72 episodes

Hosted by Jeff Umbro and Kyle Craner, this project began as a way for the two of them to get over their own fears of writing, and slowly morphed into an inspiring multi-year project to tell the stories others find difficult. Each episode brings a well-known creative into the studio to discuss his or her career, their newest projects, and one story they’ve always struggled to tell. Guests include Andy Weir, Lev Grossman, Stephanie Danler, The McElroys, Claire Messud, Mark Manson & Tim Urban, among dozens of others.

Writers Who Don't Write Jeff Umbro & Kyle Craner / The Podglomerate

    • Arts
    • 4.4 • 42 Ratings

Hosted by Jeff Umbro and Kyle Craner, this project began as a way for the two of them to get over their own fears of writing, and slowly morphed into an inspiring multi-year project to tell the stories others find difficult. Each episode brings a well-known creative into the studio to discuss his or her career, their newest projects, and one story they’ve always struggled to tell. Guests include Andy Weir, Lev Grossman, Stephanie Danler, The McElroys, Claire Messud, Mark Manson & Tim Urban, among dozens of others.

    Introducing Storybound

    Introducing Storybound

    After a long hiatus, Writers Who Don't Write is back, and we have some exciting announcements. This Spring, we'll be returning with a new season, a new show format, and a lot of exciting guests, and we've partnered with Lit Hub Radio to do it!
    In the meantime, we've created a second show with Lit Hub Radio that you can listen to today. Storybound is a radio theater program designed for the podcast age. Hosted by Jude Brewer and with original music composed for each episode, the podcast features the voices of today’s top literary icons reading their essays, poems, and fiction. In this episode, Mitch Albom reads an excerpt from his new book Finding Chika. Musical compositions by Maiah Wynne & Aliephant. 
    Learn more at www.thepodglomerate.com/shows/storybound
    This is episode is brought to you by Powell's Books, the world's largest family owned independent bookstore, with over 2 million new and used volumes across five Portland area stores and their website Powells.com. Visit Powells.com and use coupon code "STORYBOUND" for 20% off your purchase of $25 or more.
    Storybound is hosted by Jude Brewer and brought to you by The Podglomerate and Lit Hub Radio. Let us know what you think of the show on Instagram and Twitter @storyboundpod.
     
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    • 48 min
    V.E. Schwab

    V.E. Schwab

    Victoria “V.E.” Schwab is the #1 NYT, USA, and Indie bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including Vicious, the Shades of Magic series, and This Savage Song. Her work has received critical acclaim, been featured by EW and The New York Times, been translated into more than a dozen languages, and been optioned for TV and Film. She talks to WWDW about how she became such a prolific writer, dealing with anxiety while a critically acclaimed writer, and one story she always struggled to tell. 
     
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    • 57 min
    Kwame Alexander

    Kwame Alexander

    Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times Bestselling author of 28 books, including SWING, SOLO, and REBOUND, the follow-up to his, NEWBERY medal-winning middle grade novel, THE CROSSOVER. Some of his other works include BOOKED, a NATIONAL BOOK AWARD Nominee, THE PLAYBOOK: 52 RULES TO HELP YOU AIM, SHOOT, AND SCORE IN THIS GAME OF LIFE, and the picture books, OUT OF WONDER, SURF'S UP, and THE UNDEFEATED. He talks to WWDW about how he became a writer, and one story he always struggled to tell. 
    Find more info at www.thepodglomerate.com
     
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    • 38 min
    Camille Perri

    Camille Perri

    Camille Perri is the author of The Assistants and When Katie Met Cassidy, and former books editor at Cosmo and Esquire. We sat down to talk with her about how her role as a books editor informed her writing, how she got her start, and what happened when her latest book took off. 
     
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    • 51 min
    Matthew Pearl

    Matthew Pearl

    This week we sat down with author Matthew Pearl to discuss his path from studying law to writing and researching six(!) novels including The Dante Chamber, The Last Bookaneer, The Technologists, The Last Dickens, The Poe Shadow, and The Dante Club. 
     
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    • 58 min
    Jeff Pearlman

    Jeff Pearlman

    We chat with journalist and author Jeff Pearlman about writing profiles, writing about sports and the people who play them, and what it takes to do great research. Jeff has written several books including but not necessarily limited to Football for a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL, Brett Favre: Gunslinger, Showtime, Sweetness, and The Bad Guys Won! 
     
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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

CaraF13 ,

Fun show to fire up your writing !

Such a fun listen! Jeff and Kyle are easy and enjoyable to listen to along with their amusing and good hearted guests. I espeically enjoyed listening to Sara Novic share about her getting published journey. She has such a great attitude about still being wowed by her publication, her teaching, and her continuous commitment to writing more novels. Energy exchange between guests and hosts feels very warm and friendly! Thanks for the inspiration to be open to possibilites due to the people who you know~ CaraF13

Malpal94678 ,

Irritating Interviewers

The episode with Dana S was so infuriating! The interviewers were so condescending towards her I almost threw my phone!

Chambord ,

A Great Podcast for Aspiring Writers

This is a very enjoyable podcast for writers and those who admire them. The hosts are very relatable and ask the questions I would ask of their guests. Sometimes, I need a little boost of encouragement/confidence and this show provides it. I especially enjoyed the episodes with Colin Barrett and Nathan Hill. Look forward to more!

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