This episode stars Erika T. Wurth (White Horse, Crazy Horse's Girlfriend, Buckskin Cocaine). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Wurth's home in greater Denverland in December 2022.

Direct download: Wurth_ThisPodcastWillChangeYourLife_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:34pm CST

Panties was published as part of the short story collection So Different Now, which was released by CCLaP in 2011. The collection represents Part Two of the linked short story collection UPSTATE re-released in 2020 by Tortoise Books (and originally released under the title The New York Stories by CCLaP in 2015).

Panties is read by Debra Pritzker Tanzer (BIO below).

INTRO/OUTRO music is Drinking of Me and was generously provided by Monkey Wrench.

READER BIO
Debra Pritzker Tanzer worked in advertising for 20+ years in New York and Chicago and has been married to the author for much longer than that. She somewhat grudgingly agreed to read this story, and is bemused by the author's claims that it was inspired by a date they went on to the long demolished Airport Drive-In in Johnson City, NY way back in the 1980s.

https://www.tanzerben.com/blog/upstate-the-podcast

Direct download: Panties_UPSTATEThePodcast_Pritzker_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:22pm CST

Cool, Not Removed was published as part of the short story collection So Different Now, which was released by CCLaP in 2011. The collection represents Part Two of the linked short story collection UPSTATE re-released in 2020 by Tortoise Books (and originally released under the title The New York Stories by CCLaP in 2015).

Cool, Not Removed is read by Patrick Wensink (BIO below).

INTRO/OUTRO music is Drinking of Me and was generously provided by Monkey Wrench.

READER BIO
Patrick Wensink is the bestselling author of several books, including his last novel, "Fake Fruit Factory" which was named one of the best books of 2015 by NPR. His nonfiction appears in Esquire, New York Times, Oxford American and others. He has also penned two acclaimed children's books. He currently teaches creative writing in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee. 

https://www.tanzerben.com/blog/upstate-the-podcast

Direct download: CoolNotRemoved_UPSTATEThePodcast_Wensink_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:56am CST

This most excellent 300th episode stars the most excellent Sara Lippmann (LECH, JERKS, Doll Palace). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Lippmann's home office in the New York City borough known as Brooklyn in December 2022.

Direct download: Lippmann_ThisPodcastWillChangeYourLife_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:14am CST

Stevey was published as part of the short story collection So Different Now, which was released by CCLaP in 2011. The collection represents Part Two of the linked short story collection UPSTATE re-released in 2020 by Tortoise Books (and originally released under the title The New York Stories by CCLaP in 2015).

Stevey is read by David Masciotra (BIO below).

INTRO/OUTRO music is Drinking of Me and was generously provided by Monkey Wrench.

READER BIO
David Masciotra is the author of several books, including I Am Somebody: Why Jesse Jackson Matters (Bloomsbury, 2020), Mellencamp: American Troubadour (University Press of Kentucky, 2015), and a forthcoming examination of the politics of exurbia and suburbia for Melville House Publishing. He has written for the New Republic, the Progressive, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and many other publications on politics, music, and literature. He lives in Indiana, and teaches at Indiana University Northwest. 

https://www.tanzerben.com/blog/upstate-the-podcast

Direct download: Stevey_UPSTATEThePodcast_Masciotra_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:46pm CST

In A Single Bound was published as part of the short story collection So Different Now, which was released by CCLaP in 2011. The collection represents Part Two of the linked short story collection UPSTATE re-released in 2020 by Tortoise Books (and originally released under the title The New York Stories by CCLaP in 2015).

In A Single Bound is read by Seth Berg (BIO below).

INTRO/OUTRO music is Drinking of Me and was generously provided by Monkey Wrench.

