Month: February 2011

Bat Segundo Release Day Switches to Tuesday

You may have noticed that we’ve been performing a few experiments in 2011. During a few weeks, we released an extra episode shortly before Friday to determine what kind of a draw it’s going to get. Much to our surprise, we’ve discovered that people tend to prefer listening to a new Bat Segundo installment earlier Read More

Adrian Tomine (BSS #382)

Adrian Tomine is most recently the author of Scenes from an Impending Marriage. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Attempting to reconcile the impending with illustrations depicting events from years ago. Author: Adrian Tomine Subjects Discussed: Doing time in Sacramento, veiling a personal experience with a sex change, which of Tomine’s characters is least like him, the Read More

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Eduardo Porter (BSS #381)

Eduardo Porter is most recently the author of The Price of Everything. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Shopping for a new religion. Author: Eduardo Porter Subjects Discussed: Faith and the Pascalian wager, whether or not Americans perceive faith in fair prices, the idea of a price embodying the making of a thing, Marx and labor, how Read More

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Toby Ball (BSS #380)

Toby Ball is most recently the author of The Vaults. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Spilling green ink all over the public records. Author: Toby Ball Subjects Discussed: The descriptive connection between sound and voice, Ball’s background in teaching, envisioning a scene before writing it, devising a 1935 parallel universe, alternative forms of photography, prethinking information Read More

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Karen Rusell (BSS #379)

Karen Russell is most recently the author of Swamplandia! Condition of Mr. Segundo: Wrestling alligators that the mean men left in his motel room. Author: Karen Russell Subjects Discussed: How “Ava Wrestles the Alligator” transformed into Swamplandia!, origin stories of characters, expanding and embroidering, the tradition of underworld stories, Dante’s percolating possibilities, heroic kids and Read More

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Jessie Sholl (BSS #378)

Jessie Sholl is most recently the author of Dirty Secret. Ms. Sholl will also be appearing at the Barnes & Noble Tribeca on Wednesday, February 2nd, at 7:00 PM. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Packing his rats before they rat his pack. Author: Jessie Sholl Subjects Discussed: The genetics behind the hoarding impulse, being a material Read More

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