Fiction and Mops

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I clean a yoga studio in Chicago for three hours once a week in exchange for unlimited yoga classes. (In reality this equals about 2-4 classes a week.) And while I mop, vacuum, dust, and wipe I revel in three hours of podcast joy. This last week I covered a shift for another yogi-cleaner so by the second shift I was out of podcasts: I was caught up on This American Life, The Moth, Poetry Off the Shelf, Radiolab! Left to peruse the podcast warehouses, I found New Yorker’s aptly named Fiction Podcast. In this podcast, usually 30-40 minutes long, a NYer published writer reads another NYer published writer’s story–from ANY magazine since the New Yorker started printing fiction! Not only does this podcast provide storytime, but also insightful conversation between author and fiction editor, Deborah Triesman. Now, I love any good storytime but I’ve also enjoyed hearing writers talk about other people’s work. Today, I entered into the world created by Bruno Schulz. He’s a surreal and amazing writer from the 1930s who I had never heard of. Now I can say his writing is completely enchanting and it will keep you warm, and walking. But you don’t have to take my word for it….take a look, and listen, HERE. Enjoy!