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Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso
Storytelling with ‘Atlanta' Director Hiro Murai

Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 44:54


Today, we're joined by director Hiro Murai! With the return of Atlanta (5:06), we discuss the homecoming of this final season (7:14), Murai's connection to the character Earn (10:04), the influence of Hayao Miyazaki (14:09), immigrating from Tokyo to Los Angeles at age 9 (17:12), and his search for an artistic identity between these two worlds (20:38). After the break, how the Coen Brothers and Takeshi Kitano shaped his early work (22:41), including music videos (25:12) for Earl Sweatshirt (27:32), Frank Ocean (30:19), and Childish Gambino (33:08). To close, we sit with a scene from Atlanta's season premiere (35:27), the kind of work Hiro hopes to make in the years ahead (38:37), and a mission statement from author George Saunders (44:12).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Silence on Set
Quick Clip: Spiderhead cast talk manipulation, experiments, and emotions at NYC Premiere

Silence on Set

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 7:47


We spoke to the cast of Spiderhead at their NYC premiere to talk about some of the mind bending tools used on inmates, what this type of behavior means ethically, and why it was so much fun shooting that boat race. Check out some of the cast including: Miles Teller, Jurnee Smollett, Mark Paguio, and more. The movie is currently streaming on Netflix now. Host: Monica Gleberman Editor: Marianna Randazzo Social Media Graphic: Jojo -- Synopsis: In a state-of-the-art penitentiary run by brilliant visionary Steve Abnesti (Chris Hemsworth), inmates wear a surgically attached device that administers dosages of mind-altering drugs in exchange for commuted sentences. There are no bars, no cells, or orange jumpsuits. In Spiderhead, incarcerated volunteers are free to be themselves. Until they're not. At times, they're a better version. Need to lighten up? There's a drug for that. At a loss for words? There's a drug for that, too. But when two subjects, Jeff (Miles Teller) and Lizzy (Jurnee Smollett), form a connection, their path to redemption take a twistier turn, as Abnesti's experiments start to push the limits of free will altogether. Based on The New Yorker short story by George Saunders, SPIDERHEAD is a genre-bending and darkly funny psychological thriller directed by Joseph Kosinski (TRON: Legacy, Top Gun: Maverick) and written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick (Deadpool, Zombieland). Don't forget to follow us on Twitter @SilenceonSet and Instagram @SilenceonSetPod --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/silence-on-set/support

The Thoughtful Bro
Episode 1: George Saunders

The Thoughtful Bro

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 71:38


With the Booker-Prize winning master himself, George Saunders, discussing his new book, A Swim in a Pond in the Rain. We talk about how to find a story's unconscious structure, the necessary qualities it takes for a young writer to succeed in publishing, and how George knew he'd found his true literary voice, when he heard his wife laughing one night in the next room. With guest host Whitney Scharer, author of the award winning novel The Age of Light. All episodes of The Thoughtful Bro aired live originally on A Mighty Blaze. The Thoughtful Bro is proudly sponsored by Libro.fm.

FAZ Bücher-Podcast
Lesen lässt sich lernen: George Saunders' Meisterklasse „Bei Regen in einem Teich schwimmen“

FAZ Bücher-Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 45:00


George Saunders erläutert Tschechow, Tolstoi und andere: Ein Gespräch mit dem Autor Hans Maarten van den Brink über das Buch „Bei Regen in einem Teich schwimmen: Von den russischen Meistern lesen, schreiben und leben lernen“.

All Of It
'Book Exploder' Dives Deep Into the Writing Process of Your Favorite Authors

All Of It

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 19:20


Following the massive success of the podcast and Netflix series Song Exploder, creator and executive producer Hrishikesh Hirway has launched a new off-shoot for literature lovers, called Book Exploder. The podcast, hosted by journalist and author Susan Orlean, features authors like Min Jin Lee, George Saunders, and James McBride breaking down one passage from one of their works, showing how much work goes into every paragraph of a book. Hirway and Orlean join us to discuss. The first episode of Book Exploder launches today.

MFA Writers
Rerelease: George Saunders — Story Club

MFA Writers

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 53:16


This week, as the pod team enjoys the last of our vacation, we've got a rerelease of a special episode from Season 2 of the podcast: Jared's conversation with George Saunders. This episode is full of advice for emerging writers, especially those considering an MFA. We'll be back in two weeks with an all-new episode, the first of Season 3. MFA Writers is hosted by Jared McCormack and produced by Jared McCormack and Hanamori Skoblow. New episodes are released every two weeks. You can find more MFA Writers at MFAwriters.com. BE PART OF THE SHOW — Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, or Podcast Addict. — Submit an episode request. If there's a program you'd like to learn more about, contact us and we'll do our very best to find a guest who can speak to their experience. — Apply to be a guest on the show by filling out our application. STAY CONNECTED Twitter: @MFAwriterspod Instagram: @MFAwriterspodcast Facebook: MFA Writers Email: mfawriterspodcast@gmail.com

The Innovating Together Podcast
Interview with Paul LeBlanc, President of Southern New Hampshire University

The Innovating Together Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 33:10


Leadership journey into academic leadership Paul LeBlanc has been President of Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) for going on twenty years. President LeBlanc's journey started as a faculty member as a grad student when personal computers first arrived. He was a composition TA. The full-time faculty didn't want to touch the new computers that were dumped on the school. The TA's were the first ones to use the computers. He discovered technology with its anonymity opened up a level of candor and trust he had not seen before. “I jumped into technology at a time when it was still so new.” He used a programming language as one of his foreign language requirements. After his PhD, he spent three years heading up a technology start-up program. He worked on a grant with Apple. His relationship with Clayton Christianson Clayton Christianson and President LeBlanc met playing basketball in a church gym in Cambridge, Massachusetts, while President LeBlanc was still in graduate school at Boston College. Clay was the head of high-tech ceramics before he went to Harvard and went back to graduate school. They discussed reinventing ceramics and technology. They did a column for higher education on innovation. They were friends for over forty years. “Everyone uses the phrase disruptive innovation but if you go deeper there's actually very practical things one needs to do depending on what kind of innovation you are implementing, and you can sort of game plan it… Clay was very thoughtful about that. One of the greatest teachers I've ever met.” Clay's theories of disruptive innovation in higher education and healthcare are playing out slowly. He predicted “50% of schools will go out of business.” Learning from good vs. bad examples of leadership After watching a president not being willing to admit his mistake cost him his presidency, President LeBlanc said, “I remember saying to myself, when I mess up I am going to get in front of people and say so. I think there are great lessons to be learned by watching people's leadership journeys, and sometimes you learn more when they struggle, and that's been true in my own life.” He gave an example of a contractor who came in and interviewed President LeBlanc's staff and confronted him and his team to be open to other opinions and being courageous to share a different opinion. Best Advice he ever received “Say Yes to the invitation.” He shared an example from his personal life. A Book about leadership he recommends “I keep coming back to novels, to fiction, to understand who we are as human beings. The one I'm reading right now is by George Saunders called A Swim in a Pond in the Rain.” He then shared he has moved from starting meetings with the agenda to starting with relationships by asking, “How are you?” --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/innovationalliance/message

