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Dive into this lit podcast hosted by Mallory Smart, where authors explore the synergy between music and their writing. Brace yourself for offbeat interviews where writers discuss their individual styles, get lost in unpredictable anecdotes, and how music transforms their creative process. New episodes airing every Saturday.

Textual Healing with Mallory Smart Mallory Smart

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    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

Dive into this lit podcast hosted by Mallory Smart, where authors explore the synergy between music and their writing. Brace yourself for offbeat interviews where writers discuss their individual styles, get lost in unpredictable anecdotes, and how music transforms their creative process. New episodes airing every Saturday.

    Off The Record with John Patrick Higgins: I Started Rising

    Off The Record with John Patrick Higgins: I Started Rising

    Become a Patron of Textual Healing: https://www.patreon.com/textualhealing

    John Patrick Higgins is a writer of long and short stories, screenplays and plays. He has had bad teeth for as long as he can remember and you might expect him, being English, not to notice. But he has noticed, and he’s doing something about it. His new book, Teeth, recounts his journey from a mouthful of moist gravel to a pristine, pacific smile, with the Pole-star wattage of a Hollywood A-lister.

    Get it now from Sagging Meniscus Press and read about John's musings on his blog.

    He's also on Twitter: @JohnnyMuggins

    Check out past episodes of Textual Healing on our website: https://textualpodcast.com/

    Rate us on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/textual-healing-with-mallory-smart/id1531379844

    Follow us on Twitter: @podhealing

    Take a look at Mallory’s other work on her website: https://mallorysmart.com/

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    • 6 min
    Music Trends and Deadly Ends with Brianna Malotke

    Music Trends and Deadly Ends with Brianna Malotke

    Become a Patron of Textual Healing: https://www.patreon.com/textualhealing

    Brianna is a writer based in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to being a member and on the social media team for the Horror Writers Association, she’s also co-chair of the Seattle Chapter. She has work in Beautiful Tragedies 2 and 3, The Dire Circle, The Nottingham Horror Collective, Under Her Skin, _and HorrorScope: A Zodiac Anthology Volumes 1 and 4_. In fall of 2023 her debut horror poetry collection, Fashion Trends, Deadly Ends, was released and she was a “Writer in Residence” at the Chateau d’Orquevaux in France. Malotke’s next collection, Lost Cherry, will be published with January Ember Press fall of 2024. She also has a romance novella series, Sugar & Steam, written under the pen name of Tori Fields.

    Website: https://brimalotke.wixsite.com/malotkewrites

    IG: @briannamalotke

    TikTok: @briannamalotke

    Check out past episodes of Textual Healing on our website: https://textualpodcast.com/

    Rate us on Apple Podcasts:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/textual-healing-with-mallory-smart/id1531379844

    Follow us on Twitter: @podhealing

    Take a look at Mallory’s other work on her website: https://mallorysmart.com/

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    • 57 min
    John Patrick Higgins: Come Into My Mouth

    John Patrick Higgins: Come Into My Mouth

    Become a Patron of Textual Healing: https://www.patreon.com/textualhealing

    John Patrick Higgins is a writer of long and short stories, screenplays and plays. He has had bad teeth for as long as he can remember and you might expect him, being English, not to notice. But he has noticed, and he’s doing something about it. His new book, Teeth, recounts his journey from a mouthful of moist gravel to a pristine, pacific smile, with the Pole-star wattage of a Hollywood A-lister.

    Get it now from Sagging Meniscus Press and read about John's musings on his blog.

    He's also on Twitter: @JohnnyMuggins

    Check out past episodes of Textual Healing on our website: https://textualpodcast.com/

    Rate us on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/textual-healing-with-mallory-smart/id1531379844

    Follow us on Twitter: @podhealing

    Take a look at Mallory’s other work on her website: https://mallorysmart.com/

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Off The Record with Mallory Smart: We Are All Just Prisoners Here

    Off The Record with Mallory Smart: We Are All Just Prisoners Here

    Become a Patron of Textual Healing: https://www.patreon.com/textualhealing

    Mallory Smart is a Chicago-based writer and Editor-in-Chief of Maudlin House. She is the host of the literary/music podcast Textual Healing and cohost of the horror movie podcast That Horrorcast. Her latest book, I Keep My Visions To Myself, just came out from With an X Books.

