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Storybound is a radio theater program designed for the podcast age. In each episode, listeners will be treated to their favorite authors and writers reading some of their most impactful stories, designed with powerful and immersive sound environments. Brought to you by Lit Hub Radio and The Podglomerate.

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Storybound is a radio theater program designed for the podcast age. In each episode, listeners will be treated to their favorite authors and writers reading some of their most impactful stories, designed with powerful and immersive sound environments. Brought to you by Lit Hub Radio and The Podglomerate.

    Shayla Lawson reads an excerpt from "This Is Major"

    Shayla Lawson reads an excerpt from "This Is Major"

    Shayla Lawson reads is an excerpt from her book This Is Major, with an original sound design.
    Shayla Lawson is the author of This is Major: Notes on Diana Ross, Dark Girls & Being Dope, and three poetry collections. She has written for ESPN, Salon, Guernica, Vulture, and The Cut. She's a MacDowell and Yaddo Artist Colony Fellow, and is a 2020 National Book Critics Circle Finalist.
    This episode is brought to you by:
    Great Courses Plus is the premier video-on-demand service for lifelong learners. Storybound listeners get a month of unlimited access for free by going to thegreatcoursesplus.com/storybound.
    Storybound is hosted by Jude Brewer and brought to you by The Podglomerate and Lit Hub Radio. Let us know what you think of the show on Instagram and Twitter @storyboundpod.
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    • 29 min
    Laurie Frankel reads an excerpt of "One Two Three"

    Laurie Frankel reads an excerpt of "One Two Three"

    Laurie Frankel reads an excerpt from her forthcoming novel "One Two Three", with sound design and music composition from Anna Tivel.
    Laurie Frankel is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of three (going on four) novels. Her new novel, One Two Three, is out June 8, 2021. Her writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Publisher’s Weekly, People Magazine, Lit Hub, The Sydney Morning Herald, and other publications. She is the recipient of the Washington State Book Award and the Endeavor Award. Her novels have been translated into more than twenty-five languages and been optioned for film and TV. A former college professor, she now writes full-time. She was recently named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Seattle where she lives with her family and makes good soup.
    Anna Tivel is an American singer-songwriter from Portland, Oregon. She has released four studio albums on Portland-based Fluff & Gravy Records. Her 2017 album Small Believer received positive reviews and was named a "Top 10 underheard album of 2017" by Ann Powers of NPR.
    This episode is brought to you by Chanel. A visionary woman who's influence on the arts continues even today, Gabrielle Chanel created her life and her legend on her own terms. Discover her story at insidechanel.com.
    Storybound is hosted by Jude Brewer and brought to you by The Podglomerate and Lit Hub Radio. Let us know what you think of the show on Instagram and Twitter @storyboundpod.
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    • 32 min
    Mark Russell reads from his comic "Second Coming"

    Mark Russell reads from his comic "Second Coming"

    Mark Russell reads from his comic "Second Coming".
    In 2015, Russell made his comic book debut with his critically acclaimed reboot of the 1973-74 comic Prez about a teenager who is elected to serve as President of the United States. Following Prez, Russell was hired to write The Flintstones comic book series for DC Comics, winning two Eisner Awards, including Best Limited Series and Best Humor Publication. Russell followed up with another DC venture titled, Exit, Stage Left!: The Snagglepuss Chronicles, reinventing the titular Hanna Barbera character as a gay southern gothic playwright living in 1950s New York. For this, Russell won the 2019 GLAAD Award for Outstanding Comic and was nominated for the Eisner Award for Best Writer and Best Limited Series.
    Music in this episode was provided by Epidemic Sound and includes the following artists: Da Sein, Dylan Sitts, and LoFive.
    This episode is brought to you by:
    Literati Kids is a try-before-you-buy subscription book club. Each month, Literati delivers five vibrantly illustrated children's books bringing the immersive magic of reading right to your home. Head to literati.com/storybound to find 25% your first 2 orders. This episode is brought to you by:
    Great Courses Plus is the premier video-on-demand service for lifelong learners. Storybound listeners get a month of unlimited access for free by going to thegreatcoursesplus.com/storybound.
    Betterhelp is a platform that provides affordable, private online counseling anywhere, anytime. Storybound listeners get 10% off your first month by going to betterhelp.com/sb.
    Storybound is hosted by Jude Brewer and brought to you by The Podglomerate and Lit Hub Radio. Let us know what you think of the show on Instagram and Twitter @storyboundpod.
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    • 29 min
    Robert Jones Jr. reads an excerpt of "The Prophets"

    Robert Jones Jr. reads an excerpt of "The Prophets"

