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Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth conversations with today's leading writers. Books, literature, writing, authors, screenwriters, art, life, conversation. PRAISE FOR THE OTHERPPL PODCAST: “…[an] excellent literary podcast." -The Paris Review “Fabulously smart.” -The Rumpus “…fun, quirky, in-depth…” -NPR “The perfect way to get the story behind your stories.” -Buzzfeed “…the preplanned responses of NPR personalities sound somewhat counterfeit when stacked against the largely, if not completely, unscripted monologues that open rawer podcasts, such as Marc Maron’s ‘WTF’ and Brad Listi’s literary ‘Otherppl’ podcast. Mr. Listi, for instance, frequently allows for lengthy pauses in between sentences that convey, without stage directions, the process of someone thinking aloud.” -New York Times “Good from the word ‘go.’…funny, pointed, thought-provoking. If there’s any justice in the world, this will become huge.” -McSweeney's “Always engaging and often revelatory…one more cog in a burgeoning literary media empire.” -Filmmaker Magazine “Listi’s interviews are somehow both more relaxed and more personal than the typical author conversation.” -The Millions “In a world full of distractions — where almost everything I encounter is practically begging me not to write — Brad Listi’s podcast has made me hit the pause button on my iTunes, blow off social obligations, and sit my ass down in a chair and write. The show is funny, insightful, entertaining, affirming, and, more than anything — inspiring. It’s easily one of the best podcasts on the web.” -Electric Literature “What’s awesome here is the personal questions, the open quality of the interviews…Listi is a damn good interviewer with an ability to discuss just about anything. His discussions of religion in particular make for an awesomely intimate environment that many other interview podcasts just don’t have.” -Book Riot “The writers and book-relevant folks [Listi has] chosen to feature range from the up-and-coming to well-established. Indie presses and their authors are abundant, so it’s a great spot to hear about off-the-radar talent. I feel like I’ve gone into some of the episodes barely knowing a name, and I come out with a better understanding of the creative life and, usually, a new book on my to-read list.” -Bustle *** otherppl.com @otherppl Instagram Support the show on Patreon Proud Bookshop affiliate. Buy books here!

Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth conversations with today's leading writers. Books, literature, writing, authors, screenwriters, art, life, conversation. PRAISE FOR THE OTHERPPL PODCAST: “…[an] excellent literary podcast." -The Paris Review “Fabulously smart.” -The Rumpus “…fun, quirky, in-depth…” -NPR “The perfect way to get the story behind your stories.” -Buzzfeed “…the preplanned responses of NPR personalities sound somewhat counterfeit when stacked against the largely, if not completely, unscripted monologues that open rawer podcasts, such as Marc Maron’s ‘WTF’ and Brad Listi’s literary ‘Otherppl’ podcast. Mr. Listi, for instance, frequently allows for lengthy pauses in between sentences that convey, without stage directions, the process of someone thinking aloud.” -New York Times “Good from the word ‘go.’…funny, pointed, thought-provoking. If there’s any justice in the world, this will become huge.” -McSweeney's “Always engaging and often revelatory…one more cog in a burgeoning literary media empire.” -Filmmaker Magazine “Listi’s interviews are somehow both more relaxed and more personal than the typical author conversation.” -The Millions “In a world full of distractions — where almost everything I encounter is practically begging me not to write — Brad Listi’s podcast has made me hit the pause button on my iTunes, blow off social obligations, and sit my ass down in a chair and write. The show is funny, insightful, entertaining, affirming, and, more than anything — inspiring. It’s easily one of the best podcasts on the web.” -Electric Literature “What’s awesome here is the personal questions, the open quality of the interviews…Listi is a damn good interviewer with an ability to discuss just about anything. His discussions of religion in particular make for an awesomely intimate environment that many other interview podcasts just don’t have.” -Book Riot “The writers and book-relevant folks [Listi has] chosen to feature range from the up-and-coming to well-established. Indie presses and their authors are abundant, so it’s a great spot to hear about off-the-radar talent. I feel like I’ve gone into some of the episodes barely knowing a name, and I come out with a better understanding of the creative life and, usually, a new book on my to-read list.” -Bustle *** otherppl.com @otherppl Instagram Support the show on Patreon Proud Bookshop affiliate. Buy books here!

