Paul and I intend to release a new episode every two weeks on Thursday, so here we are with Episode 2! In this episode we talk about short stories and each get a chance to talk about some favorites.

A few years ago I recorded myself reading one of the stories I bring up, so I’ve included it here as Episode 3. Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky’s story “Quadraturin,” translated from the Russian by Joanne Turnbull, is presented here in its entirety with permission from NYRB Classics. You can find this and many more of his stories in their editions.

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