Ben Loory is one of my favorite people, and I'm not just saying that because one time he picked me up from the airport. His short stories are so unique and exciting I could read them all the time. His collection Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day was released in 2011 from Penguin (the paperback is currently a steal at $6.00!), and his kid's book The Baseball Player and the Walrus will be out next year from Dial. I've been wanting to do a podcast with Ben for a long time now, and I was thrilled talk to him about his collection, his upcoming kid's book, and a whole lot more. Enjoy!