READER BIO
Seth Berg is a hatchet-wielding forest-dweller who digs tasty hallucinatory literature. A hot-sauce-addicted pyromaniac with an MFA from Bowling Green State University, Berg fantasizes about flight without mechanisms, alien glyph systems, and snowshoeing through your nocturnal dreamscapes. He is a professor, poet, artifact-maker, and amateur astrophysicist whose mathematically coded collections of poetry will haunt, invigorate, provoke, and inspire you. Berg's first book, Muted Lines From Someone Else’s Memory won the Dark Sky Books 2009 book contest. His second book, Aviary, co-authored with Bradford K. Wolfenden II, won the 2015 Artistically Declined Twin Antlers Contest, and was released by Civil Coping Mechanisms in January of 2017. Other poems and short fiction can be found in Connecticut Review, 13th Warrior Review, Spittoon Literary Review, BlazeVOX, Heavy Feather Literary Review, The Montucky Review, Masque & Spectacle, and Lake Effect, among others. Recently, poems were anthologized in GTCPR Volume III and Daddy Cool. He lives in Minnesota with his two supernatural children, Oak and Sage, and his magical better half, Kori. He loves your face. YEE-HAW, Cletus!!!

https://www.tanzerben.com/blog/upstate-the-podcast

Direct download: Berg_InASingleBound_UPSTATEThePodcast_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:42pm CST

This episode stars Coco Picard (The Healing Circling, The Chronicles of Fortune, Green Lantern Press). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Picard's former home somewhere off on the East coast of the United States in September 2022.

Direct download: Picard_ThisPodcastWillChangeYourLife.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:22pm CST

So Different Now was published as part of the short story collection So Different Now, which was released by CCLaP in 2011. The collection represents Part Two of the linked short story collection UPSTATE re-released in 2020 by Tortoise Books (and originally released under the title The New York Stories by CCLaP in 2015).

So Different Now is read by Donald Quist (BIO below).

INTRO/OUTRO music is Drinking of Me and was generously provided by Monkey Wrench.

READER BIO
Donald Quist is author of two essay collections, Harbors, a Foreword INDIES Bronze Winner and International Book Awards Finalist, and TO THOSE BOUNDED. He has a linked story collection, For Other Ghosts. His writing has appeared in AGNI, North American Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Poets & Writers, The Rumpus, and was Notable in Best American Essays 2018. He is creator of the online nonfiction series PAST TEN. Donald has received fellowships from Sundress Academy for the Arts and Kimbilio Fiction. He has served as a Gus T. Ridgel fellow for the English PhD program at University of Missouri and Director of the MFA in Writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

https://www.tanzerben.com/blog/upstate-the-podcast

Direct download: SoDifferentNow_UPSTATEThePodcast_Quist_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:29am CST

Shooting Stick was published as part of the short story collection Repetition Patterns, which was released by CCLaP in 2008. The collection represents Part One of the linked short story collection UPSTATE re-released in 2020 by Tortoise Books (and originally released under the title The New York Stories by CCLaP in 2015).

Shooting Stick is read by Hosho McCreesh (BIO below).

INTRO/OUTRO music is Drinking of Me and was generously provided by Monkey Wrench.

READER BIO
Hosho McCreesh is currently writing, painting, & making stuff in the gypsum & caliche badlands of the American Southwest. His work has appeared widely in print, audio, & online.

https://www.tanzerben.com/blog/upstate-the-podcast

Direct download: ShootingStick_UPSTATEThePodcast_McCreesh_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:58am CST

Life As He Had Known It was published as part of the short story collection Repetition Patterns, which was released by CCLaP in 2008. The collection represents Part One of the linked short story collection UPSTATE re-released in 2020 by Tortoise Books (and originally released under the title The New York Stories by CCLaP in 2015).

Life As He Had Known It is read by Alice Kaltman (BIO below).

INTRO/OUTRO music is Drinking of Me and was generously provided by Monkey Wrench.

READER BIO
Alice Kaltman is the author of the story collection STAGGERWING, the novels WAVEHOUSE, THE TANTALIZING TALE OF GRACE MINNAUGH, and DAWG TOWNE. Her newest book ALMOST DEADLY, ALMOST GOOD,  a linked collection based on the Seven Deadly Sins and the Seven Heavenly Virtues, is out November 22, 2022. Alice's words appear in journals like Lost Balloon, The Pinch, Joyland, Hobart and BULL, and in numerous anthologies. She's not thrilled by the sound of her own voice, but you might like it. If so, you can hear her read her work at Micro Podcasts, Elevator Stories, and No Contact. Alice splits her time between Brooklyn and Montauk, NY where she lives, surfs, and swims with her husband the sculptor Daniel Wiener and Ollie the Wonder Dog.

https://www.tanzerben.com/blog/upstate-the-podcast

Direct download: LifeAsHeHadKnownIt_UPSTATEThePodcast_Kaltman.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:07pm CST

This episode stars Jackson Bliss (Dream Pop Origami, Counterfactual Love Stories, Amnesia of June Bugs). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Bliss' home in the City of Angels in September 2022.

