"Unknown Words" is a bi-monthly podcast dedicated to highlighting the work of unpublished or lesser known writers.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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Braden is the show's first poet and his work has varied focuses, but it always maintains a strange and beautiful, outward facing interest in the world. From the small wars between ghost crabs and seagulls, the obstinate poverty of Detroit, and the chasm of unsaid words to a beautiful woman on a train, Braden Bell's poetry is always intriguing. 

Conversation Topics: poetry, writing, scriptwriting, treatments, Norway, travel, Detroit, Portland, revitalization, poverty, gentrification, typewriters, letter writing, structure, Charles Bukowski, William Burroughs, nostalgia.

Read Braden's work at Exquisite Corpse, The Commonline Journal, and systemdetroit.com

 

Music by:

MUSH

ludwig danson

 

If you would like to submit a literary short story or narrative non-fiction between 1,000 and 4,000 words, or works of poetry, please submit to:

unknownwordspodcast@gmail.com

 

Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter

Direct download: 11BradenBell.mp3
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Today’s episode features two pieces by writer, Olivia Olivia. Her stories are directly connected, share their characters, and are both raw and personal in their depiction of growing up. They’re also really funny. Follow Olivia and see more of her work at: www.oliviawrites.com

Her essay for Salon that we talk about can be read here

"Donkey Kong in Trouble" first appeared on The Rumpus

Conversation Topics: feminism, livejournal, Roxanne Gay, salon, rumpus, jezebel, npr, tumblr, pop culture, writing, fiction, friends, childhood, coming of age, race, ethnicity, storytelling, comedy, el salvador, immigrant families.

 

Music by svävande - soundcloud.com/svavande

Intro & Outro themes by MUSH - soundcloud.com/mushmusic

 

If you would like to submit a story between 1,000 and 4,000 words, works of poetry, or music to the show, email:
unknownwordspodcast@gmail.com

Follow the show on:
www.facebook.com/unknownwordspodcast
Twitter @unknownwordspod

unknownwordspodcast.tumblr.com 

 

Direct download: 9_-_OliviaOlivia.mp3
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 In today's episode, we have two stories from writer, Chris Paul: “A Picture Painted Quickly” and “A Statue on the Corner”. Chris has been living in Vietnam for the past year, and his stories of an inexplicable violence and of a guilty compassion paint a portrait of a sometimes chaotic, but always rich and interesting country.

 

Conversation Topics: writing, poetry, the hobbit, ho chi minh city, history, vietnam war, manchester, england, reading, childhood, teaching, language, english, future aspirations. 

 

Read today's stories and Chris' other work on his blog.

 

All of this episode's music is by MUSH.

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Facebook

 

If you would like to submit a story between 1,000 and 4,000 words, works of poetry, or music to the show, please email:

unknownwordspodcast@gmail.com

 

Follow the show on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.

Hear Matthew with Dean on the Science Fiction Film podcast here!

 

 

Direct download: ChrisPaulEp8.mp3
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The first musicians episode of Unknown Words features the band Teach Me Equals, a duo whose music radio host Alastair St. Hill coined the term "scrape-rock" to describe. Orchestral. Chamber-rock. Cinematic. Punk with a cello and violin. These musicians can be described in many ways because they are many things. Their debut album, "Knives in the Hope Chest", will be available everywhere September 16th.

Conversation Topics: classical music, Wagner, inspiration, influence, St.Vincent, cello, violin, guitar, biography, history, nature, tour, songwriting, collaboration, musical families, film, expression.

Listen to them on SoundCloud and YouTube and follow them on Facebook and Twitter and www.teachmeequals.com.

 

If you have a story between 1,000 and 4,000 words that you'd like to submit, or are a musician who'd like to be featured, send your work to:

unknownwordspodcast@gmail.com

 

You can also follow the show on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.

Direct download: TeachMeEqualsEP.mp3
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Kyle Albasi's story "It's Still Good", is a story that takes the gravity of death and the weight of living in a future that one can live hundreds of years, and makes you laugh.

 

Purchase Kyle's work here, and today only (8/25/2014) get it free. 

 

Conversation Topics: film, writing, screenwriting, adaptation, scifi, science fiction, futurism, short story, suicide, chuck palahniuk, philadelphia, literature, music, suffering.

 

All of the music in this episode was made by MUSH

His SoundCloud and his Facebook

 

If you have a story between 1,000 and 4,000 words that you'd like to submit, or are a musician who'd like to be featured, send your work to:

unknownwordspodcast@gmail.com

You can also follow the show on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr

Direct download: 6-KyleAlbasi.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:10pm EST
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I'm currently a tired southerner recording in Idaho. The next full episode will be released on August 25th. 

