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April 22, 2020 54 min

Samara chats with the acclaimed audiobook narrator about how to lift words from a page and turn them into something that feels alive, what sexy actually sounds like (she miiiight also narrate erotica under a pseudonym), some handy over-the-counter cure-alls when you wake up with a sore throat, and the holy grail: how to actually *like* the sound of your own voice.

Host: Samara Bay

Executive producers: Catherine Burt Cantin & Mark Cantin, Double Vision

Producers: Samara Bay, Sophie Lichterman and the iHeart team

Theme music: Mark Cantin

 To check out the books Amy's narrated: Doyle’s book “Untamed”:

Jane Goodall’s 2002 TED talk: 

More on Jane Goodall (recent article about coronavirus): 

More on ASMR:

More on quercetin:

To read more about the study suggesting we like the sound of our own voice:

 To read more about the messages we get when we’re small that can influence our voices in the long term, check out Carol Gilligan’s “Joining the Resistance”:

To read Tara Westover’s book “Educated”:

More info on honoring native lands: 

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