Episode 59: Bah Humbug

Celebrating the holidays We’re All Gonna Die style, Jason Baldinger and Stephanie Brea stop by to talk about the Bah Humbug Reading that’s happening Sunday night (Dec, 17, 2017) at 8 at the Brillobox.  Jason is no stranger to the pod, and you’ll all get to know Stephanie better around Valentine’s Day.

In our conversation we discuss the unique pressures of living and working during the holidays.  We also speak of the merits of books that end in the word “head” and why burning is worse than drowning.  We also preview works that will be on stage Sunday night (yes folks, your faithful host will be reading too).  We hope to see you at Bah Humbug, the $5 suggested donation benefits the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank at a crucial moment during the holiday season.

Swearing as usual.

Episode 58: Deathrock Jubilee

For this episode goth DJ, record label founder, and accountant Erica Moulinier stops by to talk death, rock, deathrock, accounting, and the importance of creating an infrastructure for the things you love. Along the way, we talk punk culture, the philosophy of Ernst Cassirer, being addicted to the joy of discovery, and fond memories of […]

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Episode 57: Nasty Women and Bad Hombres

For this episode, editors Deena November and Nina Padolf stop by to discuss their new anthology of poetry entitled Nasty Women and Bad Hombres.  During the course of our conversation we discuss what it means to have community at this moment in history and why it is important for poetry and the arts to confront […]

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Episode 56: Love Poems, Nothing but Love Poems

We have four guests this time out to talk about a great new anthology of poems entitled Unconditional Surrender from Low Ghost Press.  We have editors Kristofer Collins and Scott Silsbe, as well as contributors Stephanie Brea and Richard Gegick. Stephanie and Richard read their contributions.  Kristofer and Scott discuss the construction of this beautiful, […]

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Episode 55: You Can’t Go to Heaven Until You Spend Some Time in Hell

Friend of the podcast Bill Toms stops by to discuss his excellent new album Good for My Soul.  In the process of me exploring my geek love for his music, we explore Bill’s musical influences, the difference between love and infatuation, and Bill surprises me with a literary connection that I should have seen all […]

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Episode 54: This is Work

“This is Work” is the title of the first poem in Kristofer Collins’ excellent new book Salsa Night at Hilo Town Tavern from Hyacinth Girl Press.  Joining Kristofer and I is Hyacinth Girl Press head Margaret Bashaar.  During this podcast we discuss the book, editorial control, and Roland Barthes’ notion of the death of the […]

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Episode 53: The Almost Sound of Snow Falling

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Robert Walicki is a fantastic poet, who also happens to be a plumber.  In this podcast we discuss what it means to be a working class poet, Robert reads a few poems, and we discuss poetry in this era of US history.  Also, we get deep into his creative process for anyone who wants to […]

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Episode 52: Intrusions/Poems

Sage Advice

Jameson Bayles has lived in Pittsburgh for less than 24 hours, and I thank him for taking time to join us on the podcast during his first Pittsburgh day.  During our talk, he reads some of his poems, we talk about the connection between poetry and place in these troubled times, intimacy in the age […]

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Episode 51: Pigment on a Surface

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Gene Marsh is an artist, educator, and all around nice guy. Unfortunately, Gene had a slight set back with his creative endeavors due to a fire at his studio.  In this podcast we discuss the importance of art and the creative process through looking at his own work.  Along the way we discuss “the hell […]

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Episode 50: Fumbles Revelations

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Four time guest Jason Baldinger is here to promote his new book Fumbles Revelations on Grackle and Crow Press which is affiliated with the Lilliput Review.  Jason is also the co-coordinator of The Bridge Series, a monthly reading series at The Brillobox at 4104 Penn Ave. in Pittsburgh that brings together people from the literary […]

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