Audiobook Reviews in Five Minutes

Janna

Janna

Looking for your next Audiobook listen, but not sure where to start? The Audiobook Reviews in Five Minutes podcast covers highlights of my latest non-fiction audiobook recommendations; topics include culture, ideas, history, and communication.

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone – A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb, read by Brittany Pressley
June 22, 2021x
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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone – A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb, read by Brittany Pressley

As many of us adjust to life after a pandemic, Lori Gottlieb’s memoir is a powerful reminder of how we relate to ourselves and others based on the stories we tell ourselves, versus our real-life interactions. Whether you’re interested or experienced in therapy or not, this audiobook contains so many...

A conversation with Lucas Cantor, host of the Book Society podcast
June 15, 2021x
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00:44:4681.99 MB

A conversation with Lucas Cantor, host of the Book Society podcast

In today’s extended episode, I’m sitting down with Lucas Cantor, a podcaster, composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and speaker. He has worked in NBC's music department for eight Olympic Games for which he won two Emmys in 2008 and 2012. He co-produced Lorde's cover of Everybody Wants To Rule T...

Review of Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe
June 08, 2021x
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00:07:3113.79 MB

Review of Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe

In his 15-hour audiobook published in April 2021, Keefe captures a family saga that spans the twentieth century and leads up to 2020. Members of the Sackler family founded Purdue Pharma, the infamous maker of OxyContin, a prescription drug that has fuelled an opioid epidemic across North America for...

Review of The Quick Fix: Why Fad Psychology Can't Cure Our Social Ills by Jesse Singal
June 01, 2021x
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00:07:3413.86 MB

Review of The Quick Fix: Why Fad Psychology Can't Cure Our Social Ills by Jesse Singal

In The Quick Fix, author and podcaster Jesse Singal argues that the trendy, TED-Talk-friendly psychological interventions so in vogue right now will never be enough to truly address social injustice and inequality. Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53317475-the-quick-fix?from_search=tru...

Review of What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing written and read by Oprah Winfrey, Bruce D. Perry
May 25, 2021x
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00:07:0012.84 MB

Review of What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing written and read by Oprah Winfrey, Bruce D. Perry

What Happened To You is the latest popular psychology book examining the relationship between trauma and behavioural patterns that many of us struggle to understand in ourselves and others. The title suggests we can better understand ourselves and others if we shift from asking “What’s wrong with yo...

Review of The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War by Malcolm Gladwell
May 18, 2021x
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00:07:377.24 MB

Review of The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War by Malcolm Gladwell

The Bomber Mafia is a fascinating exploration of how technology and best intentions collide in the heat of war. The production was initially conceived of, from the beginning, as an audiobook. Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five New York Times bestsellers—The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What t...

Review of The Scout Mindset: Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don't by Julia Galef
May 11, 2021x
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00:06:4212.27 MB

Review of The Scout Mindset: Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don't by Julia Galef

Author Julia Galef is the co-founder of the Center for Applied Rationality and host of Rationally Speaking, the official podcast of New York City Skeptics. She defines “scout mindset” as the motivation to see things as they are, not as you wish they were – and to be intellectually honest and curious...

Review of High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out by Amanda Ripley
May 04, 2021x
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00:07:3213.82 MB

Review of High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out by Amanda Ripley

“This is one of the most important books that will be published in 2021. The Covid vaccine will soon free humanity from a biological pandemic, and this book, if widely read, could free humanity from an equally deadly scourge—high conflict.” — Jonathan Haidt, Social psychologist, Professor of Ethical...

Review of Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind by Judson Brewer
April 27, 2021x
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00:06:4312.32 MB

Review of Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind by Judson Brewer

Dr Judson Brewer is a psychiatrist and neuroscientist at Brown University. As an addiction psychiatrist and internationally known expert in mindfulness training for treating addictions, Dr. Jud has developed and tested novel mindfulness programs for habit change, including both in-person and app-bas...

Review of Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism by Mariana Mazzucato, read by Lexie McDougal
April 20, 2021x
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00:07:0713.03 MB

Review of Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism by Mariana Mazzucato, read by Lexie McDougal

“This economist has a plan to fix capitalism. It's time we all listened.” – Wired Mariana Mazzucato (PhD) is Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London (UCL), where she is Founding Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose (IIPP). S...