 

All of the music in this episode was made by MUSH

His SoundCloud and his Facebook

 

If you have a story between 1,000 and 4,000 words that you'd like to submit, or are a musician who'd like to be featured, send your work to:

unknownwordspodcast@gmail.com

 

You can also follow the show on Facebook and Tumblr

Direct download: ABriefUpdate.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:43am EST
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Prisoners, Revenge, & Hiatus

Today there is no guest writer, instead, because of life and all its circumstances, you get to hear a story of mine. One man is a prisoner in a southern chain gang and the other is a young police officer watching over him. The two men have a history of violence together that is bound to resurface.

Topics: life, career, change, stress, scheduling, folk music, nerd out loud, rethink pink#fortheloveofpod

 

Music by MUSH here.

Music by Jeremy Ross here

 

You can read today's story at my own writing blog here.

Direct download: UW_4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:15am EST
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Today's story, "Smelling the Weather", by a writer we'll call John, is about the death of a young man's close friend. For the first time, he is forced to very intimately face what death is, what grieving is, and what it is that death actually takes away. 

Conversation topics: writing, loss, poetry, life experiences, career, nursing, phillipines, nashville, immigration, typhoon pablo, songwriting, critiques, editing, revising.

Read this episode's story and "John's" other work here:

http://writingforreddit.blogspot.com

 All of the music in this episode was made by MUSH

His SoundCloud and his Facebook

 

If you have a story between 1,000 and 4,000 words that you'd like to submit, or are a musician who'd like to be featured, send your work to:

unknownwordspodcast@gmail.com

You can also follow the show on Facebook and Tumblr

Direct download: 4_-_John.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST
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Ankur Bhanderi's story, "Jonathan", centers on a young boy with the immense and inadvertent power to make anything he speaks true and real. Problems ensue.

Conversation topics: fantasy, fiction, genre, nerd shit, unity game engine, literature, writing, promotion, Neil Gaiman, young adult lit, the twilight zone, writing workshop, being a critic, english degrees.

 

Check out "Jonathan" and the rest of Ankur's stories in his collection, "There Was Once":
www.amazon.com/dp/B00B8BA9FG

 

All of the music in this episode was made by MUSH
www.soundcloud.com/mushmusic
www.facebook.com/mushmusic

If you have a story between 1,000 and 4,000 words that you'd like to submit, or are a musician who'd like to be featured, send your work to: 
unknownwordspodcast@gmail.com

Direct download: Ankur.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:50pm EST
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Today, our story is Clay Lomneth's non-fiction piece, "Paul and Michelle". Clay had a chance encounter with a homeless couple and followed them as they went about their daily routine of gathering what they could to get by while trying so desperately to love one another.

Conversation topics: poverty, homelessness, love, intimacy, ethics, morality, autism, truth, writing, journalism, photography, mystery, tana french, joe nesbo.

 

Read Clay's story and his other writing at:claylomneth.wordpress.com/2011/12/12/t…nd-michelle/

His photos of Michaelynn, a young girl with autism, and her family can be found here: 
cnnphotos.blogs.cnn.com/2013/10/31/gi…s-i-love-you/

 

All of the music in this episode was made by MUSH
@mushmusic
www.facebook.com/mushmusic

If you have a story between 1,000 and 4,000 words that you'd like to submit, or are a musician who'd like to be featured, send your work to: 
unknownwordspodcast@gmail.com

Direct download: UW_-_EP2v2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:11pm EST
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Here it is, the first episode. Today, Amanda Kaye Stein's short story, "Fixed", revolves around a woman's shattered relationship and her difficult return to an unforgiving sister. Melinda Dubbs' "Transubstantiation" is a surreal, dream-like story of an enigmatic woman's penance and one man's obsessive fascination with her.

Conversation topics: Feminism, women writers, domestic abuse, young adult literature, gender roles, writing process, art, flash fiction, poetry, sexuality, repression, Catholicism, goals.

 

Check out and purchase Amanda Kaye Stein's visual artwork here: 
www.etsy.com/shop/AmandaKayeStein
She also works as a freelance writer and visual artist you can contact on guru here: www.guru.com/freelancers/amanda…estein_writing_art

Read Melinda Dubb's "Transubstantiation" here: fuckfiction.net/?s=transubstantiation
and read some of her other work at www.melindadubbs.wordpress.com

All of the music in this episode was made by MUSH
www.soundcloud.com/mushmusic
www.facebook.com/mushmusic

 

If you have a story between 1,000 and 4,000 words that you'd like to submit, or are a musician who'd like to be featured, send your work to:

unknownwordspodcast@gmail.com

Direct download: UW_-_EPISODE_1v2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:58pm EST
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