Everyone has a story. What's yours?

Writing Class Radio is a podcast of a writing class.  If you love stories and get inspired by hearing other people tell their stories and want to learn a little bit about how to write your own stories, then this podcast is for you.

There's no better way to understand ourselves and each other than by writing and telling our stories.

We invite you into our writing class.  We couldn't live without it!


 Host Allison Langer Gets Published in The Washington Post


Listen to Planted in Miami episode 57 to hear how Allison and Andrea got started in writing and podcasting.

Planted in Miami is an iTunes “New & Noteworthy” podcast about the business owners, artists, musicians, farmers and others who are moving Miami forward through social awareness and community engagement. From environmental causes to healthy lifestyles, animal welfare to conscious living, it’s about giving people the information that they need to make informed decisions about living a more thoughtful and compassionate life.

According to hosts Alex and Jeanette, History has blessed us with some dynamic duos over time: Tom and Jerry; Thelma and Louise; Bert and Ernie and now, Andrea Askowitz and Allison Langer.  They are two peas in a pod(cast) and the creators of the immensely entertaining, outrageously raw and honest podcast called, Writing Class Radio where true and personal stories from students in Andrea’s writing class are shared and where you can learn to write you own stories.


Writing Class Radio featured on WLRN's Topical Currents.

Andrea Askowitz describes our podcast with WLRN listeners and Allison Langer reads her story, Rejection (as told on episode 13).

To listen to the full hour of Topical Currents, click here.



  A ndrea askowitz ,  teacher + producer

Andrea askowitzteacher + producer

Andrea created Lip Service: True Stories Out Loud, a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Arts Challenge award-winning show. For nine years Lip Service has been playing to audiences 600 strong. Andrea's stories have appeared in The New York Times, AEON, Salon and have aired on PBS and NPR. She's the author of My Miserable, Lonely, Lesbian Pregnancy and editor of Badass. She's our teacher and host.  



Allison has been running a successful photography business for 20 years. She taught Photography and Entrepreneurship at a private high school. She is a University of Miami MBA. Allison currently teaches memoir writing at the Dade Correctional Institution with Exchange for Change, an organization that brings writing and education into the prisons. Allison's stories have appeared in The Washington PostMutha MagazineScary mommy, Ravishly, She'SAIDand 50GS Magazine. She's a student in the class and host.

  Misha Mehrel,  Producer

Misha Mehrel, Producer

Misha is a film editor musician, photographer, and kids soccer coach living in Miami with a cat named Xanax.

  virginia lora,  PRODUCER

virginia lora, PRODUCER

Virginia was born in Peru and raised in Miami. She's a bilingual radio producer with a passion for storytelling and social justice. She conducted intake interviews with kids in immigration detention, traveled all over the U.S. collecting oral histories with StoryCorps, and did community outreach for a homeless shelter. Eventually she found radio, trained at Transom, and came home to Miami.  

  Diego Saldana-rojas,   PRODUCER

Diego Saldana-rojas,  PRODUCER

Diego is a bilingual multi-media journalist and independent audio producer. He graduated from the FIU School of Communications and is currently being driven crazy by two beautiful women trying to create the best podcast ever!