Shoptalk #7 with Gavin Pate

April 13, 2015
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After some wrangling and fuzzy scheduling, it’s finally back on with a new guest. With episode 7 of Shoptalk I bring in Gavin Pate to chat with me about the day-to-day and year-to-year of being a writer in the world when you’re not famous or pushing a brand new book. This is the long haul […]

The Laboratory #1 with Stephen McClurg

April 6, 2015
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Trying something new in this episode. The Laboratory will appear on the first Monday of every month. In each episode, my co-host and I will discuss experimentation in literature (as well as many other things) and – this will be the laboratory part – we’ll assign ourselves a writing exercise each month. This month, it’s […]

The Outrider Podcast: Genre Wars with Jenn Zukowski

March 23, 2015
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Back in February, Kazuo Ishiguro made a comment in an NY Times article about him and his new novel, The Sleeping Giant, that made Ursula K. Le Guin upset enough to write an article defending the fantasy genre and reviewing Ishiguro’s book . . . unfavorably. I had read the Electric Literature article and shrugged. […]

The Outrider Podcast Episode 29 Lynn Sloan

March 9, 2015
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In this episode I talk with author Lynn Sloan about the ghettoization of writers, the assumption of quiet domesticity, the fact that old white men aren’t alone on top of the great mountain of literature, and her years as a photographer, including her time in New York working for a major magazine that made a […]

The Outrider Podcast Episode 28 Greg Michalson

February 23, 2015
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In this episode, I talk with Greg Michalson, editor and co-publisher of Unbridled Books about his partnership with Fred Ramey, Greg’s time at The Missouri Review, influences like William Peden and Thomas McAfee (a collection of work is coming out this spring), Booches bar, messing with Texas, and the difficult conflict between being an editor […]

The Outrider Podcast Episode 27: Bonnie ZoBell

February 9, 2015
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For this episode, I talk with Bonnie ZoBell about dogs and cats, growing up in southern California, tragic plane crashes, living in New York in the early 80’s, and the stamina it sometimes takes to be a writer when it seems no one wants to read your work. Bonnie’s short fiction has appeared in numerous […]

The Outrider Podcast Episode 26 Scott Phillips

January 26, 2015
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Today I talk with Scott Phillips about growing up in Kansas, working in Paris as the world’s worst translator, his experience as a screenwriter in Hollywood, the inspiration behind The Ice Harvest, and how strip clubs are the saddest places on earth – even if they do make good settings for crime novels. We also […]

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