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The Creative Nonfiction Podcast with Brendan O'Meara

Aug 31, 2021

Nile Capello (@liketheriver) is the writer and reporter behind The Atavist Magazine story 'The Girl in the Picture.'

We talk about true crime as self-preservation and how she vets out her stories. We also talk to editor-in-chief Seyward Darby.

To read the piece, visit

Aug 27, 2021

Ruby McConnell is the author of Ground Truth: A Geological Survey of a Life and A Woman's Guide to the Wild.

She is @rubygonewild on Twitter and Instagram.

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Aug 20, 2021

Behold! My #Hippocamp21 talk: In Their Words — Lessons from the Best of the Creative Nonfiction Podcast.

Sponsor: West Virginia Wesleyan College's MFA in Creative Writing



Aug 13, 2021

Shanna B. Tiayon comes by to talk about her Pipe Wrench Magazine piece "If We Can Soar," as well as her work in Longreads, and is she training for a Half Ironman?

You can her @shannbtiayon on Twitter and @black_suburban_homestead on Instagram.

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Aug 6, 2021

Brin-Jonathan Butler's "Giving Up the Ghost" for Hazlitt is part memoir, part criticism, part mediation on suicide, part travelogue, but it's all Brin.

An incredible piece of writing. Settle in, CNFers.