Desideratum is Latin for things that are desired as essential. The Desideratum Podcast celebrates storytelling – the art of telling and the journey of listening. Join narrator Theresa Bakken and her wordsmith friends every Friday to hear deep dive conversations with authors and compelling excerpts from their audiobook narrators. Tune in to hear an artist you love or to find your next favorite storyteller. Get special discount codes from publishers just for Desideratum listeners and bibliophiles.
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The Kimono Tattoo by Rebecca Copeland, Ep37 – Desideratum
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Desideratum is partnering with Libro.fm to help bookstores thrive! Visit Libro.fm to find the audiobooks you hear on the Desideratum Podcast. Every time you purchase your audiobooks from Libro.fm following this link you support a bookstore of your choice and the Desideratum Podcast! Find your next favorite storyteller, gift your favorite story to a friend,…
Dundurn Press publishes books that reflect the world, satisfy curiosity, enlighten and entertain. They amplify and elevate exceptional Canadian voices to the world, particularly those who have been previously underrepresented in trade publishing. I reached out to them when I featured Eddy Boudel Tan’s work. And they generously responded with a discount code for their…
This week’s featured story is The Rebellious Tide by Eddy Boudel Tan. In our conversation with Eddy, we talk about: how a ship untethered from land became the perfect setting for this story, why he paid homage to Greek mythology’s Achilles and Patroclus in the story, and what his main character Sebastian’s reasons were for…
Meet our Host Theresa Bakken
When Theresa was five years old, her parents let her play with a reel to reel recorder and a budding journalist was born. She loved recording her version of the news, emulating Walter Cronkite’s “That’s the Way It Is”. Theresa’s family moved around a lot when she was young. They eventually settled in TX, where she earned a BA in Mass Communications.
Theresa landed a job as a reporter and weekend anchor at KMAC Channel 28 in Lubbock, TX. Then she moved up to WSMV Channel 4 in Nashville, TN, where she earned an Emmy for her series reporting.
When Theresa and her husband started a family, she traded reporting the nightly news for reading bedtime stories.
As her children grew, she worked as the Executive Director of a non-profit gifting children in need free orthodontic care. And, she turned a beekeeping hobby into a commercial honey confection business. The Bee Ranch Honey Salted Caramels made from honey she and her sons harvested won The 2019 Good Food Award for confections.
Through the years, Theresa never forgot the thrill of being in front of a microphone and connecting people through the spoken word. All grown up, her oldest son surprised her with a home recording studio, and encouraged her to host a podcast and narrate audiobooks.
Since early 2020, Theresa has been lending her voice to authors who entrusted her with their stories. She brings these stories to life with the same dedication she brings to all her endeavors, the same excellence that earned her an Emmy, and with the same enthusiasm as the five-year-old girl with her reel to reel recorder.
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