Posts by Mike Gravagno

WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 6: ANDREW TONKOVICH

This week Mike talks to the writer/activist/editor/professor/radio host Andrew Tonkovich! The two talk about the difference between the “traditional” writing roots versus coming to it later in life, fabulist fiction, how the real world influences Andrew’s writing, and his role as an editor and radio host! Find more about Andrew below: The Santa Monica Review:…

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WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 4: MOLLY SCHIOT

In the latest episode of Writers’ Block, Mike interviews Molly Schiot, a director living in Los Angeles with her wife and dog. The two talk about the inception and growth of Molly’s tangible visual aesthetic, commercial directing vs other kinds, and the story behind her coffee table book, Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports…

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WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 3: KEEGAN LESTER

In the latest episode of Writers’ Block, Mike interviews Keegan Lester, a poet who shares his time between Manhattan and West Virginia. The two talk about the importance of community, personas, and how they’ve known each other for over twenty years! Keegan reads a smattering of poems, including pieces from his new book, “this shouldn’t…

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Writers’ Block Episode 5: Nancy Woo

This week Mike talks to the poet (and old friend) Nancy Woo. Nancy reads a variety of pieces and the two talk about her writing process, performance rituals, persona, and the care a writer needs to take when taking on the role of another. This interview was conducted in October 2016 in Chapman Radio’s recording…

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Writers’ Block Episode 7: Anastamos Staff Returns!

Anastamos Editor-in-Chief Alison Williams and Managing Editor Matt Wheatley return to Writers’ Block to talk with Mike about the first issue of the journal now that it’s been out in the wild for awhile. They cover their fears and hopes and what came to fruition with Fear, and even tease what the next two issues’…

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SUPER HERO HOUR HOUR 04/28/17- GOTHAM

Edward E. Nygma is taking drugs and Fight Clubbing with the Penguin to find the perfect enemy. This will help actualize, ya know, fully so he can become the best Ed he can be. How you may ask? Why by of killing all of the smartest of Gotham‘s residents who cannot answer his riddles! And…

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SUPER HERO HOUR HOUR 04/22- VS DEADPOOL (REVISITED)

Sometimes the Taste Buds come into the studio hungover and tired, barely limping over the finish line. And other times, they pull their friend David in and the show is a whirlwind of analysis and jokes that makes all the fellas wet and all the ladies hard. That was this week’s show folks– David, Ryan,…

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SUPER HERO HOUR HOUR 04/15/17- MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

Daisy and Jemma are still stuck in the Framework on Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, but they’re gathering allies which unfortunately does include Mac. And he doesn’t even have his shotgun axe! Meanwhile, Jughead learns the meaning of Birthdays and Archie learns the meaning of being a shitty friend on Riverdale, Liv and Major are a father/daughter…

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SUPER HERO HOUR HOUR 03/04/17- THE FLASH

The Taste Buds dig into the thrillin– excit– fu– middling conclusion to Flash VS Gorilla City as Barry whines to everyone he knows he wants to kill Grodd so he can be like Oliver. They also take the odds on whether Cisco will ever actually find love or if his so-so pop culture references will leave…

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SUPER HERO HOUR HOUR 01/27/17- RIVERDALE

SUPER HERO HOUR HOUR 01/27/17- RIVERDALE   Riverdale is upon us as the master of all things CW and comb book adaptation, Greg Berlanti, expands his grasp on the entertainment world. Can Archie and his friends exist in a sexy murder mystery alternate universe? Will Archie FINALLY choose between Betty and Veronica now that he’s…

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