Jubilee Hitchhiker, William Hjortsberg’s exhaustive biography of the nearly forgotten novelist and poet Richard Brautigan, will likely cause us to reassess this icon from another era. For this On the Fly podcast, writers Mark Dowie and William “Gatz” Hjortsberg compare recollections of the man they once knew and explore the challenges of literary biography.
On the Fly: The Vatican’s Cult of Perverts In its bank crisis as well as its sex abuse scandals, the Catholic Church is defined by an astonishing lack of accountability. Is this why a parish per week closes in the United States?
On the Fly: Anna Deavere Smith Actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith on “absorbing America,” “Nurse Jackie,” and her latest production, Let Me Down Easy.
On the Fly: Belva Davis Broadcast journalist Belva Davis on her family’s move from Louisiana to Oakland, California, her new memoir, and becoming the first female African American television reporter on the […]
On the Fly with Katherine Ellison The Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter on receiving an ADHD diagnosis at the same time as her son, how writing her new memoir helped them deal with their mutual diagnosis, […]