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Otherppl with Brad Listi

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Dec 28, 2011
Today's guest is Jamal Joseph, author of the memoir Panther Baby, which details his coming of age within the Black Panther movement during the 1960s and '70s—a journey that took him to Riker's Island and Leavenworth prisons before ultimately leading ... Continue reading
Dec 25, 2011
Ben Loory is the guest.  He's the author of the debut collection Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day, now available from Penguin.  Long a favorite of small zine readers in print and online, as well as a longtime ... Continue reading
Dec 21, 2011
Edan Lepucki is the guest.  She's the author of the novella If You're Not Yet Like Me, originally published by Flatmancrooked and now available from Nouvella Books.  She's a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop and a staff writer over ... Continue reading
Dec 18, 2011
The guest is Barry Eisler.  He's the author of several bestselling thrillers, the most recent of which is The Detachment, which caused a stir in publishing earlier this year when Eisler turned down a six-figure deal from St. Martin's and ... Continue reading
Dec 14, 2011
David Shields is the guest. He's the author of twelve books, including Reality Hunger: A Manifesto (Knopf, 2010), which was named one of the best books of the year by more than thirty publications; The Thing About Life Is That ... Continue reading
Dec 11, 2011
Today's guest is John Warner.  He's the author of four books, most recently a debut novel called The Funny Man, available now from SoHo Press.  And he's also the longtime editor of McSweeney's Internet Tendency. Publishers Weekly calls The Funny ... Continue reading
Dec 7, 2011
Charles Shields is the guest.  He's the author of And So It Goes — Kurt Vonnegut: A Life, now available in hardcover from Henry Holt.  Shields is also the author of Mockingbird:  A Portrait of Harper Lee, also available from ... Continue reading
Dec 4, 2011
Dennis Cooper is the guest.  He's the author of several books, including The Sluts, God Jr., the five novels of the George Miles cycle, and, most recently, The Marbled Swarm, now available from Harper Perennial. "Disquieting, humbling, and sadly beautiful ... Continue reading
Nov 30, 2011
Darin Strauss is today's guest.  He is the author of three novels—Chang & Eng, The Real McCoy, and More Than It Hurts You.  And his most recent book is a memoir called Half a Life (McSweeney's) which won the National ... Continue reading
Nov 27, 2011
Janet Reitman is the guest.  She is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine and the author of the bestselling Inside Scientology:  The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion, recently named by the New York Times as one of its ... Continue reading
Nov 23, 2011
Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! The guest is Adam Novy, author of the debut novel The Avian Gospels, available now from Short Flight / Long Drive Books, an independent press run by the good people over at Hobart. "The Avian Gospels has ... Continue reading
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
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