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Scrawl Season 4 Episode 8: Scrawl Signs off with some Snookie June 14, 2012

Greetings all ye lovers of Scrawl!

After some viewer feedback about our famous segment “Snookie’s Corner,” we thought to ourselves why not give our beloved fans what they want and dedicate an entire show to Snookie’s Corner! 


Mark, Tom, and Robert picked three of our best books yet.  We explore sexuality and relationships with men in Gia Spumanti’s life, the character in Nicole “Snookie” Polizzi’s Gorilla Beach.  Ethan Hawke’s The Hottest State offers us some great discussion about reliability in your narrator, as well as the narrator’s voice and tone.  And finally, things get weird, for Tom at least (which weirds out Robert and Mark), in our discussion of a young teens trip through puberty and sexuality in Pamela Anderson’s Star.


We also read some Tweets from Indie Hulk, play some awesome music, and close out by talking about Michael Showalter’s “The Apartment,” which offers us some great insights into how to avoid sounding like a young, inexperienced writer.


Thank you all for a great year and we will see you in the fall.  From Scrawl, sayonara and have a great summer!

Air Date: 6-1-12


Scrawl Season 3, Episode 3: Ice Cube has a Good Day January 31, 2012

Ice Cube? Good Day? What day, you may ask.  Well click that there fancy link at the bottom and hear for yourself.  As you may have guessed, the Scrawl team gets to the bottom of the age old riddle: What day was this good day Mr. Cube speaks of?  Tom reads an analysis he found on the interweb and pinpoints which day was in fact a good day.  (more…)


Scrawl is Back with Episode 1 of Season 3! January 17, 2012

Here’s the situation: we welcome you to Season 3 of Scrawl, in which we pour one out for our fallen (read: graduated or newly-employed) comrades, Natalie Desjardins, Joe “B.S.” Anderson, and Caylie Sadin.

In this episode, Robert flashes back on a particularly troubling Chat with a Tutor session, and in the latest edition of Snookie’s Corner, we dive into Mr. Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino’s modern-day masterpiece.

Tune in this Friday,  1/20, at 11:00 am (CST) for a chat with Ms. Tracey Hulstein about the newly debuted episode of The Breakroom. (more…)


Scrawl Dump October 25, 2011

Because we’ve been so busy doing our jobs well, we forgot to post a few weeks worth of shows! Check them out here. (more…)


Scrawl 8/12 August 12, 2011

Hello, Scrawl Nation!

Looking to break into the world of journalism but aren’t sure where to start? UCWbL Fellow Maureen “Mo” Clancy gives us the lowdown on life as an editorial intern at NewCity. Bored by everything on your bookshelf? Hillary Duff’s debut novel provides an Elixir for even the bluest of summer blues on this week’s Snooki’s Corner. Feeling confident about your vocabulary? This week’s Word of the Day might just blow your mind. Whatever you’re looking for this weekend, Scrawl’s got it all!

Scrawl airs in real time every Friday at 11am central on Radio DePaul.


Scrawl 8/5 August 5, 2011

It’s a family affair on today’s Scrawl, as we welcome not one, but two special guests from the UCWbL! Writing Tutor/Fellow Martina Mihelicova reads some short fiction and poetry, and UCWbL Director Dr. Lauri Dietz joins us for a discussion on writing and social media.

In other Scrawl news, just a reminder to put that junior high copy of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to good use, and get reading! Scrawl will be hosting the first installment of the Banned Book Club on a future episode, and we’d love to get our listeners involved.

Scrawl airs every Friday from 11am to Noon right here. Give us a listen…or else.


Scrawl Radio, 7/29 July 29, 2011

Do you like listening to Scrawl? Check out the latest episode here!

This week’s episode featured readings by Flask Fiction winners Stella Martin and SCRAWL’s own Devin Leigh, an introduction to our newest segment, and more Ace of Base (because really, we can never get enough of those Swedish songbirds). (more…)