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Angela Ledgerwood

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Join host Angela Ledgerwood as she discusses books, writers, life, love and all things literary with the authors she loves.
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Kathleen Alcott on searching for America

47:39 | Aug 1st

There were a lot of events that shaped America in the 1960’s – the Vietnam war, the first moon landing. Host Angela Ledgerwood talks with Kathleen on how she researched these events and the consequences of our actions for her new multi-generational n...Show More
Lisa Taddeo on the effects of past relationships

56:06 | Jul 24th

Our past is made up of relationships, both good and bad, and these relationships shape who we are. Lisa Taddeo reveals to host Angela Ledgerwood the real-life experiences that inspired the three main characters of her new book, Three Women, and what ...Show More
Ocean Vuong on inheriting our values

42:03 | Jul 17th

Ocean Vuong explores race, class and masculinity within his storytelling. Better known for his honest and beautiful poetry, Ocean speaks to host Angela Ledgerwood about his debut novel: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, and the power of breaking the s...Show More
Elizabeth Gilbert on exploring our desires and sexual freedoms

54:45 | Jul 4th

Eat. Pray. Love’s portrayal of the inner-struggles we deal with and the raw emotions that come with these struggles is part of what made her book hugely successful. Elizabeth shares with host Angela Ledgerwood how taking a deep dive into your own emo...Show More
Mickey Rapkin on writing a Hollywood hit

33:02 | Jun 19th

Getting a publisher to agree to print a book about the world of acapella singing groups was not an easy task for Author Mickey Rapkin, but he stuck with it and this risk let to the hugely successful trilogy of Pitch Perfect films. Host...
Ceridwen Dovey on the privilege and vulnerability of being a young woman

52:04 | Jun 12th

What does the relationships look like between an artist and their patron and what is expected of one from the other? Ceridwen Dovey speaks to host Angela Ledgerwood about the power, privilege and vulnerability of being a young, talented...
Alison Bell and Sarah Scheller on co-writing the letdown TV series

55:30 | Jun 5th

The Letdown TV series is a comedy which follows new mum Audrey as she tries to come to terms with her new identity as a mum and contend with the oddballs in mothers' group. Writers Alison Bell and Sarah Scheller speaks to host Angela...
Stan Grant reflects on the privilege of nostalgia

44:08 | May 29th

How does a country's history weigh on its' people? Journalist Stan Grant exiled himself from Australia in order to seek to understand Australia, what it means to be Australian and his own struggle for belonging and identity as an...
Monica Tan on understanding Australia

38:53 | May 15th

A 30,000km trip around Australia was the journey Monica Tan took to discover who she was in relation to the country she lived in, Australia. From the role Chinese Australians played in colonisation to segregation in Australia in the 70s...
Bret Easton Ellis on the danger of so-called thought-crime

52:46 | May 8th

Presenting an avatar of virtuousness online instead of presenting your real self is a danger to exploring the nuances of life and how people think, and that's what Bret Easton Ellis calls out in his first non-fiction book White. Bret...
Taylor Jenkins Reid on Women Not Aspiring to be Merely The Muse

55:39 | May 1st

In the novel Daisy Jones & The Six, Taylor Jenkins Reid wanted to build a female character who was not conditioned to be pleasing and likeable and would react and say things that Taylor could never say herself. Taylor chats to host Angela Ledgerwood ...Show More
Hermione Hoby is Seeking to Understand People

46:14 | Apr 24th

In a world of click bait and jarring headlines journalist Hermione Hoby believes that the key to empathy and connection is in reading novels and getting the entire character of a person in order to understand their actions. Hermione speaks to host An...Show More
Trent Dalton on What Makes a 'Good Man'

53:47 | Apr 17th

Finding meaning in sadness, defining the different types of love and looking at the complexities of masculinity, are the overarching themes in Trent Dalton's novel, Boy Swallows Universe. Trent shares with host Angela Ledgerwood how he used this book...Show More
Natalka Burian on Writing About Family Dynamics

37:34 | Apr 10th

Through her book 'Welcome to the Slipstream' Natalka explores how sickness can complicate family dynamics. She discusses with host Angela Ledgerwood the freedom she found in placing her characters in the Nevada dessert, why she co-founded her feminis...Show More
Sheila Heti on the Ties Between Female Identity and Motherhood

35:20 | Apr 3rd

Is it desire, duty or expectation that leads someone to become a mother? This is the question Sheila Heti explores in her book Motherhood. Sheila discusses the ties between the female identity and motherhood with host Angela Ledgerwood, as well as h...Show More
Mary Gabriel on Placing Females Artists Back Into Art History

1:03:23 | Mar 27th

Art historian Mary Gabriel has re-written history to include the incredible women who changed modern art in her book ‘9th street women.’ Mary tells host Angela Ledgerwood how the idea for the book arose out of a conversation she had with painter Grac...Show More
Rachel Kushner on Understanding Stalkers

47:36 | Mar 20th

Rachel's existing relationships with people in the American penal system led to an understanding of, and sympathy for, the people involved in prison life, from workers to inmates. Rachel chats to Angela Ledgerwood about how she came to understand peo...Show More
Kerry O'Brien on The Importance of Investing in Journalism

1:09:28 | Mar 13th

Six-time Walkley Award winner Kerry O'Brien has worked in newspapers, television and the wire service as a journalist. Having been at the helm of Australian news programs This Day Tonight, Four Corners, Lateline and the 7.30 Report for 15 years, Kerr...Show More
Courtney Maum on the Importance of Touch

59:23 | Mar 6th

What does touching look like in the future or do people even touch? In her book 'Touch', Courtney Maum looks to a world where romantic touching and spontaneous touch don't happen anymore and discusses, with host Angela Ledgerwood, the issues that to...Show More
Lucie Greene on Forecasting Desire Through Data

