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Bookworm

Mike Schmitz and Cory Hixson

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Bookworm is dedicated to doing more than just reading books. Mike Schmitz and Cory Hixson read a book every two weeks and discuss ways to apply the authors lessons to their lives.
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Joe and Alex Kendall

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A podcast where two brothers discuss books that they love and the occasional book that missed the mark. We will deep dive into our thoughts about the books along with the themes and book group discussion points that we find pertinent. All the books will be spoiled; you have been warned.
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Bookworm Banquet

Porchlight Family Media

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Bookworm Banquet is a program that aims to Satisfy Your Literary Cravings by offering up book reviews and author interviews on all genres of books with one caveat; the books must be family friendly. Our goal is to offer wholesome reading to our listeners, whether they are fiction or biography, current releases or classics, children’s books or books for older readers, we will review and discuss them all! JD and Nicole are avid readers who love talking about literature and would love for you t ...
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Welcome to Your Favorite YA Bookworm, fellow bookworms who enjoy YA books! This podcast is hosted by me, Ana! A university student that has no free time but still finds time to read these amazing books! In this podcast, I will be retelling the story plots of many YA books while adding funny and sarcastic comments! I also will be giving my overall opinion and I'll be rating each book at the end of each episode. There are new episodes every Thursday! (Instagram: @yourfavoriteYAbookworm)
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Greeting, folks! Welcome to the official "Bookworm History" podcast, where we talk about the great stories behind great books, interesting and out of the way places to connect with history, and random bits of trivia and fun facts! Basically it's a celebration of all things nerdy and fascinating. So take a listen! I hope you find something that interests you! If you do, by all means let me know! If you'd like to know more about a topic or have something you find interesting that you'd like to ...
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Do you want to spend more time reading but aren’t sure what book to start with? Or are you a voracious reader looking for your next page-turner? Whether you’re a bonafide bookworm or a bookworm in the making, the WE SHOULD ALL BE BOOKWORMS podcast is for you. Peek into magnetic books that have universal appeal — books that will resonate with you and connect with you in a deep way — no matter who you are or where you’re from. Tune in monthly and visit bookwormpod.com to learn more.
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A monthly podcast where we discuss and review all of the latest Star Wars releases from Marvel Comics, Del Rey Books, Disney/Lucasfilm Press, and more. Expect fun and knowledgeable guests from the fan community and interviews with official Star Wars writers! Hosted by Teresa Delgado and Aaron Goins.
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I am a bibliophile and a bookworm and have no bookclub to join, therefore I thought I would start one with the world! :) In this podcast I will be discussing literature and will do a deep dive analysis of each and every page. This podcast is for anyone who truly loves to discuss books, to explore its themes, characters, its life philosophies, and wants to learn as much as possible, not only about the book, but about the human experience as well. Join me as I discuss my favorite works from li ...
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Today’s author promises to teach us how to improve our leadership ability by caring about others personally and challenging others directly. Join Cory & Mike as they attempt to step up their radical candor. Support the Show Mike’s notes from Craft + Commerce Radical Candor by Kim Scott Bookworm #191: 6 Thinking Hats Lex Friedman & Max Tegmark podca…
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Welcome to another bonus episode. Today Alex and Joe bring Adam back to discuss song lyrics. Poor Adam still hasn't figured out that if he doesn't want to be on the pod, he needs to stop coming up with episode ideas. Of course the brothers have a sneaking suspicion that he enjoys it. It is a longer episode than normal, so we hope that it is still a…
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The world is overloaded with everything we’re built to crave. Today’s author promises to help us overcome the scarcity mindset we inherited from our ancient ancestors to live a more satisfying life. Support the Show Rocket Macstock (use coupon code MIKESCHMITZ to save $30) Groundhog Day Read Between the Lynes Scarcity Brain by Michael Easter Mike’s…
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Welcome to our humble little podcast. Season one is rapidly coming to an end. This month is Alex's last pick! He gave Joe an easy one. The brothers buddy-read the lovely and epic children's novel The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo. It is a book that Alex absolutely adores. One of those books that once he started reading, he c…
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This episode of Bookworm is sponsored by: Aeropress: Ditch the drive-thru and make great coffee at home. Get 20% off with the code bookworm. The world’s best problem-solvers, forecasters, and decision-makers all use mental models that help them cut through complexity and separate good ideas from bad ones. Today’s authors promise to teach us how to …
