Writing Alchemy

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Writing Alchemy is storytelling that centers intersectional characters, including a fairy tale series that combines humor and magic with serious topics, and a tabletop role-playing series about the adventures of disabled and mentally diverse heroes.
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Bonus Cast 6 – Sound Effect Stories and Updates

37:04 | Mar 19th

Writing Alchemy Bonus Cast 6 Summary In this Bonus Cast I share the stories behind three of the sound effects I used in the most recent episode of Owlbear Reintroduction Program Game. Following these stories are updates on what is going on for me, w...Show More
Announcement – “Making RPG Podcasts Accessible” at PodCon2

05:03 | Jan 13th

Writing Alchemy Announcement Summary I will be leading a workshop about “Making RPG Podcasts Accessible” on January 20th at PodCon2 in Seattle. For those who can’t attend this workshop in-person, it will be in the remote attendance feed for PodCon2....Show More
Episode 37 – The Owlbear Reintroduction Program Part 5

59:59 | Jan 1st

Writing Alchemy Episode 37 Summary Zombies are coming toward our three heroes. Join them in the eighteenth game episode of Unfamiliar Heroes as they struggle to get to the shelter of the Inn on the Bridge! Willa the gecko lizardperson rogue, Tarrago...Show More
Unfamiliar Heroes 18 – The Owlbear Reintroduction Program Part 5

59:59 | Jan 1st

Writing Alchemy Unfamiliar Heroes 18 Summary Zombies are coming toward our three heroes. Join them in the eighteenth game episode of Unfamiliar Heroes as they struggle to get to the shelter of the Inn on the Bridge! Willa the gecko lizardperson rogu...Show More
Bonus Cast 5 – Transcripts and Accessibility

09:07 | Nov 22nd, 2018

Writing Alchemy Bonus Cast 5 Summary This Bonus Cast is about the new podcast transcripts and ways I’m trying to make them accessible. TeePublic Store: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/writing-alchemy?ref_id=8162 Illustration of a brown owlbear sitt...Show More
Bonus Cast 5 – Transcripts and Accessibility

09:07 | Nov 22nd, 2018

Writing Alchemy Bonus Cast 5 Summary This Bonus Cast is about the new podcast transcripts and ways I’m trying to make them accessible. TeePublic Store: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/writing-alchemy?ref_id=8162 Illustration of a brown owlbear sitt...Show More
Bonus Cast 4 – All the Updates

28:57 | Oct 26th, 2018

Writing Alchemy Bonus Cast 4 Summary This Bonus Cast has all the updates, including the unveiling of Writing Alchemy owlbear merchandise, updates on Magic Goes Awry, when The Owlbear Reintroduction Program is going to return, and some news about big...Show More
Bonus Cast 4 – All the Updates

28:57 | Oct 26th, 2018

Writing Alchemy Bonus Cast 4 Summary This Bonus Cast has all the updates, including the unveiling of Writing Alchemy owlbear merchandise, updates on Magic Goes Awry, when The Owlbear Reintroduction Program is going to return, and some news about big...Show More
Bonus Cast 3 – Neurodiverse and Neurodivergent Language and Identity

22:34 | Aug 22nd, 2018

Writing Alchemy Bonus Cast 3 Summary This Bonus Cast delves into the nuances of language, its dynamic nature, and how that intersects with personal experience and identity through a focus on my personal relationship with the terms “neurodiverse” and...Show More
Bonus Cast 3 – Neurodiverse and Neurodivergent Language and Identity

22:34 | Aug 22nd, 2018

Writing Alchemy Bonus Cast 3 Summary This Bonus Cast delves into the nuances of language, its dynamic nature, and how that intersects with personal experience and identity through a focus on my personal relationship with the terms “neurodiverse” and...Show More
Episode 36 – The Owlbear Reintroduction Program Part 4

1:15:37 | Aug 3rd, 2018

Writing Alchemy Episode 36 Summary Our three heroes begin their negotiations with the owlbears in the seventeenth game episode of Unfamiliar Heroes. Join them for the excitement of river adventures and camping with owlbears! Willa the gecko lizardpe...Show More
Unfamiliar Heroes 17 – The Owlbear Reintroduction Program Part 4

1:15:37 | Aug 3rd, 2018

Writing Alchemy Unfamiliar Heroes 17 Summary Our three heroes begin their negotiations with the owlbears in the seventeenth game episode of Unfamiliar Heroes. Join them for the excitement of river adventures and camping with owlbears! Willa the geck...Show More
Bonus Cast 2 – Player and Character Introductions for The Owlbear Reintroduction Program Game

