No Pants Required with Jen Mann

Join New York Times bestselling author of People I Want to Punch in the Throat Jen Mann as she chats up some of the most interesting people she‘s ever met on the interwebs, in elevators, and on the street. Jen hates pants and loves f-bombs. Don‘t bother her with small talk about the weather. She asks the tough questions like, ”Are you wearing pants right now?” and ”What are you even doing with your life right now?” You‘ll laugh, you‘ll cry, you‘ll be enraged, you‘re welcome.

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Episodes

6 hours ago

Mary Katherine Backstrom is a viral blogger, speaker, and bestselling author. MK (as her friends call her) joins Jen to answer the question "Is fishing a sport?" No wait, that's a different podcast. On this episode MK and Jen cover everything from sharing her hot mess life with the world to hugging strangers to meeting Ellen (yes, that Ellen) to finding the way she balances her faith with her activism.    Follow MK at: https://www.facebook.com/MKBackstrom

Thursday Nov 18, 2021

Jasinda Wilder is a New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and International bestselling author (and a farmer). She lives on a farm where she writes about sexy men and strong women. Jasinda joins Jen to talk about home breweries. No wait, that's a different podcast. On this episode Jasinda and Jen cover everything from raising six kids during a pandemic to getting kicked out of church to buying a farm to what Amazon thinks authors do in a day (spoiler alert: they were very, very wrong).    Follow Jasinda at: https://jasindawilder.com/  

Wednesday Nov 10, 2021

Pamela Cannon has spent virtually her entire publishing career at Penguin Random House, first as a publicist and now as an Executive Editor. She is team cat (sorry dog people) and is a sucker for any adorable animal story. Pamela joins Jen to talk about speed boat maintenance. No wait, that's a different podcast. On this episode Pamela and Jen cover everything from how to become an editor to the authors she discovered in the craziest places to accidentally scaring her authors to her career-high of editing Jen Mann--oh wait, I'm being told to check my notes again. Excuse me, it says here editing Midlife Bites with Jen was really, really fine, but her career-high was editing Mel Brooks.   

Wednesday Nov 03, 2021

Nancy Redd is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and award-winning on-air host. She joins Jen to teach her how to make a perfect fall centerpiece from your recycling bin. No wait, that's a different podcast. On this episode, Nancy and Jen cover everything from just how many items can one woman hold in her bra to what Santa looks like to crafty murder mysteries.   Follow Nancy at: http://www.nancyredd.com/

Wednesday Oct 27, 2021

Erin Niumata has been in publishing for over twenty-six years. She is a Senior Vice President and Literary Agent at Folio Literary Management. Erin joins Jen to talk about fostering ferrets. No wait, that's a different podcast. On this episode Erin and Jen cover everything from "Wait, there's a genre of books called Mom-Com?" to the need for Midlife Crisis-Com to picnicking in Scotland to what no publisher EVER wants to publish.    Find Erin at: https://www.foliolit.com/agent/erin-niumata 

Tuesday Oct 19, 2021

Michael Mackie is a writer and occasional game show TV host. He joins Jen to discuss what to pack for a day trip to Mt. Everest. No wait, that's a different podcast. On this episode, M2 (as he's known to his friends) and Jen cover everything from Michael's grooming habits to interviewing celebrities from the 70s and 80s to who has the bigger ego to what animal Michael thinks he most resembles.   Follow Michael at: https://www.michaelmackie.com/

Wednesday Oct 13, 2021

Author, publisher, podcaster, champion of books, Zibby Owens joins Jen to discuss if you can still wear white after Labor Day. No wait, that's a different podcast. On this episode, Zibby and Jen cover everything from shaking up the publishing world to Hillary Clinton knowing your name to the art of Zooming from bed to exchanging BFF necklaces.   Follow Zibby at: https://zibbyowens.com/

Thursday Oct 07, 2021

New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank joins Jen to discuss the pros and cons of investing in Bitcoin. No wait, that's a different podcast. On this episode, Denise and Jen cover everything from finding time to write dozens of books all while raising 6 kids to how to bribe booktokkers to Denise's dead sourdough starter.   Follow Denise at: https://www.denisegroverswank.com/

Thursday Sep 30, 2021

Deva Dalporto is a mom muddling through life one viral parody video at a time. She's wracked up millions of views on her popular YouTube channel MY LIFE SUCKERS. She joins Jen to teach her how to fold a fitted sheet. No wait, that's a different podcast. On this episode, Deva and Jen cover everything from getting the perfect filter for an Adele parody to the very real feelings of burnout to the realization middle-aged ladies have no hobbies.   Follow Deva at: https://mylifesuckers.com/

Thursday Sep 30, 2021

Jen Lancaster is a New York Times bestselling author who has sold over ONE MILLION books. That's a lot of books, you guys. She joins Jen to discuss the secret lives of cats. No wait, that's a different podcast. On this episode, the Jens cover everything from HOAs (AKA the scourge of the suburbs) to the need for early-bird open mic comedy shows to her amazing ghostwriting gig in a 9,000 sq. ft. hotel suite.   Follow Jen at: https://www.jenlancaster.com/

Thursday Sep 30, 2021

Karen Alpert is the ridiculously hairy, self-deprecating writer of the popular blog Baby Sideburns. She joins Jen to figure out the secrets to the Universe. No wait, that's a different podcast. On this episode, Karen and Jen cover everything from the highs and lows of having weird internet jobs to the therapy that is cake decorating to Karen's big secret she hasn't shared with anyone yet.   Follow Karen at: https://babysideburns.com/

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