Posts by Mike Gravagno

Movie of the Year: 1999-Fight Club

Chuck Palahniuk

Movie of the Year: 1999 Fight Club The Taste Buds tackle the 1999 film Fight Club! The story of a loser dreaming up a dreamy best friend that becomes his mortal enemy (spoiler alert!) is classic nineties, and the Taste Buds dig into the nitty gritty of David Fincher’s follow up to Se7en. If you’re looking…

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WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 25: SCIENCE MIKE

ASK SCIENCE MIKE

It’s another Catalyst crossover episode! Taryn from Catalyst and your intrepid WB host Mike sit down at Chapman Crafted with Science Mike with questions about introversion and extroversion, his writing process, his podcasting history, and why it’s smart to stay away from mind-altering substances until you’re 26 Mike McHargue AKA Science Mike is an author,…

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Movie of the Year: 1999 – The Battle Begins

Movie of the Year

Movie of the Year: 1999 Welcome to the inaugural episode of Pop Filter’s newest series, Movie of the Year! We’re on the hunt to find the best film of each and every year, in the only way that matters: brackets. Join Greg, Mike, and Ryan, as they discuss what makes a film matter now vs when…

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WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 24: CATALYST CROSSOVER!

So aside from hosting Writers’ Block and panelist-ing on the Super Hero Hour Hour, Mike produces non-Pop Filter podcasts as well. One of which is Catalyst: A Creative Industries podcast from Chapman University. In this special crossover episode, Taryn and Shannon from Catalyst ask Mike about his podcasting past and Mike fires right back about…

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WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 23: REBECCA SKLOOT

Rebecca Skloot is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Her award- winning science writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine; O,; Discover; and many other publications.The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks took more than a decade to research and write, and instantly hit the New…

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WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 22: MEGAN PRAZ AND MOLL GREEN

Space Heroines of El Andoo

Megan Praz and Moll Green have been collaborating as an artist/writer duo for years–first on the ultimate frisbee webcomic, Contested Strip, and followed by the sci-fi space opera pseudo-parody, Space Heroines of El-Andoo. They continue to work on both series, and took time out of working together (and on their individual projects) to sit down with…

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Writers’ Block Live! with Andrew Wessels and Fisayo Adeyeye

This episode of Writers’ Block Live! was recorded October 21, 2017 in celebration of the book release of Cradles by Fisayo Adeyeye. He and Andrew Wessels read to a packed house at the 1888 Center, and were interview by Julianne Berokoff. Fisayo Adeyeye is an MFA candidate at San Francisco State University. He is the former Poetry Editor…

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WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 19: VICTORIA CHANG

Barbie Chang

Today’s guest is Victoria Chang! Awhile back, Victoria stopped by Mike’s house and the two sat on the living room floor for some reason and chatted about why Victoria doesn’t like doing readings, the benefits of a writer keeping a day job, and why she’s drawn to poetry “projects.” If you’re in the Southern California…

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