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48 minutes | Jul 25, 2017
Chapter 111: Zinzi Clemmons on identity, race and attempting to make sense of grief
Angie talks to debut author Zinzi Clemmons about her book "What We Lose: A Novel." This novel signals the launch of an important new voice who we'll be turning to to make sense of our world for years to come.
44 minutes | Jul 18, 2017
Chapter 110: Rachel Khong on Family Matters & Food
Rachel Khong talks about her tender and funny debut novel Goodbye, Vitamin, living in "foodie" San Fran, and more.
62 minutes | Jul 11, 2017
Chapter 109: Katja Meier on Running a Refugee Home in a Tuscan Village
This week Angie joins Katja Meier on location (in Italy!) to discuss Meier's non-fiction book, Across the Big Blue Sea: Good Intentions and Hard Lessons in an Italian Refugee Home.
57 minutes | Jun 27, 2017
Chapter 108: Christopher Bollen on crafting a thriller & the summer antics of the ulta-rich
Christopher Bollen joins Angie to discuss his most recent novel The Destroyers, a riveting and sexy thriller set on the sun-drenched Greek Island of Patmos, where the monks and the ultra rich mix and mingle with dire consequences.
35 minutes | Jun 20, 2017
Chapter 107: Affinity Konar On the Stories That Haunt Us
Angie and Affinity discuss her harrowing debut novel Mischling, drawn from the tragedy of Auschwitz and Josef Mengele’s experiments on identical twins.
41 minutes | Jun 14, 2017
Chapter 106: J. Courtney Sullivan in Sisters, Secrets & Irish-American Families
J. Courtney Sullivan and Angie discuss Courtney's fourth novel "Saints for All Occasions" about two sisters who leave their small Irish village to make a new life in America. Very early into their new lives in Boston each is forced to make a difficult decision that will impact their lives and divide loyalties. This is such a fun discussion about family secrets and family bonds, and about the time Courtney spent a week at a silent nunnery.
53 minutes | Jun 7, 2017
Chapter 105: Samantha Irby on intentional dating, epic sexual mishaps and redefining family.
Irby's raw and relatable book of essays "We Are Never Meeting in Real Life" will make you LOL for real. Irby shares her hilarious application to be a contestant on The Bachelorette, the life lessons she learned from her 14 years at the animal hospital, and what she's willing to do for love.
44 minutes | May 23, 2017
Chapter 104: Lidia Yuknavitch on Her Dystopian Warning For the Planet
Beloved Lidia Yuknavitch returns to the show to talk about her most recent novel, The Book of Joan. Inspired by the Joan of Arc story, this a dystopian feminist manifesto will spark a myriad of longing--longing for human connection, sexuality and touch--and a longing to save our environment from destruction.
49 minutes | May 16, 2017
Chapter 103: Dani Shapiro on Time, Memory & Marriage
Writer Dani Shapiro joins Angie to talk about her recent memoir Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage, an exquisite and intimate interrogation of her 18-year marriage to "M." The conversation ranges from the wonderful advice given by her aunt to what happened when she Googled herself and more, and you'll soon see why Dani is celebrated across the globe.
53 minutes | May 9, 2017
Chapter 102: Jo Piazza on how to be married
In Jo Piazza's new book "How to Be Married" she travels the globe in search of answers. Who does she ask? Polygamous warrior women in Kenya, classy French ladies (who advised her to act like their husband's mistress), Chilean dancers, Orthodox Jewish women in Jerusalem, and more.
31 minutes | May 2, 2017
Chapter 101: Kristen Radtke on her adventurous and wistful graphic memoir and drawing from the heart.
Kristen Radtke masters a mode of storytelling that's uniquely her own in her graphic memoir, Imagine Wanting Only This. Eerily-haunting, her book explores how certain special people touch and shape our lives, and why we're sometimes attracted to places (and people) in various states of ruin and unraveling. This genre-smashing novel (and our pod conversation) never shies away from the big questions: Why are we here, and what will we leave behind?
55 minutes | Apr 25, 2017
Chapter 100: Kelly Oxford on embracing the power of social media & her new book of poignant and funny essays.
Kelly Oxford chats with Angie about writing from bed, channeling her quirks (and rage) into a social media gold, and her latest book of essays "When You Find Out the World is Against You."
43 minutes | Apr 18, 2017
Chapter 99: Viet on the Vietnamese-American Refugee Experience
Last year's Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen, joined us to talk about the renowned collection of stories that took him nearly two decades to perfect: The Refugees. Throughout the stories, Viet gives voice to the Vietnamese communities in Southern California (where he grew up) and to those living in the country he fled. In 1975, he and his family came to The United States as refugees in the wake of the Vietnam War. His debut novel, The Sympathizer, winner of last year's Pulitzer Prize, revisited the conflict that changed the trajectory of his life and inserted a much-needed Vietnamese perspective to the largely American-driven narrative.
42 minutes | Apr 12, 2017
Chapter 98: Julie Buntin on Marlena and The Friends That Shape Us
My brilliant and dear friend Julie Buntin joins me to dive beyond the pages of her remarkable novel, Marlena. She tells the story of two girls, Cat & Marlena, and the wild year that will cost one her life, and define the other’s for decades. Julie beautifully balances dialogue in the past and present tense while showing the invaluable strength that a long-lasting friendship brings in the darkest of times.
51 minutes | Apr 4, 2017
Chapter 97: Alyssa Mastromonaco Live at NeueHouse
Angela sits down with Alyssa Mastromonaco to discuss her relationship with President Obama, how no job is too small, and her new book, "Who Thought This Was A Good Idea?"
29 minutes | Mar 28, 2017
Chapter 96: Mohsin Hamid on Immigration, Life in Pakistan, and Donald Trump
Angela sits down with Mohsin Hamid to discuss his newest novel, "Exit West."
42 minutes | Mar 21, 2017
Chapter 95: Ariel Levy on Grief, Love, and Life
Angela sits down with Ariel Levy to discuss her newest novel, "The Rules Do Not Apply."
51 minutes | Mar 14, 2017
Chapter 94: Jami Attenberg on being a woman in NYC and finding success
Angela sits down with Jami Attenberg to chat about her newest novel, "All Grown Up"
47 minutes | Mar 7, 2017
Chapter 93: Min Jin Lee on the History of Korean Families in Japan
This week, Angela sits down with author of Free Food for Millionaires, Min Jin Lee, to discuss her newest novel, Pachinko.
47 minutes | Feb 28, 2017
Chapter 92: Daphne Merkin on Depression
Angela sits down with Daphne Merkin to discuss her latest novel, "This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with Depression."
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