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Storybound is a radio theater program designed for the podcast age. In each episode, listeners will be treated to their favorite authors and writers reading some of their most impactful stories, designed with powerful and immersive sound environments. Brought to you by Lit Hub Radio and The Podglomerate.

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We hope you're enjoying Storybound so far, because we have a lot more wonderful episodes to share with you in the coming weeks and months. We're going to be taking a couple weeks off as we prepare for season 3, but we didn't want to leave your podcast feeds empty. Our friends at Pushkin Industries produce another podcast called The Chronicles of Now, hosted by Ashley C. Ford, and we wanted to share it with you. 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. Subscribe today by clicking this link. This episode is brought to you by: W.W. Norton, publisher of Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane. Get you copy wherever books are sold, now available in paperback. Audible. Visit Audible.com/Storybound or text Storybound to "500-500" for a free audiobook. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Phil Klay reads an excerpt from his forthcoming novel "Missionaries," with sound design and music composition from Tim Karplus. . Phil Klay is a veteran of the US Marine Corps. His short story collection Redeployment won the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and elsewhere. He currently teaches fiction at Fairfield University. Tim Karplus has been working as a professional musical jack-of-all-trades in Portland, Oregon for the last 9 years. When he's not playing guitar, bass, drums or keyboards with noted Portland acts such as Haley Johnsen, The Weather Machine, and Anna Tivel, Tim can be found teaching music lessons, writing songs, and producing recordings at various studios in the greater Portland area. Currently, Tim is working on a solo record while sound-mixing for the Storybound podcast. This episode is brought to you by: W.W. Norton, publisher of Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane. Get you copy wherever books are sold, now available in paperback. Audible. Visit Audible.com/Storybound or text Storybound to "500-500" for a free audiobook. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Yaa Gyasi reads 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. She lives in Brooklyn.  Tim Karplus has been working as a professional musical jack-of-all-trades in Portland, Oregon for the last 9 years. When he's not playing guitar, bass, drums or keyboards with noted Portland acts such as Haley Johnsen, The Weather Machine, and Anna Tivel, Tim can be found teaching music lessons, writing songs, and producing recordings at various studios in the greater Portland area. Currently, Tim is working on a solo record while sound-mixing for the Storybound podcast. This episode is brought to you by: W.W. Norton, publisher of Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane. Get you copy wherever books are sold, now available in paperback. Audible. Visit Audible.com/Storybound or text Storybound to "500-500" for a free audiobook. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Amanda Stern reads an excerpt from her memoir "Little Panic," with sound design and music composition from Haley Lynn. Amanda Stern is the host of the Bookable podcast and the founder of the popular literary event series Happy Ending at Joe’s Pub in New York City, Stern is also a writer. Happy Ending ran for more than a decade and was selected as New York’s best book-related series by New York Magazine, The Village Voice and NY Press. The New York Times Magazine singled out Stern as a force keeping “downtown New York alive.” With a voice that silences every crowd and lyrics that cut you in two, Hayley Lynn has gained momentum as one of Portland's top singer-songwriters. Hayley's sound echoes the work of Ani Difranco with the bite and grit of Elle King and Fiona Apple.  She's written over 200 songs and released her first debut EP 'Hypnotize' in 2016.  This episode is brought to you by: W.W. Norton, publisher of Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane. Get you copy wherever books are sold, now available in paperback. Audible. Visit Audible.com/Storybound or text Storybound to "500-500" for a free audiobook. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Megan Angelo reads an excerpt from "Followers," with sound design and music composition from Tim Karplus. Megan Angelo has written about television, film, women and pop culture, and motherhood for publications including The New York Times (where she helped launch city comedy coverage), Glamour (where she was a contributing editor and wrote a column on women and television), Elle, The Wall Street Journal, Marie Claire, and Slate. She is a native of Quakertown, Pennsylvania and a graduate of Villanova University. She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her family. FOLLOWERS is her first novel.  Tim Karplus has been working as a professional musical jack-of-all-trades in Portland, Oregon for the last 9 years. When he's not playing guitar, bass, drums or keyboards with noted Portland acts such as Haley Johnsen, The Weather Machine, and Anna Tivel, Tim can be found teaching music lessons, writing songs, and producing recordings at various studios in the greater Portland area. Currently, Tim is working on a solo record while sound-mixing for the Storybound podcast. This episode is brought to you by: W.W. Norton, publisher of Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane. Get you copy wherever books are sold, now available in paperback. Audible. Visit Audible.com/Storybound or text Storybound to "500-500" for a free audiobook. