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Three Percent Podcast #3: Never Any End to Paris, Irony, and Rooting for Teams You Hate

In this week’s episode, Tom and Chad discuss Enrique Vila-Matas’s forthcoming “Never Any End to Paris,” which was translated by Anne McLean.

In the novel, the narrator gives a three-day lecture on irony and his experiences living in Paris for two years, trying to emulate Ernest Hemingway.


They also talk NBA playoffs and rooting against cities. (Yes, it’s baseball/smack talking season again.)

This week’s intro/outro song is We’re from Barcelona from the band I’m from Barcelona. (We chose this both because it fits in with Vila-Matas and the book—the narrator leaves Barcelona for Paris—and as a subtle way of supporting Barcelona against Manchester United in the Champions League Championship.)

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