Deepak Chopra and The Bluest Eye

October 15, 2019 — In the first episode of the fourth season of the Read it Forward podcast, Abbe interviews Deepak Chopra, M.D., about mindfulness and his latest work, Metahuman, reflects on Toni Morrison's novel, The Bluest Eye, and talks with environmental scientist and entrepreneur Summer Rayne Oakes about the benefits of being a plant parent.

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Pop Culture Powerhouses Panel with Emily Nussbaum, Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Jia Tolentino, and Linda Holmes

August 12, 2019 — This live-stream of the Pop Culture Powerhouses Panel, moderated by Read it Forward's senior editor and podcast host, Abbe Wright, features Emily Nussbaum, Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Jia Tolentino, and Linda Holmes.

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Beck Dorey-Stein and City of Girls

August 5, 2019 — In this episode, Abbe laughs with Beck Dorey-Stein, author of From the Corner of the Oval, chats about Elizabeth Gilbert's City of Girls, and reviews memoirs by young writers.

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Melissa de la Cruz and Trick Mirror

July 29, 2019 — Abbe's reading Trick Mirror by The New Yorker's Jia Tolentino and talks to author Melissa de la Cruz about her latest thriller and Alexander Hamilton.

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Joanne Ramos and The Chelsea Girls

July 22, 2019 — Abbe reviews The Chelsea Girls, Joanne Ramos discusses her debut novel, The Farm, and book critic and podcast host Maris Kreizman reveals the books she can't wait to read this fall.

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Jasmine Guillory and How Could She

July 15, 2019 — Abbe reviews How Could She, talks to Jasmine Guillory about Michelle Obama and chat with the co-hosts of the Learning the Tropes podcast about romance reads.

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Nic Stone and I Like to Watch

July 8, 2019 — Abbe chats with Nic Stone about her novel Jackpot and the power of YA and Linda Holmes about Evvie Drake Starts Over, second chances, and Maine.

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Welcome to the Read it Forward Podcast, hosted by Senior Editor, Abbe Wright. She sits down every week to chat about favorite books, alongside authors and other special guests. Abbe shares what she’s reading, asks authors about their books and what titles are in their TBR pile and, above all, gives book recommendations that are sure to please. Listen along when you’re on the hunt for your next great read. Abbe’s busy combing her shelves to bring you the absolute best books out there.