Brad King of The Geeky Press 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.

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The 2016 Presidential election changed everything about this country. And so it goes with The Downtown Writers Jam Podcast. Host Brad King has gotten political. In this first post-election episode, Storyteller Celestine Bloomfield stopped by to talk about her career as a storyteller, and how she's used those skills in the business world. But she's not about to get hemmed in by the shifting political winds.

Direct download: 25.Celestine_Bloomfield.mp3
Category:storyteller -- posted at: 10:05pm EDT
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Ben Asaykwee left Indiana to pursue his music and returned home to form one of Indianapolis' most interesting and innovative theater companies, Q Artistry. Along the way, he wrote Christian music in Nashville and performed original theater in Chicago. And his show Cabaret Poe has been running for eight years. But his story is really about the need to create.

Direct download: 24.Ben_Asaykwee.mp3
Category:playwright -- posted at: 8:00am EDT
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Frankie Bolda stopped by the Jam to talk about her improv comedy work at Comedy Sportz, her life as the associate artistic director of the EclecticPond Theater Company, and writing. Yeah, she's one of those theater dynamos who lives in Indianapolis. The twenty-five year old is the associate artistic director of EclecticPond Theater Company, the director of fan services at Comedy Sportz, and has built her entire life around creating and writing (even if I had to convince her that she was a writer). 

Direct download: 23.Frankie_Bolda.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 7:50pm EDT
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Brad King of The Geeky Press hosts The Downtown Writers Jam Podcast, where writers and authors discuss what drives them to tell stories.

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Adam Petty is an Indianapolis-based writer. Brad caught up with Adam as he was teaching at Etchings Fest, a free one-day workshop hosted by the University of Indianapolis and Metonymy Media. They discussed the role science fiction played in both of their early writing lives, and why it's so important to create spaces where you can explore deep, thoughtful questions in writing.

Direct download: 22.Adam_Petty.mp3
Category:writer -- posted at: 8:00am EDT
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Shannon McLeod is a soft-spoken writer from Michigan who writers stories where characters almost, but not quite. Much like like. Currently, she’s a teacher and writer (although never the two shall meet, as you’ll soon find out). Her work has has appeared in Hobart, NEAT, Word Riot, Cheap Pop, TXTOBJX, Moonsick Magazine, The Billfold, and (R.I.P.)Gawker

Her chapbook Pathetic is available from Etchings Press, the student-run publisher of the University of Indianapolis Department of English, and Metonymy Media.

Direct download: 21-Shannon_McLeod.mp3
Category:writer -- posted at: 8:00am EDT
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Kelli Allen is probably the most traveled, and least likely to be pinned down, writer we’ve had on the Podcast. She's a four-time Pushcart Prize nominee and she’s won awards for both poetry & prose. She’s currently a professor at Lindenwood University, where’s she’s also the poetry editor for The Lindenwood Review.

Brad caught up with her at Etchings Fest, a free afternoon of workshops sponsored by Etchings Press.

Her chapbook Some Animals is available from Etchings Press, the student-run publisher of the University of Indianapolis Department of English, and Metonymy Media.

Direct download: Episode_20-Kelli_Allen.mp3
Category:writer -- posted at: 7:37am EDT
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Brad is still trying to wrap his head around the fact that Storyteller is a career. To help him understand what that means, Loren Niemi stops by the Jam to discuss his life as a Storyteller, his work with businesses, and his background in Philosophy and Visual Arts that prepared him for it all.

Direct download: 19.Loren_Niemi.mp3
Category:storyteller -- posted at: 8:00am EDT
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Writing is a terrible, terrible trade. But it's also one that can help find the voice we always wanted, but could never muster. Indianapolis playwright Casey Ross stopped by the Jam to talk about how writing plays helped her find herself, and find some measure of closure with her childhood. 

Direct download: 18.Casey_Ross.mp3
Category:playwright -- posted at: 8:00am EDT
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Welcome to the first iteration of the second generation of The Downtown Writers Jam Podcast with Brad King. In this episode, we sat down with Los Angeles-based storyteller Les Kurkendaal, who was in town performing "Terror on the High Seas" as the Indy Fringe Festival. But this conversation was really about how Les found his voice as a writer despite the pushback he's gotten from the more traditional theater and acting world. And how his writing has evolved from comedy to theater to storytelling.

Direct download: 17.Les_Kurkendaal.mp3
Category:storyteller -- posted at: 7:45pm EDT
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The last "lost episode" from the vault of The Downtown Writers Jam Podcast. In this episode, Brad talks to David Blomenberg is a kick-ass writer and amazing performer. He participated in the Downtown Writers Jam, Vol. 3 + rocked our world. So Brad wanted to find out what led him into this awful, awful profession of writing.

Direct download: 16.David_Blomenberg.mp3
Category:writer -- posted at: 7:27pm EDT
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