BY THE BOOK is half reality show, half self-help podcast, and one wild social experiment. In each episode we choose a different self help book to live by - following every rule, down to the letter - to find out which ones might actually be life changing.
By The Book was named one of the best new podcasts of 2017 by NPR. The New York Times selected By The Book as their Podcast Club Pick in Fall of 2017. And Bust Magazine named By The Book one of their Top Ten Bets for Winter 2017.
By The Book has been featured on NPR's The Big Listen and All Things Considered. It's been written up in IndieWire, AdWeek, Splitsider, Well+Good, Brit+Co, Podblaster, and more. It is part of the Panoply network, alongside Revisionist History, You Must Remember This, Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and other shows you probably love.
JOLENTA GREENBERG is a New York-based comedian, podcaster, pop culture commentator, and self-proclaimed reality television historian. As a performer, her stand-up and storytelling have been featured all over NYC. She's a Moth StorySLAM winner and from 2014-16 she held a comedic residency at Pete's Candy Store in Brooklyn. Her thoughts on pop culture have been featured on NPR and The BBC, and her comedic e-book Modern Harpies, a comparison of Real Housewives to Greek Gods is an Amazon best seller. Jolenta created and co-hosts the podcast, By the Book; other podcasting work includes story editing for Risk, and producing for Freakonomics.
KRISTEN MEINZER is a long-time audio producer and host, and head of nonfiction programming at Panoply. In addition to cohosting By The Book, she also cohosts When Meghan Met Harry: A Royal Weddingcast. In her past life, she served as a culture producer for WNYC; a cohost of WNYC/PRI's Movie Date podcast; launch producer of The Sporkful; a development producer for CBS News Productions; and an associate research scholar with the Center for Media, Culture and History. In her spare time, Kristen gives guest lectures on pop culture, public history, and audio production at The Brooklyn Historical Society and local universities.
NORA RITCHIE is a radio producer, writer, and musician living in Brooklyn, NY. She currently works as an Associate Producer for Stitcher. At Stitcher she produces By the Book and Unladylike, she’s also worked on the Katie Couric show and Fake the Nation. In the past she worked as a producer at Fusion Media where she develops and pilots new podcasts. Nora is a Fall 2016 graduate of the Transom Story Workshop, where she studied with Rob Rosenthal and Jay Allison in Woods Hole, MA. She also attended the Duke Center for Documentary Studies: Audio Documentary Summer Institute in July 2016. She holds a degree in Social Thought and Political Economy from University of Massachusetts - Amherst and a minor in Vocal Jazz