Authors Sherman Alexie and Jess Walter are friends. That friendship has led to phone calls where they’ll talk about the state of the world to the projects they’re working on to the real important stuff, like professional basketball. A Tiny Sense of Accomplishment takes these wide-ranging conversations, adds readings from each author, a fascinating guest or two, and gives them to you in podcast form. You’ll enjoy this one. Part of the Infinite Guest network from American Public Media.
Episode #27: Live from Bumbershoot with Neko Case and Rachel Flotard
Sherman and Jess are live at the Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, Washington. Jess reads a new poem about the end of days, while Sherman reads a new poem about his mother’s recent death. Acclaimed singers Neko Case and Rachel Flotard also join the show, performing gorgeous music before sitting down to talk with Sherman and Jess about making records, troubles with mothers, and Sky Mall. Plus, questions from the audience.
Episode #11: Works in Progress and the Best of 2014
Sherman Alexie and Jess Walter read new works in progress, pick their favorite books and movies from 2014, and answer a delicate listener question.
Episode #8: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Toilet and Aaron Guest of Polecat
Sherman and Jess read from some of their shortest stories in this episode, then discuss meeting and not meeting celebrities, culminating with Sherman on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s toilet. They also welcome musician Aaron Guest of the band Polecat and discuss their 3 favorite songs.