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How Story Works is a podcast for everyone who loves stories. If you’re a writer, understanding how story works will help you craft better stories. If you’re a lover of stories, the podcast will give you added insight into your favorite tales, and extend the toolset you use to better understand the stories you love. Join NYT bestselling author and story expert Lani Diane Rich as she demystifies stories and storytelling, allowing you to better write and appreciate the stories you love.
 
We're a podcast for anyone who writes. Every week we talk to writers about their writing journeys and techniques, from early career debuts to self-publishers and narrative designers. We've featured Margaret Atwood, Jackie Kay, Sara Collins, Antti Tuomainen, Val McDermid, Sarah Perry, Elif Shafak and many more!Brought to you by the National Centre for Writing at Dragon Hall in Norwich.
 
On this season of Behind The Scenes, you’ll learn all about what it takes to bring your favorite animated shows to life. How do we put a modern twist on old cartoon favorites? How does writing for animation stretch our imagination? How do voice actors bring your favorite characters to life? Host Brandon Jenkins (Mogul, There’s Something About Dolemite) talks to the showrunners, writers, voice actors and other creators behind Big Mouth, Disenchantment, Voltron, Castlevania, and She-Ra about t ...
 
Hosted by Ben Domenech, this is a daily podcast featuring engaging and in-depth conversations with journalists, scholars, authors, politicians, and thinkers of all stripes. Along with guest hosts Mollie Hemingway, Christopher Bedford, and Emily Jashinsky, Domenech delivers smart and compelling dialogues on politics, culture, religion, and the news of the day. Support the show by subscribing, rating, and writing a review!
 
Harper’s Magazine, the oldest general-interest monthly in America, explores the issues that drive our national conversation, through long-form narrative journalism and essays, and such celebrated features as the iconic Harper’s Index. With its emphasis on fine writing and original thought Harper’s provides readers with a unique perspective on politics, society, the environment, and culture. The essays, fiction, and reporting in the magazine’s pages come from promising new voices, as well as ...
 
McGillicuddy and Murder’s Pawn Shop is set in 1921. Maude, the main character and narrator, gets a diary and begins to write in it. The only problem is, her life is boring. She types all day until her fingers are sore, and then comes home, sleeps, and does it all over again. She wishes her life was an adventure. And it isn’t. That is, until one day, when she discovers an unusual pawn shop. She finds a tiny fragment of china—with nothing on it but a bright blue eye. Maude takes the china eye ...
 
Lane DeGregory, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter at the Tampa Bay Times, is a masterful storyteller. Each episode of WriteLane is a discussion of craft, using prime examples of narrative journalism. DeGregory joined the Times in 2000 after working for two papers in Virginia. She has won dozens of national awards, including twice winning Scripps Howard’s Ernie Pyle Award for human interest writing, eight National Headliner Awards and eight awards from the American Society of Newspaper Editor ...
 
#KadhaiPodcast by Kavitha Jeeva presents you "PONNIYIN SELVAN" - a historical classic Tamil novel, written by Kalki Krishnamurthy. This podcast is NOT an Audio Book. Kavitha narrates this epic story in simple and easy to understand Tamil. You are aware that many celebrities made attempts to make this novel as a Movie, but yet to succeed.... Get charged to listen to the story of "Vanthiya Thevan" and "RajaRajaChozhan"....in an interesting narrative style.
 
Have you ever wondered how the user interface (UI) design was created for a game, website, or app you love? What about the time you were using a website or app and thought, "this could be a better experience, but I wouldn't even know where to start"? UI Narrative shares the stories of people of color interface designers and researchers and their contributions towards creating user-centered experiences. We also discuss Tolu Ajayi's experience as a Senior Product Designer and how she continues ...
 
Brendan O'Meara is an author and journalist. The Creative Nonfiction Podcast is a weekly podcast that showcases leaders in narrative journalism, essay, memoir, documentary film, and radio. Brendan teases out the origins, habits, routines, and tactics these masters—Pulitzer Prize winners, New York Times bestsellers—use so that listeners can apply those tools to their own work.
 
History in Five Songs with Martin Popoff is the show that aims to make grand and often oddball hard rock and heavy metal points through a narrative built upon the tiny idea of a quintet of songs. Buttressed with illustrative clips, Martin argues quickly and succinctly why these songs - and the specific sections of these tracks - support his mad professor premise, from the wobbly invention of an “American” heavy metal, to the influence of Led Zeppelin in hair metal or to more succinct topics ...
 
Podlovers Asia is made to cover the Asian podcasting scene! The episodes range in format, from narrative to interview, and from informative to entertaining! Guests can range from podcasters of various genres to media companies, reporters, you name it. All this to paint a picture of how the industry is booming here! If you're interested in this space, whether you're a budding podcaster, a brand, or an avid listener, you've come to the right place!
 
