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The Molehill Podcast: This Is For All the Lonely Writers (feat. Jennifer Trafton & Chris Yokel)


Wherein Chris Yokel reads his poems “This Haunting” and “Another World,” Jennifer Trafton reads her piece This Is For All the Lonely Writers, we receive a brief serenade from Ron Block, and Drew Miller shares the second Word of Befuddlement: toom.


In its nearly three years on the Rabbit Room blog, This Is For All the Lonely Writers by Jennifer Trafton has been posted, re-posted, loved, and loved again. If webpages could be dog-eared and scrawled upon, this post would stand out for all its markings. It’s somehow both vulnerable and universal—about the necessity of loneliness and where the deepest voice of the artist comes from. Whether you’re lonely or not, whether you write or don’t—this one’s for you.




Words of Befuddlement

Words of Befuddlement is a special Molehill Podcast segment inspired by games like Dictionary and Balderdash. In fact, it’s no different, except that the word in question doesn’t exist anywhere other than in the notorious mind of Pete Peterson (so don’t go looking for it in a dictionary).


Each week, Drew Miller (host of The Molehill Podcast) will share a new Word of Befuddlement and ask you to send in your very own definition to drew@rabbitroom.com. The following week, he will read some of the definitions he received and reveal the “correct” definition as determined by Pete.


The second Word of Befuddlement, shared in today’s episode, is the noun “toom.” You can send in your very own definition of “toom” to Drew, and he might just read it on next week’s show. And who knows? You may even guess correctly.





Artwork by the inimitable Stephen Crotts Words of Befuddlement graphic by Mindy Cook Original Molehill Podcast theme music by Zach & Maggie


Other music featured in this episode: “All Through the Night,” “A Light So Fair,” “Bear My Harp Hither,” and “Hope Sings” by Ron Block

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