Welcome to the Ink Heist podcast, which is devoted to dark genre fiction, featuring hosts Rich Duncan, Shane Douglas Keene, Laurel Hightower and a whole bevy of authors and other interesting guests for your listening and enlightening pleasure. We are a very irreverent, often linguistically explicit broadcast so we highly recommend you use discretion when listening around easily influenced young ones or anyone who is easily offended. We would like to thank the band Secret Smoker for allowing us to use their song “Crushed by Air” to kick-off and finish the podcast.
This week we have a very special show for you as we welcome Josh Malerman back to the show to celebrate the upcoming release of the highly anticipated sequel to Bird Box, Malorie, which hits shelves on July 21st. Throughout the course of the episode, we touched on growing through failure and working through self-doubt, some of the themes that influenced Malorie, his thoughts on short fiction, to name a few things. We were also happy to have John F.D. Taff join us and surprise Josh. Listening to him and Josh talk to each other about writing is a jolt of creative energy and we hope you love it as much as we did. It’s always a great time hanging out with Josh and John and there are a ton of great stories and nuggets of advice that you definitely don’t want to miss!