Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Outrider Podcast: Episode 8: Colin Dickey

In this episode, I talk with Colin Dickey about writing quaintly transgressive fiction, the dilemma of the literary critic in the modern, make-nice world, his trip to the arctic, and giving up on famous writers’ books.

Colin is the author of two delightful, and quirky books (neither of which I gave up on), Cranioklepty: Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius, and Afterlives of the Saints: Stories from the Ends of Faith, both from Unbridled Books. He also co-edited a book called Failure: Experiments and in Social and Aesthetic Practices. Pay a visit to his website ( to learn more about his book and order yourself a copy, you won’t regret it.

The Outrider Podcast is available on iTunes and Stitcher.

The Outrider Podcast: Mini-break

I had originally planned to release Episode 8, my conversation with Colin Dickey on December 23rd; however, I just got word this Friday morning, that the iTunes podcast submission service will be down from December 21 to December 27. No matter how much I try to avoid Christmas, it just keeps intruding.

So, rather than rush to get the podcast out the evening of the December 20th, I’m postponing Episode 8 until December 30th.

Happy whatever it is you do.

P.S.: although the back catalog is small, you can always go back and pick up one you missed. Might I suggest Episode 4: Delia Tramontina. She’s one third of the poetry beast that is Poet As Radio.

The Outrider Podcast is available on iTunes and Stitcher.

The Outrider Podcast: Episode 7: David Wayne Reed

In this episode I talk with playwright, essayist, columnist, actor and performer, director, and former college roommate, David Wayne Reed. David was a columnist for the Liberty Press in Kansas City as well as KC Magazine (now This is KC). He’s written several stage plays, including Mother Trucker and Mother Trucker 2: Ride On, which he also directed. While attending a month-long artist residency at the Seaside Repertory Theatre in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, he wrote and presented his one man show “Jolly Rancher,” which he is currently turning into a memoir about growing up a gay farm kid in the middle of Kansas. Some of the pieces from that memoir appeared as columns for Liberty Press and KC Magazine, and one piece, “Taking Laps,” was recently published in the fall 2013 issue of Midwestern Gothic. We talk about all of that and more, including plans to sit down for a long overdue drink.

Go read his blog and check out the audio and video clips of some of his performances at his website

The Outrider Podcast is available on iTunes and Stitcher.