Book and TV critic Hillary Kelly on her most anticipated books of 2022.
January 11, 2022
It's a new year, and we're so excited to be joined by Hillary Kelly, a book and TV critic at Vulture, The New Yorker, and LA Times. Angela and Hillary talk about the books they missed in 2021, and what to look forward to in 2022.
Angela got you a Christmas present! Plus an end-of-year review.
December 21, 2021
Angie and her producer Liam chat all about some of their favorite moments of the year, and then they give you a Christmas present.
Uli Beutter Cohen on subways, books, and the next 10 thousand years.
December 7, 2021
This week on the podcast Angela chats with Uli Beutter Cohen, who spent the last 7 years riding the subway and asking people what they were reading.
Ann Patchett on a remarkable friendship, the importance of Snoopy in her life, and much, much more.
November 23, 2021
This week Angela talks to Ann Patchett about her book "These Precious Days".
Emily Ratajkowski on why writing feels like a feminist act.
November 9, 2021
This week Angela talks to model, entrepreneur and writer Emily Ratajkowski.
Brendan Borrell on the race to the Covid vaccine
October 26, 2021
The full inside story of the high-stakes, global race for the lifesaving vaccine to end the pandemic.
Adrienne Westenfeld on "Matrix", "Harlem Shuffle", "My Body", & other books you should read this Fall.
October 19, 2021
This week on Lit Up, Angela brings on Esquire editor Adrienne Westenfeld to talk about the books you should read this Fall.
Christine Pride & Johanna Piazza on interracial friendship, & their new book, "We Are Not Like Them".
October 12, 2021
Angela welcomes Christine Pride and Jo Piazza on Lit Up to talk about their new book, We Are Not Like Them, their own interracial friendship, how it informed their book, and what it's like to write with another person.
Stanley Tucci on Taste, life's journeys, and wooing through food.
October 5, 2021
Angela welcomes actor, director, writer, TV show host, and Instagram’s favorite bartender Stanley Tucci to Lit Up.
Annie Daley on wellness, self-care, and what those words mean all over the world.
September 28, 2021
Angela welcomes her old friend and colleague Annie Daly on the podcast to talk about her new book "Destination Wellness." They talk about the commercialization of wellness, the origin of the term self-care, and that time they crashed a wedding.
Reeves Wiedeman on his obsessive viral article ‘The Spine Collector.’
September 21, 2021
Angie and Reeves talk about the obsessive work (and danger) that went into finding the spine collector, as well as his book "Billion Dollar Loser, The Epic Rise and Spectacular Fall of Adam Neuman and Wework."
Liz Plosser on mornings, routines, and working from home.
September 14, 2021
Angie and Liz talk about changing routines, how your personal life can bring joy to your work zoom meeting, and how to survive working next to your partner.
Parker Posey on her friendship with Nora Ephron, acting with integrity and the past lives of dogs.
August 31, 2021
Angie misses New York. Yes, she still lives there, but she's missing the beautiful chaos of life before the pandemic in New York. Maybe that's why she decided to share one of her favorite episodes with the quintessential New Yorker Parker Posey.
Min Jin Lee on the history of Korean families in Japan (from 2017).
August 24, 2021
For the next couple weeks, we’re going into the archives to play some of our most requested episodes. This week, Angie talks with National Book Award Finalist Min Jin Lee about her smash novel "Pachinko". It’s a timely conversation about complicated history and the experience of people who are persecuted where they live and have no choice but to flee.
Katie Kitamura on the charismatic nature of power and her new novel, "Intimacies".
August 17, 2021
Angela speaks with Katie Kitamura, author of the new novel "Intimacies". They talk about how novels become different things once they are written, what it’s like being married to a writer, and catching your students on YouTube.
Meredith Westgate on guarding what we share with those we love, and her new book The Shimmering State.
Angela speaks with Meredith Westgate, author of the new novel "The Shimmering State". They talk about the pitfalls of sharing too much with your partner, the power dynamics in Hollywood for young women, and the power of dance.
Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi on how history lives in our bodies and the joy of riding horses.
August 3, 2021
Angela speaks with Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi, author of Call me "Zebra" and her new novel "Savage Tongues". Azareen tells Angie about traveling with healing in mind, how mothers and daughters speak to one another, and the way riding a horse makes her feel.
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.
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.
Nadia Owusu on the healing power of a rocking chair.
May 11, 2021
Angie speaks with Nadia Owusu, the author of one of 2021’s most anticipated books, Aftershocks. Angie and Nadia talk about growing up all over the world, loving jazz, and the healing power of a rocking chair.
Elizabeth Gilbert on why being honest is better than being good.
May 4, 2021
Angie speaks with Elizabeth Gilbert about dancing, becoming interesting, and why being honest is better than being good.
Jess Walter on the ‘She-Dog of Anarchy’ Elizabeth Gurley Flynn.
April 27, 2021
Angie speaks with award-winning author Jess Walter about his novel, The Cold Millions, inspired by his grandfather’s years crisscrossing the west by train, searching for work.
Jen Silverman on the art of the post-scandal comeback.
March 30, 2021
Angie and Jen talk about the blurred boundaries of a creative life, anger, and why Jen draws sad pandas.