Mental Health is attainable for anyone--especially those labeled with mental illness. Join artist, memoir writer, and bipolar psychiatric survivor, Jen Gaita Siciliano each Wednesday at 6pm, as she challenges our world's current limited understanding of mental illness in interviews with artists, healers, educators and shamans, who offer fresh perspectives on mental health and creativity. Episodes also include Jen's personal writing on living as a bipolar creative, as well as news commentary ...
 
Your favorite, award-winning general trivia podcast with a healthy dose of internet and media things. Deemed, "a happy yet intellectual space", Things I Got Wrong at Trivia prides itself on creative question writing that isn’t just predicated on dates and obscure facts, but topics that are accessible to all. Clever literary clues and an unfolding narrative in many questions help bring listeners along for the ride. Unique rounds and topics such as “Silly-nonyms”, “Disney: ‘After Dark’”, “Medi ...
 
Our world runs on fear. The loudest voices tell you to be afraid of anyone who’s different. But there’s another way. And it starts with each of us. Love Anyway is an immersive storytelling podcast pushing beyond the simple narrative of “us vs them.” Join us as we explore how ordinary people in places like Iraq, Syria, the US, and on the frontlines of conflict where you live are making the extraordinary choice to love in the face of fear. Love Anyway is produced by Preemptive Love.
 
Ever been curious about the real or fictional worlds and how we define them? Here’s your chance to find out. Here Be Tygers follows artists, writers, entrepreneurs, scientists—folks who ‘take life by the tale‘—and asks them “why?” Hosted by professional writer, strategist and storytelling guide, Jarod Cerf. With conversations on: how to reach your market, audience or tribe; connect what you make with what they want out of life; and the trust, impact or legacy *that* provides.
 
Works In Process, the podcast that asks the hows and whys behind the creative work. Creativity is oversaturated with the final results. Whether it be a painting, some piece of writing, and that elegant piece in your portfolio. We see can find completed and beautified work across the web, but what steps did it actually take to get there? Talk a ride with me, Designer and Educator George Garrastegui, as I learn from my guests that there’s no one way to being a creative, but endless possibiliti ...
 
Serialised reading of published autobiography. The program brings you the best of current and classic personal narrative including memoir, travel writing, diaries and letters. Here you'll find fine writing that will keep you enthralled and deeply involved in some remarkable lives.
 
New Writing North is a development agency for creative writing and creative reading based in the north east of England. We specialise in the development of talent and act as a dynamic broker between writers, agents and producers across the creative industries. As a promoter of new writing we work to engage people with creative reading, with live literary experiences and with new plays, films and digital work. Our commitment to raising the aspirations and developing the creativity of young pe ...
 
A games and literature podcast all about stories, from London-based indie developers Weather Factory. Forgotten myths, fantastic sources, gothic tropes and ghoulish tales. All with a list of the games / texts we talk about at the bottom of the episode summary, so you can go away and play/read to your black heart's content.
 
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Happy New Year! We begin 2021 with a conversation with Desmond Elliott Prize shortlisted Abi Daré, whose debut The Girl With The Louding Voice caught everyone's attention last year. Abi talks about her approach to world building and how she used the narrative voice in the book to explore its setting. Asking the questions is novelist Sarah Bower. Ho…
 
Learn all about the wild world of Simpson creator Matt Groenig’s Disenchantment. We hear from comedy legends Abbi Jacobson, Eric Andre, and Nat Faxon who voice Dreamland’s quirky characters. The trio gives us a sneak peek into the wacky antics and chaotic offscreen dynamic that bring their animated characters to life. It’s a wild ride complete with…
 
Your Hosts: Dan, Erin, Howard, and Brandon Erin Roberts joins us for our third installment in Brandon’s business-of-writing series. In this episode we’re covering pitfalls and common problems—including some predatory practices—for you to be on the lookout for while you develop your career as a writer. Credits: This episode was recorded my Marshall …
 
On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Jaron Pensinger, a 21-year-old student at Georgetown University, joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss his time at President Donald Trump's D.C. rally on Jan. 6 and how his role as a peaceful protester concerned about election integrity was misconstrued by his peers and the press. Join the con…
 
GUESTS Jeremy Courtney is the founder and CEO of Preemptive Love. He has lived and worked on the frontlines of conflict for over a decade, serving families who’ve been terrorized by violence, poverty, and disease. He’s the author of the book Love Anyway: An Invitation Beyond a World That’s Scary as Hell. Jeremy lives in Iraq with his wife Jessica a…
 
In this interview, I talk with Dora Zhang, associate professor of English and comparative literature at the University of California, Berkeley, about her book Strange Likeness: Description in the Modernist Novel, published by the University of Chicago Press in 2020. While description has been “near universally devalued” in literary thinking, and pa…
 
