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As a boutique press, Two Dollar Radio publishes bold works of literary merit, each book, individually and collectively, providing a sonic progression that we believe to be too loud to ignore.
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    • 808s & Otherworlds (FORTHCOMING) QUICK VIEW 808s & Otherworlds (FORTHCOMING) a collection of essays and poetry by
      Sean Avery Medlin

      September 2021!

      808s & Otherworlds interrogates the effects of media misrepresentation on the performance of Black masculinity. It's is a love letter to family and self, told to an undeniably energetic beat.


      Against the backdrop of the Phoenix suburbs where they were raised, Medlin weaves a tapestry of worlds — as gut-wrenchingly real as young lovers unmythed by segregation — and imaginative as the story of Mer-Africans as narrated by Storm. Coming Soon!

      808s & Otherworlds (FORTHCOMING)

      a collection of essays and poetry by
      Sean Avery Medlin


      $ 15.99
      Format:  Paperback (FORTHCOMING)
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      808s & Otherworlds interrogates the effects of media misrepresentation on the performance of Black masculinity.

    • Born Into This (FORTHCOMING) QUICK VIEW Born Into This (FORTHCOMING) a collection of stories by
      Adam Thompson

      July 2021!

      “With its wit, intelligence and restless exploration of the parameters of race and place, Thompson’s debut collection is a welcome addition to the canon of Indigenous Australian writers.”
      —Thuy On, The Guardian


      With humor, pathos, and the occasional sly twist, Thompson’s characters confront discrimination, untimely funerals, classroom politics, the ongoing legacy of cultural destruction, and — overhanging all like a discomforting, burgeoning awareness for both black and white Australia — the inexorable disappearance of the remnant natural world. Coming Soon!

      Born Into This (FORTHCOMING)

      a collection of stories by
      Adam Thompson


      $ 15.99
      Format:  Paperback (FORTHCOMING)
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      "The Tasmanian landscape and a whole host of engaging, charming and well drawn characters populate the stories that make up Born Into This… a wonderful reminder that there is no monolithic Aboriginal Australian."
      —Simon Clark, The AU Review

      From an Aboriginal ranger trying to instill some pride in wayward urban teens on the harsh islands off the coast of Tasmania, to those scraping by on the margins of white society railroaded into complex and compromised decisions, Adam Thompson presents a powerful indictment of colonialism and racism.

    • Two Dollar Radio Guide to Naming Your Baby QUICK VIEW Two Dollar Radio Guide to Naming Your Baby a humor collection by
      Travis Hoewischer

      November 2020!

      Unless your child is an '80s villain, we can all agree that Brad, Todd, and Brandi with an "i" are all atrocious ideas. This Two Dollar Radio Guide to Naming Your Baby will help you name your child by calling attention to those names you should probably definitely avoid.


      With the Two Dollar Radio Guide to Naming Your Baby, you’ll find plenty of useful information to help you avoid blame when your full-grown Karen asks you why everyone asks her if she wants to ask to see a manager. Your Karen is into horses, we know, but that’s why you should have gone with Millie.

      Two Dollar Radio Guide to Naming Your Baby

      a humor collection by
      Travis Hoewischer


      $ 8.99 $ 9.99
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      Unless your child is an '80s villain, we can all agree that Brad, Todd, and Brandi with an 'i' are all atrocious ideas. This Two Dollar Radio Guide will help you name your child by calling attention to those names you should probably definitely avoid.

      Inside, you’ll find musings on all the worst monikers—even yours—which means you now have a new gift idea for your family members. Who needs 23andMe when, rather than finding out if you’re 2.7 percent Welsh, you can get to the bottom of why your cousin Dale Henry is an 8-year-old girl with an overbite, and not a grizzled country and western singer.<br> For Example: <li>Fiona: Ahh, yes, you like Disney. Who doesn’t? But there are no actual princesses, and many Fionas grow up to become penpals with murderers and marry them in prison. You’re playing with fire. <li>Dylan: Can you still love your child if they grow up to send dick pics through LinkedIn? <li>Hailey: It’s hard to hear anyone say, “I’m not racist, but…” Especially when it’s a 14-year-old. Who wronged her? It was you.<br> In this ever-changing world, it’s hard to know how life is going to turn out for your new- or soon-to-be-born. You can’t keep them from getting their heart broken. And you won’t be able to shield every force of evil from them over the course of their whole life. You will, however, be able to avoid naming them Harley. You will need our help.

    • Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking QUICK VIEW Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking a cookbook & stories by
      Jean-Claude van Randy and Speed Dog (w/ Eric Obenauf)

      September 2020!

      We are all explorers, vegan food explorers — join us on this culinary journey as we slay Vegan Hunger Demons.


      Imagine Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain. But focused on hyping vegan food. Crossed with Scooby Doo. A vegan diet is trending and Two Dollar Radio Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, has become a vegan comfort food mecca thanks to celebrity chefs Jean-Claude van Randy and Speed Dog (with constructive criticism from Eric Obenauf). Join them in this Guide to Vegan Cooking as they craft delectable recipes, solve mysteries, and slay Vegan Hunger Demons.

      Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking

      a cookbook & stories by
      Jean-Claude van Randy and Speed Dog (w/ Eric Obenauf)


      $ 8.99 $ 9.99
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      We are all explorers, vegan food explorers — join us on this culinary journey as we slay Vegan Hunger Demons.

      If you've searched online for a recipe, you've likely encountered a digressive treatise on family history or mundane childhood reflection, none of which actually has anything to do with how to make enchilada sauce. After extensive scrolling, you've really only uncovered that self-taught chef/blogger Linda needs to talk to a professional counselor about her relationship with her mother.

      In this Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking, executive vegan chefs Jean-Claude van Randy and Speed Dog (with constructive criticism from Eric Obenauf) unearth a fount of vegan cheffing knowledge. In addition to exquisite recipes and vegan life hacks, they, too, view food as a story: nary a meal is prepared without recalling when Speed Dog summited Old Goat Mountain in Banff, armed with a sack of supplies, a handkerchief, and a wily pack burro. 

      This guide is for you if: You're looking for satisfying vegan food; interested in a vegan diet but are unwilling to give up cheese; accessible vegan recipes that don't require hard-to-find ingredients you have to google and can't pronounce; the adventurous tales behind the meals.

    • Alligator and Other Stories QUICK VIEW Alligator and Other Stories a story collection by
      Dima Alzayat

      PEN/Robert W. Bingham Award for Debut Short Story Collection, Finalist

      "The richly detailed short fictions in this debut from a Damascus-born scribe form an intricate, breathtaking mosaic of modern Muslim life."
      —Michelle Hart, O, The Oprah Magazine

      Alligator and Other Stories is haunting, spellbinding, and unforgettable, while marking Dima Alzayat’s arrival as a tremendously gifted new talent.

      Alligator and Other Stories

      a story collection by
      Dima Alzayat


      $ 9.99 $ 10.99
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      "Alzayat’s slim, powerful debut collection showcases the author’s deep empathy and imagination in stories about grief, assimilation, and trauma... This intelligent collection is a force to be reckoned with."
      Publishers Weekly, starred review

      *2021 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Award for Debut Short Story Collection, Finalist.
      *2021 Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize 2021, Longlist.

      "A stellar debut... Alzayat manages to execute a short but thoughtful meditation on the spectrum of race in America from Jackson’s presidency to present." —Colin Groundwater, GQ

      "The richly detailed short fictions in this debut from a Damascus-born scribe form an intricate, breathtaking mosaic of modern Muslim life." —Michelle Hart, O, The Oprah Magazine

      The award-winning stories in Dima Alzayat’s collection are luminous and tender, whether dealing with a woman performing burial rites for her brother in “Ghusl,” or a great-aunt struggling to explain cultural identity to her niece in “Once We Were Syrians.”

      Alzayat’s stories are rich and relatable, chronicling a sense of displacement through everyday scenarios. There is the intern in pre-#MeToo Hollywood of “Only Those Who Struggle Succeed,” the New York City children on the lookout for a place to play on the heels of Etan Patz’s kidnapping in “Disappearance,” and the “dangerous” women of “Daughters of Manāt” who struggle to assert their independence.

