The Great Concavity
By Matt Bucher & Dave Laird
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Discussions about the life, literature, and legacy of David Foster Wallace with a wide variety of guests from myriad backgrounds and disciplines.
||CleanEpisode 38 - Discussing David Foster Wallace with Mike Miley||In Episode 38 we talk again with Mike Miley, Vice President of the International David Foster Wallace Society and quiz kid extraordinaire. Topics include film, ...||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 37 - Discussing David Foster Wallace with Andrea Laurencell Sheridan & Diego Báez||In Episode 37 we welcome the Diversity Committee Coordinators from the International David Foster Wallace Society to talk about issues of representation in the writing ...||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 36 - Discussing David Foster Wallace with William Beutler and Bill Lattanzi||In Episode 36 we have not one, but two special guests(!), both experts in the cartography of Infinite Jest's Boston (and beyond). William Beutler is the ...||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 35 - 2017 Year in Review||In this episode, we stray a bit off our usual Wallacian course (but not too far) to discuss our literary and pop-culture highlights from the ...||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 34 - Discussing OzWallace with Nick Maniatis and Tony Mcmahon||In this episode we're joined by friends Nick and Tony to discuss Australia's first ever David Foster Wallace conference, which was held in Melbourne during ...||12/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 33 - Discussing David Foster Wallace with Allard den Dulk||In this episode we talk with Allard about philosophy and film in relation to the work of Wallace, and to lesser extent, Dave Eggers and Jonathan ...||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 32 - Discussing David Foster Wallace with Shazia Hafiz Ramji||In this episode we talk to award-winning Vancouver poet and writer Shazia Hafiz Ramji about her three consecutive stints as a guide for Infinite Jest online ...||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31 - Discussing David Foster Wallace with Matt Luter||In this episode we speak with Matthew Luter, DFW scholar and author of Understanding Jonathan Lethem. https://www.sc.edu/uscpress/books/2015/7512.html We discuss the state of DFW studies, academia, and Matt's ...||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30 - Discussing David Foster Wallace with Grace Chipperfield||In this episode we are joined by Australian Wallace scholar Grace Chipperfield of Flinders University, whose recent work on Wallace deals with the concepts of protracted ...||7/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29 - Live from the ISU David Foster Wallace Conference, featuring Charlie Harris and Jim Plath||On our first live episode (recorded in front of conference attendees at the fourth annual DFW conference at Illinois State University) we talk to Charlie ...||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28 - Discussing David Foster Wallace with Lucas Thompson||In this episode we are joined by Wallace scholar Lucas Thompson. Lucas Thompson is the author of the new book Global Wallace (Bloomsbury) which is the ...||5/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 27 - Discussing David Foster Wallace with Jill Braithwaite||This time we talk to our friend Jill Braithwaite, a Wallace scholar who wrote her Masters thesis on Infinite Jest and its connections to the ideas ...||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 26: Discussing David Foster Wallace with Jeff Severs||In this episode, we talk with Jeff Severs, author of the excellent new book David Foster Wallace’s Balancing Books: Fictions of Value, published by Columbia ...||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 25 - Discussing David Foster Wallace with Lee Konstantinou||This time, we talk to our friend Lee Konstantinou, a contemporary US literature scholar who has published significantly on Wallace. His new book Cool Characters is available ...||2/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24 - 2016 Year in Review||As is the tradition, Dave and Matt take a minor detour (at times) from the usual topic of David Foster Wallace to discuss their personal ...||1/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23 - Discussing David Foster Wallace with Andrew Savage of Parquet Courts||In this episode we speak with the multi-talented writer and musician Andrew Savage of the band Parquet Courts. Their song Instant Disassembly opens and closes ...||1/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 22 - Discussing David Foster Wallace with Nicolas Giacobone||In this episode with talk with Academy-Award winning screenwriter and DFW fan Nicols Giacobone. Nico is best known as the co-writer of Iarritu's Birdman and ...||12/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 21 - Discussing David Foster Wallace with Clare Hayes-Brady||In this episode we talk with Wallace scholar Clare Hayes-Brady about her new book The Unspeakable Failures of David Foster Wallace. http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/the-unspeakable-failures-of-david-foster-wallace-9781501313530/ She is Lecturer in||11/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 20: Discussing David Foster Wallace with John Mango||In this episode we talk with John Mango. John is a teacher and a scholar but in this episode we talk a lot about recovery, ...||10/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Great podcast, guys. Loose, smart, fun.
You should totally cover the DFW Conferences each year in Bloomington.
I’m so glad somebody thought to do this. As a devoted Wallace fan and conference attendee, I’m really happy to see other people spreading the word. While the quality of the recording isn’t great, I’m sure that will improve as you all published new episodes. Keep up the good work!
Good show, better shownotes
I've been looking for a podcast on Wallace for awhile and this certainly scratches that itch. Though the audio production is not always great (some pretty severe cuts in less than seamless places), the show notes are exactly what I wish all show notes were.