People On Paper Podcast
By Emrie Vegas: Writer, Story Collector, Podcast host
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The People On Paper Podcast is a collection of stories told by those who have lived them – A resource for writers who want to create honest, accurate, and believable characters. On the People on Paper podcast I interview real people, in depth, about one focused part of their life: Profession, Lifestyle, Culture, Mental Health, Physical Difference, Age, Family, and Experience. Through listening to people tell their own stories, in their own voice, this podcast will give writers and others the chance to understand the nuanced reality of other people’s lives. The interviews are set up to be honest, informative, and interesting. They will help writers create better characters. And they will help all people understand the human experience a little better. People on paper- real life, real stories, real people.
||Episode 14: Interview with a Woman about her two opposite birth experiences||In this episode I interview Victoria about her two birth experiences. Her first was a planned home birth, unmedicated, of a single daughter. Her second was a planned c-section of twins. She talks about the difference in pregnancy, birth,||7/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 13: Interview With a Woman Who Escaped an Abusive Relationship||In this episode I interview Natalie, a woman who escaped controlling and abusive relationship. In her early twenties, soon after moving to the United States she met and married a man. She speaks very candidly about his jealousy,||7/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12: Interview With a Woman Who Moved From An All White, Tiny Town in Idaho to Baltimore||In this episode I interview Kari, a woman who moved from the tiny, all white town of 300 to 400 people where she had lived her whole life to Baltimore. She speaks candidly about her personal experience integrating into a racially diverse city,||7/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 11: Interview with the Founder of Nomadic Press||In this episode I interview J.K. Fowler, the founder of Nomadic Press with locations in Oakland, CA and Brooklyn, NY. A look inside a small literary press. Are you curious about how one goes from the idea of creating a small press to actually operating||7/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10.5 : Interview with a Woman Diagnosed with Bipolar 1 Disorder – PART 2||This is part 2 of a 2-part episode. Here is a link to Part One if you missed it. In this episode I interview Erin, a woman who was diagnosed with Bipolar 1 disorder 20 years ago after 5 years of cycling manic and depressive episodes.||7/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10: Interview With A Woman Diagnosed With Bipolar 1 Disorder – Part 1||This is part 1 of a 2-part episode. In this episode I interview Erin, a woman who was diagnosed with Bipolar 1 disorder 20 years ago after 5 years of cycling manic and depressive episodes. I split this episode into two parts because her story was so in||6/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9: Interview with a New Dad of an Adopted Son – Happy Father’s Day!||In this episode I interview Sam, a gay father of a newly adopted son. They just signed the paperwork this last week after almost a year of fostering their almost three-year-old son. Sam is a very fun, happy new father who was willing to share all the e.||6/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8: Interview With a Set Dresser/Production Assistant||In this episode I interview Spencer, a set dresser and former production assistant about what it’s like being on the crew for various television shows and commercials. How does one get a job behind the scenes in hollywood?||6/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 7: Interview With a 13 Year Old Young Man||In this episode I interview Keegan, a 13 (almost 14) year old young man about what it is like being a teenager. What do teenagers think about? What kinds of relationships are kids his age having and what do they consist of?||6/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: Interview With a WOC PhD Candidate in Molecular Biology||In this interview I talk to Laila, a woman of color who is getting her PhD in molecular biology at a large prestigious university. There is a lot of stuff going on in this interview, it is very hard to categorize: Science!||6/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: Interview With a Strict Vegan||In this interview I talk to a woman named Natalie who lives a strict vegan lifestyle. How does someone decide to become vegan? What is involved in a vegan lifestyle as opposed to a vegan diet? How did Natalie’s meat eating family react?||5/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 4 – Interview With a Repo-Woman||In this interview I talk to a repossession agent named Lisa. If you have ever wondered what it feels like to jump in someone else’s car and drive away, or have someone come at you with a machete this is the episode for you.||5/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3 – Interview With A Mortician||In this interview I talk to a Mortician named Lance. Listen to learn: How someone decides to become a mortician (he has wanted to be one since he was 12) How they use wax to give open casket funerals to those whose bodies have been severely damaged Wha.||5/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2 – Interview With a Labor And Delivery Nurse||Hello and welcome to episode number 2 of the People On Paper Podcast! In this interview I talk to Samantha, a Labor and Delivery Nurse Do you have something to add? Tell me about it in the comments section.||5/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 1 – Interview With a Mennonite Pastor||Hello and welcome to episode number 1 of the People On Paper Podcast! In this interview I talk to Jeremy Yoder, a pastor in the Mennonite Church. In this episode Jeremy talks about The Mennonite and Amish mindset What it is like to be a pastor Family o.||5/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
I really enjoyed this podcast. Very focused, candid and honest conversations with interesting people. Keep them coming!!!
WOW….People On Paper Podcast is flat out awesome. Good production quality. Easy to listen. Very impressed Emrie. Keep bringing it.
Really interesting interviews
If you are interested in learning about other peoples’ lives and professions and hobbies and situations etc. this is a great podcast to listen to. I’ve really enjoyed all the episodes so far and have learned something from each of them. Now I know a little bit about what it’s like to be a labor & delivery nurse, for instance, or what it’s like being a 13 year old guy or a mortician or a vegan etc. It’s fun to learn about other people, and the host, Emrie, is great at drawing her guests out and asking interesting questions in a composed and inquisitive manner. I look forward to listening to more episodes!