Mental illness lies to us about isolation

View this post on Instagram Hi, my name is Carla, I’m 46, I’m a podcaster, I have 2 dogs…and I have chronic primary and secondary depression and anxiety. What I mean by this is that I have them as stand-alone diagnoses, then have them compounded as both symptoms of, and then also natural consequences of, […]

Episode 21: Nine Days and Two Car Seats

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Against the Peace and Dignity of the Commonwealth

Susan Smith, Union, South Carolina My sources for this episode Beyond All Reason: My Life with Susan Smith by David Smith Violence As Seen Through a Prism of Color by Letha A. See The Color of Crime: Racial Hoaxes, White Fear, Black Protectionism, Police Harassment and Other Macroaggressions by Kathryn Russell Further recommended reading Sins […]

About Me, Myself, and Cupcakes

Hi, I’m Carla. I’m a 46-year-old disabled writer. I live on a mountain in the Appalachian range, in the section known as the Blue Ridge in the state of Virginia, right on the edge of the George Washington National Forest. The latter makes the Missing 411 phenomenon extra spooky. I created and write the website […]

Episode 9: Family Trees

The most courageous is still to think for yourself. Aloud. –Coco Chanel All books, as usual, added to the podcast’s bookshelf on Goodreads. Quoted: The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons From the World’s Most Elegant Woman by Karen Karbo To Kill a Mockingbird: novel and movie The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain […]

Episode 6: Let’s Go to the Movies

Part 1: the movie briefcase Patton Oswalt‘s book: Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life From an Addiction to Film The Godfather (1972) …also from a novel, naturally Movies from my childhood in episode: Star Wars (1977) The Rescuers (1977) …also from a novel Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Pete’s Dragon (1977) Superman II […]

Social Media Xanadu

All my (and the podcast’s) social media: That’s you all over. –The Tin Man to the Scarecrow, The Wizard of Oz Follow my blog with Bloglovin and. . . Tumblr (will have posts from here and The Dollop Dot Net, the site I maintain on behalf of The Dollop Podcast) Instagram: There Might Be Cupcakes account, my […]

Carla: Pinterest

See? Wasn’t kidding. Everything fascinates me. I want to learn it all and do it all and write it all down and this is why I need a podcast as an outlet. This is what my brain looks like, peeps. The podcast’s board: My books board: My true crime board: All of my boards:

There Might Be Cupcakes: Reason No. 1

Why “cupcakes?” Why cupcakes? Why show up if there might be cupcakes? Why are you calling your podcast “There Might Be Cupcakes”, flaky chick? So many reasons, starting with all the reasons in my friend @greggaestyle and his splendid comedy routine about the joy of cake. But so many more riffing off of that! Here’s […]