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The podcast that watched Downton Abbey so you didn't have to is still going! Just like your favorite British period piece, but with more feelings and swears! Bask in the glory of Dame Maggie Smith as hilarious Anglophiles Kelly Anneken & Amy Schneider explore the class struggle, history, fashion, and the art of staring wistfully into the middle distance on Downton Abbey, The Crown, Mr. Selfridge, Peaky Blinders, every Titanic film ever made, Pride & Prejudice, and much more! See acast.com/pr ...
 
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“What would happen if you consider the specific, personal details you’re crafting in writing as a part of a whole pattern in the world?” I explore going from the intimate to the broad, the personal to the political, and how to reach out to the world with your writing with the help of six writers and editors. This episode is brought to you by the Wr…
 
“I think anything that’s written about well can be interesting.”—Shashi Bhat, EVENT This is a special replay episode—my very first podcast episode. I’m re-releasing this conversation with Shashi Bhat who was when we spoke and is still now Editor at EVENT magazine. This being the first episode, was very apropos for my personal writing life; EVENT wa…
 
“Trust that the reader came with you, trust that you did a good job and that you brought us there.” —Emily Wojcik This episode is a replay of a conversation I had in 2019 with Emily Wojcik, the managing editor of the Massachusetts Review. This was during the year of the publication’s sixtieth anniversary. The Massachusetts Review is a literary maga…
 
Death By Incarceration is a show about life behind bars. The USA is the only nation where a minor can be sentenced to die by incarceration before turning 18. A minor can’t vote, can’t serve in the military, can’t drink or smoke, but they CAN go to prison for the rest of their lives. Each week, hosts Luis "Suave" Gonzalez (Suave podcast/released lif…
 
“Poems, no matter what they are about or how they approach the world, have to need to happen.” —Rebecca Salazar, Plenitude This is a replay of a conversation I had with Rebecca Salazar of Plenitude back in 2018. One of the reasons I’m returning to this conversation is that in my membership community, called Writerly Love, we’re exploring appropriat…
 
“We both really like having, essentially, the guts to look at not just issues in their full complexity, but also not to try to gloss over the ugliness.” —Amy Mitchell, The /tƐmz/ Review Amy Mitchell and Aaron Schneider speak with host Rachel Thompson about the introspection they want to see in political writing, the care and knowledge required to w…
 
50th Episode! Rachel answers listener questions about publishing in lit mags. This special episode is all about you, the listeners. Rachel answers your questions, mostly about submitting and publishing in lit mags. Questions cover writing contests, the questions of whether to re-submit or not to re-submit, should you or should you not message edito…
 
“Don’t give up and recognize that the writing is a thing in and of itself as well. You need to be able to love doing the writing and just love being in this world that you create with your characters, over and above wanting your name on a book.” —Amanda Leduc The Festival of Literary Diversity aka the FOLD is coming up in May (May 1-15). If you’re …
 
“Nothing has to happen in the story. There doesn’t need to be explosions or big shocking twists. It’s just enough to have well-developed characters and a beautiful world.” —Terese Mason Pierre, Augur Terese Mason Pierre is co-Editor-in-Chief of Augur, a Canadian speculative literature journal, and has published work in Hobart, The Puritan, Quill an…
 
Katelyn Keating is the editor-in-chief of CRAFT and a freelance production manager for independent publishers. She is on staff at the Los Angeles Review of Books Publishing Workshop. Her essays appear in Tahoma Literary Review, Crab Orchard Review, Flyway, and elsewhere. Coming up is Rachel Thompson’s conversation with Katelyn Keating about the mec…
 
“I’m interested in asking different questions and in the vulnerability of language that allows for an honest attempt at expression and a way to investigate complex questions.” —Janice Lee This is a replay of my interview with Janice Lee from way back in 2017. Janice Lee is a Korean-American writer, editor, publisher, and Founder & Executive Editor …
 
“You’re kinda playing with fire when you delve into trauma writing. It’s possible to push yourself past your own limits and touch on things that are more tender than you thought.” —Josh Brandon of Black Warrior Review Host Rachel Thompson speaks with Josh Brandon, Editor of Black Warrior Review, about taking a break when writing is difficult and ab…
 
“Food in itself is its own language and it as a language, whether it’s a love language or a complicated language, can speak across barriers…even if our relationship with food is different, complicated, emotional, whatever it might be, it tends to evoke meaning, emotions, memory.” —Christine Wu Rachel Thompson speaks with editors Christine Wu and Mc…
 
“We like to read the odd, the off-kilter, and the just plain weird. We like things that are funny, things that are sad, and things that are both funny and sad at the same time. We especially love to read the experimental, the surreal, and the genre-bending.” Rachel Thompson speaks with three editors from the online journal Okay Donkey about weird p…
 
