Dr. Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr. has written a book on the fascinating topic of jazz, and the perspective of musicologists as their approach to studying black music history has changed through the years. His new book Who Hears Here? is a collection of essays that celebrates the history of jazz and performers through the ages, using the thoughtful lens of modern perspective on race, sexism, regionalism, and more. The contemporary era of black music inquiry is a thoughtful one that must examine implications of race, sex, politics, world history and movement, and sociology, and his essays on the topic as well as his approach are a delight. … Continue…Episode 166 – An Interview with Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr.
Today we talk to Karen Hicks, something of a polymath in areas of interest and writing. Karen is a screenwriter and journalist, a newsletter chronicler, a biographer, a romance novelist, a short story and ghost writer, a non-fiction writer, and a columnist. She shares with us her methods on research as well as the passion and discovery that writing can inspire. … Continue…Episode 126 – Interview with Karen Hicks
Dr. Joshua Palmatier has tasty brains, and we pick them both on his writing while earning a PhD and on his successful press, and what it has taught him. You should listen and learn too about ZombiesEatBrains! … Continue…Episode 124 – Zombies Need Brains
This is our first foray into discussing satire, and how to make fun of politics. Whether cartooning, focusing a microscope on an individual trait or issue, or simply drawing attention to an injustice, satire has a place in writing and the arts. … Continue…Episode 82 – Writing Political Satire