Sarah's Book Shelves Live
Ep. 118: Editing Literary Fiction with Caroline Zancan (Senior Editor at Henry Holt)

Sarah's Book Shelves Live

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 51:24 Very Popular


In Episode 118, Caroline Zancan, Senior Editor at Henry Holt, joins me for another episode in the Genre 101 series — this time with a twist.  Caroline answers behind-the-scenes questions about editing literary fiction, as well as a deep dive into the genre itself.   This post contains affiliate links, through which I make a small commission when you make a purchase (at no cost to you!). Announcements I'd love your feedback on the podcast!  Please take a moment to complete my 2022 Podcast Survey! Highlights How Caroline got into editing: right place, right time, and Craigslist. The varying college degrees, the wide range of colleagues' previous careers, and whether there's a typical career path to becoming an editor. The je ne sais quoi factor and determining if a book is for Henry Holt. The entire process of book acquisition at Henry Holt — from determining what books to pursue and bidding on manuscripts to the approval process. Caroline's preference for dealing with an author's agent. The execution of a compatible vision for the editor-author relationship. The “right” length for a book and editing big-name authors. What the heck is ‘literary fiction' and why there seems to be a lack of consensus about this question. Current trends in the literary fiction world. Caroline's Book Recommendations [39:19] Two OLD Books She Loves Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders | Amazon | Bookshop.org [39:33] Trust Exercise by Susan Choi | Amazon | Bookshop.org [41:25] Two NEW Books She Loves Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason | Amazon | Bookshop.org [42:33] Cult Classic by Sloane Crosley | Amazon | Bookshop.org [44:14] The Series of Books She DIDN'T Love Elena Ferrante Titles  [45:46] One NEW RELEASE She's Excited About All This Could Be Different by Sarah Thankam Mathews (August 2, 2022) | Amazon | Bookshop.org [47:32] Last 5-Star Book Caroline Read Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason | Amazon | Bookshop.org [49:40] Other Books Mentioned We Wish You Luck by Caroline Zancan [2:00] Happiness by Heather Harpham [2:17] The Parking Lot Attendant by Nafkote Tamirat [2:21] Sleepwalk by Dan Chaon [2:29] Notes on Your Sudden Disappearance by Alison Espach [2:34] On Writing by Stephen King [29:08] Unlikely Animals by Annie Hartnett [40:48] I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley [44:58] Look Alive Out There by Sloane Crosley [45:00] About Caroline Zancan On Twitter Caroline Zancan is a Senior Editor at Holt, acquiring literary and upmarket fiction and memoir, and the author of We Wish You Luck and Local Girls. She is a graduate of Kenyon College and holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars.  Caroline lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their children. 

The Human Centipod
S4 Ep14: Happy Fourth of You-Lie!

The Human Centipod

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 37:00


America is in the toilet and it's all thanks to Jill Stein voters. Remember the innocent days before 911 when we were all having a party trying to find Chandra Levy's killer? Well if you don't, Carmen and John take you there like the GD masters of time travel they are. Also Carmen confesses she wants to find a dead body someday and John bitches about ageism in Hollywood like it'll change anything. By the way, George Saunders is a brilliant short story writer and Netflix never should've ruined one of his with that dumb Spiderhead movie. "A watered-down 'Squid Game'" - Carmen Lynch. And she should know. Her favorite show is American Ninja Warrior so when it comes to high-octane televised made-up sports shows, she knows what she's talking about. 

The Yak Babies Book Podcast
194- Spiderhead

The Yak Babies Book Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 41:30


The pals read the short story "Escape from Spiderhead" by George Saunders then watched the Netflix adaption. How do the two compare? Read and watch then tune in.

So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Ep. 166 Substack, a platform for free speech?

So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 46:17


Substack — the popular newsletter and publishing service — has made a name for itself by swimming against the current: As many technology companies devise new ways to censor or moderate content on their platforms, Substack made free speech one of its core values and, in doing so, has attracted bloggers and journalists from across the political spectrum.“While we have content guidelines that allow us to protect the platform at the extremes, we will always view censorship as a last resort, because we believe open discourse is better for writers and better for society,” proclaimed Substack's founders.Lulu Cheng Meservey is Vice President of Communications for Substack. She went viral earlier this year when she tweeted about why free expression is an important principle for Substack. She joins us this week to discuss Substack, free speech, and the new media ecosystem. Show notes: Transcript Lulu's viral tweet thread “Society has a trust problem. More censorship will only make it worse.” by Hamish McKenzie, Chris Best, and Jairaj Sethi Substack's “Content Guidelines” Substackers mentioned: Andrew Sullivan, Casey Newton, The Fifth Column, Patti Smith, George Saunders, Salman Rushdie, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Freddie deBoer, Nikita Petrov, Blocked and Reported John Stuart Mill's “On Liberty” www.sotospeakpodcast.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SotoSpeakTheFreeSpeechPodcast Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/freespeechtalk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sotospeakpodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freespeechtalk/ Email us: sotospeak@thefire.org

Film is Lit
Ep. 064 - Spiderhead (Kosinski, 2022)/ Escape from Spiderhead (Saunders, 2010)

Film is Lit

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 83:31


**THIS EPISODE CONTAINS FULL SPOILERS** "Drip on?" "Acknowledge...." Want to relieve some stress? There's a drug for that. Want to have a lot of fun? There's a PODCAST for that too! On this episode of Film is Lit, Danny and Laura compare and contrast George Saunders' trippy sci-fi short story, "Escape from Spiderhead," to its 2022 Netflix adaptation, simply titled "Spiderhead." The film is directed by none other than "Top Gun: Maverick's" Joseph Kosinki, and features Chris Hemsworth playing against-type - it's sure to be a hit, right?...... Tune in to find out! #Spiderhead #EscapeFromSpiderhead #GeorgeSaunders #JosephKosinki #Filmislit #filmislitpodcast #ChrisHemsworth #MilesTeller #Netflix #MovieAdaptation #JurneeSmollett #booktoscreen #moviereview #TopGun #TopGunMaverick #NetflixRelease #NYT #shortstory #newyorktimes

