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  • From Oahu to Detroit, "Little Saigon" to Brooklyn, authors from all walks of life take us to the real worlds that inspired their works. Hosted by reporters Amy Standen and Michael Epstein.

    When you add Pen & Place to your library you will receive all 6 episodes, each with a runtime of approximately 15 minutes.

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Episodes
  • Ep. 6: Natalie Baszile's Queen Sugar

    Oct 24 2017
    What happens when a city girl from Los Angeles unexpectedly inherits 800 acres of sugarcane in southern Louisiana? Join author Natalie Baszile – along with former sugarcane farmer Rene Simon and other trusted sources – as she rediscovers her southern roots and mines the landscape for her novel Queen Sugar; the inspiration for the Oprah Winfrey Network TV show.
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    15 mins
  • Ep. 5: Charlie LeDuff's Detroit: An American Autopsy

    Oct 24 2017
    [Contains explicit content] Charlie LeDuff takes participatory journalism to new heights in an effort to highlight the tragedies and triumphs of Detroit. He's eaten cat food to lament the lack of funding for Meals on Wheels, and hit golf balls through abandoned buildings to draw attention to city blight. In this episode, we discover how he's tackled rampant arson and the rebuilding of Motor City.
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    15 mins
  • Ep. 4: Viet Thanh Nguyen's The Sympathizer

    Oct 24 2017
    Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen takes us to Southern California's Little Saigon, known for its strip malls and tract homes. There, Nguyen unearths a culture that is firmly set in the U.S. but always looking over its shoulder to Vietnam.
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    13 mins

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Amazing podcast series, great production!

I love the soundscapes, and the way the authors take you into their world. I'm an avid reader of fiction and non-fiction... I hadn't heard of many of these authors but now I will definitely be checking out their work. I hope Audible produces another season of this show!

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PEN & PLACE

Not impressed with the maaterial presented. While not a native Hawaiian, I have lived on O'ahu for over 20 years... plainly put, this subscription didn't work for me.