Direct download: Bliss_ThisPodcastWillChangeYourLife.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:26pm CST

Pac-Man Fever was published as part of the short story collection Repetition Patterns, which was released by CCLaP in 2008. The collection represents Part One of the linked short story collection UPSTATE re-released in 2020 by Tortoise Books (and originally released under the title The New York Stories by CCLaP in 2015).

Pac-Man Fever is read by Mark R. Brand (BIO below).

INTRO/OUTRO music is Drinking of Me and was generously provided by Monkey Wrench.

READER BIO
Mark R. Brand is a Chicago-based fiction writer and English professor. His work includes both creative and critical writing and his courses have won awards for their focus on digital literacies as well as incorporating video games as texts and tackling subjects like virtual reality, augmented reality, and atmospheric media. His previous novels and fiction collections include Life After Sleep, The Damnation of Memory, and Long Live Us, and he is currently working on a nonfiction book examining narratives of parenting in the Great Recession.

https://www.tanzerben.com/blog/upstate-the-podcast

Direct download: PacManFever_UPSTATEThePodcast_Brand_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:47pm CST

Change Of Plans was published as part of the short story collection Repetition Patterns, which was released by CCLaP in 2008. The collection represents Part One of the linked short story collection UPSTATE re-released in 2020 by Tortoise Books (and originally released under the title The New York Stories by CCLaP in 2015).

Change Of Plans is read by Christopher Bowen (BIO below).

INTRO/OUTRO music is Drinking of Me and was generously provided by Monkey Wrench.

READER BIO
Christopher Bowen is the author of the chapbook We Were Giants, the novella When I Return to You, I Will Be Unfed, and the non-fiction Debt. He was a semi-finalist in the 2017 Faulkner-Wisdom Novella Competition and honorable mention in the 45th New Millennium Writing Awards in the non-fiction category.

https://www.tanzerben.com/blog/upstate-the-podcast

Direct download: ChangeOfPlans_UPSTATEThePodcast_Bowen_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:48pm CST

This episode stars former (and forever) guest Giano Cromley (The Prince of Infinite Space, What We Build Upon the Ruins, The Last Good Halloween). It was recorded live and on a walk along Division Street in Chicago, IL that started and concluded at Rite Liquors in September 2022.

Direct download: Cromley_ThisPodcastWillChangeYourLife_2022After_conversion.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:43pm CST

What We Thought We Knew was published as part of the short story collection Repetition Patterns, which was released by CCLaP in 2008. The collection represents Part One of the linked short story collection UPSTATE re-released in 2020 by Tortoise Books (and originally released under the title The New York Stories by CCLaP in 2015).

What We Thought We Knew is read by Tom Williams (BIO below).

INTRO/OUTRO music is Drinking of Me and was generously provided by Monkey Wrench.

READER BIO
Tom Williams has published three books of fiction: The Mimic’s Own Voice, Don’t Start Me Talkin’, and Among the Wild Mulattos and Other Tales. Tom is the Dean of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at the University of Central Arkansas. He lives in Conway, Arkansas with his wife and two children, but wishes he lived a little bit closer to Mr. Tanzer, as every time they’ve been together the fun did not stop.

https://www.tanzerben.com/blog/upstate-the-podcast

Direct download: WhatWeThoughtWeKnew_UPSTATEThePodcast_Williams_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:03am CST

The Gift was published as part of the short story collection Repetition Patterns, which was released by CCLaP in 2008. The collection represents Part One of the linked short story collection UPSTATE re-released in 2020 by Tortoise Books (and originally released under the title The New York Stories by CCLaP in 2015).

The Gift is read by Serena Makofsky (BIO below).

