Life Stories

by Ron Hogan

Life Stories
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 100
  • Last: 18 Dec 2017
Beatrice.com's Ron Hogan interviews memoirists about their lives and the art of writing memoir.

Episodes (100)

  • Life Stories #101: David Hallberg
    Life Stories #101: David Hallberg
    Play
    Published: 18 Dec 2017 Duration: 24:15
    I met David Hallberg at the midtown offices of the American Ballet Theater, where they’d set aside a conference room for us to talk about his new memoir, A Body of Work. It’s about his relentless quest for perfection, from his earliest day... Read more →
    I met David Hallberg at the midtown offices of the American Ballet Theater, where they’d set aside a conference room for us to talk about his new memoir, A Body of Work. It’s about his relentless quest for perfection, from his earliest day... Read more →

  • Life Stories #100: Kat Kinsman & Andrea Petersen
    Life Stories #100: Kat Kinsman & Andrea Petersen
    Play
    Published: 7 Dec 2017 Duration: 46:40
    For the 100th episode of Life Stories, the podcast where I’ve been talking to memoir writers about their lives and the art of writing memoir, I wanted to do something special. So, in the spring of 2017, I sat down with Kat Kinsman, the aut... Read more →
    For the 100th episode of Life Stories, the podcast where I’ve been talking to memoir writers about their lives and the art of writing memoir, I wanted to do something special. So, in the spring of 2017, I sat down with Kat Kinsman, the aut... Read more →

  • Life Stories #99: Lauren Marks
    Life Stories #99: Lauren Marks
    Play
    Published: 1 Dec 2017 Duration: 41:57
    Lauren Marks was an actress in her late twenties when she went to Edinburgh in 2007 to direct a friend’s play in the city’s annual Fringe Festival. One night, they went out to a bar, and she was in the midst of a karaoke number when an ane... Read more →
    Lauren Marks was an actress in her late twenties when she went to Edinburgh in 2007 to direct a friend’s play in the city’s annual Fringe Festival. One night, they went out to a bar, and she was in the midst of a karaoke number when an ane... Read more →

  • Life Stories #98: Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
    Life Stories #98: Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
    Play
    Published: 21 Nov 2017 Duration: 21:00
    When Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich was in law school, she did a summer internship at a Louisiana law firm. She was firmly against the death penalty, and then they asked if she would be prepared to work on the case of convicted child murdere... Read more →
    When Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich was in law school, she did a summer internship at a Louisiana law firm. She was firmly against the death penalty, and then they asked if she would be prepared to work on the case of convicted child murdere... Read more →

  • Life Stories #97: Andrew Forsthoefel
    Life Stories #97: Andrew Forsthoefel
    Play
    Published: 20 Nov 2017 Duration: 26:44
    As I was talking with Andrew Forsthoefel in the spring of 2017 about his 4,000-mile walk across the United States, which he writes about in Walking to Listen, I asked a kidding-but-not-kidding question: “So, what were you walking away from... Read more →
    As I was talking with Andrew Forsthoefel in the spring of 2017 about his 4,000-mile walk across the United States, which he writes about in Walking to Listen, I asked a kidding-but-not-kidding question: “So, what were you walking away from... Read more →

  • Life Stories #96: James Rhodes
    Life Stories #96: James Rhodes
    Play
    Published: 18 Nov 2017 Duration: 24:22
    In the early months of 2017, I met the British concert pianist James Rhodes, who had come to the United States to discuss Instrumental, “a memoir of madness, medication, and music” as the subtitle puts it. Rhodes has a fascinating personal... Read more →
    In the early months of 2017, I met the British concert pianist James Rhodes, who had come to the United States to discuss Instrumental, “a memoir of madness, medication, and music” as the subtitle puts it. Rhodes has a fascinating personal... Read more →

  • Life Stories #95: Lauren Collins
    Life Stories #95: Lauren Collins
    Play
    Published: 17 Nov 2017 Duration: 23:29
    Back in 2016, I had a fantastic conversation with Lauren Collins, a staff writer with The New Yorker who had just published When in French: Love in a Second Language, which is simultaneously a personal story about how Collins fell in love ... Read more →
    Back in 2016, I had a fantastic conversation with Lauren Collins, a staff writer with The New Yorker who had just published When in French: Love in a Second Language, which is simultaneously a personal story about how Collins fell in love ... Read more →

  • Life Stories #94: Okey Ndibe
    Life Stories #94: Okey Ndibe
    Play
    Published: 17 Jun 2017 Duration: 26:10
    When Okey Ndibe came to America at the end of 1988 at the invitation of fellow Nigerian Chinua Achebe to edit a magazine about African culture, nobody thought to tell him about winter. He’d read about winter in American novels, of course, ... Read more →
    When Okey Ndibe came to America at the end of 1988 at the invitation of fellow Nigerian Chinua Achebe to edit a magazine about African culture, nobody thought to tell him about winter. He’d read about winter in American novels, of course, ... Read more →

