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grad school vonnegut

Sep 18, 2020

Gerry and Aaron tackle Vonnegut's 1971 play Happy Birthday, Wanda June in their most dramatic episode ever! Come for the Theatre of the Absurd, stay for snippets from Aaron's dissertation on American fantasies of Africa...


Sep 8, 2020

This week, on Grad School Vonnegut: After Dark, Aaron and Gerry talk Deadeye Dick with Bee Gabriel! Check out Bee's Twitter! Check out their Patreon! Sorry about the audio in just a few places; we were working with a truly messed-up record on one of the tracks and did our best...


Sep 1, 2020

Gerry and Aaron discuss 1979's Jailbird! Labor, prison, massacres, communism, Reagan, Watergate, finance, Einstein, Jimmy Carter, Judas Iscariot, and Kilgore Trout, too...


Aug 22, 2020

This week Aaron and Gerry talk about 1963's Cat's Cradle with Patrick Iber, historian of 20th century Latin America and U.S. foreign relation and author of Neither Peace nor Freedom: The Cultural Cold War in Latin America! Let this be your vin-dit! Busy, busy, busy...


Aug 4, 2020

This week Gerry and Aaron talk to Adam Kotsko (author of the Awkwardness trilogy, The Prince of This World, and Neoliberalism's Demons) about Vonnegut's first published story, "Report on the Barnhouse Effect" (1950). We also talk quite a bit about Watchmen, including spoilers for the 2019-2020 HBO sequel series.