History has blessed us with some dynamic duos over time: Tom and Jerry; Thelma and Louise; Bert and Ernie and now, Andrea Askowitz and Allison Langer. They are two peas in a pod(cast) and the creators of the immensely entertaining, outrageously raw and honest podcast called, Writing Class Radio where true and personal stories from students in Andrea’s writing class are shared and where you can learn to write you own stories.
The duo met years ago after Alison suffered a devastating personal tragedy and enrolled in Andrea’s writing class in hopes of navigating through some of the pain she was going through. This serendipitous meeting would be the catalyst to an enduring friendship and collaboration that would change both of their lives as well as the lives of many others brave enough to be honest with themselves.
Writing Class Radio is where “heart meets art” and where the goal of each episode is to make it equally about the craft of writing and the art of storytelling. We think they nail it each and every time.
We hope you enjoy the conversation.
Alex + Jeanette
THAT’S WHAT I LIKE:
- My Miserable, Lonely, Lesbian Pregnancy by Andrea Askowitz
- Story Corps
- This American Life
- Radio Lab
- The Heart
- The Tim Ferriss Show
- How I Built This
- Ted Radio Hour
- Dear Sugars
- Ear Hustle
- Snap Judgment
- Death, Sex and Money
- NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)
- Writing Class Radio Pilot: The Hardest Thing to Write About
- Writing Class Radio Episode 36: Hurriances and Stories Define Us, Since the Beginning of Time
- Sir Ken Robinson
WHAT’S ON THEIR NIGHSTAND:
- Andrea: The Best of Us: A Memoir by Joyce Maynard
- Allison: Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay
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