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Lit Up

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Join host Angela Ledgerwood as she discusses books, writers, life, love and all things literary with the authors she loves.

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Join host Angela Ledgerwood as she discusses books, writers, life, love and all things literary with the authors she loves.

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Love this podcast

By bookish person - Oct 21 2018
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I listen to each and every one of these. Love the thoughtful questions

Fall down this niche

By thewasofshall - Feb 07 2018
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A great podcast focusing on a wide range of literary guests, helmed by a smart and well-read host.

iTunes Ratings

100 Ratings
Average Ratings
74
7
8
4
7

Love this podcast

By bookish person - Oct 21 2018
Read more
I listen to each and every one of these. Love the thoughtful questions

Fall down this niche

By thewasofshall - Feb 07 2018
Read more
A great podcast focusing on a wide range of literary guests, helmed by a smart and well-read host.
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Lit Up

Updated 13 days ago

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Join host Angela Ledgerwood as she discusses books, writers, life, love and all things literary with the authors she loves.

Rank #1: Stephanie Danler on coming of age in NYC

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Stephanie Dandler and Angie sit down to discuss her novel Sweetbitter

Jul 22 2018
52 mins
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Rank #2: Alain de Botton on keeping love alive

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If you've ever been in love, had your heart broken, been in a relationship, or yearned for one, this week's episode is for you -- in other words, if you're a human, you'll benefit from listening to the wise words of world-renowned philosopher and writer Alain de Botton.

Jul 22 2018
34 mins
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Rank #3: Ann Patchett on opening up in fiction

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Ann Patchett joins Angie from Nashville to discuss her not-to-be-missed novel, Commonwealth.

Jul 22 2018
43 mins
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Rank #4: The inimitable roxane gay

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Prolific writer Roxane Gay joins Angie to discuss her collection of short stories, Difficult Women; Madonna; and her forthcoming book, Hunger.

Jul 22 2018
41 mins
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Rank #5: Maggie Nelson reflects on her work

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Maggie Nelson joins Angie to discuss her work, including The Argonauts and The Red Parts.

Jul 22 2018
43 mins
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Rank #6: The ever introspective Mary Louise Parker

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Sometimes, rarely, you meet someone whose energy radiates and fills the whole room. Mary Louise Parker is that person. She joins Angie to discuss her gorgeous first book, Dear Mr. You.

Jul 22 2018
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #7: Neil Gaiman and Norse Gods

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Comic books, graphic novels, films and audio theatre...English author Neil Gaiman has done it all! Gaiman discusses his novel, American Gods, with Lit Up host Angela Ledgerwood. As well as, what Norse Gods taught him about modern humanity and some handy tips for designing your own religion.

Dec 19 2018
42 mins
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Rank #8: R.O. Kwon and the cult of religion

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Getting rid of distractions and daily choices like what to eat and what to wear helped R.O. Kwon focus on her debut novel, The Incendiaries. This novel took her 10 years to write and she shares with Angela Ledgerwood how changes in her personal life, her stance on religion and her obsession with cults all found it's way into the final evolution of the novel.

Feb 06 2019
52 mins
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Rank #9: Mickey Rapkin on writing a Hollywood hit

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Getting a publisher to agree to print a book about the world of acapella singing groups was not an easy task for Author Mickey Rapkin, but he stuck with it and this risk let to the hugely successful trilogy of Pitch Perfect films. Host Angela Ledgerwood speaks to Mickey about where he got the idea from, how slow the process is when transitioning a book to a film and why he has chosen children's' books as his latest writing challenge.

Jun 19 2019
33 mins
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Rank #10: Courtney Maum on the importance of touch

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What does touching look like in the future or do people even touch? In her book 'Touch', Courtney Maum looks to a world where romantic touching and spontaneous touch don't happen anymore and discusses, with host Angela Ledgerwood, the issues that touch deprivation can cause amongst people and how our body language skills are getting rusty because of social media.

Mar 06 2019
57 mins
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Rank #11: Maria Semple on friendship, city living, and coping mechanisms

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Angela and best-selling author, Maria Semple, sit down and discuss her new book, Today Will Be Different.

Jul 22 2018
30 mins
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Rank #12: Sheila Heti on the ties between female identity and motherhood

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Is it desire, duty or expectation that leads someone to become a mother? This is the question Sheila Heti explores in her book Motherhood. Sheila discusses the ties between the female identity and motherhood with host Angela Ledgerwood, as well as her theory as to why female artists seem to get a pass for being child-less when women in other professions don’t.

Apr 03 2019
35 mins
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Rank #13: Taylor Jenkins Reid on women not aspiring to be merely the muse

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In the novel Daisy Jones & The Six, Taylor Jenkins Reid wanted to build a female character who was not conditioned to be pleasing and likeable and would react and say things that Taylor could never say herself. Taylor chats to host Angela Ledgerwood about how important female friendships build the frameworks for relationships and how some people enjoy the feeling of shame and self-sabotage.

May 01 2019
55 mins
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Rank #14: Hermione Hoby is seeking to understand people

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In a world of click bait and jarring headlines journalist Hermione Hoby believes that the key to empathy and connection is in reading novels and getting the entire character of a person in order to understand their actions. Hermione speaks to host Angela Ledgerwood about her debut novel Neon in Daylight, the boundaries to searching for someone's humanity and the strange world of dialling up your specific fantasies through craigslist.

Apr 24 2019
46 mins
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Rank #15: Bret Easton Ellis on the danger of so-called thought-crime

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Presenting an avatar of virtuousness online instead of presenting your real self is a danger to exploring the nuances of life and how people think, and that's what Bret Easton Ellis calls out in his first non-fiction book White. Bret explores the fame that he gained from American Psycho with host Angela Ledgerwood and how it informed his understanding of people as well as the narrative media build around celebrities. He also discusses why he believes that novels lead to a greater understanding of people than what you can get from their 'real life' on social media.

May 08 2019
52 mins
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