The Virtual Memories Show is a weekly podcast about books and life, not necessarily in that order. Every Tuesday, you can expect a fascinating conversation with a fascinating person (so far, that includes three Pulitzer Prize winners and one MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Fellow). Your host, Gil Roth, interviews guests about their careers and the books that have helped shape their lives, and tries to engage in witty banter that you’d think 43 years of dilettantism would have prepared him better for.
Gil Roth edited trade magazines for 19 years and is now the founder and president of a pharmaceutical industry trade association. He comes from a liberal arts background, and has an M.A. from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD. He seems to have read more than you have, but has ridiculous lacunae in his education, so don’t embarrass him by asking if he’s read a particular author.
The Guests & Listeners
“If I’ve had a better interview, I don’t remember it.”
—Bruce Jay Friedman, author, playwright, screenwriter
—The Word Girl
“This is what NPR should be.”
–Fred Kiesche, The Lensman’s Children blog