Otherppl makes the Chicago Tribune’s List of Best Literary Podcasts


The full list can be found here.

Listi is sort of the anti-Silverblatt, eschewing specific book talk for life-of-the-writer chat. (Full disclosure: I appeared on Episode 25.) Each episode opens with a free-form monologue from Listi reminiscent of Marc Maron’s approach on his “WTF” podcast for comedians, followed by a truly free-ranging discussion with an author about his or her life, writing habits and other oddities. Listi gets the big names — Susan Orlean, Colum McCann, George Saunders — but he often gravitates to lesser-known writers, and often, after listening to an interview, I’ve wanted to rush out to buy the book by the author so I could spend more time hanging out with him.