Episode 22 — Darin Strauss


Darin Strauss is today’s guest.  He is the author of three novels—Chang & Eng, The Real McCoy, and More Than It Hurts You.  And his most recent book is a memoir called Half a Life (McSweeney’s) which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. The New York Times Book Review calls it “…elegant, painful, [and] […]

Episode 21 — Janet Reitman


Janet Reitman is the guest.  She is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine and the author of the bestselling Inside Scientology:  The Story of America’s Most Secretive Religion, recently named by the New York Times as one of its 100 Notable Books of 2011. Inside Scientology originated as a story in Rolling Stone and […]

Episode 20 — Adam Novy


The guest is Adam Novy, author of the debut novel The Avian Gospels, available now from Short Flight / Long Drive Books, an independent press run by the good people over at Hobart. “The Avian Gospels has the potential to become a cult classic,” says Publishers Weekly. Topics of conversation include:  birds, birding, reviews, science […]