52:45 | Feb 27th

Are 'Big Tech' companies taking over governmental roles? The birth of technology as a consumer project and the value of the data we freely give away is at the heart of what Lucie Greene's ‘Silicone States’ is about. Lucie speaks to host Angela Ledger...Show More
Georgia Clark on Representing Someone Else's Experience

54:13 | Feb 20th

Research is key for author, performer and screenwriter Georgia Clark when writing characters that represent an experience that she has not had herself. Georgia speaks to host Angela Ledgerwood about her book 'The Bucket List' and the importance of re...Show More
Olivia Laing and Dealing With the Contradictions of The World

55:36 | Feb 13th

Olivia Laing's agitation about the political events of 2017 led her to keep a diary that became the basis for her novel Crudo. In it she becomes a hybrid of herself and late author Kathy Acker as topics that were relevant in the 80s crop up again in ...Show More
R.O. Kwon and the Cult of Religion

52:47 | Feb 6th

Getting rid of distractions and daily choices like what to eat and what to wear helped R.O. Kwon focus on her debut novel, The Incendiaries. This novel took her 10 years to write and she shares with Angela Ledgerwood how changes in her personal life,...Show More
Rebecca Traister and the Positive Power of Female Rage

1:15:56 | Jan 30th

Journalist Rebecca Traister writes about women in politics, media, and entertainment from a feminist perspective. Rebecca catches up with host Angela Ledgerwood to speak about her book 'Good and Mad' and how women's rage is portrayed negatively even ...Show More
Glory Edim on Representation in Literature

1:05:19 | Jan 23rd

When did you first see yourself in the character of a book? Glory Edim speaks to host Angela Ledgerwood about her book Well-Read Black Girl and the importance of being represented in literature. Glory started her Instagram and Brooklyn-based book clu...Show More
James Frey Wants to Burn The World Down

1:02:35 | Jan 16th

*Explicit language warning* Controversial American author James Frey doesn't care if he enrages you or breaks your heart, as long as his writing makes you feel something. James speaks to host Angela Ledgerwood about using his book, Katerina, to exam...Show More
Ingrid Fetell Lee and the Aesthetics of Joy

52:15 | Jan 9th

Design affects our health and happiness whether it be in our home, work or our natural surroundings. Designer an author of Joyful - The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness, Ingrid Fetell Lee, speaks to host Angela Le...Show More
Parker Posey Compares Acting to Writing

57:30 | Jan 2nd

The solitary life of a writer. Actor Parker Posey chats to host Angela Ledgerwood about how her dog, Gracie, got her through the tough times when she was writing her memoir, ‘You’re on an Airplane,’ and the similarities between researching an acting ...Show More
Meg Mason on Motherhood's Effect on Her Writing

49:58 | Dec 26th, 2018

The loneliness of motherhood is the theme explored by Aussie author and journalist Meg Mason in her novel You Be Mother. Meg chats to friend and Lit Up host Angela Ledgerwood about how she uses the characters in her books to examine complicated famil...Show More
Neil Gaiman and Norse Gods

45:17 | Dec 19th, 2018

Comic books, graphic novels, films and audio theatre...English author Neil Gaiman has done it all! Gaiman discusses his novel, American Gods, with Lit Up host Angela Ledgerwood. As well as, what Norse Gods taught him about modern humanity and some ha...Show More
Caitlin Moran on sexual shame and gender boundaries

54:58 | Dec 11th, 2018

British journalist and author Caitlin Moran chats to host Angela Ledgerwood about her book 'How to be Famous.' Caitlin calls on men to break down gender boundaries and to start their own equivalent of feminism and suggests how women can take back the...Show More
Esther Perel on Rethinking Infidelity

53:31 | Jul 22nd, 2018

Psychotherapist Esther Perel joins Angie to talk about her latest book "The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity," the provocative follow up to her New York Timesbest-seller "Mating in Captivity." This conversation, like Esther's book, will no dou...Show More
Claire Messud on Long-Lost Friendships

45:28 | Jul 22nd, 2018

Claire Messud and Angie talk about her new novel "The Burning Girl," as well as Claire's childhood years in Australia, and how childhood friendships can haunt and define us.
Jami Attenberg on being a woman in NYC and finding success

50:57 | Jul 22nd, 2018

Angela sits down with Jami Attenberg to chat about her newest novel, "All Grown Up".
Viet on the Vietnamese-American Refugee Experience

43:41 | Jul 22nd, 2018

Last year's Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen, joined us to talk about the renowned collection of stories that took him nearly two decades to perfect: The Refugees. Throughout the stories, Viet gives voice to the Vietnamese communities in South...Show More
Ann Patchett on Opening Up in Fiction

44:01 | Jul 22nd, 2018

Ann Patchett joins Angie from Nashville to discuss her not-to-be-missed novel, Commonwealth.
Jennifer Egan on "Manhattan Beach," Gangsters & Following Her Instincts

55:05 | Jul 22nd, 2018

Angie talks to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan about her latest novel "Manhattan Beach," which was 15 years in the making. They also talk about Jennifer's first solo European trip that helped forged her writing life, her intensive researc...Show More
Trevor Noah Live at NeueHouse

1:13:25 | Jul 22nd, 2018

Trevor Noah, host of the Daily Show, joins Angie to discuss his newly released memoir, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. It was a packed room at NeueHouse and an incredibly timely conversation in this era of post-election confusio...Show More
Maria Semple on friendship, city living, and coping mechanisms

30:38 | Jul 22nd, 2018

Angela and best-selling author, Maria Semple, sit down and discuss her new book, Today Will Be Different.
Alain de Botton on Keeping Love Alive

35:05 | Jul 22nd, 2018

If you've ever been in love, had your heart broken, been in a relationship, or yearned for one, this week's episode is for you -- in other words, if you're a human, you'll benefit from listening to the wise words of world-renowned philosopher and wri...Show More
Stephanie Danler on Coming of Age in NYC

