Month: January 2017

Episode 203 – Ben Yagoda

Virtual Memories Show 203: Ben Yagoda “It’s fun for me to find stories that haven’t been told and tell them for the first time.” Author Ben Yagoda joins the show to talk about teaching journalism, 40 years (!) of writing language columns, the influence of Harry Potter own his students, the history of the memoir,…

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Episode 202 – Karen Green

Virtual Memories Show 202: Karen Green “My plan is to make this a research destination for comics studies, especially as they relate to comics in New York City.” Karen Green, Curator of the Comics and Cartoons collection at Columbia University, joins the show to talk about her secret origin! How did she go from bartender…

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Episode 201 – Brad Gooch

Virtual Memories Show 201: Brad Gooch “Rumi has the reputation of tinkling wind-chimes, but at the center is the pain of separation, both personally with Shams of Tabriz, and the human condition of separation with God.” Brad Gooch returns to the show to talk about his new book, Rumi’s Secret: The Life of the Sufi…

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Episode 200 – Thomas Dolby

Virtual Memories Show #200: Thomas Dolby “I’m never happier than when I’m out in my converted lifeboat studio staring out over the North Sea, playing with sounds. I prefer sounds to people.” Two-hundred episodes!? Who’d’a thunk it? My guest for this special anniversary show is musician, tech entrepreneur, professor and now memoirist Thomas Dolby! We…

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Episode 199 – Michael Tisserand

Virtual Memories Show #199: Michael Tisserand “I always feel like Herriman’s a a step ahead of me. When I read Krazy Kat I think I know what I’m reading; the next week I read the same strip and I realize I’m reading something different than I thought I was reading.” For our 199th episode, Michael…

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