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Wonderful and engaging content and hosts

I started listening to WCR for the prison series. The episodes are released one at a time and I find myself checking back to see if the next once has come out because I have been so captivated by the previous episodes. Allison, Andrea, and Zaire are fabulous as hosts when discussing these powerful and moving stories. This is a very compelling, moving, and entertaining podcast that I highly recommend!!

Excellent podcast for listening to & learning to write personal essays

I started listening to the essays for entertainment and sideline nd teacher insights into writing. Got attached to the teacher/creator tips to the point I tried the weekly first daft then tried second draft. Excellent classes, great teachers and thoughtful student feedback as well. 5 Stars!

thank you

I just found this podcast tonight I absolutely love it thank you! I will keep listening and maybe sign up for the class it sounds interesting.

So lovely

Such a supportive, lovely podcast that supports writers. Each episode is a wonderful story and a succinct lesson on writing

Just What I Needed!

I could not have found this podcast at a better time. Andrea and Allison do such a great job. I am excited to join their class on Zoom next week and will definitely check out Patreon. Hearing stories from other writers and the feedback that Allison and Andrea provide have really inspired me to keep going even when my inner critic says “ Who cares about what I have to say?”.

Motivating, wonderful, funny, sometimes heart-wrenching, ALWAYS entertaining podcast

I love you ladies so much, and look forward to maybe even seeing you in person in Sanibel in the fall. :) I hope I don’t just burst into tears (an automatic- and very embarrassing- reaction I have when being too overwhelmed with excitement!). I am always so delighted when I see that a new episode has dropped ❤️

Fabulous ladies with great advice

I’m going to miss you guys. I can’t wait for you to come back. Hang in there.

Beautiful Stories

One of the most beautiful podcasts I’ve ever listened to. It’s made me feel less alone and reawakened my love for writing and story.

Inhaled All Episodes & Am Jonesing for More

Allison and Andrea tell it truly: Writing Class Radio is "equal parts heart and art." I just listened to all nine seasons. Halfway through, I started writing a true personal story. I incorporated the tips and examples I heard on the show. I made myself the a***** in my story (and maybe went a little over the top with that tip). My essay has many edits to go, but I'm on my way. I'm a book copyeditor, and this podcast is improving my work. Final disclosure: Andrea is my cousin! Her stories about her family gave me permission to write about mine. I'm relieved the show is excellent so there's no dilemma about offering feedback. It's *awesome* and I'm modestly supporting Writing Class Radio on Patreon.

My absolute favorite podcast on writing

I started listening to this podcast a year ago. I should have reviewed it earlier. I became so fascinated by the stories, the teachers, the guests. I have recommend so many of my friends, who love storytelling and writing, to listen to this podcast. I LOVE IT. My companion when I’m running or walking. Also my guidance to retake my writing and loose the fear to tell my story. I recommend this podcast to anybody, not just for people who want to be authors but for anybody who wants to write. Thank you WCR.

I love this podcast ten thousand times

Deserves more than five stars. Was looking for a podcast to help generate journaling ideas and found so much more. Andrea and Allison have the chemistry of lifelong friends with what seems like more differences than similarities. It works and is a beautiful thing. I enjoy the banter and vulnerability of their own writings. I cheated and binge listened to all 84 episodes in a five day stretch. My plan now is to go back to episode 1, take it slow, follow the timed prompts and lay it all out on paper. Thank you to everyone that makes this podcast happen.

I’ve fallen in love with this podcast!

My husband is encouraging me to write in the midst of raising our very busy, ever changing family. I know I should and it helps but instead I’ve been binging this podcast after he sent me a link to it. The prompts have helped me to take 8 minutes out of my day when I can to pour out some thoughts. It’s been amazing! I love everything about it and can’t get enough. I only wish you were in New Orleans and I could be in class with you.


Exactly what I wanted to hear now, at this point in my life. Good information for an aspiring writer like me, but much more importantly, this pod is a big dose of reality. Life happens, no mater what you are doing, no matter what your plans are. Here are these two women revealing, in no uncertain terms, how Life, ( death) intrudes. Powerful, heartfelt real. Thank you, and I’m routing for you. Godspeed!

