Month: May 2021

Episode 436 – Dmitry Samarov

Virtual Memories Show 436: Dmitry Samarov “Basically I didn’t have to make anything up. I’ve never understood why anybody has to make anything up. The world is so weird, and the stories you get by shutting up and listening are all you’ll ever need.” With his new book OLD STYLE, artist & author Dmitry Samarov…

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Episode 435 – Dorothy Gallagher

Virtual Memories Show 435: Dorothy Gallagher For my first in-person podcast since March 2020 (!), I talked with writer, memoirist & biographer Dorothy Gallagher about her beautiful new collection, Stories I Forgot To Tell You (NYRB). We get into the 2010 death of her husband, literary editor & raconteur Ben Sonnenberg, and how it took…

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Episode 434 – Karl Stevens

Virtual Memories Show 434: Karl Stevens Cartoonist & illustrator Karl Stevens rejoins the show to celebrate his new book, Penny: A Graphic Memoir (Chronicle Books), in which Karl explores the inner life of his eponymous cat Penny. We get into the challenges of realistically drawing a tortoiseshell cat (and writing her existentialist thoughts), the book’s…

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Episode 433 – Darryl Cunningham

Virtual Memories Show 433: Darryl Cunningham “I’m critical of the super-wealthy, but not that critical of capitalism. It’s not wrong, but it needs restructuring to serve as many people as possible, and not be a way for the super-wealthy to siphon off as much as possible.” With the new edition of Billionaires: The Lives of…

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