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Mallory Smart interviews today's hottest authors about musical influences, genres, and how all of that plays into the way that they write. Some episodes can be abstract and others are just plain dorky. Either way, they're always fun and informative...

Textual Healing Mallory Smart

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Mallory Smart interviews today's hottest authors about musical influences, genres, and how all of that plays into the way that they write. Some episodes can be abstract and others are just plain dorky. Either way, they're always fun and informative...

    Las Vegas Bootlegger: Noah Cicero and The Idea of Authenticity

    Las Vegas Bootlegger: Noah Cicero and The Idea of Authenticity

    In this episode, we talk to Noah Cicero about his latest book: Las Vegas Bootlegger: Empire of Self-Importance from Trident Press. We also get into lit topics like the way Bruce Springsteen makes us feel, Smokey and the Bandit, and driving in the desert.

    Noah Cicero is 40-years-old, grew up in a small town near Youngstown, Ohio. He has lived in Eugene, Oregon, Grand Canyon, Arizona, Seoul, South Korea and currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has a movie made of his first book called The Human War which won the 2014 Beloit Film Festival award for Best Screenplay. He has books translated into Turkish, Kurdish and Spanish. His first book of poetry Bipolar Cowboy was voted one of the best books on Goodreads in 2015. He has many short stories, articles, and poems published at such places as Thought Catalog, 3AM Magazine, Wales Review, and Amphibi.us.

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    • 57 min
    Florida Man: What's on the Menu with Chase Griffin

    Florida Man: What's on the Menu with Chase Griffin

    In today's episode, we have an hour-long conversation full of zany non-sequiturs with Chase Griffin. My co-host, Andy Tran, joins me while we talk with our favorite Florida Man about things like Kanye, SNL, polar vortexes, and Chase's latest novel: _What's On the Menu?_

    Chase Griffin lives in Tampa, Florida. His work has been featured in The Oyez Review, Breadcrumbs Mag, Funny Looking Dog Quarterly, Maudlin House, and more. His debut novel, What's on the Menu?, was published by Long Day Press. He has a podcast called The Rocco Atleby Foundation presented by Zero Point Fiction.

    Spoiler Alert: Andy might have randomly thrown down a rap during this episode...

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Live from IKEA: D.T. Robbins, Meatballs, and Tampons

    Live from IKEA: D.T. Robbins, Meatballs, and Tampons

    In today's episode, Mallory and Andy hit up D.T. Robbins. They talk about folk music, punk rock, Phoebe Bridgers, Bright Eyes, Elton John, and David Lynch. All of which influence his mood and writing. Accents, shoes, IKEA, and so much more are also brought up in this extremely odd podcast.

    D.T. Robbins lives in Southern California with his wife and two kids. He’s the founding editor of Rejection Letters. You can find some of his work in Hobart, Maudlin House, and X–R-A-Y Lit.

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    • 46 min
    It’s My Sniffle Party And I’ll Yacht Rock If I Want To: an interview with Claire Hopple

    It’s My Sniffle Party And I’ll Yacht Rock If I Want To: an interview with Claire Hopple

    In this episode, Mallory and Andy get a chance to interview Claire Hopple about her love of dreamy indie music like Goth Babe, Sniffle Party, and then whatever the hell Yacht Rock is.

    Claire Hopple lives in Asheville, NC, though she is quick to claim her Western Pennsylvania roots. She is the author of Tell Me How You Really Feel (Maudlin House, 2020 Tired People Seeing America (Dostoevsky Wannabe, 2019), and Too Much of the Wrong Thing (Truth Serum Press, 2017).

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    • 45 min
    We Can All Be Sad Bois: a random conversation with Giacomo Pope

    We Can All Be Sad Bois: a random conversation with Giacomo Pope

    Giacomo Pope is the author of Chainsaw Poems & Other Poems and the founder of Neutral Spaces.

    Much like his writing, this episode is all about passion and obsession. We go further and deeper than we've gone before in this Special Extended Episode of Textual Healing where we discuss not just music and how it relates to an author's specific writing, but ALL writing. Weird cultural habits, philosophy, and travel are also discussed. Things get weird. Things get random. But it always comes down to music and lit.

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Lo-Fi Stories with Joshua Bohnsack

    Lo-Fi Stories with Joshua Bohnsack

    Joshua Bohnsack is the author of Shift Drink (Spork Press, forthcoming 2020) and Burnt Sienna: Cocktails & Stories (Throwback Books, 2017) and his work has appeared in The Rumpus, Hobart, SAND, LitHub, Five:2:One, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, and others. He is the founding editor of Long Day Press, a hand-bound chapbook publisher, an MFA graduate in creative writing at Northwestern University, the assistant managing editor for TriQuarterly, and former managing editor of Curbside Splendor Publishing.

    He grew up on a farm and ran an ice cream shop in rural Illinois until he moved to Chicago. In addition to writing & publishing, he makes music.

    He is featured on today's show where he reads his essay, Mountain, that was published on Vol. 1 Brooklyn. We also get a chance to rant about the band KISS, making your own indie music, and frenemies.

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    • 40 min

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