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On today's episode of Salt Lake Dirt I speak with filmmaker and actress Genevieve Adams. Her film Simchas and Sorrows is about an atheist actress who attempts to convert to Judaism to marry the man she loves. It will play this week at the Bentonville Film Festival. Genevieve wrote, directed, produced and starred in the film. I really loved this project and I look forward to it reaching a larger audience at some point. Great chat, great film! Thanks for listening. - Purchase tickets for the in person or virtual screening HERE. IN PERSON: Wed, Jun 22 2022 1:00pm CST Thaden School Theater, 800 Southeast C Street, Bentonville, AR 72712 VIRTUAL SCREENING: Wed, Jun 22 2022 12:00am CST - For about the film check out: Twitter: @SimchasFilm
Jerry Stahl - NEIN, NEIN, NEIN! - Episode 62 "ONE MAN'S TALE OF DEPRESSION, PSYCHIC TORMENT AND A BUS TOUR OF THE HOLOCAUST." On this episode of Salt Lake Dirt I was thrilled to have the author Jerry Stahl on the show. Jerry has been one of my favorite authors since I first discovered his novel I, Fatty (a novel about the silent film star Fatty Arbuckle told as a memoir) nearly 20 years ago. Meeting him for the first time and being able to experience his humor and kindness made this episode a special one for me. His new book Nein, Nein, Nein! will be released July 5 on Akashic Books. I absolutely loved the new book and I'm confident you will too. Jerry has some upcoming book events. You can find that information below. Thanks for listening! Kyler - Upcoming Events for Jerry Stahl: Upcoming Events for Jerry Stahl: Jerry Stahl in Conversation with Ben Stiller - Sun, Jun 12, 7:30 pm ET @92nd Street Y, NYC ( 1395 Lexington Ave.) Book Launch - Jerry Stahl in Conversation with Jonathan Ames - Tues, July 5, 7:00 pm PT @Stories Books & Cafe, Los Angeles (1716 W. Sunset Blvd.) Jerry Stahl in Conversation with Joshua Mohr - Fri, July 8, 7:00 pm PT @Green Apple Books on the Park, San Francisco (1231 9th Ave. at Lincoln Way). Jerry Stahl at Book Soup - Thurs, July 28, 7:00 pm PT @Book Soup, West Hollywood (8818 Sunset Blvd)
2022 DANCES WITH FILMS "Isolated in lockdown, a depressed loner rushes into a new relationship only to be trapped by his partner’s manipulative abuse." On this episode of Salt Lake Dirt I talk with Ben Hosking. Ben wrote and directed the short film And I Miss You Like A Little Kid which will have its world premiere at Dances with Films. Great film, great chat! Thanks for listening. PURCHASE Tickets: SAT. June 11 @12:30PM For more about the film visit: Facebook: @andimissyoulikealittlekid Instagram: @benjaminhosking
2022 DANCES WITH FILMS "Three people experiencing homelessness in Portland, Oregon are empowered and begin to heal from childhood trauma by learning to make films in a grant-funded program." On this episode of Salt Lake Dirt I talk with documentary filmmaker Melissa Gregory Rue. Her new film Live Out Loud will premiere the last day of Dances with Films. I loved this film and its nuance about the need for creative expression along with the many challenges that face those who do not have a home. PURCHASE Tickets: Sun. June 19th @12:30PM - TCL Chinese Theatres, Hollywood, CA. For more on Melissa and Live Out Loud check out: IG: @liveoutloud.doc & @melissagregoryrue FB: @LiveOutLoudDocumentary Twitter: @gregory_rue
On this episode of Salt Lake Dirt I talk with the creative team behind Desert Sky. David Hartsone (writer/director/producer) and Lexa Gluck (actress/producer) join me to talk about how the project was born and the film's upcoming world premiere at Dances with Films. PURCHASE Tickets: Sat. June 18th @ 3:45PM - TCL Chinese Theatres, Hollywood, CA. Check out the following IG profiles for more about the film: @desertskyofficial @seventhhousepro @davehartstone @lexagluck
Elle Nash - Episode 58

Elle Nash - Episode 58


On this episode of Salt Lake Dirt I welcome author Elle Nash. I recently found her novel Animals Eat Each Other (Dzanc Books) and she has quickly become one of my favorite new writers. We had a great a chat about growing up in Colorado, her recent move to Scotland, and her upcoming book Gag Reflex (out June 21 on Clash Books). Make sure to check out her other books and her Patreon! Thanks for listening! Kyler
On today's episode of Salt Lake Dirt I welcome actress and producer Mary Kate Wiles. You've seen her in the Emmy Award winning webseries The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and she currently stars as Vicky in the new Fairly OddParents reboot out now on Paramount+. I had a blast talking with Mary Kate! Make sure to check out her projects over at Shipwrecked Comedy! Thanks for listening! Kyler -- For more on Mary Kate visit her Social Media/Links: Instagram Twitter Tumblr Facebook YouTube Patreon Shipwrecked Comedy
On this episode of Salt Lake Dirt I talk with the Chicago-based writer and publisher Mallory Smart. Her book THE ONLY LIVING GIRL IN CHICAGO came out last summer on Trident Press. I absolutely loved the book! She is the editor-in-chief of the publishing house MAUDLIN HOUSE. She is also the host of the podcasts TEXTUAL HEALING and THAT HORRORCAST. Thanks for listening!
