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“How do we become who we are in the world? We ask the world to teach us.” – Pam Houston

Pam Houston (@pam_houston) is an author and professor of English at the University of California, Davis. Her books include Cowboys Are My Weakness and Contents May Have Shifted, with her latest, Deep Creek, set for release in January 2019.

In this episode of Deviate, Pam discusses her interactions with writing students (2:30); living an non-traditional life (16:30); developing a notion of home (25:00); and how Pam’s life on the ranch affects her writing (34:00). The episode concludes with Rolf reading his short essay “Creating a new sense of home is part of the travel process.”

For more information on Pam, check out her website at

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The Deviate theme music comes from the title track of Cedar Van Tassel’s 2017 album Lumber.

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