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Storybound

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Storybound is a radio theater program designed for the podcast age. In each episode, listeners will be treated to their favorite authors and writers reading some of their most impactful stories, designed with powerful and immersive sound environments. Brought to you by Lit Hub Radio and The Podglome… read more

73 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

REPLAY: Ruth Reichl reads Letters to the Editor from Thanksgiving issues of Gourmet Magazine

November 23rd, 2021

33:12

Ruth Reichl reads a selection of Letters to the Editor from Thanksgiving issues of Gourmet Magazine, with sound design and music composition from Tim Karplus.

Ruth Reichl was Editor in Chief of Gourmet Magazine from 1999 …

REPLAY: Omar El Akkad reads excerpts from "American War" and "What Strange Paradise"

November 16th, 2021

33:31

This week on Storybound, we want to spotlight Omar El Akkad, whose novel “What Strange Paradise” recently won Canada's Giller Prize. Today, we’re re-airing his episode of Storybound, where he read an excerpt from the …

S4. Ep. 20: Dawnie Walton reads an excerpt from "The Final Revival of Opal & Nev"

November 9th, 2021

40:51

Dawnie Walton reads an excerpt from "The Final Revival of Opal & Nev," backed by an original Storybound remix, and sound design and arrangement by Jude Brewer.

Dawnie Walton's work as a fiction writer and journalist …

S4. Ep. 19: Jason Brown reads his story, "A Faithful but Melancholy Account of Several Barbarities Lately Committed"

November 2nd, 2021

38:16

Jason Brown reads his story, "A Faithful but Melancholy Account of Several Barbarities Lately Committed," backed by an original Storybound remix with …

REPLAY: Charlie Jane Anders reads an excerpt from "Victories Greater Than Death"

October 26th, 2021

43:07

This week on Storybound, we want to spotlight Charlie Jane Anders, whose novel, “Victories Greater Than Death,” will be developed as a series by Amazon, with Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society producing. Today, we’re …

REPLAY: National Book Award Finalist Robert Jones Jr. reads an excerpt of "The Prophets"

October 19th, 2021

43:41

For the next few weeks, Storybound will honor 2021 National Book Awards finalists who have appeared on this show by re-airing their episodes. This week, Robert Jones Jr. reads from his debut novel "The Prophets", with …

REPLAY: National Book Award Finalist Lauren Groff reads her short story "Flower Hunters"

October 12th, 2021

32:17

For the next few weeks, Storybound will honor 2021 National Book Awards finalists who have appeared on this show by re-airing their episodes. This week, Lauren Groff reads her short story "Flower Hunters" from her short …

S4. Ep. 18: Elizabeth McCracken reads her short story, "It's Not You"

October 5th, 2021

41:28

Elizabeth McCracken reads her short story, "It's Not You," backed by an original Storybound remix with Moon Hound, and sound design and arrangement by Jude Brewer.

Elizabeth McCracken is the author of seven …

S4. Ep. 17: Marian Crotty reads her short story, "Halloween"

September 28th, 2021

48:40

Marian Crotty reads her short story "Halloween," backed by an original Storybound remix with My Son the Doctor, and sound design and arrangement by Jude Brewer.

Marian Crotty's first book, "What Counts as Love," was …

S4. Ep. 16: Leigh Newman reads her short story "Howl Palace"

September 21st, 2021

41:58

Leigh Newman reads her story "Howl Palace," backed by an original Storybound remix, and sound design and arrangement by Jude Brewer.

Leigh Newman's memoir about Alaska, “Still Points North” was a finalist for the …

S4. Ep. 15: Sarah Thankam Mathews reads her short story "Rubberdust"

September 14th, 2021

33:10

Sarah Thankam Mathews reads her story "Rubberdust," backed by an original Storybound remix, and sound design and arrangement by Jude Brewer.

Sarah Thankam Mathews grew up between Oman and India, and immigrated to the …

S4. Ep. 14: Jane Pek reads an excerpt from her short story “Portrait of Two Young Ladies in White and Green Robes (Unidentified Artist, Circa Sixteenth Century)"

September 7th, 2021

35:20

Jane Pek reads an excerpt from her story “Portrait of Two Young Ladies in White and Green Robes (Unidentified Artist, Circa Sixteenth Century)," backed by an original Storybound remix with Daniel Frankhuizen, and sound …

S4. Ep. 13: William Pei Shih reads an excerpt from "The Enlightenment"

August 31st, 2021

43:16

William Pei Shih reads an excerpt from "The Enlightenment," backed by an original Storybound remix with Modern Diet, and sound design and arrangement by Jude Brewer.

