Fiction

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Homesick for Another World by Ottessa Moshfegh

Airs at: Thu, 04/06/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
  Ottessa Moshfegh, whose collection "Homesick for Another World" and novel "Eileen" have gotten great reviews, is considered one of America's top fiction writers under the age of forty. She is interviewed by host Richard Wolinsky Ottessa Moshfegh’s debut novel Eileen was... Read more

Calamity Jon Morris

Airs at: Fri, 03/31/2017 at 9:00am - 9:30am
Produced for Words and Pictures
  "Calamity Jon" Morris is an author, illustrator, and designer who has been collecting obscure and eccentric comic books since his earliest years.  In 2015, he turned his passion into the scholarly and boisterous anthology The League of Regret­table Superheroes: Half-Bake... Read more

Book Mole review: Brooklyn

Airs at: Mon, 03/27/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
    A haunting tale of love, loss and familial duty, and winner of the 2009 UK Costa Novel Award, Brooklyn follows the fortunes of a young Irish woman who leaves home to make a new life for herself in 1950s New York. Book Mole Larry Bowlden recommends it here.   Read more

Violation by Sallie Tisdale

Airs at: Thu, 04/20/2017 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between the Covers
  Sallie Tisdale's questing curiosity pursues subjects from the biology of flies to the experience of working in an abortion clinic, why it is so difficult to play sports with men, and whether it's possible for writers to tell the truth. She restlessly returns to themes of... Read more

I knew my teacher was a comedienne, but...

Before she changed careers in her 40's, Sharon Lacey was a TV personality and then a school teacher. But she wanted to work in comedy, and she went for it. At first, she was defensive about her age. But now, with lots of experience behind her, she wears it as a badge. Read more

The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Airs at: Thu, 03/23/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
  In The Refugees Viet Thanh Nguyen gives voice to lives led between two worlds, the adopted homeland and the country of birth. From a young Vietnamese refugee who suffers profound culture shock when he comes to live with two gay men in San Francisco, to a woman whose husb... Read more

The Dark Tower

Airs at: Mon, 02/06/2017 at 11:30pm - 11:45pm
Produced for Ubu Hour
THE DARK TOWER:  When he rented a pricy apartment at the new Darth Vader building, at one end of the Burnside Bridge, little did he know what sinister secrets lay within. An eerie drama about the changing Portland landscape. Ken Jones says:  I listened to this month’s Ubu H... Read more

Ubu Hour March 2017

Airs at: Mon, 03/06/2017 at 11:00pm - Tue, 03/07/2017 at 12:00am
Produced for Ubu Hour
Tonight on Ubu Radio Theater we give you a couple of sequals. First up.. First up.. We bring you the second episode in our series about President Trump in early 2019 as he faces the threat of impeachment and deals with legal issues on a broad front.  In the opener, “PRESI... Read more

It Can't Happen Where?

Airs at: Mon, 02/27/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Frann Michel discusses Sinclair Lewis's 1935 novel of American fascism, It Can't Happen Here, the similarities between its fictional demagogue and our current president, the capitalist roots of fascism, and some differences of political landscape then and now.   It's the ... Read more

Cathy Camper on "Lowriders to the Center of the Earth"

Airs at: Thu, 03/09/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
Host Bethany Grabow talks with Cathy Camper, author of the books Lowriders in Space and Lowriders to the Center of the Earth. These graphic novels feature a trio of friends who experience out-of-this-world adventures in their quest to make the most epic lowrider.   Publis... Read more