Willy Vlautin reads (and sings) from his new book, "Don't Skip Out On Me."
They're clever. They're mothers. They're writers. They're clever mother writers.
How making beer is like being in the Grateful Dead.
We kick off our new short-form Finch Files by introducing you to a woman who is arguably the world's leading expert on scorpions.
Recorded live at the Bazaar Cafe in San Francisco, this episode features storytellers, musicians, and a host with a head cold.
A pot-stealing raccoon, the least cool trailer for a stoner movie ever, and a thoughtful exploration of California's new law legalizing recreational marijuana use, can all be found in this episode.
A tribute to one of the best Christmas tv specials ever.
Brutally honest, cringe-worthy tales of parental betrayal, musical angst, and restaurant diarrhea.
Regular people telling stories in a magical/enchanted/haunted forest.
Tired of all the evil happening in the world? In this episode we hear about people working to make things better.
Edgar Allan Poe erotic fan fiction, monster pumpkins, and zombie lessons. It's our annual Halloween episode.
Tom Petty, Hugh Hefner, a sleazy private detective, and gender identity all show up in this episode.
Stories of Survival. Human survival. Guitar survival. Cat survival.
Musicians, podcasters, and a guy who shows us how to make scrambled eggs show up on this episode.
Eclipse-chaser Michael Aisner, musicians Matt Nathanson and Brett Dennen, and future baseball hall-of-famer David Ortiz weigh in on special moments.
A theatrical tribute to Robin Williams raises money to help senior dogs, the homeless, poor kids in Haiti, incarcerated youth, and kids with special needs.
In what may be our most entertaining episode to date we give you stand-up comedy, a story from Porchlight, and a recreation of a 1949 radio detective drama.
What's in like to be a homeless junkie, a "starving artist," or a poor college student in a city like San Francisco. We explore that question. Guests include socio-political comedian W. Kamau Bell, and Patreon co-founder and CEO Jack Conte.
The weird and wonderful ways in which we spend our free time.
Meet a woman who is trying to make scents (correct spelling) out of Shakespeare, a teacher teaching Shakespeare to students who have trouble speaking, and a high school senior who got to perform Shakespeare at the Lincoln Center in New York.