The How, The Why

The How, The Why is a half-hour podcast documenting the creative process and the creative purpose hosted by Jon-Barrett Ingels. This free weekly series is an educational resource provided to discuss the evolution of literary arts with industry innovators—authors, journalists, and publishers.


The 1888 Podcast Network is a curated collection of educational and entertaining podcasts. Each program is designed to provide a unique platform for industry innovators to share stories about art, literature, music, history, science, or technology.

The How The Why: 151 – Karen Cushman


Today our podcast connects with Karen Cushman, author of children’s historical fiction novels such as the Newbery Award winner The Midwife’s Apprentice (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), the Newbery Honor book Catherine, Called Birdy (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), and the recently-released fantasy novel Grayling’s Song (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).READ MORE