LongThoughts with Baloo

A podcast for poets, producers and beyond. Every Thursday I interview creators and inquire about their lives and goals. Please join me as I share in their worlds.
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Aug 11, 2017

Lindsay and I talk about her world, from her dreams to her vision. She reads a poem and makes my day. 

Jul 28, 2017

Brian tells us about how he supports himself an artist, fills us in on his workshops and activism, reads a poem and speaks on polyamory.

Jul 7, 2017

Darian And I discuss his incredible multi faceted project, his artistic self reforging, his heroes and he showcases his killer lyrical layout with a poem.

Jun 29, 2017

Dan and I talk about life and it's myriad dents and highlights. He reads a poem and makes a grand recommendation. Incredible. Dan is the kind of guy who lifts spirits. Wow.

Jun 22, 2017

Dan and I talk about sharing your bones with a city, he reads a poem and widens my (and hopefully yours) world

Jun 16, 2017

Omar and I talk comics a little, Black Nerd Problems a little, White Nerd Problems a little less and he blows my mind with wondrously elastic wordtastic works of woven words a lot. 

Jun 10, 2017

Cary and I discuss his life as someone with CP (cerebral palsy) and as a creator and how they tie together. He reads a poem and shares his thoughts on many things ranging from disability representation to music to friendship.

Jun 3, 2017

Lauren and I talk nerd culture ranging from favorite characters to representation, she reads a poem and we discuss her role in several communities.  

May 26, 2017

Taylor and I discuss his life now, what it's like to be a father, he reads a poem, I get to participate in a Taylor-made workshop. He also sneaks in that he has a secret project. A sneakret perhaps...

May 19, 2017

Scott reads a poem, tells us about Mayhem poets (a poet trio of awesome proportions) his work called Sconnettts, his language of love and the reverse.

May 4, 2017

Jesse and I discuss poetry, his process both in Improv and writing, he reads a poem for us and redefines what it means to be cool. Thank you Jesse, you made my day.

Apr 21, 2017

Chad shares with us a poem, a story, a couple of his favorite things and a teaching lesson or two.

Apr 13, 2017

Tim shares with us a poem, how fatherhood and teaching affect his writing, talks about Learn Then Burn and beyond.

Apr 7, 2017

Asia shares with us a poem, talks about his recent Nokia collaboration, his personal achievement The Asia Project and opens up about some heavier things.

Mar 30, 2017

His royal nerdness shares with us some history, a few wonderful memories, a poem and some comic book and MAD goodness.

Mar 23, 2017

Donte shares with us his poetic starting point, his movement and he reads a poem for us.

Mar 17, 2017

Jeanann tells us about her experience as Slam master, her heroes, she shares a poem with us, tells us about a different poem, explains how one can be "former punk" and shares her feelings on marriage.

Mar 9, 2017

I announce an shift for the show going forward. 

Jacob and I discuss his writing origins, the dangers of having heroes, the growth of slam poets.

Zach shares with me his favorite word, I get a little fanboyish failing to pigeonhole his work (beyond the humor of course.) He shares the origin of Old School Language and how post-internet Zach differs from pre-internet Zach.


Mar 2, 2017

BPE and I discuss his impact on my personal self, The Wussy Boy Manifestos origins, country music, beards, his creative influences and he reads two poems.


Feb 17, 2017

In this episode Nikhil and I discuss his creative origins and directions, several different groups and his idols and mentors. Oh yes and he reads some of his work. It's excellent.



Feb 10, 2017

Marshall Davis Jones and I discuss his life now, how he got here, the Facebook/MySpace war and the ever expanding digital wave. 

Oh and Street Fighter.

Feb 2, 2017

Marty and I discuss her plans both past and present. We address the Hedgebrook residency, her most recent books, her workshops and Mongo. Thank you for listening.


As always thank you for listening. Do you write? Know someone who does? I love new guests! Contact me at :





Jan 26, 2017

Wherein Justin and I discuss LGBT and Chinese viewpoint differences on blame and gender identity. We also touch on politics and tabletop gaming.

Jan 18, 2017

Where Bob and I discuss language, PBS and performers ranging from Dylan to Depp.



Thank you for listening.

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