Episode 5: On the Baseball Diamond

In this episode Liz Hynes talks with Chad Harbach about his new novel, The Art of Fielding, exploring themes of mimetic desire, Herman Melville, and male friendship on and off the baseball field. Stay tuned for our next episode, in which Dan Smith tries to one-up Liz by interviewing Keith Gessen on the publishing industry.

Produced by Hethre Contant. Production assistance by Karen Noyes and Gregory Thornberg.

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