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There’s a reason the History Channel has produced hundreds of documentaries about Hitler but only a few about Dwight D. Eisenhower. Bad guys (and gals) are eternally fascinating. Behind the Bastards dives in past the Cliffs Notes of the worst humans in history and exposes the bizarre realities of their lives. Listeners will learn about the young adult novels that helped Hitler form his monstrous ideology, the founder of Blackwater’s insane quest to build his own Air Force, the bizarre lives ...
 
Novelist Spotlight is a gathering place for people interested in reading and writing great fiction and literature. This is where you will hear from the authors who write the novels and learn of their motivations, writing process, characters, struggles and successes. Novelist Spotlight is hosted by Mike Consol, a lifelong journalist and author of four novels.
 
In each episode we ask a leading historian, novelist or public figure the tantalising question, ”If you could travel back through time, which year would you visit?” Once they have made their choice, then they guide us through that year in three telling scenes. We have visited Pompeii in 79AD, Jerusalem in 1187, the Tower of London in 1483, Colonial America in 1776, 10 Downing Street in 1940 and the Moon in 1969. Chosen as one of the Evening Standard’s Best History Podcasts of 2020. Presented ...
 
From Chipperish Media comes Endless, a podcast about the D.C. Universe character the Sandman as he was envisioned by Neil Gaiman for the comics and the Netflix TV show. Story expert and NYT bestselling novelist Lani Diane Rich and Alisa Kwitney, former DC/Vertigo editor and critically acclaimed author, will bring their experience and expertise to this fun podcast about dreams... and the dreamless.
 
Sit down with author and podcaster Steven Johnson to hear from leading thinkers and creators from around the world. The TED Interview is a space for guests to further delve into their groundbreaking work, give us a peek into how they discover and explore fascinating ideas, and, in some cases, even defend their thinking. This season, we’re looking at the future of intelligence. Ponder how we can train ourselves to see into the future with Jane McGonigal, find the humanities in science with Ch ...
 
Welcome to NOVEL MARATHON, a 26-episode podcast aimed at helping you write the first draft of an 80,000 word novel in about a year. We’re reading THE ONE YEAR NOVELIST by L. M. Lilly, STORY GENIUS by Lisa Cron and THIS YEAR YOU WRITE YOUR NOVEL by Walter Mosley. To join, simply listen, do the readings and complete the exercises in the assigned chapters listed in the show notes. You can expect a new episode about every two weeks. I hope you’ll join us. Good luck with your novel-in-progress!
 
Listen to Confessions of a Debut Novelist, hosted by author Chloe Timms, to hear from new and up-and-coming writers about their debut novel. We talk writing journeys, tips and advice and what it's like to be new to the world of publishing. Each episode features a writer about to have their debut novel published, covering adult, YA and children's in a range of genres. We'll hear about rejections and setbacks, how writers signed with their agent and whether their book deal was with an indie pu ...
 
What does it take to launch, grow and sustain a successful career as a writer? Listen in each week as Matt & Parul, two friends and founders of the London Writers' Salon, sit down with a writer they admire – from best-selling novelists to popular bloggers, award-winning playwrights, journalists, poets, and more – to explore the mindset, practical tools, craft secrets and creative practices they use to write well, publish often, and build successful and sustainable writing careers.
 
New York Times best-selling novelist Scott Sigler gives away all of his stories as free, serialized audiobooks. Described as "Stephen King meets Michael Crichton meets Chuck Palahniuk," Scott's stories of hard-science horror will have you tapping a vein as you Jones for next week's fix. Subscribe to hear major-release hardcover novels read by the author, as well as short fiction and the "FridayFix," a random piece of weekly nonsense. For more info on the author, visit http://www.scottsigler.com
 
The original true crime review podcast that looks at other podcasts, TV, and pop culture. True crime authors and real-life couple Rebecca Lavoie and Kevin Flynn hold a pop-culture round table with noir novelist Toby Ball and journalist-turned-investigator Lara Bricker. The panel chats about other podcasts (including 'Serial') as well as journalism, storytelling, TV shows and films, and the special segment, 'Crime of the Week.'Show website: crimewriterson.com. Follow the show on Twitter @crim ...
 
