Month: August 2007

William Gibson (BSS #133)

William Gibson is most recently the author of Spook Country. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Puzzled by cyberspace. Author: William Gibson Subjects Discussed: Coats, blankets, and carapaces in Gibson’s fiction, textures, characters with shaved heads, on not having technological issues, the Apple Store, cell phones and the natural street state, obsolete technology and thrift shops, ZX81s, Read More


Matthew Sharpe & Megan Sullivan (BSS #132)

Matthew Sharpe is most recently the author of Jamestown. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Denied a toasted bagel with cream cheese. Guests: Megan Sullivan and Matthew Sharpe. Subjects Discussed: Post-apocalyptic novels with a sense of humor, Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, allegorical representations of Jamestown, John Barth’s The Sot-Weed Factor, Afghanistan, parallels to Iraq and other military Read More


Kate Christensen (BSS #131)

Kate Christensen is most recently the author of The Great Man. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Contemplating his biographical legacy. Author: Kate Christensen Subjects Discussed: First-person vs. third-person narration, Hugo from The Epicure’s Lament vs. Oscar in The Great Man, dead men, dying women, being obsessed with death, the sex lives of older women, the difficulties Read More


Katharine Weber and Levi Asher (BSS #130)

Katharine Weber is most recently the author of Triangle. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Fleeing the Bolsheviks. Guests: Katharine Weber and Levi Asher Subjects Discussed: Fibonacci spirals and Sierpinski triangles, Fibonacci sidewalks, the unknown etymological origins of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, interview transcripts and excised questions, designing the Esther and Ruth Zion vernaculars, colloquies within the Read More


Katie Roiphe (BSS #129)

Katie Roiphe is most recently the author of Uncommon Arrangements. SPECIAL PROGRAM NOTE: I had arranged an interview with Katie Roiphe because I felt that she might be misunderstood. Ms. Roiphe had laid down some interesting ideas over the years that had pissed more than a few people off, including the notion that women were Read More


Katherine Taylor & Mindy Schneider (BSS #128)

Katherine Taylor is most recently the author of Rules for Saying Goodbye. Mindy Schneider is most recently the author of Not a Happy Camper. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Smitten with literary Kates. Authors: Katherine Taylor and Mindy Schneider Subjects Discussed: The similarities and differences between Taylor the person and Taylor the character, declarative dialogue, MFA Read More


More Podcasts

Three additional podcasts are now available. Capsules will be up in a day, but if you’re hungry for immediate Segundo, here are temporary links to the shows, three of four subsequent shows in our Kate series: #128 (Katherine Taylor and Mindy Schneider, 50:13), #129 (Katie Roiphe), and #130 (Katharine Weber and Levi Asher). There are Read More

Michelle Richmond (BSS #127)

Michelle Richmond is most recently the author of The Year of Fog. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Stumbling upon 21st century technologies. Author: Michelle Richmond Subjects Discussed: The relationship of research to plotting, author character qualities and protagonist character qualities, Alabama, San Francisco landmarks, the Richmond District, emasculated men who live in restored Victorians, using simple Read More


Alternative Press Expo 2007, Part Three (BSS #126)

This is the third of three shows devoted to Alternative Press Expo 2007. CONDITION OF MR. SEGUNDO: Searching for surgical uses involving his tequila bottle. INTERVIEW GUESTS: Read More


Alternative Press Expo 2007, Part Two (BSS #125)

This is the second of three shows devoted to Alternative Press Expo 2007. CONDITION OF MR. SEGUNDO: Longing for phone numbers and fistfights. INTERVIEW GUESTS: Julia Wertz, Julie Walker, Levni R. Yilmaz, Bill Morse, Neil Fitzpatrick, Brandon Bird, Ming Doyle, John Rivera, Steve Fuson, Zack Corzine, Christopher Perguidi and Keith Knight SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Comics inspired Read More