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Chelsea Bieker

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Latest 3 Dec 2022 | Updated Daily

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Episode 507: Josh Gondelman, Chelsea Bieker, Jon Mooallem


Today, comedian Josh Gondelman joins us to talk about his debut stand-up special, 'People Pleaser.' Also, Chelsea Bieker on her short-story collection, 'Heartbroke.' And Jon Mooallem on his funny, smart and perceptive essay collection, 'Serious Face.'

9 Jul 2022

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Season 2, Episode 15: Chelsea Bieker, Author

All Shine, No Flash

Welcome back to the #AllShineNoFlash podcast! Join our latest conversation with Ann and bestselling author Chelsea Bieker. They discuss Chelsea’s newly released book “Heartbroke” as well as her critically acclaimed debut novel “Godshot.” Having always had her sights on being a fictional author, Chelsea shares how she channels her own personal pain and love into her stories and what advice she has for fellow aspiring writers.


8 Jun 2022

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Episode 34: Chelsea Bieker on Sleeping With the Enemy

Open Form

Welcome to Open Form, a weekly film podcast hosted by award-winning writer Mychal Denzel Smith. Each week, a different author chooses a movie: a movie they love, a movie they hate, a movie they hate to love. Something nostalgic from their childhood. A brand-new obsession. Something they’ve been dying to talk about for ages and their friends are constantly annoyed by them bringing it up.*In this episode of Open Form, Mychal talks to Chelsea Bieker (Heartbroke) about the 1991 film Sleeping With the Enemy, directed by Joseph Ruben and starring Julia Roberts, Patrick Bergin and Kevin Anderson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


12 May 2022

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Animal with Chelsea Bieker (Author of Heartbroke)

Your Favorite Book

Another heavy one, y'all. My guest this week is Chelsea Bieker, author of the new collection HEARTBROKE. Here we are thrust into the world of California's Central Valley, its landscapes, textures, history, and people. Bieker highlights the fraught relationships between parents and children and shows us the very limits of human endurance. From wandering artists selling more than dreamcatchers on a toxic beach to delusional cowboy fantasies to the dreams and regrets of raisin farmers, the collection is layered, witty, and never ceases to surprise. For this episode, Chelsea chose a recent novel and a polarizing one, Lisa Taddeo's ANIMAL. We discuss the nature of an unlikeable protagonist, the difference between trauma sharing and dumping, the relatability of power imbalanced relationships, and so much more. As always, no spoilers for any of the books discussed. Buy Chelsea's book: https://bookshop.org/books/heartbroke/9781646221271 Follow the podcast on instagram and twitter @yfbpodcast


7 Apr 2022

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Chelsea Bieker, HEARTBROKE

Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books

Author of Godshot Chelsea Bieker joins Zibby to talk about her latest book, Heartbroke, which is a collection of short stories all set in California's Central Valley where she grew up. The two discuss one story, in particular, that was partially inspired by Chelsea's tumultuous childhood and troubled relationship with her mother. She also shares how she's been working on these stories for nearly a decade as she procrastinated other work, what her writing process looks like after having two children of her own, and the new novel she's working on next.Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3LIKNi7Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3ucfwhGSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


7 Apr 2022

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Chelsea Bieker--Playlist

The Steer

Songs from our conversation with novelist and short story author Chelsea Bieker. Nina Simone, Reba McEntire, Blink-182, Selena, and more.


3 Sep 2020

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Novelist & Short Story Author Chelsea Bieker

The Steer

Our conversation with Portland writer Chelsea Bieker about her new novel Godshot, and her upcoming short story collection Cowboys and Angels. Within: lost mothers, the power of Nina Simone, Blink-182 t-shirts, the pelvic floor.

1hr 5mins

3 Sep 2020

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Sacred and Profane: Debut Novelist Chelsea Bieker on “Godshot”

Bay Area Book Festival Podcast

We’re thrilled to welcome novelist Chelsea Bieker in conversation with Brooke Warner. Bieker’s literary debut Godshot is a hymn to the salvation found in hard-won personal rebirth. Stricken with drought, the community of Peaches, California clings to a cult leader for salvation, and 14-year-old Lacey is left to reap a revelatory harvest of her own. Godshot has won Bieker comparisons to Margaret Atwood and Emma Cline. The beauty lies in Lacey’s incomparable voice, who you’ll miss after turning the last page.


11 Aug 2020

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Writing to Save Your Life, featuring Chelsea Bieker

Write-minded: Weekly Inspiration for Writers

Writing saves lives—the lives of readers and also the lives of writers. In this week’s episode we’re treated to guest Chelsea Bieker’s refreshing take on loving her own writing, how coming from a family of forgetters made her a writer, and why she chose to write her novel Godshot as a novel rather than a memoir when much of it centers on true events of Chelsea’s life. This week’s episode is an interview between Brooke and Chelsea as part of the Bay Area Book Festival’s WOMEN LIT series. Grant will be back next week.


15 Jun 2020

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645. Chelsea Bieker

Otherppl with Brad Listi

Chelsea Bieker is the guest. Her debut novel, Godshot, is available from Catapult Press.Bieker's forthcoming story collection, Cowboys and Angels, is due out in 2022. Her writing has been published by The Paris Review, Granta, McSweeney’s, Lit Hub, and Electric Literature. She is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writers’ Award and a MacDowell Colony fellowship. Originally from California’s Central Valley, she now lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and two children, where she teaches writing.***Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today's leading writers.Launched in 2011. Books. Literature. Writing. Publishing. Authors. Screenwriters. Life. Death. Etc.Support the show on PatreonMerchwww.otherppl.com@otherpplInstagram Email the show: letters [at] otherppl [dot] comThe podcast is a proud affiliate partner of Bookshop, working to support local, independent bookstores. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 27mins

20 May 2020