08:58 | Jul 30th, 2018

Writing Alchemy Bonus Cast 2 Summary This Bonus Cast starts with a behind the scenes discussion about this change in format, then jumps into the player and characters introductions for The Owlbear Reintroduction Program Game. Photograph of a silver ...Show More
Bonus Cast 2 – Player and Character Introductions for The Owlbear Reintroduction Program Game

08:58 | Jul 30th, 2018

Writing Alchemy Bonus Cast 2 Summary This Bonus Cast starts with a behind the scenes discussion about this change in format, then jumps into the player and characters introductions for The Owlbear Reintroduction Program Game. Photograph of a silver ...Show More
Bonus Cast 1 – My favorite LGBTQ+ Role-playing Game Character

08:54 | Jun 27th, 2018

Writing Alchemy Bonus Cast 1 Summary My first ever Bonus Cast is on the topic of my favorite LGBTQ+ role-playing game character. Inspired by the prompt for the I Am Hear Pride Month special episode, in this bonus cast I share my full response. Photo...Show More
Bonus Cast 1 – My favorite LGBTQ+ Role-playing Game Character

08:54 | Jun 27th, 2018

Writing Alchemy Bonus Cast 1 Summary My first ever Bonus Cast is on the topic of my favorite LGBTQ+ role-playing game character. Inspired by the prompt for the I Am Hear Pride Month special episode, in this bonus cast I share my full response. Photo...Show More
Episode 35 – The Owlbear Reintroduction Program Part 3

1:05:09 | Jun 24th, 2018

Writing Alchemy Episode 35 Summary Our three heroes finally reach the owlbear den in the sixteenth game episode of Unfamiliar Heroes. Join them as they have their first encounter with wild owlbears! Willa the gecko lizardperson rogue, Tarragon the o...Show More
Unfamiliar Heroes 16 – The Owlbear Reintroduction Program Part 3

1:05:09 | Jun 24th, 2018

Writing Alchemy Unfamiliar Heroes 16 Summary Our three heroes finally reach the owlbear den in the sixteenth game episode of Unfamiliar Heroes. Join them as they have their first encounter with wild owlbears! Willa the gecko lizardperson rogue, Tarr...Show More
Unfamiliar Heroes 15 – The Owlbear Reintroduction Program Part 2

1:12:33 | Jun 6th, 2018

Writing Alchemy Unfamiliar Heroes 15 Summary In the fifteenth game episode of Unfamiliar Heroes, our three heroes arrive in Islandtown, the home of the Crossroads Wildnerness Keepers. Join them as potions are brewed, paper is shuffled, and a wagon i...Show More
Episode 34 – The Owlbear Reintroduction Program Part 2

1:12:33 | Jun 6th, 2018

Writing Alchemy Episode 34 Summary In the fifteenth game episode of Unfamiliar Heroes, our three heroes arrive in Islandtown, the home of the Crossroads Wildnerness Keepers. Join them as potions are brewed, paper is shuffled, and a wagon is wreathed...Show More
Episode 33 – The Owlbear Reintroduction Program Part 1

1:06:24 | May 11th, 2018

Writing Alchemy Episode 33 Summary In the fourteenth game episode of Unfamiliar Heroes, our three heroes get their first internship assignment from The Adventurers Academy. Join them as they start out on their journey! Willa the gecko lizardperson r...Show More
Unfamiliar Heroes 14 – The Owlbear Reintroduction Program Part 1

1:06:24 | May 11th, 2018

Writing Alchemy Unfamiliar Heroes 14 Summary In the fourteenth game episode of Unfamiliar Heroes, our three heroes get their first internship assignment from The Adventurers Academy. Join them as they start out on their journey! Willa the gecko liza...Show More
Episode 32 – D’Zân and the Sky Sharks

1:20:09 | Apr 26th, 2018

Writing Alchemy Episode 32 Summary Meet D’Zân the weredragon druid in this character introduction episode of Unfamiliar Heroes. D’Zân is a student at the celebrated Adventurers Academy, and right now xe is studying creative problem-solving. Join xem...Show More
Unfamiliar Heroes 13 – D’Zân and the Sky Sharks

1:20:09 | Apr 26th, 2018

Writing Alchemy Unfamiliar Heroes 13 Summary Meet D’Zân the weredragon druid in this character introduction episode of Unfamiliar Heroes. D’Zân is a student at the celebrated Adventurers Academy, and right now xe is studying creative problem-solving...Show More
Episode 31 – Tarragon Songsteel and the Underwater Maze