52:42 | Jul 22nd, 2018

Stephanie Dandler and Angie sit down to discuss her novel “Sweetbitter."
The Way Forward with Lidia Yuknavitch

45:52 | Jul 22nd, 2018

In a particularly emotional episode, Lidia Yuknavitch joins Angela to discuss all of her work, which blurs the lines between fiction and non-fiction.
The Ever Introspective Mary Louise Parker

1:07:41 | Jul 22nd, 2018

Sometimes, rarely, you meet someone whose energy radiates and fills the whole room. Mary Louise Parker is that person. She joins Angie to discuss her gorgeous first book, Dear Mr. You.
Samantha Irby on intentional dating, epic sexual mishaps and redefining family

53:06 | Jul 22nd, 2018

Irby's raw and relatable book of essays "We Are Never Meeting in Real Life" will make you LOL for real. Irby shares her hilarious application to be a contestant on The Bachelorette, the life lessons she learned from her 14 years at the animal hospita...Show More
Karl Ove Knausgaard on fate, shame, prolonging pleasure, and iconic memories

53:31 | Jul 22nd, 2018

Karl Ove Knausgaard, best known for his six-volume sensation My Struggle, talks to Angie about his new book, Autumn, addressed to his unborn daughter and the first in a quartet based on the four seasons.
The Inimitable Roxane Gay

42:06 | Jul 22nd, 2018

Prolific writer Roxane Gay joins Angie to discuss her collection of short stories, Difficult Women; Madonna; and her forthcoming book, Hunger.
Maggie Nelson Reflects on Her Work

43:41 | Jul 22nd, 2018

Maggie Nelson joins Angie to discuss her work, including The Argonauts and The Red Parts.
Tom Perrotta on Porn Addiction, Suburban America & Exploring Gender Norms

57:43 | Jul 22nd, 2018

Tom Perrotta, the author of Election, Little Children and The Leftovers talks to Angie about his latest novel Mrs. Fletcher, which explores sexuality in America, empty nest syndrome and the universal longing for human connection.
Max Porter on Love Through Grief

48:40 | Jul 22nd, 2018

Max Porter joins Angie to discuss his first novel, Grief Is the Thing with Feathers.
Min Jin Lee on the History of Korean Families in Japan

47:04 | Jul 22nd, 2018

This week, Angela sits down with author of Free Food for Millionaires, Min Jin Lee, to discuss her newest novel, Pachinko.
Mohsin Hamid on Immigration, Life in Pakistan, and Donald Trump

28:31 | Jul 22nd, 2018

Angela sits down with Mohsin Hamid to discuss his newest novel, "Exit West."
Salman Rushdie on How Life is Stranger Than Fiction

33:31 | Jul 22nd, 2018

Angie sits down with Salman Rushdie at Random House’s “Off the Page” event to talk about his new novel “The Golden House,” the chaos of Trump’s America, and how he scored a role on “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
Chapter 127: Jennifer Egan on "Manhattan Beach," Gangsters & Following Her Instincts

55:05 | Dec 13th, 2017

Angie talks to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan about her latest novel "Manhattan Beach," which was 15 years in the making. They also talk about Jennifer's first solo European trip that helped forged her writing life, her intensive researc...Show More
Chapter 126: Salman Rushdie on How Life is Stranger Than Fiction

33:27 | Dec 5th, 2017

Angie sits down with Salman Rushdie at Random House’s “Off the Page” event to talk about his new novel “The Golden House,” the chaos of Trump’s America, and how he scored a role on “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” 
Chapter 125: Dr. Meg Jay on the Nature of Resilience

38:26 | Nov 28th, 2017

Angie chats with renowned psychologist Dr. Meg Jay about her most recent book Supernormal: The Untold Story of Adversity and Resilience. Meg gives insights into how our childhoods shape us, how to go from surviving to thriving, and how channelling an...Show More
Chapter 124: Esther Perel on Rethinking Infidelity

52:59 | Nov 14th, 2017

Psychotherapist Esther Perel joins Angie to talk about her latest book "The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity," the provocative follow up to her New York Timesbest-seller "Mating in Captivity." This conversation, like Esther's book, will no dou...Show More
Chapter 123: Matthew Weiner on His Chilling Debut Novel & the Legacy of "Mad Men"

1:01:06 | Nov 7th, 2017

Matthew Weiner, the creator of "Mad Men," and Angie sit down to talk about his riveting debut novel, "Heather, the Totality," why the human psyche is endlessly fascinating, and why "Mad Men" is more relevant than ever.  
Chapter 122: David Lagercrantz on Taking Over the Famed "Dragon Tattoo" Millennium Series

46:56 | Oct 25th, 2017

David Lagercrantz and Angie talk about how he inhabited the world of the now iconic Lisbeth Salander, and how he made the famed Millennium Series his own in "The Girl in the Spider's Web."
Chapter 121: David Litt on Writing Jokes for President Obama

47:51 | Oct 17th, 2017

Former Obama speechwriter David Litt sits down with Angie to talk about his candid memoir, Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years. He reflects on a time when fact-checking was an integral part of Whitehouse protocol, climate change was ac...Show More
Chapter 120: Anna Kendrick on Speaking Up and Embracing Her Weird

37:27 | Oct 10th, 2017

Actress and writer Anna Kendrick talked to Angie about her memoir Scrappy Little Nobody, at Barnes & Noble in NYC to celebrate her paperback release. They talk about Anna's childhood, dealing with anxiety, and how she decided that sticking up for her...Show More
Chapter 119: Ada Calhoun on monogamy, marriage and the grey zones in between

46:22 | Oct 5th, 2017

Ada Calhoun and Angie talk about Ada's book, Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give, the acclaimed new memoir inspired by her popular essays for the New York Times, the importance of re-objectifying your partner, and why keeping your inside jokes all in one ...Show More
Chapter 118: Chiara Barzini on Culture Whiplash and 90s Los Angeles

51:46 | Sep 26th, 2017

Angie and Chiara chat about her debut novel Things That Happened Before the Earthquake, what it was like moving from Rome to LA as a teenager in the early 90s, and writing in a second language.
Chapter 117: Karl Ove Knausgaard on fate, shame, prolonging pleasure, and iconic memories.

