Oct 9, 2015
Scott McClanahan is from West Virginia, which accounts for his twang, and also for his love/hate relationship with the American South. In his 2013 memoir, Crapalachia, McClanahan tells his origin story, growing up in the backwoods of the South. McClanahan is a lovable nihilist when he discusses his writing, as producer Eliza Smith discovered when she spoke with Scott about his work for the Organist. This episode also features â€œThe Firestarter,â€ one of McClanahanâ€™s short stories that Smith adapted into a radio play for the Organist, in which a man causes car accidents by virtue of his being there to witness them.