59:16 | Mar 24th, 2018

Writing Alchemy Episode 31 Summary Meet Tarragon Songsteel the orc bard in this character introduction episode of Unfamiliar Heroes. Tarragon is a student at the celebrated Adventurers Academy, and right now they are studying creative problem-solvin...Show More
Unfamiliar Heroes 12 – Tarragon Songsteel and the Underwater Maze

59:16 | Mar 24th, 2018

Writing Alchemy Unfamiliar Heroes 12  Summary Meet Tarragon Songsteel the orc bard in this character introduction episode of Unfamiliar Heroes. Tarragon is a student at the celebrated Adventurers Academy, and right now they are studying creative pro...Show More
Unfamiliar Heroes 11 – Willa and the Rubble Robots

1:28:30 | Mar 6th, 2018

Writing Alchemy Unfamiliar Heroes 11 Summary Meet Willa the gecko lizardperson rogue in this character introduction episode of Unfamiliar Heroes. Willa is a student at the celebrated Adventurers Academy and right now she is studying creative problem...Show More
Episode 30 – Willa and the Rubble Robots

1:28:30 | Mar 6th, 2018

Writing Alchemy Episode 30 Summary Meet Willa the gecko lizardperson rogue in this character introduction episode of Unfamiliar Heroes. Willa is a student at the celebrated Adventurers Academy and right now she is studying creative problem-solving. ...Show More
Unfamiliar Heroes 10 – The Renegade Starship Part 3

55:45 | Feb 13th, 2018

Writing Alchemy Unfamiliar Heroes 10 Summary Captured by rebels, our three heroes are fighting back. Malena, Adre, and Mariah have incapacitated the rebel captain and four guards. Now they are taking the fight into the shuttle bay, where they are ca...Show More
Episode 29 – The Renegade Starship Part 3

55:45 | Feb 13th, 2018

Writing Alchemy Episode 29 Summary Captured by rebels, our three heroes are fighting back. Malena, Adre, and Mariah have incapacitated the rebel captain and four guards. Now they are taking the fight into the shuttle bay, where they are causing havo...Show More
Episode 28 – The Renegade Starship Part 2

49:32 | Jan 20th, 2018

Writing Alchemy Episode 28 Summary In the ninth game episode of Unfamiliar Heroes Malena, Adre, and Mariah have been captured by rebels. Join them as they meet the rebel captain and implement their desperate escape plan. Malena the intellectual scie...Show More
Unfamiliar Heroes 9 – The Renegade Starship Part 2

49:32 | Jan 20th, 2018

Writing Alchemy Unfamiliar Heroes 9 Summary In the ninth game episode of Unfamiliar Heroes Malena, Adre, and Mariah have been captured by rebels. Join them as they meet the rebel captain and implement their desperate escape plan. Malena the intellec...Show More
Unfamiliar Heroes 8 – The Renegade Starship Part 1

1:00:46 | Dec 22nd, 2017

Writing Alchemy Unfamiliar Heroes 8 Summary In the eighth game episode of Unfamiliar Heroes meet the crew of the Raptor as they defend their test shuttle from the renegade starship Sojourner. Malena the intellectual scientist, Adre the hot-shot engi...Show More
Episode 27 – The Renegade Starship Part 1

1:00:46 | Dec 22nd, 2017

Writing Alchemy Episode 27 Summary In the eighth game episode of Unfamiliar Heroes meet the crew of the Raptor as they defend their test shuttle from the renegade starship Sojourner. Malena the intellectual scientist, Adre the hot-shot engineer, and...Show More
Unfamiliar Heroes 7 – Cat’s Paw Ghost Control Adventure 2: The Backyard Mystery

1:16:26 | Dec 1st, 2017

Writing Alchemy Unfamiliar Heroes 7 Summary In the seventh game episode of Unfamiliar Heroes the paranormal detectives of the Cat’s Paw Ghost Control agency investigate some disturbing, supernatural growls that have been plaguing a small Seattle nei...Show More
Episode 26 – Cat’s Paw Ghost Control Adventure 2: The Backyard Mystery

1:16:26 | Dec 1st, 2017

Writing Alchemy Episode 26 Summary In the seventh game episode of Unfamiliar Heroes the paranormal detectives of the Cat’s Paw Ghost Control agency investigate some disturbing, supernatural growls that have been plaguing a small Seattle neighborhood...Show More
Unfamiliar Heroes 6 – Cat’s Paw Ghost Control Adventure 1: The Lederhosen Sprites

