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.