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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 589 — Steve Almond

7/17/2019
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Steve Almond is the guest. His new book, William Stoner and the Battle for the Inner Life, is available from Ig Publishing. This is Steve's fourth time on the program. He first appeared in Episode 9, on October 16, 2011, and again in Episode 302, on August 10, 2014, and Episode 513, on April 8, 2018. Almond is the author of ten books of fiction and nonfiction, including the New York Times bestsellers Candyfreak and Against Football. You can check those out here.Last year, he published...

Duration:01:20:35

Episode 588 — Erin Hosier

7/10/2019
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Erin Hosier is the guest. Her new memoir, Don't Let Me Down, is available from Atria Books. Hosier is also the coauthor of Hit So Hard by Patty Schemel (Da Capo, 2017). She has been a literary agent since 2001 (currently with Dunow Carlson & Lerner), and was an original co-host of the Literary Death Match. As an agent, she primarily works with authors of nonfiction and has a special interest in popular culture, music biography, humor, women's history (and untold stories of all kinds). She...

Duration:01:47:33

Episode 587 — Bret Easton Ellis

7/3/2019
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Bret Easton Ellis is the guest. His new essay collection, White, is available from Knopf. Ellis is the author of six novels, including Less Than Zero, The Rules of Attraction, and American Psycho, and a collection of stories, which have been translated into thirty-two languages. He lives in Los Angeles and is the host of The Bret Easton Ellis Podcast, available on Patreon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:56:26

Episode 586 — Karen Stefano

6/26/2019
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Karen Stefano is the guest. Her new book, What a Body Remembers: A Memoir of Sexual Assault and Its Aftermath, is available from Rare Bird Books. It is the official June pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club. Stefano's other books include the short story collection The Secret Games of Words (1GlimpsePress 2015) and the how-to business writing guide, Before Hitting Send (Dearborn 2011). Her work has appeared in Ms. Magazine, The Rumpus, Psychology Today, California Lawyer, The South...

Duration:01:13:12

Episode 585 — Elvia Wilk

6/19/2019
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Elvia Wilk is the guest. Her debut novel, Oval, is available from Soft Skull Press. Wilk is a writer and editor living in New York and Berlin. She contributes to publications like Frieze, Mousse, Metropolis, Artforum, and Zeit Online. From 2012 to 2016 she was a founding editor at uncube magazine and from 2016 to 2018 she was the publications editor for transmediale. She is currently a contributing editor at e-flux journal and is finishing a masters at the New School for Social Research....

Duration:01:16:17

Episode 584 — Kathryn Scanlan

6/12/2019
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Kathryn Scanlanis the guest. Her new book, Aug 9 — Fog, is available from MCD Books. Scanlan lives in Los Angeles. Her stories have appeared in NOON, Fence, American Short Fiction, Tin House, Caketrain, and The Iowa Review, among other publications. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:09:13

Episode 583 — Jennifer Pastiloff

6/5/2019
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Jennifer Pastiloff is the guest. Her new book, On Being Human: A Memoir of Waking Up, Living Real, and Listening Hard, is available from Dutton. Pastiloff travels the world with her unique workshop On Being Human, a hybrid of yoga-related movement, writing, sharing aloud, letting the snot fly, and the occasional dance party. She has been featured on Good Morning America, New York Magazine, Health Magazine, CBS News, and others for her unique style of teaching, which she has taught to...

Duration:01:14:48

Episode 582 — Elisa Gabbert

5/29/2019
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Elisa Gabbert is the guest. Her new essay collection, The Word Pretty, is available from Black Ocean Press. This is Elisa's second time on the podcast. She first appeared in Episode 241 on January 8, 2014. Gabbert is a poet and essayist whose other books include L’Heure Bleue, or the Judy Poems (Black Ocean, 2016), The Self Unstable (Black Ocean, 2013), and The French Exit (Birds LLC, 2010). The Word Pretty was a New York Times Editors’ Pick, and The Self Unstable was chosen by the New...

Duration:01:11:04

Episode 581 — Saskia Vogel

5/22/2019
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Saskia Vogel is the guest. Her debut novel, Permission, is available from Coach House Books. Vogel was born and raised in Los Angeles and now lives in its sister city, Berlin, where she works as a writer and Swedish-to-English literary translator. Previously she worked as Granta magazine’s global publicist and as an editor at the AVN Media Network, where she reported on pornography and adult pleasure products. She volunteers her time as the honorary secretary of SELTA and as part of the...

Duration:01:18:38

Episode 580 — Lydia Fitzpatrick

5/15/2019
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Lydia Fitzpatrick is the guest. Her debut novel, Lights All Night Long, is available from Penguin Press. Fitzpatrick’s work has appeared in the The O. Henry Prize Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, One Story, Glimmer Train, and elsewhere. She was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, a fiction fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and a recipient of an Elizabeth George Foundation grant. She graduated from Princeton University and received an MFA from...

