Talking Writing

by Martha Nichols, John Vogel, and Neva Talladen

A Podcast for Writers, Readers, and Creative Lifers

We keep creating against the odds, because we long for purpose and meaning in a chaotic world. Join the staff of Talking Writing magazine as we talk to artists of all mediums about their personal and creative lives – and the intersections between the two.

Podcast episodes

  • Season 4

  • The Intense Aesthetic Experiences of Writing Poetry With Alan King

    The Intense Aesthetic Experiences of Writing Poetry With Alan King

    TW Creative Director John Vogel interviews Alan King, a poet and author of the book, Point Blank. In this interview, which John collected as part of his Perfect Recognition project on intense aesthetic experiences, the two discuss his connection to music and poetry, as well as his development as a poet.

  • Angie Elita Newell on Crafting Accessible Native American History Fiction

    Angie Elita Newell on Crafting Accessible Native American History Fiction

    TW’s Podcast Production Manager Sarah Tulloch interviews Angie Elita Newell, a trained historian, and author of the novel All I See Is Violence. The two discuss how Angie sought to make Native American history more accessible by writing a historical fiction novel as well as the lasting impact of the Battle of the Little Bighorn and how the results of the battle still affect us to this day.

  • Saundra Gilliard on Prioritizing Feminine Storytelling and Connection

    Saundra Gilliard on Prioritizing Feminine Storytelling and Connection

    TW Managing Editor Neva Talladen interviews Saundra Gilliard, a professional storyteller, a playwright, and a personal transformation leader. The two discuss the importance of prioritizing feminine storytelling from the perspective of feminine people. Much of mainstream media prioritizes the misogynistic idea of a feminine woman rather than the stories written by women for women. Saundra emphasizes the connection that is lost within this misrepresentation and how it can be found in women’s writing. 

  • Parenting Roundtable With Bekka Palmer, Matt Buccelli, and Toya Gavin

    Explicit

    Parenting Roundtable With Bekka Palmer, Matt Buccelli, and Toya Gavin

    Explicit

    TW Creative Director John Vogel interviews Bekka Palmer, Matt Buccelli, and Toya Gavin. Each guest is a respected artist in their field and creates art while raising their kids. In this week’s episode, the group discusses how they juggle their creative careers and parenting.

  • Adam Gnade on the Realities of Life as an Artist

    Adam Gnade on the Realities of Life as an Artist

    TW Creative Director John Vogel interviews musician and author Adam Gnade, who just released I Wish to Say Lovely Things. The two discuss the realities of life as an artist—including the idea of the starving artist, avoiding lifestyle creep, and making the world a better place.