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In this podcast, TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager brings you intimate, entertaining, and revealing conversations with her favorite writers. Hear from authors as they share their creative process, their love of books, and what inspires them to share their stories with the world. Join Jenna as she continues her mission to connect readers, create conversations and share her love of reading. Follow ‘Read with Jenna’ for new episodes every week.

  • 2 minutes 5 seconds
    An all-new season of ‘Dateline: Missing in America’

    As a bonus for you, we’re sharing the trailer for Season 3 of Dateline: Missing in America. The chart-topping podcast series is back with a brand-new season and brand-new cases.   

    Are you the key to solving a mystery? Correspondent Josh Mankiewicz reports on perplexing missing person cases brought to Dateline’s attention by our social media followers. Each episode focuses on one person’s story, as told by those left behind. Listen carefully to the details, descriptions and clues offered by family, friends and investigators. Something you hear might jog a memory that could help authorities crack a case.   

    You can listen to the first episode of Dateline: Missing in America season 3 here: https://link.chtbl.com/dmiast_lw

    16 July 2024, 10:30 am
  • 31 minutes 48 seconds
    Luke Russert: "I'm Still a Work in Progress"

    Back in 2008, shortly after the death of his father, journalist Tim Russert, Luke Russert joined NBC News as a correspondent. He spent eight years covering elections and reporting on some of the biggest political issues of our time before suddenly resigning, after realizing he didn’t feel fulfilled. Russert then embarked on a journey of self-discovery, traveling to more than 60 countries. He documented his travels and lessons in his memoir “Look For Me There: Grieving My Father, Finding Myself”. In a touching and honest conversation with Savannah Guthrie, Russert opens up about finally realizing his purpose after a life-changing moment in Israel.

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    And the fun doesn’t stop here! Want to join our Read with Jenna community of book lovers? You can find our monthly book list and sign up for our newsletter here: TODAY.com/ReadwithJenna 

    You can also find us on Instagram on @ReadwithJenna

    21 December 2023, 9:00 am
  • 34 minutes 54 seconds
    Tara Westover: “I Wanted a Different Life”

    Raised in the rural mountains of Idaho by survivalist parents, Tara Westover never dreamed she'd be where she is today. Her memoir “Educated” tracks her route into the outside world, starting with her first step into a classroom at age 17, to getting a Ph.D. at Cambridge University, to writing a New York Times bestselling memoir. Throughout the memoir, education was the tool Westover used to broaden her perspective. Jenna Bush Hager sat down with Westover to discuss her memoir — both its content and how it changed her life — and where she’s going next.

    Follow the ‘Read with Jenna’ podcast now to hear new episodes every week. 

    And the fun doesn’t stop here! Want to join our Read with Jenna community of book lovers? You can find our monthly book list and sign up for our newsletter here: TODAY.com/ReadwithJenna 

    You can also find us on Instagram on @ReadwithJenna

    14 December 2023, 9:00 am
  • 6 minutes 31 seconds
    BONUS: Book Picks for the Holiday Season

    In this bonus episode of Read with Jenna, Rumaan Alam, the bestselling author of "Leave the World Behind", a Read with Jenna pick, joins Hoda & Jenna with his recommendations for good books that would make great gifts to share the joy of reading this holiday season. 

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    And the fun doesn’t stop here! Want to join our Read with Jenna community of book lovers? You can find our monthly book list and sign up for our newsletter here: TODAY.com/ReadwithJenna 

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    12 December 2023, 3:00 pm
  • 23 minutes 47 seconds
    Mo Willems: "My Books Are an Invitation to Be Creative"

    Children's book author Mo Willems never thought a pigeon wanting to drive a bus could turn into a career. But more than 20 years later, Willems is a rock star to both children and parents for his hilarious "Pigeon" book series. He has written dozens of other stories and characters that allow children to play as they are learning to read on their own. Willems sat down with Joe Fryer to talk about his famous pigeon's 20th anniversary and the other projects in store for his fans. Willems released his latest book, "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Sleigh!”, this fall.

    Follow the ‘Read with Jenna’ podcast now to hear new episodes every week. 

    And the fun doesn’t stop here! Want to join our Read with Jenna community of book lovers? You can find our monthly book list and sign up for our newsletter here: TODAY.com/ReadwithJenna 

    You can also find us on Instagram on @ReadwithJenna

    7 December 2023, 9:00 am
  • 31 minutes 34 seconds
    Steven Rowley: “Inspired by a Very Real Love Story”

    While New York Times bestselling author Steven Rowley writes about life and love with heart and humor in his novels, his own real life romance is one for the books. Rowley joins Jenna Bush Hager to talk about his novel “The Celebrants,” a recent Read with Jenna pick, and why he believes all parts of life — the happy, the sad, the messy and the beautiful — are worth celebrating. The two are joined by Rowley’s husband and author of “Big Gay Wedding”,  Byron Lane. They discuss the couple's beautiful love story, one as romantic and inspiring as the stories you’ll find in the pages of their books, and navigating life’s highs and lows together, including Lane’s cancer battle and the recent release of their latest novels. 

