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Episode 477 – Anna Della Subin

With her fantastic new book, (Metropolitan Books), explores how deification has been used for liberation and oppression. We talk religion, rationalism, colonialism, oppression, and mythmaking, and the strange ways in which cultures have collided in…

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Episode 476 – David Sipress

New Yorker staff cartoonist joins the show to celebrate his new book, (Mariner Books)! We get into the instant gratification of cartooning vs. the joy of writing a great piece of prose, the family dynamics that he’s been puzzling through for 7+…

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Episode 475 – Mark Prins

Author joins the show to celebrate his debut novel, (WW Norton), a fantastic, Highsmith-ian novel of Oxford intrigue. We talk classics, poetry (Latin & otherwise), metamorphoses (Ovidian & otherwise), writing across gender, the Blake poem…

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Episode 474 – Nicole Rudick

Author, critic and editor joins the show to celebrate the publication of her amazing book, (Siglio Press). We get into Niki de Saint Phalle’s word-paintings & what they tell us about the arts of revelation and concealment, Nicole’s shifting…

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Episode 473 – Darryl Cunningham

Cartoonist rejoins the show to talk about his brand-new graphic biography, (Drawn & Quarterly). We get into Putin’s postwar upbringing in Leningrad, his KGB career, the fall of the USSR, and how those key elements play into his strategy and…

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Episode 472 – Scott Meslow

Let’s pre-celebrate Valentine’s Day with a conversation with , author of the brand-new book, ! We get into how Scott defines RomComs, what inspired him to chronicle their history, what these movies say about audiences & audience expectations, the…

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Episode 471 – Glenn Kurtz

With Bianca Stigter’s documentary, , on the festival circuit, author and inadvertent historian joins the show to talk about his 2014 book (FSG), the vibrant Jewish life in prewar Polish Nasielsk, and all that was lost and all that he found • More…

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Episode 470 – David Thomson

With his new book (Yale University Press), legendary film critic & writer explores the intersection of disaster-as-entertainment and disaster-as-real-life. We get into how the imminent destruction from catastrophes like the pandemic, climate…

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Episode 469 – Raman Sehgal

With his new book, , marketing entrepreneur (& longtime pal) explores what it really means to learn from your mistakes. We talk about the failures and missteps that helped him build a successful marketing & design agency in , what he learned…

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Episode 468 – Wallis Wilde-Menozzi

Author, poet and translator returns to the show to explore her new memoir/meditation, (FSG). We talk about the uses and abuses of silence, the magic of herons, what it takes for the voiceless to find a voice, the nature of censorship (both external…

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Episode 467 – Ken Krimstein

With his new book, (Bloomsbury), cartoonist recreates a lost world, bringing to life the true stories of Jewish youth in 1930s Lithuania, preserved in anonymous submissions for a contest. We talk about the circuitous, perilous history of the stories…

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Episode 466 – Gil Roth and Aaron Finkelstein

Virtual Memories Show 466: Gil Roth and Aaron Finkelstein “Once you start stripping away the things you were using to distract yourself, and you’re stuck with what’s left, you see what really matters & what you reinvent to start distracting yourself again.” Our final guest of the year is . . . me! I invited…

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