• Episode 38 - Motivation and Other Things

    14 JUN. 2024 · Hey there, fellow bookworms! Welcome to another episode of the Ghostreaders Podcast, where we dive deep into the enchanting realm of books and beyond. Today, Michaé and Quintell are taking you on a whirlwind discussion filled with laughs, insights, and some serious podcasting talk. So, what's the best length for a podcast? If it were up to Michaé, he'd keep you company for a solid 35 minutes. Quintell, on the other hand, is all about brevity, with her ideal show wrapping up in a crisp, hard-hitting 6 minutes. It’s a clash of podcasting philosophies that’ll get you thinking about your own listening preferences. Then we tackled the age-old dilemma: Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda – what's the correct order? Next up, a question that every audiobook lover has pondered: Can good narration save bad writing, or does stellar writing always win out over poor narration? Michaé and Quintell shared their takes, diving into examples and personal preferences. It's a literary showdown you won't want to miss.  Motivation was a hot topic as well. We delved into what drives us to do what we do, especially when it’s something we’d rather not do. Quintell chimed in, highlighting how relationships can motivate you to do a better job. When you care about the people you work with, you go the extra mile. And here’s a fun challenge for you: Comment and let us know how long it takes for the mic to creep into the frame. It's one of those hilarious behind-the-scenes quirks that keeps us humble and entertained. We also talked about the tricky business of providing services for friends and family. It’s a balancing act of professionalism and personal connection. Plus, we shared tips on encouraging our kids to write and read more, fostering the next generation of book lovers. Speaking of personal touches, we’ve got some exciting custom products, including shirts, socks, and family t-shirts. Michaé had a little speed bump with Redbubble, but no worries – you can still get our awesome merch at https://www.thewritestuffmerch.com. Don’t forget to follow us on social media @ghostreadersinc and reach out to us for audio/visual services at voices@ghostreaders.com. We love connecting with our community and sharing our passion for all things literary and beyond. So grab a cup of coffee, snuggle up, and join us on the Ghostreaders Podcast. Let’s get lost in the pages and conversations together! Happy listening!
    33m 20s
  • Ep 2 - Laymans Terms and Conditions - Google

    23 MAY. 2024 · Description: Join Michaé and Quintell in this episode of "Layman's Terms and Conditions" as they break down the ins and outs of Google's terms and conditions. From age requirements to intellectual property rights, they cover it all in their trademark conversational style. Discover what it means to use Google's vast array of services, from Search to Maps, and learn about your rights and responsibilities. Whether you're a tech-savvy pro or just curious about the fine print, this episode provides a clear and engaging guide to navigating Google's digital world. Tune in to the Ghostreaders Podcast for an insightful and entertaining exploration of the rules behind your favorite search engine giant.
    6m 44s
  • Episode 37 - Getting Our Money Right

    11 MAY. 2024 · Hey ya’ll!! Welcome back to another episode of the Ghostreaders Podcast, your go-to place for all things literary. In this installment, Michae and Quintell serve up a delightful mix of sweet treats, insightful book reviews, and a dash of Thanksgiving fun. To kick things off, we indulged in a lighthearted discussion about our favorite candies. A special shout-out to Smarties – perfect for folks who enjoy the taste of chalk….  Next, we delved into the world of personal finance with a review of "Debt Cures" by Kevin Trudeau. The dynamic duo even put some of Trudeau's credit-boosting tips to the test, and guess what? They worked! From avoiding PMI to tweaking payment frequencies, Trudeau's wisdom was a goldmine. And can we talk about the audiobook presentation? Absolutely natural and engaging, making the financial journey a pleasant one. Unfortunately, Trudeau's legal entanglements kept him off our guest list (sad trombone sound effect), but our virtual doors remain wide open for him. In the battle of book series, Quintell drew intriguing parallels between Tim Lahaye’s "Left Behind" and the "Babylon Rising" series. Meanwhile, Michaé immersed himself in ‘Why Wakanda Matters’ with a nod to the brilliant narrator, JD Jackson. Michaé also gives some new learned insights into the cinematic universe of Black Panther he learned from this book. Engaging with our wonderful listeners, we extended an invitation to the 77x Book Club for 2024, email us at voices@ghostreaders.com if you want to participate! Achieving their reading goals, Michae and Quintell celebrated their literary accomplishments. And for those who want to flaunt their bookish spirit, Quintell’s 'Narrator' shirt and Ghostreaders Merch await at www.thewritestuffmerch.com. Life lessons took a poignant turn as we discussed the delicate balance between personal transformation and embracing one's authentic self. In the spirit of the upcoming Thanksgiving festivities, Michae and Quintell lightened the mood by ranking their favorite dishes – a culinary showdown not to be missed. As we bid you adieu, remember to connect with us on the Ghostreaders Podcast. Subscribe, rate, and review to stay tuned for more literary adventures. Until next time, happy reading!
    43m 38s
  • Ep 1 - Laymans Terms and Conditions - Netflix

