The Believer magazine and Los Angeles radio station KCRW have teamed up to produce The Organist, “a monthly experimental arts-and-culture program.”
The podcast includes Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman, Scholastic editorial producer Amber Scorah, critic Greil Marcus and short story author George Saunders.
Here’s more about the program, from the website:
The editors of the award-winning monthly magazine the Believer, published in San Francisco by McSweeney’s, produce ten annual episodes of the podcast, which includes reported stories, interviews, comic radio drama, reviews, and more. The scope of the podcast reflects that of the print edition: its contributors take a thoughtful approach to pop culture, along with an irreverent attitude toward the highbrow. From philosophy to daytime TV, from poetry to martial arts, the show scrutinizes and interrogates the world with an affectionate and rigorous intelligence. Pieces from the podcast grow out of stories in the magazine, and vice versa. Weaving together the voices of its contributors, which include the brightest talents in literature and the arts, the Organist is an elegant, impressionistic, funny, and sharp cultural magazine that itself becomes an object of inquiry, discussion, and wonder.
If you want to write the editors, contribute a sound file or pitch a story, you can email organist [at] believermag [dot] com.
Full disclosure: I have written for The Believer.