Originally aired September 7, 2021.
Ian welcomes Larry Watson onto the show to discuss his new novel, Lives of Eddie Pritchard, and the new film of his book Let Him Go.
After the break, Josh welcomes astronomer and author Caleb Scharf to discuss his new book, Ascent of Information.
Originally aired August 31, 2021.
Matthew FitzSimmons joins Liz to dig into his new cloning-centric thriller, Constance.
After the break, Jess McHugh and Josh discuss Americanon and what the thirteen bestsellers discussed in the book say about America.
Originally aired August 10, 2021.
In this extra special episode, guest host and musical conductor extraordinaire Roderick Phipps-Kettlewell interviews Daniel E. Freeman about his book Mozart in Prague.
Originally aired June 8, 2021.
Liz opens the show by welcoming Jennifer Dupee and her new novel, The Little French Bridal Shop.
Next, Josh brings Francis de Véricourt to discuss his new book Framers: Advantage in an Age of Technology and Turmoil.
Originally aired May 4, 2021.
In the first half of the hour, Annie connects with Kao Kalia Yang to discuss Yang’s new children’s storybook Yang Warriors, along with the real-life refugee camp experience that inspired it, what it means to be a real-life hero, using questions to build meaningful person-to-person connections, cross-diaspora creativity, and talking about justice with your kids.
After the break, Josh rolls out a Legacy Episode and the group revisits a conversation with James Rollins, author of the Sigma Force adventure novels.
Originally aired April 27, 2021.
The first half of the show is a blast from the past as we revisit WO!R’s conversation with Adam Makos, discussing his book Devotion.
After the break (23:21), Sophie Lewis calls Annie from London to discuss her translation from French of Noémi Lefebvre’s Poetics of Work, delving into what “work” means inside and outside of a monetary context, translating insults and rhythms, police violence in the US and France, and why societies may want to pay their poets more.
Originally aired April 6, 2021
Liz opens the show by welcoming Eric M. Johnson on air to discuss his new novel, Whenever a Happy Thing Falls, which follows a young literature student forced by his father into the seedy world of elite investment banking.
After the break, the Write On Gang revisits a favorite legacy interview with Tana French, Dublin’s internationally legendary thriller author.
Originally aired March 23, 2021
WOR’s poetry powerhouse, Dave, opens the show by bringing Patrick Cabello Hansel to discuss his newest collection, Quitting Time, which delivers a meaningful family story spanning from the Great Depression through the World Wars and beyond in powerful verse.
After the break, Liz re-connects with local music-writing legend Jim Walsh to discuss his newest work of nonfiction, Fear and Loving in South Minneapolis, reflecting on life in the wake of loss, Minnesota music and culture, and the infinite simple joy of a warm afternoon at the Harriet Rose Garden.