53:03 | Sep 20th, 2017

Karl Ove Knausgaard, best known for his six-volume sensation My Struggle, talks to Angie about his new book, Autumn, addressed to his unborn daughter and the first in a quartet based on the four seasons.
Chapter 116: Alex Gilvarry on those all-consuming post-breakup runaway thoughts and channeling the voice of Norman Mailer.

50:26 | Sep 12th, 2017

Alex Gilvarry and Angie talk about Alex's new novel Eastman Was Here, Gilvarry's imagining of the book Norman Mailer might have written had he taken an assignment for the International Herald during the Vietnam War. They also talk about what it's lik...Show More
Chapter 115: Claire Messud on Long-Lost Friendships

45:27 | Aug 29th, 2017

Claire Messud and Angie talk about her new novel "The Burning Girl," as well as Claire's childhood years in Australia, and how childhood friendships can haunt and define us.
Chapter 114: Kaitlyn Greenidge on Writing Into Taboo Territory

50:46 | Aug 15th, 2017

Kaitlyn Greenidge and Angie chat about her funny, strange and wonderful debut novel, “We Love You, Charlie Freeman." We also get into the history of signing and why Kaitlyn's mom is so amazing!
Chapter 113: Tom Perrotta on Porn Addiction, Suburban America & Exploring Gender Norms

57:43 | Aug 8th, 2017

Tom Perrotta, the author of Election, Little Children and The Leftovers talks to Angie about his latest novel Mrs. Fletcher, which explores sexuality in America, empty nest syndrome and the universal longing for human connection.
Chapter 112: Jenny Zhang on Chinese American Immigrant Culture Shock, Family Expectations & Freeing Her Voice

54:48 | Aug 2nd, 2017

Poet and writer Jenny Zhang joins Angie to talk about her debut collection of stories "Sour Heart," the first book in Lena Dunham's Lenny Imprint at Random House.
Chapter 111: Zinzi Clemmons on identity, race and attempting to make sense of grief

44:28 | Jul 25th, 2017

Angie talks to debut author Zinzi Clemmons about her book "What We Lose: A Novel." This novel signals the launch of an important new voice who we'll be turning to to make sense of our world for years to come.
Chapter 110: Rachel Khong on Family Matters & Food

40:38 | Jul 18th, 2017

Rachel Khong talks about her tender and funny debut novel Goodbye, Vitamin, living in "foodie" San Fran, and more.
Chapter 109: Katja Meier on Running a Refugee Home in a Tuscan Village

58:22 | Jul 11th, 2017

This week Angie joins Katja Meier on location (in Italy!) to discuss Meier's non-fiction book, Across the Big Blue Sea: Good Intentions and Hard Lessons in an Italian Refugee Home.
Chapter 108: Christopher Bollen on crafting a thriller & the summer antics of the ulta-rich

53:37 | Jun 27th, 2017

Christopher Bollen joins Angie to discuss his most recent novel The Destroyers, a riveting and sexy thriller set on the sun-drenched Greek Island of Patmos, where the monks and the ultra rich mix and mingle with dire consequences.
Chapter 107: Affinity Konar On the Stories That Haunt Us

31:49 | Jun 20th, 2017

Angie and Affinity discuss her harrowing debut novel Mischling, drawn from the tragedy of Auschwitz and Josef Mengele’s experiments on identical twins.
Chapter 106: J. Courtney Sullivan in Sisters, Secrets & Irish-American Families

40:27 | Jun 14th, 2017

J. Courtney Sullivan and Angie discuss Courtney's fourth novel "Saints for All Occasions" about two sisters who leave their small Irish village to make a new life in America. Very early into their new lives in Boston each is forced to make a difficul...Show More
Chapter 105: Samantha Irby on intentional dating, epic sexual mishaps and redefining family.

53:06 | Jun 7th, 2017

Irby's raw and relatable book of essays "We Are Never Meeting in Real Life" will make you LOL for real. Irby shares her hilarious application to be a contestant on The Bachelorette, the life lessons she learned from her 14 years at the animal hospita...Show More
Chapter 104: Lidia Yuknavitch on Her Dystopian Warning For the Planet

44:07 | May 23rd, 2017

Beloved Lidia Yuknavitch returns to the show to talk about her most recent novel, The Book of Joan. Inspired by the Joan of Arc story, this a dystopian feminist manifesto will spark a myriad of longing--longing for human connection, sexuality and tou...Show More
Chapter 103: Dani Shapiro on Time, Memory & Marriage

48:29 | May 16th, 2017

Writer Dani Shapiro joins Angie to talk about her recent memoir Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage, an exquisite and intimate interrogation of her 18-year marriage to "M." The conversation ranges from the wonderful advice given by her aunt to what hap...Show More
Chapter 102: Jo Piazza on how to be married

52:51 | May 9th, 2017

In Jo Piazza's new book "How to Be Married" she travels the globe in search of answers. Who does she ask? Polygamous warrior women in Kenya, classy French ladies (who advised her to act like their husband's mistress), Chilean dancers, Orthodox Jewish...Show More
Chapter 101: Kristen Radtke on her adventurous and wistful graphic memoir and drawing from the heart.

31:04 | May 2nd, 2017

Kristen Radtke masters a mode of storytelling that's uniquely her own in her graphic memoir, Imagine Wanting Only This. Eerily-haunting, her book explores how certain special people touch and shape our lives, and why we're sometimes attracted to plac...Show More
Chapter 100: Kelly Oxford on embracing the power of social media & her new book of poignant and funny essays.

