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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May 12, 2017

A Musician local to my area, I am thrilled to host Tobias Moore and his story. He's a teacher a singer a guitar player and plain awesome.

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 27, 2017

In a previous podcast I talked about broadening guest possibilities for the show from poets to creators of all sorts. My first guest illustrating this new ideal is Mike Pondsmith! Mike and I discuss his early years before Pen and Paper, his hand in Ultima (yes, that Ultima) his accidental pioneering of the tabletop college degree and of course Cyberpunk. Oh and Mekton. (Mike's a fan.)

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 Slammaster, 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.

I would love to hear from poets and their patrons!


Jan 12, 2017


Wherein I explain my reasons for the podcast, share a memory about Taylor Mali and talk about myself for a few. Thank you for listening.

Jan 11, 2017

Where in Mongo and I discuss Indiefeed and poets and the future. Also the past and stoned squirrels. Thank you for listening.

I would love to hear from poets and their patrons!

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