The American Writers Museum Podcast Network features conversations with contemporary leading writers and scholars of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, television and more. AWM Author Talks, a weekly series, features one of our past live programs with contemporary writers and covers a range of topics including process, writing influences, and the life of a writer. The Nation of Writers Podcast is a monthly series in which we talk about writers of the past with experts and scholars who know them best, so you can know your favorite writers better too. Dead Writer Drama is another monthly series that examines controversial literary legends of the past in light of our current world.

AWM Author Talks podcast presented by the American Writers Museum

AWM Author Talks

In this weekly series, we air previously recorded conversations with leading authors, poets, graphic novelists, playwrights, songwriters, historians and more about craft, processes, influences, inspirations, and what it’s like to live as a writer. These episodes are edited and condensed versions of our programs and are a great way to discover new writers. Listen to a program you missed, or relive one you loved!

Spotify | iTunes | Stitcher

Most Recent Episodes

Ep. 79: Layla Saad
Me and White Supremacy

Ep. 78: Jonathan Lethem & Stacie Williams
The Fortress of Solitude and Bizarro Worlds

Ep. 77: Gertrude Beasley
My First Thirty Years

Coming Soon

January 31: Angela Terry

February 7: Hanif Abdurraqib & Ashley Evans

February 14: Nancy Johnson

ALL EPISODES

The Nation of Writers Podcast, presented by the American Writers Museum

Nation of Writers

A monthly series that explores our ever growing Nation of Writers by examining powerful and significant American voices throughout history. We’ll talk with experts around the country about the writers that have shaped our nation with their words and you’ll get the inside scoop about these writers and their processes. This podcast is presented in conjunction with our forthcoming virtual exhibit American Voices.

Spotify | iTunes | Stitcher

Most Recent Episodes

Ep. 15: Hannah Arendt

Ep. 14: Rachel Carson

Ep. 13: Zitkála-Šá

Ep. 12: Shirley Jackson

Ep. 11: Anthony Bourdain

Coming Soon

February 16: Toni Morrison

ALL EPISODES

Dead Writer Drama Logo

Dead Writer Drama

In this monthly series, co-hosts Jennifer Keishin Armstrong and Zakiya Dalila Harris discuss the professional feuds, sex scandals, messy public breakups, and controversial legacies of history’s literary legends and how those are relevant in light of current culture, issues, discussions and literature. By bringing these authors to life through a modern lens, we’ll gain a deeper understanding of their work and legacies.

Spotify | iTunes | Stitcher

Most Recent Episodes

Ep. 6: Nora Ephron

Ep. 5: Pauli Murray

Ep. 4: James Baldwin

Ep. 3: Ernest Hemingway & F. Scott Fitzgerald

Ep. 2: Ray Bradbury & the FBI

Coming Soon

TBD

ALL EPISODES

Featured Recommendations

Relive some of our favorite author programs of 2021 with these podcasts!

AWM Author Talks

Gary Paulsen

LISTEN HERE

AWM Author Talks

Rigoberto González & Johanny Vázquez Paz

LISTEN HERE

AWM Author Talks

Elly Fishman

LISTEN HERE

AWM Author Talks

Nicole Perlroth

LISTEN HERE

AWM Author Talks

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

LISTEN HERE

AWM Author Talks

Haki Madhubuti

LISTEN HERE

AWM Author Talks

Asali Solomon

LISTEN HERE

AWM Author Talks

Joanne Lee Molinaro, The Korean Vegan

LISTEN HERE

AWM Author Talks

A. O. Scott & Rafia Zakaria

LISTEN HERE