Popularly known as “The Cat Daddy,” Jackson Galaxy is the host and executive producer of Animal Planet's long running hit show “My Cat From Hell.” Jackson, an animal advocate and cat behavior and wellness expert, is also a two-time New York Times best-selling author with more than 25 years of experience working with cats and their guardians. He is …
 
Laurie began her career began in 1995 as an HR assistant for Leaf Candy Company, providing operations assistance and recruiting services for an hourly workforce in a manufacturing environment that was heavily unionized and staffed with immigrants from war-torn Bosnia. Since those glorious days, she’s worked at Monsanto, Alberto-Culver, Kemper Insur…
 
“I think that when a writer doesn’t have a good understanding of who they are and what their beliefs are…they are going to necessarily lack the conviction in their writing to go daring places, and ask daring questions.” —Alicia Elliott Alicia Elliott is a Tuscarora writer and the new Creative Non-Fiction editor at The Fiddlehead magazine. She is al…
 
Two people able to paint like one, especially for an extensive period of time is a rare thing indeed. For over a decade Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock have been presenting elaborate stories of earthly conditions through mischievous characters representative of both their individual and collective imagination. While often playful in appearance, the…
 
Jesse grew up in the Roxborough neighborhood of Philadelphia. Upon discovering HC punk, he fully immersed himself in the mid-/late-'80s scene. He founded Philly Zine and moved to a squat at 51st and Baltimore in West Philly. By the late '80s he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he sang for acclaimed (and often chaotic) bands such as Blatz,…
 
*gong noise* Kelly and Amy are back with a little holiday cheer as they recap Kenneth Branagh's A Midwinter's Tale (or In the Bleak Midwinter to our UK Cousins), a 1995 black-and-white love letter to Shakespeare, the power of live theatre and Joan Collins. They discuss their obsession with Bravo's Below Deck Mediterranean, people making horrible ch…
 
Amy Miller was one of Comedy Central’s “Up Next” comics for 2018, and was a breakout favorite in Season 9 of Last Comic Standing. Her Comedy Central Presents set has been viewed over 3 million times on Youtube and Facebook. She was also a featured comic on Viceland's Flophouse. On Last Comic Standing, Keenen Ivory Wayans said she had one of the “fi…
 
Terrie Samundra is a Director and Screenwriter whose debut feature KAALI KHUHI, a Netflix Original, was released internationally in October 2020. Samundra's short films ICE CREAM WALLAH, KUNJO and A SHORT TALE OF XUAN, have screened in film festivals internationally garnering accolades. She is a Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab alumna, a SFFILM…
 
In this episode, Ploi Pirapokin and Rachel Thompson start deep, jumping right into discussing estrangement for writers. Ploi shares about writing through immigration statuses and her Genius Visa. There is A LOT of laughter in this episode. (Rachel edited the big bursts of them, so they don’t blast your eardrums.) You will find Ploi’s joy as infecti…
 
Jane Kim served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, representing a diverse district in San Francisco, including the lowest-income residents and the wealthiest zip code in the City. Further, she represented a district absorbing close to 80% of all residential and commercial development in San Francisco. She is a member and top voter getter fo…
 
Owning a bar during COVID: This week we talk past and present punk with Golden Bull Owners Mark Lynn, Jason Beebout, and Bill Schneider. Mark Lynn moved to Oakland in 1994. In addition to co-owning The Golden Bull, he also co-owns Bay Functional Fitness, a health, fitness, and wellness company. Bands: Dead Sound (with Bill), Dear County, and Arrica…
 
The biggest epiphany I had about my writing in the last year is that there is nothing special about my story. This sounds like a terrible epiphany, I realize! But it was so liberating. This episode covers how the impact of our writing comes from the meaning we make of events, feelings, situations—not the “specialness” of our stories. Go to the epis…
 
When Black Athletes drummer Rob Haight took him to see Black Flag at The Farm in 1984, Chuck knew he had found a home in the punk scene. In 1986 he started Poultry Magic with Benicia High pals Paul Curran, Cliff Helmholtz and Skot Pelkey, and lived the East Bay punk dream of playing Gilman for the first time in 1987. Through the 1980s and 1990s he …
 
In this episode, I have the pleasure to talk to Rowan McCandless about finding your writing community. Rowan is someone who is a part of my writing community and it’s the better for it. She is someone deeply committed to the craft of writing and who lifts up other writers. Go to the episode transcript. Rowan and I talk about her experience finding …
 
Christian Picciolini is an award-winning television producer, a public speaker, author, peace advocate, and a former violent extremist. After leaving the hate movement he helped create during his youth in the 1980s and 90s, he began the painstaking process of making amends and rebuilding his life. Christian went on to earn a degree in international…
 
That is it folks, Thanks for tuning in! We brought the family back together for this one. FOLLOW SLURMCAST ONLINE! www.facebook.com/slurmcast Twitter: @slurmcastpod Instagram: @slurmcastpod Call or Text us 1-216-438-1077 (message and data rates may apply) http://www.slurmcast.com slurmcastpod@gmail.com produced and edited by HateCat Inc ©2020 HateC…
 
