Episode 161 — Periel Aschenbrand


Periel Aschenbrand is the guest. She is the author of two memoirs, the latest of which is called On My Knees. It is available now for pre-order and will be published by Harper Perennial on June 18, 2013. Jonathan Ames raves: Ribald, outrageous, gutter-mouthed, hilarious—a startling new voice in American letters. Watch out Portnoy, watch […]

Chicago Reader recommends the podcast, calls it ‘charmingly dour’


Chicago Reader has recommended the podcast in its ‘Culture Vultures’ feature.  Many kind thanks to Dmitry Samarov. …Listi interviews writers of every type—from Lesley Arfin, who wrote for the HBO show Girls, to literary lightning rod David Shields, to Bernie Glassman, who pioneered the American Zen movement. Each episode starts with the charmingly dour and […]

Episode 160 — Giancarlo DiTrapano


Giancarlo DiTrapano is the guest. He’s the editor of NY Tyrant magazine and the publisher of Tyrant Books, an independent press based in New York City. His authors include Brian Evensen, Blake Butler, Eugene Marten, and Michael Kimball.  Solip, a new novel by Ken Baumann, is due out in May.  And in June he’ll be […]