Month: May 2012

Samuel R. Delany (BSS #459)

Sameul R. Delany is most recently the author of Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Growing a beard to make up for lost time. Author: Samuel R. Delany Subjects Discussed: Literary beards, spending the same amount of money on books as food, how many books Delany has read, developing Read More

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Timothy Noah (BSS #458)

Timothy Noah is most recently the author of The Great Divergence. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Holding onto the remains of his wallet. Author: Timothy Noah Subjects Discussed: The 1984 “Morning in America” ad, why the American public gets suckered into the American Dream panacea, the Kuznets curve, the decline of the bank teller, Obama’s 2012 Read More

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Florence Williams (BSS #457)

Florence Williams is most recently the author of Breasts. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Contemplating a new career in unique dairy products. Author: Florence Williams Subjects Discussed: The history of breastfeeding, formula ushered into the industrial age, artificial selection and breasts, 19th century mothers who raised infants on oatmeal, infant mortality, contaminants within breast milk, the Read More

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Molly Crabapple (BSS #456)

Molly Crabapple is most recently the author of The Art of Molly Crabapple Volume 1: Week in Hell. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Wondering if he can start a Kickstarter campaign for someone to send him tequila money. Author: Molly Crabapple Subjects Discussed: Daily walks to McNally Jackson, the logistics of setting up the Week in Read More

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Robert A. Caro (BSS #455)

Robert A. Caro is most recently the author of The Passage of Power. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Expressing his determination to keep the forward thrust of America began with notable historians. Author: Robert A. Caro Subjects Discussed: Lyndon B. Johnson as a great reader of men, Horace Busby, Johnson talking with people until he got Read More

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Stewart O’Nan II (BSS #454)

Stewart O’Nan is most recently the author of The Odds. He previously appeared on The Bat Segundo Show #161. You can also read our lengthy conversation by email in 2011. This 2012 talk was recorded before a live audience at McNally Jackson. My gratitude to Michele Filgate, Langan Kingsley, Holly Watson, and, of course, Stewart Read More

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Annalena McAfee (BSS #453)

Annalena McAfee is most recently the author of The Spoiler. [PROGRAM NOTE: In the first few minutes of the conversation, one of the microphones decided to blow out. And while Our Correspondent was equipped with two microphones, the microphone that blew out wasn’t the one on Our Correspondent’s voice, but the one that was on Read More

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Eric Kandel (BSS #452)

Eric Kandel is most recently the author of The Age of Insight and was the 2000 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Checking his brain in for artistic purposes. Author: Eric Kandel Subjects Discussed: The interdisciplinary possibilities in Vienna 1900, Gustav Klimt, Berta Zuckerkandl, how Rokitansky’s leadership at Read More

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