The Thoughtful Bro
Introducing The Thoughtful Bro

The Thoughtful Bro

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 3:06


Hi, I'm Mark Cecil host of The Thoughtful Bro. I want to tell you about the podcast I'm launching. See, a long time ago I realized that the greatest thing on the face of the earth, at least to me, is storytelling. Storytelling is everywhere. It's in how we understand our planet, our country, our own bodies. Stories determine how we decide to vote, who to marry, what to eat, whether to fight a war, and quite simply, why to get out of bed in the morning. Stories don't just reflect our world. They actively create it. Storytelling is so fascinating to me, in fact, that pretty much my ideal social scenario is to go to a party, bump into a writer who's just put out a book, then whisk them away to a corner and spend the next 45 minutes or so, asking them about how and why they told the story that they did. That 45 minute download is, in essence, the Thoughtful Bro podcast. Every episode I'll spend time talking to a world class writer. I'll speak to award winning authors like George Saunders, Erik Larson, Jennifer Egan, and Mitch Albom. You'll hear from writers who've had their books turned into blockbuster TV shows and movies viewed by tens of millions of people: writers like Caroline Kepnes, whose books became the Netflix series "You," and Emily St. John Mandel, whose novel became the HBO show "Station Eleven." I'll talk to writers involved in current events, like Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman, who had a key role in Trump's first impeachment; and Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Admiral James Stavridis, who recently tried his hand at fiction. I'll even talk to some of the most successful screenwriters working today—people like Michael Arndt, who wrote "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Toy Story 3," and David Koepp, who wrote "Jurassic Park," "Mission Impossible," and "Carlito's Way." Together, these are some of the most innovative and decorated storytellers to be found anywhere. They've won the Pulitzer Prize, The Man Booker Prize, The MacAurthur Genius Grant, the Academy Award and more. My interviews are wide ranging, fast moving, deep delving, and, I hope, entertaining. Think of the it as "Inside the Actors Studio"—but for storytellers. Oh, and one last thing. What about the name? The Thoughtful Bro? Well, that's me of course. As it turns out, being thoughtful and being bro-ish kind of go together like, say…a dinner jacket and a baseball hat. Like bourbon and Banksy. The first two episodes of The Thoughtful Bro will be dropping very soon. I hope you'll subscribe and check it out. In the meantime, stay thoughtful.

Why Tho?
The Descent Into The Mind

Why Tho?

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 36:01


A discussion of the various ways to unlock the mind, featuring the words of author George Saunders, Canadiens coach Martin St. Louis, and golfers Jon Rahm and Tiger Woods.

Sarah's Book Shelves Live
Ep. 117: Annie Hartnett (Author of Unlikely Animals)

Sarah's Book Shelves Live

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 48:36 Very Popular


In Episode 117, Annie Hartnett, author of Unlikely Animals, shares the intriguing backstory behind her new novel. She is wonderfully candid and shares interesting tidbits from the germ of the idea, through some of the editing process, all the way to the finished book and finding a publisher.  This post contains affiliate links, through which I make a small commission when you make a purchase (at no cost to you!). Highlights How interesting information transitions to the idea to write a book. The importance of voice in her stories. How she infuses comedy into her writing and embraces the potential for silliness. Annie shares the experience of having her second book under her belt and how that affects her confidence going forward. The difficulty in talking about and promoting a multi-faceted book. Cover design and summary decisions for Unlikely Animals. Why she chose to tell the story in the collective voice. The atmospheric place she lived when she began writing Unlikely Animals. Annie answers lightning round questions about some delightfully weird elements in the book. Annie's Book Recommendations [33:09] Two OLD Books She Loves The Electric Woman by Tessa Fontaine | Amazon | Bookshop.org : [33:18] We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry | Amazon | Bookshop.org : [34:56] Two NEW Books She Loves Walk the Vanished Earth by Erin Swan | Amazon | Bookshop.org : [36:30] More Than You'll Ever Know by Katie Gutierrez | Amazon | Bookshop.org : [40:05] One NEW RELEASE She's Excited About Now Is Not the Time to Panic by Kevin Wilson (November 8, 2022) | Amazon | Bookshop.org : [42:24] Last 5-Star Book Annie Read Sigh, Gone by Phuc Tran | Amazon | Bookshop.org : [46:26] Other Books Mentioned Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett : [1:20] The Last Chairlift by John Irving (October 18, 2022) : [20:54] The Mothers by Brit Bennett : [24:42] Our Town by Thornton Wilder : [28:04] Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders : [28:15] Wild by Cheryl Strayed : [34:13] Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters : [35:27] When I'm Gone, Look for Me in the East by Quan Barry : [35:48] How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu : [37:16] Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel : [37:38] Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel : [38:19] Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber : [40:45] Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson : [42:45] The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson : [45:30] Perfect Little World by Kevin Wilson : [45:35] About Annie Hartnett Website | Twitter | Instagram In addition to her new book, Unlikely Animals, Annie Hartnett is the author of Rabbit Cake, which was listed as one of Kirkus Reviews's Best Books of 2017 and a finalist for the New England Book Award. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Sewanee Writers' Conference, and the Associates of the Boston Public Library. She studied philosophy at Hamilton College, has an MA from Middlebury College, and an MFA from the University of Alabama. When she began writing Unlikely Animals, she was living in the groundskeeper's house in a cemetery. She now lives in a small town in Massachusetts with her husband, daughter, and darling border collie, Mr. Willie Nelson.

The Biblio File hosted by Nigel Beale
Alexandra Pringle on arm-hair and other secrets to great editing

The Biblio File hosted by Nigel Beale

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 50:31


Why listen to Alexandra Pringle? Because Richard Charkin told me that she's the best editor in the English speaking world, that's why.   Alexandra was editor-in-chief at Bloomsbury Publishing for more than two decades. She was recently appointed Executive Publisher.    She began her publishing career at the British magazine Art Monthly before joining the women's publisher Virago in 1978. She became Editorial Director in 1984, and moved to Hamish Hamilton in 1991 to undertake the same role. Through much of the 1990s she was a literary agent for, among others, Amanda Foreman, Geoff Dyer, Maggie O'Farrell and Ali Smith. She joined Bloomsbury in 1999 as head of the adult publishing division where her authors included Margaret Atwood, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sheila Hancock, Anne Michaels, Ann Patchett, George Saunders and Richard Ford. Among other things we talk about editing's "what if" conversations, about houseboats, socialism, building confidence, Harry Potter, tempering criticism, teasing, instinct, luck, and yes, arm-hair.     Note to Listener: My apologies. The Zoom connection was poor on this one. But what Alexandra has to say is delightful and informative, so I hope you'll agree with me that it's worth putting up with. I plan to interview her again. In person. With a good microphone. On her houseboat. 

Primus Tracks
HOINFODAMAN

Primus Tracks

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 53:08 Very Popular


This week we discuss a Ler-centric track that revels in contrasts, and the lyrics tread some familiar ground, but reveal much about what Primus endured whilst sailing the seas of cheese through over two decades in the big-time by that point. Josh makes some comedic and literary connections to the topic, and Frankie can't stop praising Jay Lane. @primustracks on Instagram and TwitterDid we miss something? Email primustrackspod@gmail.com to be mentioned in our Miscellaneous Debris segment!

Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso
Through the Woods with Nick Offerman

Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 53:53 Very Popular


This holiday weekend, we're revisiting one of our favorite talks with actor, author, and woodworker Nick Offerman. We begin with his new book, Where the Deer and the Antelope Play: The Pastoral Observations of One Ignorant American Who Loves to Walk Outside (5:05), which was inspired by Nick's upbringing in rural Minooka, Illinois (6:12), the writings of poet Wendell Berry (7:30), and his experiences with the late Sam Shepard at Steppenwolf Theatre (8:08).  Shortly after working with Shepard, Offerman began to find his footing—on and off the stage—as a performer, carpenter, and fight choreographer (9:35). He reflects on his galvanizing role in the film Going All the Way (15:14), the guiding principles of George Saunders (20:00), lessons from his sensei Shōzō Satō (25:26), the start of his nearly two-decade marriage with actress Megan Mullally (26:30), the phone call that changed his life (35:50), and the complicated legacy of Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation (41:45).  Then, before we go, we return to the timely (and urgent) message of his new book (46:47), a piece by Jeff Tweedy (49:50), and words by Wendell Berry (51:58). See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Second Presbyterian Church
Learning to Pray (with Novelist George Saunders)

Second Presbyterian Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022


Rev. Dr. Jared Witt delivered his sermon, “Learning to Pray (with Novelist George Saunders),” on Sunday, July 3, 2022 at Second.

The Treatment
‘Shine Bright,' ‘Downton Abbey: A New Era' and the short story Seth Meyers keeps coming back to

The Treatment

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 56:32


This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with music journalist Danyel Smith, whose newest book is “Shine Bright: A Very Personal History of Black Women in Pop.” Next, director Simon Curtis talks about his most recent film, currently on Peacock, “Downton Abbey: A New Era,” a continuation of the beloved TV series. And finally, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” host Seth Meyers tells us why a short story by George Saunders keeps his writing honest. 

Low Key
Untangling Spiderhead

Low Key

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 42:06


The director of Top Gun: Maverick! The star of Thor! The brilliant novelist George Saunders! The screenwriters of Deadpool! These extraordinarily talented people come together in Spiderhead, a totally fine movie.On this episode Aaron, Keith and Tim discuss: Love vs. lustA Clockwork OrangeHow it's never OK to leave a baby in a carAnd so much more! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Critically Aroused
Spiderhead (& )

Critically Aroused

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 117:42


While Top Gun Maverick is still taking the world by storm Joseph Kosinski has managed to get us to review another of his movies in less than one month! Normally we don't direct you guys to watch something or illude to our opinions outside of the podcast buuuuuut just go ahead and do yourself a favor and watch Spiderhead! Once again the Rotten Tomatoes score is BS and we break that down for you per usual. News The Box Office Snow announced for HBO Paramount not pulling old offensive content What we've been watching Matt: Leave No Trace, Obi-Wan, Sonic 2, The Boys, Chip & Dale Chris: Death on the Nile, Stranger Things Blaine: Star Wars, Yesterday, The Lost City, Banshee Spoilers Review for Spiderhead (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9783600/?ref_=ttpl_pl_tt) Rotten Tomatoes Score Reveal and Reactions Send off Songs Join in and listen to the Critically Aroused send-off song playlist on Spotiy (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/24jYcGOPMTB0Qhj3s5wPNe?si=-TEISBDzQVSC2zhhjCs48Q) Binki - Sea Sick Peli Gene - Young Love Reignwolf - The Woods Next weeks podcast is to be decided! Instagram @CriticallyAroused (https://www.instagram.com/criticallyaroused/) Twitter @arousedmedia (https://twitter.com/ArousedMedia) Facebook @CriticallyAroused (https://www.facebook.com/CriticallyAroused/) Credits Our beautiful podcast logo come via Aubrey Troutman http://aubreytroutmancreative.com/ Our intro and outro music comes from https://ketsamusic.com/

Film Literate
'The Black Phone' and '(Escape from) Spiderhead'

Film Literate

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 87:17


Write On: A Screenwriting Podcast
Write On with 'Spiderhead' Co-writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick

Write On: A Screenwriting Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 26:22


Based on George Saunders' short story Escape from Spiderhead, the Netflix adaptation follows inmates at a state-of-the-art penitentiary who volunteer as medical subjects to shorten their sentences. Paul Wernick describes the moment he and co-writer Rhett Reese were introduced to Saunders' story: "Jeremy Steckler was the executive [at The New Yorker] at the time. He put it in front of us when it first was printed about ten years ago, and we fell in love with it. We said, 'We're doing it. We have to write this.' We were so passionate about it... George had laid out what was the makings of a movie, but we had to expand it out." When asked what advice he would give to his younger writer self, Reese muses, "I feel like a part of what you need to tap into is that naive, ignorant optimism where you just go, 'Look, the odds are against me, and they're against anyone, and I'm going to go write what I want to write... and commit to it with both halves of my brain, and do as great a job as I can, and then keep doing that over and over until I break through." Spiderhead is now streaming on Netflix.   Don't forget to subscribe to the Write On Podcast on iTunes!   Now available on Google Podcasts!  

The Commentary Booth
Ms. Marvel Review

The Commentary Booth

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 39:46


This week Jamie is joined by colour commentator Jaxon Carr as we return to the MCU, both literally & somewhat tangentially when we review Ms Marvel & Chris Hemsworth's new Netflix film, Spiderhead.Ms Marvel is the latest MCU TV series to debut on Disney+ & gives us the origin story of 16-year-old Kamala Khan as she becomes Ms. Marvel.Our second topic this week is the new Netflix movie Spiderhead starring Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller & Jurnee Smollett. Based on dystopian short story, Escape From Spiderhead by George Saunders, Spiderhead is set in the near future where convicts are offered the chance to volunteer as medical subjects to shorten their sentence.

Take Me To Your Reader
Watch the Trailer and Be Done (Spiderhead)

Take Me To Your Reader

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022


If we hadn’t been on the B-6, we may not have covered George Saunders’s story “Escape From Spiderhead” and its Netflix adaptation, Spiderhead. No rankings this time.

