Mitch Wieland holds an MFA from The University of Alabama, and is currently a full professor at Boise State University, where he has taught for sixteen years. One of the founders of Boise State’s MFA program, he was its director for four years. Wieland founded The Idaho Review in 1998 and continues to serve as its editor, while also penning the acclaimed books Willy Slater’s Lane and God’s Dogs. As a Boise State University Arts and Humanities Fellow, he has recently returned from living in Japan where he researched his newest novel, The Karaoke Man.
J. Reuben Appelman, HostJ. Reuben Appelman is a multi-genre writer and filmmaker who has worked on projects including Playground, Executive Produced by George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh, and the documentary ﬁlms Jens Pulver | Driven (Warner Bros.) and You're What I Want Wrong With Me | The Sick of Sarah Movie (PlayNetwork). His poetry collection, Make Loneliness (Otis Books) was an Editorʼs Choice favorite in the international arts quarterly, BOMB magazine, and he has been featured by NPR literary critic Andrei Codrescu and American Public Media's Dick Gordon. He is a five-time grant recipient from the Idaho Commission on the Arts, most recently having been awarded a prestigious State of Idaho Writing Fellowship in Literature. He received his M.F.A. from Boise State University, where he taught for nine years.
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- Television actor Dylan Bruno interviewed by J. Reuben Appelman
- Novelist Tyler McMahon interviewed by J. Reuben Appelman
- Writer/Director Tim Kirkman interviewed by J. Reuben Appelman
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- Ex adult film star turned author, Jennie Ketcham, interviewed by J. Reuben Appelman