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Apr 28, 2022

Today we are joined by author LA Fields to discuss how she puts real people from history into her fictionalized books. From Oscar Wilde to Abe Lincoln and many more in between, Fields is an expert at mining the historical record for real examples of anecdotes that lend themselves to homoerotica and romance. So do you...

Apr 21, 2022

From Chaucer and Swift, to Kerouac and Rebecca Solnit - traveling stories both true and made up have a solid place in Western Literature and culture. Today we are joined by longtime friend of the pod Jennifer Smith as she regals us with not one but two family stories - one of which is about a vacation trip when she was...

Apr 14, 2022

We are joined this week by the hosts of Bright on Buddhism Nick Bright and friend of the pod Proven Paradox to discuss storytelling in the Eastern tradition. Stories shape culture, and vice versa. There is no clearer indicator of this reality than the look at the differences in the ways cultures engage with their...

Apr 7, 2022

Today Nurse Rosie talks with us about working in the medical profession and the profound effect death has on a person - whether you ascribe to the after life or not. I don't wanna give anything away, but this is a dark and special episode. It's full of hope and a great example of storytelling as catharsis.