Beautiful Writers Podcast

By Linda Sivertsen

Listen in as author Linda Sivertsen (aka Book Mama) brings together the world’s most beloved bestselling authors to chat about writing, publishing, deal-making, spirituality, activism, and the art of romancing creativity. Now streaming on American Airlines, these up-close conversations are a fan favorite, downloaded millions of times, and frequently profiled on “Best Podcast” lists (i.e., The Motley Fool’s “10 Best Podcasts for Women”) while gracing the "Popular Podcasts, Books" (formerly Literature) page of iTunes/Apple Podcasts nearly every day since the show's launch in 2015. Join Linda (herself an award-winning, bestselling author, writing coach, and ex-ghostwriter + magazine editor) and her celebrity co-hosts for deep, funny interviews w/ top authors on breakout success to staying power. Heart-centered encouragement, street-smart advice, and insider success (and failure!) stories for every writer and creative type. Biggest mistakes, best shortcuts, behind-the-scenes agent, press, and publishing stories help you gain the courage to get your book, blog, ballad, or biz birthed into the world. Guests include Jenny Lawson, Martha Beck, Elizabeth Gilbert, Marie Forleo, Van Jones, Cheryl Strayed, Nia Vardalos, Terry McMillan, Joel Stein, Deepak Chopra, Tom Hanks, Glennon Doyle, Abby Wambach, Candice Bergen, Meg Wolitzer, Austin Channing Brown, Dean Koontz, Ann Patchett, Maria Shriver, Steven Pressfield, Anita Moorjani, Tosca Lee, Brené Brown, Lee Child, Anne Lamott, Rob Bell, Dani Shapiro, Gabby Bernstein, Seth Godin, Danielle LaPorte, Marianne Williamson, Arianna Huffington, Mary Karr, Gretchen Rubin, #1 NYT Fantasy Authors (and besties) Tomi Adeyemi & Sabaa Tahir, US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, and former WME super-agent Jennifer Rudolph Walsh. If you’ve ever wished you could sit down with your favorite writers over coffee to ask them how they do it, year after year, book after book, consider this your new, not-so-guilty pleasure. Take your dreams from idea to done with us. The Beautiful Writers Podcast. Where inspiration is constant, and swearing, optional (although highly appreciated). Find out more: https://www.beautifulwriterspodcast.com

  1. 1.
    Jenny Lawson & Martha Beck: Seriously Funny + Broken (in the best possible way)
    1:20:00
  2. 2.
    Elizabeth Gilbert & Marie Forleo: Behind the Bestsellers
    1:08:09
  3. 3.
    “Best-Of” Part 4 Episode
    2:00:56
  4. 4.
    Tomi Adeyemi & Sabaa Tahir: YA Superstars on Living & Writing Heroically
    1:20:20
  5. 5.
    Valarie Kaur & Chris Jackson: A World-Changer and Her Superhero Publisher
    1:15:49
  6. 6.
    Sue Monk Kidd & Ann Patchett: Longings—In Writing & Life
    1:16:28
  7. 7.
    Dr. Jane Goodall & Keely Shaye Brosnan: Power of the Pen to Heal Mother Earth
    1:10:15
  8. 8.
    Joy Harjo: Poet Laureate of the United States
    1:18:32
  1. 9.
    Terry McMillan & Laura Munson: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Novelists
    59:34
  2. 10.
    Cheryl Strayed & Nia Vardalos: Answering the Biggest Questions that Stump Writers
    54:21
  3. 11.
    Joel Stein: A Funnyman's Defense of Elitism
    1:23:53
  4. 12.
    Anita Moorjani & Kelly Noonan Gores: Miraculous Healing
    1:11:13
  5. 13.
    Dani Shapiro & Gabby Bernstein: Divine Duo
    55:05
  6. 14.
    Deepak Chopra: Metahuman & Infinite Creativity
    1:07:44
  7. 15.
    “Best-Of" Part 3 Episode
    1:24:54
  8. 16.
    Catherine Oxenberg: Rambo Princess Diaries
    56:37
  9. 17.
    Meg Wolitzer: Blockbuster Novelist
    50:28
  10. 18.
    Abby Wambach: Wisdom from the Wolfpack
    1:22:25
  11. 19.
    Candice Bergen: Memoirs & Collaboration
    1:01:12
  12. 20.
    Tosca Lee: Writing the Perfect Thriller
    1:05:06
  13. 21.
    Taylor Dayne: Tellin' It From Her Heart
    1:03:44
  14. 22.
    Lee Child: Writing & Righting Wrongs
    50:37
  15. 23.
    Seth Godin: This Is Marketing!
    53:57
  16. 24.
    Ann Patchett: Unplugged
    1:30:05
  17. 25.
    Steven Pressfield & Tim Grahl: Slaying Creative Dragons
    1:01:03
  18. 26.
    New! Bday Mix: Expert Top Tips
    54:43
  19. 27.
    Rosie Walsh: Ghosted. A Publishing Phenomenon
    1:10:38
  20. 28.
    Austin Channing Brown: Racial Justice & the Power of the Pen
    1:04:32
  21. 29.
    Nell Scovell: Just the Funny Parts & Then Some...
    40:14
  22. 30.
    "Best Of" Part 2 Episode
    1:21:18
  23. 31.
    Geneen Roth: Messy & Magnificent
    1:09:19
  24. 32.
    Maria Shriver: I've Been Thinking
    1:06:42
  25. 33.
    Debbie Ford's New Book
    1:07:29
  26. 34.
    Gabby Bernstein: On Judgment & Bestsellers
    53:39
  27. 35.
    Dean Koontz: Master of Suspense
    1:05:13
  28. 36.
    Tom Hanks: Uncommon Type
    1:07:06
  29. 37.
    Van Jones: Beyond the Messy Truth
    1:17:25
  30. 38.
    "Best Of" Episode, Part 1
    1:22:56
  31. 39.
    Jennifer Rudolph Walsh on Together-ness
    1:02:53
  32. 40.
    Rob Bell on Creativity & the Bible
    46:12
  33. 41.
    Danielle LaPorte: White Hot Truth-teller
    1:14:21
  34. 42.
    Charles Sailor: Hollywood Rebel
    1:24:53
  35. 43.
    Anne Lamott: Hallelujah Anyway
    1:08:44
  36. 44.
    Guru Singh: Buried Treasures Revealed
    1:30:22
  37. 45.
    Elizabeth Lesser: Creative Courage
    1:00:44
  38. 46.
    Paul Williams: Hitmaker for Generations
    54:48
  39. 47.
    Terry McMillan: Novels, Memoirs, & Films--Oh My!
    1:06:47
  40. 48.
    Glennon Doyle Melton: Beautiful Love Warrior
    1:02:17
  41. 49.
    Marianne Williamson: From Tears to Triumph
    45:22
  42. 50.
    Arianna Huffington: Revolutionizing Sleep for Creativity (… and everything else)
    27:20

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