William Pei Shih has had stories published in "The …

S4. Ep. 12: Meng Jin reads an excerpt from her short story "In the Event"

August 24th, 2021

44:22

Meng Jin reads an excerpt from her story "In the Event," backed by an original Storybound remix, and sound design and arrangement by Jude Brewer.

Meng Jin is the author of the novel "Little Gods," which was a finalist …

S4. Ep. 11: Myriam Gurba reads her short story, "Writing Ourselves Into Bed"

August 17th, 2021

49:03

Myriam Gurba reads her story "Writing Ourselves Into Bed," backed by an original Storybound remix with Zola Jesus, and sound design and arrangement …

S4. Ep. 10: Anna Reeser reads her short story, "Octopus VII"

August 10th, 2021

41:51

Anna Reeser reads her short story, "Octopus VII," backed by an original Storybound remix with The Bright Light Social Hour, and sound design and …

S4. Ep. 9: Ruth Wariner reads an excerpt from "The Sound of Gravel"

August 3rd, 2021

37:22

Ruth Wariner reads an excerpt from "The Sound of Gravel," backed by an original Storybound remix with Shook Twins, and sound design and arrangement by Jude Brewer.

Ruth Wariner is an internationally renowned speaker and …

S4. Ep 8: Scott Nadelson reads his short story "Liberté"

July 27th, 2021

41:12

Scott Nadelson reads his short story "Liberté," backed by an original Storybound remix with Mount Comfort, and sound design and arrangement by Jude …

S4. Ep. 7: Joseph Fink and Meg Bashwiner read excerpts from "The First Ten Years"

July 20th, 2021

59:28

Joseph Fink and Meg Bashwiner read excerpts from "The First Ten Years," backed by an original Storybound remix with Fake Shark, and sound design and arrangement by Jude Brewer.

Joseph Fink is the Creator of the "Welcome …

S4. Ep. 6: Tamara Winfrey-Harris reads an excerpt from "Dear Black Girl: Letters From Your Sisters on Stepping Into Your Power"

July 13th, 2021

34:32

Tamara Winfrey-Harris reads an excerpt from "Dear Black Girl: Letters From Your Sisters on Stepping Into Your Power," backed by an original Storybound remix with Au Revoir Simone, and sound design and arrangement by …

S4. Ep. 5: Omar El Akkad reads excerpts from "American War" and "What Strange Paradise"

July 6th, 2021

32:17

Omar El Akkad reads excerpts from "American War" and "What Strange Paradise," backed by an original Storybound remix, and sound design and arrangement by Jude Brewer.

Omar El Akkad is an author and journalist. He was …

S4. Ep. 4: Nichole Perkins reads an excerpt from "Sometimes I Trip On How Happy We Could Be"

June 29th, 2021

38:07

Nichole Perkins reads an excerpt from "Sometimes I Trip On How Happy We Could Be," backed by an original Storybound remix with Dustin O'Halloran, and …

S4. Ep. 3: Matt Haig reads an excerpt from "The Midnight Library"

June 22nd, 2021

32:36

Matt Haig reads an excerpt from "The Midnight Library," backed by an original Storybound remix with Robert Wynia, and sound design and arrangement by …

S4. Ep. 2: Morgan Jerkins reads an excerpt from "Caul Baby"

June 15th, 2021

31:40

Morgan Jerkins reads an excerpt from her book "Caul Baby," backed by an original Storybound remix with French Cassettes, and sound design and …

S4. Ep. 1: Chuck Klosterman reads an excerpt from "Raised in Captivity: Fictional Nonfiction"

June 8th, 2021

30:38

Chuck Klosterman reads an excerpt from "Raised in Captivity: Fictional Nonfiction," backed by an original Storybound remix with Portico Quartet, and sound design and arrangement by Jude Brewer.

Chuck Klosterman is an …

Season 4 Coming June 8th

June 1st, 2021

1:00

A brand new season, bigger than ever.

Storybound is a radio theater program designed for the podcast age. Hosted by Jude Brewer and with original music composed for each episode, the podcast features the voices of …

S3. Ep. 16: Laurie Frankel reads an excerpt from "One, Two, Three"

May 18th, 2021

29:29

Laurie Frankel reads an excerpt from her forthcoming novel "One Two Three", accompanied by an original Storybound remix.

