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A twice-weekly podcast featuring in-depth, inappropriate interviews with today's leading authors. Hosted by Brad Listi, founder of The Nervous Breakdown, an online culture magazine and literary community.

A twice-weekly podcast featuring in-depth, inappropriate interviews with today's leading authors. Hosted by Brad Listi, founder of The Nervous Breakdown, an online culture magazine and literary community.
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A twice-weekly podcast featuring in-depth, inappropriate interviews with today's leading authors. Hosted by Brad Listi, founder of The Nervous Breakdown, an online culture magazine and literary community.

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English


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Episode 555 — Anita Felicelli

12/12/2018
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Brad Listi talks with Anita Felicelli, author of the debut story collection LOVE SONGS FOR A LOST CONTINENT (Stillhouse Press), winner of the 2016 Mary Roberts Rinehart Award. Felicelli's stories have appeared in The Normal School, Joyland, The Rumpus, Kweli Journal, Eckleburg, and elsewhere. Her essays, reviews, and criticism have appeared or are forthcoming in the New York Times (Modern Love), Slate, Salon, SF Chronicle, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Babble, Romper, and Electric...

Duration:01:09:37

Episode 554 — John Wray

12/5/2018
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Brad Listi talks with John Wray, author of the novel GODSEND (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux). Wray's other novels include The Lost Time Accidents, Lowboy, Canaan's Tongue, and The Right Hand of Sleep. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Award, a Cullman Fellowship from the New York Public Library, and a Mary Ellen von der Heyden Fellowship from the American Academy in Berlin, he was named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists in 2007. A citizen of the United States and...

Duration:01:31:59

Episode 553 — Christopher Zeischegg

11/28/2018
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Brad Listi talks with Christopher Zeischegg (aka Danny Wylde), former adult film star and author of the memoir BODY TO JOB (Rare Bird Books). Zeischegg is a writer, musician, and filmmaker who spent eight years working in the adult industry as performer Danny Wylde. His other two books are Come to my Brother and The Wolves that Live in Skin and Space. He has also contributed to The Feminist Porn Book, Best Sex Writing, Coming Out Like a Porn Star, Split Lips, and a variety of digital...

Duration:01:14:41

Episode 552 — Daniel Gumbiner

11/21/2018
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Daniel Gumbiner is the guest. He is the managing editor of The Believer magazine, and his debut novel The Boatbuilder (McSweeney's) was nominated for the National Book Award. In today's monologue, I answer a question from Malice Walker.

Duration:01:10:02

Episode 552 — Daniel Gumbiner

11/21/2018
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Brad Listi talks with Daniel Gumbiner, author of the debut novel THE BOATBUILDER (McSweeney's). It was nominated for the National Book Award. Gumbiner is the managing editor of THE BELIEVER magazine. He was born and raised in Northern California, graduated from UC Berkeley in 2011, and now lives in Southern Nevada. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:10:02

Episode 551 — Lydia Kiesling

11/14/2018
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Lydia Kiesling is the guest. She is the editor of The Millions, a National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" honoree, and her debut novel The Golden State is available now from MCD Books. In today's monologue, I talk about the events of last week: the midterm election, the wildfire, the mass shooting, et al.

Duration:01:21:54

Episode 551 — Lydia Kiesling

11/14/2018
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Brad Listi talks with Lydia Kiesling, editor of The Millions and author of the debut novel THE GOLDEN STATE (MCD Books). Kiesling is a 2018 National Book Foundation “5 under 35” honoree, and her writing has appeared at outlets including The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker online, The Guardian, and Slate. She lives in San Francisco with her family. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:21:54

Episode 550 — Leah Dieterich

11/7/2018
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Brad Listi talks with Leah Dieterich, author of the debut memoir VANISHING TWINS: A MARRIAGE (Soft Skull Press). Dietrich's essays and short fiction have been published by Lenny Letter, Buzzfeed, LitHub, and Bomb Magazine among others. She is also the author of a book of thank-you notes, entitled "thxthxthx: thank goodness for everything" (Andrews McMeel, 2011). She lives in Portland, Oregon and Los Angeles with her husband and daughter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:16:19

Episode 549 — Andre Dubus III

10/31/2018
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Brad Listi talks with Andre Dubus III, bestselling author of the novel GONE SO LONG (W.W. Norton). His other book include "House of Sand and Fog," "The Garden of Last Days," and a memoir called "Townie." A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Magazine Award for Fiction, his books are published in over twenty-five languages, and he teaches full-time at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Fontaine, a modern dancer, and their three...

Duration:01:10:27

Episode 548 — Meghan O'Gieblyn

10/24/2018
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Brad Listi talks with Meghan O'Gieblyn, author of the essay collection INTERIOR STATES (Anchor Books). It is the official October pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club. O'Gieblyn's essays have appeared in Harper's Magazine, n+1, the New York Times, The Guardian, Oxford American, Ploughshares, newyorker.com, The Point and Tin House, and have been included in the Pushcart Prize anthologies and in The Best American Essays 2017. She lives in Wisconsin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:37:42

Episode 547 — Kristi Coulter

10/17/2018
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Brad Listi talks with Kristi Coulter, author of the essay collection NOTHING GOOD CAN COME FROM THIS (MCD/FSG Originals). Coulter holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan. She is a former Ragdale Foundation resident and the recipient of a grant from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, The Awl, Glamour, Vox, The Mississippi Review, Longreads, and elsewhere. She lives in Seattle, where she is working on her...