1:24:34 | Nov 13th, 2017

Writing Alchemy Unfamiliar Heroes 6 Summary In the sixth game episode of Unfamiliar Heroes a Seattle grocery store is plagued by mischievous spirits with a special resentment toward lederhosen. Meet the Cat’s Paw Ghost Control team as they tackle th...Show More
Episode 25 – Cat’s Paw Ghost Control Adventure 1: The Lederhosen Sprites

1:24:34 | Nov 13th, 2017

Writing Alchemy Episode 25 Summary In the sixth game episode of Unfamiliar Heroes a Seattle grocery store is plagued by mischievous spirits with a special resentment toward lederhosen. Meet the Cat’s Paw Ghost Control team as they tackle this challe...Show More
Episode 24 – Terrible Lyrics to Brighten Your Day

1:35:07 | Oct 16th, 2017

Writing Alchemy Episode 24 Summary This second anniversary special episode includes behind the scenes updates, outtakes, and six very silly bad poems that were composed for a Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Vogon poetry competition in which the goa...Show More
Second Anniversary Special – Terrible Lyrics to Brighten Your Day

1:35:07 | Oct 16th, 2017

Writing Alchemy Second Anniversary Special Summary This second anniversary special episode includes behind the scenes updates, outtakes, and six very silly bad poems that were composed for a Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Vogon poetry competition ...Show More
Episode 23 – Welcome to the First Responders Training Program Part 5

1:01:06 | Oct 2nd, 2017

Writing Alchemy Episode 23 Summary It is finally the day of the Full Moon Ritual, but as the heroes prepare, they discover that something isn’t quite right. This episode is the conclusion to the first game of Unfamiliar Heroes. Underneath the facade...Show More
Unfamiliar Heroes 5 – Welcome to the First Responders Training Program Part 5

1:01:06 | Oct 2nd, 2017

Writing Alchemy Unfamiliar Heroes 5 Summary It is finally the day of the Full Moon Ritual, but as the heroes prepare, they discover that something isn’t quite right. This episode is the conclusion to the first game of Unfamiliar Heroes. Underneath t...Show More
Episode 22 – Welcome to the First Responders Training Program Part 4

1:06:49 | Sep 17th, 2017

Writing Alchemy Episode 22 Summary In this fourth game episode of Unfamiliar Heroes the humor and drama continue as Tamara confronts Vanessa about her spying, Janus tries to figure out what the First Responders Training Program really is, and Vaness...Show More
Unfamiliar Heroes 4 – Welcome to the First Responders Training Program Part 4

1:06:49 | Sep 17th, 2017

Writing Alchemy Unfamiliar Heroes 4 Summary In this fourth game episode of Unfamiliar Heroes the humor and drama continue as Tamara confronts Vanessa about her spying, Janus tries to figure out what the First Responders Training Program really is, a...Show More
Episode 21 – Welcome to the First Responders Training Program Part 3

1:15:43 | Sep 4th, 2017

Writing Alchemy Episode 21 Summary In this third game episode of Unfamiliar Heroes the humor and drama continues as Shanda gives Vanessa some subtle guidance and Tamara confronts Janus with an unexpected truth! Underneath the facade of ordinary real...Show More
Unfamiliar Heroes 3 – Welcome to the First Responders Training Program Part 3

1:15:43 | Sep 4th, 2017

Writing Alchemy Unfamiliar Heroes 3 Summary In this third game episode of Unfamiliar Heroes the humor and drama continues as Shanda gives Vanessa some subtle guidance and Tamara confronts Janus with an unexpected truth! Underneath the facade of ordi...Show More
Unfamiliar Heroes 2 – Welcome to the First Responders Training Program Part 2

1:18:54 | Aug 10th, 2017

Writing Alchemy Unfamiliar Heroes 2 Summary In this second game episode of Unfamiliar Heroes we learn more about Sylvan Community College, fill in a few key pieces of character background, and then jump into Vanessa and Janus’ awkward first meeting ...Show More
Episode 20 – Welcome to the First Responders Training Program Part 2

1:18:54 | Aug 10th, 2017

Writing Alchemy Episode 20 Summary In this second game episode of Unfamiliar Heroes we learn more about Sylvan Community College, fill in a few key pieces of character background, and then jump into Vanessa and Janus’ awkward first meeting in the Pa...Show More
Episode 19 – Welcome to the First Responders Training Program Part 1

