Month: July 2020

Episode 387 – Benjamin Taylor

Virtual Memories Show 387: Benjamin Taylor “I had a reverent feeling about the writers of that generation. They were little children in the Great Depression, and they saw fear in their parents’ eyes, and it made workhorses of them.” Author, editor & memoirist Benjamin Taylor joins the show to talk about his wonderful new memoir,…

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Episode 386 – Judy Gold

Virtual Memories Show 386:Judy Gold “Don’t tell me what I’m allowed to talk about. There’s no growth without discourse. When you start shutting people up, that’s the end of evolution.” Comedian, actress and Emmy-winning TV writer Judy Gold joins the show to celebrate her brand new book, Yes, I CAN Say That: When They Come…

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Episode 385 – Ellen Lindner

Virtual Memories Show 385: Ellen Lindner “Women have always played baseball; it just hasn’t been discussed. In the late 19th century, in concert with American imperialism, white men looked at baseball and said, ‘This is something we want for ourselves.’” Batter up! Let’s celebrate Major League Baseball’s 2020 Opening Day by talking with cartoonist, illustrator…

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Episode 384 – Adrian Tomine

Virtual Memories Show 384: Adrian Tomine “For all those years, one of the main questions in my mind was: What is my own style? What isn’t a hodgepodge of things I’ve borrowed from my heroes? With this book, it felt like a great opportunity to probe that and challenge myself to investigate that.” Cartoonist and…

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Episode 383 – Everett Glenn

Virtual Memories Show 383: Everett Glenn “My motivation? Kinda cookie-cutter: Desperate person doesn’t want to die of alcoholism, writes instead. That’s the blurb.” Artist, cartoonist, and clotheshorse Everett Glenn joins the show from Berlin to talk about how narrating his life as a story helped him make (some) sense of his fragmented, chaotic upbringing (he…

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Episode 382 – John Vercher

Virtual Memories Show 382: John Vercher “Growing up mixed-race, there’s a lot of soul-searching and identity-searching, and when you’re asked often enough ‘What are you?’, you start to ask that question of yourself.” With Three Fifths (Agora), debut author John Vercher explores race and representation in a taut crime novel. We get into Black identity…

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Episode 381 – Zena Hitz

Virtual Memories Show 381: Zena Hitz “The forms of learning for its own sake that happen in ordinary life are more fundamental than the professional versions.” Author & St. John’s College tutor Zena Hitz joins the show to talk about her wonderful new book, Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life (Princeton…

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