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Garth Greenwell reads an excerpt from "Cleanness," with sound design and music composition from Ryan Dann of Holland Patent Public Library. Garth Greenwell is the author of What Belongs to You, which won the British Book Award for Debut of the Year, was longlisted for the National Book Award, and was a finalist for several other prizes, including the PEN/Faulkner Award and the LA Times Book Prize. His new book of fiction, Cleanness, was published in January and has been named a Best Book of 2020 so far by Time, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, and the BBC. A 2020 Guggenheim Fellow, he lives in Iowa City.  Ryan Dann is a sound designer and composer based in Brooklyn, New York. His resume ranges from festival circuit short films like The Music Lesson to composing all the original music for Joe Pera Talks With You, a comedy on Adult Swim, and producing podcasts through the Podglomerate network. He recently won the Brave+Bold Award at the Sarah Awards and has been in the process of pitching an original audio drama to Audible. Sandwiched in between these projects, he’s been working on a second album for his personal music project, Holland Patent Public Library. This episode is brought to you by: W.W. Norton, publisher of Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane. Get you copy wherever books are sold, now available in paperback. Catapult, publisher of What Happens at Night by Peter Cameron. Get your copy wherever books are sold. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, publisher of Luster by Raven Leilani. Get your copy wherever books are sold. Raycon. Get 15-percent off your order of Raycon earbuds at buyraycon.com/storybound. Audible. Visit Audible.com/Storybound or text Storybound to "500-500" for a free audiobook. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Chloe Caldwell reads her essay "The Opposite of Light," with sound design and music composition from Tony Kieraldo. Chloe Caldwell is the author of three books: novella Women and essay collections I'll Tell You in Person and Legs Get Led Astray. Her essays have been published in The New York Times, Buzzfeed, Vice, Salon, New York Magazine, Nylon, and half a dozen anthologies including Goodbye To All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving NYC. Her essay "Hungry Ghost" was named notable in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017. Her memoir, The Red Zone, will publish Spring 2022 from Soft Skull. She lives in Hudson, N.Y. and teaches personal essay and creative nonfiction online at Catapult.  Tony Kieraldo is an international recording artist, pianist, musical director and composer. He’s currently a pianist with Postmodern Jukebox, musical director for the National Dance Institute in NYC and Celebrate the Beat in Colorado. He's performed twice for the Obama's at the White House, conducted a critically acclaimed opera and has toured North America, South America and Europe with various musical groups. This episode is brought to you by: W.W. Norton, publisher of Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane. Get you copy wherever books are sold, now available in paperback. Catapult, publisher of What Happens at Night by Peter Cameron. Get your copy wherever books are sold. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, publisher of Luster by Raven Leilani. Get your copy wherever books are sold. Get 15-percent off your order of Raycon earbuds at buyraycon.com/storybound. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sopan Deb reads an excerpt from "Missed Translations," with sound design and music composition from Jordan Holloman. Sopan Deb is a basketball writer and a contributor to the culture section for The New York Times. Before joining The Times, he covered Donald J. Trump's presidential campaign for CBS News. He is also a New York-city based comedian. He is the author of the memoir "Missed Translations: Meeting The Immigrant Parents Who Raised Me." Jordan Holloman, musician and independent producer, hails from Salt Lake City, UT, where he lives with his wife, dogs, and child-to-be. This episode is brought to you by: W.W. Norton, publisher of The Journeys of Trees by Zach St. George. Get you copy wherever books are sold. Get 15-percent off your order of Raycon earbuds at buyraycon.com/storybound. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Lauren Groff reads her short story "Flower Hunters" from her short story collection Florida, with sound design and music composition from Naomi LaViolette. Lauren Groff is the author of five books. Her latest, Florida, a story collection, and Fates and Furies, a novel, were both finalists for the National Book Award. She was a Guggenheim Fellow and was named one of Granta‘s Best of Young American Novelists. She lives in Gainesville, Florida. Naomi LaViolette’s original music has received great reviews and critical acclaim from media including Oregon Music News, The Oregonian, The Portland Tribune, Willamette Week, The Inessa Blog, KATU’s AM Northwest, KINK.fm, and KMHD.fm. This episode is brought to you by: W.W. Norton, publisher of The Journeys of Trees by Zach St. George. Get you copy wherever books are sold. Get 15-percent off your order of Raycon earbuds at buyraycon.com/storybound. