Month: September 2007

Naomi Klein (BSS #140)

Naomi Klein is most recently the author of The Shock Doctrine. PROGRAM NOTES: (1) Our Young, Roving Correspondent claimed that Milton Friedman supported the New Deal. Naomi Klein claimed that he did not. As it turns out, both Our Young, Roving Correspondent and Klein were wrong. In an October 2000 interview, Friedman professed his support Read More

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George Saunders (BSS #139)

George Saunders is most recently the author of The Braindead Megaphone. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Feeling a little dead down there. Author: George Saunders Subjects Discussed: Writing fragmentary travelogue pieces, trying not to pre-process experiences, observational criteria, Dubai, responding to Ben Ehrenreich’s claim of “pulled punches,” journalistic integrity, on taking people to task, writing comprehensive Read More

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Rupert Thomson II, Part Two (BSS #138)

Rupert Thomson is most recently the author of Death of a Murderer. [This is the second of an in-depth, two-part conversation with Rupert Thomson, conducted over the course of two days. The first part, which can be heard in Show #137, details primarily with Death of a Murderer. The second part extends into his career. Read More

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Rupert Thomson II, Part One (BSS #137)

Rupert Thomson is most recently the author of Death of a Murderer. [This is the first of an in-depth, two-part conversation with Rupert Thomson, conducted over the course of two days. The first part details primarily with Death of a Murderer. The second part, which can be heard in Show #138, extends into his career. Read More

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Antoine Wilson (BSS #136)

Antoine Wilson is most recently the author of The Interloper. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Finding creative ways of using Photoshop. Author: Antoine Wilson Subjects Discussed: Tonal beacons within The Interloper, Martin Amis, stifling the Nabokovian influence, frisbees and sex, conformist thinking, allusions to Sisyphus, technical writing, emotional candor, psychological experiments, generic establishments, reflection vs. invention, Read More

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Gabe Kaplan (BSS #135)

Gabe Kaplan is most recently the author of Kotter’s Back: E-mails from a Faded Celebrity to a Bewildered World. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Not suffering scoundrels riding on past television achievements. Author: Gabe Kaplan Subjects Discussed: Why those duped by email wanted to be included in Gabe Kaplan’s book, celebrity stature, celebrity auctions, Scientology and Read More

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Marianne Wiggins (BSS #134)

Marianne Wiggins is most recently the author of The Shadow Collector. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Responding to the recent allegations concerning Bat Segundo and Vanessa Hudgens. Author: Marianne Wiggins Subjects Discussed: Fictive alter egos, Philip Roth’s The Counterlife, James Frey, Kurt Vonnegut, Hemingway’s screenplays, Edward Curtis, ephemera, patriarchy, W.G. Sebald, 20th century photographers, The Man Read More

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New Podcasts

We’re experiencing some server problems on the main site, but five new podcasts will be unveiled very soon, once this is remedied. Read More