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Listen in as expert interviewer, author, and comic Mike Carlon uncorks stories from bestselling authors. These conversations are as informative as they are engaging. Episodes available for download on this site or wherever you get your podcasts.

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The Otto Penzler Interview

The Otto Penzler Interview

Listen in as Mike chats with Otto about his life and career including his experiences as a young boy emigrating to the US from Germany during the middle of World War II, how he traded in his desire to become a physicist for either the prospect of being a great American novelist or the center fielder for the New York Yankees, and how some harsh criticism towards his first novel pushed him towards a career as a journalist.

Author Dustin Lawson

Author Dustin Lawson

It’s not every day that I get to talk to someone as interesting and, dare I say, enlightened as author Dustin Lawson. I’m excited to announce that today was one of those days! Throughout high school and college, Dustin worked as a lion and tiger trainer at a big cat...

Author Matt Haig

Author Matt Haig

Matt Haig is a British author for children and adults. His memoir Reasons to Stay Alive was a number one bestseller, staying in the British top ten for 46 weeks. His children's book, A Boy Called Christmas, was a runaway hit in his own country and has been translated...

Pat Oates

Pat Oates

Pat Oates is a comedian, author, podcaster and comedy advice writer. He has been performing stand-up comedy for over 12 years and has appeared on TLC's Extreme Cheapskates, E's Talk Soup, and The Anthony Cumia Show with Dave Landau. In this interview, Pat discusses...