EPISODE 10 of EVIL BLOND KID is online! I’ve reached that point in my mid-20s where most of my friends are in serious relationships. And I’m not. Besides a select few who have taken steps to maintain our friendships, most have gotten lazy about hanging out, or have become unbearable to be around… often leaving me single, friendless, and frustrated. But while I currently hate all my couple friends, I can’t exactly blame them for not wanting to return to the hunt. It’s a confusing, impossible process, and I’ve never been very good at it. This episode tells the story of a time I was so desperate for a girlfriend that I stole someone else’s.
EPISODE 9 of EVIL BLOND KID is online! As the tagline for The Social Network put it: “You don’t get 500 million friends without making a few enemies.” Throughout my writing career I’ve surprised myself with how candid I’ve been over the Internet, and I worry what bridges I might have burned in the process. In FOOT IN MOUTH, I take a step back to ponder whether using a public podcast to air my moral anxieties over private memories is such a good idea… or whether overshare is the only way forward for a young writer. My story here is one of collegiate politics, revenge scandals, and a lesson of how these days, everything, from a campus newspaper to comments on a Facebook post, is written in ink.
Episode 8 of the Evil Blond Kid podcast is ONLINE! With the Supreme Court striking down DOMA and California’s Proposition 8, attitudes toward rights for homosexuals are clearly shifting. One longtime red-blooded American institution that has finally jumped on board is the Boy Scouts — a group I spent my teenage years with, and one that just recently began permitting openly gay scouts (though not gay adult leaders). This month’s episode tells a story about how easy it is for a young man to lose his humanity in the wilderness… and the destructive power of a single word.
Sorry for the long wait for a new episode… I’ve been writing an animated pilot version of Evil Blond Kid that I’d like to do a live reading of and post as a special “radio play” episode in August. Stay tuned!
Episode 7 of the Evil Blond Kid podcast is now available online! Truth be told, I’ve been hesitant to include this story on my podcast series. It’s a regrettable hookup tale that should appeal to your “drunken frat guy” sensibilities, and one that’s awkward enough for me to change names. Sure, a lot of guys have a story like this, but the reason I find mine worth telling is how surreal it seems to me in retrospect, like a chapter torn out of a book about someone else. Certainly a pivotal watermark on my decent into immorality.
While not definitively “explicit,” this episode deals with racier subject matter than usual. I talk about adult things and use adult language. Because I’m an adult.
The newest Evil Blond Kid episode is up! It’s a good, action-packed story of man versus beast, and the loss of humanity paid to win the battle. While perhaps not as classic a tale as Moby Dick or as badass as Liam Neeson versus All of the Wolves, I can assure you my story is quite the nail-biter. Cat lovers beware: while I’m sure you’ve stood by me throughout all the horrible things I’ve done to elderly strangers, family members, ex-girlfriends, and God, this may be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. Also, I got a new microphone, so the audio is crazy good. So good, you can hear the kitten souls flying back to heaven. Have I said too much?
Here’s a story of a time the church rubbed me the wrong way — no, not like that. On this Good Friday/Easter weekend, I tell a tale of a sinner-in-saint’s-clothing who tried to cheat his way into heaven, and the system that would have let him get away with it if it weren’t for some good, old-fashioned guilt.
I apologize for any audio issues with this episode. I had a few unfixable mishaps in the editing process but overall it turned out PERFECT SHUT UP.
Today’s Evil Blond Kid: Rolfe from “The Sound of Music.” I imagine it must’ve been pretty awkward for Liesl von Trapp to tell her future husband that she had a whole song and dance number with a Nazi.