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Marginalia: Woody Skinner

A conversation with Woody Skinner, author of A Thousand Distant Radios.


Woody Skinner grew up in Batesville, Arkansas. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi and a PhD from the University of Cincinnati. But he gives credit to Wichita State University for teaching him how to be a writer. Skinner received an MFA from Wichita State and is the author of A Thousand Distant Radios--his debut collection of stories. Skinner now lives in Chicago, where I caught up with him via phone to talk about the new collection, and about his time spent in Wichita. Here’s our conversation:

And if you listened to the commentary on-air, this is what you heard:

Woody Skinner | Marginalia, the commentary


A Thousand Distant Radios was published by Atelier26 Books. 

Marginalia was produced at KMUW Wichita. Discover new episodes here or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes.

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Beth Golay is KMUW's Director of Marketing and Digital Content. She is the host of the KMUW podcast Marginalia and co-host with Suzanne Perez of the Books & Whatnot podcast. You can find her on Wichita Transit in conversation with other riders for En Route, a monthly segment on KMUW's weekly news program The Range.