Episode 9: Sam Slaughter with a reading from Ben Tanzer

Author Sam Slaughter discusses mixing booze with writing as spirits writer for The Manual. Slaughter also talks about being a reviews editor and balancing the writing life with graduate school. The episode also features a scene report from Literati Books with Ben Tanzer reading from The New York Stories


About the Guests:

Sam Slaughter is a spirits writer for The Manual. He is the author of the chapbook When You Cross That Line and the forthcoming short story collection, God in Neon (Lucky Bastard Press). He can be found online at www.samslaughterthewriter.com and @slaughterwrites.

Ben Tanzer is the author of the books My Father's HouseYou Can Make Him Like YouSo Different NowOrphans, and Lost in Space: A Father's Journey There and Back Again, among others. Ben serves as Director of Publicity and Content Strategy at Curbside Splendor Publishing and can be found online at This Blog Will Change Your Life, the center of his growing lifestyle empire. He lives in Chicago with his wife and two sons.


Music for today's show is provided by:

New Boots RagYou Um, I'll AhWherever I Lay My Hat, That's My Wife, & Which That Is This? | Doctor Turtle | CC BY 4.0

Navajo Night | Jason Shaw | CC BY 3.0