Paula Kamen (BSS #5)

Approximate Date: A sunny afternoon in early August, 2005 Author: Paula Kamen Condition of Mr. Segundo: More of a complainer than usual, but feeling either paternal or pathological. Subjects Discussed: Balancing memoir and microhistory, Chronic Daily Headache (CDH) and its recent medical classification, newspaper articles that perpetuate an unlived life, writing a book while suffering

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Amanda Filipacchi & Kevin Smokler (BSS #4)

Approximate Date: July 31, 2005 Authors: Amanda Filipacchi and Kevin Smokler Condition of Bat Segundo: In an unspecified condition of “pain.” More sober than usual, pining for scotch and merlot. Subjects Discussed: Stalking, dark comedy, intense behavior, Harriet Klausner, chick lit, keeping lists, sex, the politically incorrect, the menage a trois, class-based characters, free time,

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Forthcoming Podcasts

The next show will probably include two author interviews and the Bat Segundo crew hopes to get this up no later than Monday. This week, we’ve lined up five more authors for future shows. We’re committed to making the Segundo Show a weekly reality. Keep watching these pages for future updates. (And if you’re an

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Getting Started

Okay. Looks like we’re now up and running with the whole podcasting thing. Special thanks to Jay Allen for helping out the neophytes at the Bat Segundo Studio with the RSS stuff. Be Sociable, Share!

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Jonathan Ames (BSS #3)

Our third episode is our first conversation with Jonathan Ames — this one, in relation to Wake Up, Sir! Ames would be the first writer to appear twice on the program, returning to Show #25. He would later be involved with various film and television projects. But we talked with him way back when. Condition

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BEA 2005: Dennis Loy Johnson, Valerie Merians, and David Kipen (BSS #2)

The second Bat Segundo program involves several interviews conducted at BookExpo America 2005, which were strung together into a program. At the time, Bat Segundo hadn’t quite figured out what it was about. Even the Bat Segundo character at the beginning isn’t entirely defined. But this program does provide a modest glimpse of the publishing

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David Mitchell (BSS #1)

The first Bat Segundo program features David Mitchell, who talked with me by telephone on October 6, 2004 while on paperback tour for Cloud Atlas. Mitchell would appear again in a two part in-person interview on Show #54 and Show #55 to discuss Black Swan Green. And he would appear a third time on Show

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