Joel Wayne

Producer

Joel is the producer for Reader's Corner, a weekly radio show and podcast now in its 15th year, featuring lively conversations with many of today's leading writers. In this role, Joel helps manage author selection and book research, interview logistics, taping and airing schedule, and the program’s promotional efforts.

Joel is also the co-producer and co-host of You Know The Place, the podcast that explores the local businesses, shops, clubs and pubs you always pass by, but may never take the time to visit.

An early-morning writer, Joel’s fiction and and nonfiction have appeared in The Chattahoochee ReviewThe Moth and Salon, among other places. He has won the Silver Creek Writer's Residency, the Lamar York Prize and is a Pushcart nominee. He received his BA in English from the University of Montana, served five years of a three-year MFA at Boise State University and is currently studying speech-language pathology at Idaho State University.

When he’s not reading, writing or studying, you can find him caramelizing onions or at The Flicks with friends. 

Joel Wayne

It's week five and we find ourselves looking for a place and an experience.  #postfloatglow is a real thing, people.

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Joel Wayne

For week four, we turn to the digital world. Just as you can drive by a store or shop, you can scroll by or happen across tons of groups and spaces on the internet. So, what happens when you join one and then actually show up in real life? Listen in.

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S1: The Beardsmith

Apr 19, 2018
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For our third field trip, we find ourselves at The Beardsmith, a local barber shop that's doing its best to preserve the majesty of the beard.

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Joel Wayne

In our second episode, we pop into a family-owned shop that specializes in clothing and jewelry from India, Pakistan, and Nepal.

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Tag along for our first episode when we drop into a local reptile shop to learn about Jesus lizards, tail-less geckos, and why all women are attracted to snakes.

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