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Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth conversations with today's leading writers. Books, literature, writing, authors, screenwriters, art, life, conversation. PRAISE FOR THE OTHERPPL PODCAST: “…[an] excellent literary podcast." -The Paris Review “Fabulously smart.” -The Rumpus “…fun, quirky, in-depth…” -NPR “The perfect way to get the story behind your stories.” -Buzzfeed “…the preplanned responses of NPR personalities sound somewhat counterfeit when stacked against the largely, if not completely, unscripted monologues that open rawer podcasts, such as Marc Maron’s ‘WTF’ and Brad Listi’s literary ‘Otherppl’ podcast. Mr. Listi, for instance, frequently allows for lengthy pauses in between sentences that convey, without stage directions, the process of someone thinking aloud.” -New York Times “Good from the word ‘go.’…funny, pointed, thought-provoking. If there’s any justice in the world, this will become huge.” -McSweeney's “Always engaging and often revelatory…one more cog in a burgeoning literary media empire.” -Filmmaker Magazine “Listi’s interviews are somehow both more relaxed and more personal than the typical author conversation.” -The Millions “In a world full of distractions — where almost everything I encounter is practically begging me not to write — Brad Listi’s podcast has made me hit the pause button on my iTunes, blow off social obligations, and sit my ass down in a chair and write. The show is funny, insightful, entertaining, affirming, and, more than anything — inspiring. It’s easily one of the best podcasts on the web.” -Electric Literature “What’s awesome here is the personal questions, the open quality of the interviews…Listi is a damn good interviewer with an ability to discuss just about anything. His discussions of religion in particular make for an awesomely intimate environment that many other interview podcasts just don’t have.” -Book Riot “The writers and book-relevant folks [Listi has] chosen to feature range from the up-and-coming to well-established. Indie presses and their authors are abundant, so it’s a great spot to hear about off-the-radar talent. I feel like I’ve gone into some of the episodes barely knowing a name, and I come out with a better understanding of the creative life and, usually, a new book on my to-read list.” -Bustle *** otherppl.com @otherppl Instagram Support the show on Patreon Proud Bookshop affiliate. Buy books here!

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Episodes

772. Brad Listi

5/11/2022
Brad Listi is the author of the novel Be Brief and Tell Them Everything, available from Ig. Listi was born in Milwaukee. His other books include the novel Attention. Deficit. Disorder., an LA Times bestseller, and Board, a work of nonfiction collage, co-authored with Justin Benton. He is the founding editor of The Nervous Breakdown, an online literary magazine, and in 2011 he launched the Otherppl podcast, which features in-depth interviews with today's leading writers. He lives in Los...

Duration:01:24:34

771. Darrel Alejandro Holnes

5/8/2022
Darrel Alejandro Holnes is the author of the poetry collection Stepmotherland (University of Notre Dame Press). It is the winner of the Andres Montoya Poetry Prize. Holnes is an Afro-Panamanian American writer and is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Creative Writing (Poetry). His poems have previously appeared in the American Poetry Review, Poetry, Callaloo, Best American Experimental Writing, and elsewhere. Holnes is a Cave Canem and CantoMundo...

Duration:01:12:35

770. Steve Almond

5/4/2022
Steve Almond is the author of the debut novel All the Secrets of the World, available from Zando. Almond is the author of ten books of fiction and nonfiction, including the New York Times bestsellers Candyfreak and Against Football. He teaches Creative Writing at the Neiman Fellowship at Harvard and Wesleyan, as well as Hugo House, Grub Street, and numerous literary conferences. His essays and reviews have been widely published in The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times, The Boston...

