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42. Joshua Cohen (Novelist) – Scrupulously Messy, by Which I Mean Human

In this week's episode Joshua Cohen, author of the "great American internet novel" Book of Numbers, says that if a cliché sticks around long enough it can become a prayer.

In conversation with host Jason Gots and prompted by video interview clips featuring Henry Rollins and Nikhil Goyal, Cohen delves into secret languages, the horrors of childhood, and the dangers of overexplaining. It's a punchy and penetrating dialogue with one of our most original living authors. 

“Just don’t unpack shit. Let’s make the world more opaque.” 

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