Don't Be So Off the Wall, Straighten Up & Fly Right

Don't Be So Off the Wall, Straighten Up & Fly Right

Latest Episodes

Ep. 8 The Case Against Wilson II
March 17, 2019

Ben sits with Michael and Melissa, two UTEP students, to talk about their cause for contesting UTEP's decision in choosing Heather Wilson as the next President of the University of Texas at El Paso.

Ep. 7 The Case Against Wilson
March 12, 2019

Eder Perez, applied mathematics major at UTEP and President of UTEP's Queer Student Alliance, sits down with Ben to talk about UTEP's next President Heather Wilson and her record on LGBTQ issues, "including a vote against a 2007 bill that would proh...

Ep. 6 Fabulations
March 08, 2019

José de Piérola (Lima, Peru) is a fiction writer translator and literary critic. He worked for more than ten years as a computer consultant before he left his career to complete a Ph.D. in Literature at the University of California, San Diego...

Ep. 5 The Hunter
February 25, 2019

Benjamin Alire Saenz is told a story by Joe Spencer of a perilous hunting expedition.

Ep. 4 Monique Navarro
February 12, 2019

Excerpt from Forbes Civic Nation BrandVoice:Monique Navarro has worked on a number of political campaigns, from local races to congressional and presidential campaigns. She recently founded Women’s March El Paso, which has quickly become...

Ep. 3 Xochitl Rodriguez, Don't Be So Off the Wall, Straighten Up & Fly Right
January 29, 2019

Ben sits down with west Texas artist and activist, Xochitl Rodriguez. Her motion of art began with ballet. She is co-founder of the Caldo Collective, artist driven curatorial collective based in El Paso, Texas.

Ep. 2 Aversion to Poetry
January 22, 2019

In Episode 2, Don't Be So Off the Wall, Straighten Up & Fly Right, Benjamin Alire Sáenz discusses a public aversion to poetry and offers his point of view of why.

Episode 1, Ben Interviews Himself
January 13, 2019

Benjamin Alire Saenz, author of Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe and Everything Begins & Ends at the Kentucky Club, introduces himself to his own podcast by interviewing himself.In this personal interview Ben of...