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39 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Celeste Ng. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Celeste Ng, often where they are interviewed.

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39 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Celeste Ng. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Celeste Ng, often where they are interviewed.

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'Little Fires Everywhere' Author Celeste Ng on Hulu Adaptation and Diversity in Publishing

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May is Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, a time to reflect on how these communities have shaped the history of the U.S. while also examining the struggles and discrimination they have faced in America. Author Celeste Ng joins CBS News' Elaine Quijano to discuss her best-seller turned Hulu series "Little Fires Everywhere,” as well as her journey as a writer and her efforts to bring more diversity to the publishing industry. “One of the things we need to do is to create a space where that writing about being 'other' and different experiences is valued and people can advocate for that kind of work," Ng said, adding, "But we also need people to open the gates for those stories and to champion them and bring them out."

May 27 2020

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Brené and Celeste Ng on Little Fires Everywhere

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My conversation with Celeste Ng is the first of two episodes on Little Fires Everywhere, where I'll cover the book and the series. We talked about the writing process, the stories that we tell, and the stories that define us. We also covered how our hometowns shape us, how parenting is a shame minefield, and how we all have the power to mourn moments even while we’re in them. Celeste also filled us in on what she thinks about the series and what it felt like watching Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington create a show from her novel. I loved this episode as a reader, as a writer, and as an observer of what it means to be human.

May 27 2020

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[Full episode] Simu Liu, Noah Reid, Celeste Ng and more 25/05/2020

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Actor Simu Liu talks about becoming Marvel's first Asian superhero, honouring his promise to a little boy, and how he's encouraging connection and compassion while isolating in Australia. On this week's q screen panel, soaps.com writers Richard Simms and Charlie Mason discuss whether they think daytime soap operas will survive our new reality. Actor and musician Noah Reid talks about the end of Schitt's Creek, the unexpected popularity of his rendition of Simply the Best, and the release of his sophomore album, Gemini. Author Celeste Ng ponders the meaning of motherhood in her 2017 New York Times bestselling novel, Little Fires Everywhere.

May 25 2020

1hr 6mins

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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

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Elena Richardson is a life-long resident of Shaker Heights, a suburb of Cleveland. It's a place where everything, from the color of residents' homes to the futures of their children, are approved by the always watching community. In this structured environment, Mrs. Richardson lives by the rules, attributing her success to her compliance. Everything is going to plan until a tenant moves into her rental property and makes Elena question everything she thought she knew. That tenant is Mia Warren. The book is Little Fires Everywhere. Let's get LIT! ... Find Alexis and Kari online: Instagram — www.instagram.com/litsocietypod/; Twitter — twitter.com/litsocietypod; Facebook — www.facebook.com/LitSocietyPod/; and our website www.LitSocietyPod.com. Get in on the conversation by using #booksanddrama.

Apr 24 2020

1hr 24mins

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Episode 48 (RERUN): Celeste Ng

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Celeste Ng is a writer based in Cambridge, MA. Celeste's first novel, 2014's Everything I Never Told You, is, without exaggeration, one of the most important books of my life. When I read it in 2016, it gave me my first real glimpse at what representation in fiction could mean, and it was revelatory. Celeste's newest novel, which was just released this week, is called Little Fires Everywhere, and I was thrilled to get the chance to talk with her about it. In our conversation we talked about both books, about the importance of representation in media and culture, our shared obsession with Hamilton, and about Celeste's fascination with family roles. For the second segment, Celeste talked about how she got over her phobia of octopuses.

(Conversation recorded July 27, 2017. Originally aired September 13, 2017.)

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  • Transcription: Shea Aguinaldo

Apr 22 2020

1hr 6mins

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Little Fires Everywhere Interview with Celeste Ng

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On this episode of The Adaptables, in anticipation of the finale episode of the Little Fires Everywhere adaptation on Hulu, Abbe sits down with author Celeste Ng to discuss how it felt to see her novel, LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE, adapted for TV.

Abbe and Celeste discuss seeing Reese and Kerry embody her characters, watching the house burn, trusting a team of women to tell her story, Joshua Jackson's dad energy, and more.

