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Sunday, March 3, 2019

Podcast: Episode 29: Hemp Life

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Max and Coco throw themselves into the world of hemp supplements, which maybe works? And definitely makes them a little spacey? Plus: a new wardrobe for Max and trying to understand the Disney film Watcher in the Woods.

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Podcast: Episode 28: Ten Tousand Weird Lakes

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Max and Coco try to get back on track after overpartying. They also discuss the strangest lake names in Minnesota and a 1973 movie called Arnold involving a corpse, a bride, and a series of strange deaths.

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Podcast: Episode 37: 108 Years Old

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It's 2019, and Max and Coco have made some changes to the podcast -- unfortunately not included getting rid of the crackling noise, which they're working on (sorry!). Also in the episode: Hitting reset on brainstorming, a 1970s film about a satanic motorcycle gang, and a New Year's party with a 108-year-old woman.

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Podcast: Episode 36: Hoppin Juan

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 It's our end of 2018 wrap up, where Max and Coco discuss what they accomplished in their first year of writing creatively (a lot!), as well as do various New Year's traditions from around the world.

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Saturday, December 22, 2018

Podcast: Episode 35: Cheeta and Paper

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 One quick tip from Max and Coco: Don't say no for other people. Max and Coco revisit their cheers moments, which really seems like an excuse for them to drink a lot more. Max talks about "Build Your Own Ladder," where he tries to figure out his art career by stealing other people's. Finally: Max helped a child write a play, and Coco tries to describe it.

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR 2018

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SHORT STORIES PUBLISHED OR TO BE PUBLISHED: 13


“The Cage,” in Feed Your Monster and Fangs and Broken Bones
“The Work Crew,” in Strangely Funny
“Grandmaster Clint Eastwood’s Tour of Holy Places” in Sanctuary
“The Troll Wrestler” in Black Buttons Vol. 3
“The Extra” in Ye Old Magik Shoppe
“The Cinder Bull,” in Under the Full Moon’s Light
“The Hunt,” in Viva Las Vegas
“Yossel the Gunslinger,” in Other Covenants
“The Masked Rider Saves His Family,” in Trembling With Fear
“Why I Have an Agent,” in Book Ends Review
“Out of the Belly of Hell,” in Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show
“A High Wind in a Far Place,” in Gypsum Sound Tales


POEMS PUBLISHED OR TWO BE PUBLISHED: 22



“When I Was a Boy,” in Visual Verse
“Thingies,” 2018 Highland Park Poetry Challenge
“Flagpole,” in Visual Verse
“The Cocktail,” in Highland Park
“Long Gone Bye,” in Visual Verse
“Bite Stick,” in The Poet’s Republic
“So,” in Abridged
“The Cult of the Weird Tune,” in Visual Verse
“Glamour,” in Visual Verse
“The Crow Flies,” in Meow Meow Pow Pow Lit
“Bridge Troll,” in Three Drops from a Cauldron
“Wallace Hartley,” in Visual Verse
“Mean,” in Abridged
“The Neighbor,” in The Pangolin Review
“Fight,” in Squawk Back
“The Wee Hare,” in Visual Verse
“A Go Go,” in Popto Magazine
“A Wish,” in Pangolin Review
“The Crescent,”in Visual Verse
“Here in the Bath,” in Dodging the Rain, 2018
The Future Belongs to Insects,” in Visual Verse
“At the Sea,”in Patchwork Magazine


PLAY PRODUCTIONS AND READINGS: 5


“Two Trees Outside Outside Big Falls, MN” produced at Pillsbury House
“The Indian Congress” produced by Douglas County Historical Society
“Paws ‘n’ Effect,” commissioned and produced by Off-Leash Area
“Sadie the Goat” reading
“Strange Christmas: The Tchotchkes of Kiki Marvelous” reading


AWARDS: 7


The Susan Glaspell Short Play Award
Honorable Mention for a Monster Poem, Highland Park Poetry Challenge
Finalist at Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest for Wild Game
Quarterfinalist at the Academy Nicholl Fellowship for I Only Sleep With Celebrities
Grand Prize Winner in the Action Category at the Fade in Awards for Wild Game
Semi-finalist at the Urban Action Showcase International Action Film Festival for Omar Kane
Finalist at The Screenplay Festival for Wild Game
Finalist at 13Horror for Baba Yaga

Friday, November 30, 2018

Podcast: Episode 34: The Condo that Sprayed Blood

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Topics: The importance of just showing up; Max and Coco wrote a Christmas play (come see it!); foods invented in Minnesota; when doing something out of spite turns bad; The House that Dripped Blood.

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