Because your favorite authors sound so sexy on the mic.
Posted on June 12, 2014, at 2:42 p.m. ET
From Jill Donnelly trying to stop her dad's wedding to New Yorker editor Adam Gopnik, there is a story out there for every topic and mood.
It's like book-lover inception: authors you love read authors they love.
What's great about Night Vale is that it ~feels~ like a book, because the stories are in your imagination just like when you read them.
They don't even mind your ratty IKEA furniture and the piles of books.
Lush sound design, beautiful stories: there's so much to love.
You can't say no to Holly Hunter reading Alice Munro. It makes books very mad when you do that, and you don't want to make books mad.
All of those pages of tiny magazine print come into three dimensions on the mic.
From Roxanne Gay talking about Bad Feminist to Geoffrey Dyer explaining why he loves Miles Davis, the episodes show that your favorite writers are as eloquent on the mic as they are on the page.
Frank McCourt. Jonathan Safran Foer. Edwidge Danticat. Mary Gaitskill. Wells Tower. I mean, come on.
You don't have to buy a bottle of wine and nobody reschedules: It's just you, your earbuds and that box of chardonnay from last week.
And they have hours and hours of talks for you to listen to without having to fly to their annual fancy conference.
You can't resist John Waters' hitchhiking secrets or Jolie Kerr, when she gets Terry all riled up about cats.
Answer: at a bookstore buying books.
Julia Furlan is the Supervising Producer of the BuzzFeed Audio PodSquad and is based in New York.
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