69 episodes

A monthly conversation about books and ideas on NTS Radio hosted by friends Carrie Plitt, a literary agent, and Octavia Bright, a writer and academic. Each show features an author interview, book recommendations, lively discussion and a little music too, all built around a related theme - anything from the novella to race to masculinity. Listen live on NTS Radio www.nts.live

Literary Friction Literary Friction

    • Arts
    • 4.8, 52 Ratings

A monthly conversation about books and ideas on NTS Radio hosted by friends Carrie Plitt, a literary agent, and Octavia Bright, a writer and academic. Each show features an author interview, book recommendations, lively discussion and a little music too, all built around a related theme - anything from the novella to race to masculinity. Listen live on NTS Radio www.nts.live

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

wholefoodsinc ,

Best Literary Podcast

Love this podcast, genuinely look forward to it. Author interviews are great, of course, but Carrie and Octavia carry the show with their smart thoughts on reading, literature, and the theme of the week. It strikes me, listening to this show, how few literature-related podcasts feature intelligent conversations /about/ literature rather than interviews with authors. My only stubstantive complaint: too short! I often feel C. and O. could go on talking for much longer. (Perhaps they do and it's edited down? Please release a full version, too!)

(One minor complaint: I often struggle to hear this podcasts in my earbuds as I'm walking around the city. It's not a phone problem; my other podcasts are fine. Mind bumping up the volume a bit before uploading the podcast into the feed?)

ifitsnotbaroque ,

Fun podcast

Like the friendship of the two hosts. Also appreciate the “other cultural things we’re into” section. The July 2019 interview with Ocean Vuong made me want to move to Massachusetts to enroll in all his classes. So good!

incognito82 ,

Deborah Levy episode is terrible

First time listening and no more. Good program but bad, bad audio. Sounds like Levy is constantly looking for something in her purse. So much noise. So much shifting.

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