On this episode, we’re going to hear a story from the inimitable Robert Coover. In the second half of the 20th century, Coover made his name as an innovator in the realm of nonrealistic fiction alongside contemporaries such as Donald Barthelme and William Gass. Coover is a fun, funny, restless, relentless writer who loves prodding at standard forms of storytelling until they yield something new and different. Plus he’s got a wonderfully filthy mouth. This story was first published in The New Yorker in 2016. Here it’s read by by Richard Kind from Mad About You, Spin City, and just about every Pixar movie ever made. Not to mention the father figure from the Amazon series Red Oaks.