Duration:01:18:01

769. Caren Beilin

4/27/2022
Caren Beilin is the author of the novel Revenge of the Scapegoat, available from Dorothy. Beilin's other books are Blackfishing the IUD (Wolfman Books, 2019), Spain (Rescue Press, 2018), The University of Pennsylvania (Noemi Press, 2014), and the chapbook Americans, Guests, or Us (Diagram/New Michigan Press, 2012). Shorter prose appears in Fence, Territory, Dreginald, and The Offing. She is an assistant professor of creative writing at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and lives...

Duration:01:23:18

Be Brief and Tell Them Everything - Sneak Preview

4/24/2022
Today on the program, a special sneak preview of my new novel, Be Brief and Tell Them Everything, available now for preorder and wherever books are sold on May 10, 2022 in trade paperback and audiobook formats. This is an excerpt from the audiobook edition, read by yours truly. It is the first time any part of the novel has been made available to the public. An exclusive offering for listeners of the Otherppl podcast. Thanks for tuning in. *** Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary...

Duration:00:18:49

768. Zac Smith

4/20/2022
Zac Smith is the author of the debut story collection Everything is Totally Fine, available from Muumuu House. Smith's other books includeTwo Million Shirts (2021), of which he is co-author, and a poetry collection entitled 50 Barn Poems (2019). He lives in Massachusetts. *** Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today's leading writers. Launched in 2011. Books. Literature. Writing. Publishing. Authors. Screenwriters. Etc. Available where...

Duration:01:18:14

767. Julia May Jonas

4/13/2022
Julia May Jonas is the author of the debut novel Vladimir, available from Avid Reader Press. Jonas is a playwright and teaches theater at Skidmore College. She holds an MFA in playwriting from Columbia University and lives in Brooklyn with her family. Vladimir is her debut novel. *** Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today's leading writers. Launched in 2011. Books. Literature. Writing. Publishing. Authors. Screenwriters. Etc. Available...

Duration:01:17:46

766. Anakana Schofield

4/6/2022
Anakana Schofield is the author of Bina: A Novel in Warnings, a New York Review Book. Schofield is an award-winning Irish-Canadian writer of fiction, essays, and literary criticism. Her previous novels are Malarky (2012) and Martin John (2015). The UK edition of Bina was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize 2020. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. *** Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today's leading writers. Launched in 2011....

Duration:01:21:26

765. Kate Folk

3/30/2022
Kate Folk is the author of the debut story collection Out There, available from Random House. Folk has written for publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Granta, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, and Zyzzyva. She's received support from the Headlands Center for the Arts, MacDowell, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Recently, she was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in fiction at Stanford University. She lives in San Francisco. ***...

Duration:01:26:51

764. Mike Meginnis

3/23/2022
Mike Meginnis is the author of the novel Drowning Practice (Ecco Books). It is the official March pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club. Meginnis is also the author of the novel Fat Man and Little Boy. His fiction has appeared in The Best American Short Stories 2012, Unstuck, The Collagist, PANK, Hayden's Ferry Review, and many other outlets. He lives and works in Iowa City. *** Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today's leading...

Duration:01:25:24

763. Remembering Eve Babitz, with Lili Anolik

3/16/2022
Lili Anolik is the author of Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A., available from Scribner. Anolik is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and a writer at large for Air Mail. Her work has also appeared in Harper's, Esquire, and The Paris Review, among other publications. Her latest podcast, Once Upon a Time… at Bennington College, dropped September 29th, 2021. *** Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today's leading...

Duration:01:56:29

762. John Keene

3/9/2022
John Keene is the author of Punks: New & Selected Poems, available from The Song Cave. Keene is a writer, translator, professor, and artist who was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2018. In 1989, Keene joined the Dark Room Writers Collective, and is a Graduate Fellow of the Cave Canem Writers Workshops. He is the author of Annotations, and Counternarratives, both published by New Directions, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher...

