On this episode, a tale that involves a teenage evangelist coping with teenage lust. “God’s Work,” by Kevin Canty, was read during the annual Selected Shorts celebration of the Best American Short Stories series. The editor of the 2017 volume—novelist Meg Wolitzer - talks to host Aparna Nancherla after the reading describing Canty's keen insights about his characters which make them easily relatable, and there’s some lovely lyricism to his writing, as you’ll hear in today’s story. The actor reading our story today is Jim True-Frost. Those of you who binge highbrow TV series will know him as “Prez” from The Wire, while others of us, well, we may never stop seeing him as the elevator operator who says “Buddy!” approximately 8,000 times in the “The Hudsucker Proxy.”
Sarah and Tara discuss what worked (trail mix) and what didn't (wigs) in E02 of Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders as we debut The Blotter Presents: Summary Judgment.
We get healthy living tips from Wendy and Jess of 'Food Heaven Made Easy,' then chop it up with Wyatt Cenac on safe spaces, #OscarsSoWhite, and his role on that Kanye West HBO show that hasn't come out...yet.