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Syndication

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.

CatapultReads.com // @CatapultReads // The Trebuchet

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

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 EST

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