Many authors consider an advanced degree from time to time. Some even pull the trigger. What can an MFA do for you, and do you need it? We seek answers from four current grad students: former guests Anna Yeatts and Stephanie Vance, our excellent VP-mate Matt Hughes, and our very own George Galuschak. They offer insights into the genre fiction programs at Seton Hill University and Western Colorado State University. School’s in session!
It’s a new year with new anticipated releases. Chia, George and Chris share some of the upcoming media that make them salivate: Christopher Moore’s Noir, Cat Valente’s Space Opera, Elizabeth Bear’s Stone Mad, Justina Ireland’s Dead Nation, Alan Moore’s The Tempest Summer, A Ghost Story, Aquaman, The OA Season 2– and, of course, our very own Cath’s Star Wars: Porkins tie-in novel.
Do your stretches, people. Writer and yoga instructor Ransom Noble joins us for a look at exercise tailored toward our most sedentary of professions. What can you do to keep in shape while sitting at your desk all day? How do you cope in a work world where breaks are not encouraged? What are some strategies for staying active in terrible weather? Look no further than this episode.
Author quotes? Who said what, and do you agree with them? Chris, George and Chia indulge in a muddled, ill-defined quiz show to test their knowledge of writerly sound bites and ability to follow instructions. Spoiler: chaos ensues.
Happy holidays! A few weeks back we announced our self-imposed reading challenges for the end of the year. Well, now it’s time to pay the piper. Cath, George, Chia and Chris reveal their thoughts on the books selected: Double Whammy: A Davis Way Crime Caper, The Bourne Identity, Say Yes to the Marquess, Uprooted, Silver on the Road, The Dispossessed and The Ipcress File.
As we sail into our third year (!), we’d like to thank you, our loyal listeners. Strap in for even more fun next year!