Lit Up Celebrates Writers & Explores the Spark Behind their Books.
"Everyone in my life knows that books light me up. On the Lit Up Podcast, I talk with the writers I admire most about their books, their lives, and what lights them up." – Angela Ledgerwood
Trent Preszler on the healing power of building a boat with your hands.
June 15, 2021
Angela meets up IN PERSON with her friend Trent Preszler. He’s a winemaker, wooden boat builder, and author of the memoir "Little and Often".
Hala Alyan on family secrets and the charged history of the Middle East.
June 8, 2021
Angela welcomes Hala Alyan, poet, clinical psychologist and author of "The Arsonist’s City."
Clint Smith on reckoning with the history of slavery in america.
June 1, 2021
Angela welcomes Clint Smith, author of "How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America."
Lauren Oyler on who we are on the internet.
May 25, 2021
Angela welcomes Lauren Oyler to the podcast. They talk about dumb ex-boyfriends, apocalyptic mindsets, and why depressing books make them feel in step with the world.
Te-Ping Chen on being one in 1.3 billion people.
May 18, 2021
Angie speaks with author and journalist Te-Ping Chen, whose collection of short stories about China, Land of Big Numbers, is available now. They talk about robots cutting your noodles, funeral strippers, and hotline girls.