In Episode 36, we talk to Anwar Uhuru about using literature to start conversations about racial justice, reprioritizing the mental health of faculty and students, and grappling with the construction of gender roles and categories.
In Episode 35, we talk to Nate Jordon about masculinity, fatherhood, vulnerability, and coming into your own as a writer.
In Episode 34, we interview the host! Listen as Dan takes us through his journey as a photographer, poet, and professor.
In Episode 33, we talk to award-winning author Kat Howard about doing research for fantasy fiction, retelling familiar stories from new perspectives, collaborating on a comic series, learning from different genres, digging into the revision process, finding inspiration in poetry and nonfiction, and much more! Kat Howard is a writer of fantasy, science fiction, andContinue reading “Episode 33: Thinking in Different Dimensions of Story (or Choosing Fencing over Law School) with Kat Howard”
In Episode 32, we talk to Marissa Lingen about science fiction and how to decide which shape a story should take.
In Episode 31, we talk to Ellen Wayland-Smith about her new book. We also talk about teaching students genre and how to incorporate voice and personal experience into academic writing.
For our 30th episode, we reflect on what podcasting as a genre offers academia in terms of embodied scholarship and archived, accessible knowledge production.
In Episode 29, we talk to Amy Meyerson and Natalie Hallak about Amy’s newest novel, The Imperfects. Along the way, we chat about writing research-based fiction, the collaborative nature of publishing, balancing writing and reading with other responsibilities, and using the F-word.
In Episode 28, Dan and Katie talk about self-care and how important it is to prioritize our mental and emotional well-being, especially in the current moment.
In Episode 27 we talk to Taiyaba Husain about recent incidents of racism at USC and how to empower students to challenge racism in the classroom, the university, and everywhere they find it.