A weekly conversation about books and life, not necessarily in that order.
Episode 435 - Dorothy Gallagher
Writer Dorothy Gallagher joins the show (in person!) to talk about her new collection, Stories I Forgot To Tell You (NYRB), her ongoing conversation with her late husband, Ben Sonnenberg, the balancing act of humor and elegy, and more
Episode 434 - Karl Stevens
Cartoonist & illustrator Karl Stevens rejoins the show to celebrate the release of his new book, PENNY: A Graphic Memoir (Chronicle Books), featuring the extensive inner life of his cat
Ed Ward Tribute Episode
To commemorate the death of the great rock & roll journalist and historian Ed Ward, we're re-posting our 2016 and 2019 episodes, with a new introduction
Episode 433 - Darryl Cunningham
Cartoonist Darryl Cunningham joins the show to talk about the release of Billionaires (Drawn & Quarterly), his book on the lives of Rupert Murdoch, the Koch Brothers, and Jeff Bezos
Episode 432 - Shary Flenniken
Legendary cartoonist Shary Flenniken joins the show to talk about the new collection of her amazing National Lampoon Trots & Bonnie comics by New York Review Comics!
Episode 431 - Louis Menand
Author Louis Menand joins the show to celebrate his phenomenal new book, THE FREE WORLD: Art And Thought In The Cold War (FSG)
Step aside, Guy Raz
Step aside, Guy Raz. Gil Roth is my podcast crush now.
Great interviews with authors.
There are so many interesting books that never make it to the top of The New York Times bestseller list. This podcast consists of interviews with established authors who may not be household names but who have written some very interesting books and lead very interesting lives.
Gil Roth does a great job interviewing them. I guarantee you’ll not only enjoy the interviews but get some great ideas for your next read.
Gil Roth brings his breadth of knowledge to comics, graphic novels, artists, authors and consistently hosts in-depth and insightful conversations rich in texture, nuance and humor. He’s the kind of guy you would like to share a story and a beer. Enjoy!