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'An excellent literary podcast.' —The Paris Review

              'Fabulously smart.' —The Rumpus


                     'The perfect way to get the stories behind your stories.' —Buzzfeed




New episodes weekly.

In-depth interviews with today's leading writers, including:

Lorrie Moore • Karl Ove Knausgaard • Dave Eggers • Hernan Diaz • Samantha Irby • Tess Gunty • Roxane Gay

George Saunders • Louise Erdrich • Bret Easton Ellis • Jonathan Franzen • Sheila Heti • Hanya Yanagihara

Sam Lipsyte • Maggie Nelson • Susan Orlean • Bruce Wagner • Rebecca Makkai • Susan Choi • Tao Lin

Jess Walter • Jonathan Lethem • Jesmyn Ward • Hilton Als • Douglas Coupland • Atticus Lish • T.C. Boyle

Eileen Myles • Erik Larson • Alexander Chee • Melissa Febos • Dennis Cooper • Yiyun Li • Megan Boyle

Dana Spiotta • Lynne Tillman • Hari Kunzru • Viet Thanh Nguyen • Chuck Klosterman • Sloane Crosley  

Min Jin Lee • Jonathan Ames • Ottessa Moshfegh • Andre Dubus III • David Shields • Elif Batuman 

Tim O'Brien • Sarah M. Broom • Garth Greenwell • Dean Koontz • Lauren Groff • Leila Slimani • Matt Bell 

Heidi Julavits • Etgar Keret • Ben Fountain • Emily St. John Mandel  • Jerry Stahl • Jami Attenberg • Celeste Ng

Scott McClanahan • Lidia Yuknavitch • Maria Semple • Lydia Millet •  Ned Vizzini • Kate Zambreno • Sarah Hall

Terry Tempest Williams • Tom Perrotta • Alexandra Kleeman •  Ingrid Rojas Contreras • Alex Mar • Rob Doyle

Ivy Pochoda • John Keene  • Claire Dederer • Clancy Martin • Madelaine Lucas • Antoine Wilson • Nick Flynn

V.V. Ganeshananthan • Kashana Cauley • Dorthe Nors • Lynn Steger Strong • Claire Messud • Mark Leidner

Launched in 2011, Otherppl with Brad Listi is a literary podcast featuring conversations with contemporary authors.


All episodes—hundreds of them—are available for free. Listen online or wherever you listen to podcasts.


You can also download the free Otherppl with Brad Listi app. Available for iPhone and Android. 


Brad Listi is the host of the Otherppl podcast and the author of the novel Be Brief and Tell Them Everything (Ig / May 2022).


His other books include the novel Attention. Deficit. Disorder., an LA Times bestseller, and Board, a work of nonfiction collage, co-authored with Justin Benton. He is the founding editor of The Nervous Breakdown, an online literary magazine.


He lives in Los Angeles. 

For more information, visit


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Please email the show at letters [at] otherppl [dot] com.


The Otherppl podcast is a listener-supported show.


All episodes—hundreds of them—are made available to listeners for free.

If you'd like to support the podcast and help it continue, you can do so at Patreon for as little as $1 per month. 

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