Blind Date with a Book is a game show podcast dedicated to literary matchmaking.

We send our guests a customized dating app questionnaire to learn all about their reading preferences, favorite karaoke songs, and what tattoo they’d spring for.

(It’s a very scientific process.)

Every other week, we compete to set our guests up with the perfect read. Listen along as we highlight gems from our bookshelves, shower love on indie bookstores, and vie for matchmaking bragging rights.

Our Team

Elena Nicolaou is the Culture Editor of Oprah Daily, where she writes about the latest in books, movies, TV, and pop culture. Previously, she was an entertainment writer at Refinery29.

Kristen Evans is a culture writer and book critic. You can find her work in BuzzFeed, The Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, NYLON, and elsewhere.

Rachel Mans McKenny is a writer and reader from the Midwest. Her short fiction, essays, and humor have been published in The New York TimesThe Washington PostMcSweeney’sElectric LiteratureHobartElle, InStyle and other outlets. Her debut novel, The Butterfly Effect, was published in December 2020 by Alcove Press and distributed by Penguin Random House. 

Contact Us

Have a book you think we should read?

Want to get matched in a future episode?

Contact us at blinddatebookpod@gmail.com with pitches or requests!

“I wish you all could set me up with a person.

You know me really well.”

Alexa Nicolaou, Episode 1 Guest

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