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 57 — Hari Kunzru


Hari Kunzru is the guest.  He’s the author of four books, the most recent of which is a novel called Gods Without Men, now available from Knopf. David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas, calls it a “beautifully written echo chamber of a novel.” Publishers Weekly, in a starred review, calls it “a pitch-perfect masterwork.” Kirkus […]

Episode 56 — Jessica Keener


Jessica Keener is today’s guest.  Her debut novel, Night Swim, is now available from Fiction Studio Books. Pulitzer Prize-winner Jennifer Egan says: Jessica Keener steps boldly into the terrain of Eugene O’Neill, conjuring up the pathologies and quirks of a besieged Boston family in stark, quivering detail that never entirely distracts us from the looming […]