This episode stars Judith Krummeck (Old New Worlds, The Deceived Ones). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Krummeck's Charm City home in April 2024.

Direct download: Krummeck_TPWCYL_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:44am CDT

This episode stars Jeff Margolis (We're Live in 5: My Extraordinary Life in Television). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Margolis' office in the City of Angels in March 2024.

Direct download: Margolis_TPWCYL_FINALII.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:55pm CDT

This episode stars Tobias Carroll (In The Sight, Transitory, Vol. 1 Brooklyn). It was recorded in-person and in the host's wildly under utilized South Loop office in February 2024.

Direct download: Carroll_TPWCYL_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:56pm CDT

This episode stars Mallory Smart (I Keep My Visions to Myself, The Only Living Girl in Chicago, Maudlin House). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Smart's greater Chicagoland home in March 2024.

Direct download: Smart_TPWCYL_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:37pm CDT

This episode stars Ben Tanzer, me (The Missing, UPSTATE, Orphans), in conversation with the awfully splendiferous Giano Cromley. It was recorded in-person walking along Division Street in Chicago, IL in March 2024.

Direct download: Tanzer_TPWCYL_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:32pm CDT

This special AWP 2024 episode stars John Reed (The Never End, Snowball's Chance, Tales of Woe, and many more). It was recorded in-person at AWP 2024 in Kansas City, MO in February, wait for it...2024.

Direct download: Reed_TPWCYL_FINALIII.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:15pm CDT

This episode stars Lisa Niver (Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Niver's City of Angels home in January 2024.

Direct download: Niver_TPWCYL_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:11pm CDT

This episode stars Diego Báez (Yaguareté White). It was recorded in-person at Báez's City Colleges of Chicago office on the north side of The Jewel of the Midwest in January 2024.

Direct download: Baez_TPWCYL_FINALII.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:21pm CDT

This episode stars Dana Kaye (Kaye Publicity). It was recorded in-person at Kaye's home office on the north side of Chicago, IL in January 2024.

Direct download: Kaye_TPWCYL_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:20pm CDT

This episode stars Eugenio Volpe (I, Caravaggio). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Volpe's El Lay home in January 2024.

Direct download: Volpe_TPWCYL_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:24pm CDT

This episode stars John Noltner (Lessons on the Road to Peace, A Peace of My Mind). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and wherever Noltner is hanging his hat these days in December 2023.

Direct download: Noltner_TPWCYL_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:54pm CDT

This episode stars Jacob Budenz (Tea Leaves). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Budenz's Charm City home in December 2023.

Direct download: Budenz_TPWCYL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:23pm CDT

This episode stars Christina Olson (The Anxiety Workbook, The Last Mastodon) & Ben Drevlow (The Book of Rusty, Ina-Baby: a love story in reverse). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Olson and Drevlow's home in the Peach State, otherwise known as Georgia, in November 2023.

Direct download: Olson_Drevlow_TPWCYL_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:33pm CDT

This episode stars JJ Starr (The Mother I Knew: Race to Thunder Bay And The Battle For The Commons). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Starr's home in the Commonwealth of Virginia in November 2023.

Direct download: Starr_TPWCYL_II.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:57pm CDT

This episode stars Elizabeth Strauss Friedman (The Lost Positive, The Eggshell Skull Rule, Gathered Bones are Known to Wander). It was recorded in-person at Strauss Friedman's home on the north side of Chicago, IL in October 2023.

Direct download: Friedman_TPWCYL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:03pm CDT

This episode stars SpiderMeka (SpiderMeka Portraits).  It was recorded in-person at the SpiderMeka Portraits studio on the north side of Chicago, IL in October 2023.

Direct download: SpiderMeka_TPWCYL_FINALII.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:40pm CDT

This episode stars Jennifer Banash (The Rise and Fall of Ava Arcana, Silent Alarm, White Lines). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Banash's home in the city that never sleeps in September 2023.