Illiterate
Spiderhead | the short story mastery of George Saunders

Illiterate

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 33:44


The only feature film adaptation from the prolific short story author has arrived. How did this movie come to be, and why haven't we gotten more films based on his work? How does the medium change the material? Let's learn! Evan and Taylor's projects: videos, go watch Evan's film work sign up, Taylor's weekly newsletter Contact: illiteratepod@gmail.com, email us @illiteratepod, reach out on instagram Extras: trailer, Spiderhead (2022) short story, Escape from Spiderhead (2010) audiobook, Lincoln in the Bardo (with all the actors) book, A Swim in a Pond in the Rain (writing class) interview, George Saunders on the craft video, the pilot for Sea Oak on Amazon Other similar episodes to check out…Jurassic Park, Stranger Things, Squid Game, The Matrix, Lovecraft Country, Books of Blood, I'm Thinking of Ending Things, Westworld, Parasite, Joker

Ink to Film
“Our Brains Are All Chris Hemsworths” ITF Read & Watch: Spiderhead (2010 story & 2022 film)

Ink to Film

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 83:36


George Saunders's short story, “Escape from Spiderhead," was a tragicomic success worthy of The New Yorker, but did it successfully make the leap to film? In episode 232, Luke & James discuss director Joseph Kasinskis's big month, George Saunders's literary lineage, why we all have a little Chris Hemsworth in our brains, and finally cast their vote on which was better: the book or the movie! Ink to Film Become a Patron for hours of exclusive content & more: www.patreon.com/inktofilm Buy the entire collection Tenth of December: Stories or any of the other source novels at Ink to Film's bookshop: www.bookshop.org/shop/inktofilm Ink to Film's Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok (@inktofilm) Home Base: inktofilm.com Luke Elliott Website: www.lukeelliottauthor.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/luminousluke James Bailey Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jame_Bail References “Escape from Spiderhead” by George Saunders

Ray Taylor Show
Spiderhead - Movie Review - Ray Taylor Show

Ray Taylor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 27:41


Spiderhead - Movie Review - Ray Taylor Show Subscribe: InspiredDisorder.com/rts Binge Ad Free: InspiredDisorder.com/plus Show topic: In the near future, convicts are offered the chance to volunteer as medical subjects to shorten their sentence. One such subject for a new drug capable of generating feelings of love begins questioning the reality of his emotions.Director: Joseph Kosinski Writers: Rhett Reese (screenplay by), George Saunders (based on the short story "Escape from Spiderhead" by), Paul Wernick(screenplay by) JOIN Inspired Disorder +PLUS Today! InspiredDisorder.com/plus Membership Includes:Members only discounts and dealsRay Taylor Show AD-FREE + Bonus EpisodesLive Painting ArchiveComplete Podcast Back CatalogueRay's Personal Blog, AMA and so much MORE!Daily Podcast: Ray Taylor Show - InspiredDisorder.com/rts Daily Painting: The Many Faces - InspiredDisorder.com/tmf ALL links: InspiredDisorder.com/links

Lit to Lens
59. SPIDERHEAD

Lit to Lens

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 89:54


The guys discuss the recent Netflix adaptation, SPIDERHEAD, starring Chris Hemsworth and Miles Teller and how it compares to the George Saunders short story it was based on, ESCAPE FROM SPIDERHEAD (available for free online from The New Yorker). The conversation begins with the short story and why Hollywood might want to adapt it for the big (or in this case, small) screen (12:55). ------------------------- We are introduced to George Saunders, the short story King, and what makes his style of writing so unique (35:45). ------------------------- Then we get a breakdown of the film adaptation and whether it was able to strike the same tones as its source material (41:15). ------------------------- Other topics include Hollywood's recent admiration for short stories, Miles Teller's rebound into the mainstream, and whether or not Erik is a home wrecker. ------------------------- We hope you enjoy and don't be shy to let us know what you think at our socials below: Twitter: @littolens Instagram: @littolens ------------------------- Co-host/Writer: Erik Payne Co-host/Producer: Will Sloan

The Big Picture
‘Spiderhead' and the Five Netflix Movies That Matter

The Big Picture

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 86:40 Very Popular


It's real and it's here. Chris Ryan joins Sean to discuss Netflix's new sci-fi drama ‘Spiderhead.' Then they discuss Netflix's challenges as a movie studio in 2022 (1:00). Finally, ‘Spiderhead' screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick discuss with Sean how they came to adapt a George Saunders short story and their careers (56:00). Hosts: Sean Fennessey Guests: Chris Ryan, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick Producer: Bobby Wagner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Needs Some Introduction - House of the Dragon/The Patient
E115: The Boys - Season 3 - Episode 5 - The Last Time to Look On This World of Lies PLUS: Obi-Wan Kenobi Part V AND Spiderhead AND Love Death and Robots

Needs Some Introduction - House of the Dragon/The Patient

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 54:31


We get a solid episode of The Boys (despite its ridiculous title). Forces are lining up against Homelander. I really do hope he gets some kind of comeuppance this season. Plus I give a pretty decent review of the latest episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi (surprising even myself).  And I briefly review Spiderhead on Netflix and include a list of essential episodes of Love Death and Robots, also from Netflix. Escape from Spiderhead by George Saunders: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2010/12/20/escape-from-spiderhead

The Playlist Podcast Network
'Spiderhead': Screenwriters Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick Talk Their Dystopian Netflix Film & 'Deadpool 3'

The Playlist Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 19:45


In this episode of Bingeworthy, our podcast dedicated to all things TV and streaming, we talk to screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Known for being the writers behind the "Zombieland" and "Deadpool" franchise, Reese and Wernick's latest movie is "Spiderhead," an adaptation of a George Saunders dystopian sci-fi short story directed by Joseph Kosinski for Netflix. The is dystopian sci-fi, so yes, dark, with moral and ethical considerations about technology, humanity and the exploitation of both. The film centers on a near-future where convicts are offered the chance to volunteer as medical subjects to shorten their sentences. One such subject for a new drug capable of generating feelings of love begins questioning the reality of his emotions. But, starring Chris Hemsworth and Miles Teller, the film also has a wickedly twisted sense of humor; the perfect assignment for writers known for their satirical black humor. We dove into all things "Spiderhead," the making of the movie, but also "Deadpool 3," a film they are writing now, and vow will remain R-Rated, won't change, and won't be Disney-fied in the Marvel era is now lives under. "Spiderhead" comes out June 17 on Netflix. Take a listen to the full conversation here. Remember to check out more stories, news, reviews, interviews, and more at ThePlaylist.net, subscribe to our newsletter, and check out more of our Playlist Podcast interviews here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/support

The CodeX Cantina
Escape from Spiderhead by George Saunders - Short Story Summary, Analysis, Review

The CodeX Cantina

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 19:51


Welcome to the CodeX Cantina where our mission is to get more people talking about books! Was there a theme or meaning you wanted us to talk about further? Let us know in the comments below! We haven't read George Saunders before. If you love him or loved this piece "Escape from Spiderhead", we'd love to hear what you'd love to see next! This was a very complex piece dealing with complex psychology on guilt, power and structure, free will, and identity. Let's talk about our interpretation today. We know there is a Netflix series coming out. We read this before the series was released and look forward to checking it out! George Saunders Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOub6mpOw1E&list=PLHg_kbfrA7YBFbcwKFeaKRugQx65siBvh ✨Do you have a Short Story or Novel you'd think we'd like or would want to see us cover? Join our Patreon to pick our reads.

