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Too Hot For Radio: Samanta Schweblin "An Unlucky Man"

Aparna Nancherla


WARNING: This story is going to make you feel a little bit or maybe a lot of bit uncomfortable—even while you're laughing. Much of Samantha Schweblin's writing has a kind of dangerous element to it, and that's in this story, too. It's kind of a nail-biter, but not for the usual reasons. This story was written for McSweeney's and was performed as part of Selected Shorts' celebration of the 25th anniversary of this mighty indie publisher. Performed by Carmen Lynch, a comic who has performed stand-up on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and has appeared on series including Inside Amy Schumer and Life & Beth. And she has just the right touch with the story. After her reading, she talks to host Aparna Nancherla about how she approached such a tricky story.

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