By The Book

By The Book

By The Book is half reality show, half self-help podcast, and one wild social experiment. Join comedian Jolenta Greenberg and her skeptical friend Kristen Meinzer as they live by the rules of a different self-help book each episode to figure out which ones might actually be life changing.

Jolenta is a contributor to the BBC, WNYC, and Risk! She's also a Moth story slam winner. You've probably heard her funny stories on a podcast before. Kristen is a producer with Panoply and former co-host of PRI/WNYC’s Movie Date podcast where, no surprise, her job was to be critical.

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Epilogue: A Girl's Guide to Joining the Resistance

By The Book

The ladies revisit A Girl's Guide to Joining the Resistance and answer listener questions!

32 Min

Aug 9, 2018

A Girl's Guide to Joining the Resistance

By The Book

Kristen and Jolenta stand up for what they believe in with help from A Girl's Guide to Joining the Resistance

40 Min

Aug 1, 2018

Epilogue: The Nature Fix

By The Book

The ladies answer listener mail about The Nature Fix, talk to Cameron about his new plant, and announce next week's book!

27 Min

Jul 26, 2018

Episode
Podcast
Time
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43 min
Jul 19, 2018
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The ladies try to tap into the healing power of the outdoors with Florence Williams's The Nature Fix

24 min
Jul 12, 2018
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Kristen dials in from New Zealand to talk more about Presence

39 min
Jul 5, 2018
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Kristen and Jolenta try to power pose their way to a better life with Amy Cuddy's Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges

24 min
Jun 27, 2018
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Jolenta and Kristen discuss some very good points listeners brought up about Zero Waste Home

45 min
Jun 20, 2018
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Jolenta and Kristen turn self-help into Earth-help with Zero Waste Home

37 min
Jun 6, 2018
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The ladies try to solve Kristen's mediation problem once and for all with Dan Harris's book, Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics.

22 min
May 31, 2018
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Jolenta and Kristen read listener mail and chat more about their experience with You Are a Badass

39 min
May 24, 2018
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Kristen and Jolenta live by You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero.

6 min
May 23, 2018
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Kristen and Cameron give a rundown of some other Panoply shows you might like!

34 min
May 10, 2018
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Kristen and Jolenta's favorite producer answers listener questions and reveals his production secrets

45 min
Apr 26, 2018
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Once again, Kristen and Jolenta dive deep into the mailbag to answer all your burning questions!

29 min
Apr 12, 2018
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Another season, another chance for the husbands to tell their side of the story

33 min
Mar 28, 2018
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Kristen and Jolenta rehash season two and talk about which habits actually stuck

16 min
Mar 15, 2018
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Jolenta and Kristen read listener mail and reflect on their experience living by The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

43 min
Mar 8, 2018
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Jolenta and Kristen live by Mark Manson's best seller, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

25 min
Feb 28, 2018
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Jolenta and Kristen unpack their tarot experience from last week

38 min
Feb 22, 2018
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Jolenta and Kristen tackle the New York Times bestseller, The Wild Unknown Tarot Deck and Guidebook

23 min
Feb 14, 2018
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Listeners share their thoughts on "The Five Love Languages"

40 min
Feb 7, 2018
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Jolenta and Kristen dive into the best-selling relationship guide, The Five Love Languages

20 min
Feb 1, 2018
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Jolenta and Kristen debrief on their most popular book to date, What To Say When You Talk To Yourself

39 min
Jan 25, 2018
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J&K examine their own self talk with the help of the classic bestseller What To Say When You Talk To Yourself

23 min
Jan 17, 2018
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Jolenta and Kristen chat with special guest Gretchen Rubin about sleep habits

36 min
Jan 10, 2018
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Jolenta and Kristen tackle one of their most frequently requested books, The Miracle Morning

19 min
Jan 4, 2018
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Jolenta and Kristen take a closer look at forgiveness, kind acts, and whether good things really do happen to good people

42 min
Dec 28, 2017
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Jolenta and Kristen follow the rules of "Why Good Things Happen to Good People"

19 min
Dec 20, 2017
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Jolenta and Kristen hear from listeners around the world about Hygge

34 min
Dec 14, 2017
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This week the ladies live by The Little Book of Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah)

13 min
Dec 7, 2017
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Jolenta and Kristen talk about the new theme song and answer listener mail about Bored and Brilliant.

37 min
Nov 30, 2017
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Jolenta and Kristen kick off season two by living by Bored and Brilliant by Manoush Zomorodi

22 min
Nov 16, 2017
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Jolenta and Kristen share highlights from their live show in Philadelphia

29 min
Nov 2, 2017
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Jolenta and Kristen dive into the listener mailbag

20 min
Oct 19, 2017
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Jolenta and Kristen are joined in studio by two very special guests: Brad and Dean!

35 min
Oct 4, 2017
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By popular demand, Jolenta and Kristen look back at their first season of living By The Book

10 min
Sep 20, 2017
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Jolenta and Kristen give an update on their ebook sales and talk about life as published authors.

40 min
Sep 14, 2017
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By popular demand, Jolenta and Kristen live by their first ebook

17 min
Sep 7, 2017
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Jolenta and Kristen discuss their most controversial episode yet

30 min
Aug 31, 2017
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Jolenta and Kristen try to clean up their language by reading Class with the Countess

15 min
Aug 24, 2017
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Jolenta and Kristen talk to Emily Rems from Bust about Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

37 min
Aug 17, 2017
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Jolenta and Kristen explore gender differences with Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

6 min
Aug 9, 2017
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Jolenta and Kristen debrief on America's Cheapest Family

32 min
Aug 3, 2017
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Jolenta and Kristen get thrifty with America's Cheapest Family

36 min
Jul 20, 2017
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Jolenta and Kristen travel back in time with Sylvia Browne's bestseller, "Past Lives, Future Healing"

6 min
Jul 13, 2017
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Jolenta and Kristen debrief on The Memory Book.

37 min
Jul 6, 2017
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Jolenta and Kristen dive into The Memory Book, with the hopes of becoming memory geniuses in two weeks flat.

6 min
Jun 29, 2017
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Jolenta and Kristen have recovered from living by French Women Don't Get Fat.

40 min
Jun 22, 2017
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Jolenta and Kristen put on their berets and live by Mireille Guiliano's French Women Don't Get Fat.

7 min
Jun 15, 2017
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Jolenta and Kristen have a Kon Mari postmortem

35 min
Jun 8, 2017
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Jolenta and Kristen live by Marie Kondo's uber popular minimalist guide, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

7 min
May 17, 2017
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Jolenta and Kristen have a Secret postmortem.

2 min
Apr 20, 2017
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Jolenta and Kristen have a big announcement

39 min
Mar 23, 2017
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Jolenta and Kristen dive into their first self-help book - the mega-bestseller The Secret.

1 min
Mar 17, 2017
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