Ep 08: Ian Belknap, Performer and Essayist, on Founding Write Club, Time, Humor, and Being Kind to Yourself
Chicago Writers Podcast
In this episode, we talk with Ian Belknap, performer and essayist, on compelling yourself to write, founding Write Club, why you should speak your work aloud, respecting time, finding humor in the darkness, and being kind to yourself You can find Ian Belknap online at ianbelknap.com and on Twitter @writeclubrules Follow the Chicago Writers Podcast on Twitter @ChiWriPodcast
Codex is joined by Chicago writer and founder of Write Club Ian Belknap to get to the future of the past of ANCIENT ALIENS. You can find the book online and at a fairly successful convention in Pasadena. Chariots of the Gods by Erich von Däniken (Author), Michael Heron (Translator) THE SEVEN MILLION COPY BESTSELLER The groundbreaking classic that introduced the theory that ancient Earth established contact with aliens. Immediately recognized as a work of monumental importance, Chariots of the Gods endures as proof that Earth has been visited repeatedly by advanced aliens from other worlds. Here, Erich von Däniken examines ancient ruins, lost cities, spaceports, and a myriad of hard scientific facts that point to extraterrestrial intervention in human history. Most incredible of all, however, is von Däniken's theory that we are the descendants of these galactic pioneers—and he reveals the archeological discoveries that prove it... The dramatic discoveries and irrefutable evidence: • An alien astronaut preserved in a pyramid • Thousand-year-old spaceflight navigation charts • Computer astronomy from Incan and Egyptian ruins • A map of the land beneath the ice cap of Antarctica • A giant spaceport discovered in the Andes Includes remarkable photos that document mankind's first contact with aliens at the dawn of civilization. SHOW NOTES: Previous Episodes: 56. 'When The Mosque Comes To Town' w/ Ian Belknap & Kris Simmons 93. "The Flight 93 Election" w/ Ian Belknap & Kate Milton Mauldin Currently Reading: 'Lit: A Memoir' by Mary Karr Topics: MEMORIES OF THE FUUUUUUTUUUURE Follow TOMEFOOLERY for information about upcoming episodes & books: @Tomefoolery and Facebook.com/Tomefoolery. Please rate and review on iTunes! WEBSITE: http://Tomefoolery.com STORE: http://squareup.com/market/Codexotica PATREON: http://patreon.com/Codexotica FAN GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/groups/Tomefoolery
Episode 27: Blood Highway Finale (feat. Ian Belknap)
The unthinkable has happened. The Ginormous has killed Terok Nor. But the world still spins, and evil must be opposed. Omie and Ruddy are battered and broken, but they press on. Someone has to. SITE: shufflequestpodcast.com FB: facebook.com/shufflequestpodcast TWITTER: twitter.com/ShuffleQuest PATREON: patreon.com/shufflequestpodcast DISCORD: https://discordapp.com/invite/SXCcf8P EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Episode 25: Blood Highway pt. 4 (feat. Ian Belknap)
The Flight of the Valkyrie howls under the boot of the vicious Ginourmous! Yes, the multi-level cars, mobile missile platforms, and army of deadly hellions are finally smack dab on top of the Flight of the Valkyrie and young Ignite is defenseless and exposed! Can Ruddy, Omie, and Fuckcrow Steve rally their motley band and fend off this attacker? Can Ruddy and his bitchin' car Also Ruddy cut a path to victory? Can Omie's Army defend their home from the Mad Max world's strongest villain? Can Fuckcrow Steve defeat a dude three times his size with pure weirdness alone? LISTEN AND DISCOVER, BUDS! SITE: shufflequest.libsyn.com FB: facebook.com/shufflequestpodcast TWITTER: twitter.com/ShuffleQuest PATREON: patreon.com/shufflequestpodcast DISCORD: https://discordapp.com/invite/SXCcf8P EMAIL: email@example.com
93. "The Flight 93 Election" w/ Ian Belknap & Kate Milton Mauldin
Cody is joined by writer and teacher Ian Belknap and comedian and activist Kate Milton Mauldin to cut to the quick of current events (and the horror of them all). You can find the essay in question online or in your propaganda sleep pod. The Flight 93 Election September 5, 2016 by Publius Decius Mus (former Bush administration speechwriter and current senior national-security official Michael Anton) 2016 is the Flight 93 election: charge the cockpit or you die. You may die anyway. You—or the leader of your party—may make it into the cockpit and not know how to fly or land the plane. There are no guarantees. Except one: if you don’t try, death is certain. To compound the metaphor: a Hillary Clinton presidency is Russian Roulette with a semi-auto. With Trump, at least you can spin the cylinder and take your chances. Show Notes: Previous Episodes: 'When the Mosque Comes to Town' w/ Ian Belknap & Kris Simmons Currently Reading: Wonder Woman 'White Rage' by Carol Anderson Topics: Isolationist nationalism, Liberals/Dumbocrats, Donald Trump: So Crazy It Just Might Work, metaphor confusion, martyrdom, slipping around white nationalism, Carrot Top, the education system, morality?!!!, othering, empathy, cute (?) dogs. Follow TOMEFOOLERY for information about upcoming episodes & books: @Tomefoolery and Facebook.com/Tomefoolery. Please rate and review on iTunes! WEBSITE: http://Tomefoolery.com STORE: http://squareup.com/market/CodyMelcherEsq SUPPORT our PATREON: http://patreon.com/CodyMelcherEsq
56. 'When The Mosque Comes To Town' w/ Ian Belknap & Kris Simmons
Cody is joined in holy covenant by Write Club Overlord Ian Belknap and comedian Kris Simmon to prepare for the inevitable: converting Muslims to Evangelical Christianity. You can find your own copy on Amazon and in the basement of a way-too-friendly church. Follow TOMEFOOLERY for information about upcoming episodes & books: @Tomefoolery and Facebook.com/Tomefoolery. Please rate and review on iTunes!
Ian Belknap is the founder of Write Club, and Dan and he spend a good deal of time discussing how it doesn't suck. Dan also attempts to get Ian to relive his glory days as a stand-up comedian doing material based of his Grandfather's murder and Father's suicide. Dan also spends an unhealthy amount of time name dropping Jimmy Carrane in a shameless attempt to get him to listen to the podcast.Write Club RulesIan's Twitter
Live at The Whistler with Ian Belknap, Liza Treyger and The Harrow
You, Me, Them, Everybody
Live at The Whistler with Ian Belknap, Liza Treyger and The Harrow I am a fan/not a fan of an upcoming scandalous fast food taco product. Ian Belknap is the founder of Write Club, half of Irby + Ian and not a scumbag. Liza Treyger is funny. The Harrow played a good set. I like The Whistler.