Laurie Frankel is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of three (going on four) …

Introducing Overdue

May 11th, 2021

1:03:25

Overdue is a podcast about the books you've been meaning to read. Join Andrew and Craig each week as they tackle a new title from their backlog. Classic literature, obscure plays, goofy children's books: they'll read it …

S3. Ep. 15: Madhuri Vijay reads an excerpt from "The Far Field"

May 4th, 2021

31:42

Madhuri Vijay reads an excerpt from her novel "The Far Field," with an original Storybound remix.

Madhuri Vijay was born and raised in Bangalore. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, and her writing has appeared in

Introducing Book Dreams

April 27th, 2021

11:12

In each episode of Book Dreams, hosts Julie Sternberg and Eve Yohalem seek answers to the book-related questions that they can’t stop dreaming about, …

Introducing Trail Weight

April 22nd, 2021

13:32

Trail Weight follows a year in Andrew Steven's life as he attempts to lose weight and process grief as he traverses a hike through the Sierra Nevada …

S3. Ep. 14: Shayla Lawson reads an excerpt from "This Is Major"

March 23rd, 2021

31:17

Shayla Lawson reads is an excerpt from her book This Is Major, with an original sound design.

Shayla Lawson is the author of This is Major: Notes on …

S3. Ep. 13: Laurie Frankel reads an excerpt of "One Two Three"

March 9th, 2021

32:44

Laurie Frankel reads an excerpt from her forthcoming novel "One Two Three", with sound design and music composition from Anna Tivel.

Laurie Frankel is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of three (going …

S3. Ep. 12: Mark Russell reads from his comic "Second Coming"

March 2nd, 2021

31:25

Mark Russell reads from his comic "Second Coming".

In 2015, Russell made his comic book debut with his critically acclaimed reboot of the 1973-74 comic Prez about a teenager who is elected to serve as President of the …

S3. Ep. 11: Robert Jones Jr. reads an excerpt of "The Prophets"

February 23rd, 2021

41:47

Robert Jones Jr. reads from his debut novel "The Prophets", with sound design and music composition from Josh Garrels.

Robert Jones, Jr. is a writer from New York City. He received his B.F.A., magna cum laude, in …

S3. Ep. 10: Deesha Philyaw reads "The Secret Lives of Church Ladies"

February 16th, 2021

42:59

Deesha Philyaw reads from her book "The Secret Lives of Church Ladies", with sound design and music composition from GLASYS.

Deesha Philyaw’s debut …

S3. Ep. 9: Shayla Lawson reads "Black Lives Matter, Yard Signs Matter"

February 9th, 2021

43:54

Shayla Lawson reads "Black Lives Matter, Yard Signs Matter," which is an excerpt from her book This Is Major, with sound design and music composition from Maita.

Shayla Lawson is the author of This is Major: Notes on …

S3. Ep. 8: Soraya Nadia McDonald reads "Wandering In Search of Wakanda"

February 2nd, 2021

38:14

Soraya Nadia McDonald reads her essay "Wandering In Search of Wakanda", with sound design and music composition from Marco Pavé.

Soraya Nadia McDonald …

S3. Ep. 7: Jason Diamond reads an excerpt from "The Sprawl"

January 26th, 2021

41:03

Jason Diamond reads an excerpt from "The Sprawl", with sound design and music composition from Xander Marsden.

Jason Diamond is the founder of the …

S3. Ep. 6: Noé Álvarez reads an excerpt from "Spirit Run"

January 19th, 2021

38:42

Noé Álvarez reads an excerpt from "Spirit Run", with sound design and music composition from Daniel Frankhuizen of Locator.

Noé Álvarez was born to Mexican immigrant parents and raised working-class in Yakima, …

S3. Ep. 5: Paul Lisicky reads an excerpt from "Later"

January 12th, 2021

41:35

Paul Lisicky reads an excerpt from "Later: My Life at the Edge of the World", with sound design and music composition from Jordan Warmack.

Paul is the …

S3. Ep. 4: Charlie Jane Anders reads an excerpt from "Victories Greater Than Death"

January 5th, 2021

42:11

Charlie Jane Anders reads an excerpt from "Victories Greater Than Death", with sound design and music composition from Oginalii.

