Podcast Interviews

| The New Books Network

As a podcast host for the New Book Network’s New Books in Literature channel, I interview many emerging writers about their upcoming nonfiction debuts. The goal of my channel is to reserve a space on the podcast for books by new writers, especially women, writers of color, queer-identifying writers, writers with disabilities, and other voices who need more attention called to the great work they do.


The New Books Network is a public-spirited project aimed at spreading the word about serious books to a wide audience. In 2019, the New Books Network published 1,500 episodes and received 8.5 million individual downloads, making us one of the biggest podcast networks in the world. Our episodes are available for download across audio platforms such as iTunes, Spotify, Anchor, etc. and are publicized on our social media accounts, which together boast thousands of followers.


My waitlist of authors is usually somewhat long, but if you or someone you know has a debut book of nonfiction (upcoming or published within the last 2 years) that would make a good candidate for an episode, send me a message. Please note that due to the number of books currently on my list, I am unable to consider self-published books for interviews at this time.


Latest episodes include:


  • Melissa Faliveno, author of Tomboyland: Essays

  • Sonya Bilocerkowycz, author of On Our Way Home From the Revolution: Reflections on Ukraine

  • Sarah Fawn Montgomery, author of Quite Mad: An American Pharma Memoir

  • Steven Moore, author of The Longer We Were There: A Memoir of a Part-Time Soldier

  • Sophia Shalmiyev, author of Mother Winter: A Memoir

  • Reema Zaman, author of I Am Yours: A Shared Memoir

  • Kelly J. Beard, author of An Imperfect Rapture: A Memoir

  • Micah McCrary, author of Island in the City: A Memoir

  • Erica Trabold, author of Five Plots: Essays

  • Rachel Z. Arndt, author of Beyond Measure: Essays

  • Tessa Fontaine, author of The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts

  • Kelly Sundberg, author of Goodbye, Sweet Girl: A Story of Domestic Violence and Survival

  • David Wanczyk, author of Beep: Inside the Unseen World of Baseball for the Blind

  • Thomas Mira y Lopez, author of The Book of Resting Places: A Personal History of Where We Lay the Dead

  • Dinty W. Moore, author of The Story Cure: A Book Doctor’s Pain-Free Guide to Finishing Your Novel or Memoir

| Ohio University Press Podcast

I am also co-establisher and occasional host for the Ohio University (OU) Press Podcast, which showcases interviews by authors with books released by Ohio University Press and Swallow Press. Episodes I recorded for the OU Press Podcast can be found below:


  • David Andrew Nichols, author of Peoples of the Inland Sea: Native Americans and Newcomers in the Great Lakes Region 1600-1870

  • Artie Knapp & Guy Hobbs, author and illustrator of Little Otter Learns to Swim 

  • Graham Hoppe, author of Gone Dollywood: Dolly Parton’s Mountain Dream

  • Steven D. Gish, author of Amy Biehl’s Last Home: A Bright Life, a Tragic Death, and a Journey of Reconciliation in South Africa

  • Andrew Welsh-Huggins, author of The Third Brother: An Andy Hayes Mystery

  • Wendy Welch, author of Fall or Fly: The Strangely Hopeful Story of Foster Care and Adoption in Appalachia 

  • Jared Staller, author of Converging on Cannibals: Terrors of Slaving in Atlantic Africa, 1509-1670

  • Terri Ochiagha, author of A Short History of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart

  • Msia Kibona Clark, author of Hip-Hop in Africa: Prophets of the City and Dustyfoot Philosophers

  • David H. Mould, author of Monsoon Postcards: Indian Ocean Journeys

  • Sarah Green, editor of Welcome to the Neighborhood: An Anthology of American Coexistence

  • Julia McKenzie Munemo, author of The Book Keeper: A Memoir of Race, Love, and Legacy

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