A weekly conversation about books and life, not necessarily in that order.
Episode 430 - Jesse Sheidlower
Lexicographer, bartender and bon vivant Jesse Sheidlower rejoins the show to talk about his new project, the Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction!
Episode 429 - Nate Powell
National Book Award-winning cartoonist Nate Powell joins the show to celebrate his new collection, Save It For Later: Promises, Parenthood, and the Urgency of Protest. We talk about his work with Rep. John Lewis on MARCH, the combo of thrash metal & X-Men comics that instilled his social conscience, the need to call out fascism for what it is, & more!
Episode 428 - Michael DeForge
Cartoonist Michael DeForge joins the show to celebrate his new collection, Heaven No Hell (D&Q), and talk about his compulsions of making comics, relitigating the traumas of our lives, and hunting down great butter tarts!
Episode 427 - Kate Lacour
Let's mark the first anniversary of my COVID Check-In podcasts by returning to the very first guest in that series, artist/taxidermist Kate Lacour!
Episode 426 - Laura Lindstedt
Finnish author Laura Lindstedt joins the show to celebrate the US debut of her amazing novel, My Friend Natalia (Liveright, tr. David Hackston)
Episode 425 - Vivian Gornick
Literary legend Vivian Gornick joins the show to talk about her new career-spanning collection, Taking A Long Look: Essays on Culture, Literature, and Feminism in Our Time (Verso Press)
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Very thoughtful, interesting and inspiring conversations with writers, book critics, curators, cartoonists; the list goes on!
I highly recommend it! A great place to go if you want to delve into the minds of talented and creative people.
I listened to the episode where Gil interviewed Peter Bagge and thought it was great. Lots of excellent questions. I found it very enjoyable and I'm sure you will too.