OTHER PEOPLE with BRAD LISTI podcast
Topics include: Growing up in Aruba, hunting for sharks with cars, Don DeLillo, death by social media, and not feeling guilty about not reading Jonathan Franzen.
"Snakes Whose Skins Refuse to be Shed" - TIN HOUSE
Andrew Ervin and I discuss why prose style is political, who would direct the movie version of Mira Corpora, the genius of Wallace Shawn, and the difference between the Jeff Jackson in the book and me.
"The Original Narrator No Longer Exists" - HTMLGIANT
Michael Kimball and I talk about the different ways to read Mira Corpora, how playwriting informed my process, the many drafts and different versions of the novel, and how the narrator eventually earned the right to my name.
"Book Notes" - LARGEHEARTED BOY
I created a music playlist of some favorite tunes that evoked various parts of the writing process for me. Rare sides by PJ Harvey, Terry Riley, Young Marble Giants, Andrew Hill, Alex Chilton, etc.
"Appetite for Destruction" - CREATIVE LOAFING
I tell John Schacht why I find most contemporary literature to be a sham, the influence of punk rock, and why sometimes the only positive way to move forward is to first destroy the situation you're in.
"Turning Everything Inside Out" - THE FANZINE
Thomas Moore asks me about earliest memories, artistic influences, hypnogogic states, sensual prose, and feeling kinship with the works of Dennis Cooper, Harmony Korine, Sleater-Kinney, and more.
"Interview" - ERIC OBENAUF
We discuss why many TV shows are better made and more entertaining than the average bestselling novel, anti-coming of age stories, and more.
"Jeff Jackson Recommends...." - POETS & WRITERS
I write about finding inspiration in photography when the words start to flag.