What makes people tick? What are the stories they carry with them? In a world of shouting heads, veteran journalist, radio commentator and novelist Sandip Roy sits down to have real conversations about the fascinating world around us and the people who shape it. Catch these engaging interviews every other Sunday
 
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Reckless Creatives

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Reckless Creatives

Jeanne Veillette Bowerman & Sadie Dean

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A Pipeline Artists original podcast about nothing and everything. Hosts Sadie Dean and Jeanne Veillette Bowerman share the truth, and nothing but the truth, about the challenges and benefits of living life as artists, striving for freedom to create in any medium, even ones you never thought of before. It's honest—no sugarcoating or selling hope. We tell it like it is, while always finding ways to make lemonade out of lemons. Think of us as Michael Bay, but with action items that don’t explode.
 
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Shat on Entertainment

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Roger Roeper & Dick Ebert & Gene Lyons host a weekly podcast covering Westworld the hit science fiction thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy for HBO, based on the 1973 film of the same name, which was written and directed by American novelist Michael Crichton. Nolan serves as executive producer along with Joy, J. J. Abrams and Bryan Burk with Nolan directing the pilot. The series premiered October 2, 2016. Described as "a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial ...
 
I am making a new podcast everyday as a heart-felt personal journal to capture #MyImperfectLife. In it, I will focus on my day-to-day journey as an entrepreneur, novelist and as a young man - as I go through the ups and the downs in my life for a whole year. I promise to be real, I promise to say it like it is, and I promise to be myself, always - uncut. *FYI* I will likely use profanity, more often than not. You have been warned. My name is Yahaya Baruwa, I am a Nigerian-Canadian bestsellin ...
 
Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries. Subscribe to Fresh Air Plus! You'll be supporting the unique show you can't get enough of - and you can listen sponsor-free. Learn more at plus.npr.org/freshair
 
True crimes, dark histories, unsolved mysteries, eccentric personalities and strange happenings: Forgotten Australia is history as you've never heard it before. Each episode brings to life people and events that were once known to everyone but are now barely remembered by anyone. Based on intensive original research, Forgotten Australia is crafted with a novelist’s eye for character and detail to create gripping narratives that sound so fresh it's like they're ripped from today's headlines. ...
 
Into the Zone is a podcast about opposites, and how borders are never as clear as we think. With a novelist’s eye for the unexpected, host Hari Kunzru takes the listener around the world, meeting philosophers and punk musicians, New Age gurus and space explorers, to investigate the gray zone between life and death, public and private, black and white, and more.iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries.
 
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The Nightmare Hour

Adam Roberts and Eric Havens

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The Nightmare Hour is a weekly podcast hosted by Eric Havens and Adam Roberts covering their love for everything horror. Each week they tackle a new topic ranging from movies, true crime and supernatural stories.Eric Havens is an award winning novelist and screenwriter with credits including The Stylist. Adam Roberts is a filmmaker, co-founder of Panic Fest and movie theater owner.
 
Award winning host, author and journalist Laura Flanders interviews forward-thinking people from the world of politics, business, culture and social movements. The show explores actionable models for creating a better world by reporting on the people and movements driving systemic change. We spotlight the solutions of tomorrow, today. The show airs on PBS stations in over 200+ US markets, and airs on 40+ community radio stations, and is available on YouTube and as a podcast. Online subscribe ...
 
Eric Stephen Booth, a BRIO, (Bronx Recognizes Its Own), Award winner, 2x BETA, (Bronx Excellence In Television Access), Award winner, a Playwright, Poet, Director, Filmmaker, Editor, Producer, CEO of Fruta Extrana Productions LLC and the Author of the Nemesis Horizon Project Novel Series, has ventured out into producing his own podcast.A 70-year-old black gay American male talks about his earthbound experiences living in the United States of America. This podcast is not for children or peopl ...
 
