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. 

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A shop that sells Legos has to do more than just sell Legos, right? Tag along as Joel and LD explore a toy shop in a space that used to be a bank. And in case you were wondering: The tube at the drive-up teller window doesn't shoot down Legos—at least not yet.

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For better or worse, society puts up a curtain around the process and business of death. This week Joel and LD stop into a business with the hopes of peeking through a bit.

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If someone asks if you want to see the "stink room," you reply affirmatively, right? No? Was that just us? Anywho, join us as we head to Caldwell to learn about skunk lures and fireworks!

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We're kicking off our second season with a twist as we allow Joel to nominate ALL the vape shops on Overland in Boise. Well, kinda. 

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Since we started this season at a reptile store, it seems appropriate to end it at a bird shop, right? Shout out to Brian in Boise for the suggestion! Warning: This episode contains some loud squawking and LD's (ugh) bird voice.

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Say you're on a road trip and just happen to be craving the following: a hot shower, hashbrowns & gravy, a personalized pocket knife, a bucket of popcorn in a movie theater, a bidet. Well, there's a place for all that.

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We stumbled upon a hidden gem in west downtown Boise that just happens to sell gems. Coincidence? You tell us.

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S1: Sunset Club

May 17, 2018
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When's the last time you celebrated the sunset? We drop in on a social club for "those who like watching the sunset, getting together with queerfolk and having a hoot." Because, why not? Champagne toast included.

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Week six and it's about time we address the elephant in the room, er, city: What the heck is JUMP?


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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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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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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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