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
Stephanie Danler on confronting the past and the value of gentleness.
July 27, 2021
Angela speaks with Stephanie Danler, author of the best seller "Sweetbitter" and her new memoir "Stray". Stephanie tells Angela about confronting her past, the dangers of magical thinking, and the value of gentleness.
Raven Leilani on art & failure, writing to her past self, and Six Flags.
July 20, 2021
Angela speaks with Raven Leilani author of the award-winning book "Luster". Raven tells Angie about her obsession with painting, writing as the act of speaking to your past self and failure being integral to making art.
Lisa Taddeo on jealousy between women & the wisdom of French actresses
July 13, 2021
Angela speaks with Lisa Taddeo, author of the best-selling book "Three Women" and the new novel "Animal". They chat about being obsessed with their moms, jealousy between women, and the wisdom of French actresses.
Laura Dave on finding out who someone really is & different ways to be a mother.
June 29, 2021
Angela speaks with her friend Laura Dave, author of "The Last Thing He Told Me". They talk about being the hero of your own story, writing to Bruce Springsteen songs, and how every book is a love letter.
Gabriela Garcia on Cuba, mothers & daughters, and the link between cigars & literature.
June 22, 2021
Angela speaks with writer, poet, and immigrant justice organizer Gabriela Garcia, author of Of Women and Salt. They talk about the best intentions of mothers, machismo, and the importance of The Babysitter’s Club in Gabriela’s life.