Mysterious Goings On

Explore the world of creativity and writing with Mysterious Goings On with J. Alexander Greenwood. Named a 2022 Top 5 Literature Podcast by CrowdUltra and a "New & Noteworthy" show by Apple Podcasts in 2016, this show is a magnet for top-selling authors and creative minds. Subscribe to embark on an enthralling journey through the world of creativity and literature. Become a Paid Subscriber:

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 35m. Bisher sind 309 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 8 days 3 hours 18 minutes


episode 4: Exploring Horror Films and Fiction with Thom Carnell

As we creep warily into the spooky season (no, not. the election!) Alex explores horror films and writing with accomplished author, journalist, podcaster (and former funeral director), Thom Carnell. --- Send in a voice message:


 October 22, 2020  44m

episode 3: Taking Shots at Dystopian Fiction with Lynette M. Burrows

Author Lynette M. Burrows is a survivor. She survived moving to seventeen different schools before she graduated from high school. She contends that this makes her uniquely qualified to write a dystopian novel or two. In this episode, Alex learns how Burrows started writing with the blessing and encouragement of one of the 20th century's greatest authors, Burrows's takes on dystopian world-building, and why she probably knows way more about being a sniper than you do...


 September 24, 2020  48m

episode 2: Indie Writing Life with Amanda Steel

Amanda Steel is a multi-genre author based in Manchester, UK who exemplifies the determination, talent, and creativity of the independent writer. In this discussion, she shares about her work, her struggles as an indie, and more. --- Send in a voice message:


 September 10, 2020  40m

episode 1: Season 6 Premiere

Welcome to Season 6 of Mysterious Goings On. Today, Alex updates us on what's coming up this season and has a special exclusive for John Pilate fans. Help keep Mysterious Goings On, going on. Become a supporter!  For just $1.99 a month, you can help keep MGO in production, bringing you the interviews, news, monologues, and more we have offered since 2016. Supporting is easy! Just visit and use our secure Paypal links to contribute via Paypal or debit card...


 September 3, 2020  30m

Season 5 Finale with Special Guest Euro Satan

Alex talks about Season 5 highlights, what you can do to help keep MGO going, and what's in store for Season 6. We wind up the show with a special visit from Euro Satan, a misunderstood deity, political pundit, and aspiring comedy writer. Today he offers his take on Trump, the upcoming election, his plans for public education, and much more. --- Send in a voice message:


 August 6, 2020  1h10m

episode 22: Bestselling Author Alessandra Torre on AI for Authors

Can artificial intelligence make your novel better--and even increase sales? Bestselling author Alessandra Torre thinks so. She is the president of Authors A.I., creators of Marlowe, an artificial intelligence that helps authors improve their novels and long-form fiction. SPECIAL OFFER for Mysterious Goings On listeners: SAVE 15% off a Marlowe report or plan! Visit and use coupon code MGO15 at checkout. Visit for complete show notes...


 July 30, 2020  1h13m

In the Lockdown with Mickelson

Grammy-balloted singer, songwriter, and producer Mickelson returns to the show to discuss his new album, Drowning in An Inflatable Pool. He also gives us his unvarnished take on Trump and treats us to a live performance of the first single from the new album, which drops on August 15, 2020. Visit --- Send in a voice message:


 July 23, 2020  45m

On Writing and Juggling with Aldo Cernuto

Author Aldo Cernuto joins the show from his home in Italy to discuss his approach to writing, sharing why it is important for writers to keep their mouths shut (at times), and the way he clears his mind. We also discuss 'The Curse of Knowing,' Cernuto’s first novel in English, available on --- Send in a voice message:


 July 16, 2020  44m

Taking The Creativity Leap with Dr. Natalie Nixon

Innovation is crucial to the competitive advantage and very survival of virtually every business.While most business leaders place a priority on generating innovative solutions and products, few invest in cultivating the foundation of innovation: creativity. On this episode, we welcome Natalie Nixon, Ph.D. Dr. Nixon is the author of "The Creativity Leap: Unleash Curiosity, Improvisation, and Intuition at Work." --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify...


 July 9, 2020  29m

Keep The Goings On Going On

Help keep Mysterious Goings On, going on. Become a supporter! Listen in to our request for your support. For just $1.99 a month, you can help keep MGO in production, bringing you the interviews, news, monologues, and more we have offered since 2016. This is the first time in our history we have asked for assistance for production costs, and I hope you will chip in--it's less than the costs of a latte every month...


 July 7, 2020  8m