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May 26, 2021

Sam Tallent is the guest. His debut novel, Running the Light, is available on Too Big To Fail Press.

Known for whip-quick wit and rollicking improvisations, Sam Tallent is one of the sharpest, most original rising talents in comedy today. For the last 10 years, he has performed at least 45 weekends annually across...

May 19, 2021

Courtney Zoffness is the author of Spilt Milk, a collection of memoirs available now from McSweeney's. It is the official May pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club.

Zoffness writes fiction and nonfiction. She won the 2018 Sunday Times Short Story Award, the most valuable international prize for short fiction, amid...

May 12, 2021

Elissa Washuta is the author of the essay collection White Magic, now available from Tin House.

Washuta is a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and a nonfiction writer. Her other books are My Body Is a Book of Rules and Starvation Mode, and with Theresa Warburton, she is co-editor of the anthology Shapes of Native...

May 10, 2021

This conversation first aired on June 17, 2015.

It is being reposted in memory of Shanna Mahin, who died last week. She had been battling a particularly difficult case of Covid-19 this past year. The cause of death was suicide.

Shanna's debut novel, Oh! You Pretty Things is available from Dutton.

Heartfelt condolences...

May 5, 2021

Gina Nutt is the author of the essay collection Night Rooms, available now from Two Dollar Radio.

Nutt's other books include the poetry collection Wilderness Champion and two chapbooks—Here Is My Adventure I Call it Alone and Ars Herzogica (dancing girl press). Her writing has appeared in online and print journals,...