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Bookable: Exploring the New Bounds of Literature

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 James Hannaham and Shawn Stewart Ruff.


Here’s more from the Bookable team:


You may remember Shawn Stewart Ruff from Episode 12 of Bookable when he talked to Amanda about his debut novel Finlater, a story of young gay love set against the backdrop of a housing project being desegregated.


In this bonus conversation, Shawn checks in with someone he hasn’t talked to in decades: James Hannaham, author of Delicious Foods. Listen in on their reunion as they talk about the way the world has changed since they were last in touch, and explore new territory such as whether a straight writer has any business writing a gay character. Can you write a black character if you’re white? And what exactly is the best way to avoid getting dragged on Twitter without canceling yourself? Tune in to find out!



This episode was produced by Andrew Dunn, Beau Friedlander 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


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