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Oct 25, 2017

Will Dowd is the guest. His debut essay collection, Areas of Fog, is due out from Etruscan Press on November 14, 2017.

In today's monologue, I talk about Otherppl t-shirts, my fundraiser for Matt Salesses and his family, and read some listener mail....

Oct 18, 2017

Tod Goldberg is the guest. His new novel, Gangster Nation, is available now from Counterpoint Press. 

This is Tod's second appearance on the program. He was my guest in Episode 320, which aired on October 12, 2014.  

In today's monologue, I talk (again) about the seeming necessity of a regimented schedule and whether or...

Oct 15, 2017

Vanessa Grigoriadis is the guest. Her new book is called Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, & Consent on Campus. It is available now from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.  

Blurred Lines is the official October pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club.

In today's monologue, I try to some clarify some things about the...

Oct 11, 2017

Chelsea Martin is the guest. Her new essay collection, Caca Dolce, is available from Soft Skull Press.

In today's monologue, I talk about the six paramitas, not taking intoxicants, and being embarrassed to talk about Buddhism explicitly.

Oct 4, 2017

Ayobami Adebayo is my guest. Her debut novel, Stay With Me, is available now from Knopf.

In today's monologue, I reflect on the dynamics of of an internal operatic tragedy involving iCal, volunteering, and obsessive guilt.