Podcast Episodes

  • ABC #120: Farwa Reads with Farwa Zaidi In the premiere of A Brief Chat‘s new first Wednesday book chats, Farwa Reads, reader and reviewer Farwa Zaidi talks about the following books: Cutting School by Noliwe Rooks How to be ...
  • ABC #119: 3 Minutes Of Buddhism In which I introduce you to 3 Minutes Of Buddhism, a new podcast project I launched in cooperation with the UK’s Religious Resources Centre. — This show is only possible because of ...
  • ABC #118: Finding My Father (Again) In which I talk about my biological father and about why I wrote to him this week after many, many years. — This show is only possible because of people like you. ...
  • ABC #117: Poetry Fridays with Albert Glover In which the wonderful and somewhat mysterious poet Albert Glover reads from his forthcoming book, Gone as Well. Albert’s statement about himself: “The poet Charles Olson, my best teacher and mentor, ...
  • ABC #116: Music From Deep Dyed In which I talk with John Hintz and Aylin Sengul from the German band Deep Dyed. This interview also includes their first single, “Blue Levitate Hours.” Check them out on ...
  • ABC #115: An Overview Of The Pandemic In which I take you through a “kitchen table summary” of this article by Ed Yong in The Atlantic that details very clearly where we’re at in this pandemic. — This show ...
  • ABC #114: Let’s Not Return To Normal In which I talk about the pre-pandemic world and why we should absolutely not want to return to it. — This show is only possible because of people like you. Visit A ...
  • ABC #113: Brushy One String In which I dig into my radio archives for an interview with Jamaican musician Brushy One String. — This show is only possible because of people like you. Visit A Brief Chat‘s ...
  • ABC #112: Poetry Fridays with Emma Bolden In which Emma Bolden reads her poetry, including the WORLD PREMIERE of a new poem. (I know!) Emma Bolden is the author of House Is an Enigma (Southeast Missouri State University ...
  • ABC #111: Disability Support Work In A Pandemic (Part 3 of 3) In which I conclude my conversation with disability support worker Danny McCormick in Tasmania. He talks about how he and his fellow labor union members have advocated for more respect ...