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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...

May 24, 2023

In the latest "Craftwork" episode, a deep-dive conversation about the horror genre with author and story expert John Truby. His latest book, The Anatomy of Genres: How Story Forms Explain the Way the World Works, is available from Picador.

Truby is the founder and director of Truby's Writers Studio. Over the past thirty...

May 21, 2023

Ivy Pochoda is the author of the novel Sing Her Down, available from MCD Books.

Pochoda's other books include the acclaimed novels Wonder ValleyVisitation Street, and These Women. She won the 2018 Strand Critics Award for Best Novel and the Prix Page/America in France, and has been a finalist for the Los Angeles Times...

May 19, 2023

Today I'm launching a new feature on the Otherppl podcast: flashback episodes from the Otherppl archives.

These flashbacks will be short-form, and they will happen on Fridays.

They will feature highlights from past conversations: bits of insight and instruction and commiseration and revelation. 

Today, in this inaugural...