Greener Pastures Podcast

Greener Pastures

Party with the editors of Greener Pastures Magazine! Enjoy interviews with satire/humor writers and cartoonists with regular goofs and craft chats from the Editors.

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Now entering Greener Pastures! Greener Pastures is a comedy and satire site run by a bunch of writers obsessed finding the better joke and this is now our companion podcast! While the work of editors has been published all over the web on sites like The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, Belladonna, Points In Case, Weekly Humorist, and more, our work has also been rejected so many times, we had no choice but to seek greener pastures. And because we love to writing satire, talking about it, and the people who do it, we’ve expanded into podcasting! This episode, we reflect on making this podcast and if we regret it. Will there be a season 2? Listen and find out! Follow us on Twitter at @greenerpastsat and on Medium at Greener Pastures Magazine.

Aug 2

36 min 18 sec

Now entering Greener Pastures! Greener Pastures is a comedy and satire site run by a bunch of writers obsessed finding the better joke and this is now our companion podcast! While the work of editors has been published all over the web on sites like The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, Belladonna, Points In Case, Weekly Humorist, and more, our work has also been rejected so many times, we had no choice but to seek greener pastures. And because we love to writing satire, talking about it, and the people who do it, we’ve expanded into podcasting! This episode, we chat about punching up and not down with your satire writing! Follow us on Twitter at @greenerpastsat and on Medium at Greener Pastures Magazine.

Jul 26

25 min 32 sec

Now entering Greener Pastures! Greener Pastures is a comedy and satire site run by a bunch of writers obsessed with out-writing, out-joking and out-funnying each other! And because we love to writing satire, talking about it, and the people who do it, we’ve expanded into podcasting! Today, we interview Lucie Frost! Lucie is a humor and satire writer, living in Central Texas. She recently retired from a lifetime as a human resources/employment lawyer.  Since her retirement, Lucie has been busy writing for humor publications. Her work has also been published in Next Tribe, Little Old Lady Comedy, The Haven, Lady Pieces, Points in Case, The Belladonna, and Robot Butt. She's also writing a book about post-retirement life and watching far too much trashy television. Find Lucie online: Twitter + Website Tune in next Monday for the next episode! Follow us on Twitter at @greenerpastsat and on Medium at Greener Pastures Magazine.

Jul 19

30 min 48 sec

Now entering Greener Pastures! Greener Pastures is a comedy and satire site run by a bunch of writers obsessed with out-writing, out-joking and out-funnying each other! And because we love to writing satire, talking about it, and the people who do it, we’ve expanded into podcasting! Today, we interview Brooke Preston! Brooke Preston is a Midwest-based writer, satirist and storyteller. Her humor writing has been published in The New York Times, McSweeney’s, Reductress, Men’s Health, Romper, The Huffington Post, Electric Literature, and many other web and print outlets. She is also a founding editor of The Belladonna Comedy, a satire site by women and non-binary writers, for everyone. She and her fellow editors co-authored a satire book called "New Erotica for Feminists". She is a proud faculty member of The Second City Training Center, where she teaches the Online Satire Writing program.  That's where our paths crossed. No regrets!  Find Brooke online: Twitter + Website Tune in next Monday for the next episode! Follow us on Twitter at @greenerpastsat and on Medium at Greener Pastures Magazine.

Jul 12

37 min 27 sec

Now entering Greener Pastures! Greener Pastures is a comedy and satire site run by a bunch of writers obsessed with out-writing, out-joking and out-funnying each other! And because we love to writing satire, talking about it, and the people who do it, we’ve expanded into podcasting! Today, we interview Leslie Ylinen! Leslie Ylinen is an advertising copywriter and humor writer based in San Francisco. Her writing appears frequently on McSweeney's Internet Tendency, among other sites. She has not won any awards for her writing, but she did receive very polite threats from Canadians for making fun of RUSH. She has spawned exactly one human child. Find Leslie online: Twitter + Website Next Monday we have another interview, so stay tuned! Follow us on Twitter at @greenerpastsat and on Medium at Greener Pastures Magazine.

Jul 5

32 min 4 sec

Now entering Greener Pastures! Greener Pastures is a comedy and satire site run by a bunch of writers obsessed with out-writing, out-joking and out-funnying each other! And because we love to writing satire, talking about it, and the people who do it, we’ve expanded into podcasting! Today, we interview Justin Avery Smith! Justin is a humor writer from central MA and a proud graduate of ImprovBoston’s comedy school where he also interned and worked. He's also studied various forms of writing with the Second City through online classes, including sketch, late-night television, and internet satire among others. He likes to remind himself everyday, “You’re never fully dressed without a pair of combat boots." Find Justin online: Twitter Next Monday we have another interview, so stay tuned! Follow us on Twitter at @greenerpastsat and on Medium at Greener Pastures Magazine.

