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Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books

Zibby Owens

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Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books

Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books

Zibby Owens

304
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976
Plays
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Writer Zibby Owens, www.zibbyowens.com, mother of four, interviews authors about their work on this award-winning literary podcast.

Latest Episodes

Zibby reflects briefly on the past six months

This short reflection was intended as a voiceover for an IGTV/Instagram slideshow of Zibby’s six months after quarantine hit, from March 12th to September 13th, 2020. As she heads back to New York City, she discusses how the pandemic has changed her. Go to instagram.com/zibbyowens to see the accompanying photos.

5 minSEP 14
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Zibby reflects briefly on the past six months

Lauren Tarshis, I SURVIVED: THE CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

Lauren Tarshis told Zibby that she didn't read a book until she was fourteen years old, which is an amazing part of Lauren's journey to becoming a New York Times best-selling author of dozens of books. Lauren’s I SURVIVED books are a terrific lesson in empathy - helping kids (and grown ups!) imagine what it's like to be in someone else's shoes when they're facing hardship.

34 min20 h ago
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Lauren Tarshis, I SURVIVED: THE CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

Lou Diamond Phillips, THE TINDERBOX

Zibby got to interviewactor, director, and author Lou Diamond Phillips and his wife Yvonne about how Lou's latest book, The Tinderbox, was inspired by a series of Yvonne's drawings. They talked to Zibby about coming from military backgrounds, how there's no science to writing, and the importance of having someone to bounce ideas around with, plus how helpful author Chris Bohjalian was to the whole process.

28 min20 h ago
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Lou Diamond Phillips, THE TINDERBOX

Kimberly Derting & Shelli Johannes, CECE LOVES SCIENCE

Zibby enjoyed interviewing co-authors, critique partners, and longtime friends Kimberly Derting and Shelli Johannes about their popular book series. They shared their love of science, keeping their kids entertained, their favorite subscription boxes, and more.

33 min1 d ago
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Kimberly Derting & Shelli Johannes, CECE LOVES SCIENCE

Sophie Blackall, IF YOU COME TO EARTH

Zibby talked to Sophie Blackall about her beautifully illustrated children's book and how she wanted to create something that makes kids feel connected around the globe. They also discussed how being curious opens doors to new worlds and Sophie's new retreat for children's book authors and illustrators. But really they spoke about life, loss, and the true meaning of it all.

27 min1 d ago
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Sophie Blackall, IF YOU COME TO EARTH

Shannon Lee, BE WATER, MY FRIEND

Zibby truly enjoyed getting to know Shannon. Shannon shared what she’d learned from her father, renowned movie star and martial artist Bruce Lee, how it felt to have to “hide” who she was growing up, why she has taken over managing his legacy, how the tragic death of her brother affected her, and how her dad's meaningful practices and timeless concepts inspired Shannon's journey.

35 min4 d ago
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Shannon Lee, BE WATER, MY FRIEND

Anne Helen Petersen, CAN'T EVEN

Based on Anne Helen Petersen's viralBuzzFeedarticle,Can't Evenis an in-depthand fascinating examination of millennial burnout culture. She andZibby chatted about deciphering how and why we got to this place of non-vacations and unrealistic work expectations. They discussed the hopeful possibility of reorienting our lives away from being "on" 24/7.

26 min5 d ago
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Anne Helen Petersen, CAN'T EVEN

Cheryl Strayed, THIS TELLING

Zibby did an Instagram Live with bestselling author Cheryl Strayed (author of WILD) and was over the moon to be interviewing her. They talked about This Telling, her Amazon Original Story, feminism over the last century, the radical act of telling the truth, and vulnerability.

37 min6 d ago
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Cheryl Strayed, THIS TELLING

Terri Cheney, MODERN MADNESS

Terri Cheney portrays mental illness through beautiful and often humorous writing in her latest book. She and Zibby talked about her Modern Love article that was adapted for the HBO show, her life as an entertainment lawyer for Hollywood stars, and keeping her bipolar diagnosis a secret.

24 min1 w ago
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Terri Cheney, MODERN MADNESS

Alexandra Elle, AFTER THE RAIN

Alexandra Elle calls her new collection of work her "big girl book" filled with hope,camaraderie, and lessons from motherhood. Listen to their moving talk about healing, self-love, and community.

