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63 minutes | Dec 18, 2022
On this episode of Apology, founder and editor Jesse Pearson speaks with the musician and author Jarvis Cocker about so many things including but not limited to: J.D. Salinger, Sheffield, his new book Good Pop Bad Pop, Harold Pinter, and so much more. Thanks for listening!
91 minutes | Dec 5, 2022
On this episode of Apology, the radio host/podcaster, writer, voice actor, and director Tom Scharpling speaks with Jesse Pearson about books, yes, but also mental health, New Jersey, sportswriting, and much more.
66 minutes | Nov 11, 2022
On this episode, Apology editor and founder Jesse Pearson speaks with the writer David Means about his process; his new collection Two Nurses, Smoking; reading while watching football, the best story in James Joyce's Dubliners; and more.
57 minutes | Oct 26, 2022
Cosey Fanni Tutti
On this episode, Apology editor Jesse Pearson speaks with the artist, musician, and author Cosey Fanni Tutti about her new book Re-Sisters, medieval times, looking at a Dali book while tripping, ghosts, and more.
70 minutes | May 4, 2022
On this episode of Apology, the writer Lucy Sante talks with Jesse Pearson about many things including—but not limited to—Belgian vs. French surrealists, learning from the Jesuits, trans literature, Edmund Wilson, Elizabeth Hardwick, working at The Strand bookstore with various No Wave stars, and more! more! more!
117 minutes | Apr 26, 2022
On this episode of Apology, the artist and skateboarder Ed Templeton talks with Jesse Pearson about a lot of things including but not limited to: all the books he's got on his nightstand right now, patriotism, atheism, the Ghent Altarpiece, his family history, and his hometown of Huntington Beach, CA.
105 minutes | Apr 6, 2022
On this episode the photographer Daniel Arnold speaks with Apology's Jesse Pearson about the ethics of street photography, his intimate connection to New York City, and dodging a felony charge.
59 minutes | Feb 21, 2022
On this episode, the New Yorker staff writer Naomi Fry talks about Martin Amis, Émile Zola, the '90s heyday of cultural studies, classic New Yorker stories, and more.
105 minutes | Jan 14, 2022
On this episode of the Apology podcast, the philosopher, teacher, and author Simon Critchley talks with Apology’s Jesse Pearson about mysticism, krautrock, the Marx Brothers, and his up-and-down history with the work of T.S. Eliot.
70 minutes | Dec 31, 2021
On this episode of the Apology podcast, the writer Dennis Cooper talks about finding inspiration in the Jesus and Mary Chain, his teenage reading of the Marquis de Sade, his legendary punk literary fanzine Little Caesar, the kind of writing that crystal meth begets, and the George Miles cycle (a.k.a. his magnum opus).
83 minutes | Dec 2, 2021
On this episode Apology editor Jesse Pearson talks with the writer Kelefa Sanneh about his new book Major Labels: A History of Popular Music in Seven Genres, being in the storied lineage of the New Yorker, and his punk rock bona fides.
103 minutes | Oct 24, 2021
On this episode, Apology founder and editor Jesse Pearson speaks with the musician and composer Warren Ellis about his new book Nina Simone’s Gum (which is actually about a piece of Nina Simone’s gum, but also about the nature of holy relics), Warren’s experiences with the supernatural in the form of Beethoven and a troupe of clowns, the wildlife sanctuary he recently started in Sumatra, and much more
98 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
Apology founder and editor Jesse Pearson speaks with the poet CAConrad about why they read nothing but poetry, the didacticism of the novel, their work with the tarot, their experiences with ghosts, their new book Amanda Paradise, and the centrality of ritual to their practice. CA reads a couple poems too!
97 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
On this episode of the Apology podcast, the film critic A.S. Hamrah offers up many book and movie recommendations, ruminates on what makes a critic a critic, and talks about writers from Samuel Beckett to Dawn Powell to Ben Hecht—as well as acknowledging what a dick Encyclopedia Brown was.
92 minutes | Aug 28, 2021
On this episode of the Apology podcast, the musician Ian MacKaye talks about his mother’s writing, his childhood obsession with the Oz books, watching Kurosawa films with his son, reading Kurt Vonnegut on 9-11, and the secret meaning of the word "fugazi."
93 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
The writer Rachel Kushner has an excellent new book of essays out now. It’s called The Hard Crowd. On this episode of the Apology podcast, Jesse Pearson speaks with Rachel about various topics she covers in the book (Marguerite Duras, prison abolition, motorcycle life) and some extra stuff too (Thom Jones, artists as writers, reading recommendations based on Rachel’s novels). Plus more, always more.
116 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
On this episode of the Apology podcast, the songwriter, musician, writer, and artist Bill Callahan speaks with Apology founder and editor Jesse Pearson about many bookish and non-bookish topics including the brilliance of the writer Barry Hannah, Bill’s codebreaker parents, DC hardcore heroes Void, dropping out of college to focus on music, the Scottish writer James Kelman, Studs Terkels’s oral histories, the dogged grind of songwriting, the brilliance of Emily Dickinson, and way more.
86 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
On this episode of the Apology podcast the writer, dancer, filmmaker (and more) Brontez Purnell talks with Apology’s Jesse Pearson about writing his excellent new novel 100 Boyfriends, Maya Deren as the secret progenitor of TikTok, LA queer punk legend Sean deLear, and Sylvia Plath’s science fiction… and all that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
113 minutes | Dec 31, 2020
On this episode of the Apology podcast the musician David Pajo (Papa M, Slint, lots more) talks with Apology's Jesse Pearson about the eastern spirituality of his punk-rock youth, his recent interest in the stoic philosopher Seneca, and his perseverance through some very trying times.
103 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
Here we have Stephen Malkmus of Pavement, the Jicks, and Stephen Malkmus talking with Apology's Jesse Pearson about things like reading in the bath, '90s New York scum rock, and the time he met Denis Johnson in Den Haag at 5 AM.
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