Category Archives: Original Craft Productions

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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The Steel Wheels: Where are you from?

When someone asks “Where are you from?” is your answer a region? An area of a state or country? Or do you think of the home where you lived as a young person? For Trent Wagler and the other members … Continue reading

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Craft Halloween 2022

Once again, Craft Studios and Ready-to-Bake Pizzas offers you the finest in Halloween merriment, from psycho killers stalking the innocent to teachers struggling with urges to massage therapists with unexpected clients – we aim to entertain and inform. We hope … Continue reading

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T Rex appetites and who owns the sky?: A conversation with Randall Munroe

Every so often a hero arises. A hero who can take the most far-out questions about science, do the research, and crunch the numbers so we get the answers we need. Randall Monroe, author of WHAT IF? 2: Additional Serious … Continue reading

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s Carolyn Aaron: Make a difference to one

The daughter of a 1950’s widowed working mother, Carolyn Aaron grew up in an unusual circumstances, some of which she’s used in her acting. She calls her civil rights activist mother an “inverse influence” on her character of Shirley Maisel, … Continue reading

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