Hampshire College

Episode 458 – Robert Emmet Meagher

Virtual Memories Show 458: Robert Emmet Meagher “As I grew as a thinker, as a scholar, as a teacher, I took Camus with me, and my appreciation of him grew as I did.” With Albert Camus and the Human Crisis (Pegasus Books), professor Robert Emmet Meagher distills a half-century of reading and teaching Camus’ work…

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Episode 431 – Louis Menand

Virtual Memories Show 431: Louis Menand “Writing a book like this is like an advent calendar: each day you open a little window and there’s somebody in there. You hadn’t known about them before and you learn a fascinating story.” Pulitzer Prize-winning author and cultural critic Louis Menand joins the show to celebrate his phenomenal…

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Episode 252 – Seymour Chwast & Ann Rivera

Virtual Memories Show 252: Seymour Chwast & Ann Rivera “What’s easier now is that I know the approach I need to take. What’s harder is coming up with ideas.” Legendary illustrator / designer / artist Seymour Chwast joins the show to talk about what it means to continue beyond “legendary” status. We get into his 60-plus-year…

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Episode 178 – Arthur Lubow

Virtual Memories Show #178: Arthur Lubow “Photography has never been made coequal to the other arts. Yet, you might say it’s superior, because it’s more dangerous.” Arthur Lubow‘s fantastic new book, Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer (Ecco), explores the life and death of a key figure in the history of photography-as-art. We talk about…

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Podcast – The Hollow Man (#100)

Virtual Memories Show: The Hollow Man It’s the ONE-HUNDREDTH EPISODE of The Virtual Memories Show! And they said it would never last! To celebrate hitting the century mark, I asked past guests, upcoming guests and friends of the show to interview me this time around! This special episode includes questions and recorded segments with Maria Alexander, Ashton Applewhite,…

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Brett Martin – Changing Channels

Season 4 episode 1 Changing Channels “The book is about writers, who thought they would have to take private satisfaction in shit work, suddenly being given this opportunity to work with unfettered ambition. And you see them fall upon this like starving men.” We kick off 2014 with a conversation with Brett Martin, author of…

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