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 performer & producer. Her stand-up and storytelling have been featured all over NYC (The Bell House, Union Hall, UCB, The Music Hall of Williamsburg). She's a Moth StorySLAM winner, a former resident comedian at Pete's Candy Store in Brooklyn, and a correspondent for BBC Radio. As a producer she helped launch Werk It, the first all female podcast festival, and Tell Me Something I Don't know, the latest show from the Freakonomics team. Jolenta holds a degree in Performing Arts & Social Justice from the University of San Francisco and firmly believes in the importance of telling stories that encourage people to think, question the status quo, and hopefully laugh.
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.
CAMERON DREWS is the producer of By the Book and Adlandia, both part of the Panoply network. He started his audio production career in 2012 at KUOW in Seattle and later went on to produce daily news segments for The Takeaway, a joint production of WNYC and Public Radio International. He lives in New York City, where he makes feeble attempts at stand up comedy.