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Olivia Gatwood **Trigger Warning** Explicit Content and Adult Language

**Trigger Warning** This episode contains explicit content and adult language. Olivia Gatwood author of Life of The Party talks on This is Just To Say with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about her practice of reading poetry out loud while writing, taking a feminist look at true crime, embracing obsessions, and much more.   See…

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José Olivarez

Poet José Olivarez reads his poem “Mexican American Disambiguation” from his new book Citizen Illegal, and talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about his relationship to poetry, the complexity of identity, the practice of writing, his family, teaching and so so much more!

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Jane Miller

“I believe language is probably the most powerful thing on earth.” –Jane Miller Poet Jane Miller sat down with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain to talk about her new book, Who is Trixie the Trasher? and Other Questions. Listen back as Miller reads her poem “May You Always be the Darling of Fortune” and talks…

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Jericho Brown

Poet Jericho Brown reads his poem “Duplex” from his new book, The Tradition, and talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about creating a new poetic form, the importance of play, and why Lucille Clifton should be a household name.

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Sarah Ruhl On Poet Max Ritvo

Playwright Sarah Ruhl reads Max Ritvo‘s poem “Refuge for Sarah” from her book, Letters From Max: A Book of Friendship, and talks with Carrie Fountain about their relationship, his poetry, and  the value of empathy and friendship today.

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Scooter Culture

We might fancy ourselves as responsible, socially conscious people, but when new technologies such as communal scooters are introduced into our environments all that can easily fly out the window. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of scooter culture in Austin.

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Ada Limón

Poet Ada Limón talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about her new book “The Carrying,” and what it means to write intimately as a woman. We also hear from her snoring wonderdog Lily Bean.

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Journalism and The Middle East

Join KUT’s Rebecca McInroy along with Lawrence Wright, staff writer for The New Yorker and author of “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11,” and Jamal Khashoggi of The Washington Post, to talk about how identities, relationships, imaginations, and policies are shaped and understood through various media lenses, to illuminate what truths are…

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Tarfia Faizullah

Poet and novelist Carrie Fountain talks with poet Tarfia Faizullah about, growing up in Texas, her first memories of writing poetry, and how the loss of her sister in a car accident influenced her poem “West Texas Nocturne.”

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Maggie Smith

Poet Maggie Smith talks about her poem “The Mother” with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain.

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Matthew Zapruder

Poet and novelist Carrie Fountain talks with poet Matthew Zapruder about the collaboration that inspired his poem “Frankenstein Love” from his collection Come On All You Ghosts (2010).

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Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz

Best selling poet, writer, and slam performer Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz reads her poem “The First Check-Up After My Mother Died” from her book How To Love The Empty Air, and talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about the possibility models  for her as a poet, what it means to grieve with an audience, and the…

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Emmy Pérez

Poet Emmy Pérez reads her poem “Green Light Go” and talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about living on the border as an act of resistance, the beauty of writing from anger, the healing power of the natural world, and much more.

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Matthew Dickman

Poet Matthew Dickman reads from his new book of poems Wonderland and talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about toxic masculinity, childhood, the origins of violence, and much more.

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Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about reclaiming the power, beauty, and wonder of a C-section birth through her poem  “Self-Portrait as C-Section Scar.” They also talk about Nezhukumatathil’s entry point into poetry through the work of Naomi Shihab Nye, and she shares one of her favorite poems, “Eclipse” from poet…

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Tomás Q. Morín

Poet Tomás Q. Morín reads his poem “For My Daughter” from his collection Patient Zero, and talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about experiencing loss, the power of imagining the unlived life, and the vulnerability it takes to create as a poet and an artist.

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Understanding Violence Today (Part 2)

How is violence perpetuated through economic sanctions, the media, and political decisions and what real peace might look like? Join KUT’s Rebecca McInroy along with writer and the Executive Director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, Yousef Munayyer, and economist James K. Galbraith to talk about understanding violence today.

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Understanding Violence Today (Part 1)

How is violence perpetuated through economic sanctions, the media, and political decisions and what real peace might look like? Join KUT’s Rebecca McInroy along with writer and the Executive Director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, Yousef Munayyer, and economist James K. Galbraith to talk about understanding violence today.

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V&B Extra-Mark Bowden

Views and Brews Extra is a podcast that brings you all the discussions we have off the Cactus stage. On this episode, KUT’s Rebecca McInroy talks with writer and journalist Mark Bowden, National Correspondent for The Atlantic and author of Black Hawk Down: The Story of Modern War. His latest book Hue: 1968 chronicles the…

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Land Reform: Suzan Erem (Ep. 28)

“We have to do something to take us off this treadmill of ratcheting up land prices.” -Suzan Erem, The Sustainable Iowa Land Trust On the latest edition of The Secret Ingredient Raj Patel, Tom Philpott, and Rebecca McInroy talk with Suzan Erem about the future of US farming. Erum is the president and co-founder of…

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