Teaching in Times of Crisis: Applying Comparative Literature in the Classroom (Routledge, 2021) explores how comparative methods, which are instrumental in reading and teaching works of literature from around the world, also provide us with tools to dissect and engage the moments of crises that permeate our contemporary political realities. The boo…
 
Podcasters and writers V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell come by CNF Pod HQ to talk about their writing nonfiction, writing novels, and producing their wonderful podcast Fiction/Non/Fiction. It is part of the Lithub Radio Network. Follow the show @CNFPod and if you dig this CNFin' enterprise, consider the killer options at Patreon page, patre…
 
Audiences have certain expectations about pacing and narrative structure. This week, we're taking the opportunity to talk about "beats" in your story and how masterfully HIMYM treats their first season as one long cohesive story. We've got a beat sheet on our website to help you diagnose pacing in your own story or even to use as a plotting and pla…
 
On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Federalist Senior Editor Chris Bedford and Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky discuss the Senate's upcoming impeachment trial and what it means for the future of the GOP. Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/federalist-radio-hour/a-second-impeachment-ensure…
 
Mike Pence is a pedophile who has been replaced by a clone. But Mike Pence also had the power to reject Electoral College votes and overturn the 2020 presidential election results. In April 2020, the U.S. military liberated 35,000 sexually abused children from hidden tunnels beneath Central Park. There’s a video of Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton r…
 
Thank you for listening! To experience more adventure and support the show: www.minervasweeneywren.com Follow @megmccauleyink on Instagram and Twitter Give a dollar and become magic: patreon.com/sweeneywren Visit the store: https://www.threadless.com/shop/@McGillicuddyandMurdersPawnShop Intro music by Darren Curtis: www.darrencurtismusic.com…
 
“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 …
 
On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Helen Andrews, senior editor at The American Conservative, joins Executive Editor Joy Pullmann to discuss her book "Boomers: The Men and Women Who Promised Freedom and Delivered Disaster" and how millennials can approach understanding their predecessors' decisions and lifestyles. Join the conversation a…
 
Escalator needs your help! Our talent development scheme has helped 10 writers every year since 2004 but austerity and funding challenges means we can only fund 6 places in 2021. If you'd like to donate to help us help more writers, visit https://nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk/escalator-donations-2020/ On the podcast is previous Escalator particip…
 
Ever think training montages are boring? We chat about how to show your character training (both in magic or in fighting or in...schoolwork? Anything) without it feeling boring. Or like a sports movie. Check out the first chapter we critique with all our notes here If you'd like first chapter critique, visit our website to see upcoming guests and o…
 
Mateo Askaripour's debut novel, Black Buck, is out now. He and Courtney talk about the intimacy of first-person POV, managing plausibility, and what we learn from the novels we don’t sell. (NOTE: There are some Black Buck plot spoilers between 40:30-45:15.) In the bonus segment, Mateo discusses point of telling and addressing the reader in your wor…
 
In episode 81 Martin talks about Novelty Singles: 'Not My Style' in these five songs: 1. Kiss – “Hard Luck Woman” 2. The Osmonds – “Crazy Horses” 3. Rolling Stones – “Miss You” 4. Led Zeppelin - “Dy’er Maker” 5. Yes – “Owner of a Lonely Heart” To connect or learn more about Martin head over to: www.martinpopoff.com This show is part of Pantheon Pod…
 
On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, former MMA fighter and "The Mandalorian" star Gina Carano joins host Ben Domenech to discuss her role in the Star Wars series and explain how she approaches ideological diversity and wokeness in Hollywood. Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/federalist…
 
Episode 052 / Do you want to have a long writing career? Prolific historical romance author Jess Michaels is here with tips to help you set yourself up for a long and productive career. We also talk with Jess about her transition from traditional publishing to indie publishing, how she learned that an 8-month sabbatical was not a good thing for an …
 
Andrea Pitzer is the author of Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World. The book was published by Scribner, and went on sale on January 12.Icebound is a gripping piece of narrative journalism focused on European arctic explorers in the 16th century. At the center is William Barents, one of the greatest navigators of the time who's obsessive …
 
Our guest, Jen White-Johnson a Designer, Photographer, Art Activist, and Art Educator. She teaches as an Assistant Professor of Visual Communication at Bowie State University (HBCU) where her work focuses on the intersection of content and caregiving with an emphasis on redesigning ableist visual culture. When her son was diagnosed as Autistic at a…
 
Episode 34 Show Notes: How the hell do you land a Product (UI/UX) Design job during a pandemic? Are you looking for a job, or plan to soon? This episode is for you. We are in the middle of a pandemic, so you must be wondering how I will get a job when the economy is down. Here's the real truth: companies are still hiring, and some companies laid pe…
 
