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The Chronicles of Now
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. iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries. 
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Ratings & Reviews
4.0 stars from 225 ratings
I really enjoy this podcast. Speculative fiction + current events is, weirdly, just what I need right now.
mcdonaldalan via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 01/19/21
False narrative
I won’t listen to someone who reinforces narratives that are refuted by the best science we have on the matter.
ShedSlayer via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/15/20
Listened to “the people of music” and subscribed. Too bad this kind of future doesn’t seem too imaginary
on known:) via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/23/20
Recent Episodes
The Chronicles of Now presents a special episode from Storybound, a radio theater program designed for the podcast age. Listeners are treated to their favorite authors and writers reading some of their most impactful stories, designed with powerful and immersive sound environments.  This episode...
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Published 09/02/20
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Published 08/26/20
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