October 15th, 2013
Episode 343 of 447 episodes
Norman Mailer died six years ago, and, already, five biographies have been written about him. The most recent is J. Michael Lennon's "Norman Mailer: A Double Life," which is a springboard for an essay on Mailer by Louis Menand in this week's issue. Here, Menand and the film critic Richard Brody talk about Mailer's life and legacy with the literary editor of the New Yorker's Web site, Sasha Weiss. Also on the podcast, Deborah Treisman explains why Alice Munro's first story in the magazine in 1977 caused an in-house ruckus.
Have you trembled ‘round the campfire as the ghost stories are told? Do tales of horrors wrought by nature and beyond strike fear in your soul? Is it best when you are afraid to turn out the light? Thrill to stories that strike at your deepest fears, as host Stephen Kilpatrick brings the best of horror fiction to your ears and your mind, read to you by the most chilling narrators that podcasting has to offer. <br /> <br /> Podcasting the finest in genre fiction, Tales to Terrify is where the depths of horror reveal the truths of good, evil, and the human spirit in the District of Wonders podcast network. Like all shows in the District of Wonders, Tales to Terrify is supported by a welcoming community of dedicated fans and contributors. Subscribe today, and begin your journey through the spine-tingling depths of storytelling.<br /> <br /> Everyone has a story in the District of Wonders. Come and find yours.