Matthew Derby

Episode Two: The Rhetorical Bed

Episode Two exists! David Cross describes his aura-sniffing powers Andrea Silenzi proposes a copyright-free alternative to the Birthday Song Devendra Banhart on the language of songwriting. (Listen to DB’s exclusive mixtape he made for the Organist!) Sam Lipsyte’s Old-News Summary Thomas Rogers on the origins of the gay male voice Brian McMullen’s indirectory of toll-free […]

Episode One: Little Language Machine

Welcome to Episode one of the Organist, wherein: the short-story master George Saunders talks about how riffing as a teenage benchwarmer led to the richly imagined voices of his fiction; Parks and Recreation‘s Nick Offerman explains the tortured etymology of the word “podcast” (it’s a conflation of the words paw and broadcast — a radio […]