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The Salt Lake Dirt Podcast

The Salt Lake Dirt Podcast

By Kyler Bingham
Interviews with authors and filmmakers. Hosted by Kyler Bingham with new episodes released every other Tuesday.
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Episode 06: Tony DuShane

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Episode 08: Chip Jacobs
Chip Jacobs is known for his award winning journalism and non-fiction (Smogtown; The People's Republic of Chemicals). Arroyo is his first novel and it lives up to the quality of his previous work.  The novel tackles the rich history of Pasadena, California and is  primarily set in the year 1913. The work of historical fiction was  released last year. Chips latest book The Darkest Glare: A True Story of Murder, Blackmail, and Real Estate Greed in 1979 Los Angeles will be released in March 2021 on Rare Bird. Thanks for listening! Kyler
December 15, 2020
Episode 07: Laura Albert (SARAH Audiobook Release)
On this week's episode we are celebrating the recent audiobook release for Sarah by JT LeRoy. We were joined in conversation with five of the people responsible for this project. I want to send a huge 'thank you' to Laura Albert, Winsome Brown, Nicole Gagne, Jayme Mattler, and Bryan Barney for taking the time to talk with me about this wonderful project. -------------------------------------------------------- This week's guests include:  LAURA ALBERT has won international acclaim for her fiction. Writing as JT LeRoy, she is the author of the best-selling novels Sarah and The  Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, and the novella Harold's End. Sarah and The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, reissued by HarperCollins, have also been released as audiobooks by Blackstone Publishing. Laura  Albert is the subject of Jeff Feuerzeig's feature documentary Author: The JT LeRoy Story and Lynn Hershman Leeson's film The Ballad of JT LeRoy. ------------------------------------------------------ Winsome Brown is an Obie-award winning performer whose solo theater work has been seen at La MaMa, The Performing Garage, and the Edinburgh Fringe, and has received accolades from The New York Times, the Scotsman and many more.  Recent film and TV work includes Supergirl, Elementary, and the upcoming News of the World with Tom Hanks. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nicole V. Gagné is a writer and editor who works with Laura Albert. She is the co-author of Soundpieces: Interviews with American Composers, and the author of Sonic Transports: New Frontiers in Our Music,  Soundpieces 2: Interviews with American Composers, and The Historical Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Classical Music, now in its second edition. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jayme Mattler directed the audiobook for Sarah.  ----------------------------------------------------- Bryan Barney produced the audiobook for Blackstone Publishing.  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Kyler Bingham is the host of the Salt Lake Dirt Podcast.
December 1, 2020
Episode 06: Tony DuShane
Tony DuShane is the author of Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk. He also wrote the screenplay for the film of the same title (directed by Eric Stolz) which is currently streaming on Amazon Prime. His literary podcast Drinks with Tony releases new episodes every Wednesday. Our print interview with Tony from early this year can be found HERE. --------------------------------------- This week's book recommendation is The Marvel Universe by Bruce Wagner. -------------------------------------- Visit us at 
November 17, 2020
Episode 05: Gary Lippman
Kyler Bingham talks with author Gary Lippman on this episode of the Salt Lake Dirt Podcast. Gary's novel SET THE CONTROLS FOR THE HEART OF SHARON TATE was released by Rare Bird Books in 2019. ---------------------------------- "Born and raised in New Jersey, Gary Lippman received a law degree from Northwestern University and has worked with New York’s Innocence Project. Lippman’s play Paradox Lust ran off-off-Broadway for a month in 2001 and his writing has been published in The New York Times, The Paris Review, VICE, Fodors, Upstate Diary, Open City, Sex And Design, and 8 By 8, while his visual art can be seen at Having lived in Illinois, Florida, California, and France, Lippman can now be found in what used to be called “Fun City” with his Hungarian wife Vera and his whenever-he’s-inclined-to-visit adult son Gabriel." (Author Biography from
October 27, 2020
Episode 04: Laura Bogart
Kyler Bingham talks with author Laura Bogart on this episode of the Salt Lake Dirt Podcast. Laura is known primarily for her non-fiction writing. Her long list of credits include contributions to The Week and DAME Magazine. Laura's much anticipated first novel Don't You Know I Love You was released by Dzanc Books in March of this year.
October 13, 2020
Episode 03 - Liska Jacobs
My favorite novel of 2017 was Liska Jacobs's Catalina and I've been anticipating her second novel ever since. The Worst Kind of Want was recently released by MCD Books and I was not disappointed.  Liska's  books can be read at a fast clip but they are the furthest thing from a  "beach read." Tackling some pretty heavy topics and social taboos, The Worst Kind of Want will leave you wide-eyed and wanting more from this incredible author. ---------------------------------- SLDirt Podcast Credits: Host: Kyler Bingham Music: Open Licensed Music Podcast - Ralph Wacksworth; Free Salt Lake by Politically Erect. Intro/Outro Spoken Word: Paul "Mousie" Garner
September 29, 2020
Episode 02 - Merawi Gerima (Residue) & Jess Zeidman (Tahara)
Episode 2 - Merawi Gerima (RESIDUE); Jess Zeidman, Olivia Peace, Madeline Grey DeFreece and Rachel Sennott (TAHARA). Merawi Gerima is the writer/director of the film Residue. The film premieres on Netflix September 17th and was the winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2020 Slamdance Film Festival. Jess Zeidman is behind one of the best films I’ve seen in recent memory. The idea for Tahara had been brewing for years and she was determined to get the feature length film made into a reality. I was fortunate enough to sit down with some of the main players of the film at the 2020 Slamdance Film Festival. The second half of this episode is an interview with Jess, who wrote the screenplay and co-produced, as well as director Olivia Peace, and the two lead actors in the film Madeline Grey DeFreece and Rachel Sennott. SLDirt Podcast Credits: Host: Kyler Bingham Music:  Open Licensed Music Podcast - Ralph Wacksworth;  Free Salt Lake by Politically Erect. Intro/Outro Spoken Word: Paul "Mousie" Garner
September 15, 2020
Episode 01 - Stephen Jay Schwartz
"Los Angeles Times Bestselling Author Stephen Jay Schwartz spent a number of years as the Director of Development for Wolfgang Petersen (Das Boot, In the Line of Fire, Air Force One, Troy, The Perfect Storm) where he worked to develop screenplays for production. His two novels, Boulevard and Beat,  follow the journey of sex-addicted LAPD detective Hayden Glass. Stephen  was a judge for the 2012 Edgar and ITW Awards. His work was included in  the short story collection The Los Angeles Fiction Anthology alongside T.C. Boyle, published by Red Hen Press, as well as the short story collection Jewish Noir, published by PM Press. Stephen is a regular moderator at the Los Angeles Times Festival of  Books and judged the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the  mystery/thriller category in 2015 and 2016. His film work has been  exhibited in the A.F.I. Los Angeles International Film Festival and the  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC. He is currently editing a compilation  of short, non-fiction stories called Hollywood versus the Author for Rare Bird Books as well as writing his third novel, a standalone  mystery/thriller. Stephen received his MFA in Creative Writing from UC  Riverside and is currently on faculty at Emerson College Los Angeles." ( SLDirt Podcast Credits:  Host: Kyler Bingham Music: Open Licensed Music Podcast - Ralph Wacksworth; Free Salt Lake by Politically Erect. Intro/Outro Spoken Word: Paul "Mousie" Garner
September 1, 2020