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Otherppl with Brad Listi

A weekly podcast featuring in-depth, inappropriate interviews with today's leading authors.
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Feb 22, 2017

David Shields is the guest. His new book, Other People: Takes and Mistakes, is available now from Knopf. 

David last appeared on this program on Episode 26, in December 2011.

In today's monologue, I talk about possibly starting a blog.  

 

Feb 15, 2017

Natashia Deón is the guest. Her debut novel is called Grace. It is available now from Counterpoint Press.

In today's monologue, I offer outtakes from a failed attempt at a monologue.  

Feb 8, 2017

Sarah Manguso is the guest. Her new book, 300 Arguments, is available now from Graywolf Press.

In today's monologue, I basically just get right to the interview.

Feb 1, 2017

Jonathan Herman is the guest. He is an Oscar-nominated screenwriter of the film Straight Outta Compton.

In today's monologue, I talk about my new email newsletter and read some reactions from subscribers.  

Jan 25, 2017

Tom McAllister is the guest. His debut novel The Young Widower's Handbook is available now from Algonquin Books. It is the official January pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club. 

In today's monologue, I pay tribute to Mark Baumer.  

Jan 18, 2017

Lindsey Lee Johnson is the guest. Her debut novel, The Most Dangerous Place on Earth, is available now from Random House.

In today's monologue, I read some listener mail in response to last week's conversation with Roxane Gay.

Jan 11, 2017

Roxane Gay is the guest. Her new story collection, Difficult Women, is available now from Grove Press.

This is Roxane's second appearance on the podcast. She was my guest on Episode 34, which you can listen to via Otherppl Premium.

In today's monologue, I read listener mail. 

 

Jan 4, 2017

Vanessa Hua is the guest. Her debut story collection, Deceit and Other Possibilities, is available now from Willow Press. 

In today's monologue, I talk about the holidays, Christmas presents, and New Year's resolutions.  

 

 

Dec 28, 2016

Masande Ntshanga is the guest. His debut novel The Reactive is now available in the United States from Two Dollar Radio. It is the official December pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club.

In today's monologue, I get right to the interview.

Happy New Year, everybody!

Dec 22, 2016

This is the second annual Holiday Spectacular. The guests are Melissa Broder, Gene and Jenny Schlief Morgan, Amelia Gray, Lee Shipman, Ben Loory, Rich Ferguson, and Adam Greenfield. Recorded on December 10, 2016. 

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Happy holidays, everyone. I should be back next week with the final episode of the year. Stay tuned... 

 

Dec 21, 2016

The Oracle of Los Angeles is the guest. Her name is Amanda Yates Garcia. She is an artist, writer, witch, healer, and oracle. Recent performance rituals include Capitalism Exorcism at Human Resources and Devouring Patriarchy at the Women’s Center for Creative Work. Other venues to feature her work include Side Street Projects, REDCAT, Public Fiction, Highways Performance Space, and the Laband and Ben Maltz galleries among others. Her writing has been featured in publications such as CARLA, Black Clock, the Rough Magickanthology, EntropySynema Publikationen (Cinema Magazine), and WITCH. Amanda hosts her bi-monthly show The Oracle Hour on KCHUNG radio; teaches the Magical Praxis monthly mystery school; and performs private rites of healing and empowerment at her magical studio in West Adams.

Please support this podcast at http://patreon.com/otherpplpod

In today's monologue, I basically just get right to the main event.  

Dec 14, 2016

Jason Diamond is the guest. His new memoir Searching for John Hughes is available now from William Morrow. 

In today's monologue, I talk about the current shit show. 

Dec 7, 2016

Adam Soldofsky is the guest. His new poetry collection, Memory Foam, is available now from Disorder Press.

In today's monologue, I talk about cold meds and gas lines and no heat and our plumber's fear of heights. 

 

Nov 30, 2016

Kool A.D. is the guest. His new novel OK is available now from Sorry House. 

In today's monologue, I talk about Kool A.D. and how he describes his own book. And I talk some more at the end of the show too. 

 

Nov 23, 2016

Sonya Chung is the guest. Her new novel The Loved Ones is available now from Relegation Books. It was the official October pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club.

In today's monologue, I talk about dystopia and Thanksgiving. 

 

Nov 16, 2016

Jade Chang is the guest. Her debut novel The Wangs vs. the World is available now from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

In today's monologue, I talk about going pro.

Nov 9, 2016

I'm not doing a regular show this week. It's the day after the election and I'm not feeling all that great. It seems wrong to do a show. The only thing on my mind is the election. I don't want a guest of mine to appear this week. It's not fair to the guest. I'll be back with a regular episode next week.

For now, and maybe against my better judgment, I'm gonna share my thoughts on what just happened to our country and the world. A little while ago I sat down and thought out loud and talked into the microphone. I tried to think as deeply as I could about what just happened and how best to respond. And I'm sharing it with you here. I hope that's okay. 

 

Nov 2, 2016

Michelle Tea is the guest. Her new novel, Black Wave, is available now from Feminist Press.

In today's monologue, I talk about Halloween.

 

Oct 26, 2016

Meredith Alling is the guest. Her debut story collection Sing the Song is available now from Future Tense Books. 

In today's monologue, I talk briefly about wine.  

Oct 19, 2016

Wendy C. Ortiz is the guest. Her new book Bruja—a "dreamoir"—is available now from Civil Coping Mechanisms. 

In today's monologue, I basically just get right to the interview.

 

Oct 12, 2016

Mike Roberts is the guest. His debut novel, Cannibals in Love, is available now from FSG Originals. He also wrote the screenplay for the movie Goat, out in theaters now.

In today's monologue, I talk about finishing my novel. And the election. 

Oct 5, 2016

Melissa Yancy is the guest. Her debut story collection, Dog Years, is available now from the University of Pittsburgh Press. 

In today's monologue, I talk about the good lives and legacies of my Uncle Elmore and my friend Barb.  

Sep 28, 2016

Rich Ferguson is the guest. His debut novel, New Jersey Me, is available now from Rare Bird Books / A Barnacle Book.

In today's monologue, I talk about the debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

 

Sep 21, 2016

Today's episode is a bit unorthodox. It's just me talking for an hour. Sorry about that.

As most of you know, the podcast has been homeless since June. I've managed to have a guest each week since that time, but this week I finally hit the wall. Couldn't get my shit together. Logistically too difficult. 

The good news is, I should have a recording space within the next few days. The new home studio is almost done, almost operational. I even got myself some new gear to celebrate the show's 5-year anniversary. So once I get everything set up and moved into the new space, it'll be all systems go. Thanks for bearing with me. 

And thanks for supporting the show for the past 5 years.  

Here's to whatever's next.

-BL

Sep 14, 2016

Nicole Dennis-Benn is the guest. Her debut novel Here Comes the Sun is available now from Liveright. It is the official September pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club.

In today's monologue, I talk about my novel.

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