Great resource for any storytellers out there

This short and sweet podcast has been really helpful as I start writing more short stories. Andrea and Allison have a wonderful dynamic and it's clear how much they enjoy each other and doing this podcast.


Amazing podcast - I’ve never heard anything like this show.


I love this podcast. I’ve learned so much from these amazing teachers. Everything about it is perfect for learning about how to write in a compelling way.

I CAN do this!

Writing Class Radio has made me feel, for the first time ever, as if I really CAN sit down and write a good story about myself. How to do this is no longer a mystery thanks to Andrea and Allison.

Nourishing Hosts, Delicious Material!

Can’t say enough how satiating each episode is. This is NOT fast food podcasting— it’s an authentic gourmet (but stick to your ribs) complete meal!

Necessary and refreshing

This is a great concept and nice to hear the analysis and reflection. Awesome

Challenging and enlightening

I love this podcast, the hosts, and the students. I have started writing and telling stories again after years of silence. I’m uncovering myself - peeling back the layers to get to the core of me. The episodes inspire and encourage me. I’m forever grateful.

How did I not know about this podcast before?

I am so happy I found it, I am trying to write a book and I have tried to find resources, this podcast is so educational, funny, emotional and relatable, at times feel the podcast is a story itself!. Thank you everyone!

My favorite writing podcast

I get so excited to see a new episode pop up in my stream. I write memoir and don't always have the opportunity to get together with my writing group. Listening to their stories read aloud and the commentary really inspires me to get back to it. I think they have great feedback and I enjoy listening to what people come up with from the prompts. High recommend.

Cannot stop.

Woah. This podcast offers addictive and painfully honest bites of memoirs, but it also acts as inspiration and guidance for the listening writer/podcast enthusiast. I’ve been captivated by many of the episodes on Writing Class Radio. The hosts, Andrea and Allison, are not only talented writers but they’re also incredibly engaging and helpful teachers. From listening to their podcast, I broke through some really pesky writer’s block, and I can even hear Andrea urging this podcast listener/writer to “Just commit to writing for 8 minutes! Do it!” Really amazing. Completely worth listening to. You’ll be entertained; you’ll be moved; and you’ll walk away having learned something :) -Eva Papka

Pure Excellency

Hearing everyone’s stories are true motivation to better my writing. I’m learning how to become more personal and to dig deep into my core for the dark, ugly truth. I love hearing this podcast!

My favorite writing themed podcast

Andrea and Allison are like my sisters from other misters. I feel like listening to them co-lead their show is like listening to the smartest, funniest, most neurotic (that’s a compliment) members of my family at a holiday dinner. If what was discussed around the table was show don’t tell, voice, humor, pacing....instead of who found the best price per pound on avocados. Almost the same thing. I love hearing the stories the students in the class read. They are without exception raw, real, honest and well written. The feedback Allison and Andrea give is both helpful and insightful. I only wish the show came out more often. I end up listening to each episode twice, even three times, to feed my habit, which is probably a bit compulsive. So please produce more episodes so that I can avoid developing yet another habit I’ll end up discussing in therapy. Love the show. Steve

Perfect mix of stories and workshop

Least painful way to learn how to tell your story. Follow this class as they write their own stories. Hear the questions to ask that lead to effective edits. Try it at home and upload your own story... I found my tribe.

Touching stories because they are so everyday, so human

I am always moved by the authentic stories I hear on this podcast. Also a Lipservice fan, since the Books and Books performances. Thank you and congratulations!


I found ‘writing class radio’ after listening to the Dear Sugars finale, then searching podcasts for Steve Almond. I loved the episode on 4/24/16 with Missy, finding her tribe through Elizabeth Gilbert and onto WCR. This podcast makes me feel like I’ve found some tribe too. COME TO HAWAII :)

So helpful!

I’m so grateful for this podcast! It is full of honesty and meaningful stories. It’s a great resource for writers and any human types that enjoy storytelling.

Educational and Fun!!!

I didn’t expect that they’d ACTUALLY get into *how* to write... but they do! And they do it so well. Super educational and FUN! Love this podcast.