(Eric Molinsky)

On next week’s Vox Tablet podcast, writer, actress, lyricist, and Tablet Magazine contributing editor Rachel Shukert reads from her very funny and sometimes rather disturbing Everything Is Going to Be Great. Her new memoir revisits the pleasures and shames of the year or so she spent in Central Europe. In the excerpt, she describes her ill-fated romance with Berthold, a Viennese fellow twice her age with very strong views on certain artists.