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Three Percent Podcast

Oct 17, 2017

After an impassioned pitch for why you should support Open Letter's annual campaign, Chad and Tom talk about ALTA, about how best to promote international literature to common readers, about the moral argument for reading translations, about Tim Parks and Han Kang's Human Acts, and about how baseball is broken and...


Oct 12, 2017

Here it is--the infamous LIVE recording of the Two Month Review! Chad and Lytton travelled all the way to Brooklyn to record this episode as part of the "Taste of Iceland Festivities." As a result, they recap the book as a whole and reflect on the speech from Iceland's First Lady that prefaced the recording (and which...


Oct 5, 2017

Icelandic novelist and poet Kári Tulinius joins Chad and Lytton this week to talk about three of the darkest sections of Tómas Jónsson, Bestseller and the history of this novel's reception in Iceland. They also talk about the recent scandal that brought down the Icelandic government--and how it ties into...


Oct 4, 2017

After a bit of a hiatus, Chad and Tom are back to talk about Riffraff's new location, break down Catalonian politics and the recent editorial gathering the Ramon Llull Institute put on in Barcelona, and somewhat pick apart this article about Deborah Smith's translation of The Vegetarian.

 

This week's music is "Day I...


Sep 28, 2017

CORRECTION: Throughout this podcast, we joke about having recorded the final episode of the season live at Spoonbill & Sugartown last weekend. This is a lie! The live event will take place THIS SATURDAY (September 30, 2017) as part of the Taste of Iceland events. Eliza Reid, Iceland's First Lady, will start things off...