Reluctant Habits

Andrew Shaffer (aka Fanny Merkin) (The Bat Segundo Show)

Posted by in Bat Segundo, Fifty Shades of Grey, interview, shaffer-andrew

In this one hour radio interview, writer Andrew Shaffer discusses Fifty Shames of Earl Grey, Fifty Shades of Grey, appropriate gestures for world domination, pescatarians, and self-destructive writers.

John Lanchester (The Bat Segundo Show)

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In this 40 minute radio interview, novelist John Lancester discusses Capital, anticipating the 2008 credit crunch, using Scrivener, and why people who live in close geographical proximity don’t talk with each other.

Karolina Waclawiak (The Bat Segundo Show)

Posted by in Bat Segundo, interview, waclawiak-karolina

In this 50 minute radio interview, novelist Karolina Waclawiak discusses How to Get Into the Twin Palms, the collapse of bingo parlor culture in Brooklyn, the virtues of not talking with people, and Polish identity.

Jennifer Weiner IV (The Bat Segundo Show)

Posted by in Bat Segundo, interview, weiner-jennifer

In this one hour radio interview, novelist Jennifer Weiner discusses The Next Best Thing, the differences between television and fiction audiences, physically scarred protagonists, the gender gap as it relates to sex and vocation, and her efforts to not look at reviews.

Frank Partnoy (The Bat Segundo Show)

Posted by in Bat Segundo, interview, Science, Waiting

In this 40 minute radio interview, Frank Partnoy discusses his book, Wait, considers the value of the pause, the subliminal message, the loop, and numerous other elements of waiting around.

Alix Ohlin (The Bat Segundo Show)

Posted by in Bat Segundo, interview, ohlin-alex

In this 45 minute radio interview, Alix Ohlin — author of the novel Inside and the short story collection Signs and Wonders — discusses finding her literary voice, working in publishing, and how to shift empathy on a larger canvas.

3:AM Magazine — How Twelve Years of Literary Content Disappeared in an Instant

Posted by in 3AM Magazine, gallix-andrew, mcccarthy-tom, reece-brandon

In this investigative report, we tell the story of 3AM Magazine’s unexpected disappearance and raise questions about preserving online culture.

Brian Francis Slattery II (The Bat Segundo Show)

Posted by in Bat Segundo, interview, slattery-brian-francis

In this one hour interview, novelist Brian Francis Slattery returns to our program to discuss Lost Everything, agnosticism, dystopian fiction, the value of human existence, and Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown.

Jess Walter II (The Bat Segundo Show)

Posted by in Bat Segundo, interview, walter-jess

In this 50 minute interview, novelist Jess Walter discusses Beautiful Ruins, the fifteen years it took for him to write it, the enthralling qualities of 1970s thriller novels, and capturing digital life in fiction.