LSHB's Weird Era Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

31 episodes of LSHB's Weird Era Podcast since the first episode, which aired on February 5th, 2021.

  • Episode 31: LSHB's Weird Era feat. Rivka Galchen

    October 21st, 2021  |  Season 1  |  44 mins 2 secs
    2021books, authors, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, everyone knows your mother is a witch, fiction, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, rivka galchen, sthenri, weirdera, weirderapod

    Alex and Rivka sit down to talk about her latest book, Everyone Knows Your Mother Is A Witch, philosophy, life and judicial systems in 17th century Germany, and what moody septuagenarians and millennials have in common.

  • Episode 30: LSHB's Weird Era feat. Helen Chau Bradley

    October 8th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  43 mins 5 secs
    2021books, authors, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, fiction, helen chau bradley, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, metonymy press, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, personal attention roleplay, sthenri, weirdera, weirderapod

    Sruti chats with Helen Chau Bradley about their latest collection of short stories, Queer morality, what makes for a poised short story ending, and the Montreal arts scene.

  • Episode 29: LSHB's Weird Era feat. Sruti Islam

    October 1st, 2021  |  Season 1  |  48 mins 50 secs
    2021books, authors, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, fiction, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, sthenri, weirdera, weirderapod

    Alex sits down with Sruti to discuss how the Weird Era Literary Arts journal came to be. Fun!

  • Episode 28: LSHB's Weird Era feat. Natasha Brown

    September 23rd, 2021  |  Season 1  |  33 mins 46 secs
    2021books, assembly, authors, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, fiction, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, natasha brown, sthenri, weirdera, weirderapod

    Sruti talks to Natasha Brown about her debut: Assembly. They think through generational persistence, how to interrogate a reader's presuppositions, and what the weathering hypothesis means to the Black female experience.

  • Episode 27: LSHB's Weird Era feat. Alexandra Kleeman

    September 16th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  50 mins 9 secs
    2021books, alexandra kleeman, authors, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, fiction, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, somewhere new under the sun, sthenri, weirdera, weirderapod, weirderapodbookstore

    Sruti sits down with Alexandra Kleeman to discuss her new book Something New Under the Sun, paying homage to classic California Gold Rush Fiction, cinematic prose, the ways in which climate change is exciting (yes), and if perhaps, we are predisposed to kindness.

  • Episode 26: LSHB's Weird Era feat. Michael LaPointe

    September 9th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  46 mins 8 secs
    2021books, authors, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, fiction, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, michael lapointe, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, sthenri, the creep, weirdera, weirderapod

    Sruti sits down with Michael LaPointe, author of The Creep, to discuss the horror genre, what it means to come to a text from a place of distrust, and the ambition of character construction.

  • Episode 25: LSHB's Weird Era feat. Alex Manley and Daphné B

    September 2nd, 2021  |  Season 1  |  45 mins 40 secs
    2021books, alex manley, authors, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, daphne b, fiction, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, made-up, maquillee, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, sthenri, weirdera, weirderapod

    Sruti sits down with Alex Manley and Daphné B, to discuss Manley's english translation of Daphné B's Maquillée: Made-Up. We unfold the dynamics of translation, the various gendered readings of the book, and their individual relationship to the text.

  • Episode 24: LSHB's Weird Era feat. David Demchuk

    August 26th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  56 mins 30 secs

    David Demchuk sits down with Alex to discuss Red X, the evolution and the future of queer horror, pop culture (this episode is rife with juicy horror references), and historically problematic queer pioneers. Spooky!

  • Episode 23: LSHB's Weird Era feat. Katie Kitamura

    August 19th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  40 mins 45 secs
    2021books, a separation, authors, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, fiction, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, intimacies, katie kitamura, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, sthenri, weirdera, weirderapod

    Sruti sits down with Katie Kitamura, addressing her fans as addicts of interiority, thinking through what lies behind the responsibility of bearing witness, and if the quality of art is determined by how well it mimics truth.

  • Episode 22: LSHB's Weird Era feat. Sophie McCreesh

    August 12th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  28 mins 36 secs
    2021books, authors, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, fiction, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, once more with feeling, sophie mccreesh, sthenri, weirdera, weirderapod

    Sruti talks to Sophie McCreesh about her debut novel, Once More With Feeling, writing about depression, and how to find hope in the idea of promise.

  • Episode 21: LSHB's Weird Era feat. Beth Morgan

    August 5th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  37 mins 41 secs
    2021books, a touch of jen, authors, beth morgan, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, fiction, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, sthenri, weirdera, weirderapod

    Sruti sits down with Beth Morgan, author of A Touch of Jen, to discuss magical realism, the pleasure in reading “unlikeable” characters, the concept of judgement, social media, and manifesting.

  • Episode 20: LSHB's Weird Era Season 1

    July 10th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  7 mins 56 secs
    2021books, authors, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, fiction, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, sthenri, weirdera, weirderapod

    A look back at our first season.

  • Episode 19: LSHB's Weird Era avec. Daphné B.

    June 24th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  33 mins 11 secs
    2021books, authors, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, daphné b, fiction, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, maquillée, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, sthenri, weirdera, weirderapod

    Rencontre entre Daphnée (notre libraire) et Daphné B. pour jaser sur l’écriture de soi, les paradoxes de la féminité et #papaUQAM.

  • Episode 18: LSHB's Weird Era feat. PJ Vernon

    June 17th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  39 mins 27 secs
    2021books, authors, bathhaus, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, fiction, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, pj vernon, queer, sthenri, weirdera, weirderapod

    PJ Vernon joins Alex to discuss his novel, Bath Haus, gay representation in mainstream literature, writing morally complex characters, trust issues, and how Grindr can be used for good.

  • Episode 17: LSHB's Weird Era feat. Paul Mendez

    June 10th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  49 mins 25 secs
    2021books, authors, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, class, fiction, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, paul mendez, race, rainbow milk, sexuality, sthenri, weirdera, weirderapod

    Alex and Paul sit down to discuss his acclaimed novel, Rainbow Milk, writing as a sensory experience, UK music charts in the early 2000s, and happy endings in queer literature

  • Episode 16: LSHB's Weird Era feat. Brontez Purnell

    June 3rd, 2021  |  Season 1  |  40 mins 50 secs
    100 boyfriends, 2021books, authors, black, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, brontez purnell, fiction, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, queer, sex, sthenri, weirdera, weirderapod

    Sruti chats with Brontez Purnell about gay and racial stereotypes, writing elegant prose out of bluntness, and the relationship between black gay men and sin.