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Episode 387: Christian Tebordo


We’re joined by Christian Tebordo, author of several books and director of the MFA program at Roosevelt University in Chicago. We talk about how current students respond to ambiguity in stories, how small presses have evolved over the last several years, and why The Apology might be the most earnest book Tebordo will ever write.

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3 thoughts on “Episode 387: Christian Tebordo

  1. Thank you sharing useful information for us. i always read your blog.

  2. FWIW, the story under discussion was “The Christmas Miracle” by Rebecca Curtis, it’s available online at , and it’s so good.

  3. First time listener here, really enjoyed the podcast. I was surprised to hear you all mention those dark academia videos! I listen to those almost daily while studying and reading. They add some imagination and creativity to otherwise mundane activities. I’m reminded of myself as a 14 year old that spent many hours a day huddled up with a YA novel. I am now 26, probably older than the majority audience of those videos, but I absolutely love browsing through the comments and seeing the short stories teens are writing that are inspired by the title and playlist.

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