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Writers Ask: Who Likes to Type?

This week we’ve got a question from a teen! We try to give her some writing (and life) advice without being creeps. We also talk about the difference between comedy and humor, windowless vans, Bazooka Joe, and a service for writers who hate to type.

Do you have burning questions about writing, reading, or life more generally? Send ’em our way, and we’ll answer them in our usual, roundabout way.

If you live in or near Philadelphia, and you haven’t yet registered for the Conversations and Connections writing conference, what the hell is wrong with you? Check it out, sign up, tell your friends, et cetera.

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Episode 14: Percival Everett, Erasure

Sometimes the angriest books are also the funniest. Join us for a discussion of Percival Everett’s Erasure, a book which Tom claims is one of the funniest things he’s ever read. Spoiler alert: Mike likes it, too, though he still finds some things to fight with Tom about, like how to introduce the show, and whether Tom’s tee shirt makes him a liar. Continue reading