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March 13th, 2011
This time it's Janet Malcolm’s turn in the hot seat, as she talks with Oppenheimer, Klein, and Slattery about her book Iphigenia in Forest Hills: Anatomy of a Murder Trial.
March 6th, 2011
Binnie Klein is back with the regular co-hosts Oppenheimer and Slattery to interview journalist Stephanie Staal about her new book TK, about her return to Barnard College to re-read the feminist classic texts that she first read as a college freshwoman. Now that she is a mother and wife, do the Beauvoir and Friedan read the same way?
February 27th, 2011
Oppenheimer and Slattery team up again with Gregory Feeley to interview Victor LaValle, author of the very weird Lovecraft-like novel Big Machine.
February 20th, 2011
Oppenheimer and Slattery are joined by author Binnie Klein to interview Jason Fagone, author of Horsemen of the Esophagus, the best (okay, only) book about competitive eating.
February 13th, 2011
Mark Oppenheimer and Brian Slattery are joined by author Gregory Feeley to interview Jess Row, author of the new short-story collection Nobody Ever Gets Lost. In 2007 Granta named him one of the top young American novelists.
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