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The Bat Segundo Show is a cultural radio program devoted to quirky and very thorough long-form interviews with contemporary authors, idiosyncratic thinkers, and other assorted artists. Guests have included John Waters, John Updike, Stephen Fry, Marilynne



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Comment on About The Bat Segundo Show by Roger Raffee

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:02:50 +0000

Hello About the Bat, When you are reviewing books again, would you be interested in reviewing my book, Devil Out Of Texas ? https://www.amazon.com/Devil-Out-Texas-Roger-Raffee-ebook/dp/B01L6O9X8I/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1472555961&sr=1-1&keywords=devil+out+of+texas I just posted it for sale as an ebook in Amazon. Please let me know what I need to do or send you in order to have it reviewed. It's 449 pages. Here is the brief synopsis I posted with the book: In the summer of 1973, a fourteen year old kid spends time with his grandfather and his friends, George Burns, Jack Benny, Georgie Jessel, and others, as they play cards at the Hillcrest Country Club near Beverly Hills, California. He later sits down to listen as his grandfather tells him the action-packed tale of his great-grandfather, the first Jewish Texas Ranger, and how his grandfather came to Hollywood to become one of the pioneers of the movie industry. The young man learns about how his grandfather came to be friends with the early stars of the silver screen, like Tom Mix, William S. Hart, Lionel Barrymore, and Doug Fairbanks, and his grandfather's association with the great Mexican revolutionary leader Pancho Villa, the famous lawman Wyatt Earp, and other fascinating characters. Thank you, -Roger Raffee



Comment on About The Bat Segundo Show by Robert Lampros

Sat, 16 Apr 2016 13:46:10 +0000

Hello, The Bat Segundo Show Staff, I recently finished a novel, Last Year's Resolution, and I believe it is a great book. It's definitely the best book that I have written in many ways. Digital copies are available as a free download on my blog, robertlampros.wordpress.com, as well as through Goodreads. Please read and consider it for review at your convenience. Thank you and God bless. - Robert PDF Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2Z6slaYlGJWRmEwdGhmc2ZWaXc/view Summary: Last Year’s Resolution is a novel about Edmund Stovender, a famous author who falls in love with Marie, a journalist who calls him for an interview just before the performance of his hit play. Their lives accelerate through an epic adventure testing their faith, strength, and love for each other, as they discover that their story might pivotally influence the fate of the world. Bio: Robert Lampros is an author of Christian poetry, essays, and fiction who lives in St. Louis. He earned a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. His books include Fits of Tranquility, Illuminating Sidewalks, Om-Bork, Afternoon, Eleven Floors, and What Is Sacred. His latest novel, Last Year's Resolution, is currently available as an e-book and is set to be released in paperback in Fall 2016. Title: Last Year's Resolution Author: Robert Lampros Publisher: Robert Lampros/CreateSpace E-Book: 04/13/2016 Paperback: 09/2016 Book: Literature and Fiction Length: 170 pages



Comment on The Mark Twain Special (BSS #552) by Olav

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:17:08 +0000

Thanks!



Comment on 2007 National Book Awards (BSS #169) by Mats

Sat, 28 Nov 2015 20:53:38 +0000

The Jonathan Franzen segment was hilarious!



Comment on Vibes, Liebe, Plucks, Horns, and Kazoos Yodeling in the Deep (Interstitial Mix #3) by Zeke Krahlin

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 22:18:25 +0000

Excellent mix, I thoroughly enjoyed it.






Comment on Robert Smiths Slightly Mad Pop Pop Canon Cannon Bang Bang Wake (Interstitial Mix #1) by Olav

Sun, 06 Sep 2015 19:21:34 +0000

Thank you! The Jackson/Brown mashup was pure heaven. Just how the guitar-riff replaces the 'Yeah yeah' after every 'Get up, get over', wow and wow again!



Comment on David Rakoff, Part One (BSS #167) by David Rakoff and the Bat – JANUARY MAGAZINE

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 06:16:16 +0000

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Comment on Thomas M. Disch (BSS #219) by Goodbye Mr. Disch and Mr. Budrys – JANUARY MAGAZINE

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:05:15 +0000

[…] last interview was with Bat Segundo and is available as a podcast downloadable here. In a surreal twist, Disch is asked about Algis Budrys who passed away in June. Disch appeared to […]



Comment on Ian Rankin (BSS #390) by Ian Rankin 28 April 1960 | Crime For Dinner

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 20:29:47 +0000

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Comment on Sarah Wendell and Candy Tan (BSS #296) by Strolling down memory lane | Her Hands, My Hands

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:01:06 +0000

[…] you are done with that one, you can enjoy this one. Mind the profanity, […]



Comment on David Mitchell III (BSS #350) by Ntuple Indemnity » The metalepsis will not be wikified

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 06:24:54 +0000

[…] to be confused with the literary podcast by Edward Champion where Mitchell has appeared as a guest several times)—you see his method at work, lapping waveforms on top of each other in search of an emergent […]



Comment on David Mitchell II, Part Two (BSS #55) by Ntuple Indemnity » The metalepsis will not be wikified

