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Shary Flenniken - from the Archive

Airs at: Thu, 05/14/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Shary Flenniken is one of the most influential figures in the history of underground comics.  Her comic Trots & Bonnie burst onto the pages of the National Lampoon in the early 1970's, and with its mix of radical politics, coy sexuality, absurd situations, approachable ... Read more

Bubblegum by Adam Levin

Airs at: Thu, 05/14/2020 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
Host Ken Jones talks with Adam Levin, author of the new novel Bubblegum, from Doubleday. Adam’s work includes the novel The Instructions and the story collection Hot Pink. He's been a New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award winner, a recipient of a National Endow... Read more

The Well Read Red

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Today the Well-Read Red contrasts two essays about pandemics. Both draw on the same historical and literary sources, but derive utterly different conclusions from them. Our Well Read Red finds this fascinating and asks why Orhan Pamuk, Nobel Prize-winning Turkish author, an... Read more

Wild Life

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Molly Gloss’s novel Wild Life, the story of a writer of women’s adventure stories who becomes lost in the woods, and who survives only with the aid of a family of human-like creatures. It is also a book about writing and especially women’s wr... Read more

Another World is Possible

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
With this segment we inaugurate a new feature. In the first installment, Norm discusses some of the questions that arise in thinking about social and economic alternatives and how utopian and dystopian literature illuminate these. As illustration, Patricia Kullberg reads fr... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 11, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 05/11/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Today’s Old Mole is hosted by Norm Diamond. Norm starts things off with a personal credo about what the Mole stands for. The show continues with the following segments:   Another World Is Possible: With this segment we inaugurate a new feature. In the first installment, N... Read more

Hannah Lillith Assadi and Achy Obejas on Take Us To A Better Place

Airs at: Thu, 05/07/2020 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
Host Ken Jones talks with Hannah Lillith Assadi and Achy Obejas, contributors to the story anthology Take Us To A Better Place, published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. You can download a free copy of the ebook at https://www.rwjf.org/fiction. Hannah Lillith Assadi... Read more

May the Fourth: Octavia's Brood and the Politics of Sci-Fi

Airs at: Mon, 05/04/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
In a two-part segment, we first hear political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal reflect on the popularity of Star Wars as a political myth of imperial innocence in post-Vietnam America.* This is followed by Joe Clement talking with science fiction scholar and activist Walidah Imari... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 4, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 05/04/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Joe Clement hosts this special May the 4th Old Mole Variety Hour and we hear: Planet of the Humans: Jan Haaken and Bill Resnick critically review the new documentary, "Planet of the Humans" -- directed by Jeff Gibbs and executively produced/promoted by Michael Moore. Releas... Read more

Midnight Collages from Kill Ugly Radio

Airs at: Tue, 04/28/2020 at 12:00am - 3:00am
12:00AM: Kill Ugly Radio Part One: The Shifting Realities of Philip K. Dick Mediascape collage of the life, times and fiction (and fictionalized life and times) of the visionary science fiction author Philip K. Dick. Sources: Films: The Penultimate Truth of Philip K. Dic... Read more