Friday Mar 15, 2024

Episode 59: Laura Blackwell – "Poor Prisoners"

This time around, it’s my pleasure to welcome longtime friend of the show Laura Blackwell! Laura reads to us from her very very trunked story, “Poor Prisoners,” which leads us into a wide-ranging discussion of things we wish we’d learned sooner, writers whose work we admire, and kindness to our past selves.


Things we mention in this episode:


Story Hour



Macey’s Murderboard episode

All Our Yesterdays, by Hilary B. Bisenieks

Quaker Spec Fic issue



The Iliad and Odyssey, by Homer, translated by Emily Wilson

Beowulf translated by Seamus Heaney and Maria Dahvana Headley

Grimms’ Fairy Tales

Lattimore, Fitzgerald, Fagles Homers

The Aeneid, by Virgil, translated by Robert Fagles

Paradise Lost, by John Milton

Translation State and the Imperial Radch trilogy, by Ann Leckie

The Djinn Waits a Hundred Years, by Shubnum Khan

Archival Quality, by Ivy Noelle Weir and Steenz

The Mütter Museum

Ivy’s episode

Just Like Home, by Sarah Gailey

The Death of Jane Lawrence, Last to Leave the Room, Yellow Jessamine, and The Luminous Dead, by Caitlin Starling

Megan E. O’Keefe

Megan’s first episode

Steve Toase

Amanda Cook

Jo Miles



Premee Mohamed

She Walks in Shadows, edited by Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Paula R. Stiles

Beneath the Rising, And What Can We Offer You Tonight, The Annual Migration of Clouds, and The Butcher of the Forest, by Premee Mohamed

System Collapse, by Martha Wells

Yuletide (fic exchange)

The Red River of the north

Lake Agassiz

Marie Brennan

Martha Wells

Ursula Vernon

Chuck Tingle

Sarah Gailey

Hugo Awards thing

Stoker Awards

Edenville, by Sam Rebelein

Camp Damascus, by Chuck Tingle


Death Note manga, netflix, and anime

Potato chip eating scene

Death Note: The Musical

Laura’s website, bluesky, twitter, insta, mastodon


Join me next month when I’ll be talking to John Wiswell and Ivy Fox

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Hilary is such a fun interviewer!

Wednesday Mar 20, 2024

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