1:30:45 | Jul 27th, 2017

Writing Alchemy Episode 19 Summary In this first game episode of Unfamiliar Heroes we meet Vanessa the judgmental witch and Janus the slacker ghoul, learn about Sylvan Community College, and discover the mysterious event that connects Janus and Vane...Show More
Unfamiliar Heroes 1 – Welcome to the First Responders Training Program Part 1

1:30:45 | Jul 27th, 2017

Writing Alchemy Unfamiliar Heroes 1 Summary In this first game episode of Unfamiliar Heroes we meet Vanessa the judgmental witch and Janus the slacker ghoul, learn about Sylvan Community College, and discover the mysterious event that connects Janus...Show More
Unfamiliar Heroes 0 – Foundations and Ground Rules

33:28 | Jul 20th, 2017

Writing Alchemy Unfamiliar Heroes 0 Summary In this foundational episode of Unfamiliar Heroes, which I’m calling Episode Zero, I start off with a discussion of disability representation and the reasons why I feel that this project is so needed. Next...Show More
Episode 18 – The Foundations and Ground Rules for Unfamiliar Heroes

33:28 | Jul 20th, 2017

Writing Alchemy Episode 18 Summary In this foundational episode of Unfamiliar Heroes, which I’m calling Episode Zero, I start off with a discussion of disability representation and the reasons why I feel that this project is so needed. Next I go ove...Show More
Episode 17b – Chronic Illness with billie rain

1:01:25 | Jul 6th, 2017

Writing Alchemy Episode 17b Summary We continue the discussion as artist, activist, disabled survivor iconoclast billie rain shares hir Chronic Illness Bill of Rights. Then we jump into a conversation about societal response to chronic illness, myth...Show More
Fairy Tale 13b – Chronic Illness with billie rain

1:01:25 | Jul 6th, 2017

Writing Alchemy Fairy Tale 13b Summary We continue the discussion as artist, activist, disabled survivor iconoclast billie rain shares hir Chronic Illness Bill of Rights. Then we jump into a conversation about societal response to chronic illness, m...Show More
Episode 17 – The Wishing Dildo Series #4 with billie rain

59:37 | Jun 17th, 2017

Writing Alchemy Episode 17 Summary In the fourth segment of The Wishing Dildo Series, the adventure continues as we find out more about the mysterious and regal Jewel. Then the six companions take a secret detour to the Kingdom of Waterfalls. This s...Show More
Fairy Tale 13 – The Wishing Dildo Series #4 with billie rain

59:37 | Jun 17th, 2017

Writing Alchemy Fairy Tale 13 Summary In the fourth segment of The Wishing Dildo Series, the adventure continues as we find out more about the mysterious and regal Jewel. Then the six companions take a secret detour to the Kingdom of Waterfalls. Thi...Show More
Fairy Tale 12b – Diverse Minds with Kathleen Lamothe

1:05:44 | May 25th, 2017

Writing Alchemy Fairy Tale 12b Summary Today’s discussion with spiritual atheist Kathleen Lamothe is a deep and far ranging Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) inspired conversation about music, addiction, anger, health, diverse minds, p...Show More
Episode 16b – Diverse Minds with Kathleen Lamothe

1:05:44 | May 25th, 2017

Writing Alchemy Episode 16b Summary Today’s discussion with spiritual atheist Kathleen Lamothe is a deep and far ranging Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) inspired conversation about music, addiction, anger, health, diverse minds, psyc...Show More
Fairy Tale 12 – The Wishing Dildo Series #3 with Kathleen Lamothe

59:18 | May 4th, 2017

Writing Alchemy Fairy Tale 12 Summary In this third segment of The Wishing Dildo Series, the adventure continues as we get to know Anissa, and then the five companions visit the temperamental rulers of the Gilded Kingdom. The story is followed by a ...Show More
Episode 16 – The Wishing Dildo Series #3 with Kathleen Lamothe

59:18 | May 4th, 2017

Writing Alchemy Episode 16 Summary In this third segment of The Wishing Dildo Series, the adventure continues as we get to know Anissa, and then the five companions visit the temperamental rulers of the Gilded Kingdom. The story is followed by a dis...Show More
Episode 15b – Sex Work Myth and Reality with Vee Chattie

38:57 | Apr 13th, 2017

Writing Alchemy Episode 15b Summary Today’s discussion with activist, comedian, and sex worker Vee Chattie focuses on the lived experiences of sex workers. In this conversation we talk about the performative aspects of sex work, emotional labor, myt...Show More
Fairy Tale 11b – Sex Work Myth and Reality with Vee Chattie

