Month: November 2017

Episode 246 – Eddy Portnoy

Virtual Memories Show 246: Eddy Portnoy “The Yiddish press was this place where Jews could really talk about anything in ways you wouldn’t hear them talk in public.” Yiddish scholar and raconteur Eddy Portnoy joins the show to talk about his new book, Bad Rabbi: And Other Strange but True Stories from the Yiddish Press…

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Episode 245 – Eshkol Nevo & Paul Gravett

Virtual Memories Show 245: Eshkol Nevo & Paul Gravett “I never think of writing as something where I have to achieve something or pass on a message.” Israeli author Eshkol Nevo joins the show to talk about his new novel Three Floors Up (Other Press) and how he explained it to passport control on his…

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Episode 244 – Nicholas Delbanco

Virtual Memories Show 244: Nicholas Delbanco “It’s a rare day when I’m not at my desk by 6.” He’s been blackening the blank page for more than 50 years, and now Nicholas Delbanco joins The Virtual Memories Show to talk about writing, teaching, and sleepwalking through life! We get into his new essay collection, Curiouser…

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Episode 243 – Martin Rowson

Virtual Memories Show 243: Martin Rowson “The one unforgivable crime in British public life is admitting you have no sense of humor.” “It can always get worse,” says Martin Rowson, who’s made a career out of highlighting the idiocy of politicians in his editorial cartoons. We talk about the purpose of satire, his preference for…

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