74 Seconds

I produced and co-hosted 74 Seconds, a podcast from MPR News and American Public Media. The podcast won a Peabody Award and the Best Documentary: Gold Award from Third Coast.

On July 6, 2016, the world watched a man die, live on their phones, after a traffic stop in suburban Minnesota. This is the story of that man, Philando Castile, and the officer, Jeronimo Yanez, who went on trial in Castile’s death. The story sits at the intersection of race, policing, justice and safety in America.

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Features for MPR News

A Pronto Pup at the 2016 Minnesota State Fair. Photo by Evan Frost | MPR News

At Minnesota Public Radio, I cover everything from corn dogs to affordable housing.

The definitive history of the corn dog (er, Pronto Pup)

One resident’s $6 million, Hail Mary plan to save her mobile home park

When writing about a gay detective felt ‘like I was writing science fiction’

A bookish tour through Obama’s years in the White House


Exceptionally Bad: A Short Story Collection

In 2016, Revolver published my collection of short stories, “Exceptionally Bad.” It’s 30 quick hits of fiction — all 300 words or less. The book is available for sale, and I’ve promised to write a story for everyone who picks up a copy. All you have to do is send me the first line: tracymumf [at] gmail [dot] com.




Aw Jeez: A “Fargo” Recap Podcast

The second season of “Fargo.” Courtesy of FX

I’m a co-creator and co-host of MPR’s “Aw Jeez: A ‘Fargo’ Recap Podcast.” Since 2015, we have provided a behind-the-scenes look at each episode of the “Fargo” television show, interviewing the show’s actors and production talent.

All episodes and written recaps are available here: Aw Jeez.

Short Stories

March 2016 – Paper Darts – A Clue

2014 – 2015 – Revolver Magazine –  The Ghost Writer Series

August 2014 – Revolver Magazine – Really Living

January 2014 – The Loft Literary Center’s Writer’s Block Blog The ChickInn

December 2013 – Revolver Magazine – Oh Shit, I’m a Wolf

October 2013 – Revolver Magazine – Cindy Lee’s Lost at Sea Grandtime Jam Time Row Your Boat Tour

For their WANTED #14 contest, Revolver dangled a tempting prize: they would Photoshop the winning writer as a Civil War wolf rider. Ta da. Photoshop credit to Anthony D’Aloia.