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Writers Who Don't Write

Writers Who Don't Write

Author: Jeff Umbro & Kyle Craner / The Podglomerate

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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.
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V.E. Schwab

V.E. Schwab

2018-10-1700:53:543

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander

2018-10-0300:35:051

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.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Camille Perri

Camille Perri

2018-09-1900:48:241

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Matthew Pearl

Matthew Pearl

2018-09-0500:54:46

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jeff Pearlman

Jeff Pearlman

2018-07-2500:59:24

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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jennifer Wright

Jennifer Wright

2018-07-1101:05:23

Jennifer Wright is the Author of Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them, and It Ended Badly: Thirteen of The Worst Break-Ups In History, is a political editor at Harper's Bazaar, and has written for publications like Cosmopolitan, Maxim, and Glamour. We sat down to talk with her about the terrifying reality of plagues, the moral fortitude of the house that Hufflepuff built, and writing about politics at a time like this. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jim Butcher

Jim Butcher

2018-06-2700:45:551

Jim Butcher is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Dresden Files, the Codex Alera, and the Cinder Spires. He lives in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. He came on the show this week to discuss his career, his most recent book Brief Cases, which is a collection of all of his Harry Dresden short stories, and the one story he always struggled to tell. Find out more about Jim online at www.jim-butcher.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2018 Summer Reading List

2018 Summer Reading List

2018-06-1300:22:56

In this episode, in lieu of an author interview, Jeff and Kyle talk about the books they're currently reading, as well as the books that are on their respective reading lists for this summer. Kyle's fantasy heavy list includes The Kingkiller Chronicles from Patrick Rothfuss, The Codex Alera and the Dresden Files from Jim Butcher, The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin, among others. Jeff's list includes Little Fires Everywhere from Celeste Ng, some newspapers from the 1940s for a show he's working on for Podglomerate, and Solo by Kwame Alexander, among others. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
John Green via Off Track

John Green via Off Track

2018-05-3000:29:39

This week on the show we're trying something a little bit different. Another podcast Jeff produces via The Podglomerate was able to get an interview with legendary author John Green, so we decided to play it for you. This was a two parter, so if you enjoyed it you can search for Off Track with Hinch and Rossi on your podcast app of choice and listen to part 2. We'll see you in a couple weeks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Melissa Albert

Melissa Albert

2018-05-1600:49:28

This week on the show we speak with NYT bestselling author Melissa Albert, who's new novel The Hazel Wood is out now. We discuss what it's like to write your first novel, to write without knowing quite where you're going (at least at first) and about how much more relevant and poignant all those famous quotes about writing are once you start doing it yourself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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