    2 MAY. 2024 · Join Michaé and Quintell on this episode of Layman's Terms and Conditions as they unravel the legal knots of Netflix's terms and conditions. From: subscription renewals to content ownership, the Ghostreaders break down the fine print in their signature conversational style. Whether you're a seasoned binge-watcher or a newbie to the streaming scene, this episode offers invaluable insights into the rules of the Netflix universe. Tune in for an entertaining and enlightening exploration of the legal side of your favorite streaming service.
    6m 19s
  • Episode 36 - Now You See Me (Us)

    4 DIC. 2023 · Welcome to this episode of The Ghostreaders Podcast "Now You See Me (Us)" — our first-ever video podcast! Go to Youtube to catch us live and in color. Discussion Highlights: 1. Michae's School Days: Oppositionally Defiant Reader? - Michae shares his rebellious reading habits in school, questioning if being an "oppositionally defiant reader" is even a thing. We explore Michae's goofy approach to learning in high school and how it shaped his perspective on education. 2. Animal Farm Takeaways: Educate Yourself and Stand on Business - Reflecting on the timeless lessons from Animal Farm, we discuss the importance of self-education and the courage to stand on one's convictions. A call to every adult to revisit this classic with a newfound understanding of life. Great recommended read from the guys over at Buy the Hood 3. All Animation Ain't for Kids - We challenge the stereotype that animation is exclusively for kids, exploring the depth and relevance of animated content for adult audiences. What Are We Reading: - Quintell is engrossed in "Secret on Ararat" by Tim Lahaye.- Michae shares a diverse list of recent reads, ranging from "Everybody Lies" to "From Here to Equality." He introduces the concept of his '77 Book Club' for next year and invites listeners to join by emailing voices@ghostreaders.com. Special Mentions: - Michae's upcoming birthday and a special photography offer from his photo company, A Sharp Photo. - Injuries ain’t the same as you get older!. - Michae expresses his desire to narrate Dr. Claud Anderson's books. Announcements: - Ghostreaders merch is available at www.thewritestuffmerch.com. - You can pick up Michae's funny Black Panther inspired shirt https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09CFW2H8T - Don't forget to check out the video version of our podcast on YouTube for an immersive experience.
    32m 7s
  • Episode 35 - All About Books

