Professional Book Nerds

We’re not just book nerds, we’re Professional Book Nerds®

With over a half million downloads, readers, and librarians turn to us for book recommendations, author interviews, and all things books.

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LOIS LOWRY!

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Have you ever had a moment in time that felt like a dream even while it was happening? That's how we felt getting to interview Lois Lowry for a full hour. We chat AT LENGTH about the stories behind The Giver, Number the Stars, and her stunning upcoming book On the Horizon as well as several of her favorite stories from a lifetime of literature. I don't know what else to say... she's a living legend.

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Scott Simon, author of Sunnyside Plaza and host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday

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On today's episode, Adam interviews legendary journalist and author Scott Simon about his new books Sunnyside Plaza.
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Joseph Sieracki and How Graphic Novels Are Made

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On today's episode, we're joined by author Joseph Sieracki (and his wife Andrea whose voice you may recognize!) 
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Andrea Barber aka Kimmy Gibbler!

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On today's episode, Jill and Adam interview Andrea Barber, who is best known for her iconic character Kimmy Gibbler on Full House and Fuller House.
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All that Jazz - Books set in the 1920s

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We've entered the 2020s so we thought it'd be fun to take a look at some wonderful books set a hundred years ago in the famed Roaring 20s. We're talking flapper girls, prohibition New York, Old Hollywood, lost libraries, and so much more!
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More About Professional Book Nerds

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.

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Just to take a step back and reflect… these conversations on our Wake Up Call podcast series are truly evergreen: everlasting in spirit and refreshingly genuine. Our team is grateful for these down to earth, thought-provoking exchanges with people from all walks of life. As this podcast has grown, it seems we’ve grown, together.

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The Team

Adam Sockel

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Adam’s book interests are forever shifting but he’s usually reading fantasy, literature, Science Fiction, dystopian or young adult.

Jill Grunewald

Co-Host
Jill’s favorite genres are social sciences, humanities, memoir, health & fitness, dystopian science fiction, and fantasy.

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