The Bat Segundo Show & Follow Your Ears show

The Bat Segundo Show & Follow Your Ears

Summary: Join Jorge, the alcoholic and blacklisted Bat Segundo, and the Young, Roving Correspondent for erudite interviews with the contemporary authors of our time. Recent interviews have included David Mitchell and Jonathan Ames.

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 My Henry James Problem: Dinitia Smith and Susan Mizruchi (The Bat Segundo Show #553) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:15:30

This Bat Segundo special chronicles Our Correspondent’s indefatigable and good faith efforts to find appreciation for an author he does not care for — namely, Henry James. Our Correspondent read numerous books for this particular episode and appealed to several James scholars and acolytes to help set him straight. Susan Mizruchi is most recently the […]

 Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #28: Schools, Egos, and the American Hellscape | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:27

Our Correspondent takes a break from his more solipsistic riffs to discuss the great fiasco of American education and schools reopening under COVID. He levels criticisms at the unbridled hubris of Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo while also asking what it will take for all the parties to come to some necessary (and temporary) Read More

 Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #27: Hitting the Other Side of the Hill | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:05

Our Correspondent contemplates getting older, mortality, the beauty of life, being strangely calm during a pandemic, cockroaches, and Cuomo’s ridiculous food proviso for bars. Read More

 Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #26: The Right Kind of Happiness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:29

Our Correspondent discusses why inclusive happiness that doesn’t flinch from the reality of the world is the best way to survive a pandemic, while also offering asides on the lessons that can be learned from Mike Leigh’s Happy-Go-Lucky and con artist grifters like Nicholson Baker, whose recent volume, Baseless, is a load of conspiracy theory Read More

 Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #25: The Dark Plunge Forward | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:34

Our Correspondent rails against the obscene devaluation of labor (and even job applicants) in our present economic disaster and why businesses and corporations who exploit the desperation of people must be thoroughly denounced and stopped. Read More

 Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #24: Portland and the American Living Room Problem | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 9:56

Our Correspondent mulls over the recent news of DHS agents dragging innocent people into rented vans, the approaching economic devastation, and learns by accident that a crude “living room problem” has befallen America. Read More

 Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #23: The Lost Art of Understanding | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:11

Our Correspondent discusses his idiocy and the idiocy of another in relation to recent efforts to connect in an age in which understanding has become a lost art. Read More

 Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #22: Cancel Culture and the Absence of Rehabilitation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:54

Cancel culture is in the zeitgeist again — open letters, campaigns against abusive people caught on video, the works. But one of the most significant aspects of social justice — rehabilitation and the ability for people to carry on with their lives after suffering the consequences — has been lost. And you can’t have any Read More

 Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #21: Ships Passing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:22

Our Correspondent ponders a woman he was involved with two years ago, the beauty of what every new lover offers you, the bad timing bestowed by the universe, and, aligning himself with Ariana Grande, why one should be grateful about the trajectory of numerous relationships over a lifetime. Read More

 Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #20: High-End Catfishing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:29

Your Correspondent reports on how high-end catfishers are taking advantage of our loneliness and emotional vulnerability and details how he was briefly fooled before quickly wising up to the scam, which is now far more specific and targeted. Be careful out there, people! Read More

 Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #19: The Grim Reaper of Technology | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7:26

Our Correspondent ponders his new superpower, recently acquired in July 2020, of being able to destroy technology with a single touch. Read More

 Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #18: Municipal Internet | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:23

Our Correspondent examines the needlessly fragile nature of New York City Internet service, pointing to the rampant evil that Optimum and Spectrum has been allowed to get away with, and calling for a MUD-style municipal Internet to provide for the people. Read More

 Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #17: The Hideous Abuse of the Literary World | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:14

Our Correspondent talks about his former days as a literary journalist, what women told him, how the publishing world goes after people who know information, and the recent allegations against Warren Ellis and others. Read More

 Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #16: Against Conspiracy Theories | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:34

A conspiracy theorist by the name of Robert Jones, Jr. — going by the handle Son of Baldwin — put out an unfounded fireworks theory that people have accepted without question. Our Correspondent argues why conspiracy theories — which are the work of cranks, not intellectuals — are wrong and dangerous and should be denounced. Read More

 Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #15: The Truth May Be Stretched Thin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:22

Our Correspondent has found his line in the sand on the important question of whether statues should be removed. A statue of Miguel de Cervantes, himself a slave for five years, was defaced by lliterate and ignorant thugs in Golden Gate Park. Our Correspondent points to the necessary rectification of statues, why considering history isn’t Read More


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