T Hetzel talks with writers, poets, musicians, artists, and makers about their work, ideas, passions and preoccupations.
T with Jonathan Safran Foer in the station lobby circa 2016
Ways to listen:
Tune in to 88.3 FM in Ann Arbor or live stream on wcbn.org every Wednesday from 5 to 6pm to catch the latest in literature and ideas!
Explore the show archives on the site. You can click the audio file to start listening immediately or download the podcast link to listen at your leisure.
Cast of Characters
Stephanie, poet, engineer
The Liz, writer, scientist, engineer, mobile unit engineer
The Liz joined the station in 2009, seduced by WCBN stickers pasted around campus. She engineered the sound for the Living Writers show for about as long. The Liz served as the general manager of WCBN for a year while studying at U-M for a PhD in ecology. She graduated in 2012. She’s DJed a freeform show for all this time, except for the year that she broadcasted two podcasts: Point A to Point B, about how people got from point A to B in their lives, and hugabug, about the weirdness of animals. It all started with recording on her Talkboy as a kid. Listeners should expect sound effects and animals (also a broken radio–sorry) on her weekly radio show, Break Your Radio.
The Liz and Tex in the studio
Subsitute engineer James “Tex” Manheim co-hosts the Bill Monroe for Breakfast bluegrass show (Saturdays 10–noon) and the Down Home Show (Saturdays noon–3) on WCBN. He writes for a living, and if you pay him, he’ll write it. But a good day is a day on which someone pays for writing about music.
Reverend Andrew often saves the day by stepping in to guest engineer. You can also hear him guest DJ across all days and showtimes on WCBN.
Amanda Uhle has led 826michigan for 11 years and reads, writes, and drinks coffee every day.
Frank Uhle co-hosts Radio Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa on Monday nights on WCBN FM. He has written about business, movies, and music for over 20 years.
Sometime Media Escort:
Michele Pernia often brings writers by the station when they are on long book tours. She can find her way to our basement digs like nobody else, with a well cared for writer in tow.
Michele Pernia, pictured on right, with The Liz and friend of the show Celeste Ng