The JDO Show

Brash, honest conversations with indie writers and artists about anything and everything

49 - Michael Allen Rose

February 24th, 2017

Michael is an author, a musician, and a performance artist. We talk writing exercises, going full bohemian, the importance of bad art, and new adventures.


48 - Joanna C. Valente / Sean H. Doyle / Michael Seidlinger

February 23rd, 2017

Hey everybody! Here's an episode I recorded with an old friend and two new friends. We talk about alcoholism, writing as therapy, high school bands, and high school books.


47 - Ramble

February 10th, 2017

Trying out something new today: I had an hour to spare, so I got caffeinated as fuck and started talking. I present to you the first ramble episode! I talk writing, Facebook, and mental health.


46 - Eric Piper

February 9th, 2017

Eric and I have been friends since the sixth grade. That's 18 years! In this episode, we talk art, philosophy, and our fucked-up hometown. Eric also talks about his time doing a residency in a ramshackle art institute in Estonia. Good times!


45 - William Boyle

February 2nd, 2017

Gravesend, France, movies.

I'm trying out these cool "three word descriptions."

Do you like them?

Do you like me?

Are you sure?

Why not?


44 - Adam Cesare

January 30th, 2017

I had Adam Cesare on the podcast! We talk about how to sell books at cons. I really admire this dude. He has a real love for the thing, and he goes out and fucking DOES IT. He wrote The Summer Job, Tribesmen, Video Night, and The Con Season.


43 - Michael Kazepis

January 26th, 2017

I hopped over to the Casa de Scandal/Kazepis for a follow-up chat with Michael. This time, we ate pizza and drank some beers and got DEEP. This is probably my favorite episode so far. The booze helped lower the inhibitions to get at some interesting concepts, including the difference between writing in conversation with your heroes and writing for mass consumption.


42 - Eli Dorsey

January 24th, 2017

I had Eli on the show to talk movies, bad fantasy novels, and celebrities misbehaving. Eli does a lot of special effects work (The Last Witchhunter, American Ultra, We are Still Here), in addition to being a director himself. He's probably the dude I clicked with the most here in Portland, as we're both Southern/Midwestern assholes. Birds of a feather!


41 - Kris Saknussemm

January 18th, 2017

The last time I talked to Kris, we were getting to something really interesting when we ran out of time. We made a date to pick up where we left off. In this episode, the author of Zanesville and I discuss ideal geography for writers, magic, and spirituality.


40 - Iain Ryan

January 12th, 2017

Hey sportsfans. It is colder than shit here in Portland, Oregon, USA, North America. Today I have Mr. Iain Ryan on the show. He writes dark crime fiction in the vein of James Ellroy. I published his first novel, Four Days, on Broken River. He has some new ones called Drainland and Harsh Recovery. We talk about that prolific output, and how to become a working-class writer outside of "the system." We also talk about his career in sludge metal, and how productivity is more important than perfection.