Tag: podcast

Uzodinma Iweala (BSS #473)

Uzodinma Iweala is most recently the author of Our Kind of People. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Looking beyond. Subjects Discussed: The advantages of hearing stories told to understand issues, the rhythms and tones of language, how to track down people to talk with in Nigeria, China Keiteski, the advantages of bus depots, the Nigerian Civil Read More

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John Lanchester (BSS #471)

John Lanchester is most recently the author of Capital. This episode of The Bat Segundo Show is brought to you by Audible.com. If you want to listen to John Lanchester’s Capital, and help keep this show going, sign up for a free audiobook and a 30 day trial. Use this handy link: http://www.audiblepodcast.com/bat Condition of Read More

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Frank Partnoy (BSS #468)

Frank Partnoy is most recently the author of Wait. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Impatient for a pause. Author: Frank Partnoy Subjects Discussed: Perception of time, Walter Clark, pauses and authenticity, Jon Stewart’s 20 second pause in response to Sarah Palin’s “squirmish,” This American Life, Christian Marclay’s The Clock, “Kristen Schaal is a horse,” Tao Lin’s Read More

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Brian Francis Slattery II (BSS #466)

Brian Francis Slattery is most recently the author of Lost Everything and previously appeared on The Bat Segundo Show #142. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Hammering in the morning, the evening, and the afternoon. Author: Brian Francis Slattery Subjects Discussed: Radio programs which force authors to starve for an hour, the glut of dystopian novels after Read More

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Jesmyn Ward (BSS #463)

Jesmyn Ward is most recently the author of Salvage the Bones. This episode of The Bat Segundo Show is brought to you by Audible.com. If you want to listen to Jesmyn Ward’s Salvage the Bones (available at Audible.com), and help keep this show going, sign up for a free audiobook and a 30 day trial. Read More

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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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Steve Erickson II (BSS #447)

Steve Erickson is most recently the author of These Dreams of You. He previously appeared on The Bat Segundo Show #180. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Contriving plans to join a community of one half. Author: Steve Erickson) Subjects Discussed: Writing a novel around short bursts, plagiarizing the future, The Sea Came In at Midnight, the Read More

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Catherine Chung (BSS #442)

Catherine Chung is most recently the author of Forgotten Country. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Wondering if he left his car keys in Korea. Author: Catherine Chung Subjects Discussed: How Forgotten Country emerged from multiple stories, finding inspiration from disappearance, mysterious ghost monks that couldn’t float their way into the narrative, getting to know a character’s 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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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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