Month: May 2007

Yet More Bat Torrents

Another quick little offering: Torrent Packs #4 and #5 of The Bat Segundo Show have been released to The Pirate Bay. Pack #4 contains Shows #61-80, and features interviews with Alison Bechdel, Daniel Handler, Tommy Chong, Nora Ephron, Scott Smith, Richard Dawkins, and many others. You can download the torrent here. Pack #5 contains Shows Read More

Alan DeNiro & Carolyn Kellogg (BSS #116)

Alan DeNiro is most recently the author of Skinny Dipping in the Lake of the Dead. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Procrastinating at the last minute. Guests: Carolyn Kellogg and Alan DeNiro Subjects Discussed: Small Beer Press, genres, Jim Monroe, on being a post-science fiction author, picking from years of fabulism, on being a genre agnostic, Read More

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A.M. Homes II (BSS #115)

AM Homes is most recently the author of The Mistress’s Daughter. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Remarkably terse. Author: A.M. Homes Subjects Discussed: Expanding the New Yorker piece to book form, the rules of memoir, inventing deposition testimony, being “dished up” by the Roiphe sisters, the false connection between Homes’ novels and the memoir, Joan Didion, Read More

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More Bat Torrents

Torrent Packs #2 and #3 of The Bat Segundo Show have been released to The Pirate Bay. Pack #2 contains Shows #21-40, and features interviews with William T. Vollmann, Dana Spiotta, Erica Jong, Sarah Waters, Tom Tomorrow, Harvey Pekar, and many others. You can download the torrent here. Pack #3 contains Shows #41-60, and features Read More

Marshall Klimasewiski & C. Max Magee (BSS #114)

Marshall Klimasewiski is most recently the author of The Cottagers. > Condition of Mr. Segundo: Vacating from vacations. Guests: C. Max Magee and Marshall Klimasewiski Subjects Discussed: Drawing upon compartmentalized personal experience, writing unpleasant characters, sabbaticals, maintaining an ever-shifting narrative, writing short stories vs. novels, characters stuck in environments, protracted scenes, human connection vs. work, Read More

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Mark Binelli & Jessica Stockton (BSS #113)

Mark Binelli is most recently the author of Sacco and Vanzetti Must Die. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Avoiding pie-throwing Bolsheviks. Guests: Jessica Stockton and Mark Binelli Subjects Discussed: What’s real and what’s not real in Sacco and Vanzetti Must Die, anarchism, 20th century film references, the Coen brothers, Upton Sinclair, extemporaneous speeches, on not writing Read More

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Lionel Shriver (BSS #112)

Lionel Shriver is most recently the author of The Post-Birthday World. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Abdicating his duties for an advertising campaign. Author: Lionel Shriver Subjects Discussed: Devising a dual narrative, snooker, film references, the relationship between The Bad Seed and Sliding Doors and Shriver’s novels, dialect and transcribed speech, sports in Shriver’s books, contrasting Read More

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John Sheppard (BSS #111)

John Sheppard is most recently the author of Small Town Punk Condition of Mr. Segundo: Avoiding Sheppard tones. Author: John Sheppard Subjects Discussed: Responding to Dan Green’s post, on being rejected by publishers and self-publishing, writing without a plot, on doing things twice, the connection between the conscious and subconscious thematics, getting out of the Read More

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Tao Lin (BSS #110)

Tao Lin is most recently the author of EEEEE EEE EEEE and Bed. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Rattled by interlopers. Author: Tao Lin Subjects Discussed: Murakami meets Less Than Zero, the violent impulses of animals, Elijah Wood, Gmail chat as muse, Instant Messenger, one-sentence poetry, figuring out things and calming down, Ann Beattie, Tao Lin’s Read More

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Bat Torrents

In response to several requests, the first torrent pack for The Bat Segundo Show is now available for your downloading pleasure at The Pirate Bay. Torrent Pack #1 contains the first twenty shows, including conversations with Jonathan Ames, Octavia Butler, T.C. Boyle, Bret Easton Ellis, Jennifer Weiner, and many more authors. Future torrent packs will Read More

Temporary Links to Shows

Due to strange existential circumstances, only Shows #110 and #113 have been released when the producers intended a four-show bundle all at once. Show #111 is coming tonight. Show #112 is coming in a few days. To download Show #113 (featuring LBC nominee Mark Binelli and Jessica Stockton) in the interim period, use this link. Read More