The How, The Why

The How, The Why is a half-hour podcast documenting the creative process and the creative purpose hosted by Jon-Barrett Ingels. This free weekly series is an educational resource provided to discuss the evolution of literary arts with industry innovators—authors, journalists, and publishers.


The 1888 Podcast Network is a curated collection of educational and entertaining podcasts. Each program is designed to provide a unique platform for industry innovators to share stories about art, literature, music, history, science, or technology.

The How The Why: 171 – Lee Gutkind

Today our podcast connects with Lee Gutkind, founder and editor of Creative Nonfiction, founder of the ThinkWritePublish program and Professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University, and the author and editor of more than 30 books, including titles such as You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: The Complete Guide to Writing Creative Nonfiction (Da Capo Lifelong Books) and Almost Human: Making Robots Think (W.W. Norton).READ MORE

The How The Why: 170 – Lance Olsen

Today our podcast connects with Lance Olsen, the Chair of the Board of Directors for the author-run publisher Fiction Collective 2, professor at the University of Utah, and author of novels such as Dreamlives of Debris (Dzanc Books), short fiction collections such as How to Unfeel the Dead (Teksteditions), and the anti-textbook Architectures of Possibility: After Innovative Writing (Guide Dog Books).READ MORE

The How The Why: 168 – Ryan Rivas

Today our podcast connects with Ryan Rivas, Publisher at Burrow Press, which focuses on contemporary literature by Floridians and about Florida, as well as fostering a literary community in and around Orlando, Florida.READ MORE