EPISODES SEASON 1
Allison's story in the first episode had me frozen on the side of the road during my walk with both hands over my chest trying to keep it from exploding. I am heartsick for her and her loss. And I am so, so grateful for and inspired by her courage. Holy fucking shit. Lola Mellowsky
PILOT EPISODE: The Hardest Thing to Write About.
Allison Langer and Andrea Askowitz create a podcast of their writing class. You'll hear what qualifies Andrea to be the teacher. And how YOU too can become a writer. And you'll hear why Allison, co-producer and student in the class, is sure the world needs this podcast. Because everyone needs a writing class. Because once you write about the thing you don't want to write about, that thing has less emotional power over you.
Allison reveals the hardest thing in the world to write about.
EPISODE 2: How are You? Really?
In our first class of the semester, we got the writing prompt, "How are you? Really?" Danny and Inessa are two students in the class who share exactly how they are. Danny's story involves underwear. Inessa's involves stabbing hormones into her belly to create eggs that may become her future children. Both stories are about how they are influenced by their parents. Aren't we all?
EPISODE 3: What is the Story You Tell About Your Relationship with Your Mother?
We all tell stories, including to ourselves.
Hear what Inessa, Danny, Bo, Jahn, Allison, and Andrea have told themselves about their relationships with their moms and how those relationships have shaped their lives.
EPISODE 4: Field Trip to the Fertility Clinic. Freezing Eggs at 6 a.m.
We followed Inessa to the fertility clinic on a Saturday morning where she successfully laid her eggs for future use. Inessa is about to turn 40. She wants a family, including a husband. She used this opportunity to buy more time to find the man. Actually, Mama pitched in $10,000 so Inessa would have eggs ready when the man comes.
Turns out, Inessa's not the only one in Writing Class Radio who had or is going about having children via artificial means.
EPISODE 5: The Lies We Tell.
Danny and Bo reveal the lies they've told, especially to themselves. Danny falls in love with two women but neither knows about the other. Everyone is happy until he hears a knock at the door. Bo admits to his many sexual encounters with women, sometimes in the same day; all an attempt to cure himself from being gay.
Andrea talks about the importance of feedback and encourages the listener to find a writing group.