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Marginalia is an on-air commentary and podcast hosted by KMUW's Beth Golay. Each episode features author interviews, editorial commentary and other marginalia to enhance the reading experience.

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Marginalia is an on-air commentary and podcast hosted by KMUW's Beth Golay. Each episode features author interviews, editorial commentary and other marginalia to enhance the reading experience.

    Marginalia: Jenny Offill On 'Weather'

    Marginalia: Jenny Offill On 'Weather'

    I begin this episode of Marginalia a bit red in the face. You see, I interviewed Jenny Offill about her novel, Weather , on March 6. It was the last interview I conducted in-studio at the station. The next week we started working from home.

    • 13 min
    Marginalia: Andrew Krivak On 'The Bear' And The End Of Mankind

    Marginalia: Andrew Krivak On 'The Bear' And The End Of Mankind

    What would a world look like where only two people remain?

    • 24 min
    Marginalia: Rufi Thorpe's 'The Knockout Queen' Packs A Punch

    Marginalia: Rufi Thorpe's 'The Knockout Queen' Packs A Punch

    I recently had a conversation with Rufi Thorpe about her book, The Knockout Queen . At its most basic level, it’s a book about friendship. But that’s just one of the many themes we could have explored. It's also about sexuality. It’s about fitting in. It’s about how we don’t always do the right thing. And then there’s Thorpe’s writing. Somehow it’s simultaneously accessible and sophisticated. She has a way of respecting people's desires and fragilities as legitimate. There are so many things to

    • 15 min
    Marginalia: Luke Geddes On His Time In Wichita, And The Novel That Followed

    Marginalia: Luke Geddes On His Time In Wichita, And The Novel That Followed

    Luke Geddes has written a novel set in Wichita. Since KMUW is based in Wichita, that’s an oddity worth pointing out. The novel, Heart of Junk , is about a group of antique mall booth owners and the world of collectibles—a world Geddes discovered when he spent a couple years in Wichita earning an MFA from Wichita State University. Heart of Junk is filled with humor, sadness, and cynicism. I wondered if Geddes’s time in Wichita was filled with the same. Here’s our conversation. - Heart of Junk by

    • 18 min
    Marginalia: Emerging Poet Diana Arterian On 'Playing Monster :: Seiche'

    Marginalia: Emerging Poet Diana Arterian On 'Playing Monster :: Seiche'

    Diana Arterian is the Spring 2020 Visiting Emerging Poet at Wichita State University. Her book, Playing Monster :: Seiche, is a book-length poem, a blending of two collections, tackling abuse by her father and anxiety about her mother's stalker.

    • 25 min
    Marginalia: Kiley Reid On Tackling Issues Without Judgement

    Marginalia: Kiley Reid On Tackling Issues Without Judgement

    In her debut novel, Kiley Reid tackles the subjects of race, social media, #BlackLivesMatter, misconception, misunderstanding… all without casting judgement.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Jbaxteracme ,

Jenny Offill interview

If I were Jenny Offill, I’d consider the Marginalia interview fun, and not work. This and the NYT podcast I heard not long ago, make me curious enough about her style to read “Dept. of Speculation.”

jpreads ,

Informative and thought-provoking

I always learn something new or interesting while listening to this podcast. Great questions and conversation that always enhance my reading experience or make me add yet another book to my towering TBR stack!

NY One Five Two ,

New subscriber!

This Marginalia podcast was recommended to me by a friend and I have to admit I was not disappointed. I was excited to see a plethora of interviews from authors I love! These interviews are well thought out and thought provoking. Thanks to this podcast I'm creating a list of new books to read as I write! I will definitely be recommending this podcast to my other book-loving friends.

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