At the Writing University Podcast Network, we're devoted to delivering the most enlightening, educational and entertaining podcasts from the University of Iowa creative writing programs. We gather all our offerings together here for you to peruse and enjoy!

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Sad Me of the Past

The Writing University and the Magid Center

Welcome to Sad Me of the Past, where we invite an established writer to revisit a piece they wrote in their tender years that fills them with affection, regret, nostalgia, embarrassment, relief, delight, all of the above, or something else entirely.

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The Eleventh Hour Podcast

The Iowa Summer Writing Festival

The Writing University's Eleventh Hour podcast features recordings of illuminative craft talks from the renowned writers, novelists, poets, essayists who present at the Eleventh Hour Lecture Series during the University of Iowa's Iowa Summer Writing Festival.

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Say the World

International Writing Program

An international writing podcast hosted by the staff of the International Writing Program. Join us once every two weeks for in-depth conversations with brilliant, talented writers from all over the world.

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Writing Matters

The English Department at the University of Iowa

The Writing Matters Podcasts is a collection of conversations with writers about their work, their process, and their paths to publishing their work. A collaboration between the Writing University and the English Department at the University of Iowa.

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Sense of Belonging / “Sentiment d’Member” Podcast

Nonfiction Writing Program

What does the feeling of belonging, what does it really mean? Is it a universal concept or something profoundly individual? “Sentiment d’Member” is a series produced as part of a program launched by Frictions, born from the collaboration between the Paris 8 Master of Creation and the Non-Fiction program of the University of IOWA with the support of the United States Embassy in Paris.

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Origins Podcast

International Writing Program

Origins: The International Writing Program Podcast is an interview series with writers from around the world addressing the origins of their creative works, the literary and social cultures in which they write, and the art of language.

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Translators Note

Iowa Translation Workshop

Translators Note, from the Exchanges Literary Journal, is a show where we examine the ins and outs of translation today through conversations with translators, writers and scholars.

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The Short Coat Podcast

The Carver College of Medicine Writing and Humanities Program

Featuring a variety cast of medical students from the University of Iowa, The Short Coat is a brutally honest look at medicine, med school, and what life is like here at the margins of medicine.