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Otherppl with Brad Listi

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Nov 20, 2011
The guest is Elissa Schappell, author of the story collections Use Me (William Morrow), which was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, and the brand new Blueprints for Building Better Girls, available now from Simon & Schuster. A former senior ... Continue reading
Nov 16, 2011
Today's guest:  Katie Arnoldi, the bestselling author of three novels:  Chemical Pink, The Wentworths, and Point Dume. This one's gonna blow your mind, people.  Just trust me.  It'll make you want to buy a plane ticket.  It'll make you want ... Continue reading
Nov 13, 2011
Joshua Mohr is the guest.  He's the author of three novels:  Some Things That Meant the World to Me, Termite Parade, and, most recently, Damascus.  All are available from Two Dollar Radio, one of America's finest independent presses. "The bard ... Continue reading
Nov 9, 2011
Gina Frangello is the guest. She is the critically acclaimed author of the novel My Sister's Continent (Chiasmus Press), the story collection Slut Lullabies (Emergency Press), and the forthcoming novel A Life in Men (Algonquin). She is also the esteemed ... Continue reading
Nov 6, 2011
The guest is Jillian Lauren, author of the memoir Some Girls: My Life in a Harem, a New York Times bestseller, and the brand new novel Pretty, both available from Plume Books. Kirkus calls her a "deft storyteller," and Antoine ... Continue reading
Nov 2, 2011
The guest is Shann Ray, author of the critically acclaimed story collection American Masculine, now available from Graywolf Press. A very impressive guy.  A college basketball star.  A doctorate in psychology.  A professor of leadership studies (with an emphasis on ... Continue reading
Oct 30, 2011
Megan Boyle is the guest.  She's the author of selected unpublished blog posts of a mexican panda express employee, an unorthodox debut poetry collection from Muumuu House. At the time of this interview, she had been up for 36 hours ... Continue reading
Oct 26, 2011
A great conversation with Diana Spechler, author of the novels Who By Fire and Skinny, both from Harper Perennial. We get into it. Topics of conversation include:  tequila, book tour, cocktail waitressing, pizza delivery, horrible bosses, getting fired, the fact ... Continue reading
Oct 23, 2011
Adam Levin is the guest.  He's the author of The Instructions, a 1,030-page novel published by McSweeney's in late 2010 to great critical acclaim. "Evocative of David Foster Wallace," writes Rolling Stone, "full of death-defying sentences, manic wit, exciting provocations ... Continue reading
Oct 19, 2011
  Alexander Maksik is the guest.  An old buddy of mine, one of the original writers at The Nervous Breakdown, and a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, where he was a Truman Capote Fellow. He's now the author of ... Continue reading
Oct 16, 2011
Such a great pleasure to have Steve Almond on the show.  His new story collection, God Bless America, is due out from Lookout Books on October 25th.  Lorrie Moore calls it "funny and beguiling and completely original." Wanna buy it ... Continue reading
Oct 12, 2011
  Okay then.  Here we go.  Episode 8 is here.  It's ready.  You can listen to it.  Just push PLAY (below).  Or subscribe for free at iTunes. The guest is Victoria Patterson, author of the story collection Drift and the ... Continue reading
Oct 9, 2011
Blake Butler is the guest.  (Just push PLAY below.)  Or listen (and subscribe!), free of charge, at iTunes. He's the founder of the popular literary blog HTML Giant.  He's the author of the novella Ever (Calamari Press); the author of ... Continue reading
Oct 5, 2011
I like this show a lot.  I like the conversation.  We get into stuff.  Jess is a fantastic guest—funny as hell and open and honest and all the rest. We talk about books, of course.  But we also talk about ... Continue reading
Oct 2, 2011
  Episode 5 - Greg Olear.  Here you go. Greg, in addition to being a terrific author, is the senior editor over at The Nervous Breakdown.  He is the author of novels Totally Killer (2009) and the brand new Fathermucker ... Continue reading
Sep 29, 2011
Here we have it:  Episode 4 - Ron Currie, Jr. One of the brighter young lights in the literary firmament.  One of those guys who deserves a huge audience, who writes daring books that will, as you read them, change ... Continue reading
Sep 26, 2011
Episode 3 is here.  Another sneak preview.  (Just push PLAY below.  Or listen for free via iTunes.  And the podcast is also now available over at Stitcher, gratis.   Listen on your phone, iPod, iPad, etc.  FREE!) In today's show: my ... Continue reading
Sep 22, 2011
  And here we have the second episode. Melissa Febos, author of the memoir Whip Smart, which details the years she spent working as dominatrix in New York City.  There was some heroin addiction.  Some college.  Some wild experiences.  Some ... Continue reading
Sep 14, 2011
  Okay.  Finally.  This is it.  Episode 1 of Other People is here.  It's done.  It exists.  It's live.  It's real. We start out in style, with Johnny Evison, bestselling author of All About Lulu (Soft Skull) and West of ... Continue reading
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