Direct download: Banash_TPWCYL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:42am CDT

This episode stars Shawn Samuelson Henry (Made in Maine). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Henry's home in the Tar Heel state, also known as North Carolina, and not Maine, in September 2023.

Direct download: Henry_TPWCYL_FINALII.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:09pm CDT

This episode stars Matt Micheli (Two Minutes With The Devil, Scratched, The White). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Micheli's home in the Republic of Texas in August 2023.

Direct download: Micheli_TPWCYL_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:42pm CDT

This episode stars Daniel Cooney, Andrew Fredericks, Gabriel Joffe, Karla Murthy & Jamie Diaz (Love, Jamie, Daniel Cooney Fine Art). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and a variety of locations across the country in July 2023.

Direct download: LoveJamie_TPWCYL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:43am CDT

Things Start was published as part of the short story collection After the Flood, which was released by CCLaP in 2014. The collection represents Part Three 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).

Things Start is the final chapter of UPSTATE: The Podcast.

Things Start is read by Sara Lippmann (BIO below).

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

READER BIO
Sara Lippmann is the author of the novel Lech (Tortoise Books) and the story collections Doll Palace (re-released by 7.13 Books) and Jerks (Mason Jar Press.) Her fiction has been honored by the New York Foundation for the Arts, and her essays have appeared in The Millions, The Washington Post, Catapult, The Lit Hub and elsewhere. With Seth Rogoff, she is co-editing the anthology Smashing the Tablets: Radical Retellings of the Hebrew Bible for SUNY Press. She is a founding member of the Writing Co-Lab and lives with her family in Brooklyn. For more, visit https://www.saralippmann.com/.

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

Direct download: ThingsStart_UPSTATEThePodcast_Lippmann_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:32pm CDT

This episode stars Laura Carney (My Father's List). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Carney's home in the great state of New Jersey in June 2023.

Direct download: Carney_TPWCYL_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:05am CDT

Something Like This was published as part of the short story collection After the Flood, which was released by CCLaP in 2014. The collection represents Part Three 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).

Something Like This is read by Clayton Smith (BIO below).

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

READER BIO
Clayton Smith is an award-winning author, a professor, and a podcaster whose work includes the novels Apocalypticon, Na Akua, and Anomaly Flats, and the comedy podcast Is This a Ghost? He is head of the Marketing program at Columbia College Chicago, where he teaches courses in digital media strategy and emerging platforms. He currently lives with his wife and two daughters just outside of Chicago, and he is very good at whiskey. You can find his work at StateOfClayton.com.

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

Direct download: SomethingLikeThis_Smith_UPSTATEThePodcast_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:27am CDT

Night Swimming was published as part of the short story collection After the Flood, which was released by CCLaP in 2014. The collection represents Part Three 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).

Night Swimming is read by Mike Smolarek (BIO below).

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

READER BIO
Mike Smolarek writes from Riverside, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. He has been published in Train River Short Stories, Two With Water, and Daddy Cool, an anthology of writing by and for dads edited by Ben Tanzer. He has been part of several reading series, including Two With Water/Curbside Splendor and Essay Fiesta. His favorite color is green and he can be found at http://msmolarek.blogspot.com//.

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

Direct download: NightSwimming_UPSTATEThePodcast_Smolarek_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:19pm CDT

Longing was published as part of the short story collection After the Flood, which was released by CCLaP in 2014. The collection represents Part Three 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).

Longing is read by Paula Bomer (BIO below).

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

READER BIO
Paula Bomer is the author of the novels Tante Eva and Nine Months, the story collections Inside Madeleine and Baby and other Stories, and the essay collection, Mystery and Mortality. She grew up in South Bend, Indiana and has lived for over 30 years in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in The Cut, Bomb Magazine, The Mississippi Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, TalkSpace and elsewhere.

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

Direct download: Longing_UPSTATEThePodcast_Bomer_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:22am CDT

This episode stars Suzanne Clores (The Extraordinary Project Podcast, Memoirs of a Spiritual Outsider). It was recorded in-person, and outdoors, yes, in-person and outdoors, at Berger Park on the north side of Chicago, IL in May 2023, not 2024.