    Find her on Twitter or Instagram: @malsmart

    Check out past episodes of Textual Healing on our website: https://textualpodcast.com/

    Rate us on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/textual-healing-with-mallory-smart/id1531379844

    Follow us on Twitter: @podhealing

    Take a look at Mallory’s other work on her website: https://mallorysmart.com/

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    • 10 min
    Adventures of Gold featuring Ari Gold

    Adventures of Gold featuring Ari Gold

    Become a Patron of Textual Healing: https://www.patreon.com/textualhealing

    Ari Gold is a film director, poet, musician, & founder/president of Grack Films. His movies have screened at Sundance, Telluride, Karlovy-Vary, & hundreds of other festivals, & he has won over fifty prizes, including best film at SXSW (twice), the Student Oscar, and Best Director at the American Cinematheque / ARPA. 
    Ari is currently in post-production on his third & fourth feature films. Helicopter expands on his student-Oscar-winning short film about his mother’s death, & features legendary director Alejandro Jodorowsky. Brother Verses Brother, a musical odyssey from the streets of San Francisco, is a companion to Ari’s first book of poetry (Father Verses Sons, Rare Bird Lit, 2024).

    Previously, he directed a romantic drama called The Song of Sway Lake which played 52 international film festivals, winning Best Feature at over a dozen of these. It features Rory Culkin, Robert Sheehan (Umbrella Academy), & Mary Beth Peil. His first feature film, air-drum cult comedy Adventures of Power, was called "One of the funniest films in recent years" by NY Magazine, and features Jane Lynch, Michael McKean, Nick Kroll, and Adrian Grenier.

    Ari has a dozen other film & TV projects in various stages of development, and also hosts a podcast about drumming called HotSticks, featuring some of the biggest rock stars on the planet. Ari’s most unusual distinctions include a High Times Magazine "Stoner of the Year" award (for his performance as a drug dealer in the rave film Groove), and a Guinness World Record for commanding the largest air-drum ensemble on earth. And yes, his name was “borrowed” by a TV show.

    Follow @AriGold on Instagram

    Check out past episodes of Textual Healing on our website: https://textualpodcast.com/

    Rate us on Apple Podcasts:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/textual-healing-with-mallory-smart/id1531379844

    Follow us on Twitter: @podhealing

    Take a look at Mallory’s other work on her website: https://mallorysmart.com/

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Ben Tanzer Will Change Your Life

    Ben Tanzer Will Change Your Life

    Become a Patron of Textual Healing: https://www.patreon.com/textualhealing

    Emmy-award winner Ben Tanzer's acclaimed work includes the short story collection UPSTATE, the science fiction novel Orphans and the essay collections Lost in Space and Be Cool. Ben is a storySouth and Pushcart nominee, a finalist for the Annual National Indie Excellence and Eric Hoffer Book Awards, a winner of the Devil's Kitchen Literary Festival Nonfiction Prose Award and a Midwest Book Award. He also received an Honorable Mention at the Chicago Writers Association Book Awards for Traditional Non-Fiction and a Bronze Medal from the Independent Publisher Book Awards. He's written for Hemispheres, Punk Planet, Men’s Health, and The Arrow, AARP’s GenX newsletter. His forthcoming novel The Missing will be released in Spring 2024 by 7.13 Books. He lives in Chicago with his family.

    Check out past episodes of Textual Healing on our website: https://textualpodcast.com/

    Rate us on Apple Podcasts:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/textual-healing-with-mallory-smart/id1531379844

    Follow us on Twitter: @podhealing

    Take a look at Mallory’s other work on her website: https://mallorysmart.com/

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    • 1 hr 57 min

Customer Reviews

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23 Ratings

23 Ratings

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Your favorite writer’s mosh pit preferences…

Take a voyeuristic look into a writer’s playlists, guilty pleasures, middle school dance memories, and mosh pit preferences. And learn something rad about writing along the way!

Michael Paul Kozlowsky ,

A podcast to disappear into.

Lose yourself in this engaging, thoughtful, deviously playful, wonderfully hosted podcast filled with illuminating guests who are writing works that are worth more than just your time, they’re worth your friends’ and family’s time too.

Jojowohoo ,

Fantastic podcast

These guys rock!!!

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