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 Jan. 19, 2019.
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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.