Jeanine Walker takes on the role of host and talks with Steven Barker about his book “Now for the Disappointing Part.” Barker talks about the time he wrote an open letter to Jeff Bezos that went viral and his fear of death. The conversation ends with a short story read by both Barker and Jeanine with an appearance by Steve Mauer.
Hanna Brooks Olsen stops by to talk about politics, her podcast The Fifth Estate, and how she manages her public and private life on social media.
You can see us both read at Lit Crawl Seattle on October 27.
Elissa Washuta stops by to talk about writing on a bridge, speaking at a writer’s conference in New Zealand, and seeing her future-self on the bus. We also talk about an essay she wrote called “Queen of Swords” that you can read here.
Spekulation returns to the podcast with his new album Nine to Fives & Afterlives. We listen to a couple tracks and talk about Uncle Ike’s, the proposed Seattle police bunker, clown horns, and how the fear of failure motivates art.
Writer Anca Szilagyi stops by to talk about her recent Gar La Salle Storyteller Award. She reads two short pieces of fiction, talks about her time studying at McGill University, and the reading series she co-produces called The Furnace.
Read here Pushcart nominated short story “Cauliflower Tells You” here.
Jeanine Walker stops by to talk about her recent decision to leave her full time job, which she loves, to pursue art. She reads a couple poems and we talk about some of her creative projects; The Drop Shadows, Buddy and Buddy Productions, Mixed Bag, and The Cheap Series.
Outro: Devil Angel
Writer Bill Carty stops by and reads a few poems. We talk about his up coming reading at Lit Crawl Seattle, his work with City Arts Magazine, his revisions process, and teaching methods.
Writer Maggie MK Hess stops by to talk about her blog Dear Mr. Postman, her recent Salon essay about Tinder, and the art show she’s organizing called Love at First Swipe, which will be held at Fred Wildlife Refuge on September 17.