S6 E29 Quiara Alegria Hudes, Brandi Carlile, Mazie Hirono
On the Podcast: Quiara Alegría Hudes, Brandi Carlile, and Mazie Hirono

In this episode, meet Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes, author of My Broken Language, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile, author of Broken Horses, and Senator Mazie Hirono, author of Heart of Fire. Listen in as these authors describe how—and why—they were each inspired to share their remarkable life stories.

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A Good Morning America Buzz Pick. In My Broken Language, Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes tells her lyrical story of coming of age against the backdrop of an ailing Philadelphia barrio, with her sprawling Puerto Rican family as a collective muse.

A #1 New York Times bestseller. In Broken Horses, Brandi Carlile takes listeners through the events of her life that shaped her art. Also exclusive to this remarkable audio production, Brandi recorded more than 30 new stripped-down, solo renditions of the songs featured in the book, including her own and songs from artists who’ve inspired her, from Dolly Parton to Elton John, Leonard Cohen and more.

In Heart of Fire listen to Senator Mazie Hirono, the first Asian-American woman and the only immigrant serving in the U.S. Senate, tell her inspiring life story.

“One of the finest political memoirs in the history of the genre.”—Library Journal, starred review

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