Month: September 2020

Episode 400 – Michael Musto

Virtual Memories Show 400: Michael Musto “I learned you have to only interview people you love, really do your research so you’re not asking them obvious questions, and treat it like a conversation, so you can get something human out of them, something spontaneous.” Legendary entertainment columnist Michael Musto joins the show to talk about…

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Episode 399 – Sheila Williams

Virtual Memories Show 399: Sheila Williams With her new fantastic short story anthology, Entanglements: Tomorrow’s Lovers, Families, and Friends (MIT Press), editor Sheila Williams brings together a panoply of voices to explore how technology and scientific advances have on the deepest human relationships. We talk about Sheila’s nearly 40 years editing science fiction stories at…

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Episode 398 – R Sikoryak

Virtual Memories Show 398: R. Sikoryak “I really wanted to make a book where anyone could pick it up and say, ‘That’s something I know!’, whether it’s something from a bumper sticker or a comic that they avidly read.” Cartoonist R. Sikoryak rejoins the show to talk about his new book, Constitution Illustrated (Drawn &…

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Episode 397 – Daniel Mendelsohn

Virtual Memories Show 397: Daniel Mendelsohn “Each of my four books is secretly exploring a genre: lyric, epic, novel, and I’m not even sure what this one is, but I wrote it entirely to please myself.” With Three Rings: A Tale of Exile, Narrative, and Fate (UVA Press), Daniel Mendelsohn has written one of my…

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Episode 396 – Keith Knight

Virtual Memories Show 396: Keith Knight “There have been plenty of woke moments throughout my life, but the police incident in San Francisco made me double and triple down the work I did about it.” To celebrate the launch of WOKE, his fantastic new comedy series on Hulu, Keith Knight rejoins the show! A lot…

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Episode 395 – Derf Backderf

Virtual Memories Show 395: Derf Backderf “There have been a lot of stories written about Kent State, but I was going to tell it through the eyes and the experiences of the four people we lost that day.” With Kent State: Four Dead In Ohio (Abrams ComicArts), Derf Backderf not only creates a graphic history…

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Episode 394 – Henri Cole

Virtual Memories Show 394: Henri Cole “My poems are a kind of transcript of life as it is lived.” Poet Henri Cole joins the show to celebrate his brand-new collection, Blizzard: Poems (FSG). We get into his evolution as a poet over the 10 volumes he’s published to date, the transformative year he spent in…

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