Month: January 2008

A.L. Kennedy (BSS #174)

A.L. Kennedy is most recently the author of Day. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Never mind the Bat. Hubba hubba. Author: A.L. Kennedy Subjects Discussed: The relationship between the style and the voice, active thought vs. the subconscious, accidental religious cues, whether Kennedy consciously writes difficult books, bizarre Monty Python interpretations, William Hartnell, Doctor Who, the Read More

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Best Sex Writing 2008 (BSS #173)

This podcast features a roundtable discussion with contributors for The Best Sex Writing 2008 anthology. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Evading burlesque. Authors: Rachel Kramer Bussel, Rachel Shukert, Lux Nightmare, Miriam Datskovsky, and Liz Langley. Subjects Discussed: The meaning and definitions of sex, whether sex is a codeword, semantics, experimentation, George Michael, the erotic nature of Read More

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Jami Attenberg (BSS #172)

Jami Attenberg is most recently the author of The Kept Man. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Seduced by the Church of Tequilology. Author: Jami Attenberg Subjects Discussed: Adam Sternbergh’s grups article, Terri Schiavo, wondering what people do all day long, the donut girls in Greenpoint, donut shops that stick on the brain, pickup artists, describing objects Read More

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Sue Miller (BSS #171)

Sue Miller is most recently the author of The Senator’s Wife. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Wary of Washington’s workings. Author: Sue Miller Subjects Discussed: Character names, the New Left, Tom Hayden vs. Tom Naughton, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, setting a story in the early Clinton years, Updike’s Terrorist, the reticence of older writers writing about certain Read More

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Amy Bloom (BSS #170)

Amy Bloom is most recently the author of Away. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Momentarily replaced by an obnoxious sportscaster filling in. Author: Amy Bloom Subjects Discussed: Opening a novel with a protagonist immersed within the Yiddish Theater, coloring a story with tragedy vs. getting to know a character, the 57 blocks of the Lower East Read More

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2007 National Book Awards (BSS #169)

This special podcast is a collection of journalistic experiments carried out on November 14, 2007 at The National Book Awards. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Kidnapped by an army of experimental journalists. Guests: Sherman Alexie, Fran Lebowitz, Levi Asher, Nicholas Delbanco, Jim Shepard, Steve Wasserman, Tayari Jones, Sara Zarr, Joshua Ferris, Jonathan Franzen, and Christopher Hitchens. Read More

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