Month: August 2015

Podcast 131 – Ever After

Virtual Memories Show #131: John Clute – Ever After “In Fantastika, the metaphor tends to move to the literal. In a naturalistic novel, the literal tends to move into a metaphor.” John Clute, winner of multiple Hugo Awards and World Fantasy Awards, joins the show to talk about the history of science fiction, its market-based…

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Podcast 130 – The Cult of Experience and the Tyranny of Relevance

Virtual Memories Show #130: Elizabeth Samet – The Cult of Experience and the Tyranny of Relevance “How do you learn things? How do you acquire the patience to admit when you don’t know things? I think those are really important things for an Army officer to know.” Elizabeth D. Samet has been a professor of…

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Podcast 129 – Donkey Skin

Virtual Memories Show #129: Amanda Filipacchi – Donkey Skin “I love the notion of great beauty hidden in ugliness. Or vice versa.” Amanda Filipacchi joins this week’s show to talk about her latest novel,¬†The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty: A Novel (WW Norton), her solution to sexism in the publishing world, her misgivings about contributing to…

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Podcast 128 – Impecunious Nobles

Virtual Memories Show #128: Rhonda K. Garelick – Impecunious Nobles “Chanel was trying to gift herself to women, and give them something that would lend them an allure that would be useful.” Rhonda K. Garelick, author of Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History,¬†joins the show to talk about Chanel’s impact on women’s fashion…

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