54:14 | Apr 25th, 2017

Kelly Oxford chats with Angie about writing from bed, channeling her quirks (and rage) into a social media gold, and her latest book of essays "When You Find Out the World is Against You."
Chapter 99: Viet on the Vietnamese-American Refugee Experience

42:45 | Apr 18th, 2017

Last year's Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen, joined us to talk about the renowned collection of stories that took him nearly two decades to perfect: The Refugees. Throughout the stories, Viet gives voice to the Vietnamese communities in South...Show More
Chapter 98: Julie Buntin on Marlena and The Friends That Shape Us

41:24 | Apr 12th, 2017

My brilliant and dear friend Julie Buntin joins me to dive beyond the pages of her remarkable novel, Marlena. She tells the story of two girls, Cat & Marlena, and the wild year that will cost one her life, and define the other’s for decades. Julie be...Show More
Chapter 97: Alyssa Mastromonaco Live at NeueHouse

50:45 | Apr 4th, 2017

Angela sits down with Alyssa Mastromonaco to discuss her relationship with President Obama, how no job is too small, and her new book, "Who Thought This Was A Good Idea?"
Chapter 96: Mohsin Hamid on Immigration, Life in Pakistan, and Donald Trump

28:30 | Mar 28th, 2017

Angela sits down with Mohsin Hamid to discuss his newest novel, "Exit West."
Chapter 95: Ariel Levy on Grief, Love, and Life

41:38 | Mar 21st, 2017

Angela sits down with Ariel Levy to discuss her newest novel, "The Rules Do Not Apply."
Chapter 94: Jami Attenberg on being a woman in NYC and finding success

50:24 | Mar 14th, 2017

Angela sits down with Jami Attenberg to chat about her newest novel, "All Grown Up"
Chapter 93: Min Jin Lee on the History of Korean Families in Japan

47:04 | Mar 7th, 2017

This week, Angela sits down with author of Free Food for Millionaires, Min Jin Lee, to discuss her newest novel, Pachinko.
Chapter 92: Daphne Merkin on Depression

46:53 | Feb 28th, 2017

Angela sits down with Daphne Merkin to discuss her latest novel, "This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with Depression."
Chapter 91: Alana Massey Live at the Wythe

55:26 | Feb 21st, 2017

Angela and her co-host for the night, Payton Cosell Turner, welcome Alana Massey to the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The women discuss Alana's book, "All the Lives I Want: Essays About My Best Friends Who Happen to be Famous Strangers. "
Chapter 90: Jennifer Wright on the World's Plagues

51:22 | Feb 14th, 2017

Jennifer Wright joins Angie to discuss her fascinating book, Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them.
Chapter 89: Ayelet Waldman on Microdosing, The History of LSD, and White Privilege

45:16 | Feb 7th, 2017

Angie welcomes Ayelet Waldman on the podcast this week to discuss her newest novel, "A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life."
Chapter 88: Patricia Bosworth on The Men in Her Life

54:24 | Jan 31st, 2017

Patricia Bosworth joins Angie to discuss her memoir about love and art in 1950s Manhattan.
Chapter 87: Rachel Hulin on Making Digital a Reality

43:13 | Jan 25th, 2017

Rachel Hulin joins Angie to discuss her new novel Hey Harry, Hey Matilda.
Chapter 86: The Inimitable Roxane Gay

42:06 | Jan 17th, 2017

Prolific writer Roxane Gay joins Angie to discuss her collection of short stories, Difficult Women; Madonna; and her forthcoming book, Hunger.
Chapter 85: Lucinda Rosenfeld on The Liberal Bubble

49:25 | Jan 10th, 2017

Angie brings in the new year with Lucinda Rosenfeld, the author of Class. Where the two discuss female friendships, the liberal bubble, and public education.
Revisiting Emma Donoghue's "The Wonder"

23:47 | Dec 27th, 2016

This week, take a listen as Angie revisits her compelling interview with Emma Donoghue disscusing her newest novel, "The Wonder."
A Look Back at Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

53:12 | Dec 20th, 2016

Looking back at Angie's conversation with Stephanie Danler. Enjoy this food driven conversation, just in time for the holidays.
Chapter 84: Julia Baird on the dynamic life of Queen Victoria

43:12 | Dec 13th, 2016

Angela welcomes Australian author, Julia Baird, to the show to discuss her newest book, "Victoria: The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Rules an Empire."
Chapter 83: Siri Hustvedt on women in art, eroticism, and the mind-body problem

52:16 | Dec 6th, 2016

Angela sits down with Siri Hustvedt to discuss her new book, "A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind"
Chapter 82: David Szalay on All That Man Is

47:09 | Nov 29th, 2016

David Szalay joins Angie to discuss his gorgeous new book, All That Man Is.
Chapter 81: Jade Chang on Juggling Worlds

43:50 | Nov 22nd, 2016

Jade Chang joins Angie to discuss her brilliant and entertaining novel, The Wangs vs. the World.
Chapter 80: Trevor Noah Live at NeueHouse

1:13:24 | Nov 18th, 2016

Trevor Noah, host of the Daily Show, joins Angie to discuss his newly released memoir, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. It was a packed room at NeueHouse and an incredibly timely conversation in this era of post-election confusio...Show More
Chapter 79: Chloe Caldwell with Estelle Tang

55:35 | Nov 15th, 2016

Chloe joins Angie and Elle.com's culture editor, Estelle Tang to discuss her new collection of essays, I'll Tell You in Person.
Chapter 78: Marcy Dermansky & Megan Abbott

51:57 | Nov 1st, 2016

Marcy Dermansky & Megan Abbott join Angie live at the Soho House to discuss their new novels.
Chapter 77: Brit Bennett’s Stunning First Novel

33:33 | Oct 25th, 2016

Brit Bennett joins Angie to discuss her debut novel, The Mothers.
Chapter 76: Teddy Wayne & Jessica Grose

