INTO THE ABISCUIT
A Southern Gothic Creative Comedy Podcast. Join Drew Morgan and Doctor DJ DJ Lewis as they journey through the Void via creation. Jokes, Stories, Plays, Music, perhaps a Seance or two - this podcast covers it all.
info_outline The Storyteller As An Artist 05/13/2022
The Storyteller As An Artist Today Drew is joined by singer songwriter, filmmaker, poet, actor, and storyteller Andi Morrow. We get into a deep discussion on inspiration, what it means to be an artist, and how different mediums can affect the story and the story teller. This is a great episode. We promise.
info_outline Real People/Fake Stories 04/28/2022
Real People/Fake Stories Today we are joined by author LA Fields to discuss how she puts real people from history into her fictionalized books. From Oscar Wilde to Abe Lincoln and many more in between, Fields is an expert at mining the historical record for real examples of anecdotes that lend themselves to homoerotica and romance. So do you wanna know how Honest Abe really felt about Walt Whitman, at least from LA's perspective? You know you do. Give us a listen and find L.A. Fields wherever you get books (GoodReads, Lethe Press, Rebel Satori Press) and on socials: author_lafields on Twitter, and la_fields on Instagram.
info_outline On The Road Again, Again 04/21/2022
On The Road Again, Again From Chaucer and Swift, to Kerouac and Rebecca Solnit - traveling stories both true and made up have a solid place in Western Literature and culture. Today we are joined by longtime friend of the pod Jennifer Smith as she regals us with not one but two family stories - one of which is about a vacation trip when she was a little girl. She learned a lot about the country, herself, her father, and Waffle House. Come on in and join us.
info_outline Buddha Biscuits: Culture, Story, Religion, and Eastern Traditions. 04/14/2022
Buddha Biscuits: Culture, Story, Religion, and Eastern Traditions. We are joined this week by the hosts of Bright on Buddhism Nick Bright and friend of the pod Proven Paradox to discuss storytelling in the Eastern tradition. Stories shape culture, and vice versa. There is no clearer indicator of this reality than the look at the differences in the ways cultures engage with their stories. Check out Bright On Buddhism on spotify. Proven Paradox's RPG Story Shaper System is here - and the INTO THE ABISCUIT discord is here: https://discord.com/invite/5BdM9BUdmm
info_outline A Story of Dying 04/07/2022
A Story of Dying Today Nurse Rosie talks with us about working in the medical profession and the profound effect death has on a person - whether you ascribe to the after life or not. I don't wanna give anything away, but this is a dark and special episode. It's full of hope and a great example of storytelling as catharsis.
info_outline Family Stories 03/31/2022
Family Stories Do you have any family stories? Family secrets? Secret Family? Well what if we dive on into all that right out the gate here. Sarah Wafford is a poet, seamstress, and excellent story teller. You can follow her on Instagram @adventuresarah42 (she's not on twitter) to get links to her poetry and patreon. And you're gonna wanna after you hear how funny and crafty she is with a story. Her grandfather was a WILD one, and died young in a scandalous way. You're gonna enjoy this.
info_outline Adapt and Art 03/24/2022
Adapt and Art Today we are joined by writer, director, and reluctant actor Wyatt Scott. Wyatt speaks with us about their upcoming play "Machine Yourself." The play is based on a short story ("The Girl Who Was Plugged In" by James Tiptree Jr.) that moved Scott to tears the first time they read it. We cover what it means to adapt a story into a play, how you take a story that is both so much your own but also literally someone else's and do both artists justice, and how one tells a story as a writer, playwright, director, and actor. This episode covers identity (non-binary and otherwise), sci-fi, the struggle to create, and even the financial industry. You can catch "Machine Yourself" April 2 at 2:00 and 5:00 pm online at wyattscott.org and in person at the Barber Shop Theater in Nashville, TN. All tickets are donation-based and proceeds go to Appalachian OUTreach, a non-profit that helps LGBTQ+ youth in East Tennessee.
