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Otherppl with Brad Listi

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May 31, 2017

Charmaine Craig is the guest. Her new novel, Miss Burma, is available now from Grove Press.

In today's monologue, I talk about the apparent death of my novel. 

 

 

 

May 24, 2017

Amelia Gray is the guest. Her new novel Isadora is available now from Farrar, Straus, & Giroux. 

In today's monologue, I eulogize my dog Walter.  

May 17, 2017

Elizabeth L. Silver is the guest. Her new memoir, The Tincture of Time, is available now from Penguin.

In today's monologue—which is long—I talk about the Trump presidency.

May 10, 2017

Erika Carter is the guest. Her debut novel Lucky You is available now from Counterpoint.

In today's monologue, I talk about the Republican health care bill.

May 3, 2017

Brian McGreevy is the guest. His new novel, The Lights, is available from Rare Bird Books. Brian is also a co-creator of the AMC series The Son, based on the bestselling novel by Philipp Meyer.

In today's monologue, I read listener mail and talk about peak performance culture.

 

Apr 26, 2017

Annabelle Gurwitch is the guest. Her new book, Wherever You Go, There They Are: Stories About My Family You Might Relate To, is available now from Blue Rider Press.

In today's monologue, I tell a tragic, over-long story involving spinning class, code names, spelling, and grim humiliation.

Apr 19, 2017

Lidia Yuknavitch is the guest. Her new novel, The Book of Joan, is available now from Harper. It is the official April selection of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club.

This is Lidia's third appearance on the podcast. She first appeared on August 5, 2012, in Episode 93, and again on July 15, 2015, in Episode 370. All episodes can be streamed free of charge. 

In today's monologue, I read more listener mail.  

 

Apr 12, 2017

Michael Finkel is the guest. He is the author of True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa, which was made into a film starring Jonah Hill and James Franco. His latest book is called The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit, available now from Knopf. 

In today's monologue, I talk briefly about becoming a hermit, and then I respond to some listener mail.  

Apr 5, 2017

Melissa Febos is the guest. Her new memoir is called Abandon Me, available now from Bloomsbury.  

This is Melissa's second appearance on the program. She was my guest in Episode 2, which first aired on September 22, 2011.

In today's monologue, I read listener mail. The topic is drinking and writing.

Mar 29, 2017

Ron Currie is the guest. His new novel, The One-Eyed Man, is available now from Viking. It is the official March selection of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club.

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

Mar 22, 2017

Abigail Ulman is the guest. Her debut story collection, Hot Little Hands, is now available from Spiegel & Grau. 

In today's monologue, I talk about writing to and calling Republicans, and pouring my heart out to Lachlan Murdoch of Fox News.  

 

Mar 15, 2017

Kristin Dombek is the guest. Her new book, The Selfishness of Others: An Essay on the Fear of Narcissism, is available now from FSG Originals. 

In today's monologue, I talk about my decision to open up the archive and make the Otherppl podcast completely free of charge.  

 

Mar 8, 2017

David Berenbaum is the guest. He is an accomplished screenwriter whose credits include the Christmas classic Elf, directed by Jon Favreau and starring Will Ferrell. 

In today's monologue, I read some listener mail. 

Mar 1, 2017

Min Jin Lee is the guest. Her new novel, Pachinko, is available now from Grand Central Publishing. It is the official February pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club.

In today's monologue, I basically just get right to the interview. But I talk a little bit about the Academy Awards at the end of the show.  

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.

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

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