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Episode 22: Pushcart Nominations

This week we're proudly announcing which poems, essays, and stories we've selected for our Pushcart Prize nominations. This is a great way to re-visit our favorite pieces from past issues, and we've made all of them available to non-subscribers. Weigh in with your thoughts by replying to us @twocitiesreview on Twitter. We'll feature comments in future episodes! Read article

Episode 21: The Color of Pitch, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Your Writing

This week we're highlighting another poem from the latest issue, "The Color of Pitch" by Andrea Christoff. And we're talking about the trend of "Marie Kondo-'ing" your life these days, and how we can apply The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up to our writing and our artistic process. Weigh in with your thoughts by replying to us @twocitiesreview on Twitter. We'll feature comments in future episodes! Read article

Two Cities Special Election Episode

This week we have a special statement about the election, and what art and literature means to us in a changing world. We'd love to hear your thoughts, and we hope all of our readers are staying safe and are ready to tell us their stories. Weigh in with your thoughts by replying to us @twocitiesreview on Twitter. We'll feature comments in future episodes. Read article

Episode 20: Halloween Spooktacular Edition

Today's episode is our Halloween special! We're celebrating our 20th episode of the podcast, and celebrating spooky and delightfully horrible reads from the issue and beyond. Two Cities author Ben Serna-Grey reads from his piece "Sigh", and we discuss our favorite horror shows and stories, including the horror manga "Uzumaki" and the Netflix show "Stranger Things." Read article

Episode 19: One City Review edition

In today's special episode, we are both in the same city and are chatting about the latest issue in the same room! We're talking about images in our latest issue and what we look for in a powerful storytelling image. We also discuss our latest reads. Read article

Episode 18: Max Talley, “The Devil is in the Details”

We have a very special episode. You'll hear Two Cities author Max Talley read his spine-tingling story "The Devil is in the Details", and we'll discuss it and what's on our fall reading lists. Weigh in with your thoughts by replying to us @twocitiesreview on Twitter. We'll feature comments in future episodes! Read article

Episode 17: Countdown of Our Favorite Dystopian Lit

This week, in honor of our new dystopian issue, we count down our favorite dystopian literature. We each have a top five and interestingly, there's only one title that overlaps. What titles did we miss? What are your favorites? Weigh in with your thoughts by replying to us @twocitiesreview on Twitter. We'll feature comments in future episodes! Read article

Episode 16: “When Time Stops,” Fantasy and YA Day

This week, author Eleanor Duke reads from her piece in the June 2016 issue, "When Time Stops." And we discuss the world of YA and fantasy. Why is YA having a golden age, and what great things can adults get out of reading it? What is your favorite fantasy lit? We discuss The Golem and the Jinni and Wildwood. Weigh in with your thoughts by replying to us @twocitiesreview on Twitter. Read article

Episode 15: “The Lucky Boy”, Creative Nonfiction, The Lost Time Accidents

This week, author George Held reads "The Lucky Boy" from the most recent issue and we discuss it. And we discuss what we've been reading: Creative Nonfiction and John Wray's The Lost Time Accidents. What has your favorite summer read been? How have you passed the time on the beach? Weigh in with your thoughts by replying to us @twocitiesreview on Twitter. Read article

Episode 14: Larry Eby’s “Fields”, Classic Dystopia, Handmaids and Watchmen

This week, author Larry Eby reads his piece "Fields" from the most recent issue and we discuss it. And we discuss the two classic dystopian works that we've been reading: Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and the dark graphic novel Watchmen. What makes these dystopian titles relevant today? Weigh in with your thoughts by replying to us @twocitiesreview on Twitter. Read article