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Episode 34 - George Saunders Coda & Voices from our First Year

Hello All! Today, May 14, is our one-year anniversary! Thanks for listening, donating, offering those ratings and reviews on iTunes, following us on the social mediae! (@15minutesjamieb on insta and twitter) . . . . Thanks! This episode is a two-parter. Part One - A George Saunders Coda  Back in February, a few weeks after recording Episode 27 with George Saunders, in  I drove to Cambridge to see him read from his then brand-new novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, amid a month-long span in which he and the book were receiving the kind of attention and praise I don't remember ever seeing from a literary author: the novel debuted at #1 on the Times Bestseller list, he appeared on Colbert and Charlie Rose and other late-night shows, got rave reviews everywhere, was publishing terrific short pieces seemingly every other day, and seemed to be being anointed the White Male conscience of an unimaginably conscience-free Trump Presidency. As I drove, I listened to the end of the audiobook of the novel, and thought of a few questions I'd love to ask about the extreme onslaught of love he was receiving. So I did - well, I asked him a couple quick ones, anyway.  Part Two - Voices  A look back at the year, through the voices of our guests. A more in-depth year-in-review with our resident psychiatrist Lois Parkison will be coming up in a couple of weeks. Thanks for listening. Drop us a line about Year One and what you'd want to hear in year two info@15minutesjamieberger.com - Ed and I would really love to hear from you! -Jamie http://15minutesjamieberger.com

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