      The title story, “Alligator,” is a masterpiece of historical reconstruction and intergenerational trauma, told in an epistolary format through social media posts, newspaper clippings, and testimonials, that starts with the true story of the lynching of a Syrian immigrant couple by law officers in small-town Florida. Placed in a wider context of U.S. racial violence, the extrajudicial deaths, and what happens to the couple’s children and their children’s children in the years after, challenges the demands of American assimilation and its limits.

      Alligator and Other Stories is haunting, spellbinding, and unforgettable, while marking Dima Alzayat’s arrival as a tremendously gifted new talent.

    • White Dialogues QUICK VIEW White Dialogues a story collection by
      Bennett Sims

      A Best Book of 2017
      “Anyone who admires such pyrotechnics of language will find 21st-century echoes of Edgar Allan Poe in Sims’s portraits of paranoia and delusion, with their zodiacal narrowing and the maddening tungsten spin of their narratives.”
      New York Times Book Review

      The debut collection of phantasmagorical stories from award-winning novelist, Bennett Sims.

      White Dialogues

      a story collection by
      Bennett Sims


      $ 11.99 $ 15.99
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      *Winner of the Rome Prize for Literature 2018-19

      With all the brilliance, bravado, and wit of his award-winning debut, A Questionable Shape, Bennett Sims returns with an equally ambitious and wide-ranging collection of stories.

      A house-sitter alone in a cabin in the woods comes to suspect that the cabin may need to be “unghosted.” A raconteur watches as his personal story is rewritten on an episode of This American Life. And in the collection’s title story, a Hitchcock scholar sitting in on a Vertigo lecture is gradually driven mad by his own theory of cinema.

      In these eleven stories, Sims moves from slow-burn psychological horror to playful comedy, bringing us into the minds of people who are haunted by their environments, obsessions, and doubts. Told in electric, insightful prose, White Dialogues is a profound exploration of the way we uncover meaning in a complex, and sometimes terrifying, world. It showcases Sims’s rare talent and confirms his reputation as one of the most exciting young writers at work today.

    • Frequencies Volume 4 QUICK VIEW Frequencies Volume 4 a collection of essays by
      Colin Asher, Nathan Knapp, Joshua Mohr, & more!

      "It's like The Believer just up and said 'fuck it.'" —Brooklyn Based
      Coming of age in the heady days of dial-up, family strife, plus a satirical interview with Shia LaBeouf.

      Frequencies Volume 4

      a collection of essays by
      Colin Asher, Nathan Knapp, Joshua Mohr, & more!


      $ 7.50 $ 10.00
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    • Frequencies Volume 3 QUICK VIEW Frequencies Volume 3 a collection of essays by
      Antonia Crane, D. Foy, Lawrence Shainberg,
      & more!

      "The world needs more endeavors like this." —Flavorwire
      Find out who taught Ernest Hemingway to thumb-wrestle, and more!

      Frequencies Volume 3

      a collection of essays by
      Antonia Crane, D. Foy, Lawrence Shainberg,
      & more!


      $ 7.50 $ 10.00
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    • Frequencies Volume 2 QUICK VIEW Frequencies Volume 2 a collection of essays by
      Sara Finnerty, Roxane Gay, Kate Zambreno, & more!

      "Some of the smartest essays." —Flavorwire
      Essays on issues of belonging in Black America, gay sex tourism in Thailand, Barbara Loden, and more!

      Frequencies Volume 2

      a collection of essays by
      Sara Finnerty, Roxane Gay, Kate Zambreno, & more!


      $ 7.50 $ 10.00
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    • Frequencies Volume 1 QUICK VIEW Frequencies Volume 1 a collection of essays by
      Blake Butler, Joshua Cohen, Tracy Rose Keaton, & more!

      "Heavy with literary weight."
      New Pages

      The first installment of our journal of artful essays.

      Frequencies Volume 1

      a collection of essays by
      Blake Butler, Joshua Cohen, Tracy Rose Keaton, & more!


      $ 7.50 $ 10.00
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    • Baby Geisha QUICK VIEW Baby Geisha a story collection by
      Trinie Dalton

      Los Angeles Magazine Critic's Pick
      "Half ingenious, and half-wily, winningly hard to pin down."
      Bookforum


      Eye-popping stories that showcase an assured and stylish talent.

      Baby Geisha

      a story collection by
      Trinie Dalton


      $ 12.00 $ 16.00
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