Month: September 2015

Podcast 136 – J.D. McClatchy

Virtual Memories Show #136: J.D. McClatchy – A Forest of Things “I’m now older than the two most important men in my life were when they died: my father and James Merrill.” The great poet, essayist, librettist and bon vivant J.D. McClatchy (Sandy, to his friends) joins the show to talk about outliving his idols,…

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Podcast 135 – Irvine Welsh / Dmitry Samarov

Virtual Memories Show #135: Irvine Welsh / Dmitry Samarov “What would young, pre-Trainspotting Irvine Welsh think of you now?” “He’d think I was a total wanker.” Irvine Welsh has created unforgettable characters in his novels, beginning with the cast of Trainspotting in 1993. We caught up in his Chicago home and talked about writing, boxing, the…

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Podcast 134 – Angel, Lion, Ox, Eagle

Virtual Memories Show #134: Warren Woodfin – Angel, Lion, Ox, Eagle “From my youth, I knew I wanted to be a medievalist of some sort or another. Byzantium was always lurking off to the side, and I thought, ‘There has to be something there.’” Professor Warren Woodfin joins the show to talk about guest curating…

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Podcast 133 – What If We Give It Away?

Virtual Memories Show #133: Stona Fitch/Rory Flynn – What If We Give It Away? “One of my favorite things is to take a character, figure out what’s most important to them, and then take it away and see what they do.” Stona Fitch joins the show to talk about balancing his careers as a novelist,…

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Podcast 132 – Rootless People

Virtual Memories Show #132: Christopher Bollen – Rootless People “I wanted to be a writer since I knew that I couldn’t be a detective.” We close out the summer of 2015 with a great summer novel, Orient (Harper) by Christopher Bollen! We talk about his new book, the difference between a “smart murder mystery” and…

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