Otherppl with Brad Listi

Otherppl with Brad Listi

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July 8, 2020 78 min

Joseph Di Prisco is the guest. His new novel, The Good Family Fitzgerald, is available from Rare Bird Books. It was the official May pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club.

Di Prisco has published four other novels (Confessions of Brother Eli, Sun City, All for Now, and The Alzhammer), three books of poetry (Wit’s End, Poems in Which, and Sightlines from the Cheap Seats), two books on childhood and adolescence co-written with psyc...

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July 5, 2020 83 min

Meredith Talusan is the guest. Her new memoir, Fairest, is available from Viking.

Talusan is an award-winning journalist and author. She has written features, essays, and opinion pieces for many publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian, The Atlantic, VICE, Matter, Backchannel, The Nation, and the American Prospect. She has contributed to several books including the New York Times Bestselling Not That Bad: Dispatches...

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July 1, 2020 89 min

Brian Allen Carr is the guest. His new novel, Opioid, Indiana, is available from Soho Press.

This is Carr's second time on the program. He first appeared in Episode 135 on December 30, 2012.

Carr is the author of Sip (Soho Press) and other novellas and story collections, and he has been published in McSweeney’s, Hobart, and The Rumpus. He was the inaugural winner of the Texas Observer short story prize as judged by Larry McMurt...

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June 28, 2020 92 min

Natalie Diaz is the guest. Her new poetry collection, Postcolonial Love Poem, is available from Graywolf Press. It is the official June pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club.

Diaz was born and raised in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, California, on the banks of the Colorado River. She is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Tribe. Her first poetry collection, When My Brother Was an Aztec, was publish...

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June 24, 2020 77 min

Brady Hammes is the guest. His debut novel, The Resolutions, is available from Ballantine Books.

Hammes lives in Los Angeles by way of Colorado and Iowa. His short stories have appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, Guernica, The Rattling Wall, and Harper Perennial’s Forty Stories Anthology

He’s also an Emmy-Award winning documentary film editor whose most recent project, Tom vs. Time—about NFL quarterback Tom Brady—won a 2018 Sp...

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June 21, 2020 92 min

Spring Washam is the guest. She is the author of A Fierce Heart: Finding Strength, Courage, and Wisdom in Any Moment (Hay House).

Washam is a well-known meditation teacher based in California and Peru. She is considered a pioneer in bringing mindfulness-based healing practices to diverse communities. She is one of the founders and core teachers at the East Bay Meditation Center, located in downtown Oakland, CA.  She received extens...

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Ashleigh Bryant Phillips is the guest. Her debut story collection, Sleepovers, is available from Hub City Press. It is the winner of the 2019 C. Michael Curtis Short Story Book Prize.

Phillips was raised in rural Woodland, North Carolina. She's a graduate of Meredith College and earned an MFA from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. Her stories have appeared in The Oxford American, The Paris Review and others. Sleepov...

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June 14, 2020 66 min

Roxane Gay is the guest. A contributing opinion writer for the New York Times, she is the author of several bestselling books, including Bad Feminist, Difficult Women, and Hunger.

Gay’s writing appears in Best American Mystery Stories 2014Best American Short Stories 2012Best Sex Writing 2012A Public SpaceMcSweeney’sTin HouseOxford AmericanAmerican Short FictionVirginia Quarterly Review, and many others. Her other bo...

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June 10, 2020 90 min

Susan Choi is the guest. Her novel, Trust Exercise, is available in trade paperback from Henry Holt. It is the winner of the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction.

Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction. Her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her third novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. In 2010 she was...

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June 3, 2020 11 min

The podcast is dark this week, in light of the events of the past few days.

A few brief words on the current state of things, recorded in Los Angeles on June 2, 2020.

Back next week in some capacity.

Hang in there, everybody.

Peace.

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Kristen Millares Young is the guest. Her debut novel, Subduction, is available from Red Hen Press.

