More to the Story
By Janna Marlies Maron
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A podcast all about creative nonfiction, telling true stories and sharing them with the world. Excerpts of true, personal stories and interviews with their authors. Hosted by Janna Marlies Maron, editor & publisher of Under the Gum Tree magazine.
||CleanMTS 15: Disability in literature & writing about life in a particular body with Rebeckah Taussig||I talk with writer and Under the Gum Tree contributor Rebekah Taussig about disability in literature, the discomfort of engaging with people different from we are, and writing about life in a particular body.||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMTS 14: Place often makes the people & paying attention to surroundings Liz Stephens||I talk with writer and Under the Gum Tree contributor Liz Stephens about writing about place, whether people create a place or vice versa, the inconvenience of wanting something that isn't easy, and paying attention to surroundings.||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMTS 13: Embracing your subjective version of the truth & cult-classic films with Dorian Fox||I talk with writer and Under the Gum Tree contributor Dorian Fox about facts in nonfiction, embracing your own subjective version of the truth, and cult classic films.||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMTS 12: Telling lies, asking questions & discovering personal truth in writing with Yahdon Israel||I talk with writer and Under the Gum Tree contributor Yahdon Israel about lies, race, and how questions can reveal more truth about ourselves if we pay attention to why we're asking.||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMTS 11: Writing about family & developing sympathy for others with Stephen Gutierrez||I talk with author and Under the Gum Tree Stephen Gutierrez about how we can develop sympathy for others when we write nonfiction and what we learn about ourselves when we write about family.||11/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMTS 10: Structure is a b*tch & processing grief through writing nonfiction with Carol Marsh||I talk with author and Under the Gum Tree contributor Carol Marsh about grief, public service, self care, finding structure for a memoir, and her book Nowhere Else I Want to Be.||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMTS 09: Modern day monsters and crafting segmented essays with Ira Sukrungruang||I talk with author and Under the Gum Tree contributor Ira Sukrungruang about shifting between writing poetry, fiction, nonfiction, crafting segmented essays, and where our modern day monsters come from.||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMTS 08: Writing through trauma & redefining identity with Matt Young||I talk with author and Under the Gum Tree Contributor Matt Young about his new book, a memoir called Eat the Apple, his experience transitioning from being in the military to his life as a writer and author.||11/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMTS 07: Short-short nonfiction & creating literary community with Penny Guisinger||I talk with author and previous Under the Gum Tree contributor Penny Guisinger about her new book, Postcards from Here, writing short-short nonfiction, creating literary community, and the annual conference she runs, Iota: The Conference of Short Prose.||3/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMTS 06: Spending a night in jail & turning an unpleasant experience into art with Maddy Walsh||I talk with songwriter and previous Under the Gum Tree contributor Maddy Walsh about her essay "Placer County Jail." Maddy reads an excerpt from her essay and we talk about getting a DWI, spending a night in jail and Orange is the New Black.||3/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMTS 05: Sense of place & compiling a book manuscript of essays with Timothy Kenny||I talk with author and previous Under the Gum Tree contributor Timothy Kenny about his new book, Far Country: Stories from Abroad and Other Places. Tim reads an excerpt from his book and we talk about writing about a sense of place, and compiling a book||3/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMTS 04: Spirituality, sexuality & how journalism informs creative nonfiction with Samuel Autman||I talk with writer Samuel Autman about his journalism background and how it influences his creative nonfiction writing, his life growing up as a gay man in the Pentecostal Church, and his upcoming memoir about spirituality and sexuality.||3/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMTS 03: Food writing, bipolar disorder & Christina Rosetti with Kate Washington||I talk with writer and previous Under the Gum Tree contributor Kate Washington about her essay "Promises Like Piecrust." Kate reads an excerpt from her essay and we talk about, precise food descriptions, her mother's suicide, attempting to keep promises||2/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMTS 02: Writing about grief & shaving your head with Laurie Easter||I talk with writer Laurie Easter about her essay "Something To Do With Baldness," her experience shaving her head, and writing about grief.||2/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMTS 01: Collecting vinyl records & father-daughter relationships with Katy Sargent||In this episode, I talk with Katy Sargent, a previous Under the Gum Tree contributor whose story "Long Play" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2014. Katy reads an excerpt from that story, and we talk about music and vinyl records, and how they affec||2/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMTS 00: What it means to tell stories without shame & the origin of Under the Gum Tree magazine with Janna Marlies Maron||Pilot episode with Janna Marlies Maron, talking about why sharing true, personal stories is important and reading from "The Gum Tree," a personal story published in the premiere issue of Under the Gum Tree magazine.||2/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Thoughtful and insightful. And just the right length.
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MTS is like a behind the scenes for true story telling. In a conversational style interview host Janna Maron engages with authors of personal memoirs about the hidden details that make these moments so memorable.
Best podcast about creative nonfiction!