite the occasional interruption from Krist...Show More

23:51 | May 31st, 2018

Jolenta and Kristen read listener mail and chat more about their experience with You Are a Badass. Plus, they announce next week's book! We love hearing from you! Call us at 505-510-BOOK, bythebook@panoply.fm, @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bytheboo...Show More

43:34 | May 24th, 2018

Kristen and Jolenta live by You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero. Will Jen's advice help them discover their true purpose in life? Will they learn to move past their BS and start kickin...Show More

06:34 | May 24th, 2018

Kristen and Cameron give a rundown of some other Panoply shows you might like!

37:03 | May 10th, 2018

Kristen and Jolenta's favorite producer answers listener questions, reveals his production secrets, and weighs in on whether or not the show is too critical of straight white men. We love hearing from you! Call us at 505-510-BOOK, bythebook@panoply.f...Show More

48:01 | Apr 26th, 2018

Once again, Kristen and Jolenta dive deep into the mailbag to answer all your burning questions!We love hearing from you! Call us at 505-510-BOOK, bythebook@panoply.fm, @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. Visit our website: www.bythebook.pa...Show More

31:01 | Apr 12th, 2018

Another season, another chance for the husbands to tell their side of the story. From Brad and his hyggekrog to Dean and that infamous bathtub scene, the husbands look back on what unfolded during season 2 and answer some tough questions from listene...Show More

34:52 | Mar 29th, 2018

Kristen and Jolenta rehash season two, book-by-book, and talk about which habits actually stuck. Are they still practicing positive self talk? Did Kristen ever overcome her fear of tarot cards? Listen to find out! We love hearing from you! Call us at...Show More

17:28 | Mar 15th, 2018

Jolenta and Kristen read listener mail and reflect on their experience living by The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck. Plus, they share a big announcement! We love hearing from you! Call us at 505-510-BOOK, bythebook@panoply.fm, @jolentag, @kristenmei...Show More

46:48 | Mar 8th, 2018

Jolenta and Kristen live by Mark Manson's best seller, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.  Throughout the two weeks the ladies deal with failure, confront their own mortality, and try to give fewer f*cks.We love hearing from you! Call us at 505-510...Show More

26:59 | Mar 1st, 2018

Jolenta and Kristen unpack their tarot experience from last week.  They hear form listeners about decks, scary cards, and ADHD.  And the ladies are joined by special guest Walt Hickey (Chief Culture Writer at the blog 538) to talk about the statistic...Show More

41:33 | Feb 22nd, 2018

Jolenta and Kristen tackle the New York Times bestseller, The Wild Unknown Tarot Deck and Guidebook, by Kim Krans. Along the way, they try to learn their major and minor arcanas, master the art of shuffling, and improve their lives by reading the car...Show More

24:40 | Feb 15th, 2018

Listeners share their unique experiences and thoughts on "The Five Love Languages" with Kristen and Jolenta.We love hearing from you! Call us at 505-510-BOOK, bythebook@panoply.fm, @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. Visit our website: www....Show More

24:21 | Jan 18th, 2018

Jolenta and Kristen discuss listener feedback after living by The Miracle Morning, and special guest Gretchen Rubin (author & host of the Happier podcast) stops by the studio to talk about how a "one size fits all" approach to sleep habits may not wo...Show More

39:35 | Jan 11th, 2018

Jolenta and Kristen tackle one of their most frequently requested books: The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) by Hal Elrod. Will their mornings become miraculous? Will their lives be transforme...Show More

24:59 | Jan 9th, 2018

Nope, friends, your ears are not deceiving you. This is NOT an episode of By The Book. It's an episode of a new podcast, also cohosted by Kristen, called When Meghan Met Harry: A Royal Weddingcast. Cohosted by James Barr (Kristen's fabulous buddy in ...Show More

20:44 | Jan 4th, 2018

Jolenta and Kristen take a closer look at forgiveness, kind acts, and whether good things really do happen to good people. Plus, Kristen shares details about her new podcast, When Meghan Met Harry. And as always, Jolenta and Kristen announce next wee...Show More

45:08 | Dec 28th, 2017

It's been said that bad things happen to good people. But could it be that the opposite is true? Jolenta and Kristen attempt to find out, by following the rules of "Why Good Things Happen to Good People," by Stephen G. Post and Jill Neimark. Join the...Show More

21:02 | Dec 21st, 2017

Jolenta and Kristen hear from listeners around the world about Hygge. The ladies also discuss their favorite Christmas movies, loneliness, and privilege. And as always, they announce next week's book!We love hearing from you! Call us at 505-510-BOOK,...Show More

36:54 | Dec 14th, 2017

This week the ladies live by The Little Book of Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) to learn all about the Danish art of being cozy.  Can you capture the essence of being warm in bed while it's snowing outside and feel that way all the time?  Jolenta and Kris...Show More

14:17 | Dec 7th, 2017

In the first epilogue of season two, Jolenta and Kristen talk about the new theme song and answer listener mail about Bored and Brilliant. After that, they make a few announcements, including the title of next week's book!We love hearing from you! Ca...Show More

40:11 | Nov 30th, 2017

Welcome to season two of By the Book! Jolenta and Kristen are kicking things off with the new book Bored and Brilliant, by Manoush Zomorodi. Join the ladies as they delete their favorite apps, commute without their phones, and even watch a pot of wat...Show More

