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On Allen Ginsberg: His life, his work and his archives, with Pat Thomas and Peter Hale

28 March 2024
We were joined by countercultural historian Pat Thomas, and Peter Hale, manager of the Ginsberg estate, and discover their new collaboration Material Wealth Mining the Personal Archive of Allen Ginsberg....

Bidding adieu to Freeman’s literary journal, with Jakuta Alikavazovic, Deborah Landau, Juan Gabriel Vazquez, and John Freeman

14 March 2024
On this very special January night, editor extraordinaire John Freeman was joined by three of his star contributors, Jakuta Alikavazovic, Juan Gabriel Vasquez and Deborah Landau to bid farewell to...

On Friendship, with Hollie McNish and Michael Pedersen

29 February 2024
In early February, we hosted a riotous, tender, enchanting and uplifting evening of poetry and prose with the irrepressible Hollie McNish and Michael Pedersen. After their readings they sat down...

Love in the Time of Creative-Writing Classes, with Brandon Taylor

14 February 2024
Our guest this week is Brandon Taylor, whose new book The Late Americans is a stark retooling of the campus novel for the 21st century. Taking a university town in...

Annabelle Hirsch, A History of Women in 101 Objects

01 February 2024
we were joined in the bookshop by Annabelle Hirsch whose new book A History of Women in 101 Objects not only gives us an untold and innovative history of the...

Proust Questionnaire: Holly McNish & Michael Pedersen

18 January 2024
In advance of their event at Shakespeare and Company this February 8th, poets Hollie McNish and Michael Pedersen answer our café’s Proust Questionnaire. Be warned, this gets saucy quickly…...

Bloomcast Holiday Special: The Dead

06 January 2024
Our Bloomcasters reconvene on January 6th, “Joycension Day”, to discuss The Dead : the final piece in Joyce’s Dubliners, described by T. S. Eliot as "one of the greatest short...

On Witold Gombrowicz’s The Possessed, with Antonia Lloyd-Jones and Adam Thirlwell

03 January 2024
This episode we’re discussing The Possessed, the great, almost-lost novel by Witold Gombrowicz, arguably Poland’s greatest modernist writer. The Possessed is a Gothic-infused romp set in the roaring twenties, centred...
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