So Many Damn Books

Hosted ByChristopher & Drew

Christopher (@cdhermelin) and Drew (@drewsof) talk about reading, literature, publishing, and trying to make it through their never-dwindling stack of things to read. All with a themed drink in their hands.

Recorded at the Damn Library in Brooklyn, NY. For show info, book lists, and drink recipes, visit somanydamnbooks.com


All Episodes

174: Eugene Lim (SEARCH HISTORY) & César Aira’s CONVERSATIONS

Eugene Lim stops by the Damn Library to discuss his novel Search History, which sends the conversation careening from AI to authenticity to writing theatrically to songwriting to rainy...

173: Uli Beutter Cohen (BETWEEN THE LINES: STORIES FROM THE UNDERGROUND) & Katherine May’s WINTERING

Uli Beutter Cohen, stops into the Damn Library for the third time, but for her first time as an author. She wrote Between the Lines: Stories from the Underground,...

172: Gus Moreno (THIS THING BETWEEN US) & Clive Barker’s THE HELLBOUND HEART

Gus Moreno joins Christopher and Drew in the Cosmic Horrorspace of the Zoom Damn Library to talk about This Thing Between Us. First they get into how he wrote...

171: Autumn Ramble 2021

Christopher and Drew hang out and chat about books, which is to be expected. Having just celebrated Halloween, they get into what they did to celebrate the holiday, scary...

170: Ruth Ozeki (THE BOOK OF FORM AND EMPTINESS) & Walter Benjamin’s “UNPACKING MY LIBRARY”

Ruth Ozeki steps on into the Damn Library Hyperverse to shine. We talk about her latest opus, The Book of Form and Emptiness, and how books are magical, and...

169: Alexandra Kleeman (SOMETHING NEW UNDER THE SUN) & André Gide’s MARSHLANDS

Alexandra Kleeman is back in the Damn Library! For the third time! This visit, she’s brought along her new novel, Something New Under the Sun! We are thrilled to...

168: Reading Snapshot, Moving Edition

Christopher and Drew talk about getting rid of books, and trying to be more in the present, and the logic of owning a lot of books. Also, a digression...

167: McSweeney’s Issue 64: The Audio Issue

For this one, we had two producers of the new McSweeney’s issue into the Damn Library hyper-verse: Julie Shapiro from Radiotopia and Claire Boyle from McSweeney’s. We talk all...

166: Mona Awad (ALL’S WELL) & Sara Gran’s COME CLOSER

Mona Awad joins the guys in the zooming Damn Library to talk her new novel, All’s Well, which means talk about Shakespeare, and destiny, and magic happening, and chronic...

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