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Launch

Wondery Arts
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Surprise, it's a bonus episode! A couple weeks ago, John and Launch Executive Producer Ben Adair sat down at the Los Angeles Festival of Books to give a behind-the-scenes look into the creation of Launch — from their favorite parts of the show, to the challenges of hosting a narrative podcast — and we thought we'd share the presentation with all of y'all. Plus, John has updates on how Arlo Finch is doing, and how the second book is coming along (there's some controversy between "eldritch" and "Eldritch").


Support this show by supporting our sponsors!

Dollar Shave Club - Get a DSC starter kit including a premium razor and shea butter cream for just $5 when you visit dollarshaveclub.com/Launch.

Stamps.com - Enter code LAUNCH and get a 4 free week trial and a free postage scale at stamps.com.

LinkedIn - Get a $50 credit toward your first job posting when you go to LinkedIn.com/Launch.

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Surprise, it’s a bonus episode! A couple weeks ago, John and Launch Executive Producer Ben Adair sat down at the Los Angeles Festival of Books to give a behind-the-scenes look into the creation of Launch — from their favorite parts of the show, to the challenges of hosting a narrative podcast — and we thought we’d share the presentation with all of y’all. Plus, John has updates on how Arlo Finch is doing, and how the second book is coming along (there’s some controversy between “eldritch” and “Eldritch”).

Support this show by supporting our sponsors!

Dollar Shave Club – Get a DSC starter kit including a premium razor and shea butter cream for just $5 when you visit dollarshaveclub.com/Launch.

Stamps.com – Enter code LAUNCH and get a 4 free week trial and a free postage scale at stamps.com.

LinkedIn – Get a $50 credit toward your first job posting when you go to LinkedIn.com/Launch.

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Feb 27, 2018

A New Chapter | 7

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When you really think about something, the chances of anything happening are so small. But people are planners. We make things happen. Where fate and plans align, that can be something special. Consider just writing and publishing a book, for example. What are the odds that happens?

We'll be seeing what Connie and Jodi think about all of this, how books 2 and 3 of Arlo Finch are coming along, and think about the fact that any of this happened at all.


Thank you to our sponsors:

Audible - Get a 30-day free trial and a free audio book when you visit them at Audible.com/Launch

Linkedin - Get a $50 credit toward your first job posting when you visit them here: www.LinkedIn.com/Launch

Dollar Shave Club - Get a DSC starter kit including a premium razor and shea butter cream for just $5 when you visit them here: www.dollarshaveclub.com/Launch

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Feb 27, 2018

A New Chapter | 7

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When you really think about something, the chances of anything happening are so small. But people are planners. We make things happen. Where fate and plans align, that can be something special. Consider just writing and publishing a book, for example. What are the odds that happens?

We’ll be seeing what Connie and Jodi think about all of this, how books 2 and 3 of Arlo Finch are coming along, and think about the fact that any of this happened at all.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Audible – Get a 30-day free trial and a free audio book when you visit them at Audible.com/Launch

Linkedin – Get a $50 credit toward your first job posting when you visit them here: www.LinkedIn.com/Launch

Dollar Shave Club – Get a DSC starter kit including a premium razor and shea butter cream for just $5 when you visit them here: www.dollarshaveclub.com/Launch

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Feb 20, 2018

Questions and Answers | 6

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John took Arlo on the road, hitting nine cities in thirteen days. We're absolutely sure that this is what rock stars feel like. These are some of the questions and answers that you sent in via email and asked John on the road.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Squarespace - Use the offer code LAUNCH at checkout when you are ready to launch your website at: www.squarespace.com

Serial Box - check out the service that NPR calls the HBO of reading and receive 25% off your first season of any Serial Box series when you visit them at SerialBox.com/launch

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Feb 20, 2018

Questions and Answers | 6

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John took Arlo on the road, hitting nine cities in thirteen days. We’re absolutely sure that this is what rock stars feel like. These are some of the questions and answers that you sent in via email and asked John on the road.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Squarespace – Use the offer code LAUNCH at checkout when you are ready to launch your website at: www.squarespace.com

Serial Box – check out the service that NPR calls the HBO of reading and receive 25% off your first season of any Serial Box series when you visit them at SerialBox.com/launch

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Feb 13, 2018

On The Road | 5

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So, this is it. This is the day. After two years of writing and editing, proofreading and obsessing, Arlo Finch is finally out in the world. This book has gone from being an idea to an actual physical thing you can buy at a store.

As a writer, John’s job is done. But as an author, he has a whole new set of responsibilities.

He’s taking Arlo Finch on the road as its ambassador. He has to talk about the book, get other people talking about the book and (hopefully) buying the book.

In this episode, we’ll be digging into how books are sold, how bookstores work, and how schools play a big role in the success of a middle-grade title. Plus we’ll get our first reviews of Arlo Finch.


Thank you to our sponsors:

Stamps - Enter code LAUNCH and get a 4 free week trial and a free postage scale when you visit them here: www.stamps.com

Dollar Shave Club - Get a DSC starter kit including a premium razor and shea butter cream for just $5 when you visit them here: www.dollarshaveclub.com/Launch

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Feb 13, 2018

On The Road | 5

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So, this is it. This is the day. After two years of writing and editing, proofreading and obsessing, Arlo Finch is finally out in the world. This book has gone from being an idea to an actual physical thing you can buy at a store.

As a writer, John’s job is done. But as an author, he has a whole new set of responsibilities.

He’s taking Arlo Finch on the road as its ambassador. He has to talk about the book, get other people talking about the book and (hopefully) buying the book.

In this episode, we’ll be digging into how books are sold, how bookstores work, and how schools play a big role in the success of a middle-grade title. Plus we’ll get our first reviews of Arlo Finch.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Stamps – Enter code LAUNCH and get a 4 free week trial and a free postage scale when you visit them here: www.stamps.com

Dollar Shave Club – Get a DSC starter kit including a premium razor and shea butter cream for just $5 when you visit them here: www.dollarshaveclub.com/Launch

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Three out of five people dream of writing a book. Maybe you’re one of them. But what does it take to go from dream to launch? Screenwriter John August (Go, Big Fish, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory) sought to find out as he tackled something he’d only ever dreamed of: writing a novel. From Wondery, A Network Of Storytellers, this is a show about putting something out into the world. How will it turn out? You’ll know when we do.