Jun 28

22 min 8 sec

Now entering Greener Pastures! Greener Pastures is a comedy and satire site run by a bunch of writers obsessed with out-writing, out-joking and out-funnying each other! And because we love to writing satire, talking about it, and the people who do it, we’ve expanded into podcasting! Today, we interview Chris Monks! Chris Monks has been the weary managing editor of McSweeney's Internet Tendency since 2007. Read McSweeney's! Find Chris online: Twitter Next Monday we have another interview, so stay tuned! Follow us on Twitter at @greenerpastsat and on Medium at Greener Pastures Magazine.

Jun 21

40 min 33 sec

Now entering Greener Pastures! Greener Pastures is a comedy and satire site run by a bunch of writers obsessed with out-writing, out-joking and out-funnying each other and this is now our companion podcast! While the work of editors has been published all over the web on sites like The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, Belladonna, Points In Case, Weekly Humorist, and more, our work has also been rejected so many times, we had no choice but to seek greener pastures. And because we love to writing satire, talking about it, and the people who do it, we’ve expanded into podcasting! This episode, we chat about simplifying premises to get more jokes! Follow us on Twitter at @greenerpastsat and on Medium at Greener Pastures Magazine.

Jun 14

35 min 28 sec

Now entering Greener Pastures! Greener Pastures is a comedy and satire site run by a bunch of writers obsessed with out-writing, out-joking and out-funnying each other! And because we love to writing satire, talking about it, and the people who do it, we’ve expanded into podcasting! Today, we interview Emily Flake! A fan of hyphens, she’s a cartoonist, writer, performer, teacher, and illustrator. Her work has been seen across the web in the New Yorker, The Nib, MAD magazine, and other places. She has also written and drawn for print in the form of books, her most recent which is available now, “That Was Awkward - The Art and Etiquette of the Awkward Hug”. Emily is also the founder of St. Nell’s Writing Residency for Ladies which launched this month and are now accepting applications for the September residency! Find Emily online: Website + Twitter Learn more about St. Nell's: https://www.stnells.com Next Monday we have another editors chat, so stay tuned! Follow us on Twitter at @greenerpastsat and on Medium at Greener Pastures Magazine.

Jun 7

30 min 35 sec

Now entering Greener Pastures! Greener Pastures is a comedy and satire site run by a bunch of writers obsessed with out-writing, out-joking and out-funnying each other and this is now our companion podcast! While the work of editors has been published all over the web on sites like The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, Belladonna, Points In Case, Weekly Humorist, and more, our work has also been rejected so many times, we had no choice but to seek greener pastures. And because we love to writing satire, talking about it, and the people who do it, we’ve expanded into podcasting! This episode, we chat about subjectivity from the writer and editor's perspective.  Follow us on Twitter at @greenerpastsat and on Medium at Greener Pastures Magazine.

May 31

35 min 5 sec

Now entering Greener Pastures! Greener Pastures is a comedy and satire site run by a bunch of writers obsessed with out-writing, out-joking and out-funnying each other! And because we love to writing satire, talking about it, and the people who do it, we’ve expanded into podcasting! Today, we interview Brett Shollenberger! Brett Shollenberger is a comedy writer whose work has run at UCBNY, McSweeney's, Points in Case, LOL Comedy, The PIT, Endgames, and PianoFight. He produced Drunk Theatre SF and has performed a shameful amount of improv comedy, ie. more than none. Find Brett online: Website + Twitter Next Monday we have another editors chat, so stay tuned! Follow us on Twitter at @greenerpastsat and on Medium at Greener Pastures Magazine.

May 24

44 min 48 sec

Now entering Greener Pastures! Greener Pastures is a comedy and satire site run by a bunch of writers obsessed with out-writing, out-joking and out-funnying each other! And because we love to writing satire, talking about it, and the people who do it, we’ve expanded into podcasting! Today, we interview Audrey Burges! Audrey writes novels, satire, and has published work in McSweeney's, Into the Void, Human Parts, Empty Mirror, The Belladonna, Slackjaw, and Points in Case. Two of her stories placed in the 2020 Pen Parentis Fellowship for New Parents, and one received a Juror's Prize. When she isn't writing, she's being tolerated by her two rambunctious children and very patient husband. Find Audrey online: Website + Twitter Tune in next Monday for another great interview! Follow us on Twitter at @greenerpastsat and on Medium at Greener Pastures Magazine.

May 17

32 min 47 sec

Now entering Greener Pastures! Greener Pastures is a comedy and satire site run by a bunch of writers obsessed with out-writing, out-joking and out-funnying each other! And because we love to writing satire, talking about it, and the people who do it, we’ve expanded into podcasting! Today, Kegan interviews his mom, Laura Avery! Find Kegan online: Website + Twitter Another interview coming at you next Monday, so stay tuned! Follow us on Twitter at @greenerpastsat and on Medium at Greener Pastures Magazine.

