In this week’s episode, I talk to fiction writer Jane Ridgeway about our stories and characters choosing us instead of the other way around, the delicious problem of historical fiction, and what teenagers today like to read, among other topics.
In this week’s episode, I talk to novelist Ben Gwin about postmodern satire, addiction, whether MFAs ruin or sustain writers, and for some reason I insist that he needs to write poetry,
plus I talk to Jared Silvia about synth music, Woody Guthrie, the vagaries of how folk music gets recorded, and Jared’s annual recording project every Labor Day.
In this week’s episode, I talk to Peter Kuper about Kafka, the remarkable art form of comic books, the indie comic book scene in the late 1980s, Spy Vs. Spy, finding your Muse when it leaves the marketplace, and so much more.
Check out Brian Turner, Jared Silvia, recordings of Elise Kusnetz, and others in a performance of The Interplanetary Acoustic Team at the Timucua White House in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday, September 25th.
Check out Kyle Eagle’s impeccable new jazz podcast, The Major Scale. If you search the iTunes store, you can find it there as a free download you can and should subscribe to.
Details from Kafkaesque:
In this week’s episode, I talk with Vanessa Blakeslee about Chuck Palahniuk’s Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories.
In this week’s episode, I host a party in honor of the 60th anniversary of the publication go my favorite Jack Kerouac work, The Dharma Bums.
If you live in Orlando, the city beautiful, considering a local trip to the top of Manhattan: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights.
In this week’s episode, I am joined by Chris Lafave, Erik Deckers, and David James Poissant for a discussion of Kurt Vonnegut.
When in Indianapolis, visit the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library.
If you are in Orlando, that is, the City Beautiful, this Wednesday, come celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Dharma Bums at the house where Jack wrote it.
Here is our On the Road show from last year.
In this week’s episode, I chat with novelist Blair Hurley about our experiences in NYU’s MFA program, how to plot novels, religion, and how to really dress like a writer.
Check out Brian Turner’s album, featuring recordings by his late wife, Ilyse Kusnetz.
In this week’s episode, I interview Dale Lucas, the author of the Fifth Ward and Doc Voodoo series of novels about exploring ethics in long-form narrative, world-building (and when to stop), how to keep writing the novel in maddening isolation, and other stuff, too.
Check out Dale’s essay about having Simon Vance perform the audiobook of his novel, The Fifth Ward: First Watch.
In this week’s episode, I interview Adrian Todd Zuniga, the host of Literary Death Match, about how to plot a novel, and how he plotted his novel, Collision Theory.
Check out my previous convo with Adrian back on Episode 190.
In this week’s episode, I talk with the Orlando legend, Patrick Greene, about the power of being an autodidact, the importance of curiosity outside of one’s area of expertise, and the struggles of trying to live the life of a writer.
To get some idea of Pat Greene’s influence, here’s a video featuring his 60th birthday celebration at the gallery earlier this year.