Episode 500 – ALL The Guests

Virtual Memories Show 500:
ALL The Guests

FIVE-HUNDRED EPISODES of The Virtual Memories Show?! Let’s celebrate this milestone episode with tributes, remembrances, jokes, congrats, non-sequiturs, and a couple of songs (!) from nearly 100 of my past guests, including Maria Alexander, Jonathan Ames, Glen Baxter, Jonathan Baylis, Zoe Beloff, Walter Bernard, Sven Birkerts, Charles Blackstone, RO Blechman, Phlip Boehm, MK Brown, Dan Cafaro, David Carr, Kyle Cassidy, Howard Chaykin, Joe Ciardiello, Gary Clark, John Crowley, Ellen Datlow, Paul Di Filippo, Joan Marans Dim, Liza Donnelly, Bob Eckstein, Scott Edelman, Barbara Epler, Glynnis Fawkes, Aaron Finkelstein, Mary Fleener, Shary Flenniken, Josh Alan Friedman, Kipp Friedman, Michael Gerber, Mort Gerberg, ES Glenn, Sophia Glock, Paul Gravett, Tom Hart, Dean Haspiel, Jennifer Hayden, Glenn Head, Ron Hogan, Kevin Huizenga, Jonathan Hyman, Andrew Jamieson, Ian Kelley, Jonah Kinigstein, Kathe Koja, Ken Krimstein, Anita Kunz, Peter Kuper, Glenn Kurtz, Kate Lacour, Roger Langridge, Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn, John Leland, David Leopold, Sara Lippmann, David Lloyd, Whitney Matheson, Patrick McDonnell, Dave McKean, Scott Meslow, Barbara Nessim, Jeff Nunokawa, Jim Ottaviani, Celia Paul, Woodrow Phoenix, Darryl Pinckney, Weng Pixin, Eddy Portnoy, Virginia Postrel, Bram Presser, AL Price, Dawn Raffel, Boaz Roth, Hugh Ryan, Dmitry Samarov, Frank Santoro, JJ Sedelmaier, Nadine Sergejeff, Michael Shaw, R Sikoryak, Jen Silverman, Posy Simmonds, Vanessa Sinclair, David Small, Sebastian Smee, Ed Sorel, James Sturm, Mike Tisserand, Tom Tomorrow, Wallis Wilde-Menozzi, Kriota Willberg, Warren Woodfin, Jim Woodring, and Claudia Young. Plus, we look at back with segments from the guests we’ve lost over the years: Anthea Bell, Harold Bloom, Bruce Jay Friedman, Milton Glaser, Clive James, JD McClatchy, DG Myers, Tom Spurgeon, and Ed Ward. Here’s to another 500! Give it a listen and join the celebration!

Here’s everyone in order. The links are to their most recent appearances on the podcast (unless those appearances were part of The COVID-19 Sessions, which I’m not counting as part of the 500 episodes). For the dead, I put the year of our session in parentheses:

Enjoy the conversation! Then check out the archives for more great episodes!

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About our Host

Man, is he tired. But here’s the short-ish version:

Gil Roth is the host, producer and creator of The Virtual Memories Show, a weekly cultural conversation podcast that he launched in 2012. He’s also the President of the Pharma & Biopharma Outsourcing Association (PBOA), a nonprofit trade association he launched in 2014 to represent contract development & manufacturing organizations in the drug/vaccine sector. (CDMOs helped save the world during the pandemic, and he’s proud of that work.) Shortly after turning 50, he took up drawing and painting. He was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) in 2021, but it seems to be leaving him alone.  He lives in New Jersey with his wife, photographer Amy Roth, and their greyhound, Bendico. He made an About Me page last year; maybe you should just go read that.

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Credits: This episode’s music is Fella by Hal Mayforth, used with permission from the artist. Most of the guests submitted their own audio files or left a message on my Google Voice phone number: 973-869-9659. The conversation with Kate Lacour was recorded remotely via Zencastr. I used a Heil PR-40 Dynamic Studio Recording Microphone feeding into a Zoom PodTrak P4. All processing and editing done in Adobe Audition CC. Photo of me by me. It’s on my instagram.

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