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A weekly podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today's leading authors. Hosted by Brad Listi.

    Episode 662 — Leigh Stein

    Episode 662 — Leigh Stein

    Leigh Stein is the guest. Her new novel, Self Care, is available from Penguin.
    This is Leigh's third time on the program. She first appeared in Episode 105, on September 16, 2012, and again in Episode 407, with Lux Alptraum, on March 30, 2016.
    Stein is a writer interested in what the internet is doing to our identities, relationships, and politics. She is also the author of the memoir Land of Enchantment, the poetry collection Dispatch from the Future, and the novel The Fallback Plan. Her non-fiction writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker online, Allure, ELLE, Poets & Writers, BuzzFeed, The Cut, Salon, and Slate. 
    From 2014 – 2017, she was cofounder and executive director of Out of the Binders/BinderCon, a feminist literary nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the careers of women and gender variant writers. Nearly 2,000 writers attended BinderCon events in NYC and LA, to hear speakers including Lisa Kudrow, Anna Quindlen, Claudia Rankine, Jill Abramson, Elif Batuman, Effie Brown, Leslie Jamison, Suki Kim, and Adrian Nicole LeBlanc. Leigh also moderated the private Facebook community of 40,000 writers.
    Leigh is no longer on Facebook.
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Episode 661 — Raphael Bob-Waksberg

    Episode 661 — Raphael Bob-Waksberg

    Raphael Bob-Waksberg is the guest. He is the creator of the animated television series BoJack Horseman and the author of a new story collection called Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory (Knopf).
    Bob-Waksberg was raised in Palo Alto, California. He attended Bard College and lives in Los Angeles. This is his first book.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 660 — Maggie Downs

    Episode 660 — Maggie Downs

    Maggie Downs is the guest. Her new memoir, Braver Than You Think: Around the World on the Trip of My (Mother's) Lifetime, is available from Counterpoint Press.
    Downs is an award-winning writer based in Palm Springs, California. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Palm Springs Life, and McSweeney's and has been anthologized in The Lonely Planet Travel Anthology: True Stories from the World's Best Writers and Best Women's Travel Writing. This is her first book.
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    • 1 hr 53 min
    Episode 659 — Jean Kyoung Frazier

    Episode 659 — Jean Kyoung Frazier

    Jean Kyoung Frazier is the guest. Her new novel, Pizza Girl, is available from Doubleday. It is the official July pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club.
    Jean lives in Los Angeles. This is her debut.
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Episode 658 — Nikki Dolson

    Episode 658 — Nikki Dolson

    Nikki Dolson is the guest. Her new story collection, Love and Other Criminal Behavior, is available from Bronzeville Books.
    Dolson is a writer primarily of short fiction, which has been published in places like Shotgun Honey, Tough, Thuglit, and Bartleby Snopes. Her other book, All Things Violent, is available from Fahrenheit Press. She lives in Las Vegas.
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Episode 657 — Genevieve Hudson

    Episode 657 — Genevieve Hudson

    Genevieve Hudson is the guest. Their new novel, Boys of Alabama, is available from Liveright Publishing.
    This is their second time on the program. They first appeared in Episode 544 on September 26, 2018.
    Hudson's other books include the critical memoir A Little in Love with Everyone (2018), and Pretend We Live Here: Stories (2018), which was a LAMBDA Literary Award finalist.
    They hold an MFA in fiction from Portland State University, and their work has appeared or is forthcoming in ELLE Magazine, OprahMag.com, McSweeney’s, Catapult, Bookforum, Bitch, and other places. They have received fellowships from the Fulbright Program, MacDowell, Caldera Arts, and The Vermont Studio Center. They are a Visiting Fiction Faculty member at Antioch University-Los Angeles’s MFA Program, a freelance writer, and also work in advertising. They live in Portland, Oregon.
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    • 1 hr 19 min

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Entertaining and informative. Church for the aspiring and or struggling writer. Brad makes for a great literary shepherd. Worth every sound bite and might just save your soul or sanity on an especially misanthropic commute.

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You think your painful experiences and idle preoccupations are unique and then you listen to the Otherppl podcast and you realise how deeply connected we all are. Not only are Brad Listi's interviews insightful, surprising and entertaining, but they provide a vital window into the human condition that is severely lacking from most mainstream media.

Give yourself a couple of episodes, as not every personality will be one that grabs you.

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I have been listening to Brad's show since about episode 50 and now the twice weekly episodes are an essential part of my weekly ritual. As someone who aspires to write fiction for a living the show is a great motivator: listening to how other people write and why they do it- makes you feel connected to the whole thing in some remote way.
The regular shows are always inspiring and give me the impetus to get out the notebook and keep writing.
Brad is a great host, this was the first podcast I ever listened to, I have branched out to see what other literary podcasts are like but Other People is clearly the best, great content and tone, interesting conversations that feel unplanned but always lead somewhere interesting.
Anyone who is interested in writing fiction should listen to this.

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