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By Kevin Richard White
We talk about good short stories. We drink while we do it. And that's it.
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Episode 15 - Mallory Smart. Duncan Birmingham. "Black Car".


Episode 20 - Scott Mitchel May. John Barth. "Night-Sea Journey".
Scott Mitchel May and I discuss the short story "Night-Sea Journey" by John Barth. I would like to get John Barth on the podcast and we discuss contacting him, but I had no luck. We were drinking stouts. Spoiler alert for a story written in 1967, this is about sperm. We go off topic but in a GOOD WAY. All in all, a wonderful episode, and it was always good to talk some metafiction. John, if you're reading this, please reach out to me, I think we would have a good laugh.
December 3, 2021
Episode 19 - Katherine Tweedle. Sunyi Dean. "-Good."
Katherine Tweedle and I discuss the short story "-Good." by Sunyi Dean. I was drinking rye whiskey. Dunno if she was drinking. We talk about MORTALITY and DEATH and talk mega shit on The New Yorker, which I am always down for. We discuss the craft a little bit and it was a very fun time. We talk about other things. I lose focus a lot, so I apologize. But make no mistake about it. We had fun.
November 16, 2021
Episode 18 - Tyler Dillow. Robert Warf. "Moonraker". Christine Schutt. "The Dot Sisters".
Tyler Dillow and I BREAK THE RULES and discuss not one but two short stories - "Moonraker" by Robert Warf and "The Dot Sisters" by Christine Schutt. I was drinking whiskey and Tyler was drinking all different kinds of beers. Longest episode yet! It was fun. I take a jab at Twitter lit drama writing discourse. This was a lot of fun, trust me.
November 13, 2021
Episode 17 - Wilson Koewing. Peter Orner. "Fowler's Lake".
Wilson Koewing and I discuss the short story "Fowler's Lake" by Peter Orner. I was drinking a large big boozy bourbon stout. Wilson had a cooler of IPAs and some Delirium Tremens (the beer). We had some good laughs about the male anatomy. I apologize to Peter. This one was just really fun.
November 11, 2021
Episode 16 - Troy James Weaver. Julio Cortázar. "Letter to a Young Lady in Paris".
Troy James Weaver and I discuss the short story "Letter to a Young Lady in Paris". THERE ARE RABBITS. We both agree on what an odd story this is. We discuss the magnificence of this piece. There's not much else to say. Only rabbits.
October 22, 2021
Episode 15 - Mallory Smart. Duncan Birmingham. "Black Car".
Mallory Smart and I discuss the short story "Black Car" by Duncan Birmingham. I have returned after a long holiday. Mallory was drinking mini bottles of wine and I was downing beer like no one's business. I think I hear an elephant. Mallory and I discuss traffic patterns in various large American cities. I apologize to Duncan a lot. This is a good episode.
October 20, 2021
Episode 14 - Kevin Kearney. Jennifer Egan. "To Do".
Kevin Kearney and I discuss the short story "To Do" by Jennifer Egan. We drink. Kevin gives me a Shakespeare lesson. We go on some other asides. We name drop Jennifer a lot. We really hope she listens to this and likes it. I ramble a bit. 
August 23, 2021
Episode 13 - Aaron Burch. Amelia Gray. "Thank You".
Aaron Burch and I discuss the short story "Thank You" by Amelia Gray. We were definitely drinking some beers. I was feeling good. We had some laughs. This episode contains a reference to The Leftovers and I think some other obscure stuff. I call Aaron a legend.
July 16, 2021
Episode 12 - Zac Smith. Joy Williams. "The Lover".
Zac Smith and I discuss the short story "The Lover" by Joy Williams. I would normally write more but I think less is better.
July 12, 2021
Episode 11 - Shawn Berman. Simon Rich. "Unprotected".
Shawn Berman and I discuss the short story "Unprotected" by Shawn Berman. I forget what I was drinking. If Shawn was drinking, I forget what it was too. I do need to write this stuff down. Maybe it's in the notes. This is a story about a condom and we guffaw.
July 7, 2021
Episode 10 - Kevin Sterne. Miranda July. "The Swim Team"
Kevin Sterne and I discuss the short story "The Swim Team" by Miranda July. I forget what I was drinking. I'm not entirely certain what Kevin was drinking, I will have to look it up. We have a good time.
July 2, 2021
Episode 9 - Josh Sherman. William Saroyan. "A Curved Line".
Josh Sherman and I discuss the short story "A Curved Line" by William Saroyan. I forget what I was drinking. I believe Josh was drinking one of those hard seltzers. We discuss Toronto.
June 26, 2021
Episode 8 - D.T. Robbins. Kevin Sterne. "The Morning After The Phish Show".
D.T. Robbins and I discuss the short story "The Morning After The Phish Show" by Kevin Sterne. We both drink a lot of beer and go on some great asides about the 90s and about how I have never seen the movie "Scream".
June 21, 2021
Episode 7 - KKUURRTT. Isaac Asimov. "The Last Question".
KKUURRTT and I discuss the short story "The Last Question" by Isaac Asimov. I was drinking whiskey. KKUURTT forgot to drink. We had a lot of laughs. I believe we make fun of Elon Musk in this episode. 
June 17, 2021
Episode 6 - Mark Jednaszewski. Wells Tower. "The Brown Coast".
Mark Jednaszewski and I discuss the short story "The Brown Coast" by Wells Tower. I drink a beer and straight tequila. I don't believe Mark was drinking.
June 12, 2021
Episode 5 - Derek Maine. Jorge Luis Borges. "The Library of Babel".
Derek Maine and I discuss the short story "The Library of Babel" by Jorge Luis Borges. I drink gin. I'm not sure what Derek was drinking or if he was at all because I forgot to ask. Due to some bad weather and technical difficulties, this episode is presented in segments, and I refuse to learn to edit audio so you're getting the full unfiltered thing.
May 29, 2021
Episode 4 - Kyle Siebel. Raymond Carver. "A Small, Good Thing".
Kyle Siebel and I discuss the short story "A Small, Good Thing" by Raymond Carver. I drink a few IPAs. Kyle drinks rosé. NOTE: This episode had some technical difficulties which resulted in the episode being broken up into two parts. Because I refuse to learn how to edit audio, this is kept in its original format. 
May 22, 2021
Episode 3 - Dan Eastman. Zac Smith. "Hold Music".
Dan Eastman and I discuss the short story "Hold Music" by Zac Smith. I drink a gin and tonic. Dan drinks a Red Bull and vodka.
May 18, 2021
Episode 2 - Graham Irvin. Jayne Anne Phillips. "Lechery".
Graham Irvin and I discuss the short story "Lechery" by Jayne Anne Phillips. I drink whiskey. Graham drinks a giant Modelo cerveza.
May 13, 2021
Episode 1 - Tex Gresham. David Foster Wallace. "Incarnations of Burned Children".
Tex Gresham and I discuss the short story "Incarnations of Burned Children" by David Foster Wallace. I drink a double IPA. Tex drinks tequila with jalapeno lemonade. 
May 11, 2021