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Monday, January 14, 2019: Kristen Roupenian, Nassim Soleimanpour and more

Kristen Roupenian, the writer behind the short story "Cat Person," and Nassim Soleimanpour, an Iranian playwright, are on the show today.
Kristen Roupenian, the writer behind the short story "Cat Person," The Masked Singer and Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour. (Elisa Roupenian; Fox; Courtesy)
Listen to the full episode1:15:39

On today's show:

  • Kristen Roupenian, the writer behind "Cat Person," the short story that went viral on The New Yorker in 2017. She is releasing her first collection of short stories called You Know You Want This
  • the q Screen Panel takes a look at the biggest stories in the worlds of film, TV and streaming entertainment.
  • Nassim Soleimanpour is an Iranian playwright who has put together an immersive work that looks at his life and how language has the power to unite and divide us, but there's a few caveats: there's no rehearsals, and the actors never see the script until they step on stage to perform it.