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Interview with Richard Kiers, Author of Swindled by Faith

Aug. 17, 2020

Richard Kiers' book, Swindled by Faith , details growing up as a member of the cult, The Move , and escaping it as a teenager. He discusses being subjected to and witnessing various forms of abuse within the cult; and eventually moving on to become a prolific writer of many genres. In addition, Ric…

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Interview with Jan McInnis, Corporate Comedian and Keynote Speaker

Aug. 7, 2020

Jan McInnis is a unique comedian, who uses clean humor to showcase the power of comedy in the workplace by speaking at company events throughout the United States. She has written books on her experiences as a standup comedian and how the corporate world should adapt to using humor to elevate their…

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Interview with Paz Ellis, author of Plantains And The Seven Plagues

July 27, 2020

Paz Ellis is the author of a very touching memoir about her family called Plantains And The Seven Plagues . She discusses growing up with a Cuban father and Dominican mother, cultural differences, conflicts with obtaining an American identity and her writing career.

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Interview with Nir Bashan, author of The Creator Mindset

July 24, 2020

Nir Bashan discusses his book, The Creator Mindset , which is out on August 4 through McGraw-Hill Education; and background of consulting brands, celebrities and entrepreneurs.

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Interview with Caleb Harris, author of Suffering in Silence: August 15th, 2003

July 20, 2020

Caleb Harris is an emerging writer from Connecticut and author of the harrowing new novel, Suffering in Silence: August 15th, 2003. He discusses the inspirations behind the book and topical essays from his blog, Unpopular opinions .

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Interview with journalist/founder of the Center for Contemporary Political Art, Charles Krause, and artist/archivist/chronicler of the Lower East Side, Clayton Patterson

June 30, 2020

Washington D.C.-based, Charles Krause, and Clayton Patterson from the Lower East Side have a lengthy discussion about surviving Jonestown, Trump's dangerous narcissism, the upcoming election, the recent protests, political unrest, the Lower East Side, gentrification and much more.

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Interview with Pamela Enz, Julian Voloj, Clayton Patterson and Charles Krause discussing collaborations in theater, graphic novels and political art

June 29, 2020

This episode features brief appearances from playwright, Pamela Enz, and graphic novel author, Julian Voloj, before artist/archivist/chronicler of the Lower East Side, Clayton Patterson, and journalist/founder of the Center for Contemporary Political Art, Charles Krause, have a lengthy one-on-one d…

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Interview with Sarah Relyea, author of the powerful new novel, Playground Zero

June 23, 2020

Sarah Relyea discusses her novel recently published by She Writes Press called Playground Zero , growing up in California during the counterculture 1960s, her academic career and upcoming writing projects.

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Interview with Carly Fisher, author of Easy Weekend Getaways in the Hudson Valley & Catskills: Short Breaks from New York City

June 10, 2020

Super prolific and immensely gifted writer, Carly Fisher, discusses her new travel book, enthusiasm for Upstate New York and cannabis culture.

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Interview with Ellen Levitt, author of the Lost Synagogues of New York City

May 25, 2020

Ellen Levitt is the author of a trilogy of books covering the Lost Synagogues of New York City , Walking Manhattan and a prolific essay writer.

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Interview with author, John DeSimone, for his latest book, The Road to Delano

April 21, 2020

California-based author, John DeSimone, is the inaugural guest for the Erratic Dispatches podcast. His latest novel, The Road to Delano, is out now from Rare Bird Books. It explores the history of the Delano Grape Strike in 1968 with Cesar Chavez and dueling farmer families caught amongst the turmo…

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Essays on the Rise of anti-Semitism and being Jewish in America

Jan. 13, 2020

The first episode of the second season for the Public Defecations podcast features Jewish-related essays and a new song by Acidgoat.

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The Homeless Crisis In America And Beyond

Sept. 23, 2019

The eleventh episode of the Public Defecations podcast features essays covering the homeless crisis with music by Acidgoat of Meshuna Music.

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Sordid Stories Of Post-9/11 New York City

Sept. 11, 2019

This tenth episode of the Public Defecations podcast focuses on dark New York City-based tales in a post-9/11 environment, featuring music by Acidgoat of Meshuna Music.

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Essays on Incel Culture and Toxic Masculinity

Sept. 6, 2019

The eighth episode of the Public Defecations podcast features essays on incel culture and toxic masculinity, featuring music by Acidgoat of Meshuna Music.