45:29 | Oct 18th, 2016

Teddy Wayne, author Loner, and Jessica Grose, author of Soulmates, join Angie to discuss the inspiration behind their new novels.
Chapter 75: Maria Semple on friendship, city living, and coping mechanisms

30:34 | Oct 11th, 2016

Angela and best-selling author, Maria Semple, sit down and discuss her new book, Today Will Be Different.
Chapter 74: Anuradha Roy on India, poverty, and inequality

30:24 | Oct 4th, 2016

Join Angie as she sits down with the author of "Sleeping On Jupiter," Anuradha Roy.
Chapter 73: Emma Donoghue on Ireland and the history of fasting

22:52 | Sep 27th, 2016

Angela and author of "The Room," Emma Donoghue, discuss her latest novel "The Wonder."
Chapter 72: Jessica Bennett & Aminatou Sow Live! at the NeueHouse

1:05:34 | Sep 20th, 2016

Angie sits down with Jessica Bennett, author of Feminist Fight Club, and Aminatou Sow, founder of Tech Lady Mafia, at the NeueHouse in NYC. The women discuss work place sexism, how to ask for a raise, what it means to be successful, and more.
Chapter 71: Ann Patchett on Opening Up in Fiction

44:00 | Sep 13th, 2016

Ann Patchett joins Angie from Nashville to discuss her not-to-be-missed novel, Commonwealth.
Chapter 70: A repeat of one of our favorites, Mary Louise Parker

1:07:41 | Sep 6th, 2016

We're still recovering from a gorgeous Labor Day weekend. In the meanwhile, we're sharing one of our most magical episodes. If you didn't catch Angie's interview with Mary Louise Parker the first time around, here's your opportunity. And if you did, ...Show More
Chapter 69: Labor Day (and beyond) Reads!

46:45 | Aug 30th, 2016

Literary powerhouses Steph Ovitz and Rachel Fershleiser join Angie to discuss books they are currently loving.
Chapter 68: Colson Whitehead on his "Underground Railroad"

30:45 | Aug 23rd, 2016

Colson Whitehead joins Angie to discuss his new novel.
Chapter 67: Nadja Spiegelman on Mothers

38:14 | Aug 16th, 2016

Nadja Spielgelman joins Angie to discuss her spectacular memoir, I'm Supposed to Protect You from All This, which details the fascinating women who have come before her.
Chapter 66: Jessi Klein on Growing Up

44:26 | Aug 9th, 2016

The multi-talented Jessi Klein joins Angie to discuss the path to becoming one of the funniest women in entertainment (our words, not hers) and of course her new book, You'll Grow Out of It.
Chapter 65: Jay McInerney Live! at Soho House

46:23 | Aug 2nd, 2016

Literary legend Jay McInerney joins Angie to discuss his new novel, Bright Precious Days, his prolific wine writing career, and of course, his history of mischief.
Chapter 64: Nicole Dennis-Benn on the Inner-Workings of Jamaica

34:04 | Jul 26th, 2016

Annie Daly, travel editor at Buzzfeed, joins Angie to interview Nicole Dennis-Benn on her new book, Here Comes the Sun.
Chapter 63: Stephanie Danler on Coming of Age in NYC

52:41 | Jul 19th, 2016

Stephanie Dadler and Angie sit down to discuss her novel “Sweetbitter."
Chapter 62: Alain de Botton on Keeping Love Alive

35:00 | Jul 12th, 2016

If you've ever been in love, had your heart broken, been in a relationship, or yearned for one, this week's episode is for you -- in other words, if you're a human, you'll benefit from listening to the wise words of world-renowned philosopher and wri...Show More
Chapter 61: Revisiting a Favorite, Irin Carmon

41:47 | Jul 5th, 2016

We're taking a week off, but revisiting a timely episode with Irin Carmon on her book, Notorious R.B.G.: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Chapter 60: Live at Soho House with Arianna Huffington

39:16 | Jun 28th, 2016

The prolific Arianna Huffington joins Angie at Soho House in New York to discuss why getting the right amount of zzz's is so important.
Chapter 59: Max Porter on Love Through Grief

48:40 | Jun 21st, 2016

Max Porter joins Angie to discuss his first novel, Grief Is the Thing with Feathers.
Chapter 58: Yaa Gyasi on a Haunting Legacy

28:30 | Jun 14th, 2016

Yaa Gyasi joins Angie to discuess her debut novel "Homegoing".
Chapter 57: Jessica Valenti on Sex Object

39:37 | Jun 7th, 2016

Jessica Valenti joins Angie to discuss her powerful memoir and advocate for continued feminism, Sex Object.
Chapter 56: Revisiting a Favorite Episode

45:52 | Jun 1st, 2016

We revisit a particularly emotional episode. Lidia Yuknavitch joins Angela to discuss all of her work, which blurs the lines between fiction and non-fiction.
Chapter 55: Geoff Dyer on Travel and Stepping Outside Ourselves

39:21 | May 24th, 2016

Geoff Dyer joins Angie to discuss his new collection of essays (or are they>), White Sands.
Chapter 54: Lindy West on Living Proud

48:23 | May 17th, 2016

Lindy West joins Angie to discuss fat activism, periods, trolls, and most importantly, her honest and funny memoir, Shrill.
Chapter 53: Kate Tempest on Playing with Form

42:19 | May 10th, 2016

Kate Tempest joins Angie to discuss her novel, The Bricks that Built the Houses and album, Everybody Down.
Chapter 52: Molly Prentiss on Living Creatively

42:53 | May 3rd, 2016

Molly Prentiss joins Angie to discuss her first novel, Tuesday Nights in 1980, her unconventional and dreamy upbringing, and living as a creative.
Chapter 51: Maggie Nelson Reflects on Her Work

43:41 | Apr 26th, 2016

Maggie Nelson joins Angie to discuss her work, including The Argonauts and The Red Parts.
Chapter 50: Padma Lakshmi Live! at Soho House

