Concavity Show

Concavity Show

Latest Episodes

BONUS: DFW vs Martin Amis: Every Tennis Match is a Ghost Story
July 14, 2023

In this bonus episode, we have a special audio production from British literary scholar Saul Leslie and American writer Wendy Liu.What do you think David Foster Wallace was really like in a tennis m

Episode 73 - Matt Bucher, author of The Belan Deck
June 21, 2023

In Episode 73, Dave welcomes special guest Matt Bucher on the show to discuss his debut novel, The Belan Deck.Buy Matt's book here:

Episode 72 - Sheila Liming, author of Hanging Out: The Radical Power of Killing Time
April 21, 2023

In Episode 72, we welcome friend of the show, Edith Wharton scholar, accordion/bagpiper extraordinaire, and prolific writer, Sheila Liming on to talk about her new book Hanging Out, delving into the m

Episode 71 - Year in Review 2022 with Evan Stephens Hall of Pinegrove
January 23, 2023

In this episode, we talk with prolific reader and accomplished musician Evan Stephens Hall from the band Pinegrove. We discuss his top books of the year and go through a few of our own favorite readin

Episode 70 - Peyton Thomas, author of Both Sides Now
November 29, 2022

In episode 70, we talk to our friend Peyton Thomas, a DFW, Louisa May Alcott, and American Girl doll enthusiast. His recent YA novel, Both Sides Now, was published in 2021, and his writing has appeare

Episode 69 - Michael O’Connell, editor of Conversations with George Saunders
November 01, 2022

In Episode 69, we talk to our friend Mike O'Connell about his recent collection from University of Mississippi Press,Conversations with George Saunders, and discuss Mike's background, the origins of

Episode 68 - Adam Levin, author of Mount Chicago
August 04, 2022

In Adam's second appearance on the show, we discuss his brand new novel, Mount Chicago, which follows a handful of characters living in the shadow of a "terrestrial anomaly" that befalls Chicago's dow

Episode 67 - Christian TeBordo, author of The Apology (and DFW22 Conference Recap)
July 10, 2022

In Episode 67, we welcome Christian TeBordo back to the show to discuss his new novel,The Apology,as well as get a rundown of the recent David Foster Wallace conference in Austin, with overall refle

Episode 66 - Dario Diofebi, author of Paradise, Nevada
March 23, 2022

In Episode 66, we welcome Dario Diofebi, the mind behind one of our favorite books of 2021,Paradise, Nevada, from Bloomsbury Publishing.You can buy the book here:

Episode 65 - Kyle Beachy, author of The Most Fun Thing
February 18, 2022

In Episode 65, we bear witness to the glorious return of Kyle Beachy to the show, to discuss his new book on skateboarding (and marriage, architecture, literature, etc.),The Most Fun Thing: Dispatche