Three Percent Podcast http://www.rochester.edu/threepercent en-us Copyright 2011 e.j.vanlanen@rochester.edu Three Percent The Three Percent Podcast is a weekly conversation about new books, literary events, the publishing scene, and other random things. Chad W. Post of Open Letter Books and Tom Roberge of New Directions keep things irreverent, informed, and funny in a podcast that'll keep you up to date on the international literary world. Maybe. E.J. Van Lanen ej.vanlanen@gmail.com No Three Percent #92: Crying in the Sunshine http://rochester.edu/threepercent http://traffic.libsyn.com/threepercent/92_Three_Percent.mp3 This week’s podcast features a true roundtable discussion, with Tom and Chad being joined by Caroline Casey from Coffee House Press, Mark Haber and Jeremy Ellis from Brazos Bookstore, Stephen Sparks from Green Apple Books, and Danish author Naja Marie Aidt to discuss the American Booksellers Association “Winter Institute.” One of the funniest podcasts to date, they break down what Winter Institute is, why it’s so important for the future of bookselling, and what various publishers get out of attending. They also make fun of all the crappy crutch phrases you find in jacket copy. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 02:02:17 GMT Three Percent #91: Translators, Rates, Money, and Unions http://rochester.edu/threepercent http://traffic.libsyn.com/threepercent/91_Three_Percent.mp3 Today’s podcast is a special one, featuring PEN Translation Committee co-chair (and talented Czech translator) Alex Zucker to talk about what translators do and should get paid, and to break down where all the money goes in publishing a work of international literature. In comparison to some other Three Percent podcasts, this one is wall-to-wall information, and is sure to spark a number of debates, discussions, and reactions. Enjoy! Thu, 05 Feb 2015 12:02:56 GMT Three Percent #90: That Song Should Be Named "Andre Reed Jersey" http://rochester.edu/threepercent http://traffic.libsyn.com/threepercent/90_Three_Percent.mp3 It’s time for our annual music podcast in which Chad, Nate, and Kaija all share songs from their favorite albums of 2014. Although we only talk about four songs each on this podcast, we put together a Spotify playlist featuring 86 songs and running almost six hours. Enjoy! Next week we’ll be back to normally scheduled book talk. Specifically, Chad and Tom will be talking with Alex Zucker about translator’s fees, forming a translators guild, and other financial aspects of publishing international literature. In the meantime, feel free to email us at threepercentpodcast@gmail.com with any questions or comments. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:01:47 GMT Three Percent #89: Don't Laugh So Loud http://rochester.edu/threepercent http://traffic.libsyn.com/threepercent/89_Three_Percent.mp3 This week’s podcast is all about Denis Johnson’s “The Laughing Monsters,” which came out last year and is “a high-suspense tale of kaleidoscoping loyalties in the post-9/11 world that shows one of our great novelists at the top of his game.” Writer, critic, and Johnson fan Patrick Smith joined us for this book club discussion, which goes off in a few different directions—how everyone’s untrustworthy and willing to sell each other out, how Johnson got all this detail about Africa, etc.—with the general consensus that this is a pretty great book and one that fans of Graham Greene and/or spy novels and/or well-crafted fiction in general would like. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:01:44 GMT Three Percent #88: A Shinier Version of Craigslist http://rochester.edu/threepercent http://traffic.libsyn.com/threepercent/88_Three_Percent.mp3 In this week’s episode, Chad and Tom discuss some of the books they read in 2014 and make specific “reading resolutions” for 2015. They also talk about Mark Zuckerberg’s book club and Tom’s alma mater playing for the National Championship. Next week, they’ll be discussing Denis Johnson’s “The Laughing Monsters,” so if you have any questions, suggestions, comments, opinions, rants or raves, email threepercentpodcast@gmail.com. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 03:01:53 GMT Three Percent #87: Where is Namsan Tower? http://rochester.edu/threepercent http://traffic.libsyn.com/threepercent/87_Three_Percent.mp3 On this week’s podcast, Chad and Tom dish about the idea of a Translators Union, Dalkey’s Korean literature series, and the Melville House edition of the “Torture Report,” as well as a mini-rant about the “Serial” podcast, and a mini-rave about a dear friend who’s passed. Mon, 29 Dec 2014 12:12:13 GMT Three Percent #86: Translators Aren't Dockworkers http://rochester.edu/threepercent http://traffic.libsyn.com/threepercent/86_Three_Percent.mp3 We’re back! And, actually, now that Tom has a more regular schedule at “Albertine”: we’re planning on recording a new episode every other week. More great book (and some sports) talk! This week’s episode centers around John O’Brien’s BookBrunch article, “Don’t Blame the Readers for Lack of Interest in Translations.” Fri, 05 Dec 2014 04:12:34 GMT Three Percent #85: Whatever http://rochester.edu/threepercent http://traffic.libsyn.com/threepercent/85_Three_Percent.mp3 This week’s podcast covers four major topics: Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano, Michael Henry Heim and “The Man Between”—the new book about his life and work—the upcoming ALTA Conference, and Atavist Books. And we barely talk about sports at all! Wed, 05 Nov 2014 10:11:10 GMT Three Percent #84: The Belated Bolaño Book Club Podcast http://rochester.edu/threepercent http://traffic.libsyn.com/threepercent/84_Three_Percent.mp3 So, in addition to talking Bolaño, we talked about Albertine, it’s upcoming festival, and other aspects of Tom’s new job. (Just a note of clarification—Tom is still working for New Directions as well.) Oh, and we also talk a bit about the Royals-A’s game that was going on while we were recording. And now I’m safe in saying that I’m really glad all the West Coast AL teams are out of the playoffs and am really looking forward to the ALCS with Baltimore and Kansas City. (We’re planning on having Mexican author Alvaro Enrique on the podcast very soon to talk about his work, about his wife Valerie Luiselli’s work, about Spanish-language literature in general, and about the Baltimore Orioles, his favorite team. Finally, we get a baseball episode!) Wed, 08 Oct 2014 01:10:33 GMT