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Mikel Jollett, author and lead singer of The Airborne Toxic Event

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with Mikel Jollett to discuss his debut novel, Hollywood Park. Mikel grew up in the infamous Synanon Cult and is now the lead singer of one of Adam's all-time favorite bands The Airborne Toxic Event. They discuss how Mikel crafted his memoir through introspection, research, and magical realism. They also discuss how our brains work through childhood trauma, literary influences, and family.

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