The Other Stories

The Other Stories The Other Stories, founded and hosted by Ilana Masad, is a podcast devoted to new, emerging, and struggling fiction writers. Episodes feature scored readings and interviews with the authors.

Hey folks - midweek check in here to share some of our amazing composer's music. Mike Cahill, working as CatLofe, has a ...
02/01/2020
Catlofe music search results / Hype Machine

Hey folks - midweek check in here to share some of our amazing composer's music. Mike Cahill, working as CatLofe, has a new track that got picked up on this blog and we'd love it if you gave it a listen and a heart per instructions below. He's been doing incredible work for our writers for years now, and we'd love to have you help us show him some love 🙏❤️

Listen to Catlofe songs, find tour dates and read reviews

Hey all! Today we're excited to share our interview with Dexter Palmer and an excerpt from his new book, MARY TOFT; or T...
01/22/2020
Episode 230 - MARY TOFT; or, THE RABBIT QUEEN by Dexter Palmer - The Other Stories

Hey all! Today we're excited to share our interview with Dexter Palmer and an excerpt from his new book, MARY TOFT; or THE RABBIT QUEEN, out now with Pantheon Books:

http://www.theotherstories.org/episodes/episode-230-mary-toft-or-the-rabbit-queen-by-dexter-palmer/

This week, we talk to Dexter Palmer about the ideas that spark good fiction, how art imitates life imitates art, the nature of truth, and more.

Merry Happy to All! Today we're re-running an old favorite, Jonathan Aaron Baker's "The Woman in the Trees" for those ne...
12/25/2019
Episode 148 - "The Woman in the Trees" by Jonathan Baker - The Other Stories

Merry Happy to All! Today we're re-running an old favorite, Jonathan Aaron Baker's "The Woman in the Trees" for those needing some grump, pathos, and the human capacity to change in their fiction today:

http://www.theotherstories.org/episodes/episode-148-woman-trees-jonathan-baker/

In this episode, we discuss research, inspiration, the politics of writing, and sad comedians with writer (and former comedian) Jonathan Baker.

Well hello there, Wednesday pals, check it out - we have rockstar Katharine Coldiron Mason up on the show today, reading...
12/04/2019
Episode 225 - CEREMONIALS by Katharine Coldrion - The Other Stories

Well hello there, Wednesday pals, check it out - we have rockstar Katharine Coldiron Mason up on the show today, reading from her forthcoming book, CEREMONIALS, from KERNPUNKT Press, out in Feb 2020, inspired by Florence + The Machine's album by the same name:

http://www.theotherstories.org/episodes/episode-225-ceremonials-by-katharine-coldrion/

This week, we talk to Katharine Coldiron about Florence + The Machine, her first book, CEREMONIALS, writing experimentally, and more.

Good morning, folks! Check out this week's reading and interview, featuring Nina Allen, author of THE DOLLHOUSE, out now...
11/20/2019
Episode 224 - Excerpt from THE DOLLMAKER by Nina Allen - The Other Stories

Good morning, folks! Check out this week's reading and interview, featuring Nina Allen, author of THE DOLLHOUSE, out now with Other Press - come for the murderous fairytale and stay for the great chat:

http://www.theotherstories.org/episodes/episode-224-excerpt-from-the-dollmaker-by-nina-allen/

This week, we talk to Nina Allen about her new novel, The Dollmaker, weaving the real with the fantastic, what's novel for novels, and more.

Hello all! Today we share Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne's reading from her new novel, HOLDING ON TO NOTHING, out now with B...
10/23/2019
Episode 221 - Excerpt from HOLDING ON TO NOTHING by Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne - The Other Stories

Hello all! Today we share Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne's reading from her new novel, HOLDING ON TO NOTHING, out now with Blair:

http://www.theotherstories.org/episodes/episode-221-excerpt-from-holding-on-to-nothing-by-elizabeth-chiles-shelburne/

This week we talk with Elizabeth Chiles Shelburner about her debut novel, Holding on to Nothing; writing the modern American south, and so much more.

Hey howdie all! Check out our newest episode, featuring Libbie Hawker discussing her beautiful new book, ONE FOR THE BLA...
10/16/2019
Episode 220 - Excerpt from ONE FOR THE BLACKBIRD, ONE FOR THE CROW by Olivia Hawker - The Other Stories

Hey howdie all! Check out our newest episode, featuring Libbie Hawker discussing her beautiful new book, ONE FOR THE BLACKBIRD, ONE FOR THE CROW:

http://www.theotherstories.org/episodes/episode-220-excerpt-of-one-for-the-blackbird-one-for-the-crow-by-olivia-hawker/

This week we talk with Olivia Hawker about her newest novel, One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow; family histories, where theme fits into the writing process, and so much more.

Today, we have the honor of sharing our interview with Annalee Newitz, author of THE FUTURE OF ANOTHER TIMELINE, out now...
09/25/2019
Episode 218 - Excerpt from THE FUTURE OF ANOTHER TIMELINE by Annalee Newitz - The Other Stories

Today, we have the honor of sharing our interview with Annalee Newitz, author of THE FUTURE OF ANOTHER TIMELINE, out now with Tor Books/ Forge Books. We talk about a Tim Burton Wonder Woman, feminism, and the politics of time travel activists:

http://www.theotherstories.org/episodes/episode-218-excerpt-from-the-future-of-another-timeline-by-annalee-newitz/

This week, we talk to Annalee Newitz about their new novel, "The Future of Another Timeline"; a world in which Tim Burton made Wonder Woman in 1989; and more.

Hello all! Today we're sharing the brilliant Clara Kiat's historical fiction story “Señora Van Bumberchen’s School For G...
06/12/2019
Episode 208 - "Señora van Bumberchen’s School for Girls" by Clara Kiat - The Other Stories

Hello all! Today we're sharing the brilliant Clara Kiat's historical fiction story “Señora Van Bumberchen’s School For Girls” - it's so beautiful, and we had a lovely talk with her. Check it out!

http://www.theotherstories.org/episodes/episode-208-senora-van-bumberchens-school-for-girls-by-clara-kiat/

This week, we talk to Clara Kiat about historical fiction, its political implications, the way in which research and characters come together, and more.

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