38:57 | Apr 13th, 2017

Writing Alchemy Fairy Tale 11b Summary Today’s discussion with activist, comedian, and sex worker Vee Chattie focuses on the lived experiences of sex workers. In this conversation we talk about the performative aspects of sex work, emotional labor, ...Show More
Episode 15 – The Wishing Dildo Series #2 with Vee Chattie

57:56 | Mar 27th, 2017

Writing Alchemy Episode 15 Summary In this second podcast segment of The Wishing Dildo Series, the fairy tale continues as Prince Hart, Tala, and Tomas meet two new companions, each with a unique magical superpower. Then activist, comedian, and sex ...Show More
Fairy Tale 11 – The Wishing Dildo Series #2 with Vee Chattie

57:56 | Mar 27th, 2017

Writing Alchemy Fairy Tale 11 Summary In this second podcast segment of The Wishing Dildo Series, the fairy tale continues as Prince Hart, Tala, and Tomas meet two new companions, each with a unique magical superpower. Then activist, comedian, and s...Show More
Episode 14b – Art, Activism, and Disability with Lector Morales

57:41 | Mar 3rd, 2017

Writing Alchemy Episode 14b Summary Today’s discussion with hesitant art activist Lector Josue Morales focuses on the topics of art and activism and how they intersect with disability, community, and race. In this conversation we challenge ourselves...Show More
Fairy Tale 10b – Art, Activism, and Disability with Lector Morales

57:41 | Mar 3rd, 2017

Writing Alchemy Fairy Tale 10b Summary Today’s discussion with hesitant art activist Lector Josue Morales focuses on the topics of art and activism and how they intersect with disability, community, and race. In this conversation we challenge oursel...Show More
Episode 14 – The Wishing Dildo Series #1 with Lector Morales

1:07:14 | Feb 5th, 2017

Writing Alchemy Episode 14 Summary We return to intersectional fairy tales as hesitant art activist Lector Josue Morales joins Fay for the start of The Wishing Dildo Series in which Prince Hart and Tala embark on their quest for The Wishing Dildo an...Show More
Fairy Tale 10 – The Wishing Dildo Series #1 with Lector Morales

1:07:14 | Feb 5th, 2017

Writing Alchemy Fairy Tale 10 Summary We return to intersectional fairy tales as hesitant art activist Lector Josue Morales joins Fay for the start of The Wishing Dildo Series in which Prince Hart and Tala embark on their quest for The Wishing Dildo...Show More
Episode 13 – Intersections with Kristina Gibbs-Ruby

1:20:52 | Jan 5th, 2017

Writing Alchemy Episode 13 Summary This interlude episode is all about intersections, with a focus on fatness, disability, gender, and queer identity. Guest Kristina Gibbs-Ruby reads a powerful spoken word piece about bullying and fatphobia while Fa...Show More
Interlude 2 – Intersections with Kristina Gibbs-Ruby

1:20:52 | Jan 5th, 2017

Writing Alchemy Interlude 2 Summary This interlude episode is all about intersections, with a focus on fatness, disability, gender, and queer identity. Guest Kristina Gibbs-Ruby reads a powerful spoken word piece about bullying and fatphobia while F...Show More
Interlude 1 – Contemporary Lesbian Romance with Yolanda Wallace

30:08 | Nov 3rd, 2016

Writing Alchemy Interlude 1 Summary In this romance-themed interlude episode, Yolanda Wallace reads from her contemporary lesbian romance 21 Questions, in which Kenya Davis meets bartender Simone Bailey for the first time. Then we delve into themes,...Show More
Episode 12 – Contemporary Lesbian Romance with Yolanda Wallace

30:08 | Nov 3rd, 2016

Writing Alchemy Episode 12 Summary In this romance-themed interlude episode, Yolanda Wallace reads from her contemporary lesbian romance 21 Questions, in which Kenya Davis meets bartender Simone Bailey for the first time. Then we delve into themes, ...Show More
Episode 11 – “Dangerous Company” Part 3 with Guest Bex Shea

1:36:12 | Oct 8th, 2016

Writing Alchemy Episode 11 Summary Monsters is the theme as sci-fi writer and monster enthusiast Bex Shea joins Fay for the conclusion of “Dangerous Company,” in which Kalla finally discovers that the dragon she has been sent to kill has been disgui...Show More
Fairy Tale 9 – “Dangerous Company” Part 3 with Guest Bex Shea