Discussion breakdown:

  • How did the book end up in the hands of Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, and writer and showrunner Liz Tigelaar? (1:15–2:15)
  • What role did Celeste have in adapting her book for the screenplay? (2:15–3:15)
  • What part of the process did Celeste find most interesting? Celeste reveals she had a cameo! (3:12–4:08)
  • How it felt to watch a novel based on the interior lives of women brought to life by a team of women (4:09–5:30)
  • Trusting this team of people to tell the story (5:30–7:04)
  • A moment when Celeste felt like “Ok wow, this is really happening.” (7:05–8:04)
  • On reaching a broader audience with the adaptation and welcoming readers to the book after they’ve seen the TV show (8:04–8:57)
  • Some of Celeste’s favorite book-to-screen adaptations (8:57–10:14)
  • The scenes from LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE that Celeste was most excited to see (10:14–11:59)
  • Something from the book that Celeste was personally looking forward to seeing come to life (12:00–13:54)
  • AD On Second Thought (13:54–14:30)
  • Celeste on seeing Reese and Kerry embody her characters and how it made her see them differently (14:30–15:56)
  • How the HBO adaptation of BIG LITTLE LIES made Celeste see Reese Witherspoon as Elena Richardson (15:57–16:56)
  • Recreating the stifling setting of Shaker Heights, Ohio in the ‘90s (16:57–19:00)
  • What does this story gain from being set thirty years ago? (19:00–19:54)
  • Celeste on growing up in Shaker Heights in the ‘90s (19:54–20:38)
  • The necessity of including questions of race and privilege in Celeste’s work and the casting of Kerry Washington in the onscreen adaptation (20:38–23:30)
  • The ‘90s setting of LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE as seen through the lens of modern-day cultural phenomena like the Black Lives Matter movement (23:30–25:18)
  • The house on fire: Celeste on starting with a bang (25:18–26:16)
  • Why the show leans into the mystery angle and those episode-ending cliffhangers (26:16–26:57)
  • The differences in the ways that stories are told on TV vs. in novels (26:58–28:43)
  • Exploring mother-daughter relationships (28:43–30:00)
  • Will moms and daughters watch this show together? (30:00–31:31)
  • The POC authors Celeste Ng thinks everyone should read (31:32–33:07)
  • What Celeste is reading now (33:07–34:09)
  • How does Celeste balance reading with watching TV? (34:10–34:59)
  • Exploring the sensitive topic of abortion in LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE (35:00–36:44)
  • The response to LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE from adoptive kids and parents (36:45–38:16)
  • Celeste on Reese and Kerry as Elena and Mia (38:17–40:07)
  • Celeste’s cameo at book club in Episode 2 (40:20–41:20)
  • Did Celeste get to see her story in a new way on screen? (41:20–42:28)
  • How will book purists react to seeing the LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE adaptation? (42:28–43:16)
  • Celeste’s excitement on seeing the changes to her story and seeing it come to life visually (43:16–45:14)
  • Where are the Richardson children and Pearl now? (45:15–45:52)
  • Joshua Jackson as Bill Richardson and that tighty-whitey shot (45:54–47:02)

The Adaptables is a podcast from Read it Forward and Penguin Random House that dives into your favorite book-to-screen adaptations. This season, we’re watching the Hulu adaptation of Celeste Ng's LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE. Join hosts Abbe Wright and Emma Shafer as we interview authors, insiders and Celeste Ng, herself, about what makes an adaptable great, why watching and reading are important self-care rituals, and the many other books and shows we are binging and loving right now. Because at The Adaptables, we love to watch what we read. (Warning: there will be little spoilers everywhere.)

Send us an email or voice recording to AdaptablesPod@Gmail.com. What did you think of the episode? Are you watching the show? Is Hulu’s LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE a successful adaptation of the book?

Follow @ReadItForward on Twitter and Instagram, follow Celeste Ng on Instagram and Twitter at @pronounced_ing, tweet your thoughts on the LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE adaptation on Hulu and other adaptations you love. Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!

NEXT UP: We’ll recap episode eight, the finale, with Mira Jacob, author of Good Talk.

Apr 20 2020

48mins

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"How to Be Chinese," by Celeste Ng

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How to Be Chinese, by Celeste Ng. Mackenzie is excited to explore and connect with her Chinese heritage when she goes off to college, but finds the question of identity to be complicated.

