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The Spine is a podcast about the ways reading shapes how we think, love, and live. Each episode features an interview with a writer, thinker, or maker.

The Spine is a podcast about the ways reading shapes how we think, love, and live. Each episode features an interview with a writer, thinker, or maker.
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The Spine is a podcast about the ways reading shapes how we think, love, and live. Each episode features an interview with a writer, thinker, or maker.

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English


Episodes

Episode 15: John Wray

10/13/2018
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Though a citizen of the United States and Austria, author John Wray currently lives in Mexico City. And that is where I spoke with him, via Skype, to talk about his reading life. As a child, he was read to in German. As an adult, he often prefers to read books he finds left outside for anyone to take. And though he prefers fiction, when he's working on a book, he turns to biographies. https://thespineshow.com/john-wray/

Duration:00:45:24

Episode 14: Jez Burrows

9/30/2018
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A designer by schooling and trade, Jez Burrows is also a writer who enjoys having fun with words. The books he likes best do, too. In one, letters start disappearing from a plaque on a statue in town, and the residents must do without them, one by one, until only a few are left. Which means the writer does without them as well. In another, originally written in French, the letter E is missing. And guess what? It's missing in the English translation, too (how did they do that?!). You have...

Duration:00:32:57

Episode 13: Hanif Abdurraqib

9/10/2018
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Critic, poet, and essayist Hanif Abdurraqib remembers "sneak reading" Thomas Pynchon's novel "Gravity's Rainbow" as a freshman in high school, but he quickly grew out of hiding his passion for books. Later in high school, he read Shakespeare, and his musically inclined hear heard the meant-to-be-spoken rhythms in his plays. But music criticism is where he felt spoken to, specifically Lester Bangs, and it this writing that continues to influence his own. Show Notes:...

Duration:00:30:49