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Jamming Their Transmission: Episode 17, Life During the Contagion, Pt. 4


Today’s episode features Big Other‘s editor John Madera in conversation with  writer Kurt Baumeister, writer/musician Matthew Binder, artist/musician Hieronymus Bogs, and musician Jeremiah Hosea sharing encouraging words and/or their thoughts about what gives them hope during the contagion.

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

Listen to part two of this series, which features writers Hillary Leftwich and Antonio Nadal.

Listen to part three of of this series, which features writers Robert Lopez, Joe Milazzo, and Angela Woodward about life during the contagion. Brendan Lorber also appears with a lyrical weather forecast. And Rikki Ducornet closes the show with a reading from Plotinus, her luminous current work-in-progress.


  • 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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