Ordinary Madness is a Seattle-based arts and entertainment podcast hosted by Steven Barker. Barker invites creative people over to his apartment to talk about their work and upcoming projects. Artists are encouraged to share their work while discussing their art.
Ordinary Madness first premiered in June of 2011 with novelist Ryan Boudinot and has since hosted musicians, comedians, poets, visual artists and filmmakers.
Episodes are unedited and posted irregularly.
Steven Barker is the co-founder of “Cheap Wine & Poetry” and “Cheap Beer & Prose.” His first book, NOW FOR THE DISAPPOINTING PART A Pseudo-Adult’s Decade of Short-Term Jobs, Long-Term Relationships, and Holding Out for Something Better was released by Skyhorse Publishing on November 1, 2016. You can order it HERE. He was a 2014-2015 Made at Hugo House fellow, and in 2009 he co-edited the chapbook Hill Poems: A Collection of Capitol Hill Poetry. He has contributed work to Salon, The Weeklings, Split Lip Magazine, The Capitol Hill Times, Movies About Gladiators, GeekWire, and Real Change.
Essay Under the Table with Fiona in Brevity’s Nonfiction Blog
Essay I Called Myself SandwichEnthusiast in The Monarch Review
Essay Life as a cog in the Amazon machine in Salon
Essay What Can Brown Do for Me? in The Weeklings
Essay American Temp in Split Lip Magazine
Reading In a Room with a Radio at Breadline
Now for the Disappointing Part reviews