The Exacting Clam Cephalopodcast, the podcast tentacle of Exacting Clam magazine, offers an idiosyncratic and approachable perspective on contemporary arts and literature, with readings, interviews and more. Hosted by Kevin Philip Sirois.
In this episode, Kevin Philip Sirois presents C.J. Spataro’s gorgeous, moving, strange yet familiar story, “The Becoming,” available in the print edition of Exacting Clam’s https://www.exactingclam.com/issues/no-2-autumn-2021/ (Autumn 2021 issue).
C.J. Spataro is the MFA program director at Rosemont College and the editorial director of Philadelphia Stories and PS Books. She is an award-winning short story writer, Pushcart Prize nominee, and a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant winner.
Faith in Art
In this installment of the Cephalopodcast, Kevin Philip Sirois talks with publisher Jacob Smullyan about art's futility and necessity, the origins of Sagging Meniscus and Exacting Clam, the Cephalopodcast itself, and, especially, Royce M. Becker.
In this, the Cephalopodcast's inaugural episode, host Kevin Philip Sirois reads pieces by Kurt Luchs, Charles Holdefer, Steven D. Schroeder, and Daniel Beauregard.
Books from this episode:
Kurt Luchs: https://www.saggingmeniscus.com/catalog/falling_in_the_direction_of_up/ (Falling in the Direction of Up)
Charles Holdefer: https://www.saggingmeniscus.com/catalog/dick_cheney_in_shorts/ (Dick Cheney in Shorts)
https://www.exactingclam.com/issues/no-1-summer-2021/ (Exacting Clam No. 1 — Summer 2021)