Welcome to Typecast
Greetings, fellow writing wonks.
I’m Kevin Pang and I work at the Chicago Tribune. Hi.
You probably know someone like me: the neurotic, self-loathing writer who agonizes over every word, procrastinates, gets distracted by cat videos, has the attention span of a … ooh, shiny object! … and believes every sentence produced is a steaming pile of failure. If only I can sit down with my favorite writers and steal their mojo.
This is Typecast. It’s a show about the pleasures and agonies of the writing craft, where I pick the brain of writers I most admire. We can all glean knowledge from anyone who puts pen to paper for a living — novelists, poets, screenwriters, rabbis and rappers. Think of this show as a Paris Review interview without the reading.
Typecast is created solely as a labor of love on nights and weekends. The podcast will always be a free download. That said, bandwidth and website maintenance are completely self-funded. If you like what you hear and would like to support our cause, we’ll be launching a Kickstarter campaign in the near future.
Anyhow, thanks for listening. Tell a friend, if you so choose. Let me buy coffee next time you’re in Chicago.