Writers Who Don’t Write Episode 30: Lillian Cunningham

Lillian Cunningham is the editor of the Washington Post’s On Leadership section and host of the popular Presidential podcast. She sat down with us to chat about writing, producing and hosting a poiltical podcast during the 2016 election, what comes next, and the presidency of Chester Arthur, America’s most forgotten president.

Further Reading:

Lillian’s Twitter
Lillian’s writing in the Washington Post
Presidential

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Writers Who Don’t Write Episode 29: Louise O’Neill

Louise O’Neill is the Irish young adult author of Asking For It and Only Ever Yours. The Guardian called her the “best YA fiction writer alive today” and the New York Times called Asking For It “riveting and essential.” She has won all the awards, and Asking For It was a top-ten bestselling book in Ireland in 2016.

This week on the show she chats with us about Irish writers, writing for an American audience, maintaining focus while writing about serious issues for younger readers, and her own struggles with eating disorders growing up.

Further Reading:

Louise’s Twitter
Louise’s Facebook
Louise’s Instagram
Asking For It on Amazon
Only Ever Yours on Amazon

The Facts:
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Writers Who Don’t Write Episode 28: Mike Brown

Mike Brown is a standup comic and writer based in Harlem, New York. He was named one of Rooftop Comedy’s Comics to Watch, Caroline’s Best of New Talent, has performed at Comedy Central’s New York Comedy Festival, The San Francisco Sketchfest, The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, and has appeared on Adult Swim, MTV, TruTV, and Funny or Die.

Along with stand-up, Mike Brown produces COMEDY OUTLIERS (a podcast and comedy showcase) and writes the comedy web series Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop (featured on Splitsider & ComedyHype.com). This week on the show he chats with us about the New York comedy scene, making people laugh on any platform, depression in the black community and a story about making jokes out of a terrible experience.

Mike will be on tour with his group #DECEPTICOMICS in April. He’s doing over 20 shows in 30 days. More info at decepticomics.com/tour.

Further Reading:

Mike’s Website
Mike’s Twitter
Mike’s Facebook
Mike’s Instagram
Mike’s Web Series Can’t Stop Won’t Stop
Comedy Outliers

The Facts:
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Writers Who Don’t Write Episode 27: Alana Massey

Alana is a writer covering identity, culture, virtue and vice for basically every outlet there is, save The New Yorker which she gets into in this interview. This week on the show she discusses what it’s like to write with an audience in mind, One Direction, and her experience in AA.

Alana has a new book out called All The Lives I Want, a collection of essays reimaging the lives and legacies of famous women. You can pick it up wherever books are sold.

Further Reading:

Alana’s Website
All The Lives I Want
Alana’s journalism
Alana’s Twitter
Alana’s Instagram

The Facts:
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Bonus Episode: Sanura Williams from My Lit Box

Kyle and Jeff sit down with Sanura Williams of My Lit Box. Writers Who Don’t Write is brought to you this week by My Lit Box. Each month you’ll receive a newly released novel by a writer of color as well as some book related goodies. A book lover’s dream, delivered straight to your mailbox. Listeners of the show will receive 10% off by using code WWDW.

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