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Dec 23, 2021

Welcome to our celebration. It’s a recap of Season Three. Sixty episodes into this wisdom journey. Thank you for tuning in. I’m Skip Lineberg, host of The Main Thing Podcast. Coming to you today from Parkwood Studios. 

Special guest Rachel Bell will help us look back over the past season and 24 gems of wisdom. Rachel is a book publishing professional and startup founder who is on a mission to propel the book industry forward. She works with authors, distributors, printers and brands to elevate and amplify their stories.

Rachel Bell is the cofounder of Overcup Press, an award-winning independent publishing company. During the early stages of COVID-19, when the book industry faced supply chain and distributions issues, Rachel founded Printer’s Row, a business-to-business online marketplace. She serves as Vice President of the PubWest board of directors. Her previous publishing experience includes Adweek Magazines and Pomegranate Communications.

Rachel is driven by the power of books to save us, give us a window into the larger world, and preserve humanity through storytelling. She joins us from Portland, Oregon.

Buckle up. Get ready for wisdom, laughter and a travel adventure!


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Content You’ll Enjoy in this Podcast

[0:01] - Cold open and Intro

[2:00] - Meet Rachel Bell

[2:50] - Special message from Jarrell Black & Company

[3:30] - Rachel reports in from Portland

[4:15] - A familiar story takes shape

[4:45] - Skip & Rachel riff on “The Wizard of Oz”

[5:25] - Wisdom with courage

[9:05] - Wisdom for the heart

[11:50] - Wisdom for the brain

[15:10] - Cameo guest appearance by Bob Hotchkiss

[16:15] - Bob’s bonus wisdom pick

[17:10] - How Skip & Rachel are connected

[17:40] - The overarching vibe of Season 3

[18:30] - Season 3 by the numbers

[20:00] - A look at what’s coming next season

[21:00] - Bob taps the brake pedal

[21:40] - Opportunity for you to become a supporting patron