Season 2 arrives on May 9, 2023!

Memoir Episodes

Memoir Essays Writer's Block Reading

S2E2: Susan Olding on Essays and Rereading Classics

May 23, 2023

In this episode, Susan Olding discusses her journey as an essayist, and her newest essay collection Big Reader. She also discusses the power of writing essays, the challenges of writer's block, the power of re-reading classi…

Guest: Susan Olding
Memoir Bonus

Bonus Episode: Chloe Caldwell Does It Her Way (The Bleeders)

June 28, 2022

This week, we’re featuring an episode from a great new show called The Bleeders. The Bleeders is a podcast (and support group) about book writing and publishing. The podcast emphasizes “transparent conversations with authors…

Memoir Writing As A Detective Novel Grief Anger Addiction

The Memoir as Detective Story with Lilly Dancyger

June 21, 2022

It can be difficult for writers to learn to put our stories front and center. That was originally the case with today’s guest, Lilly Dancyger. She originally set out to memorialize her father, Joe Schactman, through a book t…

Memoir Autofiction Creative Blocks

Your Book is Ready When It's Ready with Brad Listi

June 14, 2022

Today’s guest on TBIHTW is Brad Listi, best known as the creator of the OTHERPPL with Brad Listi podcast. Hailed by everyone from The New Yorker to Electric Literature as a go-to literary podcast, OTHERPPL boasts over 770+ e…

Guest: Brad Listi

How Gayle Jessup White Discovered her Family’s Legacy

May 31, 2022

Growing up, Gayle Jessup White had heard that her African American family was somehow related to Thomas Jefferson. But it wasn’t until advances in DNA technology, along with methods pioneered by historians exploring the Afri…

Journals Memoir Caregivers

From Journal to Book with Karen Propp

May 10, 2022

What do you do when you want to read a book that’s not already out there? And what’s the difference between keeping a journal and writing for publication? In S1E1 of TBIHTW, writer and editor Karen Propp explores these and o…

Guest: Karen Propp