Good omens with Omar | S04E09

Sometimes a podcast is too good for me to go through it thoroughly for you and provide a breakdown. This is one of those podcasts.

Last weekend, Scott and I spent some time with writer, journalist and lyricist Omar Mouallem. I’ve been reading Omar’s stuff in newspapers and magazines for years. I got to know him as one of the frequent readers at Edmonton Story Slam (also featured in this episode). I’ve even been the subject of one of Omar’s pieces. He’s a thoughtful man, a gracious and thorough interviewer and a really excellent person.

We wanted to find out more about Omar and his experiences, so Scott and I spent an hour — which wasn’t enough time — chatting with him about his recent appointment to EPL’s Writer-in-Residence chair, and how he manages his work as an independent writer.

Omar tells stories — it’s his job. But in this episode he tells stories, making my and Scott’s jobs all the easier. Give this show a listen, and experience Omar Mouallem: the man, the rapper, the guy who took his shoes off and leaned back in a chair to chat with us like we were old friends.

Image from Omar Mouallem’s Wikipedia Page.

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