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Episode Info: David Adjmi is a writer and playwright based in Los Angeles, CA. In his new memoir Lot Six, David tells the story of how he found himself through art and the theater, growing up feeling like an outsider as a gay, atheist, artistic youth in a small and insular Syrian Sephardic Jewish community in Brooklyn. In our conversation, David and I discussed the craft of memoir, the process of constructing one’s own identity, and why his book isn’t structured like the typical gay narrative. Then in the second segment, we discussed how the pandemic is affecting our ability to make narratives, and how art can function as a community. (Conversation recorded August 31, 2019.) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RadioPublic | Stitcher | Spotify | TuneIn | RSS Support: Support our Patreon | Review on Apple Podcasts | Review on Podchaser Share: Tweet this episode | Share to Facebook Connect: Newsletter | Email | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube Show Notes: David Adjmi Purchase Lot Six (bookshop.org) Review Lot Six on Goodreads Elizabeth Hardwick - Sleepless Nights Richard Wright - Black Boy Melissa Febos San Diego Union-Tribune - “Commentary: In the COVID-19 era, I have to tell my patients they are experiencing authentic fear” L’Avventura Keep the Channel Open - Episode 33: José Olivarez Neutral Milk Hotel - “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea” I May Destroy You Transcript Episode Credits Editing/Mixing: Mike Sakasegawa Music: Podington Bear Transcription: Shea Aguinaldo ...
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