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Jamming Their Transmission: Episode 15, Life During the Contagion, Pt. 2


This episode features Big Other‘s editor John Madera in conversation with great writers Hillary Leftwich and Antonio Nadal about life during the contagion.

Among the many things talked about are social distancing, lockdown, shelter in place, quarantine, and/or stay at home; about how their workplaces and modes of working, playing, living, etc., have been affected; about self-care; about ways to stay creative, to stay active, to stay connected; and much more besides.

Listen to part one of this series, which features writers Carol Guess, Davis Schneiderman, and Tony Trigilio.



  • John Madera is the author of Nervosities (Anti-Oedipus Press, 2024). His other fiction is published in Conjunctions, Salt Hill, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals. His nonfiction is published in American Book Review, Bookforum, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi: Review of Books, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, and many other venues. Recipient of an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University, New York State Council on the Arts awardee John Madera lives in New York City, Rhizomatic and manages and edits Big Other.

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