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Anthony Moll and Cece discuss all things books, including awards, festivals and new trends in the publishing industry. They'll talk about the poetry, fiction and memoir on the their bookshelves. They'll also chat with fellow writers and lit educators from the local and national scene. And just like your Twitter feed, they will inject a dose of #popculture in every podcast. Think of it as a scholarly critique gumbo with a dash of ratchet. Tune in with a cup of coffee or some whiskey neat.
||ExplicitKinda Literary Famous||TW/CW: assault, abuse Writer, performer, and activist, Tyler Vile, joins Anthony and Cece in this month’s episode. The three discuss Tyler’s new projects (4:00), Never Coming Home and writing about childhood (8:45), disabled characters (15:00), and gender (23:00). In the Pop! section, the group talk Spice Girls reunion (30:00), Michele Obama’s book tour (37:00), and the passing of Stan Lee (39:45). In the Bang! section, Tyler and our hosts discuss their favorite—or least favorite—songs for the holidays (45:00).||12/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 1.11 Breaking the 4th Wall||In this month's episode, Anthony and Cece are joined by essayist and poet, Lia Pupura. The three discuss community (1:30), Lia's new collection of essays, "All the Fierce Tethers" (6:00), how essays evolve after publication (18:30), truth in creative nonfiction (22:45), and how poetry and essays feed each other (26:30). In the Pop! section, Cece, Anthony, and Lia talk the Royals (30:45) and when reality meets professional wrestling (42:45). Finally, in the Bang! section, the group share their favorite (and least favorite) book-to-move adaptations (52:45).||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 1.10 Live from Baltimore Bookfest!||Recorded live at Baltimore Bookfest, this episode features a free-ranging conversation with Youth Poet Laurette, Lovie, and poet/professor Ailish Hopper. Our hosts talk identity in form with Lovie (5:00), performance with Ailish (8:45), and divides in poetry communities with both guests. (12:10). In the Pop! section, the Emmy's get discussed (19:30), Childish Gambino's new music video (24:20), and the new season of SNL (29:30). Finally, in the Bang! section, the panel talk about what they would change in Baltimore at a snap of a finger if they could (32:00) and a question from the audience (37:00).||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Ultimate Volta||This month's episode features Anthony and Cece talking with poet, Kyle Dargan, about his new collection, Anagnorisis (Northwestern University, 2018). Kyle talks his hopes for the new book (7:000), the meaning of Anagnorisis (12:45), and ending collections (27:30). In the Pop! section, the group talks Iron Heart and comic literature crossover (32:15), Madonna, Aretha Franklin (36:15) and Star Wars' Kelly Marie Tran's essay in the New York Times (40:00). Finally, in the Bang! section, our hosts and Kyle discuss their favorite movie endings (45:30).||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 1.8 Our Lady of Almost Obscure Causes||In this special episode of Lit!Pop!Bong!, hosts Anthony and Cece are on location at the OutWrite DC with Michelle Tea. First, we hear a reading from Michelle at a reading at OutWrite (5:30), and Michelle answers some questions from Anthony and Cece (31:00). Our hosts were then able to catch up with Michelle for the Pop! section (42:00) where the three discuss 23andMe, Black Girl Magic on fashion magazines (48:15), and the diversity of the new season trailer of Star Trek (50:45). Finally, in the Bang! section (55:30), Michelle, Anthony, and Cece share lesser known historical figures they want you to Google.||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 1.7: Summertime Belongs to Queers!||This month, Cece and Anthony are joined by dave ring. In the episode, they discuss dave's newest project, editing the Broken Metropolis anthology for Mason Jar Press (6:45), representation in literature (14:15), dave's work with OutWrite DC (18:30), and microagressions (27:00). In the Pop! section, Anthony and Cece take on Elon Musk's views on Socialism (34:45), The Carters (39:30), and another Queer Eye update (54:00). Finally, in the Bang! section, dave rejoins the hosts to talk dream gay bar dates with deceased authors (57:30).||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCulture Comes From the Bottom Up||In this month's episode, Cece and Anthony are joined by the author of The Poet X, Elizabeth Acevedo. The three discuss Elizabeth's novel and form (4:00), writing in multiple languages (11:00), if success has changed the work (18:30), and where the boundaries exist or don't between page and stage (24:00). In the Pop! section, Anthony and Cece talk Royal Wedding (33:00), Karamo of Queer Eye getting engaged (40:00), and Lando Calrissian's sexuality (42:30). Finally, in the Bang! section, Elizabeth rejoins the hosts to talk unexpected influences (49:00).||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitI Can't Believe You've Never Seen The Movie Hook!||In this months episode, Anthony and Cece are guest free. They discuss the panels they've been on lately (1:20), Anthony's new book (5:30), the Split This Rock Festival (15:50), and other going-ons (20:00). In the Pop section (26:15), Kanye West is examined as well as the White House Correspondents' Dinner (35:45). Finally, in the Bang section, Cece and Antony trade first celebrity crushes (42:15) and maybe even sing a little.||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 1.4 Scrooge McDuck of Poetry||Cece and Anthony are joined by Dora Malech for our poetry month episode. In this episode, the group discuss Dora's background and what she's up to now (1:20), what Dora loves about poetry (6:50), and what she wishes she could change about it (12:30). Dora then speaks toward the sonic nature of her poetry (20:50) and what it was like publishing with a UK press (24:00). In the pop section, the group tackle the proposed cultural appropriation of Bruno Mars (28:35) and the issues with Cambridge Analytica and Facebook at large (42:30). Finally, in the Bang section, the group share their most embarrassing stories from the literary world (51:55).||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 1.3 Thank God for Representation||Recorded before news broke about the closing of the Baltimore Beat, Anthony and Cece speak with the Editor-in-Chief of that publication, Lisa Snowden-McCray. In this episode, the group discuss Lisa's path to journalism (3:00), to the Beat (10:50), and the state of journalism as an institution and business (14:45). Later, in the Pop section, Anthony, Celeste, and Lisa talk Black Panther and black representation in media (28:30) and the reboot of Queer Eye on Netflix (41:45). In the Bang segment, Anthony crowd-sources how he can find new music (52:15).||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 1.2 Bring Poetry to Your Meetings||Cece and Anthony are joined by poet and "Split This Rock" co-founder, Sarah Browning, to discuss life, poetry, and politics (0:00). Later, Cece and Anthony talk Fire and Fury (36:30), Game of Thrones hiatus (41:50). and the Olympics (46:00). Sarah then rejoins the hosts to imagine their dream literary course to teach/take (53:10).||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 1.1—No Apologies 2018||Cece and Anthony talk with current and previous Youth Poet Laureates of Baltimore, Mohammed Tall and Hannah Sawyerr (0:16) . Later, they discuss banned words at the CDC (21:15), Omarosa's resignation (29:31) and the people they want to see less of in the coming year (37:10).||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 0.0—The Pilot||An Introduction||12/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Love this podcast for writers, readers, and anyone who enjoys good banter
I love this podcast. The hosts have a great energy and rapport, and the guests so far have been truly interesting & engaging. I enjoy how they split the podcast into thirds (lit, pop, and bang). I highly recommend this podcast for writers, readers, pop culture aficionados, Baltimoreans, or those who enjoy fun banter between folks of varying backgrounds & perspectives.