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

    Re-Release: Trent Dalton on Boy Swallows Universe and what makes a good man.

    Re-Release: Trent Dalton on Boy Swallows Universe and what makes a good man.

    This week we're re-releasing an episode featuring Trent Dalton. The adaptation of his book, Boy Swallows Universe, is currently a hit on Netflix. Angie and Trent talked about the book in 2019 when it came out.
    Finding meaning in sadness, defining the different types of love and looking at the complexities of masculinity, are the overarching themes in Trent Dalton's novel, Boy Swallows Universe. Trent shares with host Angela Ledgerwood how he used this book to put a positive spin on some of the sadness of his past and how he used his character, Eli, to explore what a do-over on his life would have looked like.


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    • 54 min
    Bianca Bosker on her unexpected wine obsession and how it upended (and enriched) her life.

    Bianca Bosker on her unexpected wine obsession and how it upended (and enriched) her life.

    Angie speaks with award-winning journalist Bianca Bosker about how hearing of the existence of ‘The Best Sommelier in the World Competition’ sparked an obsession to become a sommelier herself, a decision that upended her life and led to her best-selling book Cork Dork: A Wine-FUELED Adventure Among The Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste. We also touch upon her latest obsession—the art world—which will be captured in her forthcoming book, Get the Picture: A Mind-Bending Journey among the Inspired Artists and Obsessive Art Fiends Who Taught Me How to See, out February 6, 2024. Bianca will be back on the pod in February, to talk about her next riveting read!


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    • 44 min
    Re-release: Isaac Fitzgerald on Dirtbag, Massachussets.

    Re-release: Isaac Fitzgerald on Dirtbag, Massachussets.

    Hi everyone!
    In celebration of the release of Isaac Fitzgerald's DIRTBAG, MASSACHUSETTS in paperback, we are re-releasing our episode with him from last year.
    We'll be back in two weeks with Bianca Bosker, author of CORK DORK, to talk about wine for the holidays.

    Enjoy!


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    • 54 min
    Re-release: Cody Keenan on Grace: President Obama and Ten Days in the Battle for America.

    Re-release: Cody Keenan on Grace: President Obama and Ten Days in the Battle for America.

    Angie's got a cold, and it's making her think about hot toddys. And the time she sipped some bourbon and talked with with Cody Keenan, President Obama's speech writer and author of Grace: President Obama and Ten Days in the Battle for America.
    Grace has just arrived in paperback, so it's a perfect time to revisit this conversation. We hope you enjoy it!


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    • 40 min
    Re-release: Esther Perel on rethinking infidelity (from 2018)

    Re-release: Esther Perel on rethinking infidelity (from 2018)

    This week. we're re-releasing of our best and most popular conversations: Angie's 2018 conversation with Esther Perel.
    Psychotherapist Esther Perel joins Angie to talk about her latest book "The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity," the provocative follow up to her New York Times best-seller "Mating in Captivity." This conversation, like Esther's book, will no doubt push some buttons and leave you questioning--and perhaps rethinking--the boundaries of your romantic relationships!


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    • 54 min
    Adriana Trigiani on how she's written over 20 books and why she reinvents herself every seven years.

    Adriana Trigiani on how she's written over 20 books and why she reinvents herself every seven years.

    Angie speaks with Adriana Trigiani, the author of 20 best-selling books of fiction and nonfiction, most recently the novel THE GOOD LEFT UNDONE. She is an award-winning filmmaker who has directed the greats such as Whoopi Goldberg and Ashley Judd and now she’s hosting a new podcast, You Are What You Read, with Book of the Month. Angie and Adriana talk about how her Appalachian and Italian heritage shaped her, why she reinvents herself every seven years, and how her time as a temp on Wall Street in the 80s has shaped how she organizes her days ever since.


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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
117 Ratings

117 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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