New Project: The Definite Article

Exciting announcement today, y’all. My good friend Justin Smith (sometimes known on the webernets as Hoosten) and I are starting a collaborative project that has — directly and indirectly — been in the works for several years. We are going to be making a weekly podcast together about reading, writing, and creativity in its countless forms.

Justin is a blogger, activist, and community organizer over in Washington, D.C. He and I met on Twitter about three years ago, quickly became friends, and have kept up a steady correspondence ever since. He’s one of the smartest people I know, and by far my favorite person to bullshit about art and literature with.

The podcast is called The Definite Article, and we’re recording the first episode this Wednesday night.

In the show we’re going to talk about books, essays, articles, and all sorts of publications of note, as well as our own interactions with the written word. We’ll also, I have no doubt, embark on dozens of semi-related tangents that will hopefully be interesting to more people than just us two. We will probably spend a lot of time complaining about how hard writing is. If that’s not entertainment, I don’t know what is.

We’ll be posting the episodes over on Justin’s website as well as on the iTunes (that link to come). Here are two things we’ll probably be talking about some in the first episode, which you could check out if you want. That being said, not having read the material we talk about in the show will certainly not detract from your enjoyment of our ramblings and ravings.

I’ve been looking forward to this project for a long time. Conversations with Justin always prompt lots of thought and writing on my end, and I’d dare say on his as well. Hopefully our new show will help to recharge your creative battery, too.

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