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Antagonists Wanted

HOST: Meg Wolitzer


On this episode, bad guys. Host Meg Wolitzer presents three stories featuring famous villains, real and fictional. A woman writes a letter to a former president—now residing in Hell, in “Thank You, Mr. Nixon” by Gish Jen, performed by Cindy Cheung. And a man in recovery faces off against a former Roman leader with a really bad rep in "Playing Ping-Pong with Pontius Pilate" by Greg Ames, performed by Nate Corddry. Finally, in its own epic, Moby Dick has a say in “Captain Ahab, A Novel by the White Whale” by Paul West, performed by Diane Venora.

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