S6 E19 #Poetry. Featuring Author & Poet Kylie Goetz!

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This week we are talking with author, poet, ukulele enthusiast, and international woman of mystery Kylie Goetz! Kylie has been writing a poem a day for over three years. She has a published book of poetry, a novel, and a blog where she shares her daily poems.

Kylie is also one of our consistent weekly contributors to Jeanette’s #HorrorHaikuesday prompt over at HorrorMade.com, and on Twitter.

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S6 E18 This Is Our Story. Featuring Jeanette & Alexander!

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As we get close to the end of season 6 we wanted to talk about what’s happening with us and what the podcast will become as we find our paths. Join us on a personal journey that we hope will inspire you personally and professionally.

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Ep 111: Larger Than Life: Giants

Why do we like to imagine that the world was once full of giants? All cultures seem to have a version of a myth or legend that mentions that how much bigger our ancestors were once upon a time. Is it the idea that our human history was once part of something bigger and more fantastic? Sure, that is basically all nostalgia is, when you put it like that. But why have people believed it? Why have generations of people in every region of the globe, at some point in time *believed* that there were giants upon the earth in those days? That’s what we will be exploring this week, the evidence of giants and what people believed about them. Join us as we discuss The Postdam Grenadiers, Greek hero cults, circus giants, a notorious discovery made in Cardiff, New York, and a real life love story of epic proportions.

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S6 E17 Dealing With A Lack Of Support. Featuring author Pippa Bailey!

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As we start the new year we need to reflect on how we handle those moments when our friends and family don’t give us the support we need on our journey as storytellers. Today we talk with new author Pippa Bailey about just that. How do you deal with a lack of support in your journey to becoming a full time author? We explore that topic and much more on this week’s episode of The 9th Story Podcast!

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Ep 110: One More Story: It’s Not a Clip Show

This week we put together some new stories that tie to some of our early episodes. We really just wanted to send the year out by looking back at what we’ve put together so far, and finding even more to explore. Maybe we all just want to catch our breath before we dive headlong into a whole new year. So we’ve taken the opportunity to revisit the stories we missed and the things that have changed since we finished these episodes. We also wanted to thank our listeners, so we’ve included some new stories from the episodes that you told us were your favorites. Join us as we re-explore the satanic panic, the sausage king of Chicago, hotel mysteries, Bluebeard. Killer clowns, organ theft and of course; Nazi cows. Read More …

Ep 109: Life In Plastic, It’s Fantastic: Toys & Gender

No one in the history of Christmas has ever truly wanted nothing from Santa but their two front teeth. No, no, no, kids want toys. The modern contract between parents, children, Santa, and his army of elves is centered on this basic truth. But which toys? Should kids get only wholesome, politically correct playthings? Should boys and girls receive different toys? Do they want different toys? Join us this week as we try to get to the bottom of the gendering of children’s toys. Using Barbie as a case study, we will discuss the way certain toys acquire a reputation for being bad for kids, and the common arguments for and against different types of play. We will explore her less than innocent origins and the years of controversy that she has left in her hot pink, glittery wake. 

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Ep 108: Hi Walter…It’s The Zodiac Speaking

Playing detective is all fun and games until you uncover a real clue. Story-lovers have few universal traits. But for the most part, we love a mystery. We love to see disjointed snippets of information begin to form a meaningful picture, so of course we love to think we could solve a real case. And sometimes we get so carried away with that idea that we end up creating a brand new fiction. Join us this week as we discuss what went wrong with ‘Hi, Walter’ and decrypt some mysteries surrounding other Youtube mysteries like ‘Deeper’. But really. Our main question, though, is: was the Zodiac Killer just a story? 

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Ep 107: Warring Worlds of Media: Dear David

Each time a new media technology arises, people fear what it will mean for our culture. It’s as if the new platform threatens to melt away all our credulity and healthy skepticism melt away in the burning rapture of our wonderment. Whether it’s genre fiction, radio, television or social media – we were told to approach with caution when each arrived on the scene. But once in a generation a piece of fiction comes along that takes that apprehension, the unfamiliarity of a new medium, and clever storytelling and captures lightning in a bottle. Is this the case in the Twitter phenomenon known as Dear David? Join us this week as we explore the powerful ways media has blurred the lines between fantasy and reality throughout history. 

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S6 E12 What Keeps Us Inspired? Featuring Author Joe Fassler.

Welcome to The 9th Story Podcast! We are a podcast about writing. We discuss the big questions that writers want to know with the help of guest authors, and experts. This week our special guest is Joe Fassler who is the author of Light The Dark. Light The Dark is a collection of essays by writers on creativity, inspiration, and the artistic process. Each of these amazing authors were prompted by the simple question “what inspires you?” This is our topic for today. What Keeps Us Inspired? What is the driving force for our creative engines?

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