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Books That Make You Podcast

Books That Make You is a channel about all things bookish. Home to the The Books That Make You show with host Desiree Duffy of Black Chateau Enterprises. Where she discuses books with authors and experts, unraveling the inner pages of all the books that help make us who we are. BTMY also live streams bookish events as well as posting author readings and bookish contest on

Jan 27, 2021

We’re talking about Books That Make You Okay With Crankiness

Everyone’s cranky right now. We’ve been cooped up, people we live with are driving us nuts, it’s cold, the holidays are gone and we’ve got long to go before a vaccine kicks in. The political landscape is also making some people downright...

Jan 20, 2021

We’re talking about Books That Make You Envision a World of Maternal Robots

Motherhood, that all-important role in the continuation of the human species. Everyone and everything had a mom. Mothers help us grow and become what we are today.

Now imagine a world where a botched bio-warfare attempt puts all human life at...

Jan 13, 2021


We’re talking about Books That Make You Want to Go On An Intergalactic Journey

Ah, high school – all the agitation you felt trying to fit in, resisting your parents’ push to mold you, and of course GIRLS, or BOYS. Ugh! Now imagine all that in an intergalactic world.

Kevin Groh is our guest today. He is the...

Jan 9, 2021

We’re talking about Books That Make You Choose Your Own Adventure, And Try Not to Die.

Remember those Choose Your Own Adventure books? Well, they’ve grown up a bit, and the result is gloriously horrific.

Authors Mark Tullius and John Palisano have brought forth the most recent hair-raising entry in the Try Not To...

Jan 8, 2021

Today we’re talking about Books That Make You Not Just Cope, But Heal

Many self-help guides and therapy books offer advice about coping with difficulties and with stress, which is helpful. However, do they help us heal?

Dr. Mark Goulston, MD is a former UCLA professor of psychiatry, speaker, hostage negotiation...