Fiction/Non/Fiction Podcast

Since 2017, Whitney has co-hosted the popular Fiction/Non/Fiction Podcast with the novelist V.V. (Sugi) Ganeshananthan. New episodes publish every other Thursday. Sponsored by Literary Hub, the podcast is part of the Lit Hub Radio Network and has been downloaded over a million times in more than 180 countries. You can listen by typing Fiction/Non/Fiction (with slashes) into your favorite podcast app, or visit our show pages, where Literary Hub also publishes partial transcripts of our talks, lists the books we discussed, and provides biographical inforation about our guests. Past guests include George Saunders, Tayari Jones, Rebecca Solnit, Jia Tolentino, Edwidge Danticat, Tracy K. Smith, Chang-rae Lee, Adam Serwer, and Curtis Sittenfeld. Recent episodes:

>> From the Mouths of Babes: Wayne Miller and Elizabeth Gaffney on Writing about Children in Uncertain Times, August 12, 2021

>> Why Be a Critic? Laura Miller on Reading, Listening to, and Writing about Books, July 29, 2021

>> 100th Fiction/Non/Fiction episode celebration with Jabari Asim, July 15, 2021

You can find our back episodes and Literary Hub Radio show pages here:

>> Fiction/Non/Fiction Podcast at Lit Hub

You can also visit our website for audio and video of our back episode, plus a very special educators' page that groups our episodes by topic for classroom use:

>> Fiction/Non/Fiction Website

AND FINALLY, you can check out our YouTube page for videos of our interviews:

>> Fiction/Non/Fiction YouTube page


Literary Hub:

>> The American Ballpark: Public Space or Private Playground?, July 8, 2019

The New Republic:

>> What Should a War Movie Do?, November 21, 2016

The Millions:

>> A Decade in the Literary Wilderness: A Conversation, September 27, 2016

The New York Times:

>> An Army For Everyone, July 13, 2016
>>The Obvious State to Vote First in the Primaries is Missouri, February 8, 2016

Literary Hub:

>> Obama, America, and the Legacy of James Alan McPherson, August 1, 2016
>>Five Reasons Why Writers Should Move to Kansas City, June 9, 2016

Work in Progress:

>> Video: Behind the Scenes of The Good Lieutenant, June, 2016
>>On Time and War, June, 2016
>>Between Brothers and Sisters, May, 2016

Harper's Magazine:

>>Only Connect: Kansas City Gives it up for Google, April, 2013
(co-author Shannon Jackson)
>> Network Free K.C., March 20, 2013

Slate Magazine:

>>Breaking up with Iraq: Part 1, March 15, 2011
>>Breaking up with Iraq: Part 2, March 16, 2011
>>Breaking up with Iraq: Part 3, March 17, 2011

Other nonfiction:

>> NPR profile of Capt. Nate Rawlings, March 23, 2008
>> The Bomb Squad - Washington Post, October 29, 2006
>> Iraq Photos, July 2006

Politics, etc.
New York Times Op-Ed series on the 2008 Primaries:

>> "City Mule, Country Mule", March 23, 2008
>> "A Wedge Turns Dull", February 17, 2008
>> "Shrinking Pains", January 20, 2008
>> "A War to End All Campaigns", December 9, 2007

>> Vincent Carter: Such Sweet Thunder -- The New York Times, April 20, 2003