On The Poetry Show + Stairwell Books Presents, we air The Poetry Show S2.10 AMERICA: PART ONE, which is our last show before we take a summer break. Back soon!
On Stairwell Books Presents: we meet with members of a new Two Rivers show, The FanFiction Show!
First up, on The Poetry Show:
Monday’s show is about AMERICA.
With Trumpsky just now (finally) leaving the UK, we can breathe a sigh of relief. But is he really ‘someone else’s problem’? This final Eden Agency-produced episode from last year finds the planet now even less safe than when 3 million more votes were cast for Hillary. Our guests are Alicia Fernández and Joe Williams. We plan to bring these brill poets back soon for AMERICA: PART TWO. Stay tuned.
I aim for a certain timelessness in our podcasts. Wouldn’t it be great if you are out there listening to this 10 years from now? And when is ‘now’? Doesn’t matter, right?
Well…. history cannot help but show that in 2016, Reality TV star and arrogant egomaniac Donald ‘Cheatin Donald’ Trump became President. So, that does affect my recent work. In 2017, Alan and I took a long road trip from CT to FL and we saw Confederate flags rippling in the breeze; flags painted on giant water towers; and guns worn casually by lots of people. Really strange. The America I knew as a child has changed dramatically and it started with national PTSD after 9/11.
And yet, when you drive 2500 mi, along with the Confederate flags, you see regular people just trying to go about their lives.
Stairwell Books Presents: Meet the new hosts of THE FANFICTION SHOW! Becca Miles, Elly Brine and Emily Drew will discuss Fan Fiction in a new once-a-month show on Two Rivers Radio.