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Select Interviews
Audio and Video

Talk of Iowa, Iowa Public Radio

Kali chats with Talk of Iowa host Charity Nebbe about her disastrous book launch year amid a pandemic, a cancer diagnosis, and the loss of her father, and finding comfort in writing and creating

West Des Moines Public Library

Kali chats with Maggie Ann Martin from the West Des Moines Public Library about the enduring historical importance of the Des Moines paperboy abduction cases and The Monsters We Make.

The Writer Files: Writing, Productivity, Creativity, and Neuroscience 

Kali chats with host Kelton Reid about her writing process.

The Book Nook on 91.3 WYSO

Kali and Book Nook host Vick Mickunas chat about The Monsters We Make and their Midwestern connections.

Fear and Loathing in the 1980s Midwest

Kali and nonfiction author Paul Renfro (Stranger Danger: Family Values, Childhood, and the American Carceral State) chat about their crossover topics with Skylark Bookshop.

The Bookshop at the End of the Internet

Kali chats with host Stacey Horan about The Monsters We Make and her writing process.

The Iowa Fiction Show

Kali chats with host Kristine Keil about The Monsters We Make, growing up in and writing about the Midwest, and the writing life.

Des Moines Public Library Podcast

Kali chats with host Aaron Gernes about The Monsters We Make.

Podcast By George

Kali chats with George A. Clark about The Monsters We Make and his personal memories and connections to the cases.

Writer's Atelier (recorded livestream)

Kali reads the opening chapter of The Monsters We Make followed by a Q&A.


Side Trips (video)

Kali video chats with bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf about her advocacy work for mental healthcare reform.

Broads and Books Podcast

Kali chats with the smart and hilarious podcast hosts Amy Lillard and Erin Johnston of Broads and Books about her favorite childhood book, her oddest author event ever, and her shared obsession with Erin for all things Keith Morrison and Dateline.

Check It Out!

Kali chats with the Carnegie Stout Public Library Podcast about her new book The Monsters We Make.

Craft Talk at Lindenwood University (video)

Kali discusses her writing journey and process in a craft talk with Lindenwood University MFA in Writing students.

This Podcast Will Change Your Life

Kali chats with host Ben Tanzer and fellow VCFA alums and authors Mathieu Cailler and Vanessa Blakeslee.

Citizen Lit Podcast

Kali talks with Aubrey Cox Warner about The Good Divide.

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