By The Book

90 EpisodesProduced by Stitcher & Jolenta Greenberg, Kristen Meinzer

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.

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84. Epilogue: The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom

May 16th, 2019

31:09

Kristen and Jolenta answer listener questions about The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom, share listener’s money memories, and announce next week’s book!


83. The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom

May 9th, 2019

57:14

To kick off Season 5, Kristen and Jolenta live by Suze Orman’s New York Times bestseller The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom. Plus, Kristen and Jolenta …

82. Bonus Episode: Ask Us Anything!

April 25th, 2019

40:21

Kristen and Jolenta answer all your burning questions! Plus, two very special guests make an appearance.


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81. Bonus Episode: Husbands!

April 11th, 2019

40:51

Kristen and Jolenta are joined in the studio by America's favorite husbands: Dean and Brad. The husbands spill the tea on what books they loved and …

80. Bonus Episode: Season Four Wrap-up

March 28th, 2019

44:23

The ladies rehash the season! Do Kristen and Jolenta have any new revelations since living by the books of Season 4? What stuck and what was pure …

79. Epilogue: The Four Agreements

March 14th, 2019

33:13

The ladies discuss the aftermath of living by Don Miguel Ruiz's New York Times bestseller The Four Agreements. Plus, they have a surprise …

Introducing: Just Between Us

March 13th, 2019

2:26

Kristen and Jolenta pop in with a preview of Just Between Us, a new podcast from the Stitcher family. Join co-dependent besties and hosts Allison …

78. The Four Agreements

March 7th, 2019

53:04

The ladies live by Don Miguel Ruiz's New York Times bestseller The Four Agreements.


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77. Epilogue: Astrology for Happiness and Success

February 28th, 2019

30:08

The ladies read listener comments and feedback about living by Astrology for Happiness and Success by Mecca Woods. Plus, Kristen and Jolenta reveal …

76. Astrology for Happiness and Success

February 21st, 2019

44:10


The ladies live by Astrology for Happiness and Success by Mecca Woods. Will Kristen learn to love astrology? Will Jolenta create the life she wants …

75. Epilogue: Big Magic

February 14th, 2019

26:59

The ladies read listener comments and questions about living by Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. Plus, they share how members of the By the Book Facebook community have been expressing their …

74. Big Magic

February 7th, 2019

43:20

The ladies try to tap into their creativity with Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear.  


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73. Epilogue: Pantsdrunk

January 31st, 2019

28:55

Jolenta and Kristen reply to listener comments, criticisms and questions about their experience living by Päntsdrunk: Kalsarikänni: The Finnish Path …

72. Pantsdrunk

January 24th, 2019

36:11

Kristen and Jolenta try päntsdrunk - the Finnish term for drinking at home, alone, in your underwear! Join the ladies as they live by Miska …

71. Epilogue: Pick Three

January 17th, 2019

24:30

Jolenta and Kristen read listener comments about their experience living by Pick Three and announce next week's book!


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70. Pick Three

January 10th, 2019

36:52

The ladies live by Randi Zuckerberg's New York Times bestseller, Pick Three: You Can Have It All (Just Not Everyday).

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69. Epilogue: Year of Yes

January 3rd, 2019

32:01

The ladies read listener comments and questions about their experience living by Year of Yes and make some important announcement's about the future …

68. Year of Yes

December 27th, 2018

44:29

The ladies live by Shonda Rhimes's New York Times bestseller, Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person. We love …

67. Epilogue: A Simple Act of Gratitude

December 20th, 2018

34:27

The ladies reply to listener comments, questions, and criticisms about their experience living by A Simple Act of Gratitude. Plus, they announce next …

66. A Simple Act of Gratitude

December 13th, 2018

44:06

The ladies get extra thankful with A Simple Act of Gratitude: How Learning to Say Thank You Changed My Life, by John Kralik. We love hearing from …

65. Epilogue: Girl, Wash Your Face

December 6th, 2018

34:23

The ladies discuss the aftermath of living by Girl, Wash Your Face and read listener mail about working from home, divorce, and Christianity. Plus, …

64. Girl, Wash Your Face

November 29th, 2018

49:26

In the premier of season four, the ladies live by Rachel Hollis's New York Times bestseller, Girl, Wash Your Face. We love hearing from you! Email us …

63. Bonus Episode: How to Apologize with the Science of Happiness

November 15th, 2018

30:45

The ladies get a crash course in apologizing from The Science of Happiness podcast and Greater Good Science Center at U.C. Berkeley. For K&J's …

