Booked Up with Jen Taub: Intimate Interviews with Nonfiction Authors
Creator and host, Jen Taub is a law professor, advocate, and author. Her nonfiction books include BIG DIRTY MONEY (Viking 2020) and OTHER PEOPLE’S HOUSES (Yale Press 2014). She focuses on “follow the money” matters— promoting transparency and opposing corruption.
You can write to Jen and the Booked Up team at: email@example.com or Booked Up, P.O. Box 147, Northampton, MA 01061
December 3, 2023 · 1:07:27
“Inspiration exists; it must find you working.” Picasso. You can find this gem and other fascinating details in Orly Lobel’s new book, THE EQUALITY MACHINE. She’s got it covered from virtual reality to sex robots.
November 19, 2023 · 57:40
Jen caught up with Taylor Lorenz while she was out on her book tour for Extremely Online: The Untold Story of Fame, Influence, and Power on the Internet. They talked about the controversy around mommy bloggers and the credit due to Julia Allison and other women social media pioneers.
November 12, 2023 · 57:24
Fake populism. Demonizing the press. Scapegoating. Propaganda. Personal militia. All ingredients for a successful dictatorship and topics of Jen’s conversation today with filmmaker, author, and activist Andrea Chalupa. Andrea is co-author of the book, DICTATORSHIP: IT’S EASIER THAN YOU THINK.
November 5, 2023 ·
With her new book Connecticut in the Movies: From Dream Houses to Dark Suburbia, Illeana Douglas brings together her two passions, her now home state and cinema. This gorgeous coffee table book is filled with delicious never-before-seen movie stills and back lot stories.
October 29, 2023 · 54:52
Is Cassidy Hutchinson a heroic champion of the truth or just another Trump Administration insider who could have spoken sooner when it really mattered? Does the story she tells in ENOUGH make readers more empathic or more resentful? These questions and more are the focus of Jen’s conversation today with authors Jennifer Rubin and Brian Karem.
October 22, 2023 · 1:07:49
Join Jen for a laugh-out-loud conversation with the fabulous comedians, Trae Crowder and Corey Ryan Forrester authors of Round Here and Over Yonder: A Front Porch Travel Guide by Two Progressive Hillbillies (Yes, that’s a thing.)
October 15, 2023 · 1:05:15
Is crypto one big Ponzi scheme? Maybe yes. Maybe no. Listen in on Jen’s conversation with Zeke Faux to find out.
October 8, 2023 · 1:03:19
Jen Taub and Michael Lewis talk about indicted crypto-wunderkind Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF). Michael suggests he ran his businesses like an absent-minded parent setting up an Easter Egg hunt without making note of how many and where the eggs were.
October 1, 2023 ·
Dr. Helen Fry’s new book Women in Intelligence is filled with intrigue hidden in plain sight. Spies recruited at cafés, ordinary women bicycling around town passing along messages to help the Allies, secret codes knit into jumpers (that’s the British English word for what we Americans call sweaters).
September 24, 2023 · 1:05:11
Sometimes you’ve got to take one for the team. That’s what we did this week for the Booked Up Book Club when we read and discussed TUCKER by Chadwick Moore. You’re welcome.