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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Review: By the Book Podcast

I was listening to a podcast where each of the hosts mentioned three podcasts that they loved. Most of them didn't interest me, but one was intriguing. By the Book.

By the Book has a simple premise. Every episode the two hosts--Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzer--take a self-help book and follow it for two weeks. They started with The Secret, did a finance book, a past life book, a diet book, and Kon Mari (the art of decluttering). They do a few check-ins to discuss how it's going, and at the end, they give their final verdict.

Kristen and Jolenta rarely agree, and sometimes it's a surprise about who has what opinion. There's also been some drama. Sometimes the books are simply too difficult to live by 100% and sometimes it's more serious than that. For example, Kristen had an eating disorder in the past and the diet book triggered some of her past behavior.

Both hosts are entertaining and it's entertaining to hear them cover their experiences living by the book. In fact, Jolenta is a comedian, but the show isn't a comedy, so don't expect jokes flying fast and furious.

If you're looking for a new podcast to try, and if you think the premise is as interesting as I do, consider checking out the show.