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You've probably heard them, now it's time for you to read them, too.
Podcasts—recordings of audio discussions based on specific topics—are also taking the leap to become one of your next great reads.
Fully Booked curated a collection of podcasts turned into books for your pleasure reading. Check out some of those titles in this list to get an idea of which books based on podcasts you can start getting your hands on and add to your to-be-read list:
1. The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green
John Green’s first-ever non-fiction book is based on a podcast released in 2018. In The Anthropocene Reviewed, Green talks about the modern geological age and reviews how humans have helped shape the world we live in today through a five-star scale.
A collection of essays, The Anthropocene Reviewed is Green at his most generous and honest self: offering interesting insights on the everyday mundane as well as snippets of his life as a bestselling writer, husband and father, and ultimately, as a person with mental health disorder.
John Green fans are in for a treat as the author himself will talk about The Anthropocene Reviewed in Fully Booked Chats: John Green happening on August 13, 6pm. This free event will be streamed via the Fully Booked Facebook Page.
Where can I find the podcast? Listen to The Anthropocene Reviewed podcast on Spotify.
2. Nothing Much Happens: Calming Stories to Soothe Your Mind and Help You Sleep by Kathryn Nicolai
At the end of the day, busy minds also need to rest. With decades of experience as a meditation and yoga teacher, Kathryn Nicolai treats readers with bedtime stories for grown-ups that are already beloved by millions of podcast listeners.
Nothing Much Happens: Calming Stories to Soothe Your Mind and Help You Sleep offers a healthy way to ease the mind before bed: stories that offer sensory experiences that calmly teaches self-compassion and mindfulness to build solid habits for nurturing sleep.
Where can I find the podcast? Listen to Nothing Much Happens podcast on Spotify.
3. Renegades: Born in the USA by Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen
Conversations on everything from fame to cars: Renegades Born in the USA features candid and interesting dialogues between former US President Barack Obama and legendary rockstar Bruce Springsteen about their lives, music, and love for the country.
The 320-page coffee table book will include more than 350 photographs and illustrations, as well as historical documents: handwritten copies of Springsteen’s song lyrics and annotated Obama speeches.
Pre-order a copy of Renegades: Born in the USA on the Fully Booked website. Get 10% off when you pre-order from July 23 to October 26, 2021.
Where can I find the podcast? Listen to Renegades: Born in the USA podcast on Spotify.
4. Bad With Money: The Imperfect Art of Getting your Sh*t Together by Gaby Dunn
Bad With Money: The Imperfect Art of Getting your Sh*t Together by Gaby, named one of the top 10 podcasts in 2016 by the New York Times, is a humorous, entertaining, and empowering book about financial literacy. In just three years, the podcast has been downloaded 4 million times.
The writer-comedian Dunn shares the stigma that leads to our shame, embarrassment, and anxiety towards money comes from the inability to speak honestly about it. A must-read for Millennials and Gen Z’s, this book discusses basic financial topics for those who never formally learned about management or investing from the perspective of someone who was (and admittedly, still is) bad with money.
Where can I find the podcast? Listen to Bad With Money podcast on Spotify.
5. Welcome to Night Vale by Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink
Welcome to Night Vale is based on the popular podcast that started in 2012. Eerie and, at times, funny, the novel is structured like a community radio show for the fictional desert town of Night Vale.
Strange and paranormal experiences such as ghosts, angels, and aliens are part of everyday life in Welcome to Night Vale—in this place, conspiracy theories are deemed to be true. The novel follows the story of 19-year-old Night Vale pawn shop owner Jackie Fierro and Night Vale PTA treasurer Diane, who is trying to reconnect with her son, Josh.
The stories of these women come together in a story that touches on portrayal of family, social satire, horror, and fantasy.
Where can I find the podcast? Listen to Welcome to Night Vale podcast on Spotify.
Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
From the creators of the wildly popular Welcome to Night Vale podcast comes an imaginative mystery of appearances and disappearances that is also a poignant look at the ways in which we all struggle to find ourselves—now available as a paperback.
Welcome to Night Vale . . . a friendly desert community somewhere in the American Southwest. It’s a town like your town, with a city hall, a bowling alley, a diner, a supermarket, and a community radio station reporting all the news that’s allowed to be heard. In this ordinary little town where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies are commonplace parts of everyday life, the lives of two women, with two mysteries, are about to converge.
Get Welcome to Night Vale (Paperback) by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor and other science fiction books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.Learn More
The beloved writer-comedian expands on her popular podcast with an engaging and empowering financial literacy book for Millennials and Gen Z.
Dunn argues that our inability to speak honestly about money is our #1 barrier to understanding it, leading us to feel alone, ashamed and anxious, which in turn makes us feel even more overwhelmed by it. In Bad With Money, she reveals the legitimate, systemic reasons behind our feeling of helplessness when it comes to personal finance, demystifying the many signposts on the road to getting our financial sh*t together, like how to choose an insurance plan or buy a car, sign up for a credit card or take out student loans. She speaks directly to her audience, offering advice on how to make that #freelancelyfe work for you, navigate money while you date, and budget without becoming a Nobel-winning economist overnight.
Get Bad With Money: The Imperfect Art of Getting Your Financial Sh*t Together (Paperback) by Gaby Dunn and other finance and investment books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.Learn More
Based on the popular podcast, soothing stories to carry you off to deep, restful sleep.
Busy minds need a place to rest. Whether you find yourself struggling to sleep, awake in the middle of the night, or even just anxious as you move through the day, in Nothing Much Happens, Kathryn Nicolai offers a healthy way to ease the mind before bed: through the timeless appeal of classic bedtime stories.
Get Nothing Much Happens: Cozy and Calming Stories to Soothe Your Mind and Help You Sleep (Hardcover) by Kathryn Nicolai and other self-help books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.
A deeply moving and insightful collection of personal essays from #1 bestselling author John Green, adapted from his critically acclaimed podcast The Anthropocene Reviewed.
In this remarkable symphony of essays adapted and expanded from his groundbreaking podcast, John Green reviews different facets of the human-centered planet—from the QWERTY keyboard and Staphylococcus aureus to the Taco Bell breakfast menu—on a five-star scale.
Get The Anthropocene Reviewed, Signed Copy (Hardcover) by John Green and other essay books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.Learn More
Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen
Two longtime friends share an intimate and urgent conversation about life, music, and their enduring love of America, with all its challenges and contradictions, in this stunningly produced expansion of their groundbreaking Higher Ground podcast, featuring more than 350 photographs, exclusive bonus content, and never-before-seen archival material.
Renegades: Born in the USA is a candid, revealing, and entertaining dialogue between President Barack Obama and legendary musician Bruce Springsteen that explores everything from their origin stories and career-defining moments to our country’s polarized politics and the growing distance between the American Dream and the American reality. Filled with full-color photographs and rare archival material, it is a compelling and beautifully illustrated portrait of two outsiders—one Black and one white—looking for a way to connect their unconventional searches for meaning, identity, and community with the American story itself.
Get Renegades: Born in the USA (Hardcover) by Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen, and other lifestyle books online at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.
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