Episode 24 — Charles ShieldsHTML Giant InterviewEpisode 27 — Barry EislerRichard Nash on <i>Other People</i>Episode 23 — Dennis CooperEpisode 30 — Jamal JosephMe and My Big Mouth InterviewEpisode 26 — David Shields

Episode 30 — Jamal Joseph

Today’s guest is Jamal Joseph, author of the memoir Panther Baby, which details his coming of age within the Black Panther movement during the 1960s and ’70s—a journey that took him to Riker’s Island and Leavenworth prisons before ultimately leading him to his true calling in education, cinema, and the theater arts. Today, Joseph is […]


Episode 29 — Ben Loory

Ben Loory is the guest.  He’s the author of the debut collection Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day, now available from Penguin.  Long a favorite of small zine readers in print and online, as well as a longtime contributor to The Nervous Breakdown, Ben’s career took off in 2010 when The New Yorker […]


Me and My Big Mouth Interview

I’ve been interviewed by Scott Pack over in the UK. Thanks to Mr. Pack! -BL


Episode 28 — Edan Lepucki

Edan Lepucki is the guest.  She’s the author of the novella If You’re Not Yet Like Me, originally published by Flatmancrooked and now available from Nouvella Books.  She’s a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop and a staff writer over at The Millions, where she publishes essays on books and writing that garner a wide […]


Episode 27 — Barry Eisler

The guest is Barry Eisler.  He’s the author of several bestselling thrillers, the most recent of which is The Detachment, which caused a stir in publishing earlier this year when Eisler turned down a six-figure deal from St. Martin’s and decided instead to strike out on his own and self-publish—before eventually winding up with an […]


Richard Nash on Other People

  Publishing impresario Richard Nash with some kind words for the show.    


Episode 26 — David Shields

David Shields is the guest. He’s the author of twelve books, including Reality Hunger: A Manifesto (Knopf, 2010), which was named one of the best books of the year by more than thirty publications; The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead (Knopf, 2008), a New York Times bestseller; Black Planet: Facing […]


HTML Giant Interview

I’ve been interviewed by Drew Nellins over at HTML Giant. An excerpt: Other People with Brad Listi is a twice-weekly author interview show with a unique literary emphasis. Rather than focusing on their books, Listi asks his writer guests to open up about their lives as writers, what’s driving them, how they work, their personal […]


Episode 25 — John Warner

Today’s guest is John Warner.  He’s the author of four books, most recently a debut novel called The Funny Man, available now from SoHo Press.  And he’s also the longtime editor of McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. Publishers Weekly calls The Funny Man “[An] equally sickening and humorous portrait of the celebrity as a delusional man.” And […]


Episode 24 — Charles Shields

Charles Shields is the guest.  He’s the author of And So It Goes — Kurt Vonnegut: A Life, now available in hardcover from Henry Holt.  Shields is also the author of Mockingbird:  A Portrait of Harper Lee, also available from Holt. This is the first authoritative biography of Vonnegut ever written, with Vonnegut himself authorizing […]


Episode 23 — Dennis Cooper

Dennis Cooper is the guest.  He’s the author of several books, including The Sluts, God Jr., the five novels of the George Miles cycle, and, most recently, The Marbled Swarm, now available from Harper Perennial. “Disquieting, humbling, and sadly beautiful in the way only Dennis Cooper can be,” raves Patrick deWitt.  “The Marbled Swarm is […]