Chris and Jesse talk salt pigs and the Queen Mary ocean liner before getting down to business, diving into Patricia Highsmith’s disturbing and keenly crafted 1955 novel. They discuss the difference between a hero and a protagonist, Highsmith’s ability to describe self-deception, and whether there is something at all likable about Tom Ripley.
Upper Middle Brow was created and is produced by Jesse Dukes and Chris Bagg. Thanks to our pilot listeners, including Justin Reich, Katherine Nagasawa, Robert Loerzel, Adam Brock, Jenny Greeve, and Josh Liberles. Music by Ben Pagac and Jesse Dukes.