... Just To Be Nominated
'Jurassic World' dinos dominate with Pixar prequel 'Lightyear' in the wings, plus a solid slate of streaming premieres weekend

... Just To Be Nominated

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 38:25


As predicted last week, "Jurassic World: Dominion" did gangbusters at the box office but failed to wow critics, our own Bruce Miller especially. The summer blockbuster season continues to heat up though, with Toy Story prequel "Lightyear." And "Top Gun: Maverick" looks to maintain a steady cruising altitude and (we predict) might even reclaim the top spot from the dinosaurs in short order. If leaving the house is unappealing, there's a long list of interesting movies hitting streaming services including a romcom re-tread, "Father of the Bride" (HBO Max; June 16), a festival darling, "Cha Cha Real Smooth" (Apple TV+ June 17), British sex comedy, "Good Luck to You, Leo Grande" (Hulu; June 17), and a flashy George Saunders sci-fi action adaptation of "Spiderhead" (Netflix; June 17) from the director of "Top Gun: Maverick." More from Bruce Miller: 'Jurassic World: Dominion' makes you regret there were dinosaurs 'Hacks,' season one, shows why Jean Smart is such a treasure Reinvented 'Company' brings laughs, new insight into relationships Six' brings out the rock star side of Henry VIII's wives 'Music Man' makes Iowans look nimble and Hugh Jackman-friendly Movies in a Minute - "The Bob's Burgers Movie" Who will win the Tonys? Look for 'Strange Loop,' 'Company' and 'Take Me Out' to tower 2022 Tony Awards preview 'Strange Loop' teems with creativity, opens doors Warren Carlyle helps Hugh Jackman wow as 'The Music Man'  'Six' gives a pop spin to its Henry VIII history lesson Where to watch: Jurassic World: Dominion (official site) Cha Cha Real Smooth (Apple TV+ June 17) Father of the Bride (HBO Max; June 16) Good Luck to You, Leo Grande (Hulu; June 17) Halftime (Netflix; June 14) Lightyear (official site) Spiderhead (Netflix; June 17) Links to other fun stuff we talked about in this episode: Ages 9 To Adult (A92A) podcast "Escape from Spiderhead" (The New Yorker) Follow the show: Twitter: https://twitter.com/StreamdNScreend Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/streamedandscreened Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StreamedAndScreened Streamed & Screened is a podcast about movies and TV hosted by Bruce Miller, an entertainment reporter for multiple decades who is now the editor of the Sioux City Journal, Jared McNett, a reporter for the Sioux City Journal, and Chris Lay, the podcast operations manager for Lee Enterprises. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Take Note
Episode 152: Dagwood

Take Note

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 22:46 Very Popular


Adam and Ted discuss sandwich dreaming, how to get excited about and make the most of a writing workshop, why we write down lists, and whether to post a kids' book on Goodreads. Also, we launched a Patreon. We welcome your support of this podcast, which is a real passion project for us that we hope has provided you with some laughs and some thoughts.Inprint Houston University of Houston Creative WritingDonald BarthelmeA Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders

#AmWriting
But Everything is so SHINY: Episode 319, Coaching journalist Alison Myers on restarting a writing career.

#AmWriting

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 57:06


It’s hard to start. It’s hard to finish. It’s hard to choose. Sometimes writers (especially those who have had to step back from a professional journalism job for family or other reasons) have all the ideas and in some sense, all the time to execute them, and the result isn’t wild productivity, but a frustrating spinning of wheels—because if everything is possible, how do you choose? What if you choose wrong? Everything looks like a shiny opportunity, but when you write the first few sentences, it turns out the shiny thing was just a gum wrapper.It blows, and it can go on for a long time (and even forever)—because when you’re used to externally imposed topic and deadlines, it’s hard to shift into creating your own—and putting in the time you need to finish them and turn them into something real. KJ talks to former CBC national reporter and occasional freelancer Alison Myers about harnessing your strengths and the way you work best to get things done instead of starting and stopping a million things. Here’s what Alison said in her email: Hello from Canada, the country that used to be known for being polite and apologetic but more recently seems to be inspiring people around the world to be horn-honking jerks. You have no idea how relieved I was to hear you both talk about writing for an audience on a recent show. I used to be a big deal radio reporter before I had kids so I’m used to writing and performing for the sake of other people (i.e., feedback). I always stacked it up to what must be the raging dissatisfaction of my massive ego, that evil thing I'm supposed to suppress. As cliché as this sounds, you guys made me feel like less of an a*****e for wanting people to read my words. I have ideas coming out the wazoo and can write well when I commit to it. My problem is it has no purpose (read: audience). I have 52 untitled documents open with half-written essays that I haven't finished because I don’t know where this is all going. They’re like a million bowls of soggy cereal waiting for someone to pour them down the train. There’s no structure, no roadmap and, most importantly, no one on the other end waiting to receive. Alison agreed to come on and talk through her version of Shiny Thing Syndrome (which manifests differently than the one Jennie Nash and I talk about here). There’s a LOT of useful stuff here about getting your writing habit started or restarted and how to get to where we all want to be—you know, butt in chair, head in game.Links from the podBecca Syme episode, her website, Clifton StrengthsGretchen Rubin episodeLaura VanderkamJess and I on the “not today, muse” episodeHugo Lindgrin, Be Wrong as Fast as You Can KJ on being on time George Saunders’ SubstackWriters and Lovers, Lily KingThe Menopause Manifesto, Dr Jen Gunter (read about her take on Goop here.)@allmyinklings on IG COMING JULY 1: It’s the #AmWriting Blueprint for a Book Challenge! 10 episodes, 10 guests, 10 weeks to you being ready to write your best novel, memoir or non-fiction book this fall. There will be homework. There will be deadlines. Complete all 10 weeks, and you could win a critique of that Blueprint from KJ or Jennie Nash—but you’ll already be a winner, because you’ll have a plan that will put you way ahead of the game. Play for free—or reserve an Author Accelerator critique for your finished product to hold your feet to the fire and make sure you do the work and get bonus episodes and write-alongs. Want details? Ready to sign up? CLICK HERE. PS: Along those lines, Author Accelerator has opened registration for the 2022 Manuscript Incubator, an intensive, 7 month coaching opportunity that offers one-one-one support and guidance for novelists and memoirists planning to have a submission-ready project by early 2023—and includes the opportunity to have that project reviewed by a group of agents and editors when it’s ready. For more information, head to authoraccelerator.com/manuscript-incubator. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit amwriting.substack.com/subscribe

The National Writers Series Podcast
George Saunders, Author of "A Swim in a Pond in the Rain" and "Lincoln in the Bardo" (2022)

The National Writers Series Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 71:24


Critically acclaimed author George Saunders joined the National Writers Series for a conversation about his book "A Swim in a Pond in the Rain" with fellow short-story author and NWS Creative Writing Lab instructor Kevin Fitton. Saunders is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of ten books, including "Lincoln in the Bardo," which won the Man Booker Prize; and "Tenth of December," a finalist for the National Book Award. He teaches in the creative writing program at Syracuse University. In this conversation, we discussed how a writer can define success (creative and otherwise), about whether writing is a teachable skill, what George's writing process is like and much more! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nationalwritersseries/message

Book Off!
Jarvis Cocker and Baxter Dury (Proustian madeleines and TV meetings)

Book Off!