03:33 | Nov 20th, 2017

We’re thrilled to present Panoply’s Fall 2017 lineup of shows. They include the satirical self-improvement show “Dexter Guff is Smarter Than You (And You Can Be Too),” the creepy paranormal series “Haunted,” “Family Ghosts,” in which people play dete...Show More

24:12 | Nov 16th, 2017

Shortly after launching their first season of By The Book, the Philadelphia Podcast Festival invited Jolenta and Kristen to the Tracadero Balcony Bar to put on a live show. They accepted and had a blast! For those who couldn't make it (and those who ...Show More

30:53 | Nov 2nd, 2017

Jolenta and Kristen dive into the mailbag, addressing everything from how they met to their tips for surviving high school. We love hearing from you. Call us at 505-510-BOOK, bythebook@panoply.fm, @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. And if ...Show More

22:24 | Oct 19th, 2017

Jolenta and Kristen are joined in studio by two very special guests: Brad and Dean! The husbands spill the beans on everything from how they met the loves of their lives to which self-help books they hated most during season one. Plus they share the ...Show More

36:32 | Oct 5th, 2017

By popular demand, Jolenta and Kristen look back at their first season of living By The Book - from the high points and habits that stuck to the harmful advice and bizarre pseudoscience.We love hearing from you. Call us 505-510-BOOK, bythebook@panopl...Show More

11:39 | Sep 21st, 2017

Jolenta and Kristen give an update on their ebook sales and talk about life as published authors.  They also read some book reviews, take listener questions, and talk Season 2 plans! Do you have any questions about By the Book or for "the husbands?" ...Show More

43:05 | Sep 14th, 2017

By popular demand, Jolenta and Kristen live by their first ebook. And what better ebook to live by than an ebook about how to write ebooks? Their selection: How to Write An Ebook in Less Than 7-14 Days That Will Make You Money Forever, by Darren Acke...Show More

18:01 | Sep 7th, 2017

Jolenta and Kristen discuss their most controversial episode yet, Class With The Countess. Helping them understand all that unfolded is Casey Wilson, host of the hugely popular Bitch Sesh podcast. They also read listener mail and announce next week's...Show More

33:14 | Aug 31st, 2017

Jolenta and Kristen attempt to curb their barnyard language by reading Class with the Countess: How to Live with Elegance and Flair by Luann de Lesseps (who you might know from The Real Housewives of New York). Share your story of living by this book...Show More

15:14 | Aug 24th, 2017

Jolenta and Kristen talk to Emily Rems, Managing Editor of Bust Magazine and co-host of Bust’s Pop-Tarts podcast, about the ridiculously antiquated gender roles of Men Are From Mars, Women are from Venus. They also read listener mail and announce nex...Show More

06:12 | Aug 10th, 2017

Jolenta and Kristen debrief on America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money. Along the way, they answer listener mail, discuss their hair, and ponder what a 401K is. And, of course, they announce their next book!What book do want Jolenta and...Show More

32:04 | Aug 3rd, 2017

Is saving more fun than spending? Jolenta and Kristen attempt to find out by following the rules of America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right On the Money, the guide to ultra-frugal living by homespun financial gurus Steve and Annette Economides. Have...Show More

07:40 | Jul 27th, 2017

Kristen and Jolenta are done time traveling, but they aren't done talking about their last book, Past Lives, Future Healing.  The ladies hear from a listener who has regressed to her own past life.  Also, they take some time to talk about how we view...Show More

36:34 | Jul 20th, 2017

Do you believe in past lives? If so, you're not alone. According to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, a quarter of Americans believe in reincarnation. In this episode, Jolenta and Kristen attempt to find out what the 25% might know, by follo...Show More

06:41 | Jul 13th, 2017

Jolenta and Kristen debrief on The Memory Book. Along they way, they answer listener questions about Kristen's logical book choices, Jolenta's killer memory, and Kristen's fever dreams. They also announce next week's book!Want to see By The Book live...Show More

37:53 | Jul 6th, 2017

Jolenta and Kristen dive into The Memory Book, with the hopes of becoming memory geniuses in two weeks flat. Written by Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas, the bestselling classic promises to help readers do everything from memorize lists to speak foreign...Show More

06:04 | Jun 29th, 2017

Jolenta and Kristen have recovered from living by French Women Don't Get Fat. Join the ladies as they read listener mail and talk about leeks some more. And of course, next week's book is announced!Also, if you or anyone you know is fighting food or ...Show More

40:19 | Jun 22nd, 2017

Jolenta and Kristen put on their berets and live by Mireille Guiliano's French Women Don't Get Fat. The ladies experiment with leek soup, the benefits of champagne, and lots and lots of yogurt. Do French women really not get fat? We're about to find ...Show More

07:39 | Jun 15th, 2017

Jolenta and Kristen have a Kon Mari postmortem. Join the ladies as they discuss life after The Life Changing Magic of Tidying up. Did either of them regret throwing anything away? And what did By The Book listeners have to say about the book? Also: t...Show More

07:04 | May 18th, 2017

Jolenta and Kristen have a Secret postmortem. Join the ladies as they hear from listeners, give post-Secret updates, discuss Kristen's husband's popularity, and get ready for their next self-help book.We want to hear from you! Reach out at 505-510-BO...Show More

02:14 | Apr 20th, 2017

Jolenta and Kristen have a big announcement.

01:20 | Mar 17th, 2017

By the Book is half reality show, half self-help podcast, and one wild social experiment. Join comedian Jolenta Greenberg and her skeptical friend Kristen Meinzer as they live by the rules of a different self-help book each week to figure out which o...Show More