Duration:01:13:45

Episode 579 — Lilliam Rivera

5/8/2019
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Lilliam Rivera is the guest. Her new YA novel, Dealing in Dreams, is available from Simon & Schuster. Rivera's previous novel, The Education of Margot Sanchez (February 2017) was nominated for a 2019 Rhode Island Teen Book Award, a 2017 Best Fiction for Young Adult Fiction by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), and has been featured on NPR, New York Times Book Review, New York magazine, MTV.com, and Teen Vogue, among others. She is a 2016 Pushcart Prize winner and a...

Duration:01:28:00

Episode 578 — Balli Kaur Jaswal

5/1/2019
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Balli Kaur Jaswal is the guest. Her new novel, The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters, is available from William Morrow. It is the official April 2019 pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club. Jaswal is the author of Inheritance, which won the Sydney Morning Herald’s Best Young Australian Novelist Award in 2014 and was adapted into a film at the Singapore International Festival of the Arts in 2017. Her second novel Sugarbread was a finalist for the 2015 inaugural Epigram Books...

Duration:01:21:32

Episode 578: Balli Kaur Jaswal

5/1/2019
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Balli Kaur Jaswal is the guest. Her new novel, The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters, is available from William Morrow. It is the official April 2019 pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club. Jaswal is the author of Inheritance, which won the Sydney Morning Herald’s Best Young Australian Novelist Award in 2014 and was adapted into a film at the Singapore International Festival of the Arts in 2017. Her second novel Sugarbreadwas a finalist for the 2015 inaugural Epigram Books...

Duration:01:21:32

Episode 577 — David Shields

4/24/2019
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David Shields is the guest. His two most recent books are The Trouble with Men: Reflections on Sex, Love, Marriage, Porn, and Power (Mad Creek Books) and Nobody Hates Trump More than Trump: An Intervention (Thought Catalog Books). Shields is the internationally bestselling author of twenty-two books, including Reality Hunger (named one of the best books of 2010 by more than thirty publications), The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead (New York Times bestseller), Black Planet...

Duration:01:23:01

Episode 577: David Shields

4/24/2019
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David Shieldsis the guest. His two most recent books are The Trouble with Men: Reflections on Sex, Love, Marriage, Porn, and Power (Mad Creek Books) and Nobody Hates Trump More than Trump: An Intervention (Thought Catalog Books). Shields is the internationally bestselling author of twenty-two books, including Reality Hunger (named one of the best books of 2010 by more than thirty publications), The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead (New York Times bestseller), Black Planet...

Duration:01:23:01

Episode 576 — T Kira Madden

4/17/2019
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T Kira Madden is the guest. Her new memoir, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, is available from Bloomsbury. It was the official March pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club. T Kira Madden is a lesbian APIA writer, photographer, and amateur magician living in New York City. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College and an BA in design and literature from Parsons School of Design and Eugene Lang College. She is the founding Editor-in-chief of No Tokens, a...

Duration:01:19:48

Episode 575 — Lori Gottlieb

4/10/2019
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Lori Gottliebis the guest. Her new memoir, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed, is available from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Gottlieb is a psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author who writes the weekly “Dear Therapist” advice column for The Atlantic. She has written hundreds of articles related to psychology and culture, many of which have become viral sensations all over the world. A contributing editor for the Atlantic, she...

Duration:01:13:30

Episode 574 — Richard Chiem

4/3/2019
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Richard Chiem is the guest. His new novel, King of Joy, is available from Soft Skull Press. This is Richard's second time on the podcast. He first appeared in Episode 142on January 23, 2013. Chiem is also the author of You Private Person (Sorry House Classics). It was named one of Publishers Weekly's 10 Essential Books of the American West. His work has appeared in City Arts Magazine, NY Tyrant, and Gramma Poetry, among other places. He lives in Seattle, WA. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:01:27:27

Episode 573 — Chloe Aridjis

3/31/2019
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Chloe Aridjis is the guest. Her new novel, Sea Monsters, is available from Catapult Press. Aridjis is a Mexican-American writer who was born in New York and grew up in the Netherlands and Mexico. After completing her Ph.D. at the University of Oxford in nineteenth-century French poetry and magic shows, she lived for nearly six years in Berlin. Her debut novel, Book of Clouds, has been published in eight languages and won the Prix du Premier Roman Étranger in France. Aridjis sometimes writes...

Duration:01:08:24

Episode 572 — Eva Hagberg Fisher

3/27/2019
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Eva Hagberg Fisher is the guest. Her new book, How to Be Loved: A Memoir of Life-Saving Friendship, is available from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Eva's writing has appeared in the New York Times, Tin House, Wallpaper*, Wired, and Dwell, among other places. She holds degrees in architecture from UC Berkeley and Princeton as well as a PhD in Visual and Narrative Culture from UC Berkeley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:52:50