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Episode 381: Saul Austerlitz, Author of Generation Friends

Episode 381: Saul Austerlitz, Author of Generation Friends

Author and pop culture historian Saul Austerlitz chats with Daniel and Stephanie Ford about his new book Generation Friends.

Episode 365: Elliot Ackerman, Author of Places and Names

Episode 365: Elliot Ackerman, Author of Places and Names

Elliot Ackerman, author of Dark at the Crossing and Waiting for Eden, returns to the show and chats with Daniel Ford about his new book Places and Names: On War, Revolution, and Returning.

Episode 355: Confessions of an Innocent Man Author David R. Dow

Episode 355: Confessions of an Innocent Man Author David R. Dow

David R. Dow, author of The Autobiography of an Execution and founder of the Texas Innocence Network, talks to Daniel Ford about his fiction debut Confessions of an Innocent Man.

Episode 351: All the Lives We Ever Lived Author Katharine Smyth

Episode 351: All the Lives We Ever Lived Author Katharine Smyth

Author Katharine Smyth joins Rebecca Weston on today’s show to discuss her debut All the Lives We Ever Lived.

Episode 349: The Good Immigrant Editor Nikesh Shukla

Episode 349: The Good Immigrant Editor Nikesh Shukla

Nikesh Shukla, author of Coconut Unlimited and Meatspace, talks to Daniel Ford about The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America, which he edited with Chimene Suleyman.

Episode 325: Bare Minimum Parenting Author James Breakwell

Episode 325: Bare Minimum Parenting Author James Breakwell

James Breakwell, author of Only Dead on the Inside, returns to the show to talk about his new book Bare Minimum Parenting: The Ultimate Guide to Not Quite Ruining Your Child (out Nov. 6 from BenBella Books).

Episode 313: Founding Martyr Author Christian Di Spigna

Episode 313: Founding Martyr Author Christian Di Spigna

Author and historian Christian Di Spigna talks to Daniel Ford about his new book, Founding Martyr: The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution’s Lost Hero.

Episode 303: From the Corner of the Oval Author Beck Dorey-Stein

Episode 303: <i>From the Corner of the Oval</i> Author Beck Dorey-Stein

Beck Dorey-Stein, author of From the Corner of the Oval: A Memoir, talks to Daniel Ford about her time working as a White House stenographer.

Episode 284: Beneath A Ruthless Sun Author Gilbert King

Episode 284: <i>Beneath A Ruthless Sun</i> Author Gilbert King

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gilbert King talks to Daniel Ford about his new book Beneath A Ruthless Sun.

Episode 267: All the Pieces Matter Author Jonathan Abrams

Episode 267: <i>All the Pieces Matter</i> Author Jonathan Abrams

Author and journalist Jonathan Abrams talks to guest host Mike Nelson about his new book All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire.

Episode 265: Eat the Apple Author Matt Young

Episode 265: <i>Eat the Apple</i> Author Matt Young

Matt Young, author of Eat the Apple (out Feb. 27 from Bloomsbury USA), talks to Daniel Ford about his decision to write a memoir about his service with the Marines, his path to publication, and why aspiring writers need to read outside their preferred genres. 

Episode 253: Dreamland Author Sam Quinones

Episode 253: <i>Dreamland</i> Author Sam Quinones

Author and journalist Sam Quinones talks to Daniel Ford about what led him to journalism, his research and writing process for Dreamland, and his experience testifying in front of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee about the opioid crisis in the United States.

Episode 240: Why LA? Pourquoi Paris? Author Diane Ratican

Episode 240: <i>Why LA? Pourquoi Paris?</i> Author Diane Ratican

Diane Ratican, author of Why LA? Pourquoi Paris?, talks to Daniel Ford about what she loves most about Los Angeles and Paris, the gems her research process uncovered, and where the Writer’s Bone crew can find a good cup of coffee in both cities.

Episode 236: Garden of the Lost and Abandoned Author Jessica Yu

Jessica Yu, Academy Award-winning filmmaker and author of Garden of the Lost and Abandoned: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Woman and the Children She Saves, talks to Daniel Ford about how her filmmaking background influenced her writing, her immersive research process, and the rare trust she developed with her subject, Gladys Kalibbala.

There’s a cumulative power in taking small steps forward.
— Jessica Yu

To learn more about Jessica Yu, visit her official Facebook page. Also watch the book's trailer! 

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Episode 201: Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give Author Ada Calhoun

Ada Calhoun, author of Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give and St. Mark’s Is Dead, talks to Daniel Ford about her honest approach to writing about marriage, the future of journalism, and what she loves about New York City.

Photo credit: Jena Cumbo
Marriages are messy. And complicated. And if you gloss over the weirder stuff, you don’t really do it justice.
— Ada Calhoun

To learn more about Ada Calhoun, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @adacalhoun. Also read Gary Almeter’s review of Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give.

Episode 200: For the 200th Time…

Episode two hundo! Yes, we’re just as surprised as you are. To celebrate our 200th episode, Sean Tuohy and Daniel Ford compiled their favorite clips from the last couple of years. It features authors, screenwriters, actors, directors, comedians, feminists, and journalists.

Share your favorite Writer’s Bone interview by commenting below, tweeting us @WritersBone, or by dropping a line on our Facebook page.

Thank you for listening, we truly appreciate it. Now, for the 200th time, keep writing, everyone!