Nonfiction Episodes

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Julia Cooke - COME FLY THE WORLD

Julia and I discuss her new book Come Fly the World, how she discovered and decided to tell these women’s stories, approaching the issue of memory and recall with her interviews, the importance of stewardesses’ contributions to the feminist movement, and much more.

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Zibby Owens - MOMS DON'T HAVE TIME TO

Zibby and I discuss her anthology Moms Don’t Have Time To, the genesis of the essays, how she pulled this project together so quickly, which genre is Zibby’s personal favorite, how she reads so many books, and what surprised her the most about compiling these essays into an anthology.

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Anna Malaika Tubbs - THE THREE MOTHERS

Anna and I discuss her new book The Three Mothers, the importance of black women and their stories and contributions, how she chose these three mothers, the direct connection between these women and the work their sons pursued, how we tell history and wh...

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Ty Seidule - ROBERT E. LEE AND ME

Ty and I discuss his new book Robert E. Lee and Me, the myth of the Lost Cause of the Confederacy and its creation and perpetuation, how telling his own personal story is more impactful than just sharing his views, reading recommendations and more.

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Melissa Croce - SINGLE AND FORCED TO MINGLE

Melissa discusses her book Single and Forced to Mingle, how her story went viral, creating the fun format she used in the book, why millennials are choosing to not have children, debunking the myth that there is one path that a life should follow, and more.

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Joe Berkowitz - AMERICAN CHEESE

Joe discusses his new book American Cheese: An Indulgent Odyssey Through the Artisan Cheese World, how he became interested in artisanal cheese, the role of Whole Foods in the American cheese renaissance, the role of cheese influencers, and much more.

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Jason B. Rosenthal - MY WIFE SAID YOU MAY WANT TO MARRY ME

Jason discusses his book My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me, his wife Amy’s viral essay and his response, processing grief, advice for writing a memoir, attending Burning Man, and much more. My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me can be purchased at M...

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Bridgett Davis - THE WORLD ACCORDING TO FANNIE DAVIS

Bridgett discusses her decision to honor her mother with a memoir, growing up in Detroit and participating in her mother’s business, writing the screenplay for The World According to Fannie Davis for Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B, and some great ...

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Eric Eyre - DEATH IN MUD LICK

Episode 5 – Eric Eyre has been a reporter at the Charleston Gazette-Mail since 1998. In 2017, his investigation into massive shipments of opioids to West Virginia’s southern coalfields was awarded a Pulitzer prize. He lives in Charleston, West Virginia, ...