We got so much great feed back last season for our Non-Fiction episode we decided to make it a tradition.
Our non-fiction themed episode last season was really fun so we decided to make it a tradition. This season Amanda Avutu and Osa Gaius came by to share their own writing and stories.
Amanda Avutu reads at 28:37
Osa Gaius reads at 56.02
Conversation topics included:
Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama
Can The Simpsons and Rumi exist together in poems?
The cookies of Sweet, Sweet Syria and the family that makes them.
The perfection that is peanut butter.
Osa’s instrumental hip hop album, Donuts and Ice Cream, which is an homage to J. Dilla.
Amanda Avutu is a nonfiction writer whose essays have appeared in the New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, the Washington Post, Atlanta Magazine, Bitter Southerner, Tin House, and Brevity. Her fiction has appeared in Green Mountains Review, Fifth Wednesday, Story, and her dresser drawer. Amanda lives in Atlanta, where she’s currently working on a memoir.
Osa Gaius is an engineer at Mailchimp. He spent his childhood in Benin City, Nigeria, before eventually moving to Miami, Florida at 10 years old. He studied creative writing and computer science at the University of West Georgia. In his spare time he is learning to Salsa.
We hope you enjoy the episode.