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Creators on the Couch – Ted Anderson

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We bring on Ted Anderson, writer of Side Effects, to talk about his OGN that combines mental health and superpowers in a very unique way – don’t miss it!

  • Intro
  • Background
    • How long have you been plotting the story in your head? (10:10)
  • Side Effects
    • Impetus for writing the story
    • Hannah – relatable college kid drowning in everything
      • Reluctant hero syndrome with the powers
      • Are the powers real or imagined – the book plays with it
    • Dr. Jacobs – put upon mental health professional (37:15)
      • Changing medication frequently – how accurate is that? (20:15)
    • Ella – solid supportive character (44:40)
      • Friendlier than almost any roommate I had in college
    • Iz – Got her own baggage (49:50)
      • Her manic episode towards the end reminded me of Nadia‚Äôs in Unstoppable Wasp – Jeremy Whitley gave quote on back
    • Situations in school – what was source of the obstacles? (56:00)
    • Tara & Dave – how did you hook up with them? (60:10)
    • Next stories? (65:05)
  • Ending
    • Next episodes: Kang the Conqueror, Animal sidekicks, Claire Voyant
    • Plugs for social


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Apple Podcasts: here

Google Play: here

Stitcher: here

TuneIn: here

iHeartRadio: here







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