In this episode, I talk to writer Joshua Citrak. He is the creator and co-host of the podcast Hangin’ With Old Lew.
We discuss: the Raiders and North Korean Juche; the nuclear war, wildfires, and hurricanes trifecta; the Elkhart connection; post-industrial Binghamton; the rise and fall of IBM America; the synergy between nuclear holocaust and evangelical churches; Vegas betting on earthquakes; fun and profit in outsourcing and Superfund sites; the Great Elkhart Garbage Fire; Apple and the eco brand; on getting the hell out of your home town; getting started writing; the internet gold rush and Cow Town; William S. Burroughs and post-apocalyptic writing; Pessoa, Johnson, and other writing influences; fiction vs. poetry; the Castro Writer’s Coop; Mike Daily; Jeffrey Dinsmore; shit-talking about shit-posting on social media; Jon Konrath the Facebook persona versus Jon Konrath the person; starting up Hangin’ With Old Lew; why podcasting is great; Facebook sharing is killing us all; the ROI numbers game; and why the 49ers suck.
Links from this episode:
Hangin’ With Old Lew: The Podcast: https://www.hanginwitholdlew.com
Jon Konrath: http://www.rumored.com
The Day After: https://youtu.be/yif-5cKg1Yo
The Centralia Mine Fire: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centralia_mine_fire
Fernando Pessoa – The Book of Disquiet: http://amzn.to/2xpfyp3
Denis Johnson – Jesus’ Son: http://amzn.to/2xikOJt
Kemble Scott: SoMa: http://amzn.to/2wAaSxT
The Castro Writer’s Coop: http://www.castrowriterscoop.com
Kevin Sampsell – Creamy Bullets: http://amzn.to/2hmRjhU