Month: May 2010

Technical Issues

Due to a Seagate drive biting the dust, which took out the raw data for four years (as well as unmastered audio for three interviews we were sitting on), there won’t be a new show this week. Efforts are presently being made to recover the data, which stands some chance of being salvaged. But we Read More

Daniel Okrent (BSS #337)

Daniel Okrent is most recently the author of Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Bombarded by too much bathtub gin and too many over-the-top movie trailers. Author: Daniel Okrent Subjects Discussed: [List forthcoming] EXCERPT FROM SHOW: Correspondent: I wanted to ask you about Walgreen’s. You point out that it Read More

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Joseph Wallace (BSS #336)

Joseph Wallace is most recently the author of Diamond Ruby. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Replacing his failed Atkins diet with three square squirrel meals each day. Author: Joseph Wallace Subjects Discussed: [List forthcoming] EXCERPT FROM SHOW: Correspondent: Radar guns were introduced in 1935 to measure a baseball’s speed. Before that, you had speed machines, which Read More

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Barry Gifford (BSS #335)

Barry Gifford is most recently the author of Sailor & Lula: The Complete Novels. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Wilder than his heartburn. Author: Barry Gifford Subjects Discussed: [List forthcoming] EXCERPT FROM SHOW: Gifford: Well, the point is “Don’t be a victim.” I mean, I think I have another chapter somewhere that’s called “Victims.” But that’s Read More

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Julie Orringer (BSS #334)

Julie Orringer is most recently the author of The Invisible Bridge. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Bridging the gap between Paris and Budapest. Author: Julie Orringer Subjects Discussed: [List forthcoming] EXCERPT FROM SHOW: Correspondent: You’re balancing a 200,000 word manuscript, I’m guessing. Orringer: Yeah, that’s pretty accurate. Correspondent: The thing I actually wanted to talk to Read More

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