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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 • 112 Ratings

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

    Liz Plosser on mornings, routines, and working from home.

    Liz Plosser on mornings, routines, and working from home.

    With fall here in the US, and much of the world going in and out of lockdown, Angela is feeling like it’s a moment of transition, so she decided to talk to a friend and colleague for guidance. Liz Plosser is the Editor in Chief of Women’s Health, and she’s written a new book called Own Your Morning. Angie and Liz talk about changing routines, how your personal life can bring joy to your work zoom meeting, and how to survive working next to your partner.
    Let us know about your moment of transition on Twitter or Instagram @LitUpShow.

    • 40 min
    Angie misses New York. Yes, she still lives there, but she's missing the beautiful chaos of life before the pandemic in New York. Maybe that's why she decided to share one of her favorite episodes with the quintessential New Yorker Parker Posey.

    Angie misses New York. Yes, she still lives there, but she's missing the beautiful chaos of life before the pandemic in New York. Maybe that's why she decided to share one of her favorite episodes with the quintessential New Yorker Parker Posey.

    Angie misses New York. Yes, she still lives there, but she's missing the beautiful chaos of life before the pandemic in New York. Maybe that's why she decided to share one of her favorite episodes with the quintessential New Yorker Parker Posey. If you're a lucky New Yorker, you saw her walking in the East Village, crossing the street in a turban or with her little dog Gracie.
    Back in 2019, before the pandemic, Angie and Parker got together at an energetic New York spot to talk about her memoir, You're on an Airplane, A Self-Mythologizing Memoir. They talk about Parker's upbringing, her artistic process, how she prepares for roles in films like Waiting For Guffman, Best In Show, and a lot more.

    • 55 min
    Min Jin Lee on the history of Korean families in Japan (from 2017).

    Min Jin Lee on the history of Korean families in Japan (from 2017).

    For the next couple weeks, we’re going into the archives to give you some of our most requested episodes. This week, Angie talks with National Book Award Finalist Min Jin Lee about her smash novel Pachinko. It’s a timely conversation about complicated history and the experience of people who are persecuted where they live and have no choice but to flee.
    Next we’ll be revisiting Angela’s conversation with the one-and-only Parker Posey! Please tell your book-loving friends and family all about Lit Up.

    • 48 min
    Katie Kitamura on the charismatic nature of power and her new novel, Intimacies.

    Katie Kitamura on the charismatic nature of power and her new novel, Intimacies.

    This week on the podcast, Angela speaks with Katie Kitamura, author of the new novel Intimacies. Katie and Angie talk about how novels become different things once they are written, what it’s like being married to a writer, and catching your students on YouTube.
    Katie's new novel, Intimacies, is available now and you can purchase via the link on our website, LitUpPodcast.com.

    • 41 min
    Meredith Westgate on guarding what we share with those we love, and her new book The Shimmering State.

    Meredith Westgate on guarding what we share with those we love, and her new book The Shimmering State.

    This week on the podcast, Angela speaks with Meredith Westgate, author of the new novel The Shimmering State. Meredith and Angie talk about the pitfalls of sharing too much with your partner, the power dynamics in Hollywood for young women, and the power of dance.
    You can purchase Meredith's debut novel, The Shimmering State, via the link on our website, LitUpPodcast.com.

    • 31 min
    Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi on how history lives in our bodies and the joy of riding horses.

    Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi on how history lives in our bodies and the joy of riding horses.

    This week on the podcast, Angela speaks with Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi, author of Call me Zebra and her new novel Savage Tongues. Azareen tells Angie about traveling with healing in mind, how mothers and daughters speak to one another, and the way riding a horse makes her feel.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
112 Ratings

112 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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