Posted in Interview, Podcast Episodes, Season 5

S5S2 – PABOI: Chloe Gong

Ardo and Yash interviewed debut author Chloe Gong about her Romeo and Juliette reimagining, The Violent Delights. They discuss what it’s like to be a Gen Z author in publishing, the confidence in Chloe’s writing, colonialism and diaspora feels, and the research into 1920s Shanghai. It’s a fun interview!

The logo was designed by Nick Hanover. The theme song and break music is from Haris Qureshi’s song Give AF. You can find his album here. Everything mentioned in the episode can be found on Goodreads. You can also find the podcast on Twitter and Instagram at @PutABlurbOnIt.

Posted in Interview, Podcast Episodes, Season 3

S3E3 – PABOI: S.A. Chakraborty

Ardo and Yash interviewed S.A. Chakraborty, author of The City of Brass and its sequel, The Kingdom of Copper. They geeked out about Islamic history, a trope she loves to subvert, and Ardo find a link between the series and Somalia!

There are some spoilers for both The City of Brass and The Kingdom of Copper from 28:09 to 35:52.

The logo was designed by Nick Hanover. The theme song and break music is from Haris Qureshi’s song Give AF. You can find his album here. Everything mentioned in the episode can be found on Goodreads. You can also find the podcast on Twitter and Instagram at @PutABlurbOnIt.

Posted in Interview, Podcast Episodes, Season 2

S2E6 – PABOI: Justina Ireland

Ardo and Yash had the privilege of interviewing Justina Ireland who is a young adult author and was an executive co-editor of FIYAH magazine. They spoke to her about her brand new novel, Dread Nation, as well as the impact that editing a black speculative and science fiction magazine has on her views of representation in the publishing industry. It was a blast. They discussed jokes, advice to writers and where zombies came from.

The logo was designed by Nick Hanover. The theme song and break music is from Haris Qureshi’s song Give AF. You can find his album here. Everything mentioned in the episode can be found on Goodreads. You can also find the podcast on Twitter and Instagram at @PutABlurbOnIt.

Posted in Interview, Podcast Episodes, Season 2

S2E2 – PABOI: Jason Reynolds

Ardo and Yash interviewed bestselling and award-winning children’s author Jason Reynolds! They discussed writing, comics, young people and literacy, and questioning literally canon. It was VERY exciting.

The logo was designed by Nick Hanover. The theme song and break music is from Haris Qureshi’s song Give AF. You can find his album here. Everything mention in the episode can be found on Goodreads. You can also find the podcast on Twitter and Instagram at @PutABlurbOnIt.