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The Yarn

Travis Jonker and Colby Sharp

The Yarn takes listeners behind the scenes of children's literature. Each episode features an author or illustrator talking about how they create books for young readers.


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Latest Episodes

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4.9 out of 5 stars from 115 ratings
  • Best Kid Lit Podcast

    I stumbled upon The Yarn podcast in December of 2020, when our library was only doing curbside service and I was terribly missing the kids and their parents and hooking them up with books. It was a “pandemic highlight” for me—I listened to Travis and Colby as they reviewed the books of that year, and practically cried tears of joy! i’ve since kept up with it, and have listened to many of the back episodes, sometimes more than once (Gary Paulsen).Both Travis and Coby are excellent at interviewing... more

    Apple Podcasts
    Losing Steadily
    United States2 months ago
  • Silky smooth listening

    I love listening to The Yarn… Travis’ and Colby’s voices are so easy to listen to as I go for my daily walk - and their gentle banter is fabulous! more

    Apple Podcasts
    New Zealand3 months ago
  • My favorite podcast

    I love listening to Colby and Travis discuss books and conduct interviews. I always learn something and always find books for my TBR pile.

    Apple Podcasts
    Sara P Hudson
    United States3 months ago
  • Mr sharp

    I love how after interviews people then comes to class then tells us what they talked about how it went.

    Apple Podcasts
    mia ann manor
    United States2 years ago
  • One of my favorite podcasts

    Colby and Travis are the best at what they do.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States5 years ago

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