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tommy Orange reads his short story "Copperopolis" with sound design and music composition from Ryan Dann of Holland Patent Public Library. Tommy Orange is faculty at the Institute of American Indian Arts MFA program. He is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Oakland, California, and currently lives in Angels Camp, California. He’s the author of There There, which was one of the finalists for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize, a winner of the American Book Awards, was named one of the ten best books of 2018 by the New York Times Book Review, won the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, and was named one of the best books of the year by the The Washington Post, NPR, Time, O, The Oprah Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Entertainment Weekly, The Boston Globe, GQ, The Dallas Morning News, Buzzfeed, BookPage, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews. Ryan Dann is a sound designer and composer based in Brooklyn, New York. His resume ranges from festival circuit short films like The Music Lesson to composing all the original music for Joe Pera Talks With You, a comedy on Adult Swim, and producing podcasts through the Podglomerate network. He recently won the Brave+Bold Award at the Sarah Awards and has been in the process of pitching an original audio drama to Audible. Sandwiched in between these projects, he’s been working on a second album for his personal music project, Holland Patent Public Library. This episode is brought to you by: W.W. Norton, publisher of The Journeys of Trees by Zach St. George. Get you copy wherever books are sold. Get 15-percent off your order of Raycon earbuds at buyraycon.com/storybound. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Stephanie Danler reads an excerpt from her memoir "Stray" with sound design and music composition from Naomi LaViolette. Stephanie Danler is a novelist, memoirist, and screenwriter. Her memoir, Stray, was just published by Knopf on May 5, 2020. She is the author of the international bestseller, Sweetbitter, and the creator and executive producer of the Sweetbitter series on Starz. Her work has appeared in the Sewanee Review, Vogue, The New York Times Book Review, and The Paris Review Daily. Her nonfiction received an Honorable Mention in Best American Essays 2018, and her criticism won the 2019 Robert B. Heilman award from the Sewanee Review. She is based in Los Angeles, California. Naomi LaViolette’s original music has received great reviews and critical acclaim from media including Oregon Music News, The Oregonian, The Portland Tribune, Willamette Week, The Inessa Blog, KATU’s AM Northwest, KINK.fm, and KMHD.fm. She is praised for her songwriting and balanced combination of chops and lyricism.  This episode is brought to you by: W.W. Norton, publisher of The Journeys of Trees by Zach St. George. Get you copy wherever books are sold. Get 15-percent off you order of Raycon earbuds at buyraycon.com/storybound. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ten new stories, one new season. 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. Brought to you by Lit Hub Radio and The Podglomerate.  Season 2 will begin publishing next Tuesday, July 14th. Learn more at www.thepodglomerate.com/shows/storybound Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mitchell S. Jackson reads an excerpt from his memoir "Survival Math" with sound design and music composition from Zane featuring Stephanie Strange. This 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Caitlin Doughty reads an excerpt from her novel "Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?" with sound design and music composition from Stephanie Strange. This 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Diksha Basu reads an excerpt from her novel "The Windfall" with sound design and music composition from Katelyn Convery. This 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nathan Hill reads an excerpt from his novel "The Nix" with sound design and music composition from Tim Karplus. This 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Adelle Waldman reads an excerpt from her novel "The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.," with sound design and music composition from Haley Johnsen and Tim Karplus. This 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jack Rhysider reads his story "The Old Church of St. Louis" with original composition from Shane Brown. This 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kim Barnes reads an excerpt from her memoir "Hungry for the World," with sound design and music composition from Pretty Gritty and Bryan Daste. This 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Matt Gallagher reads his short story "Know Your Enemy: Celebrating 50 Years of the Forever War" from the 2016 fiction issue from Wired magazine, with sound design and music composition from Colin Hogan. This 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Lubalubi

god

Jul 28th
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Mistylynn Martin

just kill me already

Jul 15th
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Farshad Katirai

This story is way better than others. ♥️♥️

Apr 14th
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dylan zoske

Where'd storybound go? This world needs you.

Mar 27th
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dylan zoske

Absolutely amazing. Love this podcast and this episode.

Mar 2nd
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Eduardo Morua

I'm so glad podcast like these exist. Thank you. I am a firm believer that music should be listened to while reading. This was an amazing story. But accompanying it with music... genius! Great work by the author. And great work by the artist.

Jan 17th
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Mary Mcgeehan

This was so moving, gorgeous....i'll listen again...played for my husband. Love this podcast!

Jan 7th
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slygirlswagg -

Bravo!!

Dec 29th
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slygirlswagg -

beautiful...

Dec 29th
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man son

Now that's what you're talking about

Dec 18th
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