First dates can range from the love-kindling I-just-met-my-future-spouse variety to the more common awkard, sweaty-palmed anticlimaxes of angsty teendom (or older). Some had their first dates in elementary school and some in college, but these writers all remember the blood, sweat and tears of their first dates very well. Host Jaime Clarke does the questioning, while Danny Jock serves up the art.
Winnebagos and chickens, Jesus and Disneyland, beach people selling VCRs, fearing and loathing (or trying anyway), and picking blackberries for Tom Robbins (he’s another roadside attraction), these are just some of the images revealed in Talk Show 17 as host Jaime Clarke talks to authors Jennifer Haigh, Margot Livesey, Mark Jude Poirier, Stacey Richter, and Daniel Wallace about their most memorable road trips. Art by Danny Jock.
In this gadget edition of Talk Show, host Jaime Clarke asks his participants about the technology that changed their lives—pens, toilets, sewing machines, and televisions—for better or for worse. Art by Danny Jock.
Talk Show #15 with Kevin Brockmeier, Sloane Crosley, Sophie Gee, Samantha Hunt, and Melissa PritchardJaime Clarke
Host Jaime Clarke talks to authors Kevin Brockmeier, Sloane Crosley, Sophie Gee, Samantha Hunt, and Melissa Pritchard and asks them, if they could overcome the constraints of time and talk to any person from history, who would it be and why? And under what circumstances? Like if you could teleport back and see Arthur Rimbaud as the Parisian poet wiz kid and then catch him later as the sunburnt 30 something colonialist – ask if he enjoyed any of what he laid out for himself in A Season in Hell… ah but that’s neither here nor there, for what’s dreamed up here. Listen to what these authors come up with. Art by Danny Jock
What is your generational moment?…That collectively binding experience that those roughly your own age can instantly recall with vivid, almost photgraphic abhorant pain or glee (well generally, as here, these moments tend toward those that produce the former emotion rather than the latter). Host Jaime Clarke moderates the talk around the topic with writers Elisa Albert, Anita Diamant, Michael Lowenthal & Jim Shepard. Art by Danny Jock.
We’ve all been caught in lies, from big whales of tales to the little white ones, lies of all kinds (of course unless you’re some kind of deity and in which case you’d probably scare the b’jesus outta me). So here in lucky topic 13 of Talk Show, host Jaime Clarke talks to authors Kiara Brinkman, Bret Anthony Johnston, Fiona Maazel & Margo Rabb about their recollections of some of lies they’ve been busted for. Art by Danny Jock.
Andy Warhol has boxes and boxes of stuff in a museum in Pittsburgh, the detria of his daily doings, almost everything he touched that wasn’t otherwise sold as "art." Somewhere in space Voyager carries with it a gold record containing the tunes of Chuck Berry and Beethoven. It’s rumored that Walt Disney (or at least his brain) is cryogenically stored somewhere, and here, in Talk Show 12, host Jaime Clarke asks writers Quinn Dalton, Owen King, Adam Langer and Nelly Reifler what they would leave behind in a time capsule given a limited choice. Art by Danny Jock.
My first car was a ’76 Toyota Corolla "Honcho" station wagon, bright orange with faux wood siding. You could start it with a butter knife and when going down hills you could turn it in such a way that it would slide like a good grind on a skateboard. Threw a rod on it, then it sat till the Chatahoochee flooded it… Anyway, this ain’t my story… Jaime Clarke talks to writers Jon Clinch, Don Lee, Robert Anthony Siegel, Alix Strauss, and Sean Wilsey about their first automobiles. Art by Danny Jock.
Well we’ve all had ’em, shitty jobs, and more often than not that’s been the case for those illustrious folks self-proclaimed as or who have otherwise earned the title "writer."…because writing, often doesn’t pay, well, shit. Or that’s this editor’s experience anyway. But enough from the blurber, let’s hear the shizzle on scheisse jobs from a batch of fine true writers – Brock Clarke, Elizabeth Gaffney, Felicia C. Sullivan, and Jen Trynin, all in conversation with host Jaime Clarke. Art by Danny Jock.
Got any spring break plans yet? Well, what about your strikethrough list of places not to visit? Host Jaime Clarke talks with authors Jami Attenberg, Adam Braver, Nina de Gramont, Ann Hood, and Moon Unit Zappa about places they plan never to go to. Art by Danny Jock.