On this episode of The Salt Lake Dirt Podcast C.E. Hoffman (Sluts and Whores) and Winston Rowntree (Subnormality, People Watching) join us to talk about their new short film GTFO. --- Artist Bios: C. E. Hoffman is a writer of NA Urban Fantasy who has been published widely since 2010. A grant winner and member of the Writer's Union of Canada, they wrote their first novel at eleven years old, and have continued writing ever since. Find more weirdness at  Winston Rowntree is an artist, author, and filmmaker, who has illustrated for Cracked, Random House, and many others. Their webcomic Subnormality has been active since 2007, and their animated series People Watching has aired on Cracked and CBC. Find more at
This week on Salt Lake Dirt I speak with the author and screenwriter Bruce Wagner. Bruce is one of my favorite writers of all time. He has authored a dozen books and his work is something I've come revisit over and over again since I first saw his film Map to the Stars. His latest novel The Marvel Universe was released into the public domain in 2020 and can be found at  Thanks for listening! Kyler
On today's episode of the Salt Lake Dirt Podcast I speak with author Joe Ide. Joe is best known for writing the IQ crime series. His most recent book is The Goodbye Coast. The novel places Raymond Chandler's iconic character Philip Marlowe into modern day Los Angeles. Great book, great conversation! Thanks for listening. Kyler
On today's episode of the Salt Lake Dirt Podcast I speak with actor, writer, and director Alison Rich. Her short film TRAINING WHEELS played at Sundance last month and was one of my favorites from the festival. Thanks for listening! "Alison can currently be seen in the new seasons of The Other Two on HBO Max, Tuca and Bertie on Adult Swim and The Goldbergs on ABC. Previous acting credits include Drunk History, Angie Tribeca, The Lonely Island's Popstar, 2 Broke Girls, Life in Pieces, and more. She was also a series regular on The Lonely Island's Fox sketch show Party Over Here. Alison has staffed on Saturday Night Live, The Goldbergs, and Billy on the Street. She’s sold and developed shows for Comedy Central and TBS. Alison also wrote and directed a digital series called The MacMillan Genius Grant. She's directed viral videos for CollegeHumor as well as Ego Nwodim's sol show Great Black Women and Then There's Me.  Alison appeared as a New Face for the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival." (Source:
On today's episode of the Salt Lake Dirt Podcast I speak with composer David Schwartz. David scored the new documentary film Lucy and Desi which was directed by Amy Poehler and had its world premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival. David is a three-time Emmy-nominated whose credits include Arrested Development, Deadwood, and Northern Exposure. He is currently scoring season 2 of Peacock's comedy series Rutherford Falls. I had such a blast talking with David. It was an honor speaking to such an accomplished composer and all-around great guy! Thanks for listening! Kyler SLD
On this episode of the Salt Lake Dirt Podcast we have author Mike DeCapite. His latest novel Jacket Weather (Soft Skull Press) is definitely one of my top picks for 2021. A big thanks to Tony DuShane for introducing me to Mike's work. Thanks for listening. SYNOPSIS: "Nick Hornby meets Patti Smith, Mean Streets meets A Visit From the Goon Squad in  this quintessential New York City story about two people who knew each  other in the downtown music scene in the 1980s, meet again in the  present day, and fall in love." Mike knew June in New York’s downtown music scene in the eighties.  Back then, he thought she was “the living night—all the glamour and  potential of a New York night when you’re 25.” Now he’s twice divorced  and happy to be alone—so happy he’s writing a book about it. Then he  meets June again. “And here she was with a raincoat over the back of the  chair talking about getting a divorce and saying she’s done with  relationships. Her ice-calm eyes are the same, the same her glory of  curls.” Jacket Weather is about awakening to love—dizzying,  all-consuming, worldview-shaking love—when it’s least expected. It’s  also about remaining alert to today’s pleasures—exploring the city,  observing the seasons, listening to the guys at the gym—while time is  slipping away. Told in fragments of narrative, reveries, recipes, bits  of conversation and snatches of weather, the book collapses a decade in  Mike and June’s life and shifts a reader to a glowing nostalgia for the  present. (Soft Skull Press)
On today's episode of the podcast we have author Paul Haddad. I came across his new novel Paradise Palms and absolutely loved it. Late 1950s Hollywood couldn't be more interesting with this mob-centered noir. Definitely check it out. Paul also has a new non-fiction book entitled Freewaytopia, about how the freeways of Los Angeles shaped the city itself. Sounds like a fascinating read! Thanks for listening! Paul's Website Instagram: @la_dorkout Twitter: @la_dorkout Facebook: @paulhaddadbooks
On this episode of the Salt Lake Dirt Podcast we have author Richard Lange. His latest novel Rovers could be described as a modern take on Of Mice and Men with vampires and motorcycle gangs. With a description like that I had to read it and I was not disappointed. Richard is also the author of the collections Dead Boys and Sweet Nothing and the novels This Wicked World, Angel Baby, and The Smack. Thanks for listening!
