66 episodes

Legendary time-traveling writer H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes literary giants to The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles for a lively discussion in front of a live audience. Unscripted, barely researched, all fun! Guests include Andy Richter, Maya Rudolph, Matt Gourley, Andy Daly, Scott Aukerman, John Ross Bowie and many more! Follow us on Twitter: @DeadAuthorPod. For more information on The Echo Park Time Travel Mart and 826LA’s many tutoring and writing programs, visit 826LA.org.

The Dead Authors Podcast Paul F. Tompkins and Ben Zelevansky

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 1.5K Ratings

Legendary time-traveling writer H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes literary giants to The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles for a lively discussion in front of a live audience. Unscripted, barely researched, all fun! Guests include Andy Richter, Maya Rudolph, Matt Gourley, Andy Daly, Scott Aukerman, John Ross Bowie and many more! Follow us on Twitter: @DeadAuthorPod. For more information on The Echo Park Time Travel Mart and 826LA’s many tutoring and writing programs, visit 826LA.org.

    Chapter 50: L. Frank Baum, featuring Chris Tallman

    Chapter 50: L. Frank Baum, featuring Chris Tallman

    Chapter 50: In this final installment of the free monthly podcast, H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes author/showman loud person L. Frank Baum (Chris Tallman) to the Dead Authors stage. I've a feeling we're not in iTunes anymore!

    DEAD AUTHORS SHALL RETURN

    Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA.

    826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

    For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

    Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Preface: Henry Miller and Sylvia Plath, featuring Eddie Pepitone and Jen Kirkman

    Preface: Henry Miller and Sylvia Plath, featuring Eddie Pepitone and Jen Kirkman

    H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Henry Miller (Eddie Pepitone) and Sylvia Plath (Jen Kirkman) in the very first recorded version of The Dead Authors Podcast.

    About 826:

    826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

    For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

    Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

    • 47 min
    Chapter 49: Albert Camus, featuring Steve Agee

    Chapter 49: Albert Camus, featuring Steve Agee

    Chapter 49: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes  Albert Camus (Steve Agee) to the Dead Authirs stage for an evening of... oh, what's the POINT.

    Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

    826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

    For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/ 

    Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

    • 56 min
    Addendum vi: Beatrix Potter, featuring Lauren Lapkus

    Addendum vi: Beatrix Potter, featuring Lauren Lapkus

    H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Beatrix Potter (Lauren Lapkus) to a special traveling edition of The Dead Authors Podcast. Recorded Live at San Francisco Sketchfest, San Francisco, CA, 6 Februaruy 2015.

    About 826:

    826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

    For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

    Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

     

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Addendum v: William Butler Yeats, featuring David Rees

    Addendum v: William Butler Yeats, featuring David Rees

    H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes William Butler Yeats (David Rees) to a special traveling edition of The Dead Authors Podcast. Recorded Live at Littlefield as part of New York's Superweek, Brooklyn, NY, 8 October 2014.

    Photo: Mindy Tucker

    About 826:

    826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

    For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

    Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

     

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Addendum iv: Lucy Maud Montgomery, featuring Ryan Beil

    Addendum iv: Lucy Maud Montgomery, featuring Ryan Beil

    H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Lucy Maud Montgomery (Ryan Beil) to a special traveling edition of The Dead Authors Podcast. Recorded Live at The Sunday Service's "Comedy Bender," Vancouvcer, BC, Canada, 22 September 2014.

    About 826:

    826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

    For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

    Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

     

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

CavemanDan42 ,

Best Podcast Ever?

Yes!

Help2385730 ,

I]help my first review sounded angry and I can’t replace it

THe most underappreciated podcast of all time. The Dana Carvey Show of podcasts. The “Get a Life” (the show not the angry paternal admonition) of podcasts. The High Anxiety of podcasts. The Camelot (the musical not the….legendary castle in England?…or the Kennedy administration both of which are still fairly well appreciated).

CC loves Disney ,

Only a pity I’ve discovered it so late

Finally, I can find out what Plato and Glaucon were really up to, and get L Frank Baum’s take on the movie. Fantastic. It’s a finite supply, so take your time maybe? Or don’t, who am I to tell you how to live. I’m just a stranger reviewing a defunct podcast.

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