Month: December 2020

Episode 414 – James Oseland

Virtual Memories Show 414: James Oseland “Mexico is the North American version of Italy, and Mexico City is the North American version of Rome.” For the final episode of 2020, James Oseland rejoins the show to celebrate the launch of his World Food series of cookbooks, beginning with World Food: Mexico City (Ten Speed Press)….

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Episode 413 – DW Young

Virtual Memories Show 413: DW Young “People have responded very well to The Booksellers in the pandemic moment, because it speaks to an aspect of city living that’s been denied us. It was an access point to that.” With the wonderful documentary, The Booksellers (Greenwich Entertainment), director D.W. Young celebrates the world of antiquarian books…

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Episode 412 – The Guest List

Virtual Memories Show: The Guest List 2020 It’s time for our year-end Virtual Memories Show tradition: The Guest List! I reached out to 2020’s pod-guests and asked them about the favorite book(s) they read in the past year, as well as the books or authors they’re hoping to read in 2021! Thirty guests responded with…

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Episode 411 – Lisa Kohn

Virtual Memories Show 411: Lisa Kohn “There’s nothing as intoxicating as knowing the truth (quote-unquote), and that’s what cults offer. It’s the best drug ever. Walking away from that is terrifying.” In her debut memoir, To The Moon And Back: A Childhood Under The Influence (Heliotrope Books), Lisa Kohn tells the tale of how her…

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Episode 410 – Phillip Lopate

Virtual Memories Show 410: Phillip Lopate “This book is like a tracing of American history through the essay. The essay is way to process ideas. All these problems we face in America I came to realize we had cycled through again and again: immigration, racism, sexism, disabilities. All of these questions of inclusion and exclusion…

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