This is the book podcast everyone's talking about. Bookable features established authors and emerging talent in conversation with host and author Amanda Stern, perhaps best known for creating the Happy Ending Music & Reading Series at New York's famous Joe's Pub and Symphony Space.
With an immersive sound experience designed around each episode, Bookable takes you on an audio exploration of a book—usually new, sometimes classic and occasionally obscure but always worth knowing about.
James Hannaham & Shawn Stewart Ruff
The people who would have jailed writers in the past have convinced enough people that nothing is true. --James Hannaham.
Claudia Rankine: Just Us
"What if we started making certain things transparent so that we could maybe get to a new set of problems, because these ones are so old." -- Claudia Rankine
Susan Burton: Empty
"It's just an incredible sort of rebuilding of my faith in human relationships, to have said this thing that I was so scared to say" --Susan Burton
Gary Shteyngart & Paul LaFarge
In our bonus episodes, notable authors talk with someone they admire. Next up: Gary Shteyngart and Paul LaFarge.
Raven Leilani: Luster
"The idea of the strong black woman who is noble and virtuous for how much pain she can bear and how well she bears it is extremely dehumanizing." --Raven Leilani
Shawn Stewart Ruff: Finlater
"I took all the guard rails off and let the language be what kids spoke and let the racism be what it was." -Shawn Stewart Ruff