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Ben Arthur

SongWriter turns stories into songs, ft. Questlove, Joyce Carol Oates, David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), George Saunders, Steve Earle, Susan Orlean & ... more

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Dave Eggers + Vienna Teng

Dave Eggers reads an excerpt from "The Museum of Rain," and Vienna Teng shares a brand new song written in... more

26 Sep 2023 · 36 minutes
Andrew Sean Greer + Torquil Campbell & Daniel Handler

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Andrew Sean Greer reads an excerpt from Less is Lost, and songwriters Torquil Campbell (of the band... more

12 Sep 2023 · 37 minutes
Sally Rooney + Sam Himself

An excerpt from Sally Rooney's bestselling novel, "Beautiful World, Where Are You?" is paired with a love story, and a... more

29 Aug 2023 · 26 minutes
Kevin Allison + Carolyn Kendrick

Kevin Allison of RISK! tells a story about meeting his future husband in the days after 9/11, and songwriter Carolyn... more

15 Aug 2023 · 34 minutes
Dolan Morgan + Self Help

Author Dolan Morgan reads an excerpt from his story, “The Quartering Act,” and Melissa and John from the band Self... more

01 Aug 2023 · 29 minutes
Charlie Gilmour + Matshidiso

Author Charlie Gilmour reads an excerpt from his bestselling memoir, Featherhood, and songwriter and podcaster Matshidiso plays a song written... more

18 Jul 2023 · 28 minutes
Jean Hanff Korelitz + Warren Zanes

Jean Hanff Korelitz reads an excerpt from her recent novel, The Latecomer, and talks about the connections and disconnections she... more

04 Jul 2023 · 40 minutes
Masha Gessen + Maria Sonevytsky

Masha Gessen describes being called in for a meeting with Putin, and Ukrainian American songwriter Maria Sonevytsky talks about the... more

13 Jun 2023 · 34 minutes
Daniel Bergner + Bob Bergner

Daniel Bergner reads an excerpt from The Mind and the Moon, which explores the lives of three people coping with... more

06 Jun 2023 · 34 minutes
Neil Gaiman + FourPlay

Storyteller Neil Gaiman talks about the inspiration behind the song "The Wreckers," and about his longtime collaboration with the FourPlay... more

23 May 2023 · 22 minutes
Dave Eggers + Vienna Teng