Episode 100: The One that Came after Episode 99

by Barry Lyga


It’s our 100th episode, and we’ve got it all! A rant from Barry about the male gaze! Morgan threatens to leave the show! Peanut allergies! And special guests, including Carolyn Mackler, Jon Skovron, and Melissa Walker!

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Episode 99: The One where Barry Plans to Kill Half the Universe

by Barry Lyga


Barry FINALLY gets to talk about his super-secret mystery project: THANOS! How on earth does he live with himself writing Marvel AND DC? Who is “Brick Charles?” Babysitting in the modern age. Morgan marvels at The Secret History of Twin Peaks. And an update on the I HUNT KILLERS prequel.

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Episode 98: The One with Sex

by Barry Lyga


A man stupidly claims we don’t need women authors because he can write women just fine. (Dude…) Where is all the good sex in YA these days and why did it go away? Plus: Luke gives your hosts one hell of a scare and Barry has read a bunch of books for a change.

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Episode 97: The One that’s Lucky

by Barry Lyga


The pleasures and pains of returning to old projects. What do surfing and writing have in common? We’re gonna tell you! Plus: micro-progress is real progress, and believe it or not…Barry’s reading a book!

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Episode 96: The One with a Bunch of Topics

by Barry Lyga


Barry says farewell to a wonderful librarian who left us too soon. Should publishing give huge advances to former Trump Administration officials? Why do readers feel betrayed when they learn a book is part of a series? Then we talk about our collaboration and rant about the five-star rating system.

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Episode 95: The One where Morgan Finally Cares about Back Pain

by Barry Lyga



Episode 94: The One During the Super Bowl

by Barry Lyga


We’re back! Again! Our reach is more global than we thought. Lyga’s Law of Publishing rears its ugly head again. Editors who are also writers: Threat or menace? The benefits and drawbacks of working a day job while writing. Cool new imprints! The books Morgan’s body shuts down. Plus: Luke turns one!

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Episode 93: The One with Harsh Words, Guys

by Barry Lyga


Barry thanks the listeners for their compassion. We know you like Morgan more than Barry, but guess who likes YOU? How much baby room monitoring is too much baby room monitoring? Plus: Something is wrong with the Internet. And it’s not just us saying that.

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Episode 92: The One with Tantrums

by Barry Lyga



Episode 91: The One where We Need a Dance Pope

by Barry Lyga


A lot of parenting talk, including dance class, a quiz to determine if you’re ready for parenthood, and more. Barry goes viral. Sort of. Book doulas—yeah, they’re a thing. Why your first book has to be perfect. And how do you avoid the scourge of multitasking when you need to monotask (i.e., write)?

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Episode 90: The One with Barry’s Deep, Dark Secret

by Barry Lyga


Dads apparently reduce childhood obesity by just…being dads? Trump is apparently killing publishing. Barry goes on a rant about spoilers and is called out for hypocrisy, then confesses a major children’s lit sin…and proceeds to diss a book you probably love. Sorry about that.

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Episode 89: The One where Morgan Read a Dude

by Barry Lyga


Kids learn social media fails by watching their parents. Forget readers — how do you raise writers? The agony and the ecstasy of summer reading. Is sex the secret to getting boys to read? What you need to read in order to be a better writer. Plus: the collector mentality.

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Episode 88: The One where It’s All about One Thing, Really

by Barry Lyga



Episode 87: The One with Poopy in the Potty

by Barry Lyga


We swear this isn’t turning into a TV review podcast, but…we just have to spend some time on Younger and Friends from College. Is it OK for men to use female pseudonyms? What do you say to someone who is afraid to have kids? The economics of cookbooks. Plus: You knew it was coming: Potty training.

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Episode 86: The One with Two Rants

by Barry Lyga



Episode 85: The One where Barry is Aware that It’s the Wrong Flash

by Barry Lyga



Episode 84: The One where It Is Happening Again

by Barry Lyga



Episode 83: The One with a Time-Out

by Barry Lyga



Episode 82: The One where Morgan Isn’t Pregnant Anymore

by Barry Lyga


We’re back! The tale of the birth of their superhuman son. The mantras that got them through the early months of Luke’s life. Morgan starts a new project that isn’t a baby. Barry’s tour for BANG and its aftermath.

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Episode 81: The One where Morgan’s Still Pregnant

by Barry Lyga