This Podcast Needs a Title

This Podcast Needs a Title

Book Pipeline’s executives team up for real talk from the publishing trenches. Each episode, they'ill unpack a piece of the writing life. And don't forget your industrial forklift because there will be baggage. A Pipeline Artists Original Podcast.


September 2, 2023 36 mins

In the long-overdue fourth episode of season three, the cohosts talk with literary agent Danielle Burby of Mad Woman Literary about her journey from interning into opening her own agency, hustling, holding space for relaxation, and risk-taking.

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Episode trigger warnings for:

  • cancer
  • trauma
  • sexual assault
  • death/parent death
  • greif

Buckle up, Nerds this is a deep one.

In a very special episode of This Podcast Needs a Title, Isabel and Erica rant, rave, complain, and scream into their hearts with none other than Bram Stoker Award Finalist Ally Malinenko.

Ally is a poet, novelist, and librarian living in Brooklyn, New York, where she pens her tales in a se...

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May 11, 2023 29 mins

After a longer than expected hiatus, the co-hosts are back and joined by a third co-host, Isabel Sterling! 

In this 2nd episode of season 3, Isabel and Erica (who miss Ciara a lot) are joined by their emotional support writing buddy author Vanessa Montalban to talk about her debut book A Tall Dark Trouble. Shenanigans 100% guaranteed. 

About our guest:
Fueled by the magic of espresso, Miami-born Vanessa Mont...

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Welcome to Season 3, Nerds.

We have a GREAT first episode but Erica lost the recording.  There's still some cool stuff though. Stay awesome. 

See you in April. 

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December 21, 2022 42 mins

TRIGGER WARNINGS for grief, trauma, and PTSD.

In the ninth episode of season two, Peter and Erica gush about happy news, rant about trauma-informed career choices, and rave about mashed potatoes. Come for the holiday joy and stay for Peter's first-ever tarot reading. 

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Here is Peter's article on Pipeline Artists:

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November 16, 2022 33 mins

In the eighth episode of season two, Peter and Erica chat with author “Jessica” Hatch (and Erica's IRL BFF!) about her debut novel My Big Fake Wedding and what it’s like to sign a publishing contract without a literary agent. Tune in for the air-quotes and stay for Peter’s ill-fated attempts to keep Hatch and Erica somewhat on topic.

Connect with Jessica Hatch:

Twitter: @JessicaNHatch
Insta: https://www.i...

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October 26, 2022 33 mins

In the seventh episode of season two, Erica and Peter talk with former Book Pipeline Unpublished finalist Samuel C. Spitale about his newly released nonfiction book How to Win the War on Truth: An Illustrated Guide to How Mistruths Are Sold, Why They Stick, and How to Reclaim Reality. Come for Samuel’s insights and stay for the cohosts’ not-insightful-at-all Halloween song.

Here’s how to find Samuel and learn more bout hi...

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September 21, 2022 31 mins

In the sixth episode of season two, Peter and Erica chat with Dani Segelbaum of the Carol Mann Agency about her journey from political science to agenting, her querying preferences, and her vast personal collection of cookbooks. As always, come for the conversation, stay for the full-throttle tangents.

Connect with Dani:
On Twitter
For editing
And more

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August 21, 2022 40 mins

In the fifth episode of season two, Erica and Peter talk with 1987 Crestwood Elementary Spelling Bee winner/Pipeline Media Group partner Matt Misetich about finding your authentic voice, the glories and pitfalls of pivoting from screenwriting to novel writing, and "Gilmore Girls" (with a visit from a very special guest). Come for the excerpt from Matt's superfluous, verbose, and thesaurus-y first novel, but stay for ...

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July 27, 2022 50 mins

In the fourth episode of season two, Peter and Erica talk with Afro-latinx author, poet, and photographer Jarrard Raju about leaning into a love of prose, being an author of color in the industry, and their experience as a contributor on the forthcoming anthology WHERE MONSTERS LURK AND MAGIC HIDES. Come for the honest query talk, stay for the amazing way Jarrard takes risks in publishing.

Also joy. Lots of joy.


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July 13, 2022 48 mins

TRIGGER WARNINGS: trauma, abuse, sexual abuse.

In the third episode of season two, the Erica and Peter talk with 2021 Book Pipeline Unpublished manuscript  winner Melissa Duge Spiers about her upcoming memoir THE GLORY WHOLE, writing through trauma, dark comedy, escaping purity cultures, and procrastisnacking. Come for the rouge foot massager, stay for the deliberate rejection of writing rules.

Read more about Me...

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June 29, 2022 49 mins

In the second episode of season two, Peter and Erica get real with author and literary agent Linda Epstein about Jewish representation in books, equality for BIPOC industry folks, and how to be direct while maintaining kindness. Come for the publishing situation chat, stay for Linda's amazing show notes:

All about Linda!
Buy her book!
The New School
Gotham Writers
The Highlights Foundation

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In the first episode of season two, Erica yells at Peter for not caring for and/or liking Jurassic Park, Peter discusses his decision to take a step back from the film/TV industry (for the time being), and why Matt Misetich is (apparently) a Gilmore Girls fanatic. Come for the tease of our next episode's AWESOME industry guest, and stay for Peter's usage of the term "Hey Gang"---which no one else has said...well...

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In the Season One finale, Peter and Erica geek out with Jessi Honard & Marie Parks—the 2020 Book Pipeline Unpublished Sci-Fi/Fantasy category finalists. And this episode has EVERYTHING: Animorphs, setting and maintaining boundaries, and details of publishing their co-written debut novel, Unrelenting. Come for the talk about queer rep, stay for the inevitable tangent about stickers.

Their book!

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April 13, 2022 70 mins

In the twenty-first episode of This Podcast Needs a Title, Peter and Erica get candid with author Romi Moondi about self-publishing vs. traditional publishing, the glories of Seinfeld, and how copywriting helps dialogue. Come for the professionalism, stay for a rant/rave about Michael Crichton.


Romi's articles mentioned in this episode:

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Erica rants at Peter about the glory of Michael Crichton.

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In the twentieth episode of This Podcast Needs a Title, Peter and Erica are untethered. Listen to them rant, rave, and reminisce about all the things, including but not limited to:  Petee's Pie Company, the Taylors (Sheridan and Swift), impostor syndrome, the toxic positivity surrounding Jim and Pam’s relationship (don't @ us), how to take notes, favorite childhood television programs, Erica’s Dwight Schrute fanfic, and P...

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March 16, 2022 66 mins

In the nineteenth episode of This Podcast Needs a Title, Peter and Erica talk with award-winning audiobook narrator Elizabeth Wiley about points of entry into the industry, the unsinkable audiobook community, and the case for authors to read their work out loud.

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March 2, 2022 53 mins

In the eighteenth episode of This Podcast Needs a Title, Foyinsi Adegbonmire gives the cohosts a deep dive into the acquisitions process, her manuscript wishlist, and the truth behind superstitions. And, as a bonus, enjoy the detailed ramblings about an upcoming Festival of Mouth Pleasures (like snacks).

Follow Foyinsi on Twitter at @Foyinsi_Pub

Check out her Pipeline Artists Symposium, "From Acquisition t...

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February 9, 2022 49 mins

In the seventeenth episode of This Podcast Needs a Title the cohosts have the distinct pleasure of talking with author and filmmaker Camryn Garrett about the ups and downs of film school, how she knows when a manuscript is READY-ready, and her upcoming book Friday I'm In Love (winter 2023). Come for the discussion about New Adult as a valid age category, stay for a twelve minute tangent about (wait for it) snacks. 

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