From Our Soundbooth | October 27, 2021

Hello and welcome to Miller Aud-cast #29, featuring “The Perfect Husband,” by 2021 Miller Audio Prize humor finalist Marina Hatsopoulos.

Marina Hatsopoulos is a recovering tech entrepreneur who lectures about entrepreneurial topics at MIT, Harvard, Brown and other universities. Her business articles and creative writing can be found at Her creative writing has been published in Antioch Review, Bellevue Literary, Santa Monica Review, and numerous other literary journals. She was Founding CEO of Z Corporation, an early leader in 3D printing out of MIT and has served on public and private company boards. Her Tedx talk, “From the Ashes of Crisis Arises Opportunity,” is about the impact of startups on job creation, providing the opportunity for socioeconomic mobility and social impact. Her husband Walter Bornhorst supported this particular piece being published on condition that she not pressure him to go to Morocco.

Make sure you stick around for a brief conversation about the piece with managing editor Marc McKee and contest editor Bailey Boyd. And make sure you learn all you want about the author at the following social media handles:

Thanks for being with us on Miller Aud-cast #29, featuring “The Perfect Husband,” from humor finalist Marina Hatsopoulos. Keep a sharp ear out for Miller Aud-cast #30, coming soon. Thanks also to the Missouri Review contest editor, Bailey Boyd, and to Patricia Miller, for her generous support for the Miller Audio Prize. Finally, TMR is open for submissions year-round, and we remain dedicated to discovering and publishing the best contemporary writing in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Be heard. Give us the opportunity to discover you: subscribe or submit your work today! Learn more at