Suzen Tekla Kruglnska is a freelance writer, editor, researcher, podcaster, and photographer. She is currently hosting and producing a podcast about Stanley Kubrick’s horror masterpiece The Shining, and another about the 1968 classic Rosemary’s Baby, both found here. Her writing has been published in The New York Times, Slate, Salon, and Discover Magazine, where she was a reporter and senior editor, interviewed eight Nobel Laureates, and where she edited a science humor column that was nominated for a National Magazine Award under her tenure. She has been a radio host at three community stations, as both a talk show host and a music DJ, and is a frequent guest on podcasts. She’s also worked in the field of mental healthcare and at arty music non-profits.
Besides the work posted below, she has written a series pilot, along with treatments for television shows and web series.
She can be reached at sakrug at aol.com, and is proud of the uncoolness of her email address.
Critical acclaim for The Shining 2:37 podcast:
AV Club: The guests are in fact stellar…Kruglnska does a wonderful job of steering this ship and defending the often maligned character of Wendy Torrance.
AV Club (one year later): Kruglnska’s love for her subject matter is clear, from her ongoing dedication to the podcast’s concept to her in-depth conversations with her guests and extensive background knowledge of the film’s production. The Shining 2:37 is a must-listen for die-hard fans.
The Celluloid Void: If it’s attention to detail you seek, look no further than THE SHINING 2:37, a truly fantastic podcast in which host Suzen Tekla Kruglnska examines a new two minutes and 37 seconds of the Stanley Kubrick masterpiece each episode with a new guest along for the ride…
The New York Times: What we’re listening to: Our culture editor, Gilbert Cruz, writes: “If you know a little about Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror classic, you know that Room 237 is where the really bad things happen in the Overlook Hotel. This podcast offers the deepest of dives.”
Songs You’re Sick Of: Surrender (as guest host)
A selection of fun shorts in Discover Magazine
Lady Luci’s Cocktail Lounge (link temporarily down)
Overnight Workers: When Day is Night (link temporarily down)
On the Sex Offender Unit (link temporarily down)
The Tradition of the Freak: Is It Okay to Be Fascinated with Human Deformity? (link temporarily down)
A Co-op Struggles in Harlem (link temporarily down)
The Mind Wiped Clean: Amnesia Doesn’t Only Happen in the Soap Operas (link temporarily down)
An Adventure Story, In Which I Actually Drive in Manhattan (link temporarily down)
BOOK, WRITTEN, THAT NEEDS TO BE PUBLISHED:
Mental Health Survival Guide for Winners, Worriers, Weirdoes, and Serial Killers: What Everyone Needs to Know About Being Nuts