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A books podcast with writers Linda Mannheim and Rudi Dornemann. We ask people why they write, publish, and read things.

Why Why Why: The Books Podcast Linda Mannheim & Rudi Dornemann

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    • 5.0, 3 Ratings

A books podcast with writers Linda Mannheim and Rudi Dornemann. We ask people why they write, publish, and read things.

    Why Why Why The Books Podcast: Lion City

    Why Why Why The Books Podcast: Lion City

    Rudi Dornemann interviews author Ng Yi-Sheng about his short story collection Lion City, editor Jason Erik Lundberg about why Epigram Books published it, and reader Varun about why he decided to read the collection.  

    • 49 min
    Why Why Why The Books Podcast: Iraq + 100

    Why Why Why The Books Podcast: Iraq + 100

    Rudi Dornemann interviews author Anoud about her short story "Kahramana" in the anthology Iraq + 100, editor Ra Page about why Comma Press commissioned and published the anthology, and reader (and futurist) Anna Simpson about why she picked up the book and what interested her in it. 

    • 54 min
    Why Why Why The Books Podcast: The Night Marchers

    Why Why Why The Books Podcast: The Night Marchers

    Rudi Dornemann interviews author Daniel Braum about his short story collection The Night Marchers, editor Norman Prentiss about why Cemetery Dance Publications published it, and reader Michelle Souliere about why she decided to read the collection back to front rather than just sampling a few stories.  
    Music for Why Why Why is by Cathode Ray Tube.  You can find more of their music on CRTMusik.com. 

    • 31 min
    Why Why Why The Books Podcast: Come Let Us Sing Anyway

    Why Why Why The Books Podcast: Come Let Us Sing Anyway

    Linda Mannheim interviews author Leone Ross about her short story collection Come Let Us Sing Anyway, editor Jeremy Poynting about why Peepal Tree Press published Come Let Us Sing Anyway, and reader Joseph Bloncourt about why he decided to read the collection during his commute from the Bronx to Brooklyn.  
    Music for Why Why Why is by Cathode Ray Tube.  You can find more of their music on CRTMusik.com. 
     

    • 32 min
    Why Why Why The Books Podcast: Seed

    Why Why Why The Books Podcast: Seed

    Linda Mannheim interviews author Joanna Walsh about her digital novella Seed, Visual Editions directors Britt Iverson and Anna Gerber  about why they chose seed for the digital publishing collaboration Editions at Play, and reader Emma Miles about why she decided to access Seed on her phone.
    Music for Why Why Why is by Cathode Ray Tube.  You can find more of their music on CRTMusik.com. 
     

    • 33 min
    Why Why Why The Books Podcast: Speak Gigantular

    Why Why Why The Books Podcast: Speak Gigantular

    Linda Mannheim interviews author Irenosen Okojie about her short story collection Speak Gigantular, editor Valerie Brandes talks about why Jacaranda Books decided to publish the collection, and reader  Yovanka Paquete Perdigao explains why she picked up Speak Gigantular and read it even though it is unlike the books she usually reads.
    Music for Why Why Why is by Cathode Ray Tube.  You can find more of their music on CRTMusik.com. 

    • 34 min

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Now I know WHY!!!

What a cool format for a show! The listener will gain insight from the author, editor, and reader on why they chose this book to create, publish and consume. As a writer myself, I find this show to be such an insightful resource. The discussion Rudi has with author Daniel Braum is a particularly juicy one. Rudi is an excellent interviewer and Daniel has such a great ear for his own story on how he came to create "The Night Marchers." I just love hearing the stories behind the stories:)

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