Episode 40: Writer Brad King on white men as weapons, masculinity as kindness, Captain and Tenille and more

brad king and kristen philipkoski
Introducing: Brad King, the first man on The Mean Show podcast!

I talk in my recorded intro a lot about Brad being supportive of women, which is obviously awesome. On his podcast, The Downtown Writers Jam, he gave female authors a platform when Covid descended upon us all and no one could do book tours. Really cool.

But what I neglect to mention in the intro is his support of BIPOC communities. His self-awareness and introspection about his status and role as a white man in America is inspiring and all too rare. Not that he would ever say any of that.

Brad and I worked together long ago at Wired—in the intro I say early 2000s but I think it was actually the late ’90s if you can believe that. We talk about writing, therapy, Ted Lasso, and so much more.

LINKS:

Brad King
The Downtown Writers Jam podcast
KP on the Downtown Writers Jam podcast
Vendettas: Clay County War
The ‘Lost Tribe’ of Appalachia

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Video and audio editing by Sofija Jovanov.

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