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Ep. 64–Susan DeFreitas Writes for the Fringe (Mature)

Novelist Susan DeFreitas joins us after her Spillers № 7 short story reading to tell us why Southwestern writers are literary outlaws, how being misunderstood requires you to understand yourself, and why circus arts beats... Read More
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Ep. 62–Flashback: Kelsey Pinckney is Big Pimpin’

[Originally released on December 10, 2015 as ep. 3.] Kelsey Pinckney is a lot of things–author, publisher, lachrymose birthday gal–and she’s our first guest to have ever run into a person outside a tattoo parlor... Read More
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Ep. 61–Spillers № 7 Preview!

Brian & Robert talk all things Spillers № 7 (Tuesday, March 14, 2017 @ 7:30 at Valley Bar), including the tantalizing short fiction to be served up by writers Susan DeFreitas, Urian Garcia, Spillers’ co-host Robert Hoekman... Read More
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Ep. 59–Flashback: Matt Bell Refuses to Be Insular

[Originally released on July 24, 2016 as ep. 31.] Matt Bell possesses a slew of writing insights, and he’s not shy about cracking open his notebook to share. After closing out Spillers № 4 in fine style with his... Read More
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Ep. 56–Jenny Irish Creates Community

Author and ASU creative writing program assistant director Jenny Irish is quick to turn the spotlight on her students, and that only makes her shine as an educator. On the heels of her Spillers short... Read More
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Ep. 55–Jenny Irish’s “Glass”

Author and ASU creative writing program assistant director Jenny Irish reads her short story “Glass” at Spillers № 6 on December 13, 2016. Read More
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Ep. 54–Brian Dunn Finds His Comedy Space

Humorist, writer, and Spillers co-host Brian Dunn may have twice turned his back on stand-up comedy, but he still brings the funny in his writing. After reading his humorous short story at Spillers № 6, Brian... Read More
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Ep. 52–Kalani Pickhart Chooses Art (Mature)

Author Kalani Pickhart is not only an up-and-coming writer, she’s also the first Spillers After Show podcast guest to give a shout out to the Nile Theater in downtown Mesa, Arizona. After flooring the Spillers №... Read More
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Ep. 50–Justin Bigos Is That Guy (Mature)

Poet and author Justin Bigos is a writer who likes highbrow prose and lowbrow beer, and that combo is fine by us. On the heels of his Spillers № 6 reading, Justin sits down to... Read More
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Ep. 47–Spillers № 6 Preview!

On this very special episode Brian & Robert tell you what to look and listen for at Spillers № 6 (Tuesday, December 13th @ 7:30 at Crescent Ballroom), like great writers Justin Bigos, Erin Stalcup, Jenny Irish, Kalani... Read More
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Ep. 46–Susan DeFreitas Travels Well

Susan DeFreitas may live and write in beautiful Portland, Oregon, but she’s not afraid to hit the road to publicize her debut novel, Hot Season. The writer and editor found time in her touring schedule... Read More
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Ep. 42–T.M. McNally Keeps It Acoustic

Author T.M. (Mike) McNally might be a transcendent literary voice, but that doesn’t mean he charges for autographs. After closing out Spillers No. 5 with his must-hear short story, Mike talks about wanting to be... Read More
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Ep. 40–Kathryn Hill Has Flowers on Her Shoes (Mature)

Author Kathryn Hill is just about the nicest person in the world, but that doesn’t mean her characters can’t twist the proverbial knife. After wowing the crowd with her Spillers No. 5 reading, Kathryn tells... Read More

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