Category Archives: S-U

Jennifer Traig

Guest host Amanda Uhle talks with Jennifer Traig, author of Devil in the Details: Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood, Well Enough Alone: A Cultural History of My Hypochondria, editor of The Autobiographer’s Handbook and many other titles. Her upcoming book is a cultural history of parenting, due out in 2019. A memoirist, humorist, editor, and a self-possessed craft addict with a PhD in literature, Jennifer joins Amanda to talk about writing about oneself, parenting, feminism, food, mental illness, religion, the 80s, and beyond.

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Frances Stroh

This show and the next has a special focus on Detroit, in part to mark the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 uprising.  Frances Stroh, author of Beer Money, talks about her family’s beer empire and their legacy. We talk memoir, money, families, art, and shifting perspectives on real life facts. We talk beer. And of course, we talk Detroit. Guest host: Amanda Uhle; Engineer: Frank Uhle.



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Doree Shafrir

Guest host Amanda Uhle talks with Doree Shafrir, Senior Culture Writer at Buzzfeed and author of the novel Start Up, which skewers startup culture and tackles workplace sexual harassment, the ever changing role of the internet in relationships, and work life balance across generations. We also talk Bill O’Reilly, feminism, and what movie plots and novel plots have in common.


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Erin and Philip Stead

Philip and Erin Stead, Caldecott-winning writer/illustrators of A Sick Day For Amos McGee and the forthcoming Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine talk with guest host Amanda Uhle about writing and illustrating children’s books, working with the ghost of Mark Twain, artistic inspiration, and more.

Laura Hulthen Thomas

Laura Hulthen Thomas reads from her debut collection of stories States of Motion published by Wayne State University Press as part of the Made in Michigan Writers Series.  We talk about place as character, process and habit.  We also talk about hope, fear and economics.

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Keith Taylor

Keith Taylor reads poems from his collection The Bird-while out with Wayne State University Press from the Made in Michigan Writers Series.  We talk about spring, driving to Muskegon to see the ruff, and Poets at Michigan.



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