Popular writer Umera Ahmed's official Podcast account for you to enjoy her famous and bestselling novels as Audio Books, she is the author of more than 30 titles. Umera Ahmed is Pakistan's most celebrated popular fiction novelist and playwright, she has also written web series and feature films for popular international OTT platforms
 
In this conversation series, USA Today bestselling novelist Carter Wilson talks to writers of all backgrounds in order to find out why they do what they do. He and his guests discuss childhood influences, roots of creativity, luck and loss, tools of the craft, and the highs and lows of publishing. At the end of their conversation, they pick a random sentence from a random book and use it to create an impromptu short story. Visit Carter at www.carterwilson.com.
 
UK novelist and podcaster, Mike Bennett, reads his own work (including the double Parsec award winning vampire thriller, Underwood and Flinch) and the works of classic authors like H.P. Lovecraft. You'll also find the Something for The Weekend podcast, Mike's own personal take on some of the week's news stories. (Underwood and Flinch) One of the best podcasts ever - Walt Kolenda, Examiner.com.
 
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Novel Dialogue

Aarthi Vadde and John Plotz

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Novel Dialogue: where unlikely conversation partners come together to discuss the making of novels and what to make of them. What makes us special? Critics and novelists in conversation. Breaking down the boundaries between critical, creative, and just plain quirky, Novel Dialogue’s approach is wide-ranging and unconventional. Ever wondered what Jennifer Egan thinks of TikTok, how Ruth Ozeki honed her craft working on the movie Mutant Hunt, or if Colm Tóibín will ever write a novel about an ...
 
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Confessions of a Debut Novelist is now twice-weekly until the end of the year! New episodes every Monday and Thursday. In this episode of Confessions of a Debut Novelist, I’m talking to Rachelle Atalla about her speculative novel The Pharmacist. In this episode we talk about how Rachelle’s career as a pharmacist helped her create her main character…
 
The British writer, who died Sept. 22, wrote a trilogy of critically acclaimed historical novels on the life of Thomas Cromwell, one of Henry VIII's most trusted advisors. Mantel was the first woman to win the Man Booker Prize twice. She spoke with Terry Gross in 2012. Also, Ken Tucker reviews a new collection of unreleased demos by Lou Reed record…
 
In the spotlight is William Kenower, author of “Fearless Writing,” “Write Within Yourself” and “Everyone Has What It Takes,” in addition to being the editor-in-chief of Author magazine. We discuss: >> Writing as a spiritual practice >> Ending self-doubt >> Writing within yourself >> Finding your writing channel >> The flow state >> Dealing with emo…
 
Tim asks: I remember you telling Dave Robison on the Roundtable, when discussing one of his story ideas, that he should ‘try to stay interested, rather than obsessed’ and I’m curious if you could elaborate on the difference between the two states of mind. Resources Mentioned Roundtable Podcast: First Anniversary Episode The post Question 1045: Inte…
 
In an effort to stop a ski resort expansion in Vail, Colorado, environmental activists set fire to several buildings. It was the work of the Earth Liberation Front, an extremist group that targeted companies they felt were damaging the environment. The FBI labeled the group eco-terrorists and the country’s greatest domestic terror threat. For decad…
 
Welcome to episode #14 of NOVEL MARATHON, a 26-episode podcast for writing the first draft of an 80,000 word novel over the course of a year. We’re reading: 1) THE ONE YEAR NOVELIST by L. M. Lilly, 2) STORY GENIUS by Lisa Cron, and 3) THIS YEAR YOU WRITE YOUR NOVEL by Walter Mosley. Want to join? Get the books and start with episode 1! In today’s e…
 
In March 2021, a 21-year-old man murdered eight people, including six women of Asian descent, at three spas in Atlanta, Georgia. The act of violence was one of the most dramatic assaults in a wave of anti-Asian hate that surged during COVID. For many, the tragic events became a galvanizing moment, reigniting a sense of collective identity and polit…
 
Two straight wins make Ionath a long-shot contender for the Quyth Irradiated title, but their starting quarterback remains under the mob’s thumb. As gangsters close in, can Quentin and the Krakens avoid their corruption? Written and performed by Scott Sigler Produced by Arioch Morningstar Post Production by Steve Riekeberg Production Assistance by …
 
