Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today's leading writers. All episodes—hundreds of them—are available for free. Listen via iTunes, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, or right here on the web. Better yet: download the Otherppl with Brad Listi app. Available for iPhone and Android. Free! If you'd like to support the show, you can do so via Patreon or Paypal.
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.