Willard Spiegelman

Episode 299 – The Guest List and Bill Kartalopoulos

Virtual Memories Show: The Guest List 2018 and Bill Kartalopoulos Comics scholar (and curator, and editor, and educator) Bill Kartalopoulos joins the show to talk about his role as the series editor of Best American Comics (HMH)! We get into the process of winnowing down the year’s best, working with a new guest editor each…

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Episode 258 – Willard Spiegelman

Virtual Memories Show 258: Willard Spiegelman “When you review old pieces, you have a double-sided response: On the one hand, it’s ‘Gosh, how was I so smart? How could I write such a beautiful sentence?’ On the other hand, it’s ‘Gosh, what a piece of crap! How I could I be so banal, so jejune,…

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Episode 197 – The Guest List 2016

Virtual Memories Show #197: The Guest List 2016 It’s time for our year-end Virtual Memories Show¬†tradition: The Guest List! I reached out to 2016’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 2017! More than 30 responded…

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Episode 195 – Thanksgiving 2016

For Thanksgiving this year, I decided to eschew the regular interview-based podcast and ask all of my past guests what they’re thankful for. Since it’s a mere couple of weeks from the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, responses were all over the spectrum. Listen to the show via MP3 download or on iTunes! Here’s everyone who…

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Episode 185 – Willard Spiegelman

Virtual Memories Show #185: Willard Spiegelman “It’s an existential question, not a historical one: what kinds of places make you feel at home? Some people feel at home nowhere, and some feel at home everywhere. I’m myself, wherever I am.” Willard Spiegelman returns to the show to talk about his wonderful new essay¬†collection, Senior Moments:…

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