Even though Mahatma Gandhi is one of the most well known figures in Indian history, for many, especially the young, he has become a bit of a two dimensional figure. Someone who helped us get independence from the British, but also someone whose face is on the currency notes, and who has a lot of streets named after him. Though it is only when we re…
 
In this episode we talk with bestselling author and behavioral design expert, Nir Eyal @nirandfar on what it means to be ‘Indistractible’, and how we as writers can master our internal and external triggers, make time for our writing, and build more productive, successful, and creative writing lives. Nir also shares how he built his audience and hi…
 
We remember British author Hilary Mantel who died Sept. 22. Mantel was best known for her trilogy of novels about Thomas Cromwell, the political fixer for Henry VIII. In 2012 she spoke with Terry Gross about her love of history. "Instead of thinking there was a wall between the living and the dead, I thought there was a very thin veil. It was almos…
 
True Stories is back for a one-off special, and in this episode, Ewan Buist tells the spooky tale of Gladys. I hope you enjoy it. Music from https://filmmusic.io "George Street Shuffle" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Lobby Time Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Crea…
 
Historian Jeff Shesol recalls the early days of the U.S. space program, when rockets often blew up in test launchings, and no one was sure John Glenn would make it through America's first orbital flight alive. In his book Mercury Rising, he describes how Soviet success in space forced a reluctant President Kennedy to embrace the program. And film c…
 
Find your local comic shop & call to ask them to order G.I.L.T for you! “Even a nightmare can dream, my lord.” It’s time for the nightmares to take center stage as Lani and Alisa take a good look at “Playing House” (S1.08) Clip from The Monster Club Wanna know what episode is airing and when? Check out the Chipperish Calendar! Support Chipperish on…
 
The mapping app Gershad, launched in 2016, allows people in Iran — primarily women — to mark the location of the country's morality police so that others can avoid them. Human rights activist and app co-founder Firuzeh Mahmoudi joined The World's host Marco Werman to talk about the app amid current protests.…
 
After a short career in law, Leanne Kale Sparks has returned to her first love—writing about murder, mayhem, and crime. Currently, she is an author with Crooked Lane Books and her current release is The Wrong Woman. Leanne is also working on a new series featuring an FBI agent hunting down her best friend’s murderer. She currently resides in Texas …
 
We start our sixth season with Robert Harris, one of Britain's great contemporary novelists. He takes us back to a tremendously important year in English (and world) history. 1660. In England the mid seventeenth century was a dramatic and bloody time. It was a age when important questions about the nature of power were posed and the traditions of m…
 
40 million people rely on water from the Colorado River, but overuse and global warming have combined to create a water emergency. Tough choices must be made soon, or farms and cities will face critical shortages. We talk with ProPublica investigative reporter Abrahm Lustgarten. million Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews a recording by pianist Mal…
 
S&S Live (Episode 44): We chat with lit manager and producer Peter Katz of Story Driven about creating IP to sell stories, working with a manager on developing story ideas and concepts, taking your screenplay to the next level with your rep and much more! WATCH a VIDEO version of this Episode: https://youtu.be/zpp_reR_EHY Scheduled to attend: Peter…
 
Is a politics of love essential to our survival? We talk with activist, spiritual leader and former presidential candidate, Marianne Williamson about her book, A Politics of Love: A Handbook for a New American Revolution. Then, we replay an extended excerpt from our 2020 interview with Rabbi Michael Lerner, about his book, Revolutionary Love. Write…
 
Eric Topol is a leading health expert whose writing and explainers about Covid-19 have helped people better understand the complexities of the global pandemic. As a doctor, author, and one of the most cited researchers in medicine, Eric has dedicated his time to thinking about the human genome and how digital tools like artificial intelligence can …
 
In August 1996, 19-year-old Zach Snarr took his friend Yvette to a secluded reservoir to take photos of the moon. But their date was interrupted by “George” Benvenuto, a stranger who fatally shot Zach and wounded Yvette without provocation. Zach’s family wanted justice, hoping Benvenuto would rot in prison. But the years brought little comfort and …
 
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