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Episode 471 – Glenn Kurtz

With Bianca Stigter’s documentary, , on the festival circuit, author and inadvertent historian joins the show to talk about his 2014 book (FSG), the vibrant Jewish life in prewar Polish Nasielsk, and all that was lost and all that he found • More…

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Episode 470 – David Thomson

With his new book (Yale University Press), legendary film critic & writer explores the intersection of disaster-as-entertainment and disaster-as-real-life. We get into how the imminent destruction from catastrophes like the pandemic, climate…

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Episode 469 – Raman Sehgal

With his new book, , marketing entrepreneur (& longtime pal) explores what it really means to learn from your mistakes. We talk about the failures and missteps that helped him build a successful marketing & design agency in , what he learned…

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Episode 468 – Wallis Wilde-Menozzi

Author, poet and translator returns to the show to explore her new memoir/meditation, (FSG). We talk about the uses and abuses of silence, the magic of herons, what it takes for the voiceless to find a voice, the nature of censorship (both external…

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Episode 467 – Ken Krimstein

With his new book, (Bloomsbury), cartoonist recreates a lost world, bringing to life the true stories of Jewish youth in 1930s Lithuania, preserved in anonymous submissions for a contest. We talk about the circuitous, perilous history of the stories…

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Episode 466 – Gil Roth and Aaron Finkelstein

Virtual Memories Show 466: Gil Roth and Aaron Finkelstein “Once you start stripping away the things you were using to distract yourself, and you’re stuck with what’s left, you see what really matters & what you reinvent to start distracting yourself again.” Our final guest of the year is . . . me! I invited…

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Episode 466 – Gil Roth and Aaron Finkelstein

Our final guest of the year is . . . me! I invited my long-time pal to interview me as we close out 2021. We talk about my newfound sense of mortality and the invention of new distractions, what I’ve learned from doing remote podcasts during the…

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Episode 465 – The Guest List 2021

Virtual Memories Show: The Guest List 2021 It’s time for our year-end Virtual Memories Show tradition: The Guest List! I reached out to 2021’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 2022! Thirty guests responded with…

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Episode 465 – The Guest List 2021

Thirty of this year’s Virtual Memories Show guests tell us about the favorite books they read in 2021 and the books they hope to get to in 2022! Guests include Jonathan Baylis, Zoe Beloff, Jacques Berlinerblau, Anne Cattaneo, Michael DeForge, Shary…

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Episode 464 – Nora Krug

Virtual Memories Show 464: Nora Krug “I’ve been using illustration as a form of research, trying to figure out what kind of traces war and history leave on us, and how our thinking and feeling is impacted over the course of decades and centuries, based on the political experience we have as people and as…

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Episode 464 – Nora Krug

Artist, illustrator & author rejoins the show to talk about her work on the new Graphic Edition of Timothy Snyder’s (Ten Speed Press). We get into how the project originated and how illustrating On Tyranny compelled her to live up to its…

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Episode 463 – Sophia Glock

Virtual Memories Show 463: Sophia Glock “My dad taught me that nobody’s watching you; they’re all thinking about themselves. There’s a lot of freedom in that.” With her wonderful new YA graphic memoir PASSPORT (Little, Brown Young Readers), Sophia Glock recounts a key moment from her teenage years: the discovery that her parents were intelligence…

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