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A podcast for the conversationalist. Aspiring writers, best-selling scribes, and award-winning screenwriters confront existential dread and writing angst! On our show, you can listen to your favorite authors, screenwriters, and storytellers, as well as learn about new rising stars.

Sep 28, 2021

Author, sportswriter, podcaster Joe Posnanski returns to the show to discuss his book The Baseball 100. Posnanski tells Daniel Ford about the metric he used to compile the greatest 100 baseball players of all time, the Field of Dreams game held earlier this year, and what it meant to him to research and include Negro...

Sep 21, 2021

Author María Amparo Escandón joins Daniel Ford on the show to discuss her latest novel L.A. Weather, which is a Reese's Book Club selection.

"My grandmother taught me the difference between a lie and a story," Escandón tells Ford. "How stories are fun and lies are hurtful. She gave me a notebook and told me, 'Go on,...

Sep 17, 2021

A double shot for today's Friday Morning Coffee!

Authors Nekesa Asia and John Fram join Daniel Ford to chat about their work.

Caitlin Malcuit also discusses the thrills and mysteries involved in being in a band with no name.

To learn more about Nekesa Asia, visit her official website and follow her on Twitter and

Sep 14, 2021

Author Paula Hawkins (The Girl on the Train, Into the Water) joins Daniel Ford on the show to discuss her latest novel A Slow Fire Burning.

"One of the things I thought about a lot writing this novel is what is appropriate justice? Who gets what they deserve?" Hawkins tells Ford. "Should you restore order to the world?...

Sep 7, 2021

Author James Tate Hill (Academy Gothic) joins Daniel Ford on the show to chat about his memoir Blind Man's Bluff.

"Follow your obsessions," Tate tells Ford. "They're probably connected to something that can very easily become a story that would be very entertaining to an audience or useful to you as a writer to...