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On today's episode, the nerds talk about how this podcast came to be, say thank you to all the people who have helped make this happen, and share some of their favorite memories from the 5 years of doing this little side project.
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Memories discussed on today’s episode
- Interviewing George Saunders (ep. 105) and Lois Lowry (ep 412) over the phone
- Adam's first trip to NYC - James Patterson (Ep. 28) and Brad Meltzer
- Getting to interview JILL FOR HER FIRST MEMOIR (ep. #79)
- Interviewing Colson Whitehead (ep. 135) and Matthew Desmond (ep 171) on the same day
- Driving around Leigh Bardugo (ep 54) in Adam’s Ford Focus
- Doing our Trans authors (ep 452) / antiracist reading list (ep 450) episodes
- Interviewing childhood heroes Mikel Jollett (ep. 447) and Ben Folds (ep. 377)
- Interview with Jessamyn Stanley, live (Ep #126)
- Interviewing Jennifer Weiner (Ep. 342) and then finding out later she has read my running book and then mentioned it in the New York Times
- Interviewing Emily Duncan (Ep #326) in Colorado, despite the fact that she’s also in Ohio and we have a personal connection
- Interview with YAA GYASI (Ep #477)
- Live events episodes
- Alan Cumming (ep. 73)
- Jodi Picoult (ep. 64)
- Jojo Moyes (ep. 386)
- Elvis Duran (ep. 384)
- Lee Child (ep. 71)
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Adam and Jill both work at OverDrive, the industry-leading app for eBooks and audiobooks through your local library and school.
With over a half million downloads, readers and librarians turn to the PBN team for weekly expert book recommendations, author interviews and all things books.
Our team has a deep knowledge for the literary world and helps thousands of libraries with collection development, making us uniquely positioned to provide suggestions and recommendations for readers around the world. The Professional Book Nerds podcast is available through iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Radio FM and anywhere people download their podcasts.
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Hosts’ Adam Sockel and Jill Grunenwald’s love for books make this podcast perfect for book lovers of all ages. As part of the Rakuten OverDrive team, which provides the world’s leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, Adam and Jill specialize in reader trends and collection development and have developed a deep knowledge of the literary world.