Leona Godin, Danielle Henderson, and Johnnyswim
On the Podcast: Leona Godin, Danielle Henderson, and Johnnyswim

In this episode, meet writer, performer, and educator Leona Godin, author of There Plant Eyes, TV writer and podcast host Danielle Henderson, author of The Ugly Cry, and Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano Ramirez, the husband and wife duo behind the band Johnnyswim, co-authors of Home Sweet Road. Discover why each author decided to write about personal subjects and what it was like recording them.

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From Homer to Helen Keller, from Dune to Stevie Wonder, from the invention of braille to the science of echolocation, M. Leona Godin explores the fascinating history of blindness in There Plant Eyes, interweaving it with her own story of gradually losing her sight.

In The Ugly Cry, Danielle Henderson shares how she grew up and grew wise—and in the process, she upends our conventional understanding of family and redefines its boundaries with humor, wit, and deep insight.

Work and life partners Amanda Sudano Ramirez and Abner Ramirez are known for translating memories into their spirited and soulful songs. With the audiobook Home Sweet Road, the duo shares never-before-told stories, recipes, poetry, and more from their life in a deeply engaging experience.

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