I look forward to conversations with Jeff, because I know he's not afraid to go to deep, interesting places when we talk about art, inspiration, and craft. In this one, we talk about Alan Clark's Elephant, art that acts as a creation/destruction machine, the importance of ritual, a theater piece designed to contact the dead, and viruses at war with each other.
Today on the show me and Kazepis talk La Croix, Kanye West, social media, David Lynch, precognition, and supernatural stuff. It's the great weirdo vs. atheist debate! Sort of. It's a lot of fun.
PS: I got the date for Gobekli Tepe waayyyyy off. I blame beer. It's estimated at 11,000 years old, not 17,000.
William Perk comes on to talk about being addicted to heroin, visiting Thailand, creating a Christian troll character that haunted Portland for years, driving a car for a living, fighting with a customer, and his new book, Killing Poppy.
John E. Swan came on the show to talk about the beauty of insensitivity, the tricky business of influence, and feeding your demons.
Check out Swan's new book Any Way to Elsewhere
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John's IG: @midwest_stress
In this episode, Ben and I talk about how most books just aren't doing it for us, a scrambled bootleg version of Pierre Guyotat's Tomb for 500,000 Dead Soldiers, cool new indie presses, typos in books, plotlessness, and working as a cleaner.
Bill is back to talk about how his indie title Gravesend evolved into a huge success, his upbringing in New York City, being translated into French, George Pelecanos, and appearing in the New York Times. Finally, we talk some shop, covering characters and themes in Gravesend.
Comedian Adam Cayton-Holland stops by the podcast to talk about his new tragicomic memoir Tragedy + Time. We talk writing as therapy, OCD, dealing with hecklers, this time I saw Tom Green lose his shit, how writing jokes informs (or doesn't inform) writing books, and an awesome bit about a red hawk.