Duration:02:00:52

Episode 546 — Laura van den Berg

10/10/2018
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Brad Listi talks with Laura van den Berg, author of the novel THE THIRD HOTEL (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux). Her other books include two collections of stories, The Isle of Youth (FSG, 2013) and What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us (Dzanc Books, 2009), and the novel Find Me (FSG, 2015). Laura van den Berg is a Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in Fiction at Harvard University and also teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. She lives in Cambridge,...

Duration:01:17:12

Episode 545 — Mark Leidner

10/3/2018
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Brad Listi talks with Mark Leidner, author of the story collection UNDER THE SEA (Tyrant Books). Leidner's other books include "Beauty Was the Case They Gave Me," (Factory Hollow, 2011), and a collection of aphorisms called "The Angel in the Dream of Our Hangover" (Sator, 2011). He has taught at Elms College and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and his poems have appeared in Action Yes, The Iowa Review, Sixth Finch, and Supermachine. He lives in Georgia. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:01:11:17

Episode 544 — Genevieve Hudson

9/26/2018
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Brad Listi talks with Genevieve Hudson, author of A LITTLE IN LOVE WITH EVERYONE (Fiction Advocate), a work of queer commentary, and a story collection called PRETEND WE LIVE HERE (Future Tense Books). Her writing has been published in Catapult, Hobart, Tin House online, Joyland, The Millions, Bitch, The Rumpus, and other places. She received an MFA in creative writing from Portland State University, where she occasionally teaches fiction writing and gender studies courses. She lives in...

Duration:01:19:41

Episode 543 — Lisa Locascio

9/19/2018
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Brad Listi talks with Lisa Locascio, author of the debut novel OPEN ME (Grove Atlantic). Her work has appeared in The Believer, Tin House, n+1, Bookforum, and many other magazines. She is the editor of the anthology "Golden State 2017: Best New Writing from California," co-publisher of Joyland and editor of its West section, as well as of the ekphrastic collaboration magazine 7x7LA. She is Executive Director of the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference. She lives in California. Learn more...

Duration:01:57:18

Episode 542 — Joseph Grantham

9/12/2018
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Brad Listi talks with Joseph Grantham, poet and author of the debut collection TOM SAWYER, available now from Civil Coping Mechanisms. Grantham was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He grew up in California. He read books for awhile and wrote bad stories and poems and went to school. Not much happened. He lost his virginity when he was 18. He got his BA from Bennington College. He still reads books and writes. He runs Disorder Press with his sister, Mik. He currently lives in Woodland, North...

Duration:01:23:58

Episode 541 — T. Greenwood

9/9/2018
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Brad Listi talks with T. Greenwood, author of the novel RUST & STARDUST (St. Martin's Press). Greenwood has published twelve novels and has received grants from the Sherwood Anderson Foundation, the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Maryland State Arts Council. She has won three San Diego Book Awards. Five of her novels have been BookSense76/IndieBound picks. BODIES OF WATER was finalist for a Lambda Foundation award. She lives in San Diego and...

Duration:01:12:37

Episode 540 — Maggie Nelson

9/5/2018
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Brad Listi talks with Maggie Nelson, author of the poetry collection SOMETHING BRIGHT, THEN HOLES (Soft Skull Press). Nelson is the author of nine books of poetry and prose, including the National Book Critics Circle Award winner The Argonauts, The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning, Bluets, The Red Parts, and Jane: A Murder. She has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Nonfiction, an NEA Fellowship in Poetry, and in 2016 was awarded a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship. She lives in Los...

Duration:01:25:47

Episode 539 — Victoria Patterson

8/29/2018
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Brad Listi talks with Victoria Patterson, author of the story collection THE SECRET HABIT OF SORROW (Counterpoint Press). Patterson is the author of the novels THE PEERLESS FOUR and THIS VACANT PARADISE, a 2011 NY Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. Her story collection, DRIFT, was a finalist for the California Book Award, the 2009 Story Prize, and was selected as one of the best books of 2009 by The San Francisco Chronicle. She lives with her family in Southern California and teaches at...

Duration:01:37:35

Episode 538 — Amber Tamblyn

8/22/2018
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Brad Listi talks with author, actress, and director Amber Tamblyn, author of the novel ANY MAN (Harper Perennial) and three books of poetry, including the critically acclaimed best seller, "Dark Sparkler." A book of essays is forthcoming from Crown in 2019. Most recently Tamblyn wrote and directed the feature film, “Paint it Black”, based on the novel by Janet Fitch, currently on Netflix. She's a contributing writer for The New York Times and is a founding member of Time’s Up. She lives in...

Duration:01:17:25