Episode 687 — George Saunders

   

George Saunders is the guest. His new book, A Swim in a Pond in the Rain, is available from Random House.

Episode 686 — Holiday Spectacular

   

An epic end to a pathetic and demoralizing year.

Episode 685 — Alex Branson

   

Alex Branson is the guest. His new novel, Water, Wastedis available from Rare Bird Books. It is the official December pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club.