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The Cocktail Party Effect with Leslie Irish Evans is a lifestyle podcast for intellectual seekers who like new ideas, clever tips, and good stories. Each program features an interview with a guest (authors, coaches, chefs & more) and includes a recipe for a well-crafted cocktail. New episodes go up on Wednesdays on the blog page, and you can listen and subscribe at Contact Talk Radio, iTunes, and

As for the show’s name; it’s a real thing. Here’s the Wikipedia definition:

The cocktail party effect is the phenomenon of being able to focus one’s auditory attention on a particular stimulus while filtering out a range of other stimuli, much the same way that a partygoer can focus on a single conversation in a noisy room. This effect is what allows most people to “tune into” a single voice and “tune out” all others.


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Advice for Beginning Writers

by Leslie Irish Evans on July 28, 2016

An online friend recently asked me for some writing advice. She’s new to writing and wants to get going on writing a book. She asked me how I found my writing voice and I thought Well, I found it through writing. When she asked me how long I’d been writing I did the math and […] [Read On]

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