1:36:12 | Oct 8th, 2016

Writing Alchemy Fairy Tale 9 Summary Monsters is the theme as sci-fi writer and monster enthusiast Bex Shea joins Fay for the conclusion of “Dangerous Company,” in which Kalla finally discovers that the dragon she has been sent to kill has been disg...Show More
Episode 10 – “Dangerous Company” Part 2 with Guest Lara Milton

1:28:58 | Aug 21st, 2016

Writing Alchemy Episode 10 Summary Editor and collaborative storyteller Lara Milton joins Fay for the reading of part 2 of “Dangerous Company,” which follows the growing romance between Kalla and the dragon, Har. This section of the story delves int...Show More
Fairy Tale 8 – “Dangerous Company” Part 2 with Guest Lara Milton

1:28:58 | Aug 21st, 2016

Writing Alchemy Fairy Tale 8 Summary Editor and collaborative storyteller Lara Milton joins Fay for the reading of part 2 of “Dangerous Company,” which follows the growing romance between Kalla and the dragon, Har. This section of the story delves i...Show More
Episode 9 – “Dangerous Company” Part 1 with Guest Tobi Hill-Meyer

1:19:55 | Jul 5th, 2016

Writing Alchemy Episode 9 Summary Media creator and community-organizer Tobi Hill-Meyer joins Fay for the reading of part 1 of “Dangerous Company,” which begins with an angry gender-switching dragon and the woman the townsfolk have hired to kill her...Show More
Fairy Tale 7 – “Dangerous Company” Part 1 with Guest Tobi Hill-Meyer

1:19:55 | Jul 5th, 2016

Writing Alchemy Fairy Tale 7 Summary Media creator and community-organizer Tobi Hill-Meyer joins Fay for the reading of part 1 of “Dangerous Company,” which begins with an angry gender-switching dragon and the woman the townsfolk have hired to kill ...Show More
Episode 8 – Self-love Special Part 2 with Collaborator Liz Cruz

1:28:04 | May 12th, 2016

Writing Alchemy Episode 8 Summary This episode is a workshop-style collaboration that explores self-love practices with a focus on the experiences and art of people living at the intersections of oppression. In this episode Jessica Littenburg reads ...Show More
Self-love Special Part 2 with Collaborator Liz Cruz

1:28:04 | May 12th, 2016

Writing Alchemy Self-love Special Part 2 Summary This episode is a workshop-style collaboration that explores self-love practices with a focus on the experiences and art of people living at the intersections of oppression. In this episode Jessica Li...Show More
Self-love Special Part 1 with Collaborator Liz Cruz

1:29:36 | Apr 14th, 2016

Writing Alchemy Self-love Special Part 1 Summary This episode departs from the usual Writing Alchemy format to focus on the topic of self-love in a workshop-style collaboration between Fay Onyx and Liz Cruz that explores barriers to self-love and se...Show More
Episode 7 – Self-love Special Part 1 with Collaborator Liz Cruz

1:29:36 | Apr 14th, 2016

Writing Alchemy Episode 7 Summary This episode departs from the usual Writing Alchemy format to focus on the topic of self-love in a workshop-style collaboration between Fay Onyx and Liz Cruz that explores barriers to self-love and self-love practic...Show More
Fairy Tale 6 – “Tala and Prince Hart” Part 3 with Guest Oblio Stroyman

1:11:56 | Mar 31st, 2016

Writing Alchemy Fairy Tale 6 Summary Activist and educator Oblio Stroyman joins Fay for the reading of part 3 of “Tala and Prince Hart,” which starts with trickster Tala’s humorous strategies for blocking the queen’s attempts to hold a successful ma...Show More
Episode 6 – “Tala and Prince Hart” Part 3 with Guest Oblio Stroyman

1:11:56 | Mar 31st, 2016

Writing Alchemy Episode 6 Summary Activist and educator Oblio Stroyman joins Fay for the reading of part 3 of “Tala and Prince Hart,” which starts with trickster Tala’s humorous strategies for blocking the queen’s attempts to hold a successful marri...Show More
Episode 5 – “Tala and Prince Hart” Part 2 with Guest Gina de Vries

1:07:31 | Mar 7th, 2016

Writing Alchemy Episode 5 Summary Writer and cultural-worker Gina de Vries joins Fay for the reading of part 2 of “Tala and Prince Hart,” which focuses on the humorous antics of Prince Hart’s suitors as their inappropriate, boundary-crossing behavio...Show More
Fairy Tale 5 – “Tala and Prince Hart” Part 2 with Guest Gina de Vries