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 43:20


Two brilliant songwriters, Jarvis Cocker and Baxter Dury, go head to head in a war of the words.They talk about how their books came into being, holding on to things from childhood, their writing processes and recommend us some books they have read and enjoyed recently.In the Book Off, they pit Haruki Murakami's "Hard Boiled Wonderland And The End Of The World" against "A Swim In A Pond In The Rain" by George Saunders, but which one win!? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Doin' It with Mike Sacks... and Rob
George Saunders and Miles Kahn

Doin' It with Mike Sacks... and Rob

Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 75:37


Mike interviews author George Saunders about his latest, and first, novel, "Lincoln in the Bardo," and talks with Miles Kahn of "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee." Mike discloses a pornographic past. This episode was produced by Rob Schulte See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Poured Over
Steve Almond on ALL THE SECRETS OF THE WORLD

Poured Over

Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 51:39


"And I had to actually give up and say, Okay, maybe I'll go to the grave not having written a novel, and I don't have to carry around shame about that. I can just do the kind of writing that I'm maybe better at or that it is my calling to do, and the moment I stopped putting so much pressure on myself and stopped making it a big ego drama about me, that actually opened up space in my creative life for me to enter the hearts and minds of all these characters who were all keeping secrets from one another.” Steve Almond—bestselling author, co-host of The Dear Sugars podcast, writing teacher—has just published his first novel, All the Secrets of the World, and he joins us on the show to talk about revisiting California in the 80s, keeping empathy for all of his characters, his literary influences (including Kurt Vonnegut, George Saunders and Lorrie Moore), share some great writing advice, and much more with Poured Over's host, Miwa Messer. And we end this episode with TBR Topoff book recommendations from Margie and Marc.   Featured Books: All the Secrets of the World by Steve Almond William Stoner and the Battle for Inner Life by Steve Almond Stoner by John Williams   Poured Over is produced and hosted by Miwa Messer and mixed by Harry Liang. Follow us here for new episodes Tuesdays and Thursdays (with occasional Saturdays).   A full transcript of this episode is available here.

Sarah's Book Shelves Live
Ep. 113: Spring 2022 Circle Back with Catherine (@GilmoreGuide)

Sarah's Book Shelves Live

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 47:24 Very Popular


In the Spring 2022 Book Preview, Catherine (Gilmore Guide to Books) and I shared our most anticipated books that released April – May 2022.  In today's episode, we're circling back to update you on the books we've had a chance to read — or at least attempted.  Given my ongoing success rate with spring releases, I'm starting to wonder if that is just the best season for my type of books!  This post contains affiliate links, through which I make a small commission when you make a purchase (at no cost to you!). Introducing Summer Shelves (a companion to my Summer Reading Guide)… In addition to my annual 2022 Summer Reading Guide, I'm introducing Summer Shelves, a companion exclusively for Superstars Patrons ($7/mo). Summer Shelves features BACKLIST summer reading recommendations from over 25 former podcast guests and our team members. The Summer Shelves design is clean, crisp, and unique and is available in a PDF file format via Patreon. If you'd like to get the Summer Shelves companion guide, you can sign up to be a Superstars patron here. You'll also get access to a monthly bonus podcast series called Double Booked (where Catherine or Susie and I share our own book recommendations in the same format as the big show) and my Rock Your Reading Tracker. Get Summer Shelves! Highlights Catherine and Sarah continue with fairly high success rates for 2022 so far. Sarah had three 5-star spring releases! Catherine and Sarah share their best and worst picks from the Spring 2022 Book Preview. Spring Books Read Before the Preview [5:08] Sarah's Picks: Bomb Shelter by Mary Laura Philpott (April 12) | Amazon | Bookshop.org [5:12] Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez (April 12) | Amazon | Bookshop.org [9:13]  Catherine's Pick: The Candy House by Jennifer Egan (April 5) | Amazon | Bookshop.org [5:55] Spring Circle Back [3:34] April Sarah's Picks: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (April 5) | Amazon | Bookshop.org [10:52] Unlikely Animals by Annie Hartnett (April 12) | Amazon | Bookshop.org [19:32] When We Fell Apart by Soon Wiley (April 26) | Amazon | Bookshop.org [29:22] Catherine's Picks: Four Treasures of the Sky by Jenny Tinghui Zhang (April 5) | Amazon | Bookshop.org [15:55] An Unlasting Home by Mai Al-Nakib (April 12) | Amazon | Bookshop.org [24:39]  May Sarah's Pick: The Latecomer by Jean Hanff Korelitz (May 31) | Amazon | Bookshop.org [35:06]  Catherine's Picks: Dark Circles by Caite Dolan-Leach (May 10) | Amazon | Bookshop.org [31:39] Elektra by Jennifer Saint (May 3) | Amazon | Bookshop.org [39:01]  Siren Queen by Nghi Vo (May 10) | Amazon | Bookshop.org [41:24] Other Books Mentioned The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne [12:27] What Comes After by JoAnne Tompkins [13:58]  Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel [18:46] Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson [21:28] Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett [22:13] Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders [22:42] The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini [28:13] Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner [30:42] Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson [31:02] Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach [34:14]  The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz [36:11]  You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz [36:26]  Circe by Madeline Miller [41:14] Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid [45:36] Other Links Smithsonian Magazine | The Transcontinental Railroad Wouldn't Have Been Built Without the Hard Work of Chinese Laborers Smithsonian Magazine | What Archaeologists Are Learning About the Lives of the Chinese Immigrants Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad About Catherine Gilmore Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Catherine started The Gilmore Guide to Books over 6 years ago after wrapping up a career as a corporate librarian. She loves books and reading (surprise!) and currently lives in Ann Arbor, MI.

