Melissa Faliveno is a writer, editor, musician, teacher, and Wisconsinite in New York City. Her debut essay collection, TOMBOYLAND, was published by Topple Books on August 4, 2020. Her essays and interviews have appeared in Esquire, Paris Review, Bitch, Ms. Magazine, the Millions, Prairie Schooner, No Tokens, DIAGRAM, and Midwestern Gothic, among others, and received … Read more The Ben LeRoy Show #3 – guest Melissa Faliveno
Having a hard time finding sleep tonight? In a little under 17 minutes I can make it happen. But listen.
The episode is available in the Apple podcast store, Spotify, etc. etc. If you’re so inclined, subscribe, do the whole star thing, write a review. Or just listen. No pressure. No judgment. Rock climber, author, and all-around good dude Peter Brown Hoffmeister joins me on the podcast to discuss the new documentary, Peter and the Columns (featuring … Read more The Ben LeRoy Show podcast – guest: Peter Brown Hoffmeister
This particular recording was done as received. If it sometimes feels a little disjointed, that’s why. I thought about editing that to make it sound more like what you expect from somebody talking into a microphone, but I figured it was more important for you to hear it like somebody talking into a microphone really … Read more Creation Myth for Headphone #2
Here is the set up. We sleep in the same rooms, but in separate beds. Each bed is a tent with a sleeping pad underneath it. It’s got breathing room. When it’s fully zippered shut it is soundproof and absolute dark. There are dozens of us. Walls but there are no ceilings. The sky lurks. … Read more Question #16 – Do you ever predict the future?
I am glad to be alive. I am honored for the privilege of having lived here on this Earth with you and you and all of you. Sometime in the far distant future we will recognize one another, like American strangers in Paris, the place where an accent, be it from Wyoming or Maine or … Read more Question #15 – What would your last words be if you knew it was all coming to an end?
Thus begins the story of Akumba and Bakumba. I recommend listening to it with headphones. Here is the next episode — Creation Myth for Headphone #2
The episode is available in the Apple podcast store, Spotify, etc. etc. If you’re so inclined, subscribe, do the whole star thing, write a review. Or just listen. No pressure. No judgment. John Vercher joins me to talk about his novel Three Fifths, the state of American unrest, the power of literature, and the necessity of hope. … Read more The Ben LeRoy Show podcast – guest: John Vercher