    29 MAY. 2023 · Hey there, fellow bookworms! Welcome to the Ghostreaders Podcast, where we dive deep into the enchanting realm of books. In this episode, aptly titled "All About Books," our hosts Michae and Quintell are ready to take you on a wild literary adventure filled with laughs, inspiration, and some serious bookish talk. So, here's the scoop: Michae has a burning desire to write some spine-chilling horror and mind-bending sci-fi stories. The only catch? Those awesome ideas are still bouncing around in his head, yet to make it onto paper. Quintell, on the other hand, is all about the poetic magic. She'll have you swooning with her heartfelt verses. But hold onto your bookmarks, folks! Michae spills the beans on his latest exciting project - "The Big Picture." It's a book showcasing his jaw-dropping photography, currently in the works and soon to hit the shelves. Here's the thing we've discovered - sometimes, writing a book happens because of what you do, not necessarily because you set out to become an author. It's a way to establish your expertise and, hey, maybe make a buck or two by selling your literary masterpiece. Now, let's get real. It's downright weird and funny when grown-ups talk to kids in the third person. Seriously, who does that? We'll be sharing some hilarious anecdotes and scratching our heads about this quirk of human behavior. Quintell is all ears when it comes to writing a series. How do authors do it? We'll be exploring the creative process behind this beloved form of storytelling. And, hold onto your bookmarks again, because Michae and Quintell get into a heated debate about whether a speaker or coach should narrate their own books. Can you imagine Ben Stein giving life to a scene from 'Oz'? It's a wild idea that gets us cracking up! We'll also be diving into the age-old battle of narration versus reading. What's the deal with audiobooks? Do they compare to the good ol' printed page? We'll give you the inside scoop. Of course, we can't forget the book recommendations! Michae spills the beans on his current read, 'https://amzn.to/3qhPU3v.' Quintell just finished 'The Power of the Decree,' and they'll be dishing out their thoughts on these thought-provoking reads. But wait, there's more! Ever wonder what it's like to be summoned for jury duty? Michae confesses that he's actually never experienced it, and we'll be discussing the ins and outs of the legal system and the joys (or not-so-joys) of civic duty. And finally, Michae shares a few more recent reads. He's been devouring Come As You Are: Revised and Updated: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life 'https://amzn.to/43cD5WI' and Good Stocks Cheap: Value Investing with Confidence for a Lifetime of Stock Market Outperformance 'https://amzn.to/3qkcs3m.' We'll be debating the books that absolutely need to be physically owned, because there's just something magical about holding them in your hands. Oh, and before we wrap up, Michae has a wild tale to share. It involves him using a little something called "verbal judo" to gracefully escape a sticky situation. Trust us, it's a story you won't want to miss! So grab a cup of coffee, snuggle up, and join us on the Ghostreaders Podcast as we celebrate the love of books, share our literary adventures, and have a great time discussing all things written word. Let's get lost in the pages together! We have bills to pay so we might get a little something something from the links that you click
    36m 36s
  • Episode 34 - Professionalism with Editor and Author, CaTyra Polland

    3 MAY. 2023 · So in this episode we talk about professionalism in the workplace. We speak with CaTyra Polland, author of "https://amzn.to/3LOvt6t?" We discuss a range of topics from code switching to the gig economy and even https://theblackwallsttimes.com/2023/05/02/celebrating-the-first-ever-national-black-authors-day-on-may-4/#:~:text=The%20first-ever%20National%20Black%20Authors%20Day%20is%20fast%20approaching,authors%20in%20the%20publishing%20industry.. Here are some of the highlights from our conversation: We begin by talking about our own experiences with employment, where Quintell has a squeaky clean record while Michae…does not.. We explore the surprising nature of being fired and how it can impact your career trajectory. We also discuss how schools often fail to teach practical life skills that are important for success in the workplace.Michae shares his goofiest job and we learn that starting a sentence with "um" is always a problem. Quintell highlights her mastery of crafting professional emails and we delve into the etiquette of work chats. Our guest, https://www.love4words.com/, shares her thoughts on code-switching, a topic that is covered in her book. We talk about the complexities of this concept and how Black people and POC often have to make adjustments in the employment world. We also discuss what professionalism looks like in a gig economy and a world with AI.CaTyra talks about her history in writing and Love For Words, her editing company. We learn that a good editor does more than criticize and she warns against the pitfalls of DIY as an author. She breaks down what a successful team for an author looks like and also talks about her creation of https://rochesterbeacon.com/2022/12/09/a-day-for-black-authors/, which is on May 4th, 2023. Before we wrap up, we mention that we are available to narrate books and edit podcasts. We also thank our sponsor, www.umbrellastock.com and invite listeners to pick up Ghostreaders Merch athttp://www.thewritestuffmerch.com/.Thank you for tuning in to our podcast on professionalism. We hope you learned something new and we look forward to sharing more insights with you in the future. Links are sponsored and we might get a little cheddar cheeze if you purchase something!
    47m 42s
  • Episode 33 - Spring Break