May 10

32 min 45 sec

Now entering Greener Pastures! Greener Pastures is a comedy and satire site run by a bunch of writers obsessed with out-writing, out-joking and out-funnying each other! And because we love to writing satire, talking about it, and the people who do it, we’ve expanded into podcasting! Today, we interview Scott Dikkers! Scott Dikkers founded the world’s first humor website, TheOnion.com, in 1996. A few years earlier he helped found the original Onion newspaper. He’s served as The Onion’s owner and editor-in-chief, on and off, for much of the last quarter century. Scott co-wrote and edited The Onion’s first original book, Our Dumb Century, a look at recent history through front pages of The Onion. It's sold over a million copies, debuting as a #1 New York Times and #1 Amazon bestseller. He also co-wrote and edited The Onion’s second original book, Our Dumb World, a world atlas parody, which also debuted on the New York Times bestseller list. In the mid-2000’s, Scott headed up the creation of "The Onion News Network" web series, serving as a director and executive producer. The series gave rise to many viral videos and a TV series on IFC. The web shorts won a Peabody Award in 2008. Scott led The Onion’s rise from small, unknown college humor publication to internationally respected comedy brand. He gathered a talented team of writers and editors over the years, working with them to develop The Onion’s culture of creative freedom and brutal honesty, its distinct comic voice, and its reliable process for generating award-winning satire, day after day. This unique process is spelled out in Scott’s books, How to Write Funny, and the second in the series, How to Write Funnier, which are the basis of the Writing with The Onion program he created and teaches at The Second City Training Center in Chicago. Scott offers other courses and free resources for comedy writers on the How to Write Funny website. His work with The Onion, its website and other ancillary products, earned Scott the #43 spot on Time magazine’s list of the Top 50 “Cyber Elite” alongside such iconic figures as Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and George Lucas. Scott began his career in the entertainment business with his self-syndicated comic strip, Jim’s Journal. The popular college cartoon, comprised of little more than stick figures, spawned a self-published book collection that became a national bestseller. Rolling Stone magazine ranked “Jim” one of America’s top ten favorite writers in 1992. Scott continues to draw and animate cartoons under the banner of the Dikkers Cartoon Company. In addition to his other work, Scott is an accomplished voice actor who’s performed in many national commercials, video games and animated cartoons, including Saturday Night Live’s “TV Funhouse.” He’s also written and directed several award-winning short films, and two feature films, Spaceman, and Bad Meat. Website = Fan forever Another interview coming at you next Monday, so stay tuned! Follow us on Twitter at @greenerpastsat and on Medium at Greener Pastures Magazine.

May 3

35 min 31 sec

Now entering Greener Pastures! Greener Pastures is a comedy and satire site run by a bunch of writers obsessed with out-writing, out-joking and out-funnying each other! And because we love to writing satire, talking about it, and the people who do it, we’ve expanded into podcasting! Today, we interview Julia Zhen and John Hendrick of The Lunar Times! The Lunar Times is a satirical news site for all Asian Americans. We are dedicated to telling stories from an Asian American perspective. Founded in 2020. John Hedrick is a stand up comedian from Maryland who performed from 2018 to 2020. During this time he opened for Karen Chee and worked with Capital Laughs in Washington, D.c.  Now you can find his satirical work in Flexx Mag and The Daily Drunk Mag. His preferred drink is all three vaccines mixed together like a Long Island Iced Tea. If you know a bar that serves this, please let him know! Julia Zhen is an improviser and writer from Maryland. She is the founder and EIC of The Lunar Times. She is a recipient of the UCB SNL scholarship, and you can find more of her work in The Hard Times and Flexx Mag. Website + Twitter = Fan forever Another interview coming at you next Monday, so stay tuned! Follow us on Twitter at @greenerpastsat and on Medium at Greener Pastures Magazine.

Apr 26

40 min 33 sec

Now entering Greener Pastures! Greener Pastures is a comedy and satire site run by a bunch of writers obsessed with out-writing, out-joking and out-funnying each other and this is now our companion podcast! While the work of editors has been published all over the web on sites like The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, Belladonna, Points In Case, Weekly Humorist, and more, our work has also been rejected so many times, we had no choice but to seek greener pastures. And because we love to writing satire, talking about it, and the people who do it, we’ve expanded into podcasting! This episode is where we chat about finding a format for your satirical piece! Follow us on Twitter at @greenerpastsat and on Medium at Greener Pastures Magazine.

