Bookable: Cathy Park Hong & Ayad Akhtar
PRINTCast: The PRINT Podcast Studio is a curated collection of cutting-edge podcasts we love about design, creativity, branding, books, and further subjects afield. Soon, we’ll have a dedicated digital listening room. In the meantime, we present Bookable from host and author Amanda Stern—“an audio exploration of a great book—usually a new one, sometimes classic or even obscure, but always one hundred percent worth knowing about.”
The latest episode features Cathy Park Hong & Ayad Akhtar.
Here’s more from the Bookable team:
What happens when you write about the American experience from two opposing viewpoints? In novelist and playwright Ayad Akhtar’s latest book, we follow the rise of Trump, white supremacy and the consequences of falling prey to American capitalism when you’re a hard-working immigrant.
We asked Cathy Park Hong, poet and author of the critically acclaimed essay collection Minor Feelings, to talk to Ayad about his new novel Homeland Elegies. Their conversation is smart, insightful, political and profound.
This episode was produced by Andrew Dunn and Amanda Stern. It was mixed and sound-designed by Andrew Dunn, who also created Bookable’s chill vibe. The host is Amanda Stern. Beau Friedlander is Bookable's executive producer and editor-in-chief of Loud Tree Media.
Music: “Books that Bounce” by Rufus Canis, “Different Strokes” by Jupyter, “Uni Swing Vox” by Rufus Canis.