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The Organist
A biweekly podcast from McSweeney's and KCRW. Listening hard.
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James Protheroe⚑ Jul 4
Listen to it was like scratching An Itch in a place I didn't know I had. I love this episode
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Roman Mars Jul 3
This is such a good 99pi episode! First, the story of contemplating a future reading without sight, but it folds in huge questions about universal design, and its shortcomings, the practice of reading and...what exactly is a book?
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National Book Foundation May 13
It's more than just slot machines. From the , a look at this year's amazing Festival in Vegas, which featured plenty of literary talent, and where we were honored to present an event with and .
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Sarah Trudgeon May 15
maybe I’ll only tweet podcast episodes to my 6 followers from now on / how many more times will this podcast cause me weep on the drive to preschool pickup? / HI POETS listen to THIS!
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Jason Boog May 23
Replying to @KCRWorganist
Producer Rachel James: "Something about this list of people Mayer wanted to buy gifts for being read aloud again and again over the course of 40 years makes the gifts real. In the poem, Bernadette uttered the presents into existence." Listen here:
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Andrew Leland Jun 27
Radiophiles of : come to our // listening party tomorrow in , co-curated by Yvette Jackson and Scott Allison! In the mix will be some rare/awesome Hildegard Westerkamp .... Details/RSVP:
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Eugene Lim May 3
"America why are your libraries full of tears?" | a great profile of Bernadette Mayer and a discussion of the financial life of certain poets by Rachel James and
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Justin Taylor May 3
It's never not May Day when you're Bernadette Mayer. Also, can never be recommended often enough or highly enough. Which is why I keep saying so!
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The Organist May 2
RIYL: rock, poetry, , , music as tool for psychic survival. New season of has been incredible thus far
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The Organist May 2
lots of gems in this thread!
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The Organist May 2
"A deep and fascinating look into the financial life of a true artist." Thanks for the shout out to our Bernadette Mayer episode!
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Foster 🌈 Apr 27
“I’ve always been a reasonable dreamer.” Andrew Leland interviews Tommy Orange for
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The Poetry Project Apr 30
In her excellent radio story, Give Everybody Everything: The Financial Life of Bernadette Mayer, Rachel James interviews Bernadette Mayer and other poets, and reflect on poetry, money, and possibility
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Sarah Trudgeon May 1
POETS/ Everyone Else stop what yer doing & listen to this episode of my fav podcast , it’s so good I pulled over mid-episode to tweet this but then there was no service so I’m doing it now
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The Organist Apr 20
poet Bernadette Mayer was priced out of NYC long ago. But, at 73, she still struggles to make ends meet. How much would our economy have to change to fix that? (produced with )
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The Organist Apr 19
What would life in the US look like if artists could pursue their work without worrying about making money? Would that kind of transformation even be possible? (in collaboration with )
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Brian McMullen Apr 18
In case you wanted to but never got around to listening to my album-length recitation of 1,000 unclaimed dotcom URLs for
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The Organist Apr 18
Can Universal Basic Income save poets from financial ruin? poet Bernadette Mayer thinks so in our latest episode, produced with
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Laura Lampton Scott Apr 10
"I allowed myself to see it without that doomsday double-vision." The stories we tell ourselves shaping our sense of reality. on storytelling and narrative arcs. And Maggie Nelson talking about, "The contaminated status of being earthly beings."
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Jason Boog Apr 11
When was the last time you changed one of the stories you tell yourself? I've been thinking about that all day after the penultimate episode:
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