The final episode ever of the long-running literary podcast series The Bat Segundo Show, hosted by Ed Champion, will be recorded live on Wednesday, October 3 2012 at the McNally Jackson bookstore in New York CIty. The event is an interview with J. Robert Lennon, author of the new Familiar: A Novel, a book I'm looking forward to checking out (I've enjoyed his short stories in the past).
The Bat Segundo show has survived for many years as a labor of love by a dedicated literary journalist (who works harder at the art of the author interview than I ever could). Ed Champion walks us through his decision to close down the show and move on to other things in this honest appraisal of the kinds of financial, temporal and personal tradeoffs that every serious independent online writer must eventually weigh. Here's the good news: other literary activities over at Ed's place will continue.