Good news! Brooklyn Based has listed Other People among its 10 Best Podcasts for Writers, calling it “a fantastic interview show and probably the best-curated book-centric talk show out there.” (Subscribe for free at iTunes.)
Huge thanks to Jon Reiss and the folks at Brooklyn Based for the kind support.
Here’s the full write-up:
In one of the early episodes of Other People, Nervous Breakdown founder Brad Listi articulates a kind of mission statement for his podcast, something to the tune if him wanting to chat with other writers in order to figure out why on earth they’d want to get into this harrowing and often soul-crushing line of work (see advice from my college professor, above). In practice, Other People is a fantastic interview show and probably the best-curated book-centric talk show out there. Listi interviews some non-fiction writers like Inside Scientology author Janet Reitman, but focuses mainly on the most interesting fiction writers in today’s literary climate—often the more, edgy, dark and esoteric of the bunch, such as Dennis Cooper, Blake Butler, Vanessa Vesekla and Joshua Mohr. In short, Listi has really good taste and an earnest interviewing style that feels more accessible than an interview from, say, The New Yorker Fiction Podcast.