The Dead Authors Podcast

The Dead Authors Podcast

United States

Legendary time-traveling writer H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes literary giants to The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles for a lively discussion in front of a live audience. Unscripted, barely researched, all fun! Guests include Andy Richter, Maya Rudolph, Matt Gourley, Jen Kirkman, Andy Daly, Scott Aukerman, John Ross Bowie and many more! Follow us on Twitter: @DeadAuthorPod. For more information on The Echo Park Time Travel Mart and 826LA’s many tutoring and writing programs, visit 826LA.org.

Episodes

Chapter 50: L. Frank Baum, featuring Chris Tallman  

Chapter 50: In this final installment of the free monthly podcast, H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes author/showman loud person L. Frank Baum (Chris Tallman) to the Dead Authors stage. I've a feeling we're not in iTunes anymore!

DEAD AUTHORS SHALL RETURN

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA.

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

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Preface: Henry Miller and Sylvia Plath, featuring Eddie Pepitone and Jen Kirkman  

H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Henry Miller (Eddie Pepitone) and Sylvia Plath (Jen Kirkman) in the very first recorded version of The Dead Authors Podcast.

About 826:

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Chapter 49: Albert Camus, featuring Steve Agee  

Chapter 49: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes  Albert Camus (Steve Agee) to the Dead Authirs stage for an evening of... oh, what's the POINT.

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/ 

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Addendum vi: Beatrix Potter, featuring Lauren Lapkus  

H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Beatrix Potter (Lauren Lapkus) to a special traveling edition of The Dead Authors Podcast. Recorded Live at San Francisco Sketchfest, San Francisco, CA, 6 Februaruy 2015.

About 826:

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

 

Addendum v: William Butler Yeats, featuring David Rees  

H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes William Butler Yeats (David Rees) to a special traveling edition of The Dead Authors Podcast. Recorded Live at Littlefield as part of New York's Superweek, Brooklyn, NY, 8 October 2014.

Photo: Mindy Tucker

About 826:

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

 

Addendum iv: Lucy Maud Montgomery, featuring Ryan Beil  

H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Lucy Maud Montgomery (Ryan Beil) to a special traveling edition of The Dead Authors Podcast. Recorded Live at The Sunday Service's "Comedy Bender," Vancouvcer, BC, Canada, 22 September 2014.

About 826:

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

 

Addendum iii: Aleister Crowley, featuring Matt Gourley  

H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Aleister Crowley (Matt Gourley) to a special traveling edition of The Dead Authors Podcast. Recorded Live at The Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, WA, 1 September 2014.

About 826:

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

 

Addendum ii: Christopher Marlowe, featuring Matt Gourley  

H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Christopher Marlowe (Matt Gourley) to a special traveling edition of The Dead Authors Podcast. Recorded Live at The Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, WA, 31 August 2014.

About 826:

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

 

Chapter 48: Maya Angelou, featuring Tymberlee Hill  

Chapter 48: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Doctor Maya Angelou (Tymberlee Hill) to the Dead Authors stage. Turns out, she is not a real doctor, and during this recording, almost stopped being a real black person!

About 826:

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

 

Addendum i: Lewis Carroll, featuring Rory Scovel  

H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Lewis Carroll (Rory Scovel) to a special traveling edition of The Dead Authors Podcast. Recorded Live at The Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, WA, 30 August 2014.

About 826:

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

 

Chapter 45 [Part 2]: L. Ron Hubbard, featuring Andy Daly  

Chapter 45 [Part 2]: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes L. Ron Hubbard (Andy Daly) back to the Dead Authors stage. For some reason!

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/ 

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Chapter 47: Mark Twain  

Chapter 47: Special guest-host CARL SAGAN (Matt Gourley) welcomes American treasure MARK TWAIN (Paul F. Tompkins) to the Dead Authors stage for an evening of steamboats, satire and science!

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/ 

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Chapter 46: Hans Christian Andersen, featuring Joe Wengert  

Chapter 46: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes fairy-taleist Hans Christian Andersen (Joe Wengert) to the Dead Authors stage. DID YOU KNOW? In Mr. Andersen's time, people from Denmark often thought they were from Holland!

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/ 

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Chapter 45 [Part 1]: L. Ron Hubbard, featuring Andrew Daly  

Chapter 45 [Part 1]: Unprecedented! Host H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) barely scratches the thetan-encrusted surface of guest L. Ron Hubbard (Andrew Daly) and calls for a followup interview at the end of this one. Enoy and then wait!

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/ 

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Chapter 44: Confucius, featuring Eugene Cordero  

Chapter 44: Think Confucius (Eugene Cordero) has no wisdom to offer other than that which can fit on a slip of paper inside a baked good? Well, H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) draws out the wise one's theories on Mandy Patinkin!

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/ 

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Chapter 43: Iceberg Slim, featuring Ron Funches  

Chapter 43: It's hard out there for a host! H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) chats with Iceberg Slim (Ron Funches) about pimping, water parks, and more. 

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/ 

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Chapter 42: Miguel de Cervantes, featuring Horatio Sanz  

Chapter 42: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) goes mano a mano with Don Quixote author Miguel de Cervantes (Horatio Sanz). You may be pleased to hear that the name "Terry Gilliam" is never mentioned.

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/ 

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Appendix H: Hunter S. Thompson and Philip K. Dick, featuring  James Adomian and Matt Besser  

Appendix H: From the vaults! H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes Hunter S. Thompson (James Adomian) and Philip K. Dick (Matt Besser) to the Dead Authors stage for an evening of whatever this is.

About 826:

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

 

Chapter 41: Dr. Seuss, featuring Hal Lublin  

Chapter 41: H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) does not interview Dr. Seuss (Hal Lublin) on a box, proving that eating rancid breakfasts isn't the only the thing that doesn't happen on boxes.

Thanks to The Time Travel Mart and 826LA. 

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

 

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/ 

 

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

Appendix G: F. Scott Fitzgerald and James Joyce, featuring Andy Daly and Sean Conroy  

Appendix F: From the vaults! H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes F. Scott Fitzgerald (Andy Daly) and James Joyce (Sean Conroy) to the Dead Authors stage for an evening of whatever this is.

About 826:

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our tutoring centers — located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC — served over 29,000 students.

For more information: http://826national.org/chapters/

Visit The Time Travel Mart online: http://826la.org/store/

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