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Jun 5, 2021

Host Samantha Rahmani and author Megan Giddings discuss her debut novel Lakewood and its grappling with the American healthcare system, medical experimentation, race, trust, and friendship. Giddings also talks about editorial experiences, the transition from writing short stories to a novel, the concept of certainty in...


May 21, 2021

Host Lisa Locascio chats with writer Francesca Lia Block about her latest novel House of Hearts, her long, successful career in writing, going back to school to get her MFA, what she loves about teaching creative writing, the long afterlife of books, and themes in her writing like climate change, self-harm, eating...


May 7, 2021

Sarah Haas engages writer and mentor Sarah Manguso in a discussion about the need to write, concision and omission in regards to social justice, and Manguso’s forthcoming book Very Cold People.

This episode was produced and mastered by Amy Mills Klipstine with graphic design by Lisa Croce.


Apr 23, 2021

Host Lisa Locascio and guest Melissa Broder discuss disordered eating and desire in her new novel Milk Fed, along with love and death in The Pisces, her works of poetry and prose, her podcast eating alone in my car, writing in motion, and publicity and promotion. Broder reads a passage from Milk Fed and the poem My...


Apr 9, 2021

Host Antoinette Wiley leads award-winning author Tananarive Due in a discussion about her upcoming novel The Reformatory, the allure of horror, recognizing Black trauma, using fiction to repair harm, and the value of honing short fiction skills.

This episode was produced and mastered by Amy Mills Klipstine with graphic...