FanGraphs Audio: Acquaint Yourself with Owen Watson

Episode 596
Owen Watson is both (a) a graduate of the impractical and beautiful Hampshire College and also (b) a contributor to He’s also the guest on this edition of the program.

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Carson Cistulli has published a book of aphorisms called Spirited Ejaculations of a New Enthusiast.

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Well-Wined Englishman

Fun fact! My high-school girlfriend’s dream in life was to go to Hampshire College. She was very keen on its no-grades policy, and also, she was a hippie.

It didn’t work out for her.
It didn’t work out for us, either.
[insert Cistullian quote from E.M. Cioran]

Owen Watson

It was the 20th-century Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges who said, “Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone,” which seems a perfect encapsulation of both your high-school relationship and the institution of Hampshire College.