Charlie Jane Anders is the author of Victories Greater Than Death, the first book in a new …

S3. Ep. 3: Andy Greenberg reads an excerpt from "Sandworm"

December 22nd, 2020

32:51

Andy Greenberg reads an excerpt from his book "Sandworm", with sound design and music composition from Locator.

Andy Greenberg is a senior writer for WIRED, covering security, privacy, and information freedom. He’s the …

S3. Ep. 2: Madhuri Vijay reads an excerpt from "The Far Field"

December 15th, 2020

26:17

Madhuri Vijay reads an excerpt from her novel "The Far Field", with sound design and music composition from French Cassettes.

Madhuri Vijay was born and raised in Bangalore. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, and …

S3. Ep. 1: Junot Díaz reads "Aurora"

December 8th, 2020

52:10

Junot Díaz reads his short story "Aurora", with sound design and music composition from Y La Bamba.

Junot Díaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. He is the author of the critically acclaimed

Season 3 Coming December 8th

December 1st, 2020

1:21

Storybound is a radio theater program designed for the podcast age. Hosted by Jude Brewer and with original music composed for each episode, the podcast features the voices of today’s top literary icons reading their …

S2. Ep. 12: Ruth Reichl reads Letters to the Editor from Thanksgiving issues of Gourmet Magazine

November 17th, 2020

27:28

Ruth Reichl reads a selection of Letters to the Editor from Thanksgiving issues of Gourmet Magazine, with sound design and music composition from Tim Karplus.

Ruth Reichl was Editor in Chief of Gourmet Magazine from 1999 …

S2. Ep. 11: Stephanie Danler reads (a second!) excerpt from her memoir "Stray"

October 13th, 2020

24:00

Stephanie Danler reads a second excerpt from her memoir "Stray" (the first can be found here) with sound design and music composition from Tim Karplus.

Stephanie Danler is a novelist, memoirist, and screenwriter. Her …

Introducing The History of literature

October 6th, 2020

45:27

We're back with another bonus episode this week, this time featuring Jacke Wilson's excellent The History of Literature podcast. This is the show for anyone who loved English class – twice a week Jacke discusses a …

Etgar Keret reads Rock Solid Wife (from Israel Story)

September 29th, 2020

17:08

We hope you're enjoying Storybound so far, because we have a lot more wonderful episodes to share with you in the coming weeks and months. We're …

Introducing The Chronicles of Now

September 22nd, 2020

25:34

We hope you're enjoying Storybound so far, because we have a lot more wonderful episodes to share with you in the coming weeks and months. We're …

S2. Ep. 10: Phil Klay reads an excerpt from "Missionaries"

September 15th, 2020

45:05

Phil Klay reads an excerpt from his forthcoming novel "Missionaries," with sound design and music composition from Tim Karplus.

Phil Klay is a veteran …

S2. Ep. 09: Yaa Gyasi reads an excerpt from "Transcendent Kingdom"

September 8th, 2020

43:45

Yaa Gyasi reads an excerpt from her novel "Transcendent Kingdom," with sound design and music composition from Tim Karplus.

Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. Her debut novel, Homegoing, was …

S2. Ep. 08: Amanda Stern reads an excerpt from "Little Panic"

September 1st, 2020

45:00

Amanda Stern reads an excerpt from her memoir "Little Panic," with sound design and music composition from Haley Lynn.

Amanda Stern is the host of the …

S2. Ep. 07: Megan Angelo reads an excerpt from "Followers"

August 25th, 2020

28:29

Megan Angelo reads an excerpt from "Followers," with sound design and music composition from Tim Karplus.

Megan Angelo has written about television, …

S2. Ep. 06: Garth Greenwell reads an excerpt from "Cleanness"

August 18th, 2020

45:42

Garth Greenwell reads an excerpt from "Cleanness," with sound design and music composition from Ryan Dann of Holland Patent Public Library.

Garth …

S2. Ep. 05: Chloe Caldwell reads her essay "The Opposite of Light"

August 11th, 2020

36:23

Chloe Caldwell reads her essay "The Opposite of Light," with sound design and music composition from Tony Kieraldo.

Chloe Caldwell is the author of …

S2. Ep. 04: Sopan Deb reads an excerpt from "Missed Translations"

August 4th, 2020

46:28

Sopan Deb reads an excerpt from "Missed Translations," with sound design and music composition from Jordan Holloman.