    30 MAR. 2023 · Welcome to today's podcast! Today we'll be discussing a variety of topics, from vacationing with kids to book-to-movie adaptations. Let's dive in! First up, we'll be talking about Spring Break and what it's like to vacation with kids. As any parent knows, it can be a challenge to plan a trip that's enjoyable for both the kids and the adults. Next, we'll be discussing the book She Comes First by Ian Kerner, PhD, LMFT and whether it's more of a business or personal guide. We'll be exploring the book's advice on relationships and intimacy, and discussing how it can be applied to both personal and professional contexts. Then, we'll be talking about the book Never Split the Difference by Christopher Voss and its insights into negotiation tactics. We'll be exploring how these tactics can be applied in everyday life, from negotiating a raise to resolving conflicts with friends and family. Moving on, we'll be discussing the impact of AI on voice acting and voice work. We'll be exploring whether AI is a threat to human voice actors, and what the future of voice work might look like.We'll also be discussing the impact of AI on art providers in general. From music to visual art, we'll be exploring how AI is changing the way art is created and consumed. Next, we'll be comparing the book and movie versions of Percy Jackson - Sea of Monsters. We'll be exploring the differences between the two and asking the question: which is better?Then, we'll be talking about book-to-movie adaptations more broadly. We'll be discussing some of the best and worst adaptations out there, and asking what makes a good adaptation. We'll be exploring why it's so important to be true to yourself, and why the world needs your unique perspective. Moving on, we'll be talking about the book The Go-Giver Marriage, by Bob Burg and John David Mann which offers insights into building a strong, healthy relationship. We'll be discussing why so many relationship books fall short, and what makes The Go-Giver Marriage stand out. Finally, we'll be sharing some exciting news - you can now pick up Ghostreaders Merch at http://www.thewritestuffmerch.com/! From t-shirts to tote bags, we've got everything you need to show off your love for our podcast.Thanks for listening, and we'll see you next time!
    46m 50s
  • Episode 32 - Love and Marriage with Coach Abby

    2 MAR. 2023 · On today’s episode of The Ghostreaders Podcast, Michae and Quintell talk about Cirque du Soleil (one of their favorites) and the time Michae got to hang out with Circus Kirkus. The also interview Coach Abigail Brooks and talk about dating, relationships and her book, From Dating to I Do (which they narrated). They wrap up the episode talking about divorce and what it takes to stay married. Here are the other topics cover in the show - What inspired her to write her book - Dating in your 40’s - Dating misinformation - Past relationships can get in the way of dating success - How do you stay married? - Who comes first, kids or spouse? - Is Valentines Day overrated? - Publix, family and the holidays - If you like Christian fiction, check out JC Miller - She also talks about dating online successfully - Cirque du Soleil - Kirkus Circus - Accidental trip to Montana - Bait & Switch dating - How do you view divorce? - Providing happiness opportunities - It takes a village to keep a marriage strong - Michae ends phone calls abruptly
    56m 1s
  • Episode 31 - Vajajay Day 2023 with Ian Kerner PhD. LMFT

    14 FEB. 2023 · Welcome to the Ghostreaders Podcast, hosted by Michae and Quintell, where they explore a wide range of topics with a unique blend of humor and insight. In this entertaining show, you'll discover the quirky personalities and distinct perspectives of the hosts as they delve into various subjects, including relationships, sex education, and the ups and downs of being authors. Quintell, an unapologetic individual, couldn't care less about Valentine's Day because her birthday is just around the corner. On the other hand, Michae has a peculiar obsession with candy and is particularly snooty about the nuts he consumes, notably avoiding peanuts altogether. This episode features a fascinating interview with Ian Kerner, the renowned author of "https://amzn.to/43rqE9F", we’ve dubbed him the unofficial ‘Dora the Explorer’ of sex education. Dr. Kerner shares his thoughts on the concept of being "stuck" at a point of greatness and the challenges of narrating an audiobook. The hosts, with their captivating voices, humorously suggest that they should be the ones to narrate your audiobooks for an enjoyable listening experience. Dr. Kerner also discusses the irony of how being on TV doesn't necessarily lead to book sales. They also reveal Michae's anxiety when it comes to using the free Zoom platform, showcasing their relatable and down-to-earth nature. Michae often finds himself unsure about how weird he can be around people, which adds an element of unpredictability to the podcast. The hosts ponder on the societal paradox of sex being pervasive in media and culture, yet still considered a taboo subject that is rarely openly discussed or contemplated. They also humorously critique men who proudly proclaim their aversion to performing oral sex, emphasizing their viewpoint that such declarations are unusual. To engage their listeners, they encourage sharing ideas on the perfect Valentine's Day by emailing them at voices@ghostreaders.com. Furthermore, the hosts declare that anniversaries hold greater significance than Valentine's Day and reveal their amusing quirk of having three anniversary dates. With their wit, unique perspectives, and engaging discussions, Michae and Quintell create a captivating podcast experience that will keep listeners entertained and enlightened. Any links you click may put a little bit of cheddar cheese in our pockets 🙂
    52m 3s

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