72 episodes

Hosts Matt Bucher and Dave Laird interview writers, scholars, and others about books, literary fiction, and David Foster Wallace.

Concavity Show Matt Bucher & Dave Laird

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    • 4.9 • 84 Ratings

Hosts Matt Bucher and Dave Laird interview writers, scholars, and others about books, literary fiction, and David Foster Wallace.

    Episode 68 - Adam Levin, author of Mount Chicago

    Episode 68 - Adam Levin, author of Mount Chicago

    In Adam's second appearance on the show, we discuss his brand new novel, Mount Chicago, which follows a handful of characters living in the shadow of a "terrestrial anomaly" that befalls Chicago's downtown. Both hilarious and tragic, the book shows off Levin's great versatility as a storyteller, metafictionist, humorist, and, maybe to some extent, autobiographer. We also talk about birds (again). 

    Buy Adam's new book here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/695826/mount-chicago-by-adam-levin/ or here: https://bookshop.org/books/mount-chicago/9780385548243

    Adam's website: https://www.adamlevinadamlevin.com/

    Seminary Co-op Virtual Event on August 10th (registration required) - https://www.semcoop.com/event/adam-levin-mount-chicago

    "A Lot of Things Have Happened" by Adam Levin - The New Yorker https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/12/27/a-lot-of-things-have-happened

    Recent New York Times piece on Mount Chicago - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/21/books/summer-books-writers.html

     

    Contact Dave & Matt: 

    Email - concavityshow@gmail.com

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/ConcavityShow

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/concavityshow/

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/concavityshow/

    Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/concavityshow

    Threadless Merch Store - https://concavityshow.threadless.com/

     

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 67 - Christian TeBordo, author of The Apology (and DFW22 Conference Recap)

    Episode 67 - Christian TeBordo, author of The Apology (and DFW22 Conference Recap)

    In Episode 67, we welcome Christian TeBordo back to the show to discuss his new novel, The Apology, as well as get a rundown of the recent David Foster Wallace conference in Austin, with overall reflections from Matt. 

    Christian on Twitter - https://twitter.com/xtebordo

    Buy The Apology here - https://www.astrophilpress.com/the-apology

     

    Contact Dave & Matt: 

    Email - concavityshow@gmail.com

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/ConcavityShow

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/concavityshow/

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/concavityshow/

    Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/concavityshow

    Threadless Merch Store - https://concavityshow.threadless.com/

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Episode 66 - Dario Diofebi, author of Paradise, Nevada

    Episode 66 - Dario Diofebi, author of Paradise, Nevada

    In Episode 66, we welcome Dario Diofebi, the mind behind one of our favorite books of 2021, Paradise, Nevada, from Bloomsbury Publishing. 

    You can buy the book here: https://www.bloomsbury.com/ca/paradise-nevada-9781635576207/

    Stay tuned for the bonus episode, dropping about two weeks from this launch. Check out our Patreon for access details: https://www.patreon.com/concavityshow

     

    Contact Matt and Dave: 

    Email - concavityshow@gmail.com

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/ConcavityShow

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/concavityshow/

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/concavityshow/

    Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/concavityshow

    Threadless Merch Store - https://concavityshow.threadless.com/

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Episode 65 - Kyle Beachy, author of The Most Fun Thing

    Episode 65 - Kyle Beachy, author of The Most Fun Thing

    In Episode 65, we bear witness to the glorious return of Kyle Beachy to the show, to discuss his new book on skateboarding (and marriage, architecture, literature, etc.), The Most Fun Thing: Dispatches from a Skateboard Life, out now from Grand Central Publishing!

    You can buy the book from your friendly local book store, or online, here: https://bookshop.org/books/the-most-fun-thing-dispatches-from-a-skateboard-life-9781549166969/9781538754115

    Find Kyle on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kylebeachy

    And here: https://twitter.com/TheMostFunThing

    Kyle's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themostfunthing/?hl=en

    Kyle's Podcast, Vent City: https://soundcloud.com/ventcity

    Read and check out more or Kyle's writing, interviews, and videos here: https://linktr.ee/kbeachy

     

    Contact Matt and Dave: 

    Email - concavityshow@gmail.com

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/ConcavityShow

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/concavityshow/

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/concavityshow/

    Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/concavityshow

    Threadless Merch Store - https://concavityshow.threadless.com/

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Episode 64 - 2021 Year in Review

    Episode 64 - 2021 Year in Review

    In Episode 64, we recount our year in reading, noting our highlights along the way. Stay tuned for Film, TV, and Music in the Patreon bonus episode!

    Apple Music Year End Playlist - https://music.apple.com/ca/playlist/concavity-show-best-of-2021/pl.u-r2yBJmEIPj5rYl

    Spotify Year End Playlist - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/39OGzFZKMCQGSoZIQGudL6?si=366545dd4e93492d

     

    Show Notes:

    Robyn O'Neil Cards - https://www.robynoneil.com/cardsandstickers

    Rob Rahmier's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/rdeezy84/

    Jacob Rahier's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jrahmier/

     

    Contact Matt and Dave: 

    Email - concavityshow@gmail.com

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/ConcavityShow

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/concavityshow/

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/concavityshow/

    Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/concavityshow

    Threadless Merch Store - https://concavityshow.threadless.com/

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 63 -Deb Olin Unferth

    Episode 63 -Deb Olin Unferth

    In Episode 63, Matt and Dave talk to Deb Olin Unferth—author of the fantastic novels Barn 8 and Vacation, short story collections Wait Till You See Me Dance and Minor Robberies, and the memoir Revolution—about her writing, research, and creative writing teaching. 

     

    Contact Deb about Pen-City - pencitywriters@gmail.com

    Deb's Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/debolinunferth

    Deb's Shipman Agency page - https://www.theshipmanagency.com/deb-olin-unferth

    Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deb_Olin_Unferth

     

    Contact Matt and Dave: 

    Email - concavityshow@gmail.com

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/ConcavityShow

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/concavityshow/

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/concavityshow/

    Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/concavityshow

    Threadless Merch Store - https://concavityshow.threadless.com/

    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

Eddie Matthews (just some guy) ,

Excellent show

I really enjoy the in-depth discussions of Wallace and the scholarship around him. These hosts are widely aware of the discourse and regularly add to it via their quality guests.

To the library and step on it ,

Always thought provoking

I love this show. The dialogue is always thoughtful. My reading list has expanded immensely and I love reading again. Thank you.

disgruntled meditator ,

Love the new direction

Congratulations on the formal launch of the new Concavity Show. The DFW bait and switch even. Can’t wait to see how things develop.

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