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Beautiful Writers Podcast

Up-close conversations with your favorite authors.

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Listen in as author Linda Sivertsen (aka Book Mama) brings together the world’s most beloved writers for monthly chats on writing, publishing, deal-making, spirituality, activism, and the art of romancing creativity. These up-close conversations are a fan favorite, downloaded over a million times and frequently profiled on “Best Podcast” lists/blogs and at the top of the Books category on apple podcasts/iTunes.

Join Linda and her celebrity co-hosts for deep, funny, powerful interviews with authors and songwriters who have pulled it off—from breakout success to staying power. Heart-centered encouragement, street-smart advice, and insider success (and failure!) stories for every writer and creative type. Details of biggest mistakes, best shortcuts, behind-the-scenes agent, press, and publishing stories help you gain the courage to get your book, blog, ballad, or biz birthed into the world.

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New shows post each month. Guests include: Cheryl Strayed, Nia Vardalos, Joel Stein, Deepak Chopra, Elizabeth Gilbert, Tom Hanks, Glennon Doyle, Abby Wambach, Van Jones, Candice Bergen, Meg Wolitzer, Dean Koontz, Ann Patchett, Maria Shriver, Steven Pressfield, Anita Moorjani, Tosca Lee, Brené Brown, Lee Child, Terry McMillan, Anne Lamott, Rob Bell, Dani Shapiro, Gabby Bernstein, Martha Beck, Seth Godin, Danielle LaPorte, Marianne Williamson, Arianna Huffington, Mary Karr, Gretchen Rubin, and WME super-agent Jennifer Rudolph Walsh. If you’ve ever wished you could sit down with your favorite writers to ask them how they do it, year after year, book after book (or album after album), consider this your new, not-so-guilty pleasure.

The Beautiful Writers Podcast. Where inspiration is constant, and swearing, optional (although highly appreciated).

Recent Episodes

Glennon as our Guest

“This is one of my favorite interviews of all time. We talked about love and loss and booze and marriage and divorce… These two [Linda & guest host, Martha Beck] will be friends forever.” Glennon Doyle Melton (Momastery) | Love Warrior, and Carry On, Warrior

From Glennon, as our Guest Co-Host 

Linda Sivertsen

Linda Sivertsen is an award-winning author; a New York Times bestselling co-author, TEDWomen talker (on the topic of Time Debt), and former ghostwriter who midwife’s books at her popular writing retreats in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. She’s the co-creator of Your Big Beautiful Book Plan with Danielle LaPorte, and The Beautiful Writers Group. She’s also the creator of the first-ever app to track the health of any relationship: The Boyfriend Log (because forget about saving yourself–much less the world–when paralyzed by time debt). Linda and her work have been featured widely in the media, including; The New York Times; Inc.; Extra; TeenVogue; CNN; The Huffington Post; Glamour; the Los Angeles TimesCARMEL magazine…  She blogs regularly at Find Linda on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter @lindasivertsen.


“I normally HATE doing interviews. But Linda and Danielle were great; had done their homework and the questions were imaginative and creative. A bunch that nobody had ever asked me before. Made me think.” Steven Pressfield | The War of Art, and The Legend of Bagger Vance

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