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Thank you so much, Kim for indulging this conversation and coming with so thought-provoking questions. I so appreciate you and the work you do.

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Feb 1Liked by Kimberly Warner, Ben Wakeman

Oh my goodness, you guys. I'm trying to hold back from gushing, but I am genuinely brimming with adoration for the both of you. What a beautiful conversation, so elegantly speaking to the heart of the human experience, in all it's complexity, and to the creative act, and to love. All my favourite things, by two of my favourite people. Bliss.

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Feb 5Liked by Kimberly Warner, Ben Wakeman

A beautiful and enriching conversation between the two of you. Before this I had not yet read, Ben’s novel here on Substack but this conversation certainly sold me on it. Thank you both :)

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Feb 1Liked by Kimberly Warner, Ben Wakeman

I actually let out a sound of glee when the notification for this conversation hit my inbox.

As a lifelong lover of story and the written word, I’ve clung since youth to this belief, which sometimes makes me feel naive and overly earnest, that writing can transform, can move us toward collective solutions. You two, Kimberly and Ben, are writers who validate my faith in story.

Thank you for sharing this conversation. What a joy to listen in.

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Feb 1Liked by Kimberly Warner, Ben Wakeman

Fantastic interview, Kim and Ben! So wide-ranging, especially loved the discussion of gun violence and the Columbine mother's journey - that first scene in MoMS was devastating. Did not know that Ben's daughter came out after he wrote it, I think there really must have been something percolating beneath the surface. Thanks for the link to Lamb, too, Kim, much appreciated!

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Jan 31Liked by Kimberly Warner, Ben Wakeman

Wonderful, to hear two people that fascinate me and who I know a little bit get to know each other better.... that's a first...

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Jan 31Liked by Kimberly Warner, Ben Wakeman

This is the most beautiful conversation. Thank you to both of you for sharing 🙏

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Feb 4Liked by Kimberly Warner, Ben Wakeman

Thank you for introducing me to Ben’s work. I don’t normally tend to read fiction here, so I was surprised by how much I enjoyed getting into Ben’s fictional world. And I enjoyed listening in on your conversation.

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Feb 4Liked by Kimberly Warner, Ben Wakeman

This was such a lovely and insightful listen/watch. I already feel like I know you both well from reading your work, but this made this connection stronger. Thank you both for taking the time to do this.

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Feb 2Liked by Kimberly Warner, Ben Wakeman

I can't wait to get to this. I just wanted to leave this note to say sorry that I haven't gotten to this yet. But rest assured it is on my to-listen list for this weekend 😊

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Feb 2Liked by Kimberly Warner, Ben Wakeman

A beautiful interview. It was lovely getting to know you, Ben. And Kimberly, you're such a gracious, welcoming interviewer. Thank you both so much!

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Feb 1Liked by Kimberly Warner, Ben Wakeman

Thank you for sharing your meeting, in two formats as well! I really enjoy discovering more personal experiences about writers I admire.

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Feb 4Liked by Kimberly Warner

Other countries didn't need AI to solve gun violence.

Most mentally unwell people, even in America, never pick up a gun, and are a greater danger to themselves than to others.

Still, an interesting interview.

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