info_outline The Story of DJ Lewis 03/10/2022
The Story of DJ Lewis What is "your story"? How do you tell it? Today Drew asks DJ DJ Lewis how he goes about talking about himself on stage. From the obvious - southern, punk, loud - to the more intense - ex con, addict, goat wrangler - we get into how to relate who you are to strangers. Whether its a job interview or shooting the shit while you smoke a cig, stories make us more likable, approachable, and interesting. What's your story?
info_outline Snake Butts All The Way Down 01/21/2022
Snake Butts All The Way Down WE ARE BACK BABYYYYYYY!!!! Well, we have missed all you wonderful souls so in spite of our plans to retire under a waterfall, we are back on the pod. This episode is a special one, as we discuss some big changes for the Into The Abiscut brand as well as what is coming up this year for the church of the EFF. Love yall!
info_outline Christmas Sucks (No It Doesn't) Yes It Does 12/20/2021
Christmas Sucks (No It Doesn't) Yes It Does A very live and very late Q and A with DJ and Drew. Apologies on lateness (explanation on episode). This convo features Christmas traditions, poverty, butts and a recap of Drew's weekend in Nashville. Don't forget we got a livestream of Art Share tonight on Drew's YouTube. Pretty excited to show y'all the new project we've been working on with Papaw Karl.
info_outline Into The Live Q & A!!!! 12/10/2021
Into The Live Q & A!!!! Drew Drew Dollar$ and DJ DJ Lewis are live and answering questions from the Youtube. We have decided to make this a semi regular segment on the pod so keep your eyes peeled for info on future Q and As. Thanks to everyone for participating and having such insightful and funny thoughts. We get into art, prison, culture shock, and more talk about going number 2 than we planned.
info_outline LIVE FROM (Russia) New York 11/24/2021
LIVE FROM (Russia) New York Today we do a tour of the artists workshop where DJ has taken up residence along with our good buddy Karl! Discussions on art, craftsmanship, winter boots and Kid Rock - what's not to love? Follow us on Patreon for video!
info_outline Sod Punk Papawtism 11/05/2021
Sod Punk Papawtism We are joined today by Karly Unnasch: sculptor, artist, farm boy and resident IAB papaw. DJ DJ Lewis is currently immersed in the land of dairy and papaws, working with Karl, learning, and having a big time. Today we tell ya all about it while discussing art, sod punk, generation gaps, cultural divides, and Star Wars.
info_outline DJ Moves to the Great White North 10/28/2021
DJ Moves to the Great White North Living in the idyllic setting of a refurbished bus, waking daily to the rural fields of dairy land, becoming one with the frozen tundra - will DJ DJ Lewis adapt to his new climate and home, or will he go full Shining and chop a hole in a wall?
info_outline Throw Back to New Beginnings 10/15/2021
Throw Back to New Beginnings Today is a repost of the Into the Abiscuit Pilot with none other than Mr. Liberal Redneck himself, Trae Crowder. I know some of you have heard this one, but I also know a lot of you have not. Give it a whirl. We will be back next week folks.
info_outline Livin' My 13 Year Old Dreams 09/23/2021
Livin' My 13 Year Old Dreams Today we are joined by the illustrious Lucy Lightning to talk about her upcoming album, the process of becoming a musician, and dreams. Imposter Syndrome comes up, as well as burnout and following your inspiration. We also talk about the power of music, story telling, and art in general.
info_outline Antifa Super Soldier 09/02/2021
Antifa Super Soldier Our good buddy Warren Tidwell stops back by to speak with DJ about climate change and community action. But did you know he was recently named Antifa's Top Super Soldier by Alabama Parents Against Critical Theory? That is their highest honor.
info_outline Keep the Beasts Out Of The Garden 08/19/2021
Keep the Beasts Out Of The Garden We are joined today by friends, activists, and artists Jami and Dan Gaither. They talk to us about the Line 3 Pipeline and being connected with the land. This is a very rad and important episode. If you want to help their cause please join RISE coalition on Facebook and call the Army Corps of Engineers at 2027610292 and ask that the pipeline be postponed or stopped until more studies can be done.