Direct download: Clores_ThisPodcastWillChangeYourLife.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00pm CDT

A Different Story was published as part of the short story collection After the Flood, which was released by CCLaP in 2014. The collection represents Part Three 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).

A Different Story is read by Dr. Mike McClelland (BIO below).

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

READER BIO
Like Sharon Stone and the zipper, Dr. Mike McClelland is originally from Meadville, Pennsylvania. He has lived on five different continents but now resides in Illinois with his husband, two sons, and a menagerie of rescue dogs. He is the author of the short fiction collection Gay Zoo Day and teaches creative writing at Eastern Illinois University. His fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in Rolling Stone, The New York Times, WIRED, Boston Review, Vox, The Baffler, Fairy Tale Review, and a number of literary magazines and anthologies. He is a graduate of Allegheny College, The London School of Economics, the MFA Program at Georgia College, and the University of Georgia's Creative Writing PhD program. Find him online at magicmikewrites.com.

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

Direct download: ADifferentStory_UPSTATEThePodcast_FINAL_McClelland.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:48pm CDT

We Were All Here was published as part of the short story collection After the Flood, which was released by CCLaP in 2014. The collection represents Part Three 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).

We Were All Here is read by Mallory Smart (BIO below).

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

READER BIO
Mallory Smart is a Chicago-based writer and the Editor-in-Chief of the publishing house, Maudlin House. She also talks about music and literature on the podcast, Textual Healing. Her first novel, The Only Living Girl in Chicago, was released from Trident Press.

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

Direct download: WeWereAllHere_UPSTATEThePodcast_Smart_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:16pm CDT

This episode stars Gogo Germaine, a.k.a. Erin K. Barnes (Glory Guitars). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Germaine's home in the wilds of Colorado in April 2023.

Direct download: Germaine_TPWCYL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:28pm CDT

What We Talk About When We Talk About The Flood was published as part of the short story collection After the Flood, which was released by CCLaP in 2014. The collection represents Part Three 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 Talk About When We Talk About The Flood is read by Christian Winn (BIO below).

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

READER BIO
Christian Winn is a fiction writer, poet, teacher of creative writing, and literary event producer living and working in Boise, Idaho. He is the author of the story collections NAKED ME and What's Wrong With You is What's Wrong With Me, and has two novel manuscripts and a collection ready to roll out into the world in 2023. He is the cofounder and Director of Storyfort and Story Forward and served as the State of Idaho's Writer in Residence from 2016 - 2019. His work has appeared in McSweeney's, Ploughshares, The Chicago Tribune's Printers Row Journal, Glimmer Train, Joyland, and elsewhere. Find out more about things Christian Winn at christainwinn.com.

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

Direct download: WhatWeTalkAboutWhenWeTalkAboutTheFlood_UPSTATEThePodcast_Winn_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:31pm CDT

Vision was published as part of the short story collection After the Flood, which was released by CCLaP in 2014. The collection represents Part Three 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).

Vision is read by Adam Lawrence (BIO below).

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

READER BIO
Residing in New York City’s Lower East Side, Adam Lawrence works for brands, documentary filmmakers, and anyone else who stumbles across his Music Supervision, Footage Research, and related Licensing/Clearance services. Classically Gen-X. Informal post-formalist. Recent enthusiastic convert to planking. Husband, Father. Doer of photos and assorted multidisciplinary art stuffs. Adam can be found on Twitter (@madaecnerwal) & Flickr (flickr.com/photos/adamlawrence/).

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

Direct download: Vision_UPSTATEThePodcast_Lawrence_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:03pm CDT

Freddie's Dead was published as part of the short story collection After the Flood, which was released by CCLaP in 2014. The collection represents Part Three 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).

Watching And Waiting is read by Robert James Russell (BIO below).

