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Rick Kleffel:Narrative Species–The Agony Column

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Rick Kleffel:Narrative Species–The Agony Column Interviews, Book Reviews, News and Commentary.

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Episodes

2213: A 2024 Interview with Keith Donohue

June 14, 2024 16:00 - 74.9 MB

Boyce Upholt discusses his book The Great River: The Making and Unmaking of the Mississippi.

2212: A 2024 Interview with Avik Jain Chatlani

May 31, 2024 16:00 - 86.1 MB

Avik Jain Chatlani discusses his novel This Country Is No Longer Yours.

2211: A 2024 Interview with Nathan Ballingrud

May 23, 2024 16:00 - 73.4 MB

Nathan Ballingrud discusses The Atlas of Hell: Stories and Crypt of the Moon Spider.

2210: A 2024 Interview with Francesco Dimitri

May 20, 2024 16:00 - 79.7 MB

Francesco Dimitri discuses his novel The Dark Side of the Sky.

2209: A 2024 Interview with Craig Foster

May 06, 2024 16:00 - 74.8 MB

Craig Foster discusses his book Amphibious Soul: Finding the Wild in a Tame World.

2209: A 2024 Interview with Charlie Huston

April 23, 2024 16:00 - 74.2 MB

Charlie Huston discusses his novel Catchpenny.

2208: A 2024 Interview with Angela Slatter

April 11, 2024 16:00 - 86.8 MB

Angela Slatter discusses her novel The Briar Book of the Dead.

2207: A 2024 Interview with Gwendolyn Kiste

April 09, 2024 16:00 - 79.5 MB

Gwendolyn Kiste discusses her novel The Haunting of Velkwood.

2205: A 2024 Interview with Stephen Graham Jones

March 28, 2024 16:00 - 74 MB

Stephen Graham Jones discusses The Angel of Indian Lake and The Indian Lake trilogy.

2206: A 2024 Interview with Sarah Langan

March 28, 2024 16:00 - 74.3 MB

Sarah Langan discusses her novel A Better World.

2204: A 2024 Interview with Jeffrey Rosen

March 14, 2024 16:00 - 74.5 MB

Jeffrey Rosen discusses The Pursuit of Happiness: How Classical writers on virtue Inspired the Lives of the Founders and Defined America.

2203: A 2024 Interview with Daryl Gregory

March 12, 2024 16:00 - 73.1 MB

Daryl Gregory discuss his novel Revelator.

2202: A 2024 Interview with Laurie R. King

February 18, 2024 14:00 - 84.4 MB

Laurie R. King discusses her novel The Lantern's Dance.

2200: A 2023 Interview with Dalal Mawad

January 25, 2024 14:00 - 77.6 MB

Dalal Mawad discusses her book All She Lost: The Explosion in Lebanon, the Collapse of a Nation and the Women who Survived.

2201: A 2023 Interview with Chris D'Amelio

January 25, 2024 14:00 - 74.2 MB

Chris D'Amelio discusses his memoir, co-written with Reid Maruyama, Life and Death at Cape Disappointment: Becoming a Surfman on the Columbia River Bar.

2199: A 2023 Interview with Andy Greenberg

January 16, 2024 14:00 - 72.4 MB

Andy Greenberg discusses Tracers in the Dark: The Global Hunt for the Crime Lords of Cryptocurrency.

2198: A 2024 Interview with Priya Guns

January 05, 2024 14:00 - 74.3 MB

Priya Guns discusses her novel Your Driver is Waiting.

2197: A 2023 Interview with Nataie Haynes

January 02, 2024 14:00 - 76.6 MB

Natalie Haynes dicusses Divine Might: Goddesses in Greek Myth.

2196: A 2023 Interview with Michael Finkel

December 20, 2023 14:00 - 76.9 MB

Michael Finkel discusses The Stranger in the Woods.

2195: A 2023 Interview with Richard Kadrey

December 14, 2023 14:00 - 67.9 MB

Richard Kadrey discusses The Pale House Devil, The Dead Take the A Train co-written with Cassandra Khaw and his music.

