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 […]

The Outrider Podcast Episode 25: Fred Ramey

December 29, 2014
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In today’s episode I talk with editor and publisher Fred Ramey about why I flaked out on him during my last visit to Colorado, the origins of Unbridled Books and his relationship with co-publisher Greg Michalson, as well as one possible fate of the publishing industry. Fred Ramey is co-publisher of Unbridled Books, and you […]

Shoptalk 5 w Laura Hawley

December 15, 2014
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In Shoptalk #5 Laura and I talk about: Dating, Dr. Seuss, going back to school . . . again, Station Eleven, my lazy spoiler alert, Neverhome, having no idea the narrator was a woman, dealing with traffic, Scott Phillips, Game of Thrones, um, um, um. . . Victor Hugo, American Horror Story, um, …..Arrow and […]

The Outrider Podcast Episode 24: Peyton Marshall

December 1, 2014
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In today’s episode, I talk with Peyton Marshall about the intuition of kids, getting the first book published, a certain rock band in her past, the aesthetic of workshops, and, of course, The Iowa Writers Workshop conspiracy (or lack thereof). Peyton is the author of the novel Goodhouse published by Farrar, Strauss, & Giroux. Her […]

The Outrider Podcast Episode 23: Taylor Mali

November 3, 2014
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Today’s guest is Taylor Mali. We talk about long held family businesses, the purpose of language, how one ends up in Kansas, poetry slams, and jumping at the chance to be a full time poet. Taylor is a four-time National Poetry Slam champion, the author of What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job […]

From the Vault Episode 17: Laird Hunt

October 20, 2014
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While I’m still on hiatus, I thought I’d ramble on a bit about the Amazon v. Hachette contract dispute and how it’s hurting the writers more than anything else. Coincidentally, one of my previous guests, Laird Hunt, is published by Little Brown, a Hachette imprint. So, I thought I’d reissue his episode to follow my […]

Shoptalk 3 w/Laura Hawley

October 6, 2014
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In this episode Laura and I talk about all sorts of stuff: bad weeks, writing habits, self-publishing, mindless entertainment, vampires, romance, and working with the disturbed (including writers). Below are some links to some of the books and writers we mentioned. Lantern Journal, with Gavin Pate’s collaboration with Derek Fenner. You Animal Machine – Eleni […]

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