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

READER BIO
Robert James Russell is the author of the forthcoming graphic memoir Hard Body: A Personal History of My Form on Display (Simon & Schuster, 2024). He is the founding editor of the literary journal CHEAP POP. His illustrations and writing have appeared in print and online at NPR, The Rumpus, The Offing, Shenandoah, Gulf Coast, New South, and Passages North, among others. A native of Michigan, Robert lives and works in Lincoln, Nebraska. You can find his art and writing at robertjamesrussell.com, or on Twitter/Instagram at @robhollywood.

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

Direct download: FreddiesDead_UPSTATEThePodcast_Russell_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:39pm CDT

This episode stars Noah Michelson (HuffPost Personal). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Michelson's home in the borough of Brooklyn in March 2023.

Direct download: MichelsonII_TPWCYL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:09pm CDT

This episode stars Timothy Gager (Best of Timothy Gager: Poems, Essays, and Stories, 
The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan, Short Street, and as you will learn, much, much more). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Gager's home in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (the second episode in a row originating from the Commonwealth might I add) in March 2023.

Direct download: Gager_TPWCYL_FINALII.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:19pm CDT

Watching And Waiting was published as part of the short story collection After the Flood, which was released by CCLaP in 2014. The collection represents Part Three 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).

Watching And Waiting is read by Pete Anderson (BIO below).

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

READER BIO
Pete Anderson is the author of the novel Wheatyard and the short story collection Where the Marshland Came to Flower. He has lunched and drank with Ben Tanzer for fifteen great years. He once drove through Binghamton on a long road trip, but, unable to find a diner for breakfast, kept going without stopping, and finally settled for Hardee’s along the interstate. 

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

Direct download: WatchingAndWaiting_UPSTATEThePodcast_Anderson_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:26pm CDT

The Runner was published as part of the short story collection After the Flood, which was released by CCLaP in 2014. The collection represents Part Three 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 Runner is read by Ray Charbonneau (BIO below).

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

READER BIO
Ray Charbonneau is the author of a number of books on running. That number is currently five. His work has appeared in the Boston Globe, the Christian Science Monitor, Marathon & Beyond, and other publications. He's also the host of Tardis Jukebox on WMFO-FM, a show that's been called "the best hour of radio in the Boston area." Ray has run more than thirty marathons and ultramarathons, including one and a half 100 mile races, without winning a single one. But there's always tomorrow. Find out more at y42k.com.

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

Direct download: TheRunner_UPSTATEThePodcast_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:32pm CDT

Untrammeled was published as part of the short story collection After the Flood, which was released by CCLaP in 2014. The collection represents Part Three 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).

Untrammeled is read by Gerald Brennan (BIO below).

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

READER BIO
Gerald Brennan earned a B.S. in European History from West Point and an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University. He's the author of Resistance, which Kirkus called “an extremely impressive debut,” and four space books including the forthcoming Alone on the Moon, which prompted one blurbist to dub him "the poet laureate of the desolation of space." His writing has appeared in the Chicago Tribune and Newcity, and he was on the latter's 2019 Lit 50 list of notable literary Chicagoans; he's also the founder of Tortoise Books, a Chicago-based independent press that WGN Radio's Rick Kogan recently called “…one of the best, most provocative, and rewarding publishing houses in the entire country.”

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

Direct download: Untrammeled_UPSTATEThePodcast_Brennan_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:30am CDT

This episode stars Shannon Downey (Badass Cross Stitch). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Downey's current home in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in February 2023.

Direct download: Downey_ThisPodcastWillChangeYourLife_FINALIIAfter_conversion.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:35am CDT

God's Work was published as part of the short story collection After the Flood, which was released by CCLaP in 2014. The collection represents Part Three 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).

God's Work is read by Barry Graham (BIO below).

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

READER BIO
Barry Graham is a writer and a gambler from Pennsylvania Dutch Country. 

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

Direct download: GodsWork_UPSTATEThePodcast_Graham_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:48pm CDT

Barely Breathing was published as part of the short story collection After the Flood, which was released by CCLaP in 2014. The collection represents Part Three 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).

