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.