62. Bonus Episode: Cameron Tells Even More of All

November 1st, 2018

36:53

Once again, Cameron the producer answers listener questions about LOTS of topics, including Robert Plant, stand up comedy, and previous owners of his …

61. Bonus Episode: Ask Us Even More of Anything

October 18th, 2018

48:36

The ladies answer EVEN MORE listener questions! Learn where Jolenta's name came from, how Kristen manages to never where pants, and much, much …

60. Bonus Episode: The Husbands Speak Again...Again!

October 4th, 2018

35:52

Dean and Brad join Kristen and Jolenta in the studio to answer listener questions...again! We love hearing from you! Email us at

59. Bonus Episode: Season Three Wrap-up

September 20th, 2018

52:28

The ladies talk about what stuck and what didn't from the books of season 3! Plus, they share two important announcements. We love hearing from you! …

58. Epilogue: The 4-Hour Workweek

September 6th, 2018

29:05

The ladies revisit The 4-Hour Workweek, answer listener questions, and make a big announcement! We love hearing from you! Call us at 419-869-BOOK,

57. The 4-Hour Workweek

August 30th, 2018

46:30

The ladies try to achieve the ultimate work/life balance with Tim Ferriss’s bestseller, The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the …

56. Epilogue: The Curated Closet

August 23rd, 2018

32:32

The ladies talk more about The Curated Closet, get style tips from listeners, and announce next week's book! We love hearing from you! Reach out at …

55. The Curated Closet

August 16th, 2018

46:26

The ladies tackle their most stylish challenge yet with The Curated Closet: A Simple System for Discovering Your Personal Style and Building Your …

54. Epilogue: A Girl's Guide to Joining the Resistance

August 9th, 2018

32:57

Jolenta and Kristen revisit A Girl's Guide to Joining the Resistance and answer questions about feminism in high school, trans inclusion, and much, …

53. A Girl's Guide to Joining the Resistance

August 2nd, 2018

41:31

Kristen and Jolenta stand up for what they believe in with help from A Girl's Guide to Joining the Resistance: A Feminist Handbook on Fighting for …

52. Epilogue: The Nature Fix

July 26th, 2018

27:44

The ladies answer listener mail about The Nature Fix, talk to Cameron about his new plant, and announce next week's book!We love hearing from you! Reach out at 419-869-BOOK; email us at bythebook@panoply.fm; Tweet us …

51. The Nature Fix

July 19th, 2018

44:12

The ladies try to tap into the healing power of the outdoors with Florence Williams's The Nature Fix: Why nature makes us happier, healthier, and more creative. We love hearing from you! Reach out at 419-869-BOOK; email …

50. Epilogue: Presence

July 12th, 2018

24:57

Kristen dials in from New Zealand to talk more about Presence. Plus, the ladies announce next week's book! We love hearing from you! Reach out at …

49. Presence

July 5th, 2018

40:23

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. …

48. Epilogue: Zero Waste Home

June 28th, 2018

25:18

Jolenta and Kristen discuss some very good points listeners brought up about Zero Waste Home. Plus, they announce next week's book!We love hearing …

47. Zero Waste Home

June 21st, 2018

46:07

Jolenta and Kristen turn self-help into Earth-help with Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste by Bea …

46. Epilogue: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics

June 14th, 2018

21:17

Kristen and Jolenta read listener mail and get some additional insight from a very special guest! Plus, they announce next week's book!We love …

45. Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics

June 7th, 2018

37:55

The ladies try to solve Kristen's mediation problem once and for all with Dan Harris's book, Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics. They learn how to …

44. Epilogue: You Are a Badass

May 31st, 2018

23:15

Jolenta and Kristen read listener mail and chat more about their experience with You Are a Badass. Plus, they announce next week's book! We love …

43. You Are a Badass

May 24th, 2018

40:28

Kristen and Jolenta live by You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero. Will Jen's advice …

Panoply Spring 2018 Trailer

May 24th, 2018

6:34

Kristen and Cameron give a rundown of some other Panoply shows you might like!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

42. Bonus Episode: Cameron Tells All

May 10th, 2018

35:27

Kristen and Jolenta's favorite producer answers listener questions, reveals his production secrets, and weighs in on whether or not the show is too …

41. Bonus Episode: Ask Us More Of Anything!

April 26th, 2018

46:25

Once again, Kristen and Jolenta dive deep into the mailbag to answer all your burning questions!We love hearing from you! Reach out at 419-869-BOOK; …

