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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.

Oct 19, 2021

Author Jayne Allen talks with Daniel Ford about her novel Black Girls Must Die Exhausted.

"There's a lot of competition for readers' attention these days," Allen tells Ford. "Readers aren't only readers. What is going to make someone choose my eight hours over binging something?"

To learn more about Jayne Allen, visit...


Oct 15, 2021

Julia Dahl joins Daniel Ford on Friday Morning Coffee to chat about her latest novel The Missing Hours.

Caitlin Malcuit also discusses a World Health Organization report on violence against women, as well as work being done by Not Our Native Daughters, National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault,


Oct 12, 2021

We celebrate our 500th episode with the help of Pop Literacy hosts Jennifer Keishin Armstrong and Kimberly Potts. They share some pop culture book and TV recommendations with Daniel Ford and share some lessons they've learned about podcasting (0:51 - 41:56).

Two-time National Book Award finalist Lauren Groff then...


Oct 5, 2021

We head to the U.K. for Episode 499! Author Jo Hamya chats with Daniel Ford about her debut Three Rooms.

"I'm finding increasingly weirder ways to construct a sentence is what keeps me interested," says Hamya. 

To learn more about Jo Hamya, follow her on Twitter. Three Rooms was featured in August 2021's "Books That...


Oct 1, 2021

On today's Friday Morning Coffee, Mary Roach, author of Fuzz, tells Daniel Ford all about animals behaving badly (or more accurately, hungrily).

Caitlin Malcuit also discusses the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposing delisting 23 species from the Endangered Species Act because they are extinct.

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