Sailor Song: The Shanties and Ballads of the High Seas (University of Washington Press, 2020) by performer and scholar Gerry Smyth includes lyrics and commentary for dozens of sea shanties, as well as a brief history of the genre. The world that emerges in these 19th century sailor songs is surprisingly multi-cultural; in a sense, sea shanties were…
 
On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Federalist Political Editor John Daniel Davidson joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to explain how the decline of American institutions will result in the United States looking more like Mexico. Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/federalist-radio-ho…
 
On this episode, we bring back our friend, Judge JP, from The Geek Bracket podcast as he gears up for the new season of his year-long trivia game! We talk a bit about New Year's resolutions and how rad and lit reading is! And we have another wonderful Guest Submitted round from our friend Ann at https://escarmchair.blogspot.co.uk/ If you want to jo…
 
Happy New Year one and all! To celebrate yet another new beginning, we've brought back old guests Greg (Creative Director of Supergiant Games, and writer of Bastion, Transistor, Pyre, and Hades) and Kate (Narrative designer on Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire, all of its DLC, the Outer Worlds, and was a narrative co-lead on The Outer Worlds: Peril o…
 
Your Hosts: Dan, Mary Robinette, Howard, and Brandon It sounds like a mean thing to say, but it’s not a wrong thing to say. A publisher is a corporation, and a corporation doesn’t have friends. It has contractual relationships. We can make friends with people who work for publishers, but those are not the same … Continue reading 16.02: Publishers A…
 
On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Indiana's outgoing Attorney General Curtis Hill joins Executive Editor Joy Pullmann to discuss the effect of state governors who ignored perpetual lockdowns and unconstitutional mask mandates during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sponsored by Freshly Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: ht…
 
Say What Your Longing Heart Desires: Women, Prayer & Poetry in Iran (Stanford University Press, 2020) by Niloofar Haeri is a stunning and absorbing ethnography of the lived ritual experiences of contemporary Iranian women. The place of Persian poetry, especially in the tradition of erfan or mysticism, is central to many features of Iranian life, be…
 
Jemma Deer’s Radical Animism: Reading for the End of the World (Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2020) invites the reader to take a moment and to ponder on the way of reading. In her book, the author challenges the narcissistic position of the human being: a status that has been established for some time and which has already been challenged before but d…
 
Olena Palko’s Making Ukraine Soviet: Literature and Cultural Politics under Lenin and Stalin (Bloomsbury Academic Press 2020) offers an intriguing investigation that zeroes in on the intersection of history and literature, politics and literature. The main focus of the book is comprised of two iconic figures in the history of Ukrainian literature: …
 
Although nearly every other television form or genre has undergone a massive critical and popular reassessment or resurgence in the past twenty years, the game show’s reputation has remained both remarkably stagnant and remarkably low. Scholarship on game shows concerns itself primarily with the history and aesthetics of the form, and few works ass…
 
"Writing a book could potentially be very tedious, but I'm writing to make myself laugh or cry. If I'm not crying or laughing, I'm like, so bored," says Michael Leviton (@michaelleviton). He's the author of the memoir To Be Honest. It is published by Abrams Press. Keep the conversation going on social media @CNFPod and consider being a member of th…
 
On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Host Ben Domenech and Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky outline what drove thousands of people to Washington, D.C., to rally for President Donald Trump and how their frustrations turned into mob riot. Sponsored by Freshly Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podca…
 
The classic Chinese novel The Water Margin (Shuihu zhuan) tells the story of a band of outlaws in twelfth-century China and their insurrection against the corrupt imperial court. Imported into Japan in the early seventeenth century, it became a ubiquitous source of inspiration for translations, adaptations, parodies, and illustrated woodblock print…
 
Welcome to The Academic Life. You are smart and capable, but you aren’t an island, and neither are we. So we reached across our mentor network to bring you podcasts on everything from how to finish that project, to how to care for your beautiful mind. Wish we’d bring in an expert about something? Email us at dr.danamalone@gmail.com or cgessler@gmai…
 
On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky and Western Correspondent Tristan Justice discuss how the mob that rushed and eventually breached the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday afternoon will affect the state of our nation moving forward. Sponsored by Freshly Join the conversation and comment on this podcast epi…
 
In Episode 7 of Not As Crazy As You Think Podcast: "Exploring the Dream Realm with Warren Falcon: Jung, the Unconscious and the Breakthrough," Jungian-oriented counselor and dream expert, Warren Falcon, illuminates a deeper mental reality through his knowledge and insight on the collective unconscious and the immaterial world of dreams. Listen on A…
 
In episode 80 Martin talks about 'Five Females - A Wyrd Congruence' in these five songs: 1. The Search Party – “When He Calls” 2. Trader Horne – “Growing Man” 3. The Ghost – “Hearts and Flowers” 4. Grootna – “Waitin’ for My Ship” 5. These Trails - “Hello Lou” To connect or learn more about Martin head over to: www.martinpopoff.com This show is part…
 
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