Category: People

Sheila McClear (BSS #412)

Sheila McClear is most recently the author of The Last of the Live Nude Girls. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Embracing the diminishing returns of Old New York. Author: Sheila McClear Subjects Discussed: Peter Pan Donuts as a point of meaning in one’s life, Hunter S. Thompson and breakfast, Old New York, staying in New York 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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Deb Olin Unferth (BSS #386)

Deb Olin Unferth appeared on The Bat Segundo Show #386. She is most recently the author of Revolution. PROGRAM NOTE: Just before the tape rolled, Our Correspondent, who met with Deb Olin Unferth at a Vegan restaurant, had casually mentioned (in an entirely different context) that he was a meat eater. Our Correspondent’s revelation was 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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David Rakoff II (BSS #362)

David Rakoff is most recently the author of Half-Empty. He previously appeared on The Bat Segundo Show #167 and The Bat Segundo Show #168. PROGRAM NOTE: This show contains many unusual moments: the unanswered phone calls ringing in Mr. Rakoff’s apartment, the race to the Internet to look up the word “vitiate,” the efforts by Read More

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Neal Pollack II (BSS #360)

Neal Pollack is most recently the author of Stretch. He previously appeared on The Bat Segundo Show #96. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Stretching for owls. Author: Neal Pollack Subjects Discussed: [List forthcoming] EXCERPT FROM SHOW: Correspondent: This book isn’t, to me, just about your own personal experience with yoga. I got the sense in reading Read More

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Vincent Cassel & Rachel Shukert II (BSS #351)

Vincent Cassel stars in Mesrine: Killer Instinct, which opens in limited release on August 27, 2010, followed by Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1 on September 3, 2010. Rachel Shukert is most recently the author of Everything is Going to Be Just Great and previously appeared on Show #217. (The true Shukert completist can also listen Read More

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John Waters (BSS #342)

John Waters is most recently the author of Role Models. (Considerable gratitude to Wayman Ng, who resuscitated this conversation from the data grave.) Condition of Mr. Segundo: Comparing himself to unspecified reference groups in Mertonian social situations. Author: John Waters Subjects Discussed: [List forthcoming] EXCERPT FROM SHOW: Correspondent: You observe that listening to what Tennessee Read More

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Julie Klausner (BSS #330)

Julie Klausner is most recently the author of I Don’t Care About Your Band Condition of Mr. Segundo: Dodging dubious-minded vegans. Author: Julie Klausner Subjects Discussed: Terms for imposing snow, submitting a story to the New York Times‘s “Modern Love” section, the rejected “Modern Love” column, writing a book without any specific disciplinary pattern, crossing Read More

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Kevin Sampsell (BSS #322)

Kevin Sampsell is most recently the author of A Common Pornography. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Airing his dirty laundry. Guest: Kevin Sampsell Subjects Discussed: Maintaining an emotional spectrum within the two editions of A Common Pornography, balancing sweet material with darker installments, how the death of Sampsell’s father (and subsequent revelations) altered Sampsell’s perspective, the Read More

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Terry Teachout (BSS #314)

Terry Teachout is most recently the author of Pops. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Playing for handy water closets. Author: Terry Teachout Subjects Discussed: Managing professional duties, the exigencies of sifting through 650 reels of Louis Armstrong’s tapes, Armstrong’s encounters with the mob, Armstrong’s relationship with manager Joe Glaser, the aborted Duke Ellington collaborative album, Pierre Read More

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Laurie Sandell (BSS #306)

Laurie Sandell is the author of The Impostor’s Daughter. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Wondering if the coalminer was an impostor. Author: Laurie Sandell Subjects Discussed: Chicken recipes, the quest for truth within memoir, how narrative shapes and stretches truth, subjective vs. objective accounts, the essay written anonymously for Esquire, memory vs. concrete evidence, emails from Read More

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