2194: A 2023 Interview with Garrett Graff

December 07, 2023 14:00 - 75.7 MB

Garrett Graff tells the story of UFO.

2193: A 2023 Interview with Cory Doctorow

November 16, 2023 14:00 - 74.4 MB

Cory Doctorow discusses The Lost Cause.

2192: A 2023 Interview with Tananarive Due

November 16, 2023 14:00 - 78.2 MB

Tananarive Due discusses her novel The Reformatory.

2191: A 2023 Interview with Randall Kennedy

November 02, 2023 13:00 - 77 MB

Randall Kennedy discusses the essays in his collection Say It Loud!

2190: A 2023 Interview with Jacqueline Woodson.

November 01, 2023 13:00 - 37 MB

Jacqueline Woodson discusses Remember Us.

2189: A 2023 Interview with Michael Finkel

October 17, 2023 13:00 - 87.7 MB

Michael Finkel discusses The Art Thief.

2188: A 2023 Interview with Andrew F. Sullivan

October 16, 2023 13:00 - 74.6 MB

Andrew F. Sullivan discusses The Marigold.

2187: A 2023 Interview with John Scalzi

September 29, 2023 13:00 - 76.3 MB

John Scalzi discusses Starter Villain.

2186: A 2023 Interview with James Ellroy

September 21, 2023 13:00 - 65.6 MB

James Ellroy discusses The Enchanters.

2185: A 2023 Phone Interview with James Ellroy

September 13, 2023 13:00 - 33.5 MB

James Ellroy discusses his latest novel, The Enchanters, in a phone conversation.

2184: A 2023 Interview with Ben Percy

September 13, 2023 13:00 - 76.4 MB

Ben Percy discusses the Sky Vault, the third book in The Comet Cycle.

2183: A 2023 Interview with Andrew Yang and Stephen Marche

September 05, 2023 13:00 - 79.3 MB

Andrew Yang and Stephen Marche discuss their new novel, The Last Election.

2182: A 2023 Interview with Melanie Challenger

August 23, 2023 13:00 - 81.1 MB

Melanie Challengeer discusses her book How to Be Animal: A New History of What It Means to Be Human.

2181: A 2023 Interview with Nick Cutter and Andrew Sullivan

August 17, 2023 13:00 - 98.7 MB

Nick Cutter and Andrew Sullivan discuss their horror novel The Handyman Method.

2181: A 2023 Interview with Susan Casey

August 14, 2023 13:00 - 41.3 MB

Susan Casey discusses The Underworld: Journeys to the Depths of the Ocean.

2180: A 2023 Interview with Lilith Saintcrow The Salt-Black Tree

July 27, 2023 13:00 - 74.3 MB

Lilith Saintcrow discusses The Salt-Black Tree, the second half of The Dead God's Heart duology, after Spring's Arcana.

2179: A 2023 Interview with TC Boyle Talk To Me

July 25, 2023 13:00 - 73.4 MB

TC Boyle discusses his novel Talk to Me.

2178: A 2023 Interview with Jennifer Ackerman

July 13, 2023 13:00 - 63.9 MB

Jennifer Ackerman discusses her new book What an Owl Knows: The New Science of the World's Most Enigmatic Birds.

2177: A 2023 Interview with Cassandra Khaw

July 07, 2023 13:00 - 63.9 MB

Cassandra Khaw discusses her novellas Nothing But Blackened Teeth and The Salt Grows Heavy.

2176: A 2023 Interview with Richard Kadrey

June 29, 2023 13:00 - 78.4 MB

Richard Kadrey discusses his writing, the short story collection The Secrets of Insects and his art.

2175: A 2023 Interview with Lilith Saintcrow

June 26, 2023 13:00 - 74.1 MB

Lilith Saintcrow discusses her new book, Spring's Arcana.

2174: A 2023 Interview with Dare Segun Falowo

June 21, 2023 13:00 - 73.6 MB

Dare Según Falowo discusses the stories in his collection Caged Ocean Dub.

