The podcast of writer Libbie Grant. What's it about? Boy, that's a great question.
022 - Fabio: A Time for Romance
Libbie can't handle literally anything right now, so she's watching this short film starring Fabio and you're coming along for the ride.
021 - Mandelbrot Measures the Coast
Libbie reminisces on that time she blew the minds of a whole Baptist youth group and then solves Terence McKenna's infamous Timewave Zero mystery (okay, maybe not solves, but definitely gets into it.)
020 - The Messages, Part 3: Psychobillies
The third and final part of the first-ever Spooky Season Spectacular! The mystery of the Dodleston Messages concludes... kind of. The SPR freaks out, 2109 and One fist-fight across the time-light continuum, and Ken discovers the nature of reality. Maybe.
019 - The Messages, Part 2: 2109
It's Part 2 of a three-part Spooky Season Spectacular! We continue exploring the mystery of the Dodleston Messages. Lukas lands in hot water, Ken and Deb are being trolled from the future, and the mysterious entity known as "2109" gives the SPR investigators proof that this isn't a hoax.
018 - The Messages, Part 1: Leems
In Part 1 of this three-part Spooky Season Spectacular, Libbie delves into the mystery of the Dodleston Messages, one of the weirdest haunted tales you'll ever encounter. Spoiler alert: it involves a crappy word processor from the 80s and a dude who loves cheese.
017 - Oops, I'm a Sci-Fi Author Now
Libbie talks about writerly evolution and her origins in a dank internet cellar. Plus: a short story, "A Light in the Merced River."
This is hands down my favorite new podcast. It is as captivating as it is relaxing, and as entertaining as it is thought-provoking. Kicking nostalgia in the pants for a new era of podcasting, art, conversation and conscious exploration. An absolute delight, HIGH-ly recommended.
Many great writers seem to have two spirits —
the author and the person, the visionary and the awkward real human being. I think of Kafka, Hemingway, London, Dickinson — all great writers and yet people with personal lives filled with the stuff that makes up reality not
fairy tales. Libbie has revealed herself as a real person in this podcast and how brave she is. She may be Olivia Hawker in nom de plume — a gifted writer of historical fiction — but Libbie the person is who we meet and what fun it is. I discovered her books almost by accident since I noticed she grew up in Idaho. She wrotes rich, provocative stories about the West, which is a rare find. I happened upon the podcast after reading about it on her author bio. Wow. It fills in a lot of blanks on numerous fronts. It’s very irreverent, brutally honest, totally funny, truly groundbreaking to use too many superlatives. But I am not exaggerating! Thank goodness we live in a time when a women can speak her truth, a nonconformist can tell her story. I hope our increasingly uptight society can protect those rights and come to see that only the the whole tale of human experience unfiltered by doctrines and rewrites will save us from our follies. I’m looking forward to more from Ms. Hawker — including the soon to come familial work about the earliest followers of LDS to whom she is related. Good luck and thanks for this amazingly thought-provoking podcast.
Are we the same??
The stories told here are so very relatable. As a woman in her 40’s also from the PNW everything feels so relatable. Ideas that I thought I may have been the only one to think are expressed and fleshed out. Emotions that I’ve had are expressed more eloquently then I ever could. I seriously have found myself laughing the deep belly laughs when you just can’t stop. Crying from that deep spot in your chest, feeling the kinship of emotions. And of course musing on the nature of this weird as human world we find ourselves in. I can’t recommend this podcast enough. My only complaint is that there aren’t more episodes!!