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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.

    Sopan Deb reads an excerpt from "Missed Translations"

    Sopan Deb reads an excerpt from "Missed Translations"

    Sopan Deb reads an excerpt from "Missed Translations," with sound design and music composition from Jordan Holloman.
    Sopan Deb is a basketball writer and a contributor to the culture section for The New York Times. Before joining The Times, he covered Donald J. Trump's presidential campaign for CBS News. He is also a New York-city based comedian. He is the author of the memoir "Missed Translations: Meeting The Immigrant Parents Who Raised Me."
    Jordan Holloman, musician and independent producer, hails from Salt Lake City, UT, where he lives with his wife, dogs, and child-to-be.
    This episode is brought to you by:
    W.W. Norton, publisher of The Journeys of Trees by Zach St. George. Get you copy wherever books are sold.
    Get 15-percent off your order of Raycon earbuds at buyraycon.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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    • 44 min
    Lauren Groff reads her short story "Flower Hunters"

    Lauren Groff reads her short story "Flower Hunters"

    Lauren Groff reads her short story "Flower Hunters" from her short story collection Florida, with sound design and music composition from Naomi LaViolette.
    Lauren Groff is the author of five books. Her latest, Florida, a story collection, and Fates and Furies, a novel, were both finalists for the National Book Award. She was a Guggenheim Fellow and was named one of Granta‘s Best of Young American Novelists. She lives in Gainesville, Florida.
    Naomi LaViolette’s original music has received great reviews and critical acclaim from media including Oregon Music News, The Oregonian, The Portland Tribune, Willamette Week, The Inessa Blog, KATU’s AM Northwest, KINK.fm, and KMHD.fm.
    This episode is brought to you by:
    W.W. Norton, publisher of The Journeys of Trees by Zach St. George. Get you copy wherever books are sold.
    Get 15-percent off your order of Raycon earbuds at buyraycon.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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    • 30 min
    Tommy Orange reads his short story "Copperopolis"

    Tommy Orange reads his short story "Copperopolis"

    Tommy Orange reads his short story "Copperopolis" with sound design and music composition from Ryan Dann of Holland Patent Public Library.
    Tommy Orange is faculty at the Institute of American Indian Arts MFA program. He is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Oakland, California, and currently lives in Angels Camp, California. He’s the author of There There, which was one of the finalists for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize, a winner of the American Book Awards, was named one of the ten best books of 2018 by the New York Times Book Review, won the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, and was named one of the best books of the year by the The Washington Post, NPR, Time, O, The Oprah Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Entertainment Weekly, The Boston Globe, GQ, The Dallas Morning News, Buzzfeed, BookPage, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews.
    Ryan Dann is a sound designer and composer based in Brooklyn, New York. His resume ranges from festival circuit short films like The Music Lesson to composing all the original music for Joe Pera Talks With You, a comedy on Adult Swim, and producing podcasts through the Podglomerate network. He recently won the Brave+Bold Award at the Sarah Awards and has been in the process of pitching an original audio drama to Audible. Sandwiched in between these projects, he’s been working on a second album for his personal music project, Holland Patent Public Library.
    This episode is brought to you by:
    W.W. Norton, publisher of The Journeys of Trees by Zach St. George. Get you copy wherever books are sold.
    Get 15-percent off your order of Raycon earbuds at buyraycon.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.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 33 min
    Stephanie Danler reads an excerpt from her memoir "Stray"

    Stephanie Danler reads an excerpt from her memoir "Stray"

    Stephanie Danler reads an excerpt from her memoir "Stray" with sound design and music composition from Naomi LaViolette.
    Stephanie Danler is a novelist, memoirist, and screenwriter. Her memoir, Stray, was just published by Knopf on May 5, 2020. She is the author of the international bestseller, Sweetbitter, and the creator and executive producer of the Sweetbitter series on Starz. Her work has appeared in the Sewanee Review, Vogue, The New York Times Book Review, and The Paris Review Daily. Her nonfiction received an Honorable Mention in Best American Essays 2018, and her criticism won the 2019 Robert B. Heilman award from the Sewanee Review. She is based in Los Angeles, California.
    Naomi LaViolette’s original music has received great reviews and critical acclaim from media including Oregon Music News, The Oregonian, The Portland Tribune, Willamette Week, The Inessa Blog, KATU’s AM Northwest, KINK.fm, and KMHD.fm. She is praised for her songwriting and balanced combination of chops and lyricism. 
    This episode is brought to you by:
    W.W. Norton, publisher of The Journeys of Trees by Zach St. George. Get you copy wherever books are sold.
    Get 15-percent off you order of Raycon earbuds at buyraycon.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.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 37 min
    Season 2 Coming July 14th

    Season 2 Coming July 14th

    Ten new stories, one new season.
    Storybound is a radio theater program designed for the podcast age. Hosted by Jude Brewer and with original music composed for each episode, the podcast features the voices of today’s top literary icons reading their essays, poems, and fiction. Brought to you by Lit Hub Radio and The Podglomerate. 
    Season 2 will begin publishing next Tuesday, July 14th.
    Learn more at www.thepodglomerate.com/shows/storybound
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    • 1 min
    Mitchell S. Jackson reads an excerpt from his memoir "Survival Math"

    Mitchell S. Jackson reads an excerpt from his memoir "Survival Math"

    Mitchell S. Jackson reads an excerpt from his memoir "Survival Math" with sound design and music composition from Zane featuring Stephanie Strange.
    This episode is brought to you by Powell's Books, the world's largest family owned independent bookstore, with over 2 million new and used volumes across five Portland area stores and their website Powells.com. Visit Powells.com and use coupon code "STORYBOUND" for 20% off your purchase of $25 or more.
    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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