47:42 | Apr 19th, 2016

Padma Lakshmi joins Angie live at the Soho House to discuss her memoir, Love, Loss, And What We Ate.
Chapter 49: Matt Gallagher on War & Coming Home

41:14 | Apr 12th, 2016

Matt Gallagher joins Angie to discuss his novel, Young Blood.
Chapter 48: Cynthia D'Aprix on The Nest

42:21 | Apr 5th, 2016

Cynthia D'Aprix joins Angie to discuss her new novel, The Nest.
Chapter 47: Karan Mahajan on Modern Terrorism

34:13 | Mar 29th, 2016

Karan Mahajan joins Angie to discuss her new novel, The Association of Small Bombs.
Chapter 46: Melissa Broder & Karolina Waclawiak

59:57 | Mar 22nd, 2016

Angie is in LA with special co-host Karolina Waclawiak to talk to Melissa Broder about her new book, So Sad Today.
Chapter 45: Alec Ross Live! at the Soho House

48:50 | Mar 15th, 2016

Alec Ross joins Angie and special guest co-host and editor of Fast Company Magazine, Marcus Baram to discuss his new book, Industries of the Future.
Chapter 44: Hannah Tennant-Moore on Wreck and Order

30:38 | Mar 1st, 2016

Hannah Tennant-Moore joins Angie to discuss her provocative new novel, Wreck and Order.
Chapter 43: Garance Doré Live at the Soho House

57:23 | Feb 23rd, 2016

Blogger, illustrator, author, and overall style guru Garance Doré joins Angie for another Lit Up Live! at the Soho House in New York.
Chapter 42: Maria Konnikova on the Art of a Con

42:10 | Feb 16th, 2016

The brilliant Maria Konnikova joins Angie to discuss why we fall for cons again and again.
Chapter 41: The Ever Introspective Mary Louise Parker

1:06:51 | Feb 9th, 2016

Sometimes, rarely, you meet someone whose energy radiates and fills the whole room. Mary Louise Parker is that person. She joins Angie to discuss her gorgeous first book, Dear Mr. You.
Chapter 40: Lit Up Live! with Alexander Chee

52:28 | Feb 2nd, 2016

Alexander Chee joins Angie at the Soho House for a conversation on his new novel, Queen of the Night.
Chapter 39: Helen Ellis on Being an American Housewife

32:52 | Jan 26th, 2016

Helen Ellis joins Angie to talk about being a southern transplant in New York and her new short story collection, American Housewife.
Chapter 38: Sunil Yapa on Action Through Empathy

46:05 | Jan 19th, 2016

Sunil Yapa joins Angie to discuss his first novel, Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist and the journey that brought him to write it.
Chapter 37: Josh Singer & Megan Twohey

36:09 | Jan 12th, 2016

Screenwriter Josh Singer and journalist Megan Twohey join Angie in a special episode detailing their most recent projects
Chapter 36: Steve Toltz on Quicksand

40:07 | Dec 15th, 2015

Fellow Aussie, Steve Toltz, joins Angie to discuss his epic, new novel, Quicksand.
Chapter 35: The Witches of Salem with Stacy Schiff

39:25 | Dec 8th, 2015

Pulitzer prize winner Stacey Schiff joins Angie to discuss her thrilling new book, The Witches.
Chapter 34: Talking About the Weather with Lauren Redniss

42:45 | Dec 1st, 2015

Illustrator and author (and so much more!) Lauren Redniss joins Angie to talk about her beautiful and uncategorizable new book, Thunder & Lightening.
Chapter 33: The Transcendent Molly Crabapple

44:17 | Nov 24th, 2015

Molly Crabapple joins Angie to discuss her art, writing, activism, and journalism as a true student of the world.
Chapter 32: Alex Mar on the Witches of America

39:08 | Nov 17th, 2015

Alex Mar joins Angie to discuss her new book, Witches of America, which details not only the aforementioned title, but Alex's own exploration into the occult.
Chapter 31: The MASTERFUL Mary Gaitskill

45:22 | Nov 10th, 2015

Lit Up is somewhat of a show built on girl crushes. However this week, the inspiring, talented, gorgeous Mary Gaitskill, probably our #1 girl crush, sits down with Angie and Emily to talk about her new novel, The Mare.
Chapter 30: Lit Up Live! with Bill Clegg

45:00 | Nov 3rd, 2015

In our first ever Literary Salon at the Soho House in New York, Bill Clegg joins Angie to discuss his first novel, Did You Ever Have a Family, and the twisty path that lead him to write this stunning book.
Chapter 29: Irin Carmon on the Notorious RBG!

41:06 | Oct 27th, 2015

The inspiring Irin Carmon joins Angie to discuss THE inspiring Ruth Bader Ginsberg and her new book, The Notorious RBG.
Chapter 28: Garth Risk Halberg on Fire

44:34 | Oct 20th, 2015

Garth Risk Halberg joins Emily & Angie to discuss the gleam of New York through all its trials and tribulations, and more importantly his highly anticipated debut novel, City on Fire.
Chapter 27: Sloane Crosley on Old Friends

42:27 | Oct 13th, 2015

Sloane Crosley joins Angie to discuss the myriad of inspiration for her first novel, The Clasp.
Chapter 26: Nikesh Shukla on Meatspace and Meat in Space!

