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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.

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    • 4.4 • 114 Ratings

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

    Abi Morgan on This Is Not A Pity Memoir.

    Abi Morgan on This Is Not A Pity Memoir.

    This week on the podcast, Angela talks to Abi Morgan, BAFTA and Emmy award-winning playwright and screenwriter best known for The Iron Lady, Shame, The Invisible Woman and Suffragette. Most recently, she's also created the hit series The Split.
    Now, Abi has released 'This Is Not A Pity Memoir,' and it's all about what happens when the person you love most no longer recognizes you.
    Angie and Abi talk about the extraordinary, traumatic, and funny moments of her harrowing memoir. They touch upon the glimmers of hope that got Abi through, and how writing this book helped her hold onto her identity, and her relationship with Jacob.
    Next time: Lisa Taddeo, again! See you in two weeks.
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    • 36 min
    Elizabeth Day on on the struggles that define us and make us stronger, and her new novel MAGPIE.

    Elizabeth Day on on the struggles that define us and make us stronger, and her new novel MAGPIE.

    Today on the podcast Angela welcomes Elizabeth Day, a journalist, broadcaster, and author of five books, including her latest, the domestic thriller Magpie. Elizabeth also hosts the only podcast Angela listens to religiously, How To Fail with Elizabeth Day.
    Angie and Elizabeth talk about Magpie, but they also share their journeys, failures, and how they've come to understand themselves.
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    • 42 min
    From Talk Easy: Margaret Atwood’s Burning Questions

    From Talk Easy: Margaret Atwood’s Burning Questions

    This week, we’re sharing a special preview of a podcast we’ve been enjoying, Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso, from Pushkin Industries. Talk Easy is a weekly interview podcast, where writer Sam Fragoso invites actors, writers, activists, and musicians to come to the table and speak
    from the heart in ways you probably haven't heard from them before. Driven by curiosity and an abundance of research, he’s had revealing conversations with everyone from George Saunders and Cate Blanchett to Ocean Vuong and Gloria Steinem. In this preview,
    Sam talks with author Margaret Atwood about her new essay collection, Burning Questions, the lasting impact of The Handmaid’s Tale, her role in the debate around ‘the writer as political agent’, and the power of poetry. You can listen to Talk Easy at
    https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/telitup.
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    • 22 min
    Zarqa Nawaz on her career and making fun of ISIS in her new book Jameela Green Ruins Everything.

    Zarqa Nawaz on her career and making fun of ISIS in her new book Jameela Green Ruins Everything.

    This week, Angela talks to documentarian, writer, and comedian Zarqa Nawaz, whose new book, Jameela Green Ruins Everything, is out now. Angie and Zarqa talk about Zarqa's career, including her documentary Me and The Mosque, her TV show Little Mosque on the Prarie, and how years writing pilots in Hollywood lead her to write a memoir. They also talk about how to make fun of ISIS.
    Zarqa talks about textbooks created by America to radicalize children in Afghanistan. Here's the Washington post article about that story.
    We'll be back in two weeks with Elizabeth Day.
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    • 34 min
    Clemency Burton-Hill on surviving a brain injury and how it changed her relationship to music.

    Clemency Burton-Hill on surviving a brain injury and how it changed her relationship to music.

    On this week's episode, Angela speaks with musician, author, and broadcaster Clemency Burton-HIll. Clemency wants to make classical music more accessible, and has brought this mission to her work at New York Public Radio, WNYC, and the BBC.
    Angie and Clemency talk about her books Year of Wonder and the follow-up Another Year of Wonder, both of which introduce the listener to a new piece of classical music every day. They also talk about Clemency's recovery from a brain hemorrhage in 2020, which only deepened her relationship to music.
    We'll be back in two weeks with Zarqa Nawaz. See you then!
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    • 37 min
    Re-Release: Max Porter on love through grief.

    Re-Release: Max Porter on love through grief.

    This week we're revisiting Angela's conversation with Max Porter about his book Grief Is The Thing With Feathers. It's all about messy families, relationships, and we hope it'll encourage you to hug your families tight this Easter weekend.
    Follow these links to get Max's newer books, Lanny, and The Death of Francis Bacon.
    We'll be back in two weeks with our conversation with Clemency Burton-Hill. See ya then!
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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
114 Ratings

114 Ratings

Brendan Borrell ,

A thoughtful and graceful interviewer!

Angela offers up a great forum to learn about new books and bookish things. I enjoyed my own conversation with her about my book, but the episodes with Reeves Wiedeman and Adrienne Westenfeld were such treats as well.

bobebst ,

Lights me up

Such delightful and fascinating conversations! Whether I’ve read the book or not I always am left with a new perspective.

Terrili ,

It's back!!!

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

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