In partnership with Converge Lecture Series in Colorado Springs, this podcast explores big ideas with some of the biggest writers and thinkers around. We will sit down with writers to discuss their work, their values, and their answers to the questions: What are we? What are we doing? And what ought we to do?
‘Knitting Together A Dream’ – A Conversation With Anthony Doerr
For our sixth episode of the Converge Lecture Series Podcast, we’re joined by writer Anthony Doerr. A writer of short stories, memoir, and novels, Doerr is perhaps best known for the book, All The Light We Cannot See.
‘The More You Pay Attention, The Weirder Things Are’ – A Conversation With Carmen Maria Machado
For our fifth episode of the Converge Lecture Series Podcast, we’re joined by writer Carmen Maria Machado. Machado is an author, essayist and critic, best known for her debut short story collection Her Body and Other Parties.
‘Trying To Be Honest About All Of It’ – A Conversation With Karen Russell
For our fourth episode of the Converge Lecture Series Podcast, we’re joined by writer Karen Russell.
‘I Am A Witness’ – A Conversation With Edwidge Danticat
For our third episode of the Converge Lecture Series Podcast, we’re joined by writer Edwidge Danticat. Danticat is the acclaimed author of many books of fiction and non-fiction, including Breath, Eyes, Memory, The Dew Breaker, and Brother, I’m Dying. She is also a prolific writer of short stories, essays, children’s books, and more.
‘Good Art Answers Questions, Great Art Asks Them’ – A Conversation With Poet Richard Blanco
For our second episode of the Converge Lecture Series Podcast, we’re joined by poet Richard Blanco. If you watched the second inauguration of Barack Obama in 2013, then you’re familiar with Blanco’s work.
‘The Literal Isn’t Sufficient’ – A Conversation With George Saunders
For our first episode of the Converge Lecture Series Podcast, we’re joined by writer George Saunders Saunders has been dazzling readers for more than two decades with his essays, articles, short stories, and now his debut novel: Lincoln in the Bardo, which won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction last year.
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Brilliant! Jake is one of the most thoughtful interviewers around today and his talent and skillfulness enhance every podcast.
He manages to open a door for listeners into the deepest
aspects of each author’s process from initial inspiration to the completed work, while
creating an atmosphere of community and camaraderie with author, interviewer and listener. At the conclusion, it has always felt a privilege to be part of the process.
These podcasts are great! Great interviews, exceptional guests, incredible theme music. More please!