Life Out Loud is a literary nonfiction podcast series that features real students' stories. Born in a John Jay College Creative Nonfiction writing classroom in the Fall, 2015 semester, Life Out Loud seeks to diversify the perspectives typically shared in the CNF genre. Our project aims to amplify voices seldom heard though artful truth-telling simply because we believe that all stories matter; we make them, and they make us.
5.4 - Help (Not) Wanted
Sometimes "help" is the last thing you need
5.3 - His Whole World
Two female authors, two carefully painted portraits of specific men--their nows, their thens, their left-behinds.
5.2 - Found Out
What they find out...could change everything.
5.1 - Someone Like Me
Through first-hand accounts, two authors explore the stigmas surrounding parts of their identities
4.10 - In Search Of Truth(s)
In true literary journalism style, two young authors search for the truth(s) of some rather complex incidents...
4.9 - In the Years that Followed
Two authors examine how things have unfolded in ways they didn't quite expect in the "new world."
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The Podcast I Didn’t Know I Needed
Incredible stories from immensely talented, young, and diverse authors. I highly recommend.
Powerful, Personal Stories
These student present a wealth of powerful, personal stories that make you think, respect other points of view, and you give you faith that our future is in good hands.
Interesting and relatable stories
Such a great variety of stories! Hearing the stories from each author gives a very personal feel. Can't wait to listen to what's coming next!