Podcast

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 08/11/17- WYNONNA EARP

On this week’s The Super Hour Hour, the Taste Buds review the latest episode of Wynonna Earp, and attempt to see if the show is actually brilliant, or if the threesome are just high on the joy that is Wynonna. One discussion about Wynonna’s knowledge on how babies are born clear it up pretty quickly. They also give…

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SUPER HERO HOUR HOUR 08/04/17- PREACHER

On this week’s episode of The Super Hero Hour Hour, Mike and Ryan tackle the debut of everyone’s favorite non-Darth Vader, non-Lex Luthor bald bad guy, HHHHHEEEEERRRRRR SSSSSSSTTTTARRRRRRRRRRRRRR! Not, a villainous sitar, like the one that ruined Sgt Peppers, but a villainous Starr, like that one from the Preacher comics, who is now on that one TV show Preacher. There’s Cassidy, and…

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SUPER HERO HOUR HOUR 07/28/17- DARK MATTER

On this week’s episode of The Super Hero Hour Hour, the Taste Buds focus on the newest episode of Dark Matter! They fight over whether or not Four is a good villain, not minutes after they hand out the Shushie for Villain of the Year! Prometheus, Aida, the Legion of Doom, and the Shadow King all battle it out…

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SUPER HERO HOUR HOUR 07/21/17- WYNONNA EARP

After winning back-to-back Shushies, Wynonna Earp takes the hot seat as the Taste Buds discuss this latest episode, Wynonna’s pregnancy, and Melanie Scrofano’s pregnancy. Meanwhile, they discuss new episodes of Dark Matter and Preacher, and give out another Shushie, this one for Best Fight of the Year. Spoiler: Wynonna Earp is nominated. Will it take down three awards in three weeks? Tune in to…

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Writers’ Block Episode 1: Anastamos Editorial Board

Welcome to Writers’ Block, the joint podcast of Anastamos and YourPopFilter.com. Every other week your intrepid host Mike Gravagno (of the Super Hero Hour Hour) interviews comedians, poets, historians, scientists, and all around artists and digs into to find the story behind their work. This inaugural episode finds Mike in the room with some of…

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