Barely Breathing is read by Tim Walikis (BIO below).

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

READER BIO
Tim Walikis aka [OMIT], Timo, Slick Wilson, etc…is an artist, sculptor, musician, and Art Dept. Scenic artist for films. Member of local 829. He has exhibited his art in New York and California. Tim has played guitar bass and sang in multiple bands in New York and California. He has been in the Buffalo band Monkey Wrench since 1989. Tim is from Upstate NY, but has lived in San Diego, Los Angeles, Lake Tahoe and Buffalo.

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

Direct download: BarelyBreathing_UPSTATEThePodcast_Walikis_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:49pm CDT

Stabbed In The Back was published as part of the short story collection After the Flood, which was released by CCLaP in 2014. The collection represents Part Three 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).

Stabbed In The Back is read by Leesa Cross-Smith (BIO below).

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

READER BIO
Leesa Cross-Smith is a homemaker and the author of half a dozen books: Every Kiss A War, Whiskey & Ribbons, So We Can Glow, This Close To Okay, Half-Blown Rose, and the forthcoming Goodbye Earl. She lives in Kentucky with her high school sweetheart husband and their two teenagers.

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

Direct download: StabbedInTheBack_UPSTATEThePodcast_CrossSmith_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:25pm CDT

This episode stars Paul Lamb (One-Match Fire). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Lamb's home (albeit, and sadly, not his cabin) somewhere in the greater Kansas City area (which is yes, home to the recent Super Bowl winning Chiefs) in December 2022.

Direct download: Lamb_ThisPodcastWillChangeYourLife_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:23pm CDT

How It Works was published as part of the short story collection After the Flood, which was released by CCLaP in 2014. The collection represents Part Three 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).

How It Works is read by Leland Cheuk (BIO below).

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

READER BIO
Leland Cheuk is an award-winning author of three books of fiction, most recently NO GOOD VERY BAD ASIAN. Cheuk’s work has appeared in publications such as NPR, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Salon, among other outlets. He’s been awarded fellowships at MacDowell, Hawthornden Castle, Djerassi, and elsewhere. He is the founder of the indie press 7.13 Books and lives in Los Angeles. You can follow him on Twitter @lcheuk and at lelandcheuk.com. 

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

Direct download: HowItWorks_UPSTATEThePodcast_Cheuk_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:32pm CDT

This episode stars Daniel Nester (Harsh Realm: My 1990s, Shader, The Incredible Sestina Anthology). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Nester's home in New York state's greater Capital Region in December 2022.

Direct download: Nester_ThisPodcastWillChangeYourLife.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:09pm CDT

No Nothing 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).

No Nothing is read by Ryan W. Bradley (BIO below).

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

READER BIO
Ryan W. Bradley is a sometimes writer/artist and a full-time Marketing Manager for a 15-branch library system. He has written too many books and abandoned just the right amount. 

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

Direct download: NoNothing_UPSTATEThePodcast_Bradley_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:08pm CDT

Goddess 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).

Goddess is read by Glen Binger (BIO below).

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

READER BIO
Glen Binger is an author, teacher, and coach from by-the-beach, New Jersey. He hosts the podcast Betterism and his most recent books are Head Games: The Novel and Darren's Journal

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

Direct download: Goddess_UPSTATEThePodcast_Binger_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:25am CDT

Never Said 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).

Never Said is read by Joseph G. Peterson (BIO below).

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

READER BIO
Joseph G. Peterson is the author of the novel Memorandum from the Iowa Cloud Appreciation Society.

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

Direct download: NeverSaid_UPSTATEThePodcast_Peterson_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:20am CDT

This episode stars Sari Botton (And You May Find Yourself..., Oldster Magazine, Memoir Monday, Adventures in Journalism). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Botton's home somewhere outside of New York City in November 2022.

Direct download: Botton_ThisPodcastWillChangeYourLife.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:10am CDT

Just Like That 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).

