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Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth conversations with today's leading authors. Books, writing, literature, screenwriting, the creative process, and more. Available wherever you get your podcasts. Watch it on the Otherppl YouTube channel. Follow the show on Twitter and Instagram.

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Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth conversations with today's leading authors. Books, writing, literature, screenwriting, the creative process, and more. Available wherever you get your podcasts. Watch it on the Otherppl YouTube channel. Follow the show on Twitter and Instagram.

    Mark Leidner on Aphorisms, Writing, Risk, Memory, Parables, Myth, Poetry, Religion, Miracles, Nature, Childhood, and Church

    Mark Leidner on Aphorisms, Writing, Risk, Memory, Parables, Myth, Poetry, Religion, Miracles, Nature, Childhood, and Church

    In today's flashback, an outtake from Episode 545, my conversation with author and poet Mark Leidner. It first aired on October 3, 2018.
    Leidner is a writer from south Georgia who currently lives in California with his family. His books include a poetry collection called Returning the Sword to the Stone, a story collection entitled Under the Sea, and a collection of aphorisms called The Angel in the Dream of Our Hangover. He posts shorter writing on twitter, videos and photos on instagram, and longer writing can be found on substack.
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    Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today's leading writers.
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    • 27 min
    920. Hari Kunzru

    920. Hari Kunzru

    Hari Kunzru is the author of the novel Blue Ruin, available from Knopf.
    Kunzru is the author of six other novels, Red Pill, White Tears, Gods Without Men, My Revolutions, Transmission, and The Impressionist. The recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Academy in Berlin, and the Cullman Center at the New York Public Library, he is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books and writes the "Easy Chair" column for Harper's Magazine. He lives in Brooklyn and teaches in the Creative Writing Program at New York University.
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    Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today's leading writers.
    Available where podcasts are available: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, etc.
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    919. Myriam Lacroix

    919. Myriam Lacroix

    Myriam Lacroix is the author of the debut novel How It Works Out, available from The Overlook Press. It is the official May pick of the Otherppl Book Club.
    Lacroix was born in Montreal to a Québécois mother and a Moroccan father, and currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has a BFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia and an MFA from Syracuse University, where she was editor in chief of Salt Hill Journal and received the New York Public Humanities Fellowship for creating Out-Front, an LGBTQ+ writing group whose goal was to expand the possibilities of queer writing. 
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    Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today's leading writers.
    Available where podcasts are available: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, etc.
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Sam Tallent on Publishing, Comedy, Community, Doug Stanhope, Vegas, Reading, Self-Education, Writing, Weed, and Panic Attacks

    Sam Tallent on Publishing, Comedy, Community, Doug Stanhope, Vegas, Reading, Self-Education, Writing, Weed, and Panic Attacks

    In today's flashback, an outtake from Episode 708, my conversation with author and comedian Sam Tallent. It first aired on May 26, 2021.
    Tallent is a comedian, novelist and host of the Chubby Behemoth Podcast. For the last decade, he has performed more than 45 weekends per year in North America, Asia, Australia and Europe. His writing has appeared in Birdy Magazine and on VICE.com and he’s told jokes on Comedy Central, TruTV and VICELAND.
    His acclaimed debut novel, Running the Light, heralded as the definitive book on standup comedy, is soon to be a major motion picture (Doug Stanhope: “the best fictional representation of comedy in any medium ever,” Marc Maron: “a beautiful rendering of a dark reality”). His novella, ATTABOY, was published as an Audible Original. "Waiting for Death to Claim Us," his comedy special, is available on Amazon Prime. He lives in Colorado.
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    Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today's leading writers.
    Available where podcasts are available: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, etc.
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    • 28 min
    918. Carvell Wallace

    918. Carvell Wallace

    Carvell Wallace is the author of the debut memoir Another Word for Love, available from MCD Books.
    Wallace grew up between Southwestern PA, Washington DC, and Los Angeles. He attended Tisch School for the Arts and worked as a stage actor before spending fifteen years in direct service youth non-profits. He has covered arts, entertainment, music, culture, race, sports, and parenting for The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Slate, GQ, Pitchfork, MTV News and others. As a podcast host, he has been nominated for a Peabody and won a Kaleidoscope Award and was the Slate parenting advice columnist. He is the co-author of the New York Times best-selling basketball memoir The Sixth Man with Andre Iguodala. He lives in Oakland and has two adult children, a comfortable couch, and a lot of plants.
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    Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today's leading writers.
    Available where podcasts are available: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, etc.
    Subscribe to Brad Listi’s email newsletter.
    Support the show on Patreon
    Merch
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    Email the show: letters [at] otherppl [dot] com
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    The Life of a Bookseller

    The Life of a Bookseller

    A new 'Craftwork' episode entitled 'The Life of a Bookseller.' My guest is Paul Yamazaki, principal book buyer for City Lights Bookstore. His new book is called Reading the Room: A Bookseller's Tale, available from Ode Books.
    Yamazaki has been the principal buyer at City Lights Booksellers, the legendary San Francisco bookstore and publisher founded by Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Peter Martin, for more than fifty years. A champion for national and global literature, writers, publishers, and independent bookstores, Yamazaki was the recipient of the National Book Foundation's 2023 Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community. He has mentored generations of booksellers across America. Rick Simonsonhas worked at Seattle's Elliott Bay Book Company, one of the US's leading independent bookstores, since 1976. He is Elliott Bay's senior buyer and founded their internationally renowned author reading program forty years ago. He presently serves on the governing boards of Copper Canyon Press, the University of Washington Press, and UNESCO Seattle City of Literature.
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    Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today's leading writers.
    Available where podcasts are available: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, etc.
    Subscribe to Brad Listi’s email newsletter.
    Support the show on Patreon
    Merch
    Twitter
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    Bluesky
    Email the show: letters [at] otherppl [dot] com
    The podcast is a proud affiliate partner of Bookshop, working to support local, independent bookstores.
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    • 1 hr 24 min

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