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Apr 18, 2018

Steve Almond is the guest. His new book, Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country?, is available now from Red Hen Press.

This is Steve's third time on the program. He first appeared in Episode 9, on October 16, 2011, and again in Episode 302, on August 10, 2014.

In today's monologue, I talk briefly about the moment we find ourselves in as Americans, and about the odd consolation of Steve's book.

Apr 11, 2018

Shauna Barbosa is the guest. Her poetry collection Cape Verdean Blues is available now from the University of Pittsburgh Press.

In today's monologue, I talk about my trip to the desert.

Apr 4, 2018

Jami Attenberg is the guest. Her latest novel, All Grown Up, is now available in trade paperback from Mariner Books.

This is Jami's second time on the program. She first appeared in  Episode 115 on October 21, 2012.

In today's monologue, I talk about running the household alone, and about the pediatrician who sat on my foot. 

Mar 28, 2018

Will Mackin is the guest. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, GQThe Atlantic Monthly, and elsewhere. His debut story collection, Bring Out the Dog, is available now from Random House. 

In today's monologue, I respond to listener email and listeners on Twitter.

Mar 21, 2018

Lynne Tillman is the guest. Her new novel, Men and Apparitions, is available now from Soft Skull Press.

In today's monologue, I respond to listener mail and talk about birds.

Mar 14, 2018

Troy James Weaver is the guest. His new novel Temporal is available from Disorder Press.

In today's monologue, I answer questions from listeners, delivered via Twitter.

Mar 7, 2018

Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi is the guest. Her new novel Call Me Zebra is available from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. It is the official March pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club.

In today's monologue I talk about Oscar Sunday, the power going out, Twiggy, etc.

Feb 28, 2018

Elif Batuman is the guest. Her debut novel The Idiot is available now in trade paperback from Penguin.

In today's monologue, I read some listener mail and also read a snippet of the book that I've been working on forever.

Feb 21, 2018

Willy Vlautin is the guest. His new novel Don't Skip Out On Me is available now from Harper Perennial. It is the official February pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club.

This is Willy's second appearance on the program. He was the guest in Episode 258, on March 9, 2014.

In today's monologue, I talk about the conversations I have on this show and read some listener mail.

Feb 14, 2018

Rachel Lyon is the guest. Her debut novel Self-Portrait with Boy is available now from Scribner.

In today's monologue, I talk about Valentine's Day.  (Happy Valentine's Day.)  

Feb 7, 2018

Liska Jacobs is the guest. Her debut novel Catalina is available now from MCD/FSG.  

In today's monologue, I talk about our new puppy, Twiggy.  

Jan 31, 2018

Debbie Graber is the guest. She is the author of Kevin Kramer Starts On Monday, available now from Unnamed Press.

In today's monologue, I respond to listener mail.

Jan 24, 2018

Tim Wirkus is the guest. His new novel, The Infinite Future, is available now from Penguin Press.

In today's monologue, I discuss jobs, capitalism, and finding one's "purpose in life."   

Jan 17, 2018

Clay Byars is the guest. His memoir Will & I is available from FSG Originals.  

In today's monologue, I comment briefly on the 500th episode milestone and respond to some listener mail.  

Jan 10, 2018

Lauren Haldeman is the guest. Her new poetry collection, Instead of Dying, is available now from The Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University. It is the winner of the Colorado Prize for Poetry.

In today's monologue, I discuss my vacation in Arizona.  

 

Dec 29, 2017

Every year has to end, and 2017 is no exception. It was a garbage year dominated by a garbage man, and I'm happy to report that my good friends Adam Greenfield and Gene Morgan were here to help me bid it a fond farewell.  

Adam is the author of the upcoming novel Circa, due out in August 2018, and Gene is the founder and CEO of HTMLGiant.  

Happy New Year, everyone!  Thanks for listening.  

Dec 20, 2017

Daniel A. Hoyt is the guest. His new novel, This Book Is Not For You, is available now from Dzanc Books. It is the winner of the inaugural Dzanc Fiction Prize and the official December pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club.

In today's monologue, I respond to listener mail involving death, the illusion of death, and the oneness of all that is. And also a surprise letter from a decorated professional basketball coach.

 

Dec 13, 2017

Patty Schemel and Erin Hosier are the guests. Patty was the drummer for the rock band Hole from 1992-98. Her new memoir, Hit So Hard, is available now from Da Capo Press.  Erin is her literary agent at Dunow, Carlson, and Lerner; she helped shepherd the book to publication. (She is also my literary agent.)

In today's monologue, I read some listener mail and talk about dogs.

Dec 6, 2017

Bud Smith is the guest. His new memoir, Work, is available now from Civil Coping Mechanisms. 

This is Bud's second time on the program. He first appeared in Episode 373, on July 29, 2015.

In today's monologue, I respond to listener mail regarding my eating habits.

Nov 29, 2017

Ivy Pochoda is the guest. Her new novel is called Wonder Valley, available now from Ecco. 

In today's monologue, I answer questions from listeners.  

Nov 26, 2017

Panio Gianopoulos is the guest. His new story collection is called How to Get into Our House and Where We Keep the Money. It is available now from Four Way Books.

This is Panio's second time guesting on the podcast. He first appeared in Episode 138 on January 9, 2013.

In today's monologue, I read some listener mail and talk about the human tendency to call other humans "monsters."

 

Nov 22, 2017

Emily Geminder is the guest. Her debut story collection is called Dead Girls and Other Stories. It is the winner of the Dzanc Books Short Story Prize.

In today's monologue, I talk about the tedious and often confusing reasons that led me to record and then re-record the monologue.

Nov 15, 2017

Elizabeth Ellen is the guest. She has a new story collection out called Saul Stories, available from Short Flight / Long Drive Books. Earlier this year she published a novel called Persona, and a poetry collection entitled Elizabeth Ellen is forthcoming.

Elizabeth first appeared on this program on August 26, 2012, in Episode 99

In today's monologue, I talk about a recent Uber experience.  

Nov 8, 2017

 

Carmen Maria Machado is the guest. Her story collection, Her Body and Other Parties, is available now from Graywolf Press. It is a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award and the Kirkus Prize, and the winner of the Bard Fiction Prize.

In today's monologue, I reflect on the t-shirt fundraiser for the Salesses family and the extraordinary generosity of Roxane Gay.

Nov 1, 2017

Jarret Middleton is the guest. His debut novel Darkansas is available now from Dzanc Books. It is the official November pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club

In today's monologue, I discuss the incredible generosity of Roxane Gay and urge people to support the t-shirt fundraiser for the Salesses Family.

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