Apr 19

28 min 7 sec

Now entering Greener Pastures! Greener Pastures is a comedy and satire site run by a bunch of writers obsessed with out-writing, out-joking and out-funnying each other and this is now our companion podcast! While the work of editors has been published all over the web on sites like The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, Belladonna, Points In Case, Weekly Humorist, and more, our work has also been rejected so many times, we had no choice but to seek greener pastures. And because we love to writing satire, talking about it, and the people who do it, we’ve expanded into podcasting! This episode is where we chat about submitting to satire publications, primarily our very own Greener Pastures! More episodes to come weekly on Monday after that. Follow us on Twitter at @greenerpastsat and on Medium at Greener Pastures Magazine.

Apr 12

32 min 41 sec

Now entering Greener Pastures! Greener Pastures is a comedy and satire site run by a bunch of writers obsessed with out-writing, out-joking and out-funnying each other! And because we love to writing satire, talking about it, and the people who do it, we’ve expanded into podcasting! Today, we interview Kyrie Gray! Kyrie Gray is a humor writer and artist, and also edits the satire publication, Jane Austen's Wastebasket! Medium + Twitter + Newsletter = Fan forever Pieces mentioned: Teapot Standards Have Got to Go  All-in-One Products That I, a 30-something Woman in 2021, Would Love to See The 12 Days of Christmas if It Were Written by Jane Austen Check in next Monday for a chat with the editors of Greener Pastures Magazine and what they look for in submissions to the publication! Follow us on Twitter at @greenerpastsat and on Medium at Greener Pastures Magazine.

Apr 5

38 min 21 sec

Now entering Greener Pastures! Greener Pastures is a comedy and satire site run by a bunch of writers obsessed with out-writing, out-joking and out-funnying each other! And because we love to writing satire, talking about it, and the people who do it, we’ve expanded into podcasting! Today, we interview Caitlin Kunkel! Caitlin Kunkel is a writer, teacher, and speaker.  Her work has been featured in The New York Times,  The New Yorker, McSweeney's Internet Tendency and public radio. Caitlin is the co-founder of the comedy and satire site The Belladonna. She created the online satire writing program for The Second City and teaches workshops and speaks across the US and internationally. In 2019 Caitlin co-created The Satire and Humor Festival. Her first co-written book, NEW EROTICA FOR FEMINISTS came out  in 2018 and named one of the 10 best comedy books of the year by Vulture (NY Mag). Website + Twitter = Fan forever Another interview coming at you next Monday, so stay tuned! Follow us on Twitter at @greenerpastsat and on Medium at Greener Pastures Magazine.

Mar 29

36 min 25 sec

Now entering Greener Pastures! Greener Pastures is a comedy and satire site run by a bunch of writers obsessed with out-writing, out-joking and out-funnying each other! And because we love to writing satire, talking about it, and the people who do it, we’ve expanded into podcasting! Today, we interview Carlos Greaves! Carlos is an Afro-Latino engineer, writer, and filmmaker based in Boston. His writing has been featured in The New Yorker, McSweeney's and other satire sites, and he also teaches online satire writing at The Second City. Website + Twitter = Fan forever Another interview coming at you next Monday, so stay tuned! Follow us on Twitter at @greenerpastsat and on Medium at Greener Pastures Magazine.

Mar 22

39 min 16 sec

Now entering Greener Pastures! Greener Pastures is a comedy and satire site run by a bunch of writers obsessed with out-writing, out-joking and out-funnying each other and this is now our companion podcast! While the work of editors has been published all over the web on sites like McSweeney’s, Belladonna, Points In Case, Weekly Humorist, and more, our work has also been rejected so many times, we had no choice but to seek greener pastures. And because we love to writing satire, talking about it, and the people who do it, we’ve expanded into podcasting! This is our very first episode and it's a housewarming party - or "podwarming" party, if you will!  More episodes to come weekly on Monday after that. Follow us on Twitter at @greenerpastsat and on Medium at Greener Pastures Magazine.

Mar 15

30 min 10 sec

Now entering Greener Pastures! Greener Pastures is a comedy and satire site run by a bunch of writers obsessed with out-writing, out-joking and out-funnying each other and this is now our companion podcast! While the work of editors has been published all over the web on sites like McSweeney’s, Belladonna, Points In Case, Weekly Humorist, and more, our work has also been rejected so many times, we had no choice but to seek greener pastures. And because we love to writing satire, talking about it, and the people who do it, we’ve expanded into podcasting! We hope that this podcast will be fun and informative to listen to as we’ll have interviews with humor writers and cartoonists as well as detailed dives into topics like how to punch up and not down, heightening, creating a one panel cartoon, and more. Our first episode will be a housewarming party - or podwarming party, if you will- and it’ll air on March 15th, 2021, with more episodes to come weekly on Monday after that. Follow us on Twitter at @greenerpastsat and on Medium at Greener Pastures Magazine.

Mar 12

2 min 3 sec