INTRO/OUTRO music is Drinking of Me and was generously provided by Monkey Wrench.

READER BIO
Serena spends her time writing 10-minute plays, constructing pop culture altars, and translating street rhymes into Spanish.

https://www.tanzerben.com/blog/upstate-the-podcast

Direct download: UPSTATE_TheGift_Makofsky_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:02pm CST

This episode stars Ashley Marie Farmer (Dear Damage, Beside Myself, The Women). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Farmer's home in the Salt Lake City in August 2022.

Direct download: Farmer_TPWCYL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:53am CST

The Babysitter was published as part of the short story collection Repetition Patterns, which was released by CCLaP in 2008. The collection represents Part One of the linked short story collection UPSTATE re-released in 2020 by Tortoise Books (and originally released under the title The New York Stories by CCLaP in 2015).

The Babysitter is read by Cyn Vargas (BIO below).

INTRO/OUTRO music is Drinking of Me and was generously provided by Monkey Wrench.

READER BIO
Cyn Vargas is the author of the short story collection On the Way, which made Newcity Lit’s Top 5 Fiction Books by Chicago Authors, Chicago Book Review’s Favorite Books of 2015, Bustle’s 11 Short Story Collections Your Book Club Will Love, and Chicago Writers Association 2015 Book of the Year, Honorable Mention. Her prose and essays have been published in the Chicago Reader, Word Riot, Split Lip Magazine, Hypertext Magazine, Midnight Breakfast, Bird’s Thumb, among others. She received a Top 25 Finalist and Honorable Mention in two of Glimmer Train's Short Story Award for New Writers Contests, is the recipient of the Guild Literary Complex Prose Award in Fiction, is a Core Faculty Member in Short Fiction and voted 2022 Instructor of the Year at StoryStudio Chicago, Curatorial Board Member for the Ragdale Foundation, on the Board of Directors for Hypertext Studio, and earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia College Chicago. Recently, her story, Myrna's Dad, was selected by Symphony Space Selected Shorts to be performed on stage. www.cynvargas.com

https://www.tanzerben.com/blog/upstate-the-podcast

Direct download: TheBabysitter_UPSTATE_Vargas.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:11am CST

Repetition Patterns was published as part of the short story collection Repetition Patterns, which was released by CCLaP in 2008. The collection represents Part One of the linked short story collection UPSTATE re-released in 2020 by Tortoise Books (and originally released under the title The New York Stories by CCLaP in 2015).

Repetition Patterns is read by Judy Tanzer (BIO below).

INTRO/OUTRO music is Drinking of Me and was generously provided by Monkey Wrench.

READER BIO
Being the mother of the author of UPSTATE, Judy Tanzer was around for most of the time period Ben was writing about. However, it has been illuminating to her how people of different ages, that is Ben and herself, and different perspectives remember so differently, or at least somewhat differently, events that occurred. Judy had a psychotherapy practice when Ben was growing up, so the influence of wanting to understand why and how things happen, runs in the family.

https://www.tanzerben.com/blog/upstate-the-podcast

Direct download: RepetitionPatterns_UPSTATE_ThePodcast_Tanzer_CHR3_320k.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:44pm CST

This episode stars Jerry Stahl, yes that Jerry Stahl (Permanent Midnight, I, Fatty, Nein, Nein, Nein!). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Stahl's home in the City of Angels in September 2022.

Direct download: Stahl_ThisPodcastWillChangeYourLife.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:40pm CST

This episode stars Andrew Farkas (The Great Indoorsman, The Big Red Herring, Sunsphere and Self-Titled Debut). It was recorded in-person, yes, you read that correctly, at Longman & Eagle in Chicago, IL in July 2022.
Direct download: Farkas_TPWCYL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:39pm CST

This episode stars Eileen Joyce Donovan (Promises) on the occasion of the release of her new book A Lady Newspaperman's Dilemma. It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Donovan's home on the island of Manhattan in September 2022.
Direct download: Donovan_ThisPodcastWillChangeYourLife.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:46am CST

This episode stars Jonathan Papernick (There is No Other, The Book of Stone, I Am My Beloveds). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Papernick's now former Massachusetts home in June 2022.

