Episode 101: Rakesh Satyal

By Mike Sakasegawa

Rakesh Satyal is a writer and editor. Rakesh’s novel No One Can Pronounce My Name was an utterly delightful read, subverting the stereotypical tropes of the immigrant story with humor and empathy to create something wonderfully unexpected. In our conversation, Rakesh and I talked about expanding the notion of what kinds of immigrant stories can be told, using humor to create connection, and writing toward what you want to know. Then in the second segment we talked about ASMR. (Conversation recorded November 15, 2019.) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RadioPublic | Stitcher | Spotify | TuneIn | RSS Support: Support our Patreon | Donate via PayPal Share: Tweet this episode | Share to Facebook Connect: Email | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube Show Notes: Rakesh Satyal Rakesh Satyal - No One Can Pronounce My Name Rakesh Satyal - Blue Boy NPR - Code Switch Code Switch - “Hold Up! Time For An Explanatory Comma” A Novel Idea (Bend, OR) A Novel Idea 2018 - Rakesh Satyal Presentation The Brain-Tingling Sounds of ASMR The Joy of Painting Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 The Great British Bake Off Commonplace - Episode 67: John Biewen FKA twigs - MAGDALENE Transcript

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