Features for 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
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.
Book Coverage for The Thread
I cover all things book-related for The Thread, Minnesota Public Radio’s book project. I’ve written about the #BlackLivesMatter reading list, sci-fi books for people who claim they don’t like sci-fi, the push for more Muslim characters in children’s lit, how adult coloring books became a million dollar phenomenon, the history of vampires in literature, the best book-to-movie adaptations and more.
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