Young is a prize-winning journalist and essayist whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Guardian and the New York Times, along with the anthologies Pie & Whiskey, a 2017 New York Times New & Notable Book, and Latina Outsiders: Remaking Latina Identity. The current Prose Writer-in-Residence at Hugo House, Kristen w...

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May 20, 2020 85 min

Chelsea Bieker is the guest. Her debut novel, Godshot, is available from Catapult Press.

Bieker's forthcoming story collection, Cowboys and Angels, is due out in 2022Her writing has been published by The Paris Review, Granta, McSweeney’s, Lit Hub, and Electric Literature. She is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writers’ Award and a MacDowell Colony fellowship. Originally from California’s Central Valley, she now lives in Portlan...

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May 17, 2020 92 min

Chris Dennis is the guest. His new story collection, Here is What You Do, is available from Soho Press.

Dennis' work has appeared in The Paris Review, McSweeney's, Granta, Lit Hub, and Guernica. He holds a master's degree from Washington University in St. Louis, where he also received a postgraduate fellowship. He lives in Southern Illinois. 

Today's monologue: reminder to register to vote.

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May 13, 2020 92 min

Mary South is the guest. Her debut story collection, You Will Never Be Forgotten, is available from FSG Originals.

South is a graduate of Northwestern University and the MFA program in fiction at Columbia University. For many years, she has worked with Diane Williams as an editor at the literary journal NOON. She is also the recipient of a Bread Loaf work-study fellowship and residences at VCCA and Jentel. Her writing has appeared ...

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May 6, 2020 95 min

Danielle Trussoni is the guest. Her new novel, The Ancestor, is available from William Morrow.

Trussoni is the New York TimesUSA Today, and Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of the supernatural thrillers Angelology and Angelopolis. She currently writers the Horror column for the New York Times Book Review and has recently served as a jurist for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. Trussoni holds an MFA in Fiction from the Iowa Wr...

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April 29, 2020 85 min

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is the guest. Her new novel, Starling Days, is available from The Overlook Press. It is the official April pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club.

Buchanan is also the author of Harmless Like You, winner of The Authors’ Club First Novel Award and a Betty Trask Award. It was a New York Times Editors’ Choice and an NPR 2017 Great Read.

Her short work has appeared in several places including GrantaGuernica, Th...

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April 22, 2020 101 min

Kevin Bigley is the guest. His new novel, Comaville, is available from Clash Books.

Bigley is an actor/author. He can be seen on such television as Amazon’s Undone, USA’s Sirens, as well as heard on Netflix’s Bojack Horseman. Currently, he’s starring in the new Greg Daniels show Upload, coming to Amazon on May 1st. He lives in Los Angeles.

In today's monologue, I talk briefly about taking a drive up into the mountains.

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Juliana Delgado Lopera is the guest. Their new novel Fiebre Tropical is available from The Feminist Press. It was the official February pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club.

Lopera's other books include Quiéreme (Nomadic Press 2017) and ¡Cuéntamelo! (Aunt Lute 2017) an illustrated bilingual collection of oral histories by LGBT Latinx immigrants which won a 2018 Lambda Literary Award and a 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awar...

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April 15, 2020 100 min

Amanda Goldblatt is the guest. Her debut novel, Hard Mouth, is available from Counterpoint Press.

Goldblatt's work can lately be found at NOONFenceand Diagram. She was a 2018 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellow, and teaches creative writing at Northeastern Illinois University

She lives in Chicago, with her architect partner, and no dog.

In today's monologue: listener mail.

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April 12, 2020 123 min

Megan Boyle is the guest. Her novel LIVEBLOG is available from Tyrant Books.

This is Megan's second time on the program. She first appeared in Episode 13 on October 30, 2011.

Boyle is also the author of selected unpublished blog posts of a mexican panda express employee (Muumuu House, 2011). Her writing has appeared in Vice, the Believer, Thought Catalog, and other places online and in print. She has been liveblogging her life ...

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