Month: July 2007

New Torrent Pack Available

The sixth Torrent pack of The Bat Segundo Show, containing Shows #101-120 and featuring interviews with Martin Amis, Ron Jeremy, Lionel Shriver, Berkeley Breathed, and many more fabulous people is now available at The Pirate Bay for your downloading pleasure. Read More

Alternative Press Expo 2007, Part One (BSS #124)

This is the first of three shows devoted to Alternative Press Expo 2007. INTERVIEW GUESTS: Carmen Ogden, Heather Morgan, Jess from CW, Sacha Arnold, Stephen Notley, Sarah Weinman, Jacquelyn Mentz, Tammy Stellanova and booth babe, Gabriel Martinez, Brian Andersen and Preston (cheerleader), Alex Cahill and Jad Ziade the laconic writer, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Tessa Brunton, Read More

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Steven Hall (BSS #123)

Steven Hall is most recently the author of The Raw Shark Texts. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Revisiting his flipbook-authoring hobby. Author Interview: Steven Hall Subjects Discussed: The relationship between narrative and text design, textual malapropisms, speculating upon “wooden” dialogue, multiple Eric Sandersons and the Matrix trilogy, narrative onslaughts against institutions, on balancing postmodernism with an Read More

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Richard Flanagan (BSS #122)

Richard Flanagan is most recently the author of The Unknown Terrorist. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Attempting to understand Tasmanians. Author Interview: Richard Flanagan Subjects Discussed: The novel as a warning, interviews with overly serious journalists, the novel as a mirror to the world, the inspiration of Heinrich Böll’s The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum, the Read More

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Gary Shteyngart (BSS #121)

Gary Shteyngart is most recently the author of Absurdistan. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Contemplating an ethnic switch to Russian. Author Interview: Gary Shteyngart Subjects Discussed: Prince Myshkin and Misha Vainberg, Doestoevsky as a muse, fat man fiction, getting inside a corpulent character, Biggie Smalls, hip-hop traditions in other countries, technological references in satire, the apocalyptic Read More

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Berkeley Breathed, Part Two (BSS #120)

Berkeley Breathed is the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist of Bloom County, Opus, and the author of many children’s books. This is the second part of a two-part interview. The first part is available here. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Searching for penguin brides. Author Interview: Berkeley Breathed Subjects Discussed: The rising sales of graphic novels, the future Read More

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Berkeley Breathed, Part One (BSS #119)

Berkeley Breathed is the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist of Bloom County, Opus, and the author of many children’s books. This is the second part of a two-part interview. The second part is available here. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Jittery of Gittis. Author Interview: Berkeley Breathed Subjects Discussed: The disparity between illustrating a daily strip and audience Read More

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Austin Grossman (BSS #118)

Austin Grossman is most recently the author of Soon I Will Be Invincible. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Scared of Larry. Author: Austin Grossman Subjects Discussed: Retconned culture, the human qualities of superheroes, origin stories, the postmodernist trappings of comic book continuity constructs, grad school vs. superheroes, writing while driving, how Grossman’s work on video games Read More

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Temp Links

Due to sickness and laryngitis that has gone on for almost two months now, it’s been difficult for the proprietors to update the site. And Mr. Segundo seems to have disappeared. We’re now in the process of tracking him down. There are plans to dramatically overhaul this site soon, but in the meantime, you can Read More