Bookish with Sonya Walger
By Sonya Walger
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Could you pick the 5 books that have shaped you most? Every week actress and avid reader Sonya Walger invites a guest to explore their five most formative books and how they affected their lives.
||CleanIggy and Phoebe and Jack and Hayden||Iggy (10) and Phoebe (8) are brother and sister; Jack (11) and Hayden (10) are best friends.||6/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPiers Torday||This week Sonya’s guest is her friend novelist Piers Torday. Piers’s first book The Dark Wild won the Guardian’s Children’s Fiction Prize. His books include The Dark Wild trilogy, There May Be a Castle, A Wisp of Wisdom and Winter Magic.||6/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmily Mortimer||In this episode Sonya talks to her friend actress, screenwriter and producer Emily Mortimer. Emily’s many credits include Doll and Em, The Newsroom, Shutter Island, Lars and the Real Girl, Lovely and Amazing, and the new Mary Poppins due to be released this fall.||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNancy Baker Cahill||This week Sonya talks to her friend multidisciplinary artist Nancy Baker Cahill. Nancy is an award-winning artist and founder of the 4th Wall AR art app.||5/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Burnham||In this episode Sonya talks to novelist John Burnham Schwartz. John’s works include Bicycle Days, Reservation Road, Claire Marvel, The Commoner and Northwest Corner.||5/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBarbara Bestor||This week Sonya's guest is award-winning architect Barbara Bestor. Barbara is the principal of Bestor Architecture, and the vision behind LA landmarks such as Intelligentsia Coffee, the Silverlake Conservatory of Music and the headquarters for Beats by Dre and Nasty Gal.||5/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDawn O'Porter||This week Sonya talks books with novelist, journalist and fellow podcaster, Dawn O’Porter. Dawn writes about feminism and women’s lifestyle for numerous publications, hosts the podcast Get It On and is the author of 4 novels, most recently the bestseller, The Cows.||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDanzy Senna||This week Sonya’s guest is novelist Danzy Senna. Danzy’s works include Caucasia (winner of Whiting Award, LA Times Book of the Year), Symptomatic, Where Did You Sleep Last Night? and You Are Free.||4/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDamon Lindelof||This week Sonya talks to her former boss, writer-producer Damon Lindelof. Co-creator and showrunner of Lost, Damon is currently adapting The Watchmen for HBO and counts Cowboys & Aliens, Prometheus, The Leftovers (HBO) and Star Trek into Darkness among his many writing and producing credits.||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKate Walsh||In this first episode Sonya Walger talks to her good friend, actress Kate Walsh.||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 Preview Episode||Sonya Walger and Joe Betance discuss, upcoming episodes and Season 2 highlights||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRobin Coste Lewis||In this final episode, Sonya's guest is Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, author of Voyage of the Sable Venus, Robin Coste Lewis||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSonya Walger||In this episode, Sonya Walger is the GUEST! interviewed by my wonderful producer & friend, Joe Betance.||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJared Harris||In this episode Sonya interviews actor/director Jared Harris.||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCass Sunstein||This week Sonya's guest is Harvard legal scholar and prolific author Cass Sunstein.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJenni Konner||This week Sonya interviews showrunner, writer and producer Jenni Konner. Jenni showran and wrote the HBO series Girls and together with Lena Dunham is the co-founder of Lenny Letter and the Random House imprint, Lenny Books.||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJon Hamm||This week Sonya interviews actor Jon Hamm. Hamm's credits include Mad Men, Parks and Recreation, Absolutely Fabulous; the Movie, Baby Driver.||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMireille Enos||This week Sonya interviews her friend (and erstwhile co-star) Mireille Enos. Mireille's credits include Big Love, The Killing, World War Z and The Catch.||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSean Carroll||Sonya's guest this week is physicist and author at Caltech, Sean Carroll. Sean's books include Spacetime and Geometry; From Eternity to Here and The Big Picture: On the origins of Life, Meaning, & the Universe itself. Hardly intimidating at all........||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJulie Bowen||Actress Julie Bowen is Sonya's guest this week. Julie is best known for her roles on Ed, Lost, Boston Legal and Modern Family,||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDavid Goyer||In this episode Sonya interviews writer/director/producer David Goyer at his home in LA. David is best known for his work on the Blade trilogy, Dark Knight trilogy and FlashForward (where he and Sonya met).||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFelicity Huffman||In this episode, Sonya talks to actress Felicity Huffman. Her credits include Desperate Housewives, Transamerica and American Crime.||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChris Weitz||On the premiere episode of Bookish, Sonya Walger talks to director and writer Chris Weitz, Chris's credits include American Pie, About a Boy, New Moon, The Golden Compass and Rogue One.||9/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIntroducing Bookish, trailer for S1||Subscribe now to Bookish, a new podcast hosted by actress Sonya Walger. Each week she interviews a guest about the five books that have shaped them most. Releases weekly starting Monday 25th September.||9/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Finally-- great conversations about books!
I love Sonya's voice and love that she has decided to share her passion for books by inviting interesting people to chat with her about their favorites. A great listen!
Delightful soul food...
Loved the first episode and really look forward to this. It's just delicious to listen to literate and illerate (!) people talk about the impact of a small but diverse collection of books on their life. More please...
An hour, all mine, sans tea, dammit.
Just finished listening to Sonya talk with Felicity Huffman - could really relate to Felicity about learning to "look forward with delight." (I still have trouble)! Going to buy the book HELP THANKS WOW. So, um, thanks and wow to you both for a great hour!!