June 19, 2019 admin

01. Audio books, Hobbit holes, and other digressions

A view of the world through upside-down Coke-bottle glasses. It’s not as boring as it sounds, we promise.

HOSTED BY KENT GUSTAVSON AND HIS TEAM

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Why Wikipedia is a dude and we don’t give him money. How to tell Mom why you write (even when you make no money). Flat earthers. The Fyre Festival. VHS tapes. The difference between a chimney and a fireplace. And much more.

✂️ Our thoughts on eyes and brains. 00:00

? Could listening to audiobooks count as reading? 01:03

? How to tell Mom why you write (even when you make no money). 07:08

?️ Digression: Yes, there are people who still believe the earth is flat. 10:35

? Digression: Gabby and Charlotte enlighten Kent about the Fyre Festival. 12:48

? Return to how to tell Mom why you write. 16:23

? What podcasts we are (and aren’t) listening to. 18:10

?‍? Why we’d rather live in Hobbit holes than on Mars. 18:42

? What we learned from VHS back in the day (spoilers: yoga and standup comedy) 20:04

? Choose Words Wisely: the difference between a chimney and a fireplace. 22:41

? Digression: Why Wikipedia is a dude and we don’t give him money. 24:32

?️ Non-Cliche Quote: How should writers “reward” their readers? 26:00

? Why blog posts are stressful. 28:39

⛰️ How Gabby survived three megalithic articles. 30:11

?‍♀️ Weird Words: Can you guess what “eleutheromania” means? 34:08
(Hint, you’ve probably felt it if you’ve ever experienced cabin fever.)

✍? Why we write stories (and Kent hears music in his head). 36:22

? Why Kent has an obsession with nonfiction… and not so much fiction. 40:22

✈️ Charlotte is going on an adventure in Europe, and she plans on having no plans. 41:13

? Why people-watching is an acceptable pastime, especially when traveling. 42:32

?️ The Copyedit: Let’s get the record straight on rewards for readers 43:49
(Emily is only a little pissed off).

? Kent shares five points of a good blog post. 47:03

? We’re all going meta. Thank you, Shia Labeouf. 48:49

? Why you can’t get an eye transplant (and the optic nerve is a slinky). 50:03

? Why you should write a book about it. 52:48

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Featuring:

? Kent Gustavson
☀️ Gabby Garrido aka Hobbes
? Charlotte Van Werven aka Calvin
? Emily Raibley aka Fish

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