14 episodes

Short fiction torn from today’s headlines. Each week, our favorite authors write an original story inspired by the news. Featuring Curtis Sittenfeld, Roxane Gay, Colum McCann, Carmen Maria Machado and more. Because in a world gone haywire, sometimes art is the only thing to make sense of it all. Hosted by Ashley C. Ford.iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries.

The Chronicles of Now Pushkin

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    • 4.0 • 205 Ratings

Short fiction torn from today’s headlines. Each week, our favorite authors write an original story inspired by the news. Featuring Curtis Sittenfeld, Roxane Gay, Colum McCann, Carmen Maria Machado and more. Because in a world gone haywire, sometimes art is the only thing to make sense of it all. Hosted by Ashley C. Ford.iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries.

    Introducing Black & Published

    Introducing Black & Published

    We're sharing a preview of the Black & Published podcast hosted by award winning author and Emmy award winning producer Nikesha Elise Williams. Back for season 2, Black & Published brings listeners on the journey of BIPOC writers, poets, playwrights and storytellers of all kinds to discuss what it means to be a writer, dissect the writing process, and demystify the steps between concept and publication. You'll hear stories from traditionally published authors and self-published authors alike from powerhouses like Deesha Philyaw and Robert Jones Jr. to indie greats such as Tamika Newhouse and Enitan Bereola, II. The writers discuss the highs and lows of navigating the publishing industry and how they made a life of language. You can listen to Black & Published at https://link.chtbl.com/chroniclesofnowblackandpublished 

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    • 4 min
    A Literary Kickback with Well-Read Black Girl

    A Literary Kickback with Well-Read Black Girl

    Sharing a new show from Pushkin, the team behind Chronicles of Now. On Well-Read Black Girl, host Glory Edim has deep, honest conversations with authors of color about the art, craft and power of the written word. Luminaries like Tarana Burke, Gabrielle Union, Anita Hill, and more, discuss how they found their voices, honed their crafts, navigated the wild world of publishing, and showed up in the world.

    In this episode, Glory talks to Korean-American author and teacher Min Jin Lee about how Lee’s work, on and off the page, challenges society to change. Plus, how reading can radicalize young people and create a version of the world we want to see.

    Listen to more episodes of Well-Read Black Girl at https://link.chtbl.com/chronicleswellread

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    • 6 min
    The Chronicles of Now Presents: Storybound

    The Chronicles of Now Presents: Storybound

    The Chronicles of Now presents a special episode from Storybound, a radio theater program designed for the podcast age. Listeners are treated to their favorite authors and writers reading some of their most impactful stories, designed with powerful and immersive sound environments. 
    This episode features Yaa Gyasi reading an excerpt from her novel "Transcendent Kingdom," with sound design and music composition from Tim Karplus. Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. Her debut novel, Homegoing, was awarded the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Award for best first book, the PEN/Hemingway Award for a first book of fiction, the National Book Foundation’s “5 under 35” honors for 2016, and the American Book Award. Tim Karplus has been working as a professional musical jack-of-all-trades in Portland, Oregon for the last 9 years.

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    • 38 min
    Tommy Orange: Reopening

    Tommy Orange: Reopening

    As schools reopen across the country, parents are facing another round of pandemic fear and uncertainty: How safe will their kids be and for how long? And can life—and work—finally take on some semblance of normalcy? Tommy Orange, the bestselling author of There There, asks a more salient and troubling question: What are the kids thinking? 
    Narrated by Forrest Goodluck. Hosted by Ashley C. Ford.
    This is the final episode of Season 1. Thanks for listening! You can keep reading stories at chronicles.fm.

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    • 18 min
    Dantiel W. Moniz: What You Make It

    Dantiel W. Moniz: What You Make It

    As protests erupted across the nation this summer, heavily armed militias stood off against Black Lives Matter supporters in some cities. In July, a Florida sheriff even threatened to deputize all civilian gun owners to protect Jacksonville from protesters. Dantiel W. Moniz, the author of the upcoming story collection Milk Blood Heat, takes this trend to its chilling conclusion: an America in which every citizen is either the hunter or hunted, and every small decision—where to walk, what to say, what mask to wear—could end your life. 
    Narrated by N’Jameh Camara. Hosted by Ashley C. Ford.


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    • 16 min
    Laura van den Berg: 3D

    Laura van den Berg: 3D

    Now that Joe Biden has selected a female VP and finally claimed the nomination, can we talk about his long, weird, handsy history with women? Laura van den Berg, the author of the new story collection I Hold a Wolf by the Ears, explores why some women risked all in coming forward with stories about Biden. And more importantly, what we can learn from them today. 

    Narrated by Cindy Katz. Hosted by Ashley C. Ford.

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    • 17 min

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