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 06:21:45 +0000

[…] Show (not to be confused with the literary podcast by Edward Champion where Mitchell has appeared as a guest several times)—you see his method at work, lapping waveforms on top of each other in search of an […]



Comment on About The Bat Segundo Show by mark smith

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 20:17:32 +0000

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Comment on David Mitchell (BSS #1) by Nine for the Price of One : David Mitchell – “Ghostwritten” | THE PAGEAHOLIC

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 23:36:58 +0000

[…] Does Mitchell, aside from his literary talents, have the ability to prophecy the unlikely names of future podcasters?!? The far-less-magical explanation is that the real-life “Bat Segundo” adopted the moniker of the unreal-life DJ in a blatant attempt to attract Mitchell as a guest to the podcast. (The ploy worked.) […]



Comment on Ben Tarnoff (BSS #541) by Selfpublishing.ie | 6 part guide to the best podcasts for writers

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 07:49:16 +0000

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Comment on Samuel R. Delany (BSS #459) by Is it Smut Or Is It Art? | On or Around Roger Leatherwood

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:56:58 +0000

[…] In The Field” in Rolling Thunder Press this summer (a story that, really, depicts a “pornotopia,” a fictional sexual space for its narrative rather than simply going for sensation (although […]



Comment on Joanna Rakoff (BSS #547) by aimee

Sat, 28 Jun 2014 23:14:47 +0000

Gosh, I love your show, but this has to be the first time it has snuffed my desire to read the author's book! Ms Rakoff just seemed to bang on and on about her white privilege, and then refuses to properly consider how it may have affected her. Annoying.



Comment on John Updike (BSS #50) by 25 BEST WEBSITES FOR LITERATURE LOVERS! | Musings, Rantings & Banter of a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious BRAINY DOLL!

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:14:41 +0000

[…] Champion’s terrific podcast has featured plenty of luminaries, including John Updike, Martin Amis, Claire Messud, and National Book Award winners like Jesmyn Ward, but still has time […]



Comment on Garth Risk Hallberg (BSS #159) by Eusebius Clay

Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:26:23 +0000

Looking forward to city on fire. Actually, more interested in what comes after. No first novel is a magnum opus. Hopefully he's not a one trick pony, one and done, get in then cash out. That's the real litmus test for being a fraud.



Comment on Ben Tarnoff (BSS #541) by Needy War Criminal Tony Blair refuses to go away (C.I.) | thecommonillsbackup

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:24:02 +0000

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Comment on Julia Angwin (BSS #537) by Ed

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:23:17 +0000

Corporations like Google and Facebook also collect data, which can be subpoenaed by the government and is often traded with other data brokers. I probably should have made "the government and corporations" clearer in that interlocutory flurry, bit it is discussed throughout the entire talk. Thanks for pointing that out, Shelley!



Comment on Julia Angwin (BSS #537) by Shelley

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:11:15 +0000

Hadn't occurred to me to think of the NSA as a corporation. Huh.



Comment on Dave Itzkoff and Translated Literature: Mad as Hell (BSS #536) by Shelley

Sun, 02 Mar 2014 16:06:19 +0000

Strangely, I just watched this film for the first time last month. What struck me most was a kind of roughness in its texture (even in its characters' teeth!) that gave it a grit oddly lacking in more modern movies.



Comment on Blake Bailey II (BSS #530) by Joel

Sat, 21 Dec 2013 00:39:47 +0000

Excellent interview on a variety of fascinating subjects. However, when he started to criticize the DT Max bio, I was really hoping that he would address what I thought was its greatest flaw: quoting extensively from DFW's fiction as if it were somehow an accurate one-to-one reflection of the subject's life, like where Max quotes stuff from Joelle Van Dyne in IJ as if she were literally Mary Karr. This seemed not only lazy, but also a weaselly attempt to provide "sourcing" for material that Max had not actually worked to uncover.



Comment on Wayne Koestenbaum (BSS #423) by Cian Bell

Fri, 06 Dec 2013 00:06:59 +0000

I've listened to this recording like over ten times now. He's an interesting figure not only in the academic world, ( which I know nothing about!) but in his performances in front of an audience (seminar on YouTube) or in this case imagined audience. My first episode was Wayne talking at a film seminar with Thomas Elsassaer. He's a very engaging speaker and obviously a very clever person.



Comment on Jesmyn Ward II (BSS #516) by Tom Lopy (@tomlopy)

Wed, 06 Nov 2013 20:56:30 +0000

Good Job Jesmyn . I look forward to listening more. Get it on itunes and other audiobook platforms like newfiction.com



Comment on Elliot Perlman (BSS #429) by Phyllis Baron

Fri, 23 Aug 2013 00:20:27 +0000

The 'What Is History' chapter also captivated me beyond the story....What a clever way to make someone think...Your passion for the world, people ,and words is what makes you such an inspiring writer...Looking forward to reading all your books...Sincerely, Phyllis Baron...



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Thu, 22 Aug 2013 14:35:45 +0000

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Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:45:27 +0000

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