2018

Chico MacMurtrie

Chico MacMurtrie discusses his robotic project Border Crossers. We talk about molecular level, not knowing and the moment when machines come to life. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/eja8er31rd0tli3t7ug0hguqtnoga276.mp3 Download Audio  

Valentine’s Day + Writers + Dogs + Cats

Does your cat write love letters? Does your dog write odes? Please join us today to hear George Cooper, Lillian Li, Ali Shapiro, Stephanie Douglass Carpenter, Gina Brandolino and Jim Shepard read dog and cat poems and more. And…the world premiere of Maybe by Home:George. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/uzgasnsymoozpbk391kofxhftow6mrnt.mp3 Download Audio

Russell Thorburn

Russell Thorburn reads from Somewhere We’ll Leave the World (Wayne State University Press 2017).  We talk about wandering, Philip Levine, and garage bands.  We also talk about being haunted by Lake Superior and being poet laureate emeritus of the Upper Peninsula.    https://umich.box.com/shared/static/huygrgf1b5wy9w38ujz5f5j6qao4t87q.mp3 Download Audio  

Nate Staniforth

Magician Nate Staniforth reads from his first book Here Is Real Magic (Bloomsbury 2018). We talk about believing you can write, finding an agent, and the wonder of magic. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/iab0a217i6syghyy1hhovt9s34ubdrtb.mp3 Download Audio

Tiya Miles

Tiya Miles reads from The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits (The New Press 2017). We talk about researching long term projects, what is missing from historical record,  and street names.  We also talk about renegades, the underground railroad,maps and work on the river. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/bi4va3kosd34kacu8m1ynirx0ts0fq9z.mp3 Download Audio  

Chloe Benjamin

Chloe Benjamin reads from her second novel The Immortalists (Putnam 2018). We talk about not knowing, mystery, immersive atmosphere and magic. In the second half of the program, we hear two poems from Raymond McDaniel’s new collection The Cataracts and the audio from Situation 7 by Claudia Rankine and John Lucas.   https://umich.box.com/shared/static/p1ker464mbpqbkswbntmv4i044o80pyg.mp3 Download Audio To head to Chloe Benjamin’s website, …

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Jason De León

Jason De León talks about his book The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail (University of California Press 2015).  We talk about the Undocumented Migration Project, archeology, violence, the desert, and Drive-By Truckers. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/vo1qjsu0qljbdhjsn8c6qsmlge7yn2i5.mp3 Download Audio

Jennifer Traig

Guest host Amanda Uhle talks with Jennifer Traig, author of Devil in the Details: Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood, Well Enough Alone: A Cultural History of My Hypochondria, editor of The Autobiographer’s Handbook and many other titles. Her upcoming book is a cultural history of parenting, due out in 2019. A memoirist, humorist, editor, and a self-possessed craft addict with …

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