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May 5, 2016

Episode Overview:

May 5th marks the start of OverDrive's AudioSYNC program so the OverDrive team is spending this episode talking about all things audiobooks! if you ever visit our Blue Sky Campus and walk around the office you'll see lots of staff members with headphones on -- there's always a good chance that they are listening to an audiobook. It's like being paid to read! 

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program designed for teens 13 years of age and over. Each week between May 5th and August 17th, users will be able to download two audiobooks per week and, best part is, after the audiobooks have been downloaded, users get to keep them! Reading in the summer can be challenging with busy schedules and traveling plans, which can lead to a summer slump, but with audiobooks, listeners can maintain their reading habits in a different format. We also feature an interview with Michelle Cobb from AudioFile magazine, OverDrive's partner in the SYNC program.

For more information, visit http://www.audiobooksync.com

If you have a favorite audiobook, let us know at  feedback@overdrive.com 

 

Featured OverDrive Staff:

Jill, Adam, and Sheila

 

Intro (0:00-2:19)

 

Recent Listens (2:20-8:21)

The Verdict by Nick Stone

Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

Sick in the Head by Judd Apatow

 

Books Written and Read by Comedians (8:22-11:18)

Born Standing Up by Steve Martin

700 Sundays by Billy Crystal

I Must Say by Martin Short

Brain Droppings by George Carlin

Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage by Rob Delaney

You're Doing It Right by Michael Ian Black

Paddle Your Canoe by Nick Offerman

Gumption by Nick Offerman

Yes, Please by Amy Poehler 

America Again by Stephen Colbert

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris

Almost Interesting by David Spade

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer 

 

Foodie Listens (11:19-15:05)

The Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal

The Dorito Effect by Mark Schatzker

Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

 

Audiobooks and AudioSYNC (15:06-23:03)

As You Wish by Cary Elwes

View From the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman 

Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman

 

Interview with AudioFile's Michelle Cobb (23:04-End)

Art Dog by Thacher Hurd
Lily's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
28 days by Charles R. Smith, Jr.

 

Music

"Buddy" provided royalty free from www.bensound.com 

 

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