(This story first appeared in issue 26.1 of Gulf Coast.)

Bonus Interview: Subscribers to the Likewise Media Patreon campaign can hear an interview with author Celeste Ng.

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Oct 28 2019

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016: “Girls, At Play” by Celeste Ng

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In this episode, we discuss “Girls, At Play” by Celeste Ng.  What lessons can we draw from a story with such a startling premise?  Is there more to learn about perspective and point of view?  How do our intentions for a story affect how the story ought to unfold and what readers are meant to […]

Sep 15 2019

24mins

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Girls, at Play - Celeste Ng - Literary Roadhouse Ep 169

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Discussion Notes: Girls, at Play

This week’s story: Girls, At Play by Celeste Ng

Next week’s story: Mr Salary by Sally Rooney

Rated: Explicit

This week we welcomed short story author Beth Mayer onto the show to discuss one of her favorite short stories, “Girls, at Play” by Celeste Ng.

Beth Mayer’s short story collection We Will Tell You Otherwise won the 2017 Hudson Prize with Black Lawrence Press and is a Midwest Connections Pick for August. Her fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review, The Sun Magazine, and The Midway Review. She was a fiction finalist for The Missouri Review’s Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize (2016), her work recognized among “Other Distinguished Stories” by Best American Mystery Stories (2010), and her stories anthologized in both American Fiction (New Rivers) and New Stories from the Midwest (Ohio University). Mayer was a Loft Mentor Series Winner in Fiction (2015-16) and holds an MFA in creative writing from Hamline University. She currently teaches English at Century College in Minnesota, where she lives with her family and impossibly faithful dog. Visit her online at https://bethmayer.com/

Twitter: @bethjmayer
Facebook: @bethmayerauthor

Beth joined Andy and Anais to discuss Celeste Ng’s brutally honest short story about girlhood, innocence, violence, and sex. The conversation often dwells on the difficult subject of consent and adolescence. Despite the difficult topic, all three hosts appreciated the story deeply for what it did so well and analyze Ng’s mastery of the craft. 

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Sep 11 2019

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Girls, at Play - Celeste Ng - Literary Roadhouse Ep 169

Literary Roadhouse: One Short Story, Once a Week
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Discussion Notes: Girls, at Play

This week’s story: Girls, At Play by Celeste Ng

Next week’s story: Mr Salary by Sally Rooney

Rated: Explicit

This week we welcomed short story author Beth Mayer onto the show to discuss one of her favorite short stories, “Girls, at Play” by Celeste Ng.

Beth Mayer’s short story collection We Will Tell You Otherwise won the 2017 Hudson Prize with Black Lawrence Press and is a Midwest Connections Pick for August. Her fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review, The Sun Magazine, and The Midway Review. She was a fiction finalist for The Missouri Review’s Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize (2016), her work recognized among “Other Distinguished Stories” by Best American Mystery Stories (2010), and her stories anthologized in both American Fiction (New Rivers) and New Stories from the Midwest (Ohio University). Mayer was a Loft Mentor Series Winner in Fiction (2015-16) and holds an MFA in creative writing from Hamline University. She currently teaches English at Century College in Minnesota, where she lives with her family and impossibly faithful dog. Visit her online at https://bethmayer.com/

Twitter: @bethjmayer
Facebook: @bethmayerauthor

Beth joined Andy and Anais to discuss Celeste Ng’s brutally honest short story about girlhood, innocence, violence, and sex. The conversation often dwells on the difficult subject of consent and adolescence. Despite the difficult topic, all three hosts appreciated the story deeply for what it did so well and analyze Ng’s mastery of the craft. 

Have thoughts on this story?

Did we miss a crucial piece of this story? Tell us below! Or on Twitter @litroadhouse or in our FB group The Literary Roadhouse Readers.

Join the Literary Roadhouse Readers Facebook Group!

Support us on Patreon

We are an indie podcast dependent on contributions from listeners like you. You decide how much to give and every bit helps.

Support us on Patreon

Looking for more to read?

Click here for a full list of all short stories discussed on the podcast.

The post Ep 169: Girls, at Play by Celeste Ng appeared first on Literary Roadhouse.

Sep 11 2019

46mins

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