In this first solo episode after the Write, Publish, and Shine podcast reboot, I talk about the five things editors want in your writing submissions to journals. This is all based on my experience reading submissions, publishing work in a lit mag, and talking to dozens of editors from other literary journals who do the same. If you’d like to find a…
 
Nice final story for good ol' Zoidberg. With show best friend Dan Miller! FOLLOW SLURMCAST ONLINE! www.facebook.com/slurmcast Twitter: @slurmcastpod Instagram: @slurmcastpod Call or Text us 1-216-438-1077 (message and data rates may apply) http://www.slurmcast.com slurmcastpod@gmail.com produced and edited by HateCat Inc ©2020 HateCat Inc…
 
Anna Merlan is a New Mexico-born, Los Angeles-based journalist, specializing in subcultures, alternative communities, conspiracy theories, crime, belief, death, sexual violence and women’s lives. She is currently a reporter on the Features desk at VICE. She was previously a reporter at the Special Projects Desk, an investigative division within Giz…
 
Maggie Freleng is the host and producer of “Unjust & Unsolved” a popular new podcast about wrongful convictions. Formerly a Producer-at-Large for NPR’s Latino USA, she is an Adjunct Professor at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. She was an NPR Next Generation Radio fellow, mentor and 2019 Ford Foundation “50 Women Can Change …
 
Big announcement! And before we get to it, I want to thank you for continuing to listen in this almost year since I released new podcast episodes. I feel you out there; I see the numbers, too, so I know you’re there listening and waiting for new episodes. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your patience. Transcript Hello lovely listeners and lumin…
 
Holy Cow! only 3 more after you listen to this one, what are you going to do!? FOLLOW SLURMCAST ONLINE! www.facebook.com/slurmcast Twitter: @slurmcastpod Instagram: @slurmcastpod Call or Text us 1-216-438-1077 (message and data rates may apply) http://www.slurmcast.com slurmcastpod@gmail.com produced and edited by HateCat Inc ©2020 HateCat Inc…
 
Adam Myatt a.k.a. The Cat Man of West Oakland is not your normal crazy cat lady. After taking photos of West Oakland’s feral cat population for about a year, he found a litter of kittens that would change his life… The kittens would lead him to Ann Dunn, the founder of non-profit organization Cat Town. That meeting led Adam, Ann, and everyone in th…
 
Megan has been working as a professional illustrator since 2006. In addition to creating beautiful watercolor pet portraits and traveling the craft fair circuit - Megan designs graphics, illustrations, and textiles for a variety of clients including Chronicle Books, Maximum Fun, Meowbox, and Tea Collection. When she isn't painting cats, she enjoys …
 
Only 5 episodes left!, this one has Zachariah Durr! FOLLOW SLURMCAST ONLINE! www.facebook.com/slurmcast Twitter: @slurmcastpod Instagram: @slurmcastpod Call or Text us 1-216-438-1077 (message and data rates may apply) http://www.slurmcast.com slurmcastpod@gmail.com produced and edited by HateCat Inc ©2020 HateCat Inc…
 
Joseph A. Gervasi's youthful punk projects included The Cabbage Collective,NO LONGER A FANzine, Philly Zine, and The Orgasmic Toilet Band. Non-punk later projects include Exhumed Films (www.ExhumedFilms.com) and his business, Diabolik DVD (www.DiabolikDVD.com). Joseph co-conceived The Valerie Project with Greg Weeks. It was a live musical accompani…
 
This week we have a great conversation with Hannah Shaw. Hannah is a kitten rescuer, humane educator, and New York Times bestselling author who has dedicated her life to finding innovative ways to protect animals. Her project, Kitten Lady, strives to create global change in the way we perceive and treat the tiniest and most vulnerable felines. http…
 
Love him, or hate him, it's Louis Burns! FOLLOW SLURMCAST ONLINE! www.facebook.com/slurmcast Twitter: @slurmcastpod Instagram: @slurmcastpod Call or Text us 1-216-438-1077 (message and data rates may apply) http://www.slurmcast.com slurmcastpod@gmail.com produced and edited by HateCat Inc ©2020 HateCat Inc…
 
With Special Guest Amy Miller FOLLOW SLURMCAST ONLINE! www.facebook.com/slurmcast Twitter: @slurmcastpod Instagram: @slurmcastpod Call or Text us 1-216-438-1077 (message and data rates may apply) http://www.slurmcast.com slurmcastpod@gmail.com produced and edited by HateCat Inc ©2020 HateCat Inc
 
This week we sit down with Dan O'Mahony. Dan is a musician, writer, and political activist from Orange County, California. He is currently the singer for Shiners Club, and the Host of Dan O Says so, a video interview show featuring guests from the punk community. (which Kevin highly recommends) Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxpct260T9e11W…
 
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