Month: April 2015

Podcast 116 – Thane Rosenbaum – Magic City

Virtual Memories Show: Thane Rosenbaum – Magic City “I’m starting to think that the essays, the fiction, the long non-fiction are all coming from the same place, tapping the same resources, the same human experience, the same fears: all the things that built me, built me to write all of those things, not just one…

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Podcast 115 – Edward Mendelson – Idlers and Belgians

Virtual Memories Show: Edward Mendelson – Idlers and Belgians “I have a private test for whether I’m an individual person or whether I’m part of the culture: I go to the supermarket and I look at the supermarket weeklies, and if I recognize the names, then I’m not a person, I’m a product of collective…

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Podcast 114 – Brad Gooch – Roller Coaster

Virtual Memories Show: Brad Gooch – Roller Coaster “History and culture are the rooms in which a person is living.” Brad Gooch joins the show to talk about his new memoir,¬†Smash Cut: A Memoir of Howard & Art & the ’70s & the ’80s (Harper). We discuss his long relationship with director Howard Brookner, his…

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Podcast 113 – Michael Meyer – Palimpsest

Virtual Memories Show: Michael Meyer – Palimpsest “When you look at the history of northeast China, it’s all successive regimes that have tried to import their version of civilization into this area, and they’ve all failed.” When he was a kid in Minnesota, Michael Meyer papered his walls with National Geographic maps. A Peace Corps…

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