2173: A 2023 Interview with Ramona Emerson

June 14, 2023 13:00 - 77.6 MB

Ramona Emerson discusses her novel Shutter.

2172: A 2023 Interview with Tananarive Due

June 05, 2023 13:00 - 73.5 MB

Tananarive Due discusses her collection of short horror fiction, The Wishing Pool.

2171: A 2023 Interview with TC Boyle

May 31, 2023 13:00 - 75.6 MB

TC Boyle discusses Blue Skes, in many senses of the words.

2170: A 2023 Interview with Dacher Keltner

May 24, 2023 13:00 - 70.9 MB

Dacher Keltner discusses his book Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your Life

2169 A 2023 Interview with Molly Prentiss

April 28, 2023 13:00 - 86.9 MB

Molly Prentiss discusses her novel Old Flame.

2168: A 2023 Interview with David Grann

April 27, 2023 13:00 - 62.2 MB

David Grann discusses The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder.

2167: A 2023 Interview with Brendan Slocumb

April 25, 2023 13:00 - 74.8 MB

Brendan Slocumb discusses his novel Symphony of Secrets.

2166: A 2023 Interview with Nathan Ballingrud

April 20, 2023 13:00 - 69.2 MB

Nathan Ballingrud discusses his novel The Strange.

Guests

Alan Cheuse
24 Episodes
Cory Doctorow
7 Episodes
Dan Simmons
7 Episodes
Laurie R. King
7 Episodes
Mary Roach
6 Episodes
Christopher Moore
5 Episodes
William Gibson
5 Episodes
Charles Burns
4 Episodes
Charlie Huston
4 Episodes
Colson Whitehead
4 Episodes
Dave Barry
4 Episodes
Jonathan Lethem
4 Episodes
Karen Joy Fowler
4 Episodes
Michael Pollan
4 Episodes
Neal Stephenson
4 Episodes
Tad Williams
4 Episodes
Thomas Frank
4 Episodes
Alastair Reynolds
3 Episodes
Anne Rice
3 Episodes
Charles Frazier
3 Episodes
Charles Stross
3 Episodes
Chuck Palahniuk
3 Episodes
David Drake
3 Episodes
Erik Larson
3 Episodes
Joe R. Lansdale
3 Episodes
John Scalzi
3 Episodes
Keith Donohue
3 Episodes
Margaret Atwood
3 Episodes
Richard Ford
3 Episodes
Russell Banks
3 Episodes
Stewart O'Nan
3 Episodes
Tim Powers
3 Episodes
Yann Martel
3 Episodes
Adam Haslett
2 Episodes
Ann Packer
2 Episodes
Azar Nafisi
2 Episodes
Billy Collins
2 Episodes
Chris Ware
2 Episodes
Clive Barker
2 Episodes
Daniel Handler
2 Episodes
David Eagleman
2 Episodes
David Sedaris
2 Episodes
Douglas Preston
2 Episodes
Erin Morgenstern
2 Episodes
Heidi Julavits
2 Episodes
Jeffrey Ford
2 Episodes
Jennifer Egan
2 Episodes
John Shirley
2 Episodes
Kate Elliott
2 Episodes
Kevin Kelly
2 Episodes
Malcolm Nance
2 Episodes
Marisha Pessl
2 Episodes
Matt Taibbi
2 Episodes
Melanie Rawn
2 Episodes
Michio Kaku
2 Episodes
Peggy Orenstein
2 Episodes
Peter F. Hamilton
2 Episodes
Robert Repino
2 Episodes
Ross Jackson
2 Episodes
Stephen Kessler
2 Episodes
Tom Brokaw
2 Episodes
Tracy Chevalier
2 Episodes
Abraham Verghese
1 Episode
Aimee Bender
1 Episode
Amir D. Aczel