Sopan Deb is a basketball writer …

S2. Ep. 03: Lauren Groff reads her short story "Flower Hunters"

July 28th, 2020

31:32

Lauren Groff reads her short story "Flower Hunters" from her short story collection Florida, with sound design and music composition from Naomi …

S2. Ep. 02: Tommy Orange reads his short story "Copperopolis"

July 21st, 2020

35:06

Tommy Orange reads his short story "Copperopolis" with sound design and music composition from Ryan Dann of Holland Patent Public Library.

Tommy …

S2. Ep. 01: Stephanie Danler reads an excerpt from her memoir "Stray"

July 14th, 2020

38:48

Stephanie Danler reads an excerpt from her memoir "Stray" with sound design and music composition from Naomi LaViolette.

Stephanie Danler is a …

Season 2 Coming July 14th

July 7th, 2020

1:02

Ten new stories, one new season.

Storybound is a radio theater program designed for the podcast age. Hosted by Jude Brewer and with original music composed for each episode, the podcast features the voices of today’s top …

S1. Ep. 10: Mitchell S. Jackson reads an excerpt from his memoir "Survival Math"

February 18th, 2020

1:06:37

Mitchell S. Jackson reads an excerpt from his memoir "Survival Math" with sound design and music composition from Zane featuring Stephanie Strange.

This episode is brought to you by Powell's Books, the world's largest …

S1. Ep. 09: Caitlin Doughty reads an excerpt from her novel "Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?"

February 11th, 2020

29:23

Caitlin Doughty reads an excerpt from her novel "Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?" with sound design and music composition from Stephanie Strange.

This episode is brought to you by Powell's Books, the world's largest family …

S1. Ep. 08: Diksha Basu reads an excerpt from her novel "The Windfall"

February 4th, 2020

32:29

Diksha Basu reads an excerpt from her novel "The Windfall" with sound design and music composition from Katelyn Convery.

This episode is brought to you by Powell's Books, the world's largest family owned independent …

S1. Ep. 07: Nathan Hill reads an excerpt from his novel "The Nix"

January 28th, 2020

32:24

Nathan Hill reads an excerpt from his novel "The Nix" with sound design and music composition from Tim Karplus.

This episode is brought to you by Powell's Books, the world's largest family owned independent bookstore, …

S1. Ep. 06: Adelle Waldman reads an excerpt from her novel "The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P."

January 21st, 2020

43:55

Adelle Waldman reads an excerpt from her novel "The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.," with sound design and music composition from Haley Johnsen and Tim Karplus.

This episode is brought to you by Powell's Books, the world's …

S1. Ep. 05: Jack Rhysider reads "The Old Church of St. Louis"

January 14th, 2020

43:15

Jack Rhysider reads his story "The Old Church of St. Louis" with original composition from Shane Brown.

This episode is brought to you by Powell's Books, the world's largest family owned independent bookstore, with over …

S1. Ep. 04: Kim Barnes reads an excerpt from her memoir "Hungry for the World"

January 7th, 2020

54:04

Kim Barnes reads an excerpt from her memoir "Hungry for the World," with sound design and music composition from Pretty Gritty and Bryan Daste.

This episode is brought to you by Powell's Books, the world's largest family …

S1. Ep. 03: Matt Gallagher reads his short story "Know Your Enemy: Celebrating 50 Years of the Forever War"

December 17th, 2019

40:09

Matt Gallagher reads his short story "Know Your Enemy: Celebrating 50 Years of the Forever War" from the 2016 fiction issue from Wired magazine, with …

S1. Ep. 02: Lidia Yuknavitch reads her short story "Street Walker"

December 10th, 2019

48:14

Lidia Yuknavitch reads her powerful short story “Street Walker," from her upcoming collection Verge, with sound design and music composition from …

S1. Ep. 01: Mitch Albom reads an excerpt from "Finding Chika"

December 3rd, 2019

46:38

Mitch Albom reads an excerpt from his new book Finding Chika. Musical compositions by Maiah Wynne & Aliephant. 

This episode is brought to you by Powell's Books, the world's largest family owned independent …

Introducing Storybound

September 8th, 2019

1:32

Storybound is a radio theater program designed for the podcast age. Hosted by Jude Brewer and with original music composed for each episode, the podcast features the voices of today’s top literary icons reading their …

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