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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


Episodes

Episode 527 — Chelsea Hodson

6/13/2018
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Chelsea Hodson is the guest. Her new essay collection, Tonight I'm Someone Else, is available now from Henry Holt. It is the official June pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club. This is Chelsea's second time on the program. She first appeared in Episode 340 on January 7, 2015. In today's monologue, I talk about how hard it is to talk about suicide and Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade.

Duration:01:34:00

Re-post: Episode 238 — Jennifer Michael Hecht

6/8/2018
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It's been a rough week. The suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain are so incredibly sad. The effects ripple out. We feel the sting of these losses in a strangely personal way. They seem to function as both standalone tragedies and universal distress signals, indicators of the great suffering roiling beneath the surface in so many of us. With this in mind, I thought I'd repost my conversation with Jennifer Michael Hecht, from December 29, 2013. Her book Stay: A History of Suicide and...

Duration:01:15:11

Episode 526 — Aja Gabel

6/6/2018
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Aja Gabel is the guest. Her debut novel The Ensemble is available now from Riverhead Books. In today's monologue, I talk about losing my shit on an umbrella.

Duration:01:08:53

Episode 525 — Jonathan Evison

6/3/2018
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Jonathan Evison is the guest. His latest novel, Lawn Boy, is available now from Algonquin Books. This is Jonathan's third time on the program. He first appeared in Episode 1 on September 14, 2011, and again in Episode 382 on September 30, 2015. In today's monologue, I talk about the song that keeps destroying my focus.

Duration:01:23:32

Episode 524 — Michelle Dean

5/30/2018
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Michelle Dean is the guest. Her new book is called Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion, available now from Grove Press. In today's monologue, I talk about seeing people you know who (maybe?) pretend to not see you.

Duration:01:13:03

Episode 523 — Adrian Todd Zuniga

5/27/2018
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Adrian Todd Zuniga is the guest. His debut novel, Collision Theory, is available now from Rare Bird Books. He is also the founder and host of the popular reading series Literary Death Match. This is Adrian's second time on the program. He first appeared in Episode 403 on March 9, 2016. In today's monologue, I thank listeners who support the show.

Duration:01:16:57

Episode 522 — Sloane Crosley

5/23/2018
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Sloane Crosley is the guest. Her new essay collection, Look Alive Out There, is available now from MCD Books. This is Sloane's second time on the podcast. She first appeared in Episode 424 on July 27, 2016. In today's monologue, I respond to listener mail and talk about my first-ever trip to a weed dispensary.

Duration:01:28:34

Episode 521 — Tao Lin

5/20/2018
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Tao Lin is the guest. His new book is called Trip: Psychedelics, Alienation, and Change (Vintage). It is his first book-length work of nonfiction and is the official May pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club. This is Tao's third time on the podcast. He first appeared in Episode 180 and Episode 181 (a two-part interview) in June 2013 and again with Mira Gonzalez in Episode 371 on July 19, 2015. In today's monologue, I talk about groomer humor and white jeans.

Duration:01:29:16

Episode 519 — Melissa Broder

5/9/2018
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Melissa Broder is the guest. Her debut novel The Pisces is available now from Hogarth Press. This is Melissa's third time on the program. She first appeared in Episode 58 on April 4, 2012 and again in Episode 404 on March 13, 2016. In today's monologue, I talk about San Francisco, biking, nature, and my dog Twiggy's tendency to eat bees.

Duration:01:18:15

Episode 518 — Susan Henderson

5/6/2018
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Susan Henderson is the guest. Her new novel, The Flicker of Old Dreams, is available now from Harper Perennial. In today's monologue, I talk about sleep deprivation and my relationship with Alexa.

Duration:01:13:10

Episode 517 — Lauren Grodstein

5/2/2018
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Lauren Grodstein is the guest. Her latest novel, Our Short History, is available now from Algonquin Books. This is Lauren's second time on the podcast. She first appeared in Episode 216 on October 13, 2013. In today's monologue, I discuss a humiliating experience I had while trying to find a benign sleep aid solution.

Duration:01:05:53

Episode 516 — Sarah Kendzior

4/25/2018
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Sarah Kendzior is the guest. Her new book The View from Flyover Country is available now from Flatiron Books. In today's monologue, I talk about Sarah's work and its effect on me over the past couple of years.

Duration:01:21:23

Episode 515 — Natalia Sylvester

4/25/2018
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Natalia Sylvester is the guest. Her new novel, Everyone Knows You Go Home, is available now from Little A Books. In today's monologue, I file a couple of grievances.

Duration:01:17:19

Episode 514 — Elle Nash

4/22/2018
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Elle Nash is the guest. Her debut novel Animals Eat Each Other is the official April pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club. It is available now from Dzanc Books. In today's monologue, I read listener mail.

Duration:01:07:01

Episode 513 — Steve Almond

4/18/2018
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Steve Almond is the guest. His new book, Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country?, is available now from Red Hen Press. This is Steve's third time on the program. He first appeared in Episode 9, on October 16, 2011, and again in Episode 302, on August 10, 2014. In today's monologue, I talk briefly about the moment we find ourselves in as Americans, and about the odd consolation of Steve's book.

Duration:01:18:31

Episode 512 — Shauna Barbosa

4/11/2018
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Shauna Barbosa is the guest. Her poetry collection Cape Verdean Blues is available now from the University of Pittsburgh Press. In today's monologue, I talk about my trip to the desert.

Duration:01:21:11

Episode 511 — Jami Attenberg

4/4/2018
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Jami Attenberg is the guest. Her latest novel, All Grown Up, is now available in trade paperback from Mariner Books. This is Jami's second time on the program. She first appeared in Episode 115 on October 21, 2012. In today's monologue, I talk about running the household alone, and about the pediatrician who sat on my foot.

Duration:01:22:45

Episode 510 — Will Mackin

3/28/2018
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Will Mackin is the guest. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, GQ, The Atlantic Monthly, and elsewhere. His debut story collection, Bring Out the Dog, is available now from Random House. In today's monologue, I respond to listener email and listeners on Twitter.

Duration:01:34:10

Episode 509 — Lynne Tillman

3/21/2018
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Lynne Tillman is the guest. Her new novel, Men and Apparitions, is available now from Soft Skull Press. In today's monologue, I respond to listener mail and talk about birds.

Duration:01:23:17

Episode 508 — Troy James Weaver

3/14/2018
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Troy James Weaver is the guest. His new novel Temporal is available from Disorder Press. In today's monologue, I answer questions from listeners, delivered via Twitter.

Duration:01:22:09