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Today we have another fan recommendation! Sadly, it was a bit of a miss for Joe and Alex this time. Listen to how the brothers discuss how they are such book snobs that they couldn't get into something as interesting as a celebrity memoir. They do have a good time discussing it none the less. And they hope that they get more recommendations in the …
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Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity. Today’s author promises us a revolutionary exploration of sleep, examining how it affects every aspect of our physical and mental well-being. Join Mike & Cory as they attempt to sleep (and live) better. Support the Show Greater Good in Action Netfl…
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Welcome to our latest episode. For this month, Alex and Joe read a strange novel by one of Joe's favorite people of all time. We read The Liar by Stephen Fry. This is kind of a spy novel but not. It is also a coming of age novel, but again not. One thing that it is, is funny. Or at least Joe thinks that. Give us a listen to find out why Alex thinks…
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The right conversation at the right moment can change everything. Today’s author promises to teach us how to identify and leverage the hidden layers that lurk beneath every conversation. Support the Show Mike’s LifeTheme cohort Mike’s Reading Masterclass Supercommunicators by Charles Duhigg Bookworm #52: The Power of Habit Bookworm #63: Atomic Habi…
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Hello all! Today's bonus episode was a fan suggestion. This super fan had the request that we read a lost classic called The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread by Don Robertson. This story is one of the novels that got the great Stephen King interested in writing. Give it a listen to see what two lesser known brothers think of it. Our next regularly…
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Today’s author believes each one of us has within us the potential to be a Master and promises to teach us how to unlock it. Join Mike & Cory as they embark on the path to greatness. Support the Show Mike’s Reading Masterclass Mike’s Community (The Library) Hello Audio Room.com Mastery by Robert Greene Bookworm 160: 48 Laws of Power Bookworm #193: …
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This month Alex and Joe discuss another controversial book. Today we are talking about The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. We don't delve too deeply into the controversy about the author, as neither of us looked too hard into it. It didn't really have much to do with the assigned reading. What we do discuss though, is…
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Our current definition of “productivity” is broken. Today’s author promises to give us a roadmap for escaping overload without sacrificing accomplishment. Join Mike & Cory as they dive into Cal Newport’s latest book and attempt to fight back against busyness and overwhelm. Support the Show Mike’s Reading Workshop The Deep Life podcast Slow Producti…
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For National Women's Month, we have a special book for everyone. Becky joins Joe to discuss the book Valliant Women by Lena Andrews. It is about the women that helped win World War Two; the brave women that broke tradition to assist our Soldiers and Marines and Navy in whatever capacity that they could. Becky gets her heckles up and Joe makes sure …
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Today’s author shares twelve technological imperatives that will shape the next thirty years. Join Cory and Mike as they consider the role of AI and other trends and the impact they will have on our lives. Mike’s notes for The Inevitable Lateral Thinking by Edward de Bono Bookworm #191: Six Thinking Hats The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly The Deep Life …
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This month Joe and Alex discuss the book, Lamb, the Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore. This was Joe's pick. As he says, one of his top 5 books of all time. This is a controversial book about the "lost years" of Jesus and how he developed his teachings. A perfect book to read leading up to Easter this year, so you…
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Today’s author promises to teach us a practical and uniquely positive approach to making decisions and exploring new ideas. Join Cory & Mike as they embark on a journey for clearer thinking, improved communication, and greater creativity. Mike’s notes for Six Thinking Hats Six Thinking Hats by Edward de Bono Mike’s iPhone Home Screen Blank Spaces i…
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In this bonus episode, Becky was kind enough to join Joe again and discuss some fairytale retellings. Becky picked out two of her favorite childhood retellings, The Talking Eggs by Robert D. San Souci and Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe. Becky has lots of questions about why we retell so many fairytales, and why so many are based on wo…
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Do you have trouble learning new things? Today’s authors promise to help us improve our ability to learn based on neuroscience and cognitive psychology. Join Mike & new co-host Cory Hixson as they attempt to make the best use of their brains. Mike’s Notes from Learn Like a Pro Cory’s Designing Your Academic Life workshop Mike’s Learning Community L…
