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Episode 416 – Wendung

Virtual Memories Show 416: Wendung “At 50, everyone has the face he deserves,” said George Orwell, but he died at 47, so what does he know? To celebrate turning 50, I use an obscure Woody Allen movie to talk about why I can’t take stock of my life. Then the good part: I ask nearly…

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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 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 139 – Derf Backderf

Virtual Memories Show #139: Derf Backderf “My art has become good enough to tell the stories I want to tell. I’m a broken down punk rock geezer, but I’m still a relatively young cartoonist. I’ve only been doing long-form comics since 2010.” Live from CXC!¬†Derf Backderf made a mid-career course correction, going from alt-weekly cartoons…

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