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Episode 247: Fall of finales, Barry Hannah


This fall we’re reading authors’ final works, and talking about whether it’s better to burn out, or to fade away. Barry Hannah is often described as a “writer’s writer,” and while he never had any huge commercial success, he continues to have a fiercely devoted following. A following which might be kind of annoyed when they hear our reaction to this story.

In the second half of the podcast, we talk about musicians who made farewell albums (i.e., albums they recorded while knowing they’d be their last).

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Author: mikeingram25

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4 thoughts on “Episode 247: Fall of finales, Barry Hannah

  1. Reblogged this on dogsmeat and commented:
    now you got me.

    • this is the worst piece of shit i’ve ever heard. i knew i hated millenials, but now i know for fucking sure. both of you should immediately kill yourselves. barry hannah should never come out of your bespoke soaked mouth.

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