Narrator Theresa Bakken is producing and hosting The Desideratum Podcast. Available everywhere in the vast podcast universe – on Anchor, Spotify, Apple, Google, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, Overcast, Castbox and more. Tune in to hear an author you love or find your new favorite storyteller.

Desideratum is Latin for things that are desired as essential. The Desideratum Podcast celebrates storytelling as essential – the art of telling and the journey of listening.  Join narrator Theresa Bakken for new episodes every Friday featuring writers and narrators doing what they do best and listen for what each guest desires as essential. 



Narrator Library

Upmarket Fiction

Exploring connotations of lucky and unlucky and sibling rivalry Click to purchase.

Young Adult Fantasy

A strong female protagonist with a magical ‘knack’. Click to purchase.

Memoir, Non-fiction

A true story of one couple’s adventure in a cabin off-grid in Alaska. Click to purchase.


Historical Fiction Novel

A WWII Brave Women Fiction, Book 6, raising profound questions about loss and motherhood. Click to purchase.

Colonization Science Fiction

Clever characters solving a complex riddle near an asteroid belt called The Briar Patch. Click to purchase.

Women’s Fiction, Novella

Part one in a three part wedding series featuring Dawn’s bee-loved characters. Click to purchase.


Historical Fiction

The unlikely romance of a small town Maine girl and a German on the eve of WWII. Click to purchase.

Cozy Mystery

Part of the successful Danger Cover Mystery Series. A murder in a small town has big consequences. Click to purchase.

Wealth Management

This engaging guide walks you through each phase of your financial life. Click to purchase.


Building partnerships with storytellers and publishers

Listening thoughtfully

Delivering professional projects on deadline

Get started with your audiobook. Email to request an audio demo. TBnarrator@gmail.com

Runner by Tracy Clark Ep32 Desideratum

This week's featured author Tracy Clark delivered a story I shivered through, feeling the Chicago winter on every page. Runner is book 4 in her Cass Raines detective series and it centers on a runaway 15 year old and the race to find her. Tracy shares why this was a winter she didn't see coming – how a delightful little thief showed up and won't ever leave – and when and where she finds her essential things. Thank you to Kensington Press for connecting me with Tracy and her books and thank you to Highbridge Audio , A Division of Recorded Books for the scene from her rich, resonant, and talented audiobook narrator Shari Peele. Thank you for listening. Here's Tracy Clark's website to connect with her and learn more about all her books. https://tracyclarkbooks.com/ — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theresa-bakken/support
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