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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

Jul 29, 2021

We’re talking about Books That Make You Learn the Ropes of an Ambassadorship.

What’s life like for an ambassador? What does it mean exactly to be in the Foreign Service mean? Is it something anyone could get into? How lifechanging is it?

With many years spent as a seasoned diplomat, Thomas Armbruster served from...

Jul 21, 2021

We’re talking about Books That Make You Ponder The Complexities of Our Mental Evolution

As we continue to evolve as humans, are we on an accelerated path of expanding cognition? According to our guest today, the process of evolution has given way to directed cognitive evolution, compelling our politics, technology,...

Jul 15, 2021

We’re talking about Books That Make You Learn About Hidden Heroes, While Also Teaching Children to Read

As division assails our nation, New York Times bestselling author Mark K. Shriver is here to offer parents and teachers a handbook for unity, gratitude, unity and healing with his first book for children: 10 HIDDEN...

Jul 7, 2021

We’re talking about Books That Make You Discover Yourself on an Exotic Adventure

Books take us away, to different places, different times, cultures and people. The external adventure is often just the backdrop to the character’s more internal journey of self-discovery. The great thing about books is how we can...