Month: March 2020

Episode 367 – Whitney Matheson

Virtual Memories Show 367: Whitney Matheson “Music, film, TV, books: those are the things that tell you when you’re a kid that there’s a world out there.” It’s the end of the world as we know it, and we feel fine! A few weeks before the COVID-19 lockdowns began, pop culture writer and REM maniac…

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Episode 366 – Sato Moughalian

Virtual Memories Show 366: Sato Moughalian “I’m not a historian. I’m a musician who’s obsessed by cultural history, and environment, and filling in gaps.” The phenomenal new book, Feast of Ashes: The Life and Art of David Ohannessian (SUP/Redwood Press), traces the history of an Armenian family from the mountainous woods of Anatolia to suburban…

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COVID-19 Bonus Mini-Episode

Virtual Memories Show: COVID-19 Bonus Mini-Episode “I’m not one to rely on outside aids, but this time I felt like that jungle rat William Burroughs mentions in Naked Lunch, just responding to a hopeless situation by dropping dead on the spot.” No conversation this time. Instead it’s me rambling on about the effects & fallout…

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Episode 365 – Ben Katchor

Virtual Memories Show 365: Ben Katchor “A dairy restaurant feels to me like an urban, walled Garden of Eden, but it’s in this world, so it gets trapped in the doings of this world.” The great cartoonist Ben Katchor rejoins the show to talk about his brand-new book, The Dairy Restaurant (Schocken), a 500-page illustrated…

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Episode 364 – Stoya

Virtual Memories Show 364: Stoya “Coming from porn you deal with a small slice of human emotion: lust, arousal, maybe some basic things. It’s a lot like sketch comedy: it runs on stereotypes and tropes.” Writer, actress and adult performer & producer Stoya joins the show to talk about her upcoming NYC theater appearance in…

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