Month: April 2006

Tom Tomorrow (BSS #34)

Author: Tom Tomorrow Condition of Mr. Segundo: Explaining his recent arrest for littering. Subjects Discussed: The relationship between text and image, Moebius strips, clip art, working in digital, color vs. black and white, blogging as help, Warren Ellis, Tom the Dancing Bug, New Yorker cartoons and captions, fonts, the influence of the 1950s, on becoming Read More

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Alex Robinson (BSS #33)

[NOTE: This is the third of a three-part podcast which tackles Alternative Press Expo. This particular podcast was recorded in front of a live audience on April 9, 2005. Enjoy!] Author: Alex Robinson Condition of Mr. Segundo: Missing, arrested for littering. Subjects Discussed: Why Caprice carried over in all three of Alex’s books, the appeal Read More

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Alternative Press Expo 2006, Part 2 (BSS #32)

[NOTE: This is the second of a three-part podcast which tackles Alternative Press Expo. Our Young, Roving Correspondent walked the floor and talked with people for the first two parts. The third part will feature the panel interview with Alex Robinson.] Authors: Anna Warren Boersig, Mel Smith and Clark Castillo, Shuji Karasawa, Neil Fitzpatrick, Jacob Read More

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Alternative Press Expo 2006, Part 1 (BSS #31)

[NOTE: This is the first of a three-part podcast which tackles Alternative Press Expo. Our Young, Roving Correspondent walked the floor and talked with people for the first two parts. The third part will feature the panel interview with Alex Robinson.] Authors: Doug Paszkiewicz, Daniel Davis, Shane White, Miriam Libicki, Keith Knight, Steve Notley, Jose Read More

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Erica Jong (BSS #30)

Author: Erica Jong Condition of Mr. Segundo: Taking care of fish-related housekeeping. Winner of Philosophical Contest: John Barlow Subjects Discussed: Maintaining a conversational and confessional tone, finding a voice, being known for Isadora Wing vs. poetry, Pablo Neruda, the current status of poetry, on sleeping with Martha Stewart’s husband, personal mistakes, why Jong wrote about Read More

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Feed Fixed

We’ve fixed the feed problems that many of you pointed out. And we’ve also added some navigational clarity (and some minor bells and whistles) for those who were perplexed by the bat images. Much appreciation to the PodPress plug-in, which helped us to streamline the RSS feeds. Read More

Segundo Book Giveaway

This is a reminder to one and all that, as announced on The Bat Segundo Show #28, we’re still giving away a copy of Dana Spiotta‘s excellent novel, Eat the Document, which we raved about here. The book goes to the fourth person to answer the following question: “If you were a fish, what kind Read More

Jay McInerney (BSS #29)

[AUDIO NOTE: At one point, the conversation was interrupted by a vacuum. It only appears for about a minute and we’ve filtered most of it out. But just so you know.] Author: Jay McInerney Condition of Mr. Segundo: Furious and defensive, defending himself against the acrimonious charges from Miss Snark Subjects Discussed: The Bretster and Read More

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Feed Problem

There is a problem with the feed right now. I’m very sorry to all listeners. I hope to remedy this in a couple of days. Read More