Lit Up
From Talk Easy: Margaret Atwood's Burning Questions

Lit Up

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 22:15


This week, we're sharing a special preview of a podcast we've been enjoying, Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso, from Pushkin Industries. Talk Easy is a weekly interview podcast, where writer Sam Fragoso invites actors, writers, activists, and musicians to come to the table and speak from the heart in ways you probably haven't heard from them before. Driven by curiosity and an abundance of research, he's had revealing conversations with everyone from George Saunders and Cate Blanchett to Ocean Vuong and Gloria Steinem. In this preview, Sam talks with author Margaret Atwood about her new essay collection, Burning Questions, the lasting impact of The Handmaid's Tale, her role in the debate around ‘the writer as political agent', and the power of poetry. You can listen to Talk Easy at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/telitup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Lit Up
From Talk Easy: Margaret Atwood's Burning Questions

Lit Up

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 22:15


This week, we're sharing a special preview of a podcast we've been enjoying, Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso, from Pushkin Industries. Talk Easy is a weekly interview podcast, where writer Sam Fragoso invites actors, writers, activists, and musicians to come to the table and speak from the heart in ways you probably haven't heard from them before. Driven by curiosity and an abundance of research, he's had revealing conversations with everyone from George Saunders and Cate Blanchett to Ocean Vuong and Gloria Steinem. In this preview, Sam talks with author Margaret Atwood about her new essay collection, Burning Questions, the lasting impact of The Handmaid's Tale, her role in the debate around ‘the writer as political agent', and the power of poetry. You can listen to Talk Easy at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/telitup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

La ContraCrónica
La ContraPortada - "Sumisión"

La ContraCrónica

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 42:45


Los títulos de la entrega de hoy de La ContraPortada, el especial de libros de La ContraCrónica son: - "Siete inviernos después" de Francisco Villegas - https://amzn.to/38zfEzT - "La economía no da la felicidad, pero ayuda a conseguirla" de José Carlos Díez - https://amzn.to/39HxW1K - "Sumisión" de Michel Houellebecq - https://amzn.to/3GbHgav - "La estrella fugaz" de Ángeles Ceregido - https://amzn.to/3wvJfmF - "Lincoln en el Bardo" de George Saunders - https://amzn.to/3MARMKK Consulta los mejores libros de la semana en La ContraBiblioteca: https://diazvillanueva.com/la-contrabiblioteca/ · “La ContraHistoria de España. Auge, caída y vuelta a empezar de un país en 28 episodios”… https://amzn.to/3kXcZ6i · “Lutero, Calvino y Trento, la Reforma que no fue”… https://amzn.to/3shKOlK Apoya La Contra en: · Patreon... https://www.patreon.com/diazvillanueva · iVoox... https://www.ivoox.com/podcast-contracronica_sq_f1267769_1.html · Paypal... https://www.paypal.me/diazvillanueva Sígueme en: · Web... https://diazvillanueva.com · Twitter... https://twitter.com/diazvillanueva · Facebook... https://www.facebook.com/fernandodiazvillanueva1/ · Instagram... https://www.instagram.com/diazvillanueva · Linkedin… https://www.linkedin.com/in/fernando-d%C3%ADaz-villanueva-7303865/ · Flickr... https://www.flickr.com/photos/147276463@N05/?/ · Pinterest... https://www.pinterest.com/fernandodiazvillanueva Encuentra mis libros en: · Amazon... https://www.amazon.es/Fernando-Diaz-Villanueva/e/B00J2ASBXM #FernandoDiazVillanueva #Sumision #Houellebecq Escucha el episodio completo en la app de iVoox, o descubre todo el catálogo de iVoox Originals

To The Best Of Our Knowledge
Listen to This: Talk Easy featuring Ocean Vuong

To The Best Of Our Knowledge

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 17:12 Very Popular


We're sharing a special preview of a podcast we've been enjoying, Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso, from Pushkin Industries. Talk Easy is a weekly interview podcast, where writer Sam Fragoso invites actors, writers, activists, and politicians to come to the table and speak from the heart in ways you probably haven't heard from them before. Driven by curiosity, he's had revealing conversations with everyone from George Saunders and Cate Blanchett to Stacey Abrams and Gloria Steinem. In this preview, Sam talks with author Ocean Vuong about his autobiographical novel, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, remaining creative in the face of oppression, and wrestling with the grief of his mother's passing. You can listen to Talk Easy at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/teknowledge

Book Riot - The Podcast
From Talk Easy: Michael Lewis on The Premonition

Book Riot - The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 3:34


We're sharing a special preview of a podcast we've been enjoying, Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso, from Pushkin Industries. Talk Easy is a weekly interview podcast, where writer Sam Fragoso invites actors, writers, activists, and musicians to come to the table and speak from the heart in ways you probably haven't heard from them before. Driven by curiosity and an abundance of research, he's had revealing conversations with everyone from George Saunders and Cate Blanchett to Ocean Vuong and Gloria Steinem. In this preview, Sam talks with author Michael Lewis about his book, The Premonition, his approach to creating a relationship with the people he writes about, covering President Obama, and the power of luck. You can listen to Talk Easy at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/tebookriot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Jealous Curator : ART FOR YOUR EAR
Talk Easy featuring Marina Abramović

The Jealous Curator : ART FOR YOUR EAR

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2022 23:47 Very Popular


I'm sharing a special preview of a podcast I've been enjoying, Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso, from Pushkin Industries. Talk Easy is a weekly interview podcast, where writer Sam Fragoso invites actors, writers, activists, and politicians to come to the table and speak from the heart in ways you probably haven't heard from them before. Driven by curiosity, he's had revealing conversations with everyone from George Saunders and Cate Blanchett to Ocean Vuong and Gloria Steinem. In this preview, Sam talks with performance artist Marina Abramović about her relationship to Ukraine, creating art out of hardship, the curiosity that propels her forward, and how her seminal piece, The Artist Is Present, lives on today. You can listen to Talk Easy at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/talkeasyears.

Storybound
From Talk Easy: Margaret Atwood's Burning Questions

Storybound

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 20:29


We're sharing a special preview of a podcast we've been enjoying, Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso, from Pushkin Industries. Talk Easy is a weekly interview podcast, where writer Sam Fragoso invites actors, writers, activists, and musicians to come to the table and speak from the heart in ways you probably haven't heard from them before. Driven by curiosity and an abundance of research, he's had revealing conversations with everyone from George Saunders and Cate Blanchett to Ocean Vuong and Gloria Steinem. In this preview, Sam talks with author Margaret Atwood about her new essay collection, Burning Questions, the lasting impact of The Handmaid's Tale, her role in the debate around ‘the writer as political agent', and the power of poetry. You can listen to Talk Easy at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/testorybound. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Against the Rules with Michael Lewis
Other People's Money: George Saunders on the Value of Failure

Against the Rules with Michael Lewis

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 31:46


After the surprise success of Liar's Poker, publishers urged Michael Lewis to try his hand at fiction. It was a bad idea. But even award-winning fiction authors have struggled with failure. Michael speaks with Booker Prize-winning author George Saunders about the urge to imitate other writers, and what we all can learn from bad first drafts. We also hear why Saunders was identified early as a gifted student, while Michael Lewis was – emphatically – not. You can order the new Liar's Poker audiobook at Pushkin.fm/LiarsPoker. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com