May 23rd, 2018 | Season 1 | 40 mins 28 secs
death, forgetting, homer, loss, memory, proust, time, virgil
Where is a memory? Is it stored inside of us, entire and complete, like a volume in a cellular archive, awaiting retrieval and rereading? Or is it a mosaic of experience fragments re-collected from bits and pieces of sensory input? Is it a feedback loop, folding now into then, truth into fiction?
December 13th, 2017 | Season 1 | 32 mins 7 secs
charles baudelaire, infinite monkeys, joan didion, liver, lynda barry, storytelling, student writing, walter benjamin
What do we do when we tell a story? What happens when we listen to a story told? Is storytelling simply an offer of entertainment or a deeply empathetic act that connects us to what it is to be the human animal? Is it a vanishing art or is it something that will always define who and what we are? And could infinite monkeys really tell a tale from Shakespeare, given infinite time?