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The Stories Between Us

Jan 15, 2021

Laura Tremaine joins us today to talk about her transition from mommy-blogger to podcaster to author. She also opens up about a dark stage in her life and what brought her through. Finally, Shawn and Maile ask her if there are any feelings of jealousy between her and her super-successful and creative husband, Jeff, who...

Jan 12, 2021

Today Maile and Shawn talk about the various ways creative people can and should be engaging with culture during these difficult days. We try to do it without hypocrisy, but you can judge for yourself on whether or not that is the case. 

Maile also plugs her upcoming course over at Black Barn Online, which you can find...

Jan 7, 2021

We have a wonderful time speaking with Sean Dietrich (Sean of the South) about his childhood, the differences between the North and the South, and what it's like to write about his childhood, which involved his father committing suicide. His family was always very private about the incident, and he tells us the story...

Jan 5, 2021

Welcome to Season Four! It's going to be a good one. Today we talk about Maile's obsession with Netflix's fake fireplace (Birchwood edition), the books we're reading, and what we're going to do to better ourselves as writers in 2021. Also, Shawn shares the one thing that ALWAYS silences the voices of self-doubt. 


Dec 22, 2020

What creative mindsets are you taking with you into the New Year? Are they ways of thinking about creativity that serve you well or do they keep you mired in negative self-talk? Today, Shawn and Maile each share one mindset they're taking with them into the New Year, and one mindset they're planning on leaving in 2020.