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Brad King hosts The Downtown Writers Jam Podcast, a discussion with writers about the terrible things in life that led them to join the ranks of the weird and the writerly.

May 21, 2020

Episode 59: Hosho McCreesh: Saddle up to the bar, y'all as author Hosho McCreesh and Brad talk about the world of DIY writing, publishing, and drinking. You're going to want to leave the top of the bottle for this one.  Lord knows they did. Oh, and make sure you check out Hosho's audio project, A Deep and Gorgeous...


May 18, 2020

Episode 58: Andrew Altschul: If you're a fan of the show, you've heard Brad talk about the MFA versus kludge writer divide. Today, it comes to the Jam! Author Andrew Altschul stopped by to talk about his latest book, The Gringa. In between their shared love of dogs and the outdoors, they slipped into that oh-so-writerly...


May 14, 2020

Episode 57: Dr. Hilary Green: On this episode of the Jam, Brad and author Dr. Hilary Green talk the importance of oral culture and the difficulty of tracking down those shared stories. The driving force of that discussion, Hilary's book, Educational Reconstruction: African American Schools in the Urban South, 1865-1890,...


May 11, 2020

Episode 56: Dr. Lindsay Chervinsky: This is one of those podcasts where you're going to learn a thing or two! Historian Lindsay Chervinsky stopped by the Jam to discuss her book, The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution. More than once, Brad found himself saying "I had no idea that's...


May 7, 2020

Episode 55: Michael Seese: Author Michael Seese went from writing business books to writing children's books. But he did that in the most modern way possible. He wrote The Extraordinary eTab Of Julian Newcomber, tapping the story on his phone while his young son was at football practice. The only unexpected consequence:...