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 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, surprising, sad, and tender collection.  In the process I get on my high horse about being confident in your creativity, we reference Roland Barthes several times, and we find out which of our guests would like to see what Stalin would think of Frank Sinatra.

You can (and really, really freakin’ should) buy the collection at a number of Pittsburgh’s fine independent bookstores as well as directly from Low Ghost Press through Amazon. Also, check out Low Ghost Press on Facebook for details about the December book launch event.

I’m not the only one who swears this time.