Month: October 2012

Jami Attenberg II (BSS #494)

Jami Attenberg is most recently the author of The Middlesteins. She previously appeared on The Bat Segundo Show #172. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Dodging the slings and arrows of families. Author: Jami Attenberg Subjects Discussed: Chapter headings with weight listings, why Edie wasn’t the first Middlestein to emerge from the Attenberg brain, finding the structure Read More

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Peter Davison (BSS #493)

Peter Davison played the fifth incarnation of Doctor Who! But he also delivers numerous charming performances in A Very Peculiar Practice, All Creatures Great and Small, At Home with the Braithwaites and The Last Detective. (Many thanks to Roger Bilheimer for his great help in making this improbable conversation happen and to Yashoda Sampath for Read More

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T.C. Boyle V (BSS #492)

T.C. Boyle is most recently the author of San Miguel. Since Mr. Boyle has appeared four previous times on this program (Show #10, Show #70, Show #273, Show #385), we felt that it was essential to include him in Bat Segundo’s last stretch. This is the fifth and final conversation with T.C. Boyle. Condition of Read More

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Ross McElwee (BSS #491)

Ross McElwee is most recently the director of Photographic Memory. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Stepping away from the memories. Guest: Ross McElwee Subjects Discussed: Walker Percy’s “certification,” Heidegger’s Allt√§glichkeit, whether social media and YouTube can capture the essential quality of “everydayness,” patterns and layers of meaning discovered through the act of filming one’s life for Read More

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Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez (BSS #490)

Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez are the creators, writers, and artists for Love and Rockets, the long-running and much acclaimed series celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Revisiting a moment in 1969 which sealed his fate. Authors: Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez Subjects Discussed: Mario Hernandez, the way that Gilbert and Jaime Read More

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Liv Ullmann (BSS #489)

Liv Ullmann is the subject of Liv and Ingmar, which is now playing the New York Film Festival. She has also appeared in many legendary movies. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Wondering whether his persona is predicated upon cries and whispers. Guest: Liv Ullmann Subjects Discussed: Maintaining patience while living with an eccentric genius, living in Read More

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Andrea Arnold (BSS #488)

Andrea Arnold is the co-writer and director of Wuthering Heights, which opens on October 5 in select theaters. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Wondering if his creator is Heathcliff. Guest: Andrea Arnold Subjects Discussed: Characters defined by how they observe things, working with moths, Yorkshire insect wranglers, how to get animals to behave on camera, improvisational Read More

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