Today on the show we have the creators and stars of the dramedy short/pilot Last Chance Moms. It was great speaking with Heather Olt and Sarah Chaney about their incredible project! Make sure to follow them on Instagram to find out what the future holds for Last Chance Moms! Thanks for listening. Logline: "Two best friends in their 40s, one pregnant and unexpectedly dumped by her man-child boyfriend, the other unable to get pregnant despite countless efforts, decide to raise a baby together." Instagram: @lastchancemoms Last Chance Moms will be screening at the HollyShorts Film Festival (Oscar Qualifying Short Film Festival September 23-30, 2021). It will also be at The 2021 Catalyst Content Festival which will be held in-person (with a virtual option) from Wed Sept 29 -  Sat Oct 2, 2021 in Duluth, Minnesota.
On today's episode we have author (Speakers of the Dead) and filmmaker Aaron Sanders.  I was thrilled to find out that Aaron grew up in Salt Lake City.  Whenever I meet someone originally from SLC, I immediately feel like I'm  visiting with an old friend. It was a blast talking to him about his  career. His short film GARAGE recently played at Dances with Films and is currently making the rounds on the festival circuit. For those  in the Atlanta area you can screen the film on Sunday September 19 at  the 2021 Atlanta Underground Film Festival. Click HERE for tickets. For more information about Aaron and the film: Official Website for Garage Author Website Twitter: @jaaronsanders IG: @j.aaronsanders
I was very excited to have author Megan Abbott on the podcast - even a bit nervous because I loved this latest book of hers so much. I am new to her work but now I am thrilled to go back and read all of her past novels. Her latest,The Turnout kind of blew my mind. It is definitely one of my top picks for 2021. Thanks for listening! Synopsis: "Ballet flows through their veins. Dara and Marie Durant were dancers since birth, with their long necks and matching buns and pink tights, homeschooled and trained by their mother. Decades later the Durant School of Dance is theirs. The two sisters, together with Charlie, Dara’s husband and once their mother’s prize student, inherited the school after their parents died in a tragic accident nearly a dozen years ago. Marie, warm and soft, teaches the younger students; Dara, with her precision, trains the older ones; and Charlie, back broken after years of injuries, rules over the back office. Circling around  each other, the three have perfected a dance, six days a week, that keeps the studio thriving. But when a suspicious accident occurs, just  at the onset of the school’s annual performance of The Nutcracker,  a season of competition, anxiety, and exhilaration, an interloper arrives and threatens the delicate balance of everything they’ve worked for. Taut and unnerving, The Turnout is Megan Abbott a  the height of her game. With uncanny insight and hypnotic writing, it is a sharp and strange dissection of family ties and sexuality, femininity  and power, and a tale that is both alarming and irresistible." ( Purchase THE TURNOUT IG: @melizaabbott Twitter: @meganeabbott FB: @MeganAbbottBooks
Today we talk to the filmmakers of Stealing Chaplin (Now available on Amazon Prime). Paul Tanter and Simon Phillips discuss their film that was inspired by the true story of Charlie Chaplin's body being dug up and held for ransom in late 1970s Switzerland. Truth is definitely stranger than fiction in this case. Great chat, great film! Thanks for listening. Salt Lake Dirt with Kyler Bingham ----- For more about the film: Facebook: @StealingChaplin Instagram: @StealingChaplin Twitter: @StealingChaplin
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