Episode 152 — Bernie Glassman


Bernie Glassman is the guest. He is a pioneer in the American Zen Movement, an accomplished academic and businessman, and the founder of the Zen Peacemakers. His new book, co-authored by Jeff Bridges, is called The Dude and the Zenmaster. A New York Times bestseller, it is available now from Blue Rider Press. Sheila Heti, […]

Episode 73 — Elna Baker


Elna Baker is the guest.  She’s the author of memoir The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance, now available from Penguin.  She’s also an accomplished performer, having appeared at The Moth, on This American Life, WTF, Studio 360, Radiolab, BBC Radio 4, at the Upright Citizens Brigade, The PIT, The Magnet, and at many […]

Episode 69 — Etgar Keret


Etgar Keret is the guest.  He’s the author of several books, the most recent of which is called Suddenly, a Knock on the Door, now available from Farrar, Straus, & Giroux. Jonathan Safran Foer calls it Keret’s greatest book yet—the most funny, dark, and poignant. It’s tempting to say these stories are his most Kafkaesque, […]