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Episode 466 – Gil Roth and Aaron Finkelstein

Our final guest of the year is . . . me! I invited my long-time pal to interview me as we close out 2021. We talk about my newfound sense of mortality and the invention of new distractions, what I’ve learned from doing remote podcasts during the…

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Episode 465 – The Guest List 2021

Virtual Memories Show: The Guest List 2021 It’s time for our year-end Virtual Memories Show tradition: The Guest List! I reached out to 2021’s pod-guests and asked them about the favorite book(s) they read in the past year, as well as the books or authors they’re hoping to read in 2022! Thirty guests responded with…

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Episode 465 – The Guest List 2021

Thirty of this year’s Virtual Memories Show guests tell us about the favorite books they read in 2021 and the books they hope to get to in 2022! Guests include Jonathan Baylis, Zoe Beloff, Jacques Berlinerblau, Anne Cattaneo, Michael DeForge, Shary…

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Episode 464 – Nora Krug

Virtual Memories Show 464: Nora Krug “I’ve been using illustration as a form of research, trying to figure out what kind of traces war and history leave on us, and how our thinking and feeling is impacted over the course of decades and centuries, based on the political experience we have as people and as…

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Episode 464 – Nora Krug

Artist, illustrator & author rejoins the show to talk about her work on the new Graphic Edition of Timothy Snyder’s (Ten Speed Press). We get into how the project originated and how illustrating On Tyranny compelled her to live up to its…

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Episode 463 – Sophia Glock

Virtual Memories Show 463: Sophia Glock “My dad taught me that nobody’s watching you; they’re all thinking about themselves. There’s a lot of freedom in that.” With her wonderful new YA graphic memoir PASSPORT (Little, Brown Young Readers), Sophia Glock recounts a key moment from her teenage years: the discovery that her parents were intelligence…

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Episode 463 – Sophia Glock

With her wonderful new YA graphic memoir (Little, Brown Young Readers), recounts a key moment from her teenage years: the discovery that her parents were intelligence officers for the CIA. We talk about the need to tell her story and that of the…

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Episode 462 – Edward Sorel

Virtual Memories Show 462: Ed Sorel “My wife convinced me that when someone compliments your work, you say, ‘Thank you,’ and don’t explain to them why the drawing is actually lousy.” Legendary artist, illustrator, cartoonist, & author Ed Sorel joins the show to celebrate the publication of his memoir, Profusely Illustrated (Knopf). We get into…

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Episode 462 – Edward Sorel

Legendary artist, illustrator, cartoonist, & author joins the show to celebrate the publication of his memoir, (Knopf). We get into his remarkable career (and “unremarkable life”), the rage that drove his political cartooning for more than a…

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Episode 461 – Matt Madden

Virtual Memories Show 461: Matt Madden “One of the things I love and value about comics is the plasticity of it and the elasticity of visual representation.” With his new book, Ex Libris (Uncivilized Books), cartoonist Matt Madden takes readers on a post-modern, formalist dive into comics. We talk about the challenge of tinkering with…

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Episode 461 – Matt Madden

With his new book, (Uncivilized Books), cartoonist takes readers on a post-modern, formalist dive into comics. We talk about the challenge of tinkering with story structure while still delivering an entertaining story, the work involved in jumping…

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Episode 460 – Rutu Modan

Virtual Memories Show 460: Rutu Modan “I don’t feel that I finished everything I want to say with comics. I feel like comics are my way to express myself and tell my stories.” With TUNNELS (Drawn & Quarterly, tr. Ishai Mishory), Israeli cartoonist Rutu Modan has created a fantastic, thoughtful, wonderful, hilarious, complex, cinematic thrill-ride…

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