40. Bonus Episode: The Husbands Speak...Again!

April 12th, 2018

29:56

Another season, another chance for the husbands to tell their side of the story. From Brad and his hyggekrog to Dean and that infamous bathtub scene, …

39. Bonus Episode: Season Two Wrap-up

March 29th, 2018

33:46

Kristen and Jolenta rehash season two, book-by-book, and talk about which habits actually stuck. Are they still practicing positive self talk? Did …

38. Epilogue: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

March 15th, 2018

16:52

Jolenta and Kristen read listener mail and reflect on their experience living by The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck. Plus, they share a big …

37. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

March 8th, 2018

43:42

Jolenta and Kristen live by Mark Manson's best seller, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.  Throughout the two weeks the ladies deal with failure, …

36. Epilogue: The Wild Unknown Tarot Deck and Guidebook

March 1st, 2018

26:23

Jolenta and Kristen unpack their tarot experience from last week.  They hear form listeners about decks, scary cards, and ADHD.  And the ladies are …

35. The Wild Unknown Tarot Deck and Guidebook

February 22nd, 2018

38:42

Jolenta and Kristen tackle the New York Times bestseller, The Wild Unknown Tarot Deck and Guidebook, by Kim Krans. Along the way, they try to learn …

34. Epilogue: The Five Love Languages

February 15th, 2018

24:19

Listeners share their unique experiences and thoughts on "The Five Love Languages" with Kristen and Jolenta.We love hearing from you! Reach out at …

33. The Five Love Languages

February 8th, 2018

41:27

We've been told that the language of love is universal...but what if it's not? What if there are multiple love languages, and what if our partners …

32. Epilogue: What To Say When You Talk To Yourself

February 1st, 2018

20:43

Jolenta and Kristen debrief on their most popular book to date, What To Say When You Talk To Yourself, by Shad Helmstetter. We love hearing from you! …

31. What To Say When You Talk To Yourself

January 25th, 2018

39:41

We all talk to ourselves, right? But when we do, are we being as kind as we should? Jolenta and Kristen examine their own self talk - and try to …

30. Epilogue: The Miracle Morning

January 18th, 2018

24:00

Jolenta and Kristen discuss listener feedback after living by The Miracle Morning, and special guest Gretchen Rubin (author & host of the Happier …

29. The Miracle Morning

January 11th, 2018

36:44

Jolenta and Kristen tackle one of their most frequently requested books: The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your …

When Meghan Met Harry: What's The Deal With Royals and Divorce?

January 9th, 2018

23:09

Nope, friends, your ears are not deceiving you. This is NOT an episode of By The Book. It's an episode of a new podcast, also cohosted by Kristen, called When Meghan Met Harry: A Royal Weddingcast. Cohosted by James …

28. Epilogue: Why Good Things Happen to Good People

January 4th, 2018

20:23

Jolenta and Kristen take a closer look at forgiveness, kind acts, and whether good things really do happen to good people. Plus, Kristen shares …

27. Why Good Things Happen to Good People

December 28th, 2017

43:02

It's been said that bad things happen to good people. But could it be that the opposite is true? Jolenta and Kristen attempt to find out, by …

26. Epilogue: The Little Book of Hygge

December 21st, 2017

20:26

Jolenta and Kristen hear from listeners around the world about Hygge. The ladies also discuss their favorite Christmas movies, loneliness, and …

25. The Little Book of Hygge

December 14th, 2017

34:48

This week the ladies live by The Little Book of Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) to learn all about the Danish art of being cozy.  Can you capture the essence of being warm in bed while it's snowing outside and feel that way …

24. Epilogue: Bored and Brilliant

December 7th, 2017

13:41

In the first epilogue of season two, Jolenta and Kristen talk about the new theme song and answer listener mail about Bored and Brilliant. After …

23. Bored and Brilliant

November 30th, 2017

38:20

Welcome to season two of By the Book! Jolenta and Kristen are kicking things off with the new book Bored and Brilliant, by Manoush Zomorodi. Join the …

Panoply Fall 2017 Trailer

November 20th, 2017

3:33

We’re thrilled to present Panoply’s Fall 2017 lineup of shows. They include the satirical self-improvement show “Dexter Guff is Smarter Than You (And You Can Be Too),” the creepy paranormal series “Haunted,” “Family …

22. Bonus Episode: Live From Philly

November 16th, 2017

23:06

Shortly after launching their first season of By The Book, the Philadelphia Podcast Festival invited Jolenta and Kristen to the Tracadero Balcony Bar …