1 Episode
Amy Cuddy
1 Episode
Ann VanderMeer
1 Episode
Ariel Levy
1 Episode
Armistead Maupin
1 Episode
Ayelet Waldman
1 Episode
Benjamin Wallace
1 Episode
Ben Katchor
1 Episode
Ben Marcus
1 Episode
Ben Rhodes
1 Episode
Bill Bryson
1 Episode
Brian Evenson
1 Episode
Bruce Feiler
1 Episode
Burton Raffel
1 Episode
Carl Hiaasen
1 Episode
Charlaine Harris
1 Episode
Chip Kidd
1 Episode
Connie Willis
1 Episode
Daniel Clowes
1 Episode
Daniel Pinchbeck
1 Episode
Dave Isay
1 Episode
David Greene
1 Episode
David Grinspoon
1 Episode
David Lubar
1 Episode
David Mitchell
1 Episode
Douglas Coupland
1 Episode
Edward R. Tufte
1 Episode
Elif Shafak
1 Episode
Elizabeth Bear
1 Episode
Eugene Linden
1 Episode
Felicia Day
1 Episode
Garth Nix
1 Episode
Gary Paulsen
1 Episode
Geoff Dyer
1 Episode
George Pelecanos
1 Episode
Glennon Doyle
1 Episode
Graham Hancock
1 Episode
Harvey Pekar
1 Episode
Henning Mankell
1 Episode
Ian McDonald
1 Episode
Ian McEwan
1 Episode
James P. Blaylock
1 Episode
James Rollins
1 Episode
Jasper Fforde
1 Episode
Jeffrey Alford
1 Episode
Jeffrey Toobin
1 Episode
Jennifer Senior
1 Episode
Jeremy Scahill
1 Episode
John Irving
1 Episode
John Lescroart
1 Episode
John Waters
1 Episode
Jonathan Carroll
1 Episode
Julian Barnes
1 Episode
Karen Armstrong
1 Episode
Karen Russell
1 Episode
Kate Atkinson
1 Episode
Kazuo Ishiguro
1 Episode
Kim Harrison
1 Episode
Laura Lippman
1 Episode
Lawrence Lessig
1 Episode
Lee Child
1 Episode
Leonard Mlodinow
1 Episode
Leslie S. Klinger
1 Episode
Lisa Goldstein
1 Episode
Lisa See
1 Episode
Lorrie Moore
1 Episode
Lucius Shepard
1 Episode
Manal al-Sharif
1 Episode
Marc Goodman
1 Episode
Mark Bittman
1 Episode
Mark Epstein
1 Episode
Matt Simon
1 Episode
Max Brooks
1 Episode
Michael Swanwick
1 Episode
Myla Goldberg
1 Episode
Naomi Klein
1 Episode
Naomi Novik
1 Episode
Nicholson Baker
1 Episode
Nikki Giovanni
1 Episode
Nina Matsumoto
1 Episode
Penn Jillette
1 Episode
Peter Carey
1 Episode
Peter Constantine
1 Episode
Peter S. Beagle
1 Episode
Peter Straub
1 Episode
Philip Roth
1 Episode
Pico Iyer
1 Episode
Ramsey Campbell
1 Episode
Ray Garton
1 Episode
Richard E. Cytowic
1 Episode
Richard Matheson
1 Episode
Robert D. Kaplan
1 Episode
Robert K. Massie
1 Episode
Robert R. McCammon
1 Episode
Robert Wright
1 Episode
Rob Reid
1 Episode
Ruth Ozeki
1 Episode
Ruth Rendell
1 Episode
Sandra Aamodt
1 Episode
Sara Paretsky
1 Episode
Sean Carroll
1 Episode
Sharan Newman
1 Episode
Steven Kotler
1 Episode
Steve Silberman
1 Episode
Sue Grafton
1 Episode
Temple Grandin
1 Episode
Todd McCaffrey
1 Episode
Tom Perrotta
1 Episode
Tom Wolfe
1 Episode
Tracy Kidder
1 Episode
Val McDermid
1 Episode
Vikram Chandra
1 Episode
William Ury
1 Episode

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