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



Episode 80: The One Right Before the Holidays

by Barry Lyga


First toddler holiday season. What do you get for the kid who has everything? #firstworldproblems Morgan still hasn’t given birth. What exactly do babies remember and for how long? Morgan can’t distinguish between herself and her twin. A discussion of YA’s obsession with teen romance.

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Episode 79: The One in the Deeply Uncomfortable Phase of Pregnancy

by Barry Lyga


Follow-up on ebooks: Are sales REALLY down? Errors in published books. Also, follow-up on writers taking breaks. Morgan discovers that she likes writing. Did the election kill reading? Morgan’s theory of needing other parents. Plus: Isn’t there a better term for graphic novels?

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Episode 78: The One where Morgan Struggles

by Barry Lyga


Books can keep you sane. What does the election mean for fiction, particularly YA? Maybe ebooks aren’t the big deal everyone thought they were. When is it permissible to slack off on your writing? Thanksgiving advice for non-Americans. Splitting focus between your kids. Clingy post-nap toddlers.

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Episode 77: The One after Trump Wins

by Barry Lyga


A necessary discussion of the distinction between a political podcast and an apolitical podcast. Parenting in the age of Trump. The web reveals which writers Barry writes like. Why is platform-shaming a thing?

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Episode 76: The One with Veggie Burgers

by Barry Lyga


Morgan is, like, the next Arthur Conan Doyle. What do authors wish they’d known when they first started their careers? The difference between institutional and commercial sales…and success. Letting your kids get bored can be good for them. The AAP revises its screen recommendations. (Whew!)

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Episode 75: The One where Barry Talks A Lot

by Barry Lyga



Episode 74: The One not Sponsored by Sesame Place

by Barry Lyga


A brief clarification from last week. Sesame Street vs. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse…to the death! Is a young writer more impressive than an old one? Who do you try to make happy when you write, and should it always be yourself? Practice vs. raw talent. Barry rants briefly about VOYA.

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Episode 73: The One where They Saw Hamilton

by Barry Lyga


Is it all doom and gloom for publishing? Is there a secret room somewhere with the salvation of books? Should authors wish for salaries instead of royalties? What is the secret of Barry’s unpublished novel and its connection to Lin-Manuel Miranda? Plus: Morgan is writing again!

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Episode 72: The One with Cloudy Day Hermine

by Barry Lyga


Morgan abandons Barry. Leia’s vocabulary explodes…along with her temper. The mystery of children’s YouTube. Puppies vs. children. Is there such a thing as vacation with a kid? And is there really even such a thing as a YA novel?

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Episode 70: The One in which Morgan Bites the Bullet

by Barry Lyga



Episode 69: The One where They’re Alone in the House

by Barry Lyga



Episode 68: The One where Leia Drops the F-Bomb

by Barry Lyga


Leia burns up. Barry has a long talk with himself. Morgan asks the audience for advice. The power of positive thinking turns out to backfire. Do you lose yourself as a person when you become a parent? Cursing around your children: Great idea or greatest idea?

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Episode 67: The One with Another One on the Way

by Barry Lyga


Barry and Morgan (and Leia!) survive their move! Barry surrenders to day care, with plenty of guilt. A rant about professionalism. Giving up on a manuscript. New projects for Morgan and Barry.

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