The Rarest of Human Qualities (If Cultivated) Can Unlock Superhuman Potential
Author Andy Murphy gives a new spin to age-old wisdom in an essay full of practical tips. In conversation afterwards, host Erica Wagner and Murphy go even deeper to explore the challenges — and satisfactions — of getting what you want.
The Lonely Funeral Project
Gabrielle Benna explores an unusual way to give meaning to the lives of those who die alone. After the reading, Benna and host Erica Wagner discuss how to search for the roots of optimism even during the most difficult periods of life.
I Swore I'd Never Get Married. Then I Had Ten Weddings.
Dane BH’s essay takes listeners on an unconventional journey of love and community. An interview with Dane follows the reading of the essay. Listen in as host Erica Wagner and Dane delve into the craft of writing, and finding the style to match the emotion.
What is Plant Blindness?
Farmer Nick is well known across the internet for his inspiring calls to lead a greener life, but this episode gives a window into Nick’s writing. After a reading of his essay, “What is Plant Blindness,” Farmer Nick sits down with host Erica Wagner to get personal about how a life filled with plants has taught him how to be the person he wants to be.
Phone Calls with Mom
After a reading of “Phone Calls with Mom,” author J. Delaney-Howe talks with host Erica Wagner about how his deep gratitude to his mother sustains him as well as the power of expressing vulnerability in writing and life.
Why I’m Never Working a 9-5 Job Again
The transition from corporate to creative is one that many dream of but few accomplish. RJ Wade’s “Why I’m Never Working a 9-5 Job Again” not only proves it can be done but shows how. After the reading, host Erica Wagner gets insight into Wade’s process of learning to trust herself, her work, and what it took to build a life she loves.
Everyone has a Yellow Coat
People aren’t always what you expect; it’s wise to pause before rushing to judgment. After a reading of “Everyone has a Yellow Coat,” host Erica Wagner talks with author Flora Weston about how asking a simple question about an ugly coat actually changed her life.
My Single Friend
How do you keep that 'first date' feeling alive after 12 years of marriage? What happens when you start to yearn for your single days? In the inaugural episode of Write Here, Write Now, host Erica Wagner sits down with Caitlin Fladager, TikToker extraordinaire, passionate advocate for mental health — and a wife and mother. They cover everything from first date to first child to how her family is today.
Hosted by Erica Wagner
Erica Wagner is the Lead Editorial Innovator at Creatd, Vocal's parent company. She is an author, a critic and a broadcaster. Her most recent book is Chief Engineer: Washington Roebling, The Man Who Built The Brooklyn Bridge; her new book, Mary and Mr Eliot: A Sort-of Love Story, is published in the autumn of 2022. She loves to read, write, cook and fly.
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