Just Like That is read by Giano Cromley (BIO below).

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

READER BIO
Giano Cromley's latest novel is The Prince of Infinite Space. He's twice been a finalist for the High Plains Book Award. He is the recipient of an Artists Fellowship from the Illinois Arts Council, and recently completed a BookEnds Fellowship with Stony Brook University. He's an English professor at Kennedy-King College in Chicago, where he is chair of the Communications Department, and sits on the committee for the Center of Equity for Creative Arts.

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Direct download: UPSTATE_JustLikeThat_Cromley_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:09pm CDT

This episode stars Mike DeCapite (Jacket Weather, Creamsicle Blue, Through the Windshield). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and DeCapite's home in... where else, the New York City in November 2022.

Direct download: DeCapite_ThisPodcastWillChangeYourLife.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:48pm CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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.

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

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 CDT

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 CDT

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

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

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.

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

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

This episode stars Lee Matthew Goldberg (Stalker Stalked, Grenade Bouquets, Runaway Train and so many more). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Goldberg's home on the island known as Manhattan in October 2021. 

Direct download: Goldberg_2021_ThisPodcastWillChangeYourLife.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:05am CDT

This episode stars Diane Grimard Wilson (Brain Dance: My Journey with Invisible Illness, Second Chances, and the Wonders of Applied Neuroscience). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Wilson's home in the greater Chicagoland suburbs in August 2021. 

Direct download: DianeGrimardWilson_ThisPodcastWillChangeYourLife.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:27am CDT

This episode stars Frank Zafiro (Wrong Place, Write Crime podcast and so many gritty, crime novels). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Zafiro's home in the Pacific Northwest in August 2021. 

Direct download: Zafiro_ThisPodcastWillChangeYourLife.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:27pm CDT

This episode stars James Tate Hill (Blind Man's Bluff). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Hill's home in North Carolina (which just may be our very first discussion originated from there) in October 2021. 

Direct download: Hill_ThisPodcastWillChangeYourLife.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:15pm CDT

This episode stars Joanna C. Valente (A Love Story, Yes, Poetry, Luna Luna Magazine). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Valente's home in New York (not Yonkers sadly) in September 2021. 

Direct download: Valente_ThisPodcastWillChangeYourLife.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:01pm CDT

This episode stars Avner Landes (Meiselman: The Lean Years). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL (and Landes' former hometown, sort of), and Landes' current home in Tel Aviv (yes, that Tel Aviv) in August 2021. 

Direct download: Landes_ThisPodcastWillChangeYourLife.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:16am CDT

This episode stars Robert Tomaino (New Madrid). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Tomaino's home, which is not out west, but east (east of the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio anyway) in Connecticut in October 2021. 

Direct download: Tomaino_ThisPodcastWillChangeYourLife.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:51pm CDT

This episode stars Maria Price (Love You Still). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Price's home in the Hawkeye State otherwise known as Iowa in October 2021. 

Direct download: Price_ThisPodcastWillChangeYourLife.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:52am CDT

This episode stars Christina Beauchemin (Let My Legacy Be Love: A Shortcut to Self-Loving). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and Beauchemin's home in the glory that is upstate New York in September 2021. 

Direct download: Beauchemin_ThisPodcastWillChangeYourLife.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:38pm CDT

This episode stars Trish McDonald (Paper Bags). It was recorded over the Zoom between the This Podcast Will Change Your Life home studio in Chicago, IL and McDonald's home in South Florida (which is not so terribly far really from where Hemingway wrote) in September 2021. 

Direct download: McDonald_ThisPodcastWillChangeYourLife.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:39pm CDT

This episode stars D.W. Hogan (Unbroken Bonds). It was recorded, wait for it...live on the streets of Chicago in June 2021 and marks both the first live episode since before the pandemic began, but the first walk and talk posting since the way back.*

*Please enjoy the return of street noise and random ambient scuzz.

 

Direct download: Hogan_ThisPodcastWillChangeYourLife.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:15pm CDT



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