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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.

Mar 30, 2020

My old Wired.com colleague stopped by the Jam to talk about her mom blog, her life as a political activist with MomsRising, and her new book, ¡Presente! Latinx Power Remaking U.S. DemocracyOh, and we spent a good deal of time talking about hillbillies and neighborhoods, both Appalachian and...


Mar 23, 2020

JenSul was the Wired.com colleague who wasn't actually my colleague and the person everyone assumed I knew even though we didn't. We've corrected that error on this show. Jen Sullivan Brych visited the Jam to talk about the dotcom era, her winding road to a writing career, and her first novel, which she's currently...


Mar 19, 2020

My old Wired.com colleague Kristen "KP" Philipkoski dropped by The Downtown Writers Jam to talk about her new venture, Mean Magazine, a feminist magazine for GenX women. Along the way, we also reminisced about the insanity of the dotcom era and the craziness of the media way back...


Mar 9, 2020

I sat down with Erik Deckers, a humor column writer, and the co-author of several social media books. He's a grinder, the kind of working writer whose schedule just exhausts me. (I did that for two years and couldn't take the stress.) We talked about that lifestyle, his writer-in-residency at the Jack Kerouac House, and...