The Chronicles of Now

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Curtis Sittenfeld: Breeze Point

August 12, 2020 - 17:14
The most uplifting news of the past six months? Two giant pandas in Hong Kong finally mate after ten years, when their zoo is closed to...

Hannah Lillith Assadi: The People of Music

August 5, 2020 - 21:43
The New York Times recently revealed a top-secret Pentagon unit tasked with investigating encounters between UFOs and military pilots....

John Wray: Status Report

July 29, 2020 - 12:16
In late June, President Trump visited Yuma, Arizona to celebrate 200 new miles of border wall declaring, “It stopped COVID, it stopped...

About The Show

Short fiction torn from today’s headlines. Each week, our favorite authors write an original story inspired by the news. Featuring Curtis Sittenfeld, Roxane Gay, Colum McCann, Carmen Maria Machado and more. Because in a world gone haywire, sometimes art is the only thing to make sense of it all. Hosted by Ashley C. Ford.

More Episodes

Curtis Sittenfeld: Breeze Point

August 12, 2020 - 17:14
The most uplifting news of the past six months? Two giant pandas in Hong Kong finally mate after ten years, when their zoo is closed to...

Hannah Lillith Assadi: The People of Music

August 5, 2020 - 21:43
The New York Times recently revealed a top-secret Pentagon unit tasked with investigating encounters between UFOs and military pilots....

John Wray: Status Report

July 29, 2020 - 12:16
In late June, President Trump visited Yuma, Arizona to celebrate 200 new miles of border wall declaring, “It stopped COVID, it stopped...

J. Courtney Sullivan: Proof

July 22, 2020 - 15:46
Three billion birds have gone missing in North America over the past 50 years. Or is that fake news? J. Courtney Sullivan, the New York...

Ben Fountain: Rules of Special Measures

July 13, 2020 - 16:51
What if instead of dropping off our stereos, cocktail sets and coffee tables, all those sleek white vans that sneak through our streets...

Manuel Gonzales: The Extinction Show

July 8, 2020 - 11:10
Who knew extinction could be the hottest ticket in town? Manuel Gonzales, the author of The Regional Office Is Under Attack! and The...