25 min1 w ago
Comments
Alexandra Elle, AFTER THE RAIN

Latest Episodes

Zibby reflects briefly on the past six months

This short reflection was intended as a voiceover for an IGTV/Instagram slideshow of Zibby’s six months after quarantine hit, from March 12th to September 13th, 2020. As she heads back to New York City, she discusses how the pandemic has changed her. Go to instagram.com/zibbyowens to see the accompanying photos.

5 minSEP 14
Comments
Zibby reflects briefly on the past six months

Lauren Tarshis, I SURVIVED: THE CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

Lauren Tarshis told Zibby that she didn't read a book until she was fourteen years old, which is an amazing part of Lauren's journey to becoming a New York Times best-selling author of dozens of books. Lauren’s I SURVIVED books are a terrific lesson in empathy - helping kids (and grown ups!) imagine what it's like to be in someone else's shoes when they're facing hardship.

34 min20 h ago
Comments
Lauren Tarshis, I SURVIVED: THE CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

Lou Diamond Phillips, THE TINDERBOX

Zibby got to interviewactor, director, and author Lou Diamond Phillips and his wife Yvonne about how Lou's latest book, The Tinderbox, was inspired by a series of Yvonne's drawings. They talked to Zibby about coming from military backgrounds, how there's no science to writing, and the importance of having someone to bounce ideas around with, plus how helpful author Chris Bohjalian was to the whole process.

28 min20 h ago
Comments
Lou Diamond Phillips, THE TINDERBOX

Kimberly Derting & Shelli Johannes, CECE LOVES SCIENCE

Zibby enjoyed interviewing co-authors, critique partners, and longtime friends Kimberly Derting and Shelli Johannes about their popular book series. They shared their love of science, keeping their kids entertained, their favorite subscription boxes, and more.

33 min1 d ago
Comments
Kimberly Derting & Shelli Johannes, CECE LOVES SCIENCE

Sophie Blackall, IF YOU COME TO EARTH

Zibby talked to Sophie Blackall about her beautifully illustrated children's book and how she wanted to create something that makes kids feel connected around the globe. They also discussed how being curious opens doors to new worlds and Sophie's new retreat for children's book authors and illustrators. But really they spoke about life, loss, and the true meaning of it all.

27 min1 d ago
Comments
Sophie Blackall, IF YOU COME TO EARTH

Shannon Lee, BE WATER, MY FRIEND

Zibby truly enjoyed getting to know Shannon. Shannon shared what she’d learned from her father, renowned movie star and martial artist Bruce Lee, how it felt to have to “hide” who she was growing up, why she has taken over managing his legacy, how the tragic death of her brother affected her, and how her dad's meaningful practices and timeless concepts inspired Shannon's journey.

35 min4 d ago
Comments
Shannon Lee, BE WATER, MY FRIEND

Anne Helen Petersen, CAN'T EVEN

Based on Anne Helen Petersen's viralBuzzFeedarticle,Can't Evenis an in-depthand fascinating examination of millennial burnout culture. She andZibby chatted about deciphering how and why we got to this place of non-vacations and unrealistic work expectations. They discussed the hopeful possibility of reorienting our lives away from being "on" 24/7.

26 min5 d ago
Comments
Anne Helen Petersen, CAN'T EVEN

Cheryl Strayed, THIS TELLING

Zibby did an Instagram Live with bestselling author Cheryl Strayed (author of WILD) and was over the moon to be interviewing her. They talked about This Telling, her Amazon Original Story, feminism over the last century, the radical act of telling the truth, and vulnerability.

37 min6 d ago
Comments
Cheryl Strayed, THIS TELLING

Terri Cheney, MODERN MADNESS

Terri Cheney portrays mental illness through beautiful and often humorous writing in her latest book. She and Zibby talked about her Modern Love article that was adapted for the HBO show, her life as an entertainment lawyer for Hollywood stars, and keeping her bipolar diagnosis a secret.

24 min1 w ago
Comments
Terri Cheney, MODERN MADNESS

Alexandra Elle, AFTER THE RAIN

Alexandra Elle calls her new collection of work her "big girl book" filled with hope,camaraderie, and lessons from motherhood. Listen to their moving talk about healing, self-love, and community.

25 min1 w ago
Comments
Alexandra Elle, AFTER THE RAIN
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