Month: July 2011

Miranda July (BSS #405)

Miranda July is most recently the writer, director, and star of The Future, which opens in theaters on July 29, 2011. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Seeking further bifurcations between art and commerce. Guest: Miranda July Subjects Discussed: People in their mid-thirties who are crippled by their own self-judgment, empathy and resentment, workaholicism, feeling paralyzed, kidults Read More

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Megan Abbott (BSS #404)

Megan Abbott is most recently the author of The End of Everything. For more on Megan Abbott, you can read Edward Champion’s essay “Megan Abbott: Literary Criminal” at The Millions, Condition of Mr. Segundo: Pondering unanticipated carnal connections with peach cobbler. Author: Megan Abbott Subjects Discussed: The need for dramatic emphasis, basing novels on real Read More

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Emma Forrest (BSS #403)

Emma Forrest is most recently the author of Your Voice in My Head. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Fearing the arrival of kneeling supplicants. Author: Emma Forrest Subjects Discussed: Occupying the insides of planes, positive mania, Ben Yagoda’s Memoir: A History, novels as a dress rehearsal for a memoir, troublesome aspects of being a young female Read More

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Edie Meidav II (BSS #402)

Edie Meidav previously appeared on The Bat Segundo Show #51 in a tag-team interview with Scott Esposito. She is most recently the author of Lola, California. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Been all around this great big world. Author: Edie Meidav Subjects Discussed: Returning to old neighborhoods, whether or not the first-person perspective as the most Read More

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James Marsh (BSS #401)

James Marsh is most recently the director of Project Nim, which opens in theaters on July 8, 2011. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Pondering unethical experiments that might slide by today’s authorities. Guest: James Marsh Subjects Discussed: States of exhaustion, Project Nim’s purported origins of the 1970s hippie residue, scientific ethics and Columbia code of conduct, Read More

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Aimee Bender II (BSS #400)

Aimee Bender is most recently the author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. She previously appeared on The Bat Segundo Show #16. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Feeling his inner cake and eating it too. Author: Aimee Bender Subjects Discussed: Fantasy and magical realism being contingent upon reader belief, domestic realism and fantasy, The Particular Read More

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