Direct download: Papernick_TPWCYLAfter_conversion.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:32am CST

This episode stars Kacy Tellessen (Freaks of a Feather). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Tellessen's office somewhere off in the great Northwest in July 2022.

Direct download: Tellessen_TPWCYL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:45pm CST

This episode stars Elizabeth Coffey and Mark Wish (Coolest American Stories). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Coffey and Wish's home in the City of New York in June 2022.
Direct download: Wish_Coffee_TPWCYL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:16pm CST

This episode stars Brad Listi (Be Brief and Tell Them Everything, Board, Attention.Deficit.Disorder., Otherppl with Brad Listi). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Listi's home studio in the City of Angels in June 2022.
 
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Direct download: Listi2022_TPWCYL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:12am CST

This episode stars Jason Fisk (Sub Urbane, Sadly Beautiful, Salt Creek Anthology) on the occasion of the release of his debut novel The Craigslist Incident. It was recorded in-person, yes, you read that correctly, at Moody's Pub in Chicago, IL in June 2022.
Direct download: Fisk2022_TPWCYL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:10pm CST

This episode stars Christine Marie Eberle (Finding God in Ordinary Time) on the occasion of the release of her new book Finding God Abiding: Daily Meditations. It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Eberle's home in Pennsylvania in May 2022 (where she encourages you to read only one meditation per day).
Direct download: Eberle_TPWCYLII.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:28pm CST

This episode stars Angelique Pesce on the occasion of the release of her debut novel American Pastime. It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Pesce's home in Connecticut, also the home of ESPN, which seems appropriate in May 2022.
Direct download: Pesce_TPWCYL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:22pm CST

This episode stars Jared Yates Sexton (The Hook and The Haymaker, The Man They Wanted Me to Be, American Rule: How a Nation Conquered the World but Failed Its People and many more). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Sexton's home in the increasingly purple state of Georgia in April 2022.
Direct download: Sexton_TPWCYL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:15pm CST

This episode stars Anita K. Newman on the occasion of the release of her debut children's book Clark the Colorblind Chameleon. It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Newman's home in Carver, Massachusetts, named for John Carver, the first governor of the Plymouth Colony, so there's that, in May 2022.
Direct download: AnitaKNewman_TPWCYL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:08pm CST

This episode stars Keith Lesmeister (We Could've Been Happy Here, EastOver Press). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Lesmeister's home, which just may be proximal to the Driftless Area (which is pretty cool if you don't know and which you'll learn more about on this episode of the podcast) in April 2022.
Direct download: Lesmeister_TPWCYL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:51pm CST

This episode stars Adam Robinson (Publishing Genius, Studio Friend, Good Book Developers). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Robinson's office in greater Atlantaland in April 2022.
Direct download: Robinson_TPWCYL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:54pm CST

This episode stars Deborah S. Greenhut (The Hoarder's Wife). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Greenhut's home in The Garden State in March 2022.

Direct download: Greenhut_TPWCYL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:29pm CST

This episode stars Andrew DeYoung (The Temps, The Exo Project). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and DeYoung's home office in the great state of Minnesota in February 2022.

Direct download: DeYoung_TPWCYL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:21pm CST

This episode stars Amy Long (Taylor Swift as Books, Codependence: Essays). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and what I believe must have been Florida in February 2022.
Direct download: Long_Swift_ThisPodcastWillChangeYourLife.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:28pm CST

This episode stars Luke Jerod Kummer (The Blue Period, Takers Mad). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and an underground location outside New York City in January 2022.
Direct download: Kummer.ThisPodcastWillChangeYourLife.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:22pm CST

This episode stars Beth Gilstrap (Deadheading & Other Stories, I Am Barbarella: Stories). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Gilstrap's home in Kentucky, not North Carolina, in December 2021.

Direct download: Gilstrap_ThisPodcastWillChangeYourLife.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:36pm CST

This episode stars Matthew Specktor (Always Crashing in the Same Car, That Summertime Sound, Los Angeles Review of Books). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Specktor's home in the City of Angels in December 2021. 

Direct download: Specktor_ThisPodcastWillChangeYourLife.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:24pm CST



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