21. Bonus Episode: Ask Us Anything

November 2nd, 2017

30:02

Jolenta and Kristen dive into the mailbag, addressing everything from how they met to their tips for surviving high school. We love hearing from you. …

20. Bonus Episode: The Husbands Speak

October 19th, 2017

21:18

Jolenta and Kristen are joined in studio by two very special guests: Brad and Dean! The husbands spill the beans on everything from how they met the …

19. Bonus Episode: Season One Wrap-Up

October 5th, 2017

35:41

By popular demand, Jolenta and Kristen look back at their first season of living By The Book - from the high points and habits that stuck to the …

18. Epilogue: How to Write an Ebook in Less Than 7-14 Days That Will Make You Money Forever

September 21st, 2017

10:54

Jolenta and Kristen give an update on their ebook sales and talk about life as published authors.  They also read some book reviews, take listener …

17. How to Write an Ebook in Less Than 7-14 Days That Will Make You Money Forever

September 14th, 2017

40:59

By popular demand, Jolenta and Kristen live by their first ebook. And what better ebook to live by than an ebook about how to write ebooks? Their …

16. Epilogue: Class with the Countess

September 7th, 2017

17:16

Jolenta and Kristen discuss their most controversial episode yet, Class With The Countess. Helping them understand all that unfolded is Casey Wilson, …

15. Class with the Countess

August 31st, 2017

31:08

Jolenta and Kristen attempt to curb their barnyard language by reading Class with the Countess: How to Live with Elegance and Flair by Luann de …

14. Epilogue: Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

August 24th, 2017

15:14

Jolenta and Kristen talk to Emily Rems, Managing Editor of Bust Magazine and co-host of Bust’s Pop-Tarts podcast, about the ridiculously antiquated …

13. Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

August 17th, 2017

38:01

Are men and women inherently different? Jolenta and Kristen attempt to find out by living according to the bestselling relationship guide, Men Are …

12. Epilogue: America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money

August 10th, 2017

6:12

Jolenta and Kristen debrief on America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money. Along the way, they answer listener mail, discuss their hair, …

11. America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money

August 3rd, 2017

32:43

Is saving more fun than spending? Jolenta and Kristen attempt to find out by following the rules of America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right On the …

10. Epilogue: Past Lives, Future Healing

July 27th, 2017

7:40

Kristen and Jolenta are done time traveling, but they aren't done talking about their last book, Past Lives, Future Healing.  The ladies hear from a …

9. Past Lives, Future Healing

July 20th, 2017

37:13

Do you believe in past lives? If so, you're not alone. According to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, a quarter of Americans believe in …

8. Epilogue: The Memory Book

July 13th, 2017

6:41

Jolenta and Kristen debrief on The Memory Book. Along they way, they answer listener questions about Kristen's logical book choices, Jolenta's killer …

7. The Memory Book

July 6th, 2017

38:32

Jolenta and Kristen dive into The Memory Book, with the hopes of becoming memory geniuses in two weeks flat. Written by Harry Lorayne and Jerry …

6. Epilogue: French Women Don't Get Fat

June 29th, 2017

6:04

Jolenta and Kristen have recovered from living by French Women Don't Get Fat. Join the ladies as they read listener mail and talk about leeks some …

5. French Women Don't Get Fat

June 22nd, 2017

40:59

Jolenta and Kristen put on their berets and live by Mireille Guiliano's French Women Don't Get Fat. The ladies experiment with leek soup, the …

4. Epilogue: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

June 15th, 2017

7:39

Jolenta and Kristen have a Kon Mari postmortem. Join the ladies as they discuss life after The Life Changing Magic of Tidying up. Did either of them …

3. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

June 8th, 2017

35:52

Jolenta and Kristen live by Marie Kondo's uber popular minimalist guide, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. The book tells them to throw out …

2. Epilogue: The Secret

May 18th, 2017

7:04

Jolenta and Kristen have a Secret postmortem. Join the ladies as they hear from listeners, give post-Secret updates, discuss Kristen's husband's …

Update!

April 20th, 2017

2:14

Jolenta and Kristen have a big announcement.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1. The Secret

March 23rd, 2017

39:09

By the Book hosts Jolenta and Kristen dive into their first self-help book - the mega-bestseller The Secret. They follow it to the letter for two …

Trailer

March 17th, 2017

1:20

By the Book is half reality show, half self-help podcast, and one wild social experiment. Join comedian Jolenta Greenberg and her skeptical friend …

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