Audio Clips


Listen to Erma Bombeck talk about the art of writing funny, her favorite humorist FullSizeRender-2-269x400(spoiler alert: Robert Benchley) and her greatest tool as a writer — discipline. Her family offers warm, personal memories in a 2014 podcast. Future additions to the collection will include Lynn Hutner Colwell’s interview tapes with Erma for the book, Erma Bombeck: Writer and Humorist.

The Writer’s Voice (Writer’s Digest)
In a newly discovered hourlong interview, Erma Bombeck tells veteran broadcaster Alice Hornbaker that “writing humor is the most fierce habit you can imagine.” In 2017, Writer’s Digest donated this rare audio clip to the University of Dayton for the Erma Bombeck Collection. Listen to the clip below. Read the transcript.


Showbiz Analysis
Bill, Betsy, Andy and Matt Bombeck join Parade Magazine’s Nancy Berk to share special memories of their late wife and mother.

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