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Episode 239: Special Guests Stephanie Feldman and Nathaniel Popkin


This week we’re taking a quick break from our Summer of Spouses discussions to welcome two guests to the podcast: Stephanie Feldman and Nathaniel Popkin, co-editors of the recently published anthology Who Will Speak for America?, which brings together work from a bunch of contemporary writers responding in various ways to our current political moment. They also chose a book for us to read, Gotz and Meyer, by Serbian novelist David Albahari.

In the first half of the show, we talk about Albahari’s book, which takes an interesting, experimental path through its narrative of the Holocaust. In the second half of the show we talk about the anthology, Popkin’s and Feldman’s own writing. Plus our standard lightning-round questions.

As always, you can stream the episode right here on our site, or download the mp3 file. You can also find us in the iTunes store, or in just about any app you might use to listen to podcasts.

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Author: mikeingram25

writer, editor

2 thoughts on “Episode 239: Special Guests Stephanie Feldman and Nathaniel Popkin

  1. Hi Mike,

    Just listened to your episode about my essay “Evidence, in Track Changes.” I loved that you covered my essay, and I’m glad that you liked it, but I’m wondering if you could correct the spelling of my name? It’s Jennifer Lunden. Lunden with an e.

    Thanks, and I go by Lunden, too.



    • Hey Lunden–Thanks for the note; I’m fixing it right now! So sorry to have screwed that up. I’ll change it on the site, and I’ll see if there’s a way to change it in the episode notes that show up through iTunes. -Mike

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