Mysterious Goings On

Mysterious Goings On

Explore the world of creativity and writing with Mysterious Goings On with J. Alexander Greenwood. Named a 2022 Top 5 Literature Podcast by CrowdUltra and a "New & Noteworthy" show by Apple Podcasts in 2016, this show is a magnet for top-selling authors and creative minds. Subscribe to embark on an enthralling journey through the world of creativity and literature. Become a Paid Subscriber:


February 22, 2024 34 mins

We explore the fascinating transition of Laurie Stevens, a renowned novelist, screenwriter, and playwright known for her award-winning psychological suspense series, as she ventures into the realm of science fiction and fantasy with her latest work, THE RETURN.

Stevens discusses the bold move of shifting genres, exploring how artificial intelligence clashes with human consciousness. Inspired by the biblical story of Adam and Eve, t...

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In this episode of "Mysterious Goings On," we welcome Daphne Wright, a debut author who traverses the transition from healthcare professional to novelist, unveiling her debut novel ON LOVE AND DEATH AND BELONGING.

The book epitomizes the resilience of the human spirit amidst the trials of life's final stages. Daphne shares insights into her nursing background, touching on confronting ALS and fostering connection...

In this special Valentine's Day episode of Mysterious Going On, we shuffle the usual schedule for an early-season watchalong with film critic Lucas Hardwick. We fire up the Blu-ray and watch Lynch's crazy 1990 flick, WILD AT HEART. Lucas, a critic for "Apes on Film" and "Scream" magazine, brings his expertise to bear as we also discuss works such as BLUE VELVET and MULHOLLAND DRIVE, examining Lynch'...

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February 9, 2024 6 mins

Alex has an important update about the show.


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In this heartfelt episode, we reunite with the multi-talented Sonia Iris Lozada, an inspiring figure in the realms of poetry, acting, and podcasting. Sonia's dynamic presence has graced both stage and screen, capturing audiences with her performances in projects like season two of "Bosch Legacy." We dive into Sonia's dual passions for acting and writing, discussing the therapeutic aspects of her poetry, and her ex...

  • February 2, 2024 18 mins

    In the SEASON 13 PREMIERE of the Mysterious Goings On podcast, host J. Alexander Greenwood kicks off the season with a warm welcome and updates on recent happenings and exciting developments.

    He discusses his time off to recharge and get organized, hints at personal changes yet to be unveiled...

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    December 27, 2023 21 mins

    Dive deep with Alex Greenwood as he delves into the intriguing revelations of 2023, uncovered through Spotify Wrapped for Podcasts. This year's journey has been nothing short of fascinating, and Spotify's engaging feature offers podcasters like Alex a unique retrospective of their podcasting year.

    Prepare to be captivated by surprising trends, curious patterns, and those 'aha' moments that made 2023 a year to ...

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    Set sail with 'Pilate's Carol', a captivating five-episode mini-series on the 'Mysterious Goings On' podcast. Read by the author, it will air new episodes daily from December 20th through Christmas Day.

    Join John Pilate on his stormy eve of Christmas Eve aboard the TenFortyEZ, where spectral visitors stir a sea of memories and revelations, offering a nautical reimagining of Dickens' classic tale. Follow the...

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    Audiobook narrator Scott Bartley joins us to talk about his journey from professional actor and educator to audiobook narrator and performer. Bartley also talks about being part of the John Pilate Mystery universe...and there are a few announcements you won't want to miss. Join us!

    You can hear the sinister stirrings on the quiet streets of Cross Township as John Pilate, the protagonist of the acclaimed John Pilate Mystery Seri...

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    In today's episode, we're exploring the timeworn theme of the rise and fall of empires, a topic that has captured many imaginations. Joining us is Gregory Michael Nixon, whose youthful fascination with the myths of Bronze Age Greece has flourished into a lifelong scholarly pursuit. Now in retirement beside the tranquil Okanagan Lake, Nixon has channeled his knowledge and enthusiasm into "The Diomedeia," a novel th...

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    We're thrilled to announce that the GOING TO KILLING CITY true crime podcast December episode will be recorded live at ⁠Buffalo State Pizza in the Crossroads⁠ in Kansas City!

    Join Jamie Green and Mysterious Goings On host Alex Greenwood on MONDAY, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. as they explore the exciting topics of our December episode.

    Plus, enjoy our special themed drink and savor some amazing pizza. Don't miss out on our giveaways ...

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    December 2, 2023 11 mins

    Alex speaks about his lost friend and the many people in the headlines today who have suffered the same fate.

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    November 29, 2023 47 mins

    Meet Janet Alcorn, a novelist and short story writer who is a medical librarian by day, author by night. We delve into the importance of taking that first audacious step into the realm of writing, the tactical advantage of using short stories as a career launchpad, and the invaluable benefits of participating in writing groups and seeking constructive criticism. Listen in!

    Janet's Books to Help You Write Better: A Writer&#...

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    Are people who typically say "too long; didn't read" shortchanging themselves AND society? Alex Greenwood explores this in his essay, "The Unseen Deficit: How Non-Readers Miss the Full Picture," originally published in his Substack newsletter, "All Fits That's News."

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    November 21, 2023 52 mins

    Alex Greenwood sits down with author and musician Douglas Bales to delve into his compelling book, "Maximum Taxi," which offers a raw, firsthand account of his adventures and misadventures as a taxi driver. The conversation steers through Bales' journey from the driver's seat to the writer's desk, highlighting the therapeutic and confessional aspects of his occupation.

    As they navigate the gritty backstories ...

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    November 18, 2023 7 mins

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    Alex sits down with Valerie Won Lee, the founder of World Citizen Artists, to delve into the transformative role that art plays in society.

    Valerie is not just an art advocate; she's a catalyst for change, working to harness the creative energies of artists worldwide to make a tangible difference. She discusses her tactical approach to engage artists and emphasizes the necessity of being clued into the issues at hand. It's...

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    Meet Uncle Jack, a 100-year-old World War II veteran who defies age as a mega influencer with a staggering 2 million followers across platforms. Alongside him is his grand-nephew and talented artist, Damon Vonn. Together, they have co-authored the incredibly inspiring book Ask Uncle Jack: 100 Years of Wisdom, which speaks volumes about love, kindness, and the awe-inspiring power of nature.

    In this spirited conversation, Uncle Jack...

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    Today we meet Dana Klisanin, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Evolutionary Guidance Media. Today, we delve into "Future Hack," the first in the "Chronicles of G.A.I.A." series. The kid heroes in this innovative series are recruited by the Global Anticipatory Intelligence Agency (aka: G.A.I.A.) to work on behalf of our fragile planet.

    This is not just a fun tale, but a beacon of hope and empowerment for...

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    In February of 2023, Lloyd Devereux Richards went viral on BookTok after his daughter Marguerite posted a series of heartwarming videos that accrued over 49.2 million views. Readers fell for the serene, rural Vermont home where Richards could be found walking their dogs and feeding the neighbor’s sheep as his book, Stone Maidens, skyrocketed out of obscurity to #1 on Amazon.

    National media such as the TODAY Show, NPR, Tamron Hall,...

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