Month: February 2012

Sara Benincasa (BSS #436)

Sara Benincasa is most recently the author of Agorafabulous. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Wondering whether or not he has actually left the house. Author: Sara Benincasa Subjects Discussed: How to get out of bed and leave the house, the unanticipated benefits of contextual noise, overstuffed schedules, voices inside one’s head, the picaresque existence, commitments and Read More

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Arthur Goldwag (BSS #435)

Arthur Goldwag is most recently the author of The New Hate. PROGRAM NOTE: In Show #430, we asked our listeners if they could share their introvert and extrovert experiences. We received numerous stories and read many on the air at the head of this program. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Pondering the dangerous possibilities of innate Read More

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Liz Moore (BSS #434)

Liz Moore is most recently the author of Heft. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Swelling with untapped emotional weight. Author: Liz Moore Subjects Discussed: Emotional sincerity through a twin narrative, Mary Gordon, McNally Jackson, “grotesque” characters, Flannery O’Connor, complicated relationships with food in the developed world, body image issues, the perception of physicality, researching addictions and Read More

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Agnieszka Holland (BSS #433)

Agnieszka Holland is most recently the director of In Darkness, which has been nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award and opens in limited release on Febraury 10, 2012. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Fumbling in the dark for the Zippo. Guest: Agnieszka Holland Subjects Discussed: Creating cinematic environments, how to design a sewer Read More

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Stephen Fry (BSS #432)

Stephen Fry is most recently the author of The Fry Chronicles. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Basking in a pleasant tsunami of erudition. Author: Stephen Fry Subjects Discussed: Journalists who attack morally and spiritually, capitulating an iPhone, the number of gadgets that Fry carries on him, physical books vs. ebooks, high school physics lessons and vacillating Read More

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Deborah Scroggins (BSS #431)

Deborah Scroggins is most recently the author of Wanted Women: Faith, Lies & The War on Terror: The Lives of Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Aafia Siddiqui. My response to Dwight Garner’s New York Times review, which contains more links and information, is also helpful background reading for this interview. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Oscillating between Read More

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