"Unknown Words" is a bi-monthly podcast dedicated to highlighting the work of unpublished or lesser known writers. Each episode, Matthew reads a either a short story, creative non-fiction, or works of poetry then interviews the writer to gain some insight into the work's composition and just maybe that of the author's.

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Today's story, "The Potential Energy of Mr. English", by our guest, Johnny Day, walks a fine line between childhood absurdity and a darker, more violent reality. Much Johnny's fiction steps into the surreal and the fantastical, and it is all hypnotically entertaining. 

Conversation Topics: writing, short story, fiction, Murakami, mystery, Japan, bullying, hierarchy, teaching, novels, PTSD, veterans, trauma, war, medicalization, depression, anxiety, fairy tale, scifi, Ohio, non-fiction, narrative, screenwriting, scriptwriting, dialogue. 

Read today's story and more of Johnny's work at his website

 

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MUSH

ludwig danson

 

If you would like to submit a work of fiction, narrative non-fiction, or poetry between 1,000 and 4,000 words, submit it to: 

unknownwordspodcast@gmail.com

 

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Direct download: 12_-_Johnny_Day.mp3
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