Why Do You Do What You Do?
ANDREA ASKOWITZ + ALLISON LANGER MET IN A WRITING CLASS. FIVE YEARS LATER, THEY STARTED THIS PODCAST BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE STORYTELLING BUILDS TRUST AND CONNECTS PEOPLE.
Andrea Askowitz is a storytelling missionary and believes stories will heal the world. She’s the author of the memoir My Miserable, Lonely, Lesbian Pregnancy and the editor of Badass: True Stories, the Double Album. Her stories have appeared in publications including The New York Times, Salon, The Rumpus, xoJane, Brain, Child, Huffington Post, Mutha, AEON, The Writer, and have aired on NPR and PBS.
Allison Langer is a Miami native, University of Miami MBA, photographer, writer and a single mom to three children, ages 9, 11 and 13. She is a private writing coach, teaches memoir writing in prison and has been published in The Washington Post, Mutha Magazine, Scary Mommy, Ravishly, Modern Loss and 50GS Magazine. Allison’s stories and her voice can be heard on Writing Class Radio, a podcast she co-produces.