Month: April 2016

Episode 165 – Fred Kaplan w/#NJPoet’s Corner

Virtual Memories Show #165: Fred Kaplan (& #NJPoet’s Corner) “I asked someone who had worked at Tailored Access Operations [the NSA’s black bag division], ‘I’m in your cubicle at work; what am I seeing?’ and he said, ‘I’m sitting at a monitor, and I’m typing code. And behind me is a supervisor, and behind him…

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Episode 164 – Kliph Nesteroff (& Liz Hand)

Virtual Memories Show #164: Kliph Nesteroff (& Liz Hand) “I was a Henry Morgan authority at the age of 24.” Kliph Nesteroff joins the show to talk about his new book, The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels, and the History of American Comedy (Grove Press). We discuss the evolution of comedy over the century (from vaudeville…

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Episode 163 – David Leopold

Virtual Memories Show #163: David Leopold “Hirschfeld is an artist who discovered what he wanted to do early on, and works at it his whole life and gets better and better at it.” David Leopold, author of The Hirschfeld Century: Portrait of an Artist and His Age (Knopf), joins the show to talk about the…

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Episode 162 – Phoebe Gloeckner

Virtual Memories Show #162: Phoebe Gloeckner “The enemy of the artist is self-consciousness. You can’t be writing for anyone, because that’ll paralyze you.” Phoebe Gloeckner, the author of The Diary of a Teenage Girl: An Account in Words and Pictures joins the podcast on way too little sleep to talk about transgressing borders: national borders,…

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