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Books

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.

Books

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.

Poets

Interview with Ketriana Yvonne, author of poetry collection, Sequin Soul

May 29, 2020

Brooklyn poet and host of The Ketriana Yvonne Show, discusses literary influences, collaborating with BRIC Arts Media and reads from her latest poetry collection.

Books

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.

Films Plays

Interview with Leonard Feldman, writer of the play, Waiting For Irving.

May 21, 2020

Leonard Feldman is a writer from Brooklyn, NY, who had one of his plays, Waiting For Irving , adapted into the short film, Irving . During this podcast he discusses his career as a chiropractor and business owner, becoming a writer later on in life, literary inspirations and the success of his daug…

Books

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…

Poets

The Peculiarities Of Being A Mercurial Writer

March 17, 2020

This third podcast episode for 2020 focuses on essays about the doubts and insecurities that writers face while haunted by past regrets.

Arts Films

Essays on the Films and Music of 1980 and 1990

Feb. 27, 2020

This second episode for 2020 focuses on the obsessions of a suburban Gen X childhood during the late twentieth century in Southern California.

Books

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.

Books Films

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.

Books

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.

Films Poets

An Ode To Suicidal Youth Resembling Characters From A Bresson Film

Sept. 9, 2019

This ninth episode of the Public Defecations podcast focuses on essays dealing with surviving failed suicide attempts, featuring music by Acidgoat of Meshuna Music.

Books Films

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.

Films

Desert-Dwelling Horror Nerd

Aug. 30, 2019

The seventh episode of the Public Defecations podcast will focus on essays dealing with the twisted nostalgia of an 80s childhood in California and how it led to a dysfunctional adulthood, featuring music by Acidgoat of Meshuna Music.

Books

Essays on Trump's America

Aug. 25, 2019

This sixth episode of the Public Defecations podcast will focus on essays dealing with Trump's America, featuring music by Acidgoat of Meshuna Music.

Arts Films Poets

Essays on Growing Up in Orange County, California

Aug. 20, 2019

This fifth episode of the Public Defecations podcast focuses on essays dealing with growing up in Orange County, California and features music by Acidgoat of Meshuna Music.

Films

The Traumas of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Aug. 16, 2019

This fourth episode of the Public Defecations podcast focuses on the traumas of childhood sexual abuse through essays and music.

Arts

Essays and Music On The Horrors Of Gun And Political Violence In America

Aug. 5, 2019

The third podcast of Public Defecations touches on the horror of gun violence and the Alt-Right in America. Both songs featured are the copyright of Meshuna Music, Inc .