Episode #203: Louie Anderson
Louie Anderson won an Emmy Award for his performance as Christine Baskets in FX’s Baskets. He previously won Emmys two decades earlier for his voiceover work in his own animated series Life of Louie. He’s also hosted Family Feud, made a memorable early splash in the Eddie Murphy movie Co... [Read More]
‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ Updated For Adult Women Who Frequently Change Birth Control, by Ginny Hogan
Are you there god? It’s me, Margaret. I go by Mags now. Last time we chatted, I had just gotten my period. A lot has happened since. I’m 26 now, but my body is still going through continual changes. It all started in college. When I was 21, my boyfriend Damien said, “Do I really [&... [Read More]
Talking ‘Look Alive Out There’ and the Importance of Humor Writing with Sloane Crosley
Sloane Crosley may be an accomplished writer, but she’s still humble. Crosley is the acclaimed author of essay collections I Was Told There’d Be Cake, How Did You Get This Number, today’s release Look Alive Out There, and the very funny novel The Clasp, which de... [Read More]
Long Works of Literature Made Shorter—and Better—with the Addition of Dinosaurs, by Matthew David Brozik
Atlas Shrugged “Who is John Galt?” The light was ebbing, and Eddie Willers could not distinguish the bum’s face. The bum had said it simply, without expression. But from the sunset far at the end of the street, yellow glints caught his eyes, and the eyes looked straight at Eddie Wi... [Read More]
Pence parody book has a happy ending
When John Oliver’s announced his staff at HBO’s Last Week Tonight had made a parody of a children’s book about Vice President Mike Pence’s family rabbit, making the rabbit’s story about gay marriage instead, Oliver didn’t expect it’d actually sell as well as... [Read More]
Odysseus Reviews the New Translation of ‘The Odyssey,’ by Michael Maiello
“Tell me about a complicated man,” begins Emily Wilson’s translation of The Odyssey, which is the story of me, Odysseus. I read this and thought, “This woman really gets me.” Finally, after thousands of years, my story will be told in a way that doesn&rsq... [Read More]
Odysseus Reviews the New Translation of ‘The Odyssey,’ by Michael Maiello
“Tell me about a complicated man,” begins Emily Wilson’s translation of The Odyssey, which is the story of me, Odysseus. I read this and thought, “This woman really gets me.” Finally, after thousands of years, my story will be told in a way that doesn&rsq... [Read More]
Jimmy O. Yang on How To American
Jimmy O. Yang has a new memoir out, How To American. It’s about how his family brought him to the States from Hong Kong when he was 13, and how he discovered comedy. It’s also a great time for Yang, as he stands to benefit from T.J. Miller’s departure from Silicon Valley. His chara... [Read More]
Randy and Jason Sklar’s Audio Documentary ‘Sklars and Stripes’ Is Out Next Month
The Sklar Brothers have teamed up with Audible to release a 6-hour audio documentary they made while on the road. Titled Sklars and Stripes, the project will be out as an Audible original on Thursday, April 5th, and if you purchase it, the audio documentary will also come with the Sklars’s ful... [Read More]
Randy and Jason Sklar’s Audio Documentary ‘Sklars and Stripes’ Is Out Next Month
The Sklar Brothers have teamed up with Audible to release a 6-hour audio documentary they made while on the road. Titled Sklars and Stripes, the project will be out as an Audible original on Thursday, April 5th, and if you purchase it, the audio documentary will also come with the Sklars’s ful... [Read More]