Author Archives: Doug Dangler

About Doug Dangler

Current: Host of Craft on WCBE, 90.5 FM, central Ohio's NPR station. Former: creator, host, and producer of Writers Talk

Brendan Ballou on the Problems with Private Equity

I recall hearing “greed… is good” spouted by Micheal Douglas’s sleazy character, Gordon Gekko (a lizard, get it?), in the ’80s movie Wall Street, but it seems that it’s gotten much worse since then. See The Wolf of Wall Street, … Continue reading

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Darrell Scott is Justified

“Cannel City-Amburgy Coal Zone (Pikeville Formation, Middle Pennsylvanian; Jackson North roadcut, Breathitt County, Kentucky, USA) 2” by James St. John is licensed under CC BY 2.0. You may have heard of Darrell Scott through the repeated use of his song “You’ll Never Leave … Continue reading

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Big Pharma needs to take its beating: Ohio Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour

Each Ohio Poet Laureate gets to choose a personal project. The current poet laureate, Kari Gunter-Seymour, chose to focus on addiction. “I feel so strongly about the way addiction is being treated in this country, almost ignored,” Gunter-Seymour says. Addiction … Continue reading

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Trauma is on my phone: Prince Shakur

Former Ohioan and author Prince Shakur published his debut memoir  When They Tell You to Be Good in October 2022. It received both the Library Journal and Okayplayer Best Memoir of 2022. In it, he delves into his childhood and … Continue reading

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The good, the bad and the overhead announcements: Richard Celeste’s autobiography

Former two-term Ohio governor and author Richard Celeste has released his memoir, In the Heart of It All: An Unvarnished Account of My Life in Public Service. He describes his life from his early years near Cleveland, Ohio, to Yale, … Continue reading

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“It’s like eating dessert all the time:” Becky Cloonan’s comic book writing

I met Becky Cloonan at the 2022 Columbus Galaxy Con, where we discussed her comic book writing, the influence of comics on the movies made from them, and the sweet freedom that comes from self publishing. Listen in to find … Continue reading

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Think multitasking helps you? Dr. Gloria Mark says no

“I’m great at multitasking,” some people say. But does leading a harried existence of constant interruptions, shifting our attention when the boss calls, or when a client needs “just a minute of your time,” or when the spouse or kids … Continue reading

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Barbecue and romance: Roberta Lea visits Columbus

Genre-spanning singer/songwriter Roberta Lea writes soul, pop, RnB, and country songs and was named one of “12 Artists to Watch in 2022” by Nashville Scene’s Country Almanac. Her single “Sweet Baby Ray” was awarded Song of the Year at the … Continue reading

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Into the belly of the beast with Eric Walker

Imagine being a slave on a southern plantation whose mistress died and you were under suspicion. Obviously, you would need to leave as soon as possible before retribution. The most reasonable course of action would seem to be going north, … Continue reading

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Plotter + Pantser = Plantser: The writing of JD Blackrose

Some authors plot out their books in detail. Some write by the seat of their pants. And some, like JD Blackrose, combine these approaches to create works in a variety of genres. Her books include The Devil’s Been Busy, A … Continue reading

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