Pete Brown Says

Pretty Good Stories. Told by Pete.

About the show

Pretty good stories. Told by Pete. This podcast features creative nonfiction audio stories written by Pete Brown. They're pretty good stories, solidly GenX, works of memoir steeped in nostalgia. From a suburban Cleveland childhood in the 1970s and 80s up through today's modern parenting dilemmas, these stories are funny, poignant and a great listen.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Episode 002 is here!

    Article  |  October 16th, 2017

    Summary of Episode 002: I Are Smart

  • I Are Smart

    Episode  |  October 15th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  27 mins 59 secs
    a dollar, buttons, catholic schools, catholocism, dr. who, fan fiction, fanfic, four bits, harley quinn, homag, ikea wrenches, irish, irish americans, jubilee, junk drawers, pepsi, pepsi spirit, pins, plagiarism, six bits, two bits

    When is something an homage to source material, and when is it plagiarism? I explore the line between them, fan fiction, junk drawers and the time I got totally gypped in a button design contest.

  • Welcome, Stitcher! Plus new episode drops on Monday!

    Article  |  October 13th, 2017
    a dollar, buttons, catholic schools, catholocism, dr. who, fan fiction, fanfic, four bits, harley quinn, homag, ikea wrenches, irish, irish americans, jubilee, junk drawers, pepsi, pepsi spirit, pins, plagiarism, six bits, two bits

    Pete Brown Says is now available in the Stitcher app. Plus, Episode 000 drops on Monday!

  • Up and running in iTunes and Google play

    Article  |  October 10th, 2017

    You can now subscribe to the show on iTunes, Google Play and in Stitcher and Overcast.

  • Podcast Limbo

    Article  |  October 9th, 2017
    apple podcasts, babushka, bonfire, charlie brown, esl, google play, homecoming, made-up words, marching band, newspaper, overcast, podcast, russia, school newspaper, snoopy, stitcher, swirly, texas a&m, tunein, under the bus

    A few thoughts while I wait for Apple and Google to approve the addition of my podcast to their stores.

  • Made-up Words

    Episode  |  October 8th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  20 mins 51 secs
    charlie brown, esl, family, hallmark, lamination, laminator, language, linguistic development, lucy van pelt, made up words, peanuts, posters, snoopy, swirlies, swirly, words

    Do you have a word that's unique to your family only? Or maybe a funny pronunciation that's carried through from you or your kiddo's childhood? Most made-up words have unique backstories just below their surface. In this episode, we get to the bottom of a few made-up words

  • Homecoming: On Memory, Plus the View from Under the Bus

    Episode  |  October 8th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  26 mins 12 secs
    bonfire, creative nonfiction, film, high school homecoming, high school stories, homecoming, homecoming court, homecoming dance, homecoming king, homecoming queen, homecoming traditions, memoir, memory, newspaper, nonfiction, school newspaper, texas a&m bonfire collapse

    Episode 0 previews the forthcoming 10 episode season of creative nonfiction memoir, explores how Pete's memory works, and concludes with a bonus story: Homecoming, plus the View from Under the Bus.