Leah Newsom’s own writing mixes just fine with any beverage, but her literary magazine Spilled Milk has your morning coffee reading habits squarely in its sights. Fresh off her Spillers No. 3 reading that left audience members in a Zen state, Leah tells us why she likes her literature adventurous (not experimental), how would-be writers should trash their Apple employment application, and why her Vespa’s never met a gas station it didn’t pull into.


Ed Tankersley doesn’t write foreboding short stories all the time, but we’d be okay with it if he did. After his Spillers No. 3 reading that creeped out total strangers, Ed tells us the rewards of hosting an ongoing poetry and prose open mic, the proper way to drink absinthe, and why even crabby guys can feel #blessed. (Note: this episode is for mature audiences, only.)