Month: September 2014

Daniel Goldhagen – May God Remember

Season 4 Episode 37 Daniel Goldhagen: May God Remember “The phenomenon of antisemitism in areas where no Jews are present has no parallel, and it shows this is an extremely deeply seated and broad cultural construct, first in Christianity and then in Islam. . . . These notions have and continue to spread antisemitism around…

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Nina Bunjevac – Time’s Bomb

Season 4 Episode 36 Nina Bunjevac: Time’s Bomb “Fatherland is really about who my father was, getting to understand him, and also an attempt to explain how politics can tear a family apart, just like they tore apart the people of Yugoslavia in the 1990s.” Nina Bunjevac‘s new book, Fatherland, explores her family’s fractured history…

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Sara Lippmann & Drew Friedman – Jewish Gothic and the Restless Artist

Season 4 Episode 35 Sara Lippmann and Drew Friedman: Jewish Gothic and the Restless Artist “My father, to this day, will still call and say, ‘It’s not too late for medical school!’” –Sara Lippmann Come for the Friedman, stay for the Lippmann! Or vice versa! This week’s podcast features two great conversations: first I┬átalk with…

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Roz Chast – Parental Guidance

Season 4 Episode 34 Roz Chast – Parental Guidance “Starting out at The New Yorker at 23, I thought, ‘If I draw really small, this won’t bother people too much.’ My editor told me it wasn’t just readers, but some of the older cartoonists really hated my stuff. One of them asked him if he…

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Charles Bivona – The Peace Poet

Season 4 Episode 33 Charles Bivona – The Peace Poet “I think people are experiencing a lot of things in America that they just don’t have the words for. If I’m going to run around and wave this POET flag, then my job is to jump into the difficult situations and try to put them…

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