Episodes

The Ben LeRoy Show

14 – w/Anika Pyle

Singer/song writer Anika Pyle (Chumped, Katie Ellen) stops by to talk about growing up in Colorado, how she discovered her love of music and art, and her forthcoming album, Wild River (February 2021). Here’s the video for “Prayer for Lonely People,” the first single from Wild River. As always, big

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13 – w/Matt Harvey of We Lost the Sea

Guitarist Matt Harvey of We Lost the Sea joins me on the podcast to discuss the band, the process of creation, self-doubt, and how art helps us translate grief. Over the last five years I’ve talked at great length about their album Departure Songs on my blog, on Twitter, and

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12 – 2020

I’ve got some thoughts about 2020 as it makes for the exit. Mainly, it moved too fast and too immense. It would be like trying to capture a tsunami in a thimble. But there were plenty of beautiful and vibrant aspects to 2020, too. Two of them were books and

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11 – Ox Baker and Ronnie James Dio

I tell the story of the time I thought I opened a portal to Hell by listening to one of my brother’s albums. An event that occurred about the same time I saw the legendary Ox Baker on WTBS–a professional wrestler who was too violent for tv and was alleged

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10 – w/ Paul J. Garth

Paul J. Garth joins me on the podcast to talk about new reports discussing the old subject of unidentified craft and the implications of what it could mean. Further material for your consideration is below because sometimes a picture and an article are worth more than a podcast. However, that’s not

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8 – The story of doing mushrooms in Amsterdam.

A few episodes back I told you the story of my only sip of alcohol. This is a story kinda like that, but different. It’s about the only time I ever did mushrooms. Here’s more about Oregon’s legalization of psilocybin for therapy purposes. Places visited include Oregon, London, and Amsterdam.

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7 – Audience suggestions

I was inspired to try an experiment this evening. I was having a good day on Twitter and decided that I wanted to involve Twitter in a podcast so I asked people to hand over some topics so I could be a part of the conversation (via podcast). I took

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6 – Purpose

We’re living in uncertain times and I know that everything can feel overwhelming. But you aren’t alone and you aren’t powerless. There’s a lot of work to be done, but there are a lot of us who can do it. Here’s a reminder of purpose.

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5 – Love

Brief episode in response to what will ultimately be a historical footnote, but is a train station of a wider and more necessary conversation about men feeling comfortable with telling their friends/family/humans that they love them. Here’s the image that launched today’s podcast. Here are some articles discussing the Tweet, its implications,

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4 – The story of my only sip of alcohol.

No guests on today’s show AND YET! I still figure out a way to talk for thirty minutes. This is a story I’ve told about a million times. It’s about the only sip of alcohol I’ve ever had and how I ended up at a West Virginia birthday party. Remember

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3 – w/ Melissa Faliveno

I’m joined on the podcast by author, musician, and friend Melissa Faliveno whose debut essay collection, Tomboyland, was released in August.  About the book: In this intrepid debut essay collection, Melissa Faliveno traverses the liminal spaces of her childhood in working-class Wisconsin and the paths she’s traveled since, compelled by questions

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2 – w/ Peter Hoffmeister

Rock climber, author, and all-around good dude Peter Brown Hoffmeister joins me on the podcast to discuss the new documentary, Peter and the Columns (featuring Hans Florine). Peter Brown Hoffmeister is the author of five books including the recent novels This Is The Part Where You Laugh (Knopf, Random House, 2016) and Too Shattered For

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1 – w/ John Vercher

Author John Vercher joins me to talk about his novel Three Fifths, the state of American unrest, the power of literature, and the necessity of hope. John Vercher is a writer currently living in the Philadelphia area with his wife and two sons. He has a Bachelor’s in English from the

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