Strength To Be Human

Straight talk about Art & Artists. Weighing Creativity. Finding Humanity.

March 31st, 2019    

Episode 31: The Case Against Perfection

This episode deals with perils of perfection. Is its pursuit an exercise of insecurity? Or is there a deeper meaning?

March 26th, 2019    

Episode 30: Interview with Jana Begovic

The interviews concludes its March run with Canadian novelist and editor Jana Begovich and her immigration from war-torn Bosnia, her thoughts on writing and her life as a novelist.

March 24th, 2019    

Episode 29: Interview With Jordan Deadman

In this interview segment we learn not all creative people are only writers, there are musicians among us, playing, arranging and traveling the world to entertain and enlighten. Jordan Deadman is indeed the classical picture of the mobile musical artist.

March 21st, 2019    

Episode 28: Interview With Hugh Cook

This young writer, Hugh Cook, managed to travel the world and write a poetry book of astounding maturity and outlook, while still in college. 

March 19th, 2019    

Episode 27: Guest Haus Edition: Jealous Jerks & Obscene Perks

On this edition Rossi & Robbins tackle head on the toxic experience of dealing with fake editors who steal work, berate writers and harm reputations because of jealousy and drug abuse. We also deal with editors using their platforms as dating services and use sexual harassment as a means of control. 

March 17th, 2019    

Episode 26: Interview with Renee D. Burreson

It's not enough to interview writers of note with a number of accomplishments to their name. It is just as important to sit down with writers nearly done with their first major project. The fantasy novelist Renee D. Burreson is a perfect example of the modern writer with a family and a dream working hard under one roof to keep both tugging elements -- happy. 

March 14th, 2019    

Episode 25: Classic Spotlight: Thoughts on Edgar Allan Poe

The first in the Classic Spotlight series brings an American Master, the father of horror, scifi, and the detective story Edgar Allan Poe. We will discuss his writing, his demeanor, his greatness and theories about his untimely death.

March 12th, 2019    

Episode 24: Interview with Paul Brookes

Paul Brookes has become well known for his Wombwell Interview Series but he is a stellar poet and amateur historian willing to dive into the Pre-Christian history of England and teach us something important about our modern existence.

March 9th, 2019    

Episode 23: Interview with Anne Walsh Donnelly

In an exceptionally moving interview Irish poet and fiction writer Anne Walsh Donnelly opens up with her incredible journey of identity and integrity. 

March 7th, 2019    

Episode 22: Burning Down a Cottage Industry (The Travesty of Editors for Hire)

In this special episode, more geared for a public service announcement, Strength To Be Human will investigate the shady practices of phony professional "editors" who charge unsuspecting writers upwards of $5000 for their nonexistence service. As always this show will stand with the writer and against the predatory practices of crooked people. 

March 6th, 2019    

Episode 21: Waking the Lion: Inside Writing — The Future of Writing

In segment 5 of Waking the Lion, the future of writing is bright but brings with it a burden of self reliance and a knack for marketing.

March 4th, 2019    

Episode 20: Guest Haus Edition w/John Patrick Robbins — The Life of An Editor

This Guest Haus Edition, Rossi & Robbins talk about their editorship of their publications, the good, the bad and the ungrateful 

March 1st, 2019    

Episode 19: Interview with Amy Oestreicher

In this episode we interview with Audie award-nominated playwright, songwriter and performer Amy Oestreicher. Her incredible journey from health crisis to harmonic force of nature will make a believer out of the hardest heart.