Duration:01:21:09

761. Cara Blue Adams

3/2/2022
Cara Blue Adams is the author of the debut story collection You Never Get It Back, winner of the John Simmons Short Fiction Award, available from the University of Iowa Press. Adams has published over twenty stories in leading magazines, including Granta, The Kenyon Review, American Short Fiction, Alaska Quarterly Review, Epoch, The Sun, The Missouri Review, The Mississippi Review, Story, and Narrative, which named her one of their “15 Below 30.” Stories in You Never Get It Back have been...

Duration:01:40:49

760. Lan Samantha Chang

2/23/2022
Lan Samantha Chang is the author of the novel The Family Chao, available from W.W. Norton & Co. It is the official February pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club. Chang's other books include the story collection Hunger and the novels Inheritance and All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost. A recent Berlin Prize Fellow, she also has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. Chang is the first Asian American and the first female director of...

Duration:01:09:31

759. Sheila Heti

2/16/2022
Sheila Heti is the author of the novel Pure Colour, available from Farrar, Straus, & Giroux. Heti is the author of several books of fiction and nonfiction, including Motherhood and How Should a Person Be?, which New York magazine deemed one of the "New Classics of the 21st century." She was named one of "the New Vanguard" by the New York Times book critics, who, along with a dozen other magazines and newspapers, chose Motherhood as a Best Book of 2018. Her novels have been translated into...

Duration:01:09:52

758. Antoine Wilson

2/9/2022
Antoine Wilson is the author of the novel Mouth to Mouth, available from Avid Reader. Wilson is also the author of the novels The Interloper and Panorama City. His writing has appeared in The Paris Review, Quarterly West, and Best New American Voices, among other publications. He is a contributing editor at A Public Space. He has received the Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellowship at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and the San Fernando Valley Award for Fiction, and has been a...

Duration:01:27:12

From Well-Read Black Girl: Anita Hill on Advocacy and Writing

2/8/2022
I'm sharing a special preview of the new podcast, Well-Read Black Girl from Pushkin Industries. Well-Read Black Girl is the literary kickback you never knew you needed. Glory Edim, author and founder of the Well-Read Black Girl community, sits in deep, honest and close conversation with authors like Tarana Burke, Gabrielle Union, Elizabeth Acevedo and more. You’ll also meet book club members, literacy advocates, and Black booksellers to hear what they’re reading and what it means to be...

Duration:00:05:43

757. Debbie Millman

2/2/2022
Debbie Millman is the author of Why Design Matters: Conversations with the World's Most Creative People, available from Harper Design. Debbie’s podcast, Design Matters is one of the first and longest running podcasts, and as host and founder, Millman has interviewed nearly 500 of the most creative people in the world over the past 17 years. Design Matters won a 2011 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award, in 2015 Apple designated it one of the best overall podcasts on iTunes, and in 2021...

Duration:01:26:26

756. Rachel Krantz

1/26/2022
Rachel Krantz is the author of Open: An Uncensored Memoir of Love, Liberation, and Non-Monogamy, available from Harmony Books. Krantz is one of the three founding editors of Bustle, where she served as Senior Features Editor for three years, and Senior News Editor before that. She also worked at The Daily Beast as Homepage Editor, and at the nonprofit Mercy For Animals as Lead Writer. She’s the recipient of the Peabody Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights...

Duration:01:48:27

755. Emmelie Prophète

1/23/2022
Emmelie Prophete is the author of the novel Blue, available from Amazon Crossing. Translated by Tina Kover. It is the official January pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club. Born in Port-au-Prince, where she still resides, Prophète is a poet, novelist, journalist, and director of the National Library of Haiti. Blue (Le testament des solitudes), earned her the Grand Prix littéraire de l'Association des écrivains de langue française (ADELF) in 2009. Her other publications include Le reste du...

Duration:01:16:09