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September 28, 2021 49 min
Marian Crotty reads her short story "Halloween," backed by an original Storybound remix with My Son the Doctor, and sound design and arrangement by Jude Brewer. Marian Crotty's first book, "What Counts as Love," was published through the University of Iowa Short Fiction Awards (John Simmons Award). The book was a semi-finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize and received the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for fiction by an American woman. Her short stories have appeared in literary journals such as the Southern Review, the Kenyon Review, and the Alaska Quarterly Review. Her personal essays have appeared in journals such as the Gettysburg Review, the New England Review, and Guernica. She has received funding from the Sewanee and Bread Loaf Writers’ conferences, the Yaddo Corporation, and the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing as well as a Fulbright research grant to the United Arab Emirates. She is an assistant professor of writing at Loyola University Maryland and an assistant editor at The Common. She lives in Baltimore and is at work on a novel. My Son The Doctor began prescribing their swaggering new wave punk sound to the Brooklyn scene in 2019. The 4-piece released their debut EP "Dad Time" in 2020 featuring 4 songs in just 9 minutes and 47 seconds. Their 2nd EP, "Taste Those Dreams," is set for release in October 2021. Support Storybound by supporting our sponsors: Norton brings you Michael Lewis' The Premonition: A Pandemic Story, a nonfiction thriller that pits a band of medical visionaries against a wall of ignorance as the COVID-19 pandemic looms. Scribd combines the latest technology with the best human minds to recommend content that you'll love. Go to to get 60 days of Scribd for free. Finding You is an inspirational romantic drama full of heart and humor about finding the strength to be true to oneself. Now playing only in theaters. is the largest commercial free British streaming service with hundreds of exclusive shows from around the world. Try for free for 30 days by going to and using promo code Storybound. Storybound is hosted by Jude Brewer and brought to you by The Podglomerate and Lit Hub Radio. Let us know what you think of the show on Instagram and Twitter @storyboundpod. *** This show is a part of the Podglomerate network, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter for more information about our shows, launches, and events. For more information on how The Podglomerate treats data, please see our Privacy Policy.  Since you're listening to Storybound, you might enjoy reading, writing, and storytelling. We'd like to suggest you also try the History of Literature or Book Dreams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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