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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After hours of conversations with Brad outside the podcast, Indianapolis playwright and writer KT Peterson came by to talk about how empathy, performance, curiosity, and writing come together in her work.

Direct download: 31.KT.mp3
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Indianapolis spoken word artist Too Black stopped by the podcast to talk about how he developed his performance and writing voice, and how he's gotten comfortable challenging the assumptions people hold.

Direct download: 30.Too_Black.mp3
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PEN Literary award-winning playwright Jen Blackmer came by the podcast to discuss the importance of the personal perspective in art, particularly in the time of a Trump presidency.

Direct download: 29.Jen_Blackmer_FInal.mp3
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Continuing with the pursuit of writing in all of its forms, Storytelling Arts of Indiana director Ellen Munds discussed how stories and live performances shaped her life.

Direct download: 28.Ellen_Munds_-_51517_6.15_PM.m4a
Category:storyteller -- posted at: 2:44pm EDT
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In this episode, we went full nerdy-artist-filmmaker smart with Trisha Borowicz, a scientist and documentary filmmaker who raised $20,000 to create her film Science, Sex, and the Ladies: The True Story of the Female Orgasm in 2011.

Direct download: 27.Trisha.mp3
Category:filmmaker -- posted at: 7:30am EDT
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Back from a winter hiatus, the Podcast picks up with more post-election musings between Brad and his guest Matt Mullins, a writer and professor at Ball State. In this episode, the two middle-aged white guys discuss how the election of Donald Trump changed the way they approached writing and storytelling, a theme you'll see resonating through the next several months.

As for Matt, he writes screenplays, fiction, and poetry. He also makes videopoems and digital/interactive literature. He is the mixed media editor for the Atticus Review and teaches creative writing at Ball State University. You can check out his videopoems on Vimeo, his short story collection, and his interactive literature

Direct download: 26.Mullins.mp3
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