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This month Alex and Joe discuss the book, Gone Baby Gone by Denis Lehane. This is a crime thriller that takes place in '90s Boston. Both of us reflect on those simpler times and the tropes that these kinds of books loved to throw around back then. One thing that we had to keep reminding ourselves of, no cell phones. Oh how times have changed. Our n…
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Today’s authors (and Stanford Life Design Lab co-founders) promise to help us use design thinking to create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling. Join Mike and new co-host Cory Hixson as they attempt to build their version of a well-lived, joyful life. Apple Vision Pro Focused 196: Focus & The Reading Life, with Maryanne Wolf Reader, Come …
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In this episode we have two very special guests today. Both our wives, Becky and Megan are here to discuss a book that Alex is calling the greatest classic since Gilgamesh and Joe thinks it as the dumbest thing ever written... We are talking about the book, Stuffed by Sylvia Morrow. 87 pages of pure hell. About a sentient pillow. And the love makin…
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This episode of Bookworm is sponsored by: HelloFresh: America’s #1 Meal Kit. Get one free breakfast item per box for the length of your subscription with the code bookwormfree. Productivity isn’t just hard work and efficiency. Today’s author promises to teach us an easier and happier path to success. Cory’s Talking to the Internet podcast Mike’s Ob…
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As humans, we tend to avoid conversations that can cause us to feel anxious or frustrated. But today’s authors make the case for leaning into these difficult conversations and give us advice for doing so with confidence and skill. Talking to the Internet podcast Bookworm #101: Never Split the Difference Mike’s Obsidian University Cohort Difficult C…
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This month Joe and Alex discuss the book Stiff by Mary Roach. They are joined by their favorite returning guest host, Becky. This was one of Becky's favorite teenage books. Yes, she is a little strange. But we all still love her. We talk about everyone's favorite subject, death. And more importantly, what to do with your body after you are no longe…
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We tend to focus on the things that are new and different. But today’s author argues that we should really be looking at the things that stay the same. Join Joe & Mike as they attempt to navigate uncertainty by focusing on the things that never, ever change. Cal Newport podcast episode about task management Mike’s Obsidian task management Dashboard…
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In this bonus episode, Becky has returned once again to discuss the book Peak by Roland Smith. She gives an in-depth overview of the book and gives us some of the prompts that she would give her middle school students. Joe and Becky discuss some of the ins and outs of climbing Everest. Neither of us are experts on the matter, so we apologize for al…
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Today’s author(s) promise to teach us a perspective shift that will help us achieve incredible personal freedom. Join Joe & Mike as they consider who can help them get where they want to go. Adam Grant’s Hidden Potential Quiz Bookworm #184: Hidden Potential Who Not How by Dan Sullivan and Dr. Benjamin Hardy Bookworm 171: The Gap & The Gain Strategi…
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This month Alex and Joe discuss the Greek myth retelling, Bull, by David Elliot. It is a different kind of book. Completely told in poetic prose. The author is a local (to us) author that Alex was lucky enough to meet once. Listen to him geek out about this epic tale that looks at an old favorite from the point of views of some of the more minor ch…
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Today’s author offers us a new framework for raising aspirations and exceeding expectations. Join Joe & Mike as they attempt to reach their full potential. Canvas Candy for Obsidian Mike’s YouTube video on Canvas Candy Mike’s Obsidian 101 Black Friday Deal – Save $40 with coupon code GRATITUDE Hidden Potential by Adam Grant Bookworm #117: Think Aga…
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Alex and Joe interview their first author! Local author Troy Farkas who recently published his debut self-help novel Surrender, A Guide to Living Your Best Life in Your Twenties was kind enough to sit down with us and discuss his book and his philosophy on life. If you are interested in buying this local (to us) author's book, you can find it at an…
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Today’s author (and leader of the product teams behind the iPod, iPhone, and Nest thermostat) shares about leadership, design, startups, Apple, Google, decision-making, mentorship, devastating failure, and unbelievable success. Join Joe & Mike as they consider what it means to make things worth making. Mike’s LifeTheme Cohort – use coupon code BOOK…
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This month Alex and Joe discuss the absolutely hilarious book, Night Watch, by Sir Terry Pratchett. In this episode, Joe reads far too many quotes and gushes about how much he loves this book. Alex makes fun of his older brother for this shameful display of feelings while continuously repeating how this book is well done. Our next book is going to …
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