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Ditch Diggers #50: Your Value

12/6/2017
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Yes, we are back talking about how the world continues to devalue the work you're trying so hard to perfect. And what to do about it.

Duration: 01:07:18


Ditch Diggers 49

11/13/2017
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We talk the secret to happiness (yeah, it's relevant) and the latest shitty news in freelance writing.

Duration: 00:42:57


Ditch Diggers #48

10/6/2017
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Sensitivity reading and editing.

Duration: 01:00:50


Ditch Diggers #47

9/27/2017
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So for the first time in months, I've missed a week. I've hit a low period again, and this podcast is kind of heavy, which made me hesitate to post it. But here's this one, and then the ISBW for this week should go up tomorrow.

Duration: 01:02:04


Ditch Diggers #46: Post Hugo report // Writer Expectations

9/7/2017
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Matt and I discuss the Hugos, World Con, and the expectations we make that can sabotage us. Then we take twitter questions.

Duration: 00:47:08


Ditch Diggers #45: LIVE from WorldCon!

8/23/2017
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Ditch Diggers comes to you LIVE from Morgan Freeman's International Airport, a.k.a. WorldCon 75 in Helsinki, Finland! Special guests Alasdair Stuart as the fake Matt Wallace, Navah Wolfe, Amal El-Mohtar, Jen Udden, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes.

Duration: 00:38:24


Ditch Diggers taking an August hiatus

8/1/2017
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Hey folks, Matt and I are taking a break, with so much travel and moving this month. We will be back in September, and you'll have the Worldcon episode to tide you over before then. See you in a month!

Duration: 00:01:36


Ditch Diggers #44

7/20/2017
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Ditch Diggers don't always write fiction. They write whatever they need to. So occasionally we talk to other writers, and this week we are talking to Daily Dot pop culture writer Gavia Baker Whitelaw.

Duration: 01:09:53


Ditch Diggers #43: Care of your author

7/5/2017
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We talk live on how to take care of yourself. Then the memory got full on the portable recorder, so we lost the rest. We will revisit this in the future, promise.

Duration: 00:19:27


Ditch Diggers #42: The Freelancer's Rebuttal Guide

6/19/2017
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Do you want to work for exposure? No? How do you say it politely and professionally? We have your back! - Matt and Mur come to you live from Morgan Freeman's Debate Club practice room, and Mur remembers to say the show's tagline for once. - The Ditch Diggers try to decide whether this episode takes place two weeks or five minutes after the last episode. - Matt asks Mur what she's been up to, and the answer somehow involves John Without Garfield. - Mur talks about being in the oft...

Duration: 00:45:00


Ditch Diggers #41: Hot Button Topics

6/5/2017
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Twitter Matt and Mur shill their books, GREEDY PIGS and RENCOR and SIX WAKES respectively, and remind Hugo voting listeners Ditch Diggers is up for best fancast, so vote for us

Duration: 00:50:52


Ditch Diggers #40: Ditches for Writers and Parents

5/22/2017
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Show Notes for the Parents Adam RakunasAndrea Phillips Links Andrea's TwitterAndrea's PatreonAdam's Twitter

Duration: 00:41:10


Ditch Diggers #39: Lexi Alexander and Punching Hollywood. Metaphorically.

5/8/2017
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Mur and Matt come to you live from Morgan Freeman’s Dojo (where we’re punching Hollywood) with special guest co-host writer, director, and martial artist Lexi Alexander! Lexi is excited to talk about the writing side of her career as a director of films like Green Street Hooligans, Punisher: War Zone, the Oscar-nominated Johnny Flynton, and pretty … Continue reading Ditch Diggers #39: Lexi Alexander and Punching Hollywood. Metaphorically. →

Duration: 00:55:13


Ditch Diggers #38: Tobias Buckell and The Power of No

4/24/2017
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Live from Morgan Freeman’s bear sanctuary, it’s the (Hugo Finalist!) Ditch Diggers with special guest co-host Tobias Buckell! Mur recounts Toby blowing her mind this past January at ConFusion in Detroit, which prompted his appearance on the show. Toby talks about accessing your inner asshole (the tactful version uses Toby’s description: “the power of no”) in … Continue reading Ditch Diggers #38: Tobias Buckell and The Power of No →

Duration: 00:43:20


Ditch Diggers #37: Listener Request and HUGO HUGO HUGO

4/10/2017
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Mur and Matt come to you live from the mud room of Morgan Freeman’s trophy solarium (because they haven’t earned the right to go inside yet). Ditch Diggers has been nominated for a Hugo Award! You did it! Mur and Matt will go up against the likes of The Coode Street Podcast and Tea & … Continue reading Ditch Diggers #37: Listener Request and HUGO HUGO HUGO →

Duration: 00:40:45


Ditch Diggers #36: Cassandra Khaw and Lack of Self Preservation

3/22/2017
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Matt and Mur come to you live from Morgan Freeman’s Harry Potter-themed Escape Room with special guest co-host Cassandra Khaw! Morgan and JK Rowling have dueling Escape Rooms based on each other’s work and Cassandra is very perplexed. Matt and Mur talk to Cassandra about developing her first video game, She Remembered Caterpillars, which encourages … Continue reading Ditch Diggers #36: Cassandra Khaw and Lack of Self Preservation →

Duration: 01:18:40


Ditch Diggers #35: MASSIVE Feedback Episode

2/15/2017
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Mur and Matt come to you live from Morgan Freeman’s sauna to handle “Old Business” from 2016 (it’s our long-awaited, oft hyped listener feedback episode!) A brief tangent on eucalyptus saunas. The Ditch Diggers both have new books out! And have turned in others! Marta from Poland asks about short story English language rights and … Continue reading Ditch Diggers #35: MASSIVE Feedback Episode →

Duration: 01:32:21


Ditch Diggers #34: End of Year Special with Kameron Hurley

12/31/2016
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We are joined by ugly Christmas sweaters, booze, and Kameron Hurley. Happy New Year! Fuck you, 2016! Until Matt gets the show notes done, I think the only thing we have to say about the end of the year was said best by Lalo Alcaraz: Buy our books and help us eat! (Affiliate)

Duration: 01:31:59


Ditch Diggers #33 – Etiquette and Protocol

12/23/2016
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Mur and Matt come to you live from Morgan Freeman’s holiday decorations vault, after Mur cracked said vault (we didn’t know Mur was a safecracker). Mur talks about her brief absence from podcasting during the holidays, during which she recorded the audiobook for her new novel, SIX WAKES (Orbit, Jan. 31st), which also received a … Continue reading Ditch Diggers #33 – Etiquette and Protocol →

Duration: 01:22:47


Ditch Diggers #32: Michael J. Martinez Says “F YOU, Dust!”

11/3/2016
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Matt and Mur come to you live from Morgan Freeman’s jazz house with special guest co-host Michael J. Martinez On the subject of “free hugs” and hugging strangers in general at conventions Mike talks about his first hardcover book release, his fantasy Cold War mash-up MJ-12: INCEPTION, which has a dust jacket and everything (“Michael … Continue reading Ditch Diggers #32: Michael J. Martinez Says “F YOU, Dust!” →

Duration: 01:13:15

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