1:07:31 | Mar 7th, 2016

Writing Alchemy Fairy Tale 5 Summary Writer and cultural-worker Gina de Vries joins Fay for the reading of part 2 of “Tala and Prince Hart,” which focuses on the humorous antics of Prince Hart’s suitors as their inappropriate, boundary-crossing beha...Show More
Episode 4 – “Tala and Prince Hart” Part 1 with Guest Jessica Miriam Littenberg

1:07:22 | Jan 24th, 2016

Writing Alchemy Episode 4 Summary Activist and writer Jessica Miriam Littenberg joins Fay for the reading of part 1 of “Tala and Prince Hart,” which focuses on Prince Hart’s experience of being asexual in a society that does not recognize asexuality...Show More
Fairy Tale 4 – “Tala and Prince Hart” Part 1 with Guest Jessica Miriam Littenberg

1:07:22 | Jan 24th, 2016

Writing Alchemy Fairy Tale 4 Summary Activist and writer Jessica Miriam Littenberg joins Fay for the reading of part 1 of “Tala and Prince Hart,” which focuses on Prince Hart’s experience of being asexual in a society that does not recognize asexual...Show More
Fairy Tale 3 – “Tala and Godmother Death” Part 2 with Guest Tobi Hill-Meyer

55:27 | Dec 31st, 2015

Writing Alchemy Fairy Tale 3 Summary Community-organizer and media-creator Tobi Hill-Meyer returns to join Fay for the reading of the second half of “Tala and Godmother Death,” followed by a discussion that focuses on gender exploration in trans lit...Show More
Episode 3 – “Tala and Godmother Death” Part 2 with Guest Tobi Hill-Meyer

55:27 | Dec 31st, 2015

Writing Alchemy Episode 3 Summary Community-organizer and media-creator Tobi Hill-Meyer returns to join Fay for the reading of the second half of “Tala and Godmother Death,” followed by a discussion that focuses on gender exploration in trans litera...Show More
Episode 2 – “Tala and Godmother Death” Part 1 with Guest Liz Cruz

1:00:12 | Nov 29th, 2015

Writing Alchemy Episode 2 Summary Performance artist and community organizer Liz Cruz joins Fay for the reading of the first half of “Tala and Godmother Death,” followed by a discussion that focuses on queer, femme, and trans representation, the ori...Show More
Fairy Tale 2 – “Tala and Godmother Death” Part 1 with Guest Liz Cruz

1:00:12 | Nov 29th, 2015

Writing Alchemy Fairy Tale 2 Summary Performance artist and community organizer Liz Cruz joins Fay for the reading of the first half of “Tala and Godmother Death,” followed by a discussion that focuses on queer, femme, and trans representation, the ...Show More
Fairy Tale 1 – “Tala and Death’s Embrace” with Guest Tobi Hill-Meyer

58:44 | Oct 13th, 2015

Writing Alchemy Fairy Tale 1 Summary Activist and filmmaker Tobi Hill-Meyer joins Fay for the reading of “Tala and Death’s Embrace” in its entirety, followed by a wide-ranging discussion that focuses on the depiction of trans characters in media. Tal...Show More
Episode 1 – “Tala and Death’s Embrace” with Guest Tobi Hill-Meyer

58:44 | Oct 13th, 2015

Writing Alchemy Episode 1 Summary Activist and filmmaker Tobi Hill-Meyer joins Fay for the reading of “Tala and Death’s Embrace” in its entirety, followed by a wide-ranging discussion that focuses on the depiction of trans characters in media. Tala a...Show More
Episode 0 – New Listener Introduction

06:45 | Oct 6th, 2015

Writing Alchemy Episode 0 Summary The purpose of this episode is to give new listeners an introduction to the two different podcast series in Writing Alchemy and to present some different options for good places to start listening. Photograph of a s...Show More
New Listener Introduction

06:45 | Oct 6th, 2015

Writing Alchemy New Listener Introduction Summary The purpose of this episode is to give new listeners an introduction to the two different podcast series in Writing Alchemy and to present some different options for good places to start listening. P...Show More
Writing Alchemy Teaser

01:50 | Sep 30th, 2015

Summary I created a short teaser for those new listeners wondering what Writing Alchemy is all about. Writing Alchemy is a storytelling podcast that centers intersectional characters, including a fairy tale series that combines humor and magic with s...Show More
Writing Alchemy Teaser

01:50 | Sep 30th, 2015

Summary I created a short teaser for those new listeners wondering what Writing Alchemy is all about. Writing Alchemy is a storytelling podcast that centers intersectional characters, including a fairy tale series that combines humor and magic with s...Show More