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Two Joshes for the price of a free podcast today! Josh Fruhlinger reads from his novel, The Enthusiast, and Josh Gondelman reads from his humor book, You Blew It, which he co-wrote with non-Josh Joe Berkowitz.

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Direct download: Episode_44_-_Josh_Fruhlinger_and_Josh_Gondelman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

Sailboats, witches, fathers, beer, red wine, tequila, and supplications to the power of Death: new nonfiction from Kea Krause and Alex Mar. Alex's book, Witches of America, is on sale now.

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Direct download: Episode_43_-_Kea_Krause_and_Alex_Mar.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Six short stories for the price of one (episode). Weird, whimsical, horrific, romantic—tiny containers make room for some of the strangest, most wonderful things. With Rahawa Haile and Lincoln Michel.

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Note: Due to a technical error (a hard drive falling on the floor) there is no outtro music on this episode. Please keep the hard drive in your thoughts and prayers so that there may be outtro music again on future episodes.

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Direct download: Episode_42_-_Rahawa_Haile_and_Lincoln_Michel.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:19am EDT

Today we celebrate The Oyster Review, home to great essays about great books: reviews, personal essays, celebrations, and explorations. Vivian Lee on karaoke, Myles Tanzer on subway survival, and Miranda Popkey on escape. And all of them on books.

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Direct download: Episode_41_-_Lee_Tanzer_and_Popkey.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

Two readings from two writers with brand new books: Emily Holleman reads from her new novel, Cleopatra's Shadows, and Maris Kreizman, author of Slaughterhouse: 90210, reads an essay about finding her path and her voice in NYC.

And now it's time for the raffle! For a chance to win a copy of Cleopatra's Shadows, tweet a link to your favorite episode of The Catapult with the hashtag #CatapultPodcast before 11:59pm EST October 18th. (Alongside the link, feel free to say why you think that episode is great!)

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Direct download: Ep_40_-_Emily_Holleman_and_Maris_Kreizman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

From two great storytellers, two great essays, about love, teaching, New York City, and the things we do to lose ourselves or find ourselves. Tim Manley reads "Wearing My Heart on My Hand," and Molly McCloy reads "Eating East Elmhurst."

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Direct download: Episode_39-_Tim_Manley_and_Molly_McCloy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

Poet Robin Beth Schaer reads from her collection, Shipbreaking, and playwright Sarah Ruhl reads essays from her book, 100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write: On Umbrellas and Sword Fights, Parades and Dogs, Fire Alarms, Children, and Theater

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Direct download: Episode_38_-_Robin_Beth_Schaer_and_Sarah_Ruhl.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

The first in a sporadic series of readings collected from early in our archives: three poetry readings from the first year of The Catapult. With: mermaids, aliens, new geometries, neurological disorders, remarkable women, rejection, porn, eating meat, and the color of the stars.

**Also note: Our website is now CatapultPodcast.com, and our twitter is now @CatapultPodcast. Everything will redirect, but for new followers and/or talking to us on twitter.**

Direct download: Anthology-_Poetry_w_Matthea_Harvey_Lynn_Schmeidler__Dorothea_Lasky.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

What's the mythology driving your world? From family stories to fairy tales, classic movies to Food Network stars—on this episode, Adrienne Celt reads from her novel, The Daughters, and Jason Diamond reads his essay, "Bleach."

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Direct download: Episode_37_-_Adrienne_Celt_and_Jason_Diamond.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Both of today's readings come from novels that take their characters to foreign places: in Rebecca Dinerstein's The Sunlit Night, it's arctic Norway, and in Edan Lepucki's California, it's the wilderness of a world falling apart. The Sunlight Night is in bookstores now, and California is newly out in paperback.

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Direct download: Ep_36-_Rebecca_Dinerstein_and_Edan_Lepucki.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

On this episode, we bring you two different versions of lost and found: Jaya Saxena reads her essay, "Looking the Part," about trying to find a clear identity, and Molly McArdle reads from her novel in progress, Geography, with an excerpt about a boy lost on a city bus, and what he finds in the aftermath.

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Direct download: Episode_35_-_Jaya_Saxena_and_Molly_McArdle.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

Jessamyn Hope reads from her novel, Safekeeping, and Alexis Coe reads from her nonfiction book, Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis. Plus: What do you read when you're writing? Sometimes (blasphemy!) do you need to read nothing at all?

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Direct download: Episode_34_-_Jessamyn_Hope_and_Alexis_Coe.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Today's readings come from books that might be the perfect summer reading: engrossing, devourable novels that, even if they're not fluffy feel-goods, feel amazing to read. Emily Schultz reads from The Blondes and Jami Attenberg reads from Saint Mazie. Both books are on sale now.

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Direct download: Episode_33_-_Emily_Schultz_and_Jami_Attenberg.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Part two of The Catapult's live show at HiFi in April, with new readings from Jaime Green (hi) and Mira Jacob (The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing).

