The world is on hold and we are all going a bit stir-crazy. Strange things are happening in a tiny New York City apartment, where a young podcaster uses his isolation time to open a mysterious portal to the afterlife. This episode of Beyond the Lecture features a special recording of novelist Paul LaFarge’s fictive play “Ninth Beast.” La Farge is the American Academy’s spring 2020 Holtzbrinck fellow and author of five novels, such as The Night Ocean (2017) and Haussmann, or the Distinction (2001).
Host: R. Jay Magill
Producer: Tony Andrews
Script: Paul La Farge
Voice Actors: Harvey Friedman, Anna Janusz, and Tara Bray Smith
Music: “The Spring” (Instrumental) by Chad Crouch; “Talk to Me” by Loyalty Freak Music