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On the LRB Podcast you'll find recent (and not so recent) pieces read by the author; our 'Close Reading’ series, in which Seamus Perry and Mark Ford consider 20th century poets through the lens of the pieces written about them in the LRB; and a range of other conversations on topics and writers covered in the paper.

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On the LRB Podcast you'll find recent (and not so recent) pieces read by the author; our 'Close Reading’ series, in which Seamus Perry and Mark Ford consider 20th century poets through the lens of the pieces written about them in the LRB; and a range of other conversations on topics and writers covered in the paper.

    Close Readings: On Louis MacNeice

    Close Readings: On Louis MacNeice

    Seamus Perry and Mark Ford discuss the life and work of Louis MacNeice, the Irish poet of psychic divisions and authoritative fretfulness.
    Find LRB pieces about Louis MacNeice here: https://lrb.me/louismacneicepod
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    • 57 min
    Haiti’s Revolution

    Haiti’s Revolution

    Pooja Bhatia talks to Thomas Jones about the Haitian revolution of 1791, the world-historical debut of the movement for Black liberation. They discuss the early insurrections, the leadership of Toussaint Louverture and his complicated legacy, the post-revolutionary land reforms and their traces in modern Haiti’s mango industry, and how Bhatia managed to get an interview with former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide after his return from exile.
    Find more by Pooja Bhatia on Haiti in the LRB here: https://lrb.me/haitirevolutionpod
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    • 36 min
    From Fulton to Miami-Dade

    From Fulton to Miami-Dade

    Randall Kennedy and Mike Davis talk to Adam Shatz about the results of the US elections. They consider the achievement of Stacey Abrams in Georgia, why the pandemic didn’t make much difference, how Democrats failed to understand changing Latino demographics, the role of progressives in Biden’s victory, and the intransigent, exurban core of the Republican base.
    Find more on the US elections in the LRB on the episode page for this podcast: https://lrb.me/kennedydavispod
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    ‘Little girl, ya neck stinks. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh’

    ‘Little girl, ya neck stinks. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh’

    Patricia Lockwood talks to Joanne O’Leary about being possessed by Vladimir Nabokov, reading Lolita as a teenage girl, the diagnostic value of Bend Sinister, and her anxiety about writing after having Covid-19.
    Read Patricia Lockwood on Nabokov and more in the LRB: https://lrb.me/lockwoodnabokovpod
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    • 58 min
    Catholics and Lumpen-billionaires

    Catholics and Lumpen-billionaires

    Adam Shatz talks to Mike Davis about some of the underlying and long-term political shifts at play in next week’s US elections. They discuss both traditional and emerging swing voters, the obstacles to majority rule, the appointment of Amy Coney Barrett as the latest move in an ongoing civil war within the Catholic Church in the United States, the critical failure of the left to challenge the philosophy of the Reagan revolution, the death cult at the core of today’s Republican base, the importance of Bernie Sanders’s presidential run and the Black Lives Matter movement, and why, fifteen years ago, Davis predicted an age of pandemics.
    Find LRB pieces related to this episode here: https://lrb.me/mikedavispod
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    ‘Categories are stupid’

    ‘Categories are stupid’

    Alex Abramovich talks to Thomas Jones about the history of country from Jimmie Rodgers to Lil Nas X, by way of Dolly Parton (and Eddie Van Halen), and the problems with the labels that get applied to American vernacular music.
    Find Alex Abramovich's piece on Ken Burns' series here: https://lrb.me/countrymusicpod
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    • 47 min

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