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Direct download: Episode_32_-_HiFi_Reading_Series_-_Jaime_Green__Mira_Jacob.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Recorded live at HiFi, Isaac Oliver and Morgan Parker read new work as part of the Catapult-curated edition of the HiFi Reading Series. Morgan's book, Other People's Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night, is out now. Isaac's book, Intimacy Idiot, comes out June 2nd.

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Direct download: Episode_31_-_HiFi_Reading_-_Isaac_Oliver__Morgan_Parker.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Discussed: cats, fame, feminist spiritual preparation for marriage, independent bookstores, small towns, sudden disappearance, and a coming storm.

Elisabeth Donnelly reads her essay, "How to Befriend a Cat," and Catie Disabato reads from her novel, The Ghost Network, out May 5 from Melville House.

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Direct download: Episode_30-_Elisabeth_Donnelly__Catie_Disabato.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Readings from two novels, about love and love gone awry, about the small things that add up to love and the things that try and fail to mimic love's shape. Anna North reads from The Life and Death of Sophie Stark (out May 19) and Will Chancellor reads from A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall, in bookstores now.

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Direct download: Episode_29_-_Anna_North__Will_Chancellor.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

On this episode, two pieces about the ways war can impact our lives across great distance—in time or space—and the ways conflict can change and challenge who we are. Jessica Pearce Rotondi reads from her book-in-progress, What We Inherit, and Saïd Sayrafiezadeh reads his essay, "War and Duane Reade."

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Direct download: Episode_28_-_Jessica_Pearce_Rotondi__Said_Sayrafiezadeh.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

We've got readings from two new novels for you today: Lance Rubin reads from Denton Little's Deathdate (April 14th), about a world where everyone knows in advance the day they're going to die, and Kathleen Alcott reads from Infinite Home (August 4th), which is about how the eclectic tenants of a Brooklyn brownstone come together in the face of threats to their home.

ALSO: NYC locals, on April 1st we're curating the HiFi Reading Series. Featuring past Catapult readers Mira Jacob, Morgan Parker, and Isaac Oliver, and, both hosting and reading, too, Jaime. April 1, 8pm, HiFi Bar. More info here: HiFi + The Catapult.

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Direct download: Episode_23_-_Lance_Rubin_and_Kathleen_Alcott.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:33am EDT

From family to frontiers, the familiar and foreign, today's episode brings you sisters and snow-covered glaciers and plains: Jazmine Hughes reads an essay called "Sisters, Ranked," and Jynne Dilling Martin reads poems from her new book, We Mammals in Hospitable Times, inspired by her time in Antarctica. 

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Direct download: Episode_26_-_Jazmine_Hughes__Jynne_Dilling_Martin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

On this episode, Madeline Felix reads from the smart, big-hearted book she is writing, Ways to Get Lost, about teaching in Vietnam, and Tobias Carroll reads two short pieces that exist in the overlaps of quotidian and surreal, comical and mournful.

Two notes on the opening:

  • I realize that wanting nice clogs & $90 t-shirts is not a particularly nichey expression of consumer desire. I’m not even sure I want clogs. They seem heavy. 
  • When I said “self-effacing,” I meant “self-deprecating.” Because self-deprecation is, at its heart, the opposite of the shying-away-from-attention that’s part of self-effacement.

Okay, glad we got that out of the way.

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Direct download: Episode_25_-_Madeline_Felix__Tobias_Carroll.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Today the podcast goes Left Behind, but instead of awful evangelical propaganda, we're bringing you two variations on ~*pseudocide*~ with faked deaths, fantasized escapes, and specious raptures. Elizabeth Greenwood reads from her forthcoming book, Playing Dead: The Art and Folly of Pseudocide, and Katie Coyle reads the opening of her novel, Vivian Apple at the End of the World.

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Direct download: Episode_24_-_Elizabeth_Greenwood_and_Katie_Coyle.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:07pm EDT

Do you need to go somewhere new in order to find yourself? If you go somewhere new, can you even help learning more about who you are and what you want? This episode brings you two writers exploring these questions in very different ways: Kyle Chayka's essay, "Art Youth," explores expat and hipster culture in Beijing, and Helene Wecker's reading from her novel, The Golem and the Jinni, shows a lost, lonely Golem in 1899 New York trying to understand herself and her new world.

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Direct download: Ep_23_-_Kyle_Chayka__Helene_Wecker.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:16pm EDT

Happy new year! What are your positive resolutions? What do you want more of in your life? Did you answer "more of the Catapult live show"? Well then boy are you in luck! Here is part two of The Catapult Live, with Nicole Steinberg and Gabriel Roth. Nicole reads poems inspired by Lucky Magazine and internet thinkpiece titles, and Gabriel reads footnotes and a several-years-old restaurant review. This little blurb does none of it justice. 

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Happy 2015!

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Direct download: Ep_22_-_Live_show_pt_2_-_Nicole_Steinberg_and__Gabriel_Roth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

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