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Paraphrase is a podcast all about literary beginnings, from the first words in novel to the first steps in a career. Host Stephen Fishbach asks novelists to discuss the craft and thematic decisions behind the beginnings of their books.
 
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Carmen Maria Machado joins me to discuss her memoir 'In the Dream House.' 'In the Dream House' is Machado’s wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing relationship, Machado struggles to make sense of how what h…
 
Ryan Chapman joins me to discuss his debut novel 'Riots I Have Known.' An unnamed Sri Lankan inmate has barricaded himself inside a prison computer lab in Dutchess County, New York. A riot rages outside, incited by a poem published in The Holding Pen, the house literary journal. This, our narrator’s final Editor’s Letter, is his confession. An offi…
 
Namwali Serpell joins me to discuss her debut novel 'The Old Drift.' 1904. On the banks of the Zambezi River, a few miles from the majestic Victoria Falls, there is a colonial settlement called The Old Drift. In a smoky room at the hotel across the river, an Old Drifter named Percy M. Clark, foggy with fever, makes a mistake that entangles the fate…
 
Nathan Englander joins me to discuss his new novel 'Kaddish.com.' Larry is the secular son in a family of Orthodox Brooklyn Jews. When his father dies, it’s his responsibility to recite the Kaddish, the Jewish prayer for the dead, every day for eleven months. To the horror and dismay of his sister, Larry refuses—imperiling the fate of his father’s …
 
Lauren Wilkinson joins Stephen to discuss her debut novel 'American Spy'. It’s 1986, the heart of the Cold War, and Marie Mitchell is an intelligence officer with the FBI. She's brilliant, but she's also a young black woman working in an old boys' club. Her career has stalled out, she’s overlooked for every high-profile squad, and her days are fill…
 
Garth Greenwell joins Stephen to discuss his debut novel 'What Belongs to You. 'What Belongs to You' follows an American teacher who enters a public bathroom in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he meets the charismatic young hustler Mitko, and pays him for sex. He returns to Mitko again and again over the next few months, drawn by hunger and loneliness and r…
 
Listen to the podcast: You thought we were gone, but just like Finn Wittrock 1.0, we’re back for one final scene! Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Stephen Fishbach (@stephenfishbach) return for one last candid conversation about AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL, looking back at the three er, four episodes they missed, including the season finale. They we…
 
Listen to the podcast: At long last, we now know the identity behind the Ten Commandments Killer! Not that it was much of a surprise, especially if you’ve been listening to Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Stephen Fishbach (@stephenfishbach) as they’ve recapped “American Horror Story: Hotel” this season. But the identity of the killer is much less in…
 
Listen to the podcast: How many Finn Wittrocks does it take to make an AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL podcast? Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Stephen Fishbach (@stephenfishbach) get to the bottom of that question and many more, as they talk about the two most recent episodes of the FX horror anthology: “Room 33,” and “Flicker.” Josh and Stephen talk …
 
Listen to the podcast: Who ordered the grilled podcast? Because Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Stephen Fishbach (@stephenfishbach) have squirted some lemon juice and cracked some pepper onto their microphones to record this week’s round of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL madness! This week, Josh and Stephen are tackling “Room Service,” the fifth episo…
 
Listen to the podcast: You are invited to join Stephen Fishbach (@stephenfishbach) and Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) for their Devil’s Night Soiree here on Post Show Recaps! Stephen and Josh are breaking down everything that happened on the Halloween episode of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL, comparing it to past Halloween episodes of AHS (especially la…
 
Listen to the podcast: Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Stephen Fishbach (@stephenfishbach) are back (bach?) with another round of their AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL podcast, covering the third episode of the season, “Mommy.” They discuss the introduction of vampire-hunting vampire Ramona Royale, played by Angela Bassett; the impending clash between …
 
Listen to the podcast: Ladies and gentlemen, we have a wood-chipper! Okay, not exactly, but close enough. Join Antonio Mazzaro (@acmazzaro), Jeremiah Panhorst (@jpanhorst) and Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) for a trip through the meat grinder as they discuss the second episode of FARGO season two, called “Before the Law.” LINKS FROM THE SHOW: ** “If,” …
 
Listen to the podcast: “And YOU felt like staying in tonight.” Welcome to the first ever Post Show Recaps podcast covering AMERICAN HORROR STORY, the FX horror anthology series that grosses you out with brand new terrors every single season. This year, it’s all about AHS: HOTEL, the first edition of the show without Jessica Lange. In her stead: Lad…
 
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