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Join host Angela Ledgerwood as she chats to the authors she loves most about books, life, and what lights them up.

Lit Up Sugar23

    • Arts
    • 4.4 • 111 Ratings

Join host Angela Ledgerwood as she chats to the authors she loves most about books, life, and what lights them up.

    Raven Leilani on art & failure, writing to her past self, and Six Flags.

    Raven Leilani on art & failure, writing to her past self, and Six Flags.

    This week on the podcast, Angela speaks with Raven Leilani author of the award-winning book Luster. Raven tells Angie about her obsession with painting, writing as the act of speaking to your past self and failure being integral to making art. They also talk about Six Flags as a romantic destination.
    Luster is available now and you can purchase it via the link on our website, LitUpPodcast.com
    Lit Up is a podcast from Sugar23. It's hosted by Angela Ledgerwood and produced by Liam Billingham. Mike Mayer and Michael Sugar are the executive producers. This week's episode was edited by Rebecca Seidel. The theme music is by Andrey Radovsky.

    • 40 min
    Lisa Taddeo on obsessions with mothers and the wisdom of French Actresses

    Lisa Taddeo on obsessions with mothers and the wisdom of French Actresses

    This week on the podcast, Angela speaks with Lisa Taddeo, author of the best-selling book Three Women and the new novel Animal. Angie and Lisa chat about being obsessed with their moms, jealousy between women, and the wisdom of French actresses. 
    Lisa's book, Animal, is available now, and there's a link to purchase via our website, LitUpPodcast.com
    Lit Up is hosted by Angela Ledgerwood. It's produced by Liam Billingham. Mike Mayer and Michael Sugar are the executive producers. The theme music is by Andrey Radovksi.

    • 38 min
    Laura Dave on finding out who someone really is and different ways to be a mother.

    Laura Dave on finding out who someone really is and different ways to be a mother.

    This week on the podcast, Angela speaks with her friend Laura Dave, author of the best-selling book The Last Thing He Told Me. Angie and Laura talk about being the hero of your own story, writing to Bruce Springsteen songs, and how every book is a love letter.
    We're off next week, but we'll be back the week after! Have a great holiday weekend.

    • 41 min
    Gabriela Garcia on Cuba, mothers and daughters, and the link between cigars and literature.

    Gabriela Garcia on Cuba, mothers and daughters, and the link between cigars and literature.

    This week on the podcast, Angela speaks with writer, poet, and immigrant justice organizer Gabriela Garcia, author of Of Women and Salt. Angie and Gabriela talk about the best intentions of mothers, machismo, and the importance of The Babysitter’s Club in Gabriela’s life.
    You can purchase Gabriela's book, Of Woman and Salt, via the link on our website, LitUpPodcast.com, and read more of her work at gabrielagarciawriter.com.

    • 34 min
    Trent Preszler on the healing power of building a boat with your hands.

    Trent Preszler on the healing power of building a boat with your hands.

    This week on the podcast, Angela meets up IN PERSON with her friend Trent Preszler. He’s a winemaker, wooden boat builder, and author of the memoir Little and Often. Angie and Trent discuss what Trent learned about himself in the wake of his father’s passing, and how a beat up wooden toolbox changed his life.
    Little and Often is available now, and you can purchase it via the link on our website, LitUp Podcast.com. You can follow him on instagram @preszlerwoodshop.
    Lit Up is a Podcast from Sugar23. It is hosted by Angela Ledgerwood. The show is produced by Liam Billingham. Mike Mayer and Michael Sugar are the executive producers. The theme music is by Andrey Radovsky.

    • 54 min
    Hala Alyan on family secrets and the charged history of the Middle East.

    Hala Alyan on family secrets and the charged history of the Middle East.

    This week on Lit Up, Angela welcomes poet, clinical psychologist and author Hala Alyan. Her new novel, The Arsonist’s City, is about a family spread between Lebanon and the US who come together after the death of their family’s patriarch. Angie and Hala talk about messy family dramas, the charged history of the Middle East, and how to cope in times of uncertainty.
    The Arsonist's City can be purchased via the link on our (new!) website, lituppodcast.com, and you can learn more about Hala and her writing at her website.
    Lit Up is a Podcast from Sugar23. It is hosted by Angela Ledgerwood. The show is produced by Liam Billingham. Mike Mayer and Michael Sugar are the executive producers. The theme music is by Andrey Radovsky.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
111 Ratings

111 Ratings

Terrili ,

It's back!!!

Sooo happy new episodes have been posted :') This is the most soothing podcast I subscribe to.

MOREPB ,

Lit up indeed!

Excellent episode with Vicki, the 70-something memoirist.

SheWolf73 ,

So happy Lit up is back!

Love these podcasts, great interviews with fabulous authors and Angela is a lovely and thoughtful host

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