41:47 | Oct 6th, 2015

Emily & Angie sit down with the lovely and fun Nikesh Shukla to discuss the wild world of the internet and his new book, Meatspace.
Chapter 25: Lauren Groff on Fate, Fury & Feminism

35:19 | Sep 29th, 2015

Angie & Emily sit down with Lauren Groff to discuss her new novel, Fates & Furies.
Chapter 24: Adam Johnson on North Korea & Beyond

45:04 | Sep 22nd, 2015

Pulitzer prize winner, Adam Johnson joins Angie for a fascinating conversation on his new short story collection, Fortune Smiles, and his unique insight into North Korea.
Chapter 23: Margo Jefferson on Privilege & Race

42:19 | Sep 15th, 2015

Pulitzer prize winning critic, Margo Jefferson joins Angie to discuss her brilliant new memoir, Negroland.
Chapter 22: Marisa Acocella Marchetto

51:19 | Sep 8th, 2015

The ever fabulous cartoonist and graphic novelist, Marisa Acocella Marchetto, joins Angie to discuss all things otherworldly, including her new book, Ann Tenna.
Chapter 21: Julia Pierpont on Becoming a Writer

39:28 | Sep 1st, 2015

Julia Pierpont joins Angie to discuss her quick rise to the spotlight with her debut novel, Among the Ten Thousand Things.
Chapter 20: Alexandra Kleeman & Alex Gilvarry

48:35 | Aug 25th, 2015

Writers (and fiancés!) Alexandra Kleeman and Alex Gilvarry join Angie to talk Kleeman's new book, "You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine."
Chapter 19: Lauren Holmes with a side of Camille Perri

45:41 | Aug 18th, 2015

Angie and guest co-host Camille Perri chat with Lauren Holmes about her compulsive short story collection, Barbara the Slut.
Chapter 18: Funny Girls Hallie Cantor & Maeve Higgins

44:46 | Aug 11th, 2015

Hallie Cantor and Maeve Higgins join Angie for a laugh and a chat on what it's like to be comedienne writers today.
Chapter 17: Let's Talk About Sex with Rachel Hills

31:30 | Aug 4th, 2015

Angie and Rachel Hills have a cooling summer cocktail while discussing Rachel's findings in her new book, The Sex Myth.
Chapter 16: Champagne with Paula McLain

46:07 | Jul 28th, 2015

The master of historical fiction, Paula McLain joins Angie to talk about her new book, Circling the Sun.
Chapter 15: The Way Forward with Lidia Yuknavitch

44:39 | Jul 21st, 2015

In a particularly emotional episode, Lidia Yuknavitch joins Angela to discuss all of her work, which blurs the lines between fiction and non-fiction.
Chapter 14: Sarah Hepola on Blackout

52:11 | Jul 7th, 2015

In this special one-on-one interview, Angie talks with Sarah Hepola on the experiences which lead her to write her memoir, Blackout. Their conversation dives deep not only into addiction, but into the relationship between women and alcohol.
Chapter 13: Guest Co-host Steph Opitz & Lisa Glatt

47:41 | Jun 30th, 2015

Steph Opitz, director of the Texas Book Fest and book reviewer for Marie Claire joins Angie as a special guest co-host to talk book festivals and what's she looking forward to reading before welcoming author Lisa Glatt. The three discuss Lisa's new ...Show More
Chapter 12: Emma Straub AND! Jess Walter

59:51 | Jun 23rd, 2015

With Emily at home spending time with her new baby boy, Angie brings Emma Straub and Jess Walter into the studio for bloody marys and a chat.
Chapter 11: Positive Moves & Jami Attenberg

51:57 | Jun 16th, 2015

Emily & Angie talk about the books they turn to for all areas of self-improvement before the colorful Jami Attenberg joins to show to chat about her new book, Saint Mazie.
Chapter 10: Summer Reads & Laura Dave

49:07 | Jun 9th, 2015

Emily & Angie discuss their summer favs and what's on their lists for this year. Laura Dave, author of the fantastic read, 800 Grapes, joins the show to chat her new book, the world of winemaking, and living in LA without a car (which, who knew, is ...Show More
Chapter 9: A Spring Full of Books & Elisa Albert

36:50 | Jun 2nd, 2015

Emily & Angie catch up after a week of busy publishing events around town before Elisa Albert joins them to discuss the tribulations of modern childbearing.
Chapter 8: Brookyn Birdwatching & Nell Zink

44:23 | May 26th, 2015

Nell Zink joins the show to discuss her attempts at a non-distracting love life, current day racial relations, and of course, her new book, Mislaid.
Chapter 7: Varying Romance & Kate Bolick

51:02 | May 19th, 2015

Emily & Angie talk about their own romantic statuses and thoughts on love, before Kate Bolick joins to discuss her book, Spinster.
Chapter 6: Public Shaming & Jon Ronson

1:02:02 | May 12th, 2015

Jon Ronson joins Emily & Angie to discuss his move from London to New York, the perks of being a celebrity dog, and of course, his latest book, So You've Been Publicly Shamed.
Chapter 5: A Literary Rift & Chigozie Obioma

43:38 | May 5th, 2015

The literary community is split over the PEN America's award for Challenges to Freedom of Expression to Charlie Hebdo and Chigozie Obioma joins the show to discuss his magical and haunting debut.
Chapter 4: On Being an Adult & Meghan Daum

34:33 | Apr 28th, 2015

Emily recounts Kate Bolick's book party and Angie shares some great New Yorker articles she's been reading. The prolific essayist, Meghan Daum joins the show to discuss her work, including her most recent anthology, Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbe...Show More
Chapter 3: Geeking Out on Heidi Julavits

32:32 | Apr 21st, 2015

It's hard not to be a Heidi Julavits fangirl. This week Angie & Emily took a trip to powerHouse Books in Dumbo to hear Julavits speak and were lucky enough to have her in studio to ask her about her recovery from chronic pain, what it means to be a f...Show More
Chapter 2: A Good Week & Hanya Yanagihara

45:18 | Apr 14th, 2015

Angie and Emily talk Arne Svenson, online authenticity, great meals, and of course what they are reading this week. After their recap, the captivating Hanya Yanagihara joins them to discuss not only her new book, but her thoughts on fame, failure, an...Show More
Chapter 1: Our Inaugural Episode & Catherine Lacey!

41:35 | Apr 7th, 2015

Angie & Emily get into why they are doing this thing before their conversation with Catherine on hip hop dance classes, big-gesture proposals, and dreams for the the ultimate chill pill.