Originally aired March 22, 2022.
Liz opens the show with Carol Finizza
and her newest mystery, Murder on Hollywood Beach
After Pledge Drive (!!), Annie welcomes Lee Cole
on-air to discuss the intersection of creative writing, class, and race in the Trump-era United States in his new novel Groundskeeping
Originally aired March 1, 2022.
Josh welcomes Keith Loveland
, author of End of the Empire
, to discuss post-WWII American culture and values.
After the break, Annie is joined by Mariko Tamaki
to discuss her new YA mystery Cold
, crafting great characters, and Tamaki’s new book imprint that creates representation and inclusion, on and beyond the page.
Originally aired February 15, 2022.
Annie is beyond delighted to have Quan Barry
back on the show. First, they discuss character, culture, and magic in Barry’s new novel, When I’m Gone, Look for Me in the East.
Barry also shares about her practice as an interdisciplinary writer, including her ventures into theatre.
You can check out Barry’s new play The Mytilenean Debate
, online or in person, with Forward Theater
After the break . . . it’s a Quan-a-thon! For Legacy Episode time, Annie and Josh revisit Annie’s 2020 interview with Barry for her novel We Ride Upon Sticks.
Originally aired December 7, 2021.
Annie opens the show welcoming Linda LeGarde Grover, member of the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe and professor emeritus of University of Minnesota Duluth, to discuss Gichigami Hearts: Stories and Histories from Misaabekong
, her new collection combining history, essay, and memoir about the North Shore.
After the break, Liz and Teresa Dovalpage,
prolific Cuban author and playwright in Spanish and English, to discuss her new mystery, Death Under the Perseids
Originally aired November 16, 2021.
Annie kicks off with Kriota Willberg
, author of Draw Stronger
, to discuss self-care for cartoonists.
After the break, Liz and Jamie Schumacher
, author of Butterflies and Tall Bikes
, have an in-studio discussion about writing and interviewing through what makes Cedar-Riverside special.
Annie and Amitava Kumar
plunge into all the ways Kumar’s newest book, A Time Outside This Time
, gets us to think about our contemporary chaos in new ways, from questioning the simplicity of truisms like “believe science,” to the wavy rules of semi-autobiographical fiction, to the inherent biases we all carry, to a more thoughtful reflection on the early months of COVID-19, to “slow jamming the news.”
Before it airs in the normal half-hour Write On! Radio fashion, enjoy Annie’s interview with Amitava Kumar uncut exclusively on the podcast (here on the website, on Spotify, or on Apple Podcasts).
What’s the first rule of mini-comics? Is art really a healing process? Why draw something and then erase most of it? Will therapy change your art? We know how online exposure can hurt one’s career, but can it also really help? Can people quit talking about NFTs already?
Annie gets on a call with MariNaomi to discuss her comics collection Dragon’s Breath,
but the conversation expands far outside it, into the role (and hazards) of self-deprecation in art, the myth of art as a healing process, the value of feedback, the joy of flirty fruit, and MariNaomi’s work compiling databases for POC, queer, and disabled cartoonists.
Before it airs in the normal half-hour Write On! Radio fashion, enjoy Annie’s interview with MariNaomi uncut exclusively on the podcast (here on the website, on Spotify, or on Apple Podcasts).
Originally aired August 10, 2021.
Plot twist! Amina (“Dee”) and Annie, who are usually behind the scenes producing and engineering the show for Bihi, are star players today. Bihi interviews them about their new podcast, Culture Shock MN
, and why they decided to make a multicultural interview podcast.