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    And the fun doesn’t stop here! Want to join our Read with Jenna community of book lovers? You can find our monthly book list and sign up for our newsletter here: TODAY.com/ReadwithJenna 

    You can also find us on Instagram on @ReadwithJenna

    30 November 2023, 9:00 am
  • 32 minutes 43 seconds
    Helen Ellis: “Marriage Is Play”

    Helen Ellis is an Alabama-native turned New York Times bestselling author known for her warm brand of humor and amateur poker skills. In her newest release, “Kiss Me in the Coral Lounge: Intimate Confessions from a Happy Marriage”, Ellis offers a glimpse into her long marriage, and insight into what has made it work so well. Ellis joined Jenna Bush Hager to talk about lessons they have learned from their relationships … and how to best handle a snoring husband. 

    Follow the ‘Read with Jenna’ podcast now to hear new episodes every week. 

    And the fun doesn’t stop here! Want to join our Read with Jenna community of book lovers? You can find our monthly book list and sign up for our newsletter here: TODAY.com/ReadwithJenna 

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    16 November 2023, 9:00 am
  • 47 minutes 12 seconds
    Kate DiCamillo: "I Learned to Live in My Imagination”

    Kate DiCamillo is one of the biggest names in children’s books, with more than 43 million books in print. Her journey is a lesson in resilience. After receiving more than 400 rejection letters, she went on to win the Newbery Award for children's literature twice. Even though her books, like "Because of Winn Dixie" and "The Tale of Despereaux," are geared towards kids, readers of all ages can draw life lessons from her stories. 

    Follow the ‘Read with Jenna’ podcast now to hear new episodes every week. 

    And the fun doesn’t stop here! Want to join our Read with Jenna community of book lovers? You can find our monthly book list and sign up for our newsletter here: TODAY.com/ReadwithJenna 

    You can also find us on Instagram on @ReadwithJenna

    9 November 2023, 9:00 am
  • 18 minutes 24 seconds
    R.L. Stine: "I Never Planned to Be Scary ... I Was Always Funny"

    R.L. Stine has been giving readers “Goosebumps” for over thirty years. At the age of 9, he stumbled across a typewriter in his attic. With that, his love of writing began. Stine released the first “Goosebumps” book in 1992 — and never stopped. He has since sold more than 400 million books and written over 300 spine-chilling and spooky “Goosebumps” books with page-turning plots and unforgettable creatures that keep middle-grade readers riveted. His newest Goosebump series released earlier this fall starting with Goosebumps: House of Shivers: #1: Scariest. Book. Ever. Jenna Bush Hager sat down with the beloved author last year to talk about the ideas behind Goosebumps and his impact on young readers.     

    Follow the ‘Read with Jenna’ podcast now to hear new episodes every week. 

    And the fun doesn’t stop here! Want to join our Read with Jenna community of book lovers? You can find our monthly book list and sign up for our newsletter here: TODAY.com/ReadwithJenna 

    You can also find us on Instagram on @ReadwithJenna

    2 November 2023, 8:00 am
  • 22 minutes 24 seconds
    Jerry Seinfeld: “The Fun Is in the Ordinary”

    Comedian, actor and author Jerry Seinfeld gives an inside look into the minds of some of the greatest comedians of our time with the show “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” Eleven seasons and five Emmy nominations later, the show also inspired Seinfeld’s coffee table book of the same name. Seinfeld joined Jenna Bush Hager for a cup of — what else? — coffee to talk about some of his favorite moments from the series.

    Follow the ‘Read with Jenna’ podcast now to hear new episodes every week. 

    And the fun doesn’t stop here! Want to join our Read with Jenna community of book lovers? You can find our monthly book list and sign up for our newsletter here: TODAY.com/ReadwithJenna 

    You can also find us on Instagram on @ReadwithJenna

    26 October 2023, 8:00 am
  • 26 minutes 31 seconds
    Margaret Atwood: "We All Have Bits of Hopefulness Built In"

    Margaret Atwood is a living legend. The Canadian author and poet has written over 50 books and has been published in more than 45 countries. Her 1985 classic "The Handmaid's Tale" garnered acclaim and alarm, predicting a dystopian future in which women had no rights. Now in her 80s, she recently released her new book, "Old Babes in the Wood," a collection of 15 short stories. Jenna Bush Hager visited Atwood's alma mater, the University of Toronto, where the two sat down to discuss her childhood, career and upcoming memoir. 

    Follow the ‘Read with Jenna’ podcast now to hear new episodes every week. 

    And the fun doesn’t stop here! Want to join our Read with Jenna community of book lovers? You can find our monthly book list and sign up for our newsletter here: TODAY.com/ReadwithJenna 

    You can also find us on Instagram on @ReadwithJenna

    19 October 2023, 8:00 am
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