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Jun 4, 2023

Jim Ruland is the author of the novel Make It Stop, available from Rare Bird Books.

Ruland is the co-author of Do What You Want with Bad Religion, and My Damage with Keith Morris, the founding vocalist of Black Flag, Circle Jerks, and OFF! Ruland has been writing for punk zines such as Flipside and Razorcake for more...

Jun 2, 2023

In today's flashback, an outtake from Episode 448, my conversation with Roxane Gay from January 2017.

Roxane Gay is the bestselling author of the books Bad Feminist, Hunger, An Untamed State, Difficult Women, and Ayiti. She is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. She wrote The World of Wakanda, the...

May 31, 2023

Bea Setton is the author of the debut novel Berlin, available from Penguin Books.

Setton was born in Paris to Franco-British parents and has lived in the US, Colombia, Belgium, Germany, and the UK. Currently residing in London, Setton holds an MPhil in Philosophy and Theology from Cambridge University and gives her time...

May 28, 2023

Declan Meade is the guest. He is the founding editor and publisher of The Stinging Fly, one of the world’s premiere literary magazines, based in Dublin, Ireland. You may have read about Declan and The Stinging Fly in the New York Times back in April 2023, in a feature story by Max Ufberg. 

The Stinging Fly Magazine...

May 26, 2023

In today's flashback, an outtake from Episode 426, my conversation with Jonathan Franzen from August 2016.

Franzen is the author of six novels, most recently Crossroads. He has also published five works of nonfiction, including The Discomfort Zone, Farther Away, and The End of the End of the Earth.

Over the course of...