LSHB's Weird Era Podcast

Interviews with Authors stocked at Librairie Saint-Henri Books

About the show

A podcast run from a local indie bookstore in Montreal, Canada (Librairie Saint-Henri Books), dedicated to talking with the authors we stock.

Hosted by Sruti Islam and Alex Nierenhausen
Theme Songs by Gino Visconti and Michael Jaworski (@mikejaws)
Audio Production by Kyel Loadenthal

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Episodes

  • 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.

  • Episode 15: LSHB's Weird Era feat. Anakana Schofield

    May 27th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  48 mins 59 secs
    anakana schofield, authors, bina, bina: a novel in warnings, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, fiction, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, self-euthanization, sthenri, weirdera, weirderapod

    Sruti sits down with Anakana Schofield, author of Bina: A Novel in Warnings to discuss distrust in the establishment, female pain, and the question of self-euthanization in fiction.

  • Episode 14: LSHB's Weird Era feat. Alice Sparkly Kat

    May 20th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  27 mins 40 secs
    2021books, alice sparkly kat, astrology, authors, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, fiction, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, post-colonial astrology, semiotics, sthenri, weirdera, weirderapod, zodiac

    Sruti sits down with Alice Sparkly Kat to explore colonialism in the study of myth, the role of interpretation in Astrology, and the ways in which astrology functions as a language.

  • Episode 13: LSHB's Weird Era feat. Alex McElroy

    May 13th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  48 mins 12 secs
    2021books, alex mcelroy, authors, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, empathy, fiction, gender, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, self-care, sthenri, the atmospherians, toxic masculinity, weirdera, weirderapod

    Alex McElroy talks about their debut novel The Atmospherians, the role of empathy in fiction, moral purity, and accountability vs cancel culture.

  • Episode 12: LSHB's Weird Era feat. Larissa Pham

    May 6th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  47 mins 57 secs
    2021books, authors, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, fiction, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, larissa pham, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, pop song, sthenri, weirdera, weirderapod

    Alex sits down with Larissa Pham to talk about her new essay collection Pop Song, the joys of Tumblr in 2012, intimacy, and art writing vs art critique.

  • Episode 11: LSHB's Weird Era feat. Alex and Sruti

    April 22nd, 2021  |  Season 1  |  46 mins 21 secs
    2021books, authors, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, fiction, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, sthenri, weirdera, weirderapod

    Librairie Saint-Henri Store Manager, and Weird Era Co-host and Weird Era Founder and Co-Host, Sruti, sit down and talk about the start of this project, the store's affinity for curation, and what we look for in literature.

  • Episode 10: LSHB's Weird Era feat. Syan Rose

    April 15th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  43 mins 37 secs
    2021books, authors, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, fiction, gender, graphic novel, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, sthenri, syan rose, trans, transgender, weirdera, weirderapod

    Syan Rose talks about different types of work, acupuncture, how to be a better ally, and the importance of amplifying marginalized voices.

  • Episode 9: LSHB's Weird Era feat. Marlowe Granados

    April 8th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 14 mins
    2021books, authors, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, fiction, flying books, happy hour, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, marlowe granados, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, sthenri, verso books, weirdera, weirderapod

    Marlowe Granados talks about her debut novel Happy Hour, that time she beckoned Greta Gerwig, female friendships, what style means in text and in clothes, and much more.

  • Episode 8: LSHB's Weird Era feat. andrea bennet

    April 1st, 2021  |  Season 1  |  58 mins 38 secs
    2021books, authors, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, fiction, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, sthenri, weirdera, weirderapod
  • Episode 7: LSHB's Weird Era feat. Hilary Leichter

    March 25th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  45 mins 20 secs
    2021books, authors, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, fiction, hilary leichter, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, sthenri, temporary, weirdera, weirderapod

    Hilary Leichter discusses adventure novels, in childhood and adulthood, waiting for our lives to start, and how writers can be their own ideal readers.

  • Episode 6: LSHB's Weird Era feat. Katherine Angel

    March 18th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  53 mins
    #metoo, 2021books, authors, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, consent, desire, fiction, foucault, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, katherine angel, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, metoo, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, sex positivity, sthenri, weirdera, weirderapod

    Katherine Angel discusses her latest book, Sex Will Be Good Again Tomorrow, consent, desire, and how to shift the #metoo movement to better benefit all members of society.