    Robert Jones Jr. reads from his debut novel "The Prophets", with sound design and music composition from Josh Garrels.
    Robert Jones, Jr. is a writer from New York City. He received his B.F.A., magna cum laude, in creative writing, and M.F.A. in fiction from Brooklyn College. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times, Essence, and The Paris Review. He is the creator and curator of the social justice social media community Son of Baldwin, which has over 250,000 followers across platforms. Jones was recently featured in T Magazine’s cover story “Black Male Writers of Our Time.”
    Singer/songwriter Josh Garrels has built his career on deeply personal, introspective lyrics and exploratory sounds that range from pastoral indie folk to hip-hop. Emerging in the early 2000s, he is the co-founder of Small Voice Records, on which he issued 2008's Jacaranda. In 2015, he landed on the Billboard 200 with Home.
    This episode is brought to you by:
    Literati Kids is a try-before-you-buy subscription book club. Each month, Literati delivers five vibrantly illustrated children's books bringing the immersive magic of reading right to your home. Head to literati.com/storybound to find 25% your first 2 orders. This episode is brought to you by:
    Great Courses Plus is the premier video-on-demand service for lifelong learners. Storybound listeners get a month of unlimited access for free by going to thegreatcoursesplus.com/storybound.
    Betterhelp is a platform that provides affordable, private online counseling anywhere, anytime. Storybound listeners get 10% off your first month by going to betterhelp.com/sb.
    Storybound is hosted by Jude Brewer and brought to you by The Podglomerate and Lit Hub Radio. Let us know what you think of the show on Instagram and Twitter @storyboundpod.
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    • 40 min
    Deesha Philyaw reads "The Secret Lives of Church Ladies"

    Deesha Philyaw reads "The Secret Lives of Church Ladies"

    Deesha Philyaw reads from her book "The Secret Lives of Church Ladies", with sound design and music composition from GLASYS.
    Deesha Philyaw’s debut short story collection, "The Secret Lives of Church Ladies" was a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction, a finalist for The Story Prize (2020/2021), and longlisted for the 2021 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Her work has been listed as Notable in the Best American Essays series, and her writing on race, parenting, gender, and culture has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, McSweeney’s, The Rumpus, Brevity, dead housekeeping, Apogee Journal, Catapult, Harvard Review, ESPN’s The Undefeated, The Baltimore Review, TueNight, Ebony and Bitch magazines, and various anthologies. Deesha is a Kimbilio Fiction Fellow and a past Pushcart Prize nominee for essay writing in Full Grown People.
    GLASYS (Gil Assayas) is a pianist, synthesist, producer and vocalist who delivers intricate virtuosic keyboard parts, electronic soundscapes and impassioned vocals in one package that combines his many influences including Electronic music, Alternative Rock, Jazz and Classical music.
    This episode is brought to you by:
    Literati Kids is a try-before-you-buy subscription book club. Each month, Literati delivers five vibrantly illustrated children's books bringing the immersive magic of reading right to your home. Head to literati.com/storybound to find 25% your first 2 orders. This episode is brought to you by:
    Great Courses Plus is the premier video-on-demand service for lifelong learners. Storybound listeners get a month of unlimited access for free by going to thegreatcoursesplus.com/storybound.
    Betterhelp is a platform that provides affordable, private online counseling anywhere, anytime. Storybound listeners get 10% off your first month by going to betterhelp.com/sb.
    Storybound is hosted by Jude Brewer and brought to you by The Podglomerate and Lit Hub Radio. Let us know what you think of the show on Instagram and Twitter @storyboundpod.
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    • 41 min
    Shayla Lawson reads "Black Lives Matter, Yard Signs Matter"

    Shayla Lawson reads "Black Lives Matter, Yard Signs Matter"

    Shayla Lawson reads "Black Lives Matter, Yard Signs Matter," which is an excerpt from her book This Is Major, with sound design and music composition from Maita.
    Shayla Lawson is the author of This is Major: Notes on Diana Ross, Dark Girls & Being Dope, and three poetry collections. She has written for ESPN, Salon, Guernica, Vulture, and The Cut. She's a MacDowell and Yaddo Artist Colony Fellow, and is a 2020 National Book Critics Circle Finalist.
    MAITA is a Portland, OR based musician who's music has been described by Consequence of Sound as "anxious heartbreak that rips somewhere between Mitski and Summer Cannibals.
    This episode is brought to you by:
    Great Courses Plus is the premier video-on-demand service for lifelong learners. Storybound listeners get a month of unlimited access for free by going to thegreatcoursesplus.com/storybound.
    Betterhelp is a platform that provides affordable, private online counseling anywhere, anytime. Storybound listeners get 10% off your first month by going to betterhelp.com/sb.
    Storybound is hosted by Jude Brewer and brought to you by The Podglomerate and Lit Hub Radio. Let us know what you think of the show on Instagram and Twitter @storyboundpod.
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    • 42 min

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