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

Steven Wright’s favorite joke

Steven Wright is one of a handful of comics I’ve paid to see perform live, although that says more about how cheap I am than it does about comics. At any rate, it was great to talk to him and … Continue reading

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Heather Whaling: Spring cleaning your social media profile

CEO and founder of Geben Communications, Heather Whaling is a fan of social media, not a surprise given her occupation. So the recent news about the Facebook privacy problems were of particular interest to her. Listen in while she describes … Continue reading

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John Gorka: The past never dies. It comes back as songs

For legendary singer-songwriter John Gorka’s new album, True in Time, he casts his mind back to the past, with songs that explore memories and those we’ve lost. Join us as we discuss his songs and his songwriting. John Gorka will … Continue reading

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Visual Trumpery or How Alberto Cairo Confronts Fake News and Statistics

Like many of us, Alberto Cairo is a polls-junky. Whenever election season comes around, he gets locked into the numbers. But for Cairo, it’s not just a seasonal passion; he’s devoted his academic studies to graphical representations of data in … Continue reading

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Michael Kardos: A book so good, it’s magic

Ohio State University alum Michael Kardos had a problem. How could he keep his son busy while he was writing? The solution: promise to write story chapters for his son if he played quietly for a time. In a classic … Continue reading

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Christine Hayes: Lost Restaurants of Central Ohio and Columbus

Christine Hayes is a Columbus native and columnist for the Short North Gazette. You might know her as Ramona Moon, the art car lady. Aside from gluing toys to her car, Hayes has edited a book of her father’s old … Continue reading

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Steve Goble: Writing the pirate seas

Yo ho! Yo ho! It’s the pirate’s life for Steve! Ever since Steve Goble was a kid, he’s been enthralled with the adventure novel. Since he couldn’t be a pirate, Goble became a reporter for ten Ohio news publications and … Continue reading

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Amanda Petford-Long: Let’s Get Small

How small can we go with computers? What happens as materials get as tiny as the dinosaur I’ve shrunk to the size of a pen? Amanda Petford-Long is a distinguished physicist in the Materials Science Division of the Argonne National … Continue reading

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Dustin Meadows: Weezer, NuMetal, and finding your voice as a comedian

Dustin Meadows has been doing stand up for eight years. He’s released two albums, founded an alternative comedy troupe called Whiskey Bear Comedy, and frequently hosts The Pop Culture mixtape. He stops by Craft to talk about his new album, No! … Continue reading

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Lori Erickson: Monks Don’t Make the Best Interview Subjects

Lori Erickson grew up on a farm in Iowa and grew up reading adventure novels by John L. Stoddard that inspired her to travel the world. In her newest book, Holy Rover, Erickson explores her love of travel and her personal spirituality. … Continue reading

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