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!

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Most Recent Episodes

Ep. 38: Sara Paretsky
Shell Game

Ep. 37: Aarti Shahani
Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares

Ep. 36: John Stauffer
Picturing Frederick Douglass

Coming Soon

March 8: Nicole Perlroth

March 15: Alice McDermott, Joseph O’Neill & Daniel Mulhall

March 22: Claudio Lomnitz

March 29: Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

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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.

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Most Recent Episodes

Ep. 5: Margaret Walker

Ep. 4: Abraham Lincoln

Ep. 3: Louisa May Alcott

Ep. 2: Sequoyah

Ep. 1: Edgar Allan Poe

Coming Soon

March 31: Ray Bradbury

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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.

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Most Recent Episodes

Ep. 1: Langston Hughes & Zora Neale Hurston

Coming Soon

March 10: Ray Bradbury & the FBI

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