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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 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

Episode 507 — Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

3/7/2018
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Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi is the guest. Her new novel Call Me Zebra is available from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. It is the official March pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club. In today's monologue I talk about Oscar Sunday, the power going out, Twiggy, etc.

Duration:01:19:39

Episode 506 — Elif Batuman

2/28/2018
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Elif Batuman is the guest. Her debut novel The Idiot is available now in trade paperback from Penguin. In today's monologue, I read some listener mail and also read a snippet of the book that I've been working on forever.

Duration:01:12:34

Episode 505 — Willy Vlautin

2/21/2018
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Willy Vlautin is the guest. His new novel Don't Skip Out On Me is available now from Harper Perennial. It is the official February pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club. This is Willy's second appearance on the program. He was the guest in Episode 258, on March 9, 2014. In today's monologue, I talk about the conversations I have on this show and read some listener mail.

Duration:01:18:22

Episode 504 — Rachel Lyon

2/14/2018
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Rachel Lyon is the guest. Her debut novel Self-Portrait with Boy is available now from Scribner. In today's monologue, I talk about Valentine's Day. (Happy Valentine's Day.)

Duration:01:19:16

Episode 503 — Liska Jacobs

2/7/2018
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Liska Jacobs is the guest. Her debut novel Catalina is available now from MCD/FSG. In today's monologue, I talk about our new puppy, Twiggy.

Duration:01:23:56

Episode 502 — Debbie Graber

1/31/2018
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Debbie Graber is the guest. She is the author of Kevin Kramer Starts On Monday, available now from Unnamed Press. In today's monologue, I respond to listener mail.

Duration:01:22:34

Episode 501 — Tim Wirkus

1/24/2018
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Tim Wirkus is the guest. His new novel, The Infinite Future, is available now from Penguin Press. In today's monologue, I discuss jobs, capitalism, and finding one's "purpose in life."

Duration:01:16:37

Episode 500 — Clay Byars

1/17/2018
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Clay Byars is the guest. His memoir Will & I is available from FSG Originals. In today's monologue, I comment briefly on the 500th episode milestone and respond to some listener mail.

Duration:01:11:48

Episode 499 — Lauren Haldeman

1/10/2018
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Lauren Haldeman is the guest. Her new poetry collection, Instead of Dying, is available now from The Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University. It is the winner of the Colorado Prize for Poetry. In today's monologue, I discuss my vacation in Arizona.

Duration:01:59:29

Goodbye 2017 with Adam & Gene

12/28/2017
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Every year has to end, and 2017 is no exception. It was a garbage year dominated by a garbage man, and I'm happy to report that my good friends Adam Greenfield and Gene Morgan were here to help me bid it a fond farewell. Adam is the author of the upcoming novel Circa, due out in August 2018, and Gene is the founder and CEO of HTMLGiant. Happy New Year, everyone! Thanks for listening.

Duration:00:54:43

Episode 498 — Daniel A. Hoyt

12/20/2017
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Daniel A. Hoyt is the guest. His new novel, This Book Is Not For You, is available now from Dzanc Books. It is the winner of the inaugural Dzanc Fiction Prize and the official December pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club. In today's monologue, I respond to listener mail involving death, the illusion of death, and the oneness of all that is. And also a surprise letter from a decorated professional basketball coach.

Duration:01:16:37

Episode 497 — Patty Schemel and Erin Hosier

12/13/2017
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Patty Schemel and Erin Hosier are the guests. Patty was the drummer for the rock band Hole from 1992-98. Her new memoir, Hit So Hard, is available now from Da Capo Press. Erin is her literary agent at Dunow, Carlson, and Lerner; she helped shepherd the book to publication. (She is also my literary agent.) In today's monologue, I read some listener mail and talk about dogs.

Duration:01:15:07

Episode 496 — Bud Smith

12/6/2017
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Bud Smith is the guest. His new memoir, Work, is available now from Civil Coping Mechanisms. This is Bud's second time on the program. He first appeared in Episode 373, on July 29, 2015. In today's monologue, I respond to listener mail regarding my eating habits.

Duration:01:21:18

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