PP&P Podcasts

Welcome and happy listening!

Episodes of Prose, Poetry & Purpose, originally broadcast on Voice of Vashon (KVSH 101.9 FM) are now available as podcasts. Scroll down and enjoy! Or, check out podcasts of my new show, Focus On! … where Icelandic, Dutch, and Danish guests await you!

Bill Fletcher Jr. Interview – PPP052

Bill Fletcher Jr. Interview – PPP052

Bill Fletcher Jr has been an activist since his teen years. Upon graduating from college he went to work as a welder in a shipyard, thereby entering the labor movement. Over the years he has been active in workplace and community struggles as well as electoral...

Peternelle van Arsdale Interview – PPP051

Peternelle van Arsdale Interview – PPP051

“I’m a book editor turned young adult novelist. I still love to edit, but I’ve discovered that I like to make up my own stories even more than I like to fix other people’s. It’s less stressful. Also, I’m controlling, and I pretty...

Matthew Dickerson Interview – PPP050

Matthew Dickerson Interview – PPP050

Matthew Dickerson is author of fiction including both medieval historic heroic romance and also fantasy literature. He has also published works of creative narrative non-fiction, especially in the nature writing, fly-fishing, and environmental and genres. And he has...

Del Bigtree Interview – PPP049

Del Bigtree Interview – PPP049

Del Bigtree was an Emmy Award-winning producer on the daytime talk show The Doctors, for six years. With a background both as a filmmaker and an investigative medical journalist, he is best known for combining visually impactful imagery, raw emotional interviews and...

Bill Moyer Interview – PPP048

Bill Moyer Interview – PPP048

Bill Moyer considers himself a radical solutionary, addressing root problems with just, sustainable solutions. A fourth generation Washingtonian, Bill lives with his wife and daughter in the woods of Vashon Island, WA in the Salish Sea (near Seattle).  He co-founded...

Kathy Abascal Interview – PPP047

Kathy Abascal Interview – PPP047

Kathy Abascal, BS, JD, HerbalistRH (AHG) is far too many things to adequately describe in one simply bio paragraph. Suffice to say that her lifelong interest in learning has led her down pathways which have included degrees and work in the areas of: neurobiology,...

Sam Ligon Interview – PPP046

Sam Ligon Interview – PPP046

Samuel Ligon is the author of three books of fiction, Safe in Heaven Dead, Drift and Swerve, and the forthcoming Among the Dead and Dreaming. His stories have appeared in New England Review, Prairie Schooner, The Quarterly and many other places. His essays appear...

Tony Lyons Interview – PPP045

Tony Lyons Interview – PPP045

Tony Lyons, President and Publisher at Skyhorse, and an attorney, was Publisher at The Lyons Press between 1997 and 2004. He founded Skyhorse in 2006 and has been involved with every aspect of the book publishing process. Starting with a small team of people, some of...

Nick Licata Interview – PPP044

Nick Licata Interview – PPP044

Nick Licata is from a working class family where neither parent graduated from high school. Licata, who couldn’t read until the age of nine, was the first of his relatives to attend college. He led the local chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) at...

Lonny Kaneko Interview – PPP043

Lonny Kaneko Interview – PPP043

Although Lonny Kaneko has written in almost every genre, his new work is a collection of poetry, Coming Home From Camp and Other Poems. Lonny says that “the book is a wonderful opportunity for the poems to have a home. They’ve been disappearing a few at a time. When a...