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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 488 — Tod Goldberg

10/18/2017
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Tod Goldberg is the guest. His new novel, Gangster Nation, is available now from Counterpoint Press. This is Tod's second appearance on the program. He was my guest in Episode 320, which aired on October 12, 2014. In today's monologue, I talk (again) about the seeming necessity of a regimented schedule and whether or not this is self-indulgent and possibly to blame for the absence of a rich social life.

Duration: 01:16:02


Episode 487 — Vanessa Grigoriadis

10/15/2017
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Vanessa Grigoriadis is the guest. Her new book is called Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, & Consent on Campus. It is available now from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Blurred Lines is the official October pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club. In today's monologue, I try to some clarify some things about the monologue from Episode 486.

Duration: 01:38:14


Episode 486 — Chelsea Martin

10/11/2017
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Chelsea Martin is the guest. Her new essay collection, Caca Dolce, is available from Soft Skull Press. In today's monologue, I talk about the six paramitas, not taking intoxicants, and being embarrassed to talk about Buddhism explicitly.

Duration: 01:24:42


Episode 485 — Ayobami Adebayo

10/4/2017
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Ayobami Adebayo is my guest. Her debut novel, Stay With Me, is available now from Knopf. In today's monologue, I reflect on the dynamics of of an internal operatic tragedy involving iCal, volunteering, and obsessive guilt.

Duration: 01:28:44


Episode 484 — Karl Geary

9/27/2017
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Karl Geary is the guest. His debut novel, Montpelier Parade, is available in the United States from Catapult. In today's monologue, I pretty much just get straight to the interview.

Duration: 01:12:13


Episode 483 — Lisa Lucas

9/24/2017
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Lisa Lucas is the guest. She is the executive director of the National Book Foundation, which will be hosting its annual National Book Awards ceremony on November 15, 2017, in New York City. In today's monologue, I tip my cap to NBA nominees who have appeared on this program.

Duration: 01:07:46


Episode 482 — Chiara Barzini

9/20/2017
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Chiara Barzini is the guest. Her debut novel, Things That Happened Before the Earthquake, is available now from Doubleday. In today's monologue, I talk about Jean-Claude Van Damme, my completion of 'the douchebag trifecta,' and more.

Duration: 01:17:56


Episode 481 — Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

9/13/2017
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Margaret Wilkerson Sexton is the guest. Her debut novel, A Kind of Freedom, is available now from Counterpoint Press. In today's monologue, I mark the six-year anniversary of the podcast and talk some more about the perils of busyness and the quest to find one's "deepest self."

Duration: 01:24:03


Episode 480 — Alex Gilvarry

9/6/2017
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Alex Gilvarry is the guest. His new novel, Eastman Was Here, is available now from Viking. It is the official September pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club. In today's monologue, I talk about guilt and self-loathing and feelings of inadequacy and the American character.

Duration: 01:15:44


Episode 479 — Ben Loory

8/30/2017
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Ben Loory is the guest. His new story collection, Tales of Falling and Flying, is available from Penguin. This is Ben's second interview for the program. He first appeared on Christmas Day 2011, in Episode 29. In today's monologue, I talk about Hurricane Harvey, the catastrophe in Houston, and mid-life crisis hobbies.

Duration: 01:11:27


Episode 478 — Jared Yates Sexton

8/23/2017
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Jared Yates Sexton is the guest. His new book is called The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore, available now from Counterpoint Press. In today's monologue, I eulogize my father-in-law, who just passed away.

Duration: 01:31:34


Episode 477 — Matthew Zapruder

8/9/2017
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Matthew Zapruder is the guest. He is a poet, editor, translator, and the author of a new book called Why Poetry, available now from Ecco. In today's monologue, I talk about my (cancelled) trip to Ireland.

Duration: 01:28:47


Episode 476 — Jarett Kobek

8/2/2017
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Jarett Kobek is the guest. His new novel, The Future Won't Be Long, is available from Viking. This is Jarett's second time on the program. His first guest appearance was on February 3, 2016, in Episode 399.

Duration: 01:15:09


Episode 475 — Fiona Helmsley

7/26/2017
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Fiona Helmsley is the guest. Her new essay collection, Girls Gone Old, is available from We Heard You Like Books. In today's monologue, I talk about skywriting.

Duration: 01:12:23


Episode 474 — Siel Ju

7/19/2017
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Siel Ju is the guest. Her new novel-in-stories, Cake Time, is available from Red Hen Press. In today's monologue, I talk about some recent celebrity interactions.

Duration: 01:51:14


Episode 473 — Scott McClanahan

7/12/2017
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Scott McClanahan is the guest. His new novel The Sarah Book is now available from Tyrant Books. It is the official July pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club. This is Scott's second appearance on the program. He was my guest in Episode 87 on July 15, 2012. In today's monologue, I talk about six years of Otherppl and I also talk about not talking about what I tend to talk about.

Duration: 01:19:57


Episode 472 — Julia Fierro

6/28/2017
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Julia Fierro is the guest. Her new novel, The Gypsy Moth Summer, is available now from St. Martin's Press. This is Julia's second time on the program. She first appeared in Episode 292 on July 6, 2014. In today's monologue, I discuss eating during interviews, politics, and health care.

Duration: 01:20:51


Episode 471 — Nathan Hill

6/21/2017
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Nathan Hill is the guest. His debut novel The Nix is now available in trade paperback from Vintage. In today's monologue, I read some listener mail and talk about getting a massage.

Duration: 01:17:04


Episode 470 — Jonathan Safran Foer

6/14/2017
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Jonathan Safran Foer is the guest. His latest novel, Here I Am, is available now in trade paperback from Picador. It is the official June selection of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club. In today's monologue, I read more listener mail and discuss the role of political dialogue on the show.

Duration: 01:14:10


Episode 469 — Paula Priamos

6/7/2017
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Paula Priamos is the guest. Her new novel, Inside V, is now available from Rare Bird Books. In today's monologue, I talk about Trump and answer some mail.

Duration: 01:15:38

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