Guest host Amanda Uhle talks with Anna Clark about The Poisoned City (Metropolitan Books 2018), an acclaimed, thorough account of the causes, crisis, and aftermath of the Flint, Michigan water disaster. They talk about tragedy, courage, resilience, and the way forward.
Guest host Amanda Uhle talks with Julia Turshen about Feed the Resistance: Recipes and Ideas for Getting Involved (Chronicle Books 2017); they talk about about writing about food and eating, the important role of food in today’s resistance movement–and diversity and inclusion in the food industry.
Guest host Amanda Uhle talks with Fatima Farheen Mirza about her novel A Place For Us (SJP for Hogarth/Penguin 2018); they talk about family relationships, the challenges of writing a first novel, and how characters can live on after a story is done.
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.
Guest host Amanda Uhle speaks with Chris Van Allsburg, author/illustrator of 19 books for children and illustrator of three more. Mr. Van Allsburg came to Ann Arbor recently to promote the newest Jumanji film, which had its Michigan premiere as a fundraiser for Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice.
They talk about his creative process, the journey from picture book to feature film, and his background as a sculptor, trained first at University of Michigan.
Mike Stax, editor/publisher of Ugly Things magazine and the author of Swim Through The Darkness speaks with Frank Uhle about folk/rock and psychedelic music, fanzine publishing, and private investigators.
Gail Offen, co-author of Iconic Restaurants of Ann Arbor talks with Amanda about eateries of the past and present, how restaurants are part of shaping communities, memorable meals, only-in-Ann Arbor treats (the fragel!), how liquor laws changed Ann Arbor dining, and reliably delicious icons like Zingerman’s and Old Town.
Courtney Maum, author of the novels I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You and Touch, talks with Amanda about the fine art of predicting the future, the declining state of human interaction, and the importance of your sense of smell.