Michael Dirda

Podcast 127 – The Meandering Reflections of a Literary Sybarite

Virtual Memories Show #127: Michael Dirda – The Meandering Reflections of a Literary Sybarite “I enjoy going back to Lorain, Ohio because I’m reminded that the world of Washington and the East Coast literary establishment is a very narrow, special one that’s parochial in its own way. The rest of the world has other concerns:…

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Podcast – The Hollow Man (#100)

Virtual Memories Show: The Hollow Man It’s the ONE-HUNDREDTH EPISODE of The Virtual Memories Show! And they said it would never last! To celebrate hitting the century mark, I asked past guests, upcoming guests and friends of the show to interview me this time around! This special episode includes questions and recorded segments with Maria Alexander, Ashton Applewhite,…

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Podcast – The Guest List 2014

Virtual Memories Show: The Guest List 2014 Two years in a row? That makes The Guest List a Virtual Memories Show tradition! I reached out to 2014’s podcast guests and asked them about the favorite book(s) they read in the past year. More than 30 of them responded with a fantastic array of books. So,…

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Michael Dirda – Bookman’s Holiday

Season 4 Episode 29 Michael Dirda – Bookman’s Holiday “I see people walking their dogs and looking down at their phones. When you’re out walking your dog, you should be thinking great thoughts, or reviewing your life’s major blunders, or having some moments alone with yourself.” It’s a bookman’s life for him! I interrupted Pulitzer…

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