Month: February 2007

Ngugi wa Thiong’o & Carrie A.A. Frye (BSS #97)

Ngugi wa Thiong’o is most recently the author of Wizard of the Crow. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Avoiding impostor kings. Guests: Carrie A.A. Frye and Ngugi wa Thiong’o Subjects Discussed: Satirical plausibility, Wordsworth’s willing suspension of disbelief, narrative explanation and interconnectedness, queuing, The Wizard of the Crow as a history of Africa and a global Read More


Neal Pollack (BSS #96)

Neal Pollack is most recently the author of Alternadad. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Contemplating the litigious aspects of fatherhood. Author: Neal Pollack Subjects Discussed: The stigma against father memoirs, the Neal Pollack persona vs. the real Neal Pollack, neighborhood activism, politics, writing a book to “feed my family,” balancing art and commerce, the Chicago theatre Read More


Heidi Julavits (BSS #95)

Heidi Julavits is most recently the author of The Uses of Enchantment. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Enchanted with sobriquets. Author: Heidi Julavits Subjects Discussed: Heidi’s middle name, the psychotherapeutic muse, Michelle Stacey’s The Fasting Girl, Mollie Fancher, science vs. faith, Freud’s Dora study, responding to Marisa Meltzer’s claims of conservatism, the pros and cons of Read More


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Stephen Graham Jones & Scott McKenzie (BSS #94)

Stephen Graham Jones is most recently the author of Demon Theory. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Not sacrificing time for horror. Guests: Scott McKenzie and Stephen Graham Jones Subjects Discussed: Approachable authors in the frozen food section, the implementation of pre-2000 references into narrative, the lineage of horror films, screenplay terminology, the relationship between Demon Theory‘s Read More


Nick Mamatas (BSS #93)

Nick Mamatas is most recently the author of Under My Roof. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Introspective about his long lost lawn gnome. Author: Nick Mamatas Subjects Discussed: The X+Y book formula, H.P. Lovecraft, Jack Kerouac, Aristophanes’ The Acharnians, telepathy, garden gnomes, radioactive fallout, conspiracies, Elián González , Littleton, Under My Roof as allegory, the influence Read More