About Bidwell Hollow

Bidwell Hollow is a spoken word narrative podcast that tells true, seldom-known stories about the lives and art of the world’s writers and poets.Photo of headphones over a stack of books.

Did you know that Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs were once part of a murder investigation? Or that Longfellow’s “The Song of Hiawatha” was based on stories written by a woman Native American writer?

These are the stories we tell on Bidwell Hollow. These stories can inspire us, teach us, and entertain us.

Hosted by Nicholas Barron, each weekly episode of our podcast tells a true story of literary history. A weekly newsletter delivers the transcript for each podcast episode, as well as an original poem, a list of notable writers’ and poets’ birthdays for that week, and more.

Each season of Bidwell Hollow consists of 15 episodes. Season 1 launches in February 2019.

We’re committed to inclusion across gender, age, race, religion, orientation, identity, and experience.

Listen to Bidwell Hollow

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You’ll also be able to find Bidwell Hollow on iHeartRADIO, TuneIn, or any podcatcher that you prefer.

Get the Newsletter

Join our community of Bidwell Hollowers and subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

Each newsletter contains:

  • A weekly rundown of the latest book news
  • A featured poem
  • Transcript of that week’s episode (Starting with Season 1 launch, 1/19/19.)
  • Updates about Bidwell Hollow

Plus, subscribers are automatically entered to win our periodic giveaways! We give away everything from poetry books to Bidwell Hollow merchandise.

New issues of the newsletter go out every Thursday morning. You can unsubscribe at any time.

And know that we take your privacy seriously. We will not spam you or sell your information to anyone else. You can read our privacy policy here.

Where is Bidwell Hollow

Bidwell Hollow is a rugged valley in the eastern fingers of Missouri’s Ozarks. Located in Ste. Genevieve County, the hollow is near the small farm where our host, Nicholas Barron, grew up.

Bidwell Holler, as it’s known to locals, is protected public land that’s part of Mark Twain National Forest. It’s where as a kid Nicholas helped cut firewood and hiked and hunted with his father. And it’s where today he visits whenever he travels back to the scene of his childhood.

About Nicholas Barron

Nicholas Barron is the creator, writer, host, and producer of Bidwell Hollow. He loves writing, reading, and history. Hence his starting a literary history podcast.

Nick lives in Washington, D.C. In his free time, he enjoys working out, running, and gardening.

You can find Nick on Twitter, or learn more about him on his website.