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Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth conversations with today's leading writers.   

Books, literature, writing, authors, screenwriters, art, life, conversation.   

PRAISE FOR THE OTHERPPL PODCAST:  

“…[an] excellent literary podcast." -The Paris Review   

“Fabulously smart.” -The Rumpus  

“…fun, quirky, in-depth…” -NPR  

“The perfect way to get the story behind your stories.” -Buzzfeed  

“…the preplanned responses of NPR personalities sound somewhat counterfeit when stacked against the largely, if not completely, unscripted monologues that open rawer podcasts, such as Marc Maron’s ‘WTF’ and Brad Listi’s literary ‘Otherppl’ podcast. Mr. Listi, for instance, frequently allows for lengthy pauses in between sentences that convey, without stage directions, the process of someone thinking aloud.” -New York Times  

“Good from the word ‘go.’…funny, pointed, thought-provoking. If there’s any justice in the world, this will become huge.” -McSweeney's   

“Always engaging and often revelatory…one more cog in a burgeoning literary media empire.” -Filmmaker Magazine  

“Listi’s interviews are somehow both more relaxed and more personal than the typical author conversation.” -The Millions  

“In a world full of distractions — where almost everything I encounter is practically begging me not to write — Brad Listi’s podcast has made me hit the pause button on my iTunes, blow off social obligations, and sit my ass down in a chair and write. The show is funny, insightful, entertaining, affirming, and, more than anything — inspiring. It’s easily one of the best podcasts on the web.” -Electric Literature  

“What’s awesome here is the personal questions, the open quality of the interviews…Listi is a damn good interviewer with an ability to discuss just about anything. His discussions of religion in particular make for an awesomely intimate environment that many other interview podcasts just don’t have.” -Book Riot  

“The writers and book-relevant folks [Listi has] chosen to feature range from the up-and-coming to well-established. Indie presses and their authors are abundant, so it’s a great spot to hear about off-the-radar talent. I feel like I’ve gone into some of the episodes barely knowing a name, and I come out with a better understanding of the creative life and, usually, a new book on my to-read list.” -Bustle  

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Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth conversations with today's leading writers.   

Books, literature, writing, authors, screenwriters, art, life, conversation.   

PRAISE FOR THE OTHERPPL PODCAST:  

“…[an] excellent literary podcast." -The Paris Review   

“Fabulously smart.” -The Rumpus  

“…fun, quirky, in-depth…” -NPR  

“The perfect way to get the story behind your stories.” -Buzzfeed  

“…the preplanned responses of NPR personalities sound somewhat counterfeit when stacked against the largely, if not completely, unscripted monologues that open rawer podcasts, such as Marc Maron’s ‘WTF’ and Brad Listi’s literary ‘Otherppl’ podcast. Mr. Listi, for instance, frequently allows for lengthy pauses in between sentences that convey, without stage directions, the process of someone thinking aloud.” -New York Times  

“Good from the word ‘go.’…funny, pointed, thought-provoking. If there’s any justice in the world, this will become huge.” -McSweeney's   

“Always engaging and often revelatory…one more cog in a burgeoning literary media empire.” -Filmmaker Magazine  

“Listi’s interviews are somehow both more relaxed and more personal than the typical author conversation.” -The Millions  

“In a world full of distractions — where almost everything I encounter is practically begging me not to write — Brad Listi’s podcast has made me hit the pause button on my iTunes, blow off social obligations, and sit my ass down in a chair and write. The show is funny, insightful, entertaining, affirming, and, more than anything — inspiring. It’s easily one of the best podcasts on the web.” -Electric Literature  

“What’s awesome here is the personal questions, the open quality of the interviews…Listi is a damn good interviewer with an ability to discuss just about anything. His discussions of religion in particular make for an awesomely intimate environment that many other interview podcasts just don’t have.” -Book Riot  

“The writers and book-relevant folks [Listi has] chosen to feature range from the up-and-coming to well-established. Indie presses and their authors are abundant, so it’s a great spot to hear about off-the-radar talent. I feel like I’ve gone into some of the episodes barely knowing a name, and I come out with a better understanding of the creative life and, usually, a new book on my to-read list.” -Bustle  

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@otherppl  

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Proud Bookshop affiliate. Buy books here!

