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Sarah Smarsh, National Book Award finalist and author of Heartland

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Sarah Smarsh, journalist and author of the New York Times best selling memoir Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth.

They discuss today's political climate, the struggle of lower class farmers, the effect the news and classism have on society, and the similarities and differences between poverty in urban and rural areas. She also explains what led to her breaking free from the cycle of poverty and struggle in own family.

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Interview with Daniel Silva

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Today on the podcast, Jill has an interview with New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva. His new book The New Girl is out now. Daniel shares the real-life kidnapping that inspired the book and why he decided to get rid of the first 200 pages and start over.
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Linda Holmes! Author of Evvie Drake Starts Over

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In this conversation, Adam and Linda Holmes discuss baseball, the struggle to break the 25,000-word barrier and act two of books, and the everlasting awesomeness of Nick Offerman and Keanu Reeves.
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Food and Stories with Lizzy Saxe

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On today's episode, Adam and Jill welcome Lizzy Saxe to the show to nerd out about the connection between food and stories.
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Lisa Taddeo, Author of THREE WOMEN

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Today on the podcast, Jill talks with Lisa Taddeo about her new book THREE WOMEN. This discuss what made Lisa want to write the book and what her process was.
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