    746. Roisin Kiberd

    746. Roisin Kiberd

    Roisin Kiberd is the author of The Disconnect: A Personal Journey Through the Internet, available from Serpent's Tail.
    Kiberd's essays have been published in the Dublin Review, the White Review, the Stinging Fly and Winter Papers. She has written features on technology and culture for publications including the Guardian, Vice and Motherboard, where she wrote a column about internet subcultures. Having spent some time in London as the online voice of a cheese brand, she now lives in Dublin.
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    Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today's leading writers.
    Launched in 2011. Books. Literature. Writing. Publishing. Authors. Screenwriters. Etc.
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    • 1 hr 42 min
    745. Janice Lee

    745. Janice Lee

    Janice Lee is the author of the novel Imagine a Death, available from Texas Review Press. 
    Lee is a Korean-American writer, editor, publisher, and shamanic healer. Author of seven books of fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry, she is the founder & executive editor of Entropy, Co-Publisher at Civil Coping Mechanisms, Contributing Editor at Fanzine, and Co-Founder of The Accomplices LLC. She currently lives in Portland, OR where she is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Portland State University.
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    Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today's leading writers.
    Launched in 2011. Books. Literature. Writing. Publishing. Authors. Screenwriters. Etc.
    Support the show on Patreon
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    www.otherppl.com
    @otherppl
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    744. Jocelyn Nicole Johnson

    744. Jocelyn Nicole Johnson

    Jocelyn Nicole Johnson is the author of the debut story collection My Monticello, available from Henry Holt & Co.
    Johnson's writing has appeared in Guernica, The Guardian, Phoebe, Prime Number Magazine, and elsewhere. Her short story "Control Negro" was anthologized in Best American Short Stories 2018, guest edited by Roxane Gay, and read live by LeVar Burton as part of PRI's Selected Shorts series. Johnson has been a fellow at Hedgebrook, Tin House Summer Workshops, and VCCA. A veteran public school art teacher, she lives and writes in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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    Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today's leading writers.
    Launched in 2011. Books. Literature. Writing. Publishing. Authors. Screenwriters. Etc.
    Support the show on Patreon
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    www.otherppl.com
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    743. Sarah Hall

    743. Sarah Hall

    Sarah Hall is the author of the novel Burntcoat, available from Custom House. It is the official November pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club.
    Hall was born in Cumbria. She is the prizewinning author of six novels and three short story collections. She is a recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters E. M. Forster Award, the Edge Hill Short Story Prize, among others, and the only person ever to win the BBC National Short Story Award twice. 
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    Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today's leading writers.
    Launched in 2011. Books. Literature. Writing. Publishing. Authors. Screenwriters. Etc.
    Support the show on Patreon
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    www.otherppl.com
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    742. Dennis Cooper

    742. Dennis Cooper

    Dennis Cooper is the author of the novel I Wished, available from Soho Press.
    Cooper is the author of the George Miles Cycle, an interconnected sequence of five novels: Closer, Frisk, Try, Guide, and Period. His other works include My Loose Thread; The Sluts, winner of France's Prix Sade and the Lambda Literary Award; God Jr.; Wrong; The Dream Police; Ugly Man; and The Marbled Swarm. He divides his time between Los Angeles and Paris. He is the director (with Zac Farley) of Permanent Green Light and Like Cattle Towards Glow.
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    Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today's leading writers.
    Launched in 2011. Books. Literature. Writing. Publishing. Authors. Screenwriters. Etc.
    Support the show on Patreon
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    www.otherppl.com
    @otherppl
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    741. Larissa Pham

    741. Larissa Pham

    Larissa Pham is the author of the memoir-in-essays Pop Song, available from Catapult. 
    Pham is an artist and writer in Brooklyn. Born in Portland, Oregon, she studied painting and art history at Yale University. She has written essays and criticism for the Paris Review Daily, The Nation, Art in America, Guernica, and elsewhere. She was an inaugural Yi Dae Up fellowship recipient from the Jack Jones Literary Arts Retreat. She is also the author of Fantasian, a novella.
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    Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today's leading writers.
    Launched in 2011. Books. Literature. Writing. Publishing. Authors. Screenwriters. Etc.
    Support the show on Patreon
    Merch
    www.otherppl.com
    @otherppl
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    The podcast is a proud affiliate partner of Bookshop, working to support local, independent bookstores.
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    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
353 Ratings

353 Ratings

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Brad, host of the Otherppl podcast, highlights all aspects of being an author and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Sourdough the Biscuit ,

Sound quality

I was looking forward to listening to this conversation. I pulled the plug because the sound quality was quite distracting.

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What a Resource!!

I’m an English graduate student, and I cannot speak highly enough of how pivotal this podcast is. It’s an endless well of information. It’s rife with beautiful, authentic conversations with authors I otherwise would never know. It’s an incredible resource to not only depend on the viability of what’s being shared, but it introduces me to an eclectic authorial dimension for which I have the greatest appreciation. Thank you!

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