  • Life Stories #93: James Rebanks
    Life Stories #93: James Rebanks
    Play
    Published: 15 Jun 2017 Duration: 25:15
    Like many people, I first became aware of James Rebanks through his Herdwick Shepherd Twitter feed, where he posts pictures of his flock and talks about life as a farmer in England’s Lake District. When he came to the United States for the... Read more →
    Like many people, I first became aware of James Rebanks through his Herdwick Shepherd Twitter feed, where he posts pictures of his flock and talks about life as a farmer in England’s Lake District. When he came to the United States for the... Read more →

  • Life Stories #92: Thomas Dolby
    Life Stories #92: Thomas Dolby
    Play
    Published: 13 Jun 2017 Duration: 23:41
    As I mention at the beginning of this episode, my inner 13-year-old was thrilled at the opportunity to talk to Thomas Dolby about his memoir, The Speed of Sound, because I’d been a big fan of “She Blinded Me with Science” and the album it ... Read more →
    As I mention at the beginning of this episode, my inner 13-year-old was thrilled at the opportunity to talk to Thomas Dolby about his memoir, The Speed of Sound, because I’d been a big fan of “She Blinded Me with Science” and the album it ... Read more →

  • Life Stories #91: Danielle Trussoni
    Life Stories #91: Danielle Trussoni
    Play
    Published: 12 Jun 2017 Duration: 23:29
    I spoke to Danielle Trussoni about her second memoir, The Fortress, in late 2016, just a few days after the news had broken about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s marriage falling apart. The timing was apt, given that Trussoni’s book detaile... Read more →
    I spoke to Danielle Trussoni about her second memoir, The Fortress, in late 2016, just a few days after the news had broken about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s marriage falling apart. The timing was apt, given that Trussoni’s book detaile... Read more →

  • Life Stories #90: Barbara Schoichet
    Life Stories #90: Barbara Schoichet
    Play
    Published: 2 May 2017 Duration: 20:00
    Barbara Schoichet got hit with a triple whammy just before her fiftieth birthday—she lost her job at a movie studio in Los Angeles, her girlfriend left her, and then her mother died. Don’t Think Twice is the story of how she pushed back ag... Read more →
    Barbara Schoichet got hit with a triple whammy just before her fiftieth birthday—she lost her job at a movie studio in Los Angeles, her girlfriend left her, and then her mother died. Don’t Think Twice is the story of how she pushed back ag... Read more →

  • Life Stories #89: Jamie Brickhouse
    Life Stories #89: Jamie Brickhouse
    Play
    Published: 22 Feb 2017 Duration: 34:35
    I’ve known Jamie Brickhouse for a long time; in his former life as a book publicist, he was someone to whom I’d frequently reach out when I wanted to talk to… well, people like him in his current life as the author of Dangerous When Wet, “... Read more →
    I’ve known Jamie Brickhouse for a long time; in his former life as a book publicist, he was someone to whom I’d frequently reach out when I wanted to talk to… well, people like him in his current life as the author of Dangerous When Wet, “... Read more →

  • Life Stories #88: John Kaag
    Life Stories #88: John Kaag
    Play
    Published: 18 Jan 2017 Duration: 21:45
    I spoke to John Kaag about his memoir, American Philosophy, shortly after the 2016 presidential election, so although we did spend a fair amount of time talking about his personal story, and how a rare book collection tucked away in an old... Read more →
    I spoke to John Kaag about his memoir, American Philosophy, shortly after the 2016 presidential election, so although we did spend a fair amount of time talking about his personal story, and how a rare book collection tucked away in an old... Read more →

  • Life Stories #87: Barry Yourgrau
    Life Stories #87: Barry Yourgrau
    Play
    Published: 5 Oct 2016 Duration: 29:38
    Barry Yourgrau actually lives just around the corner from me in Queens, so it was absurdly easy for us to get together to chat about his memoir, Mess—and the fact that this episode was recorded in my kitchen explains the occasional traffic... Read more →
    Barry Yourgrau actually lives just around the corner from me in Queens, so it was absurdly easy for us to get together to chat about his memoir, Mess—and the fact that this episode was recorded in my kitchen explains the occasional traffic... Read more →

  • Life Stories #86: Matteson Perry
    Life Stories #86: Matteson Perry
    Play
    Published: 28 Sep 2016 Duration: 26:00
    After Matteson Perry broke up with his “Manic Pixie Dream Girl,” he realized that he’d never really not been in a serious relationship since high school, and decided it was time to get casual. Available recounts his adventures, and over th... Read more →
    After Matteson Perry broke up with his “Manic Pixie Dream Girl,” he realized that he’d never really not been in a serious relationship since high school, and decided it was time to get casual. Available recounts his adventures, and over th... Read more →

  • Life Stories #85: Kim Addonizio
    Life Stories #85: Kim Addonizio
    Play
    Published: 22 Sep 2016 Duration: 30:00
    I didn’t realize until well into my conversation with Kim Addonizio that she’d written (but never published) a full-length memoir, a straightforward narrative about the breakup of a longterm relationship, before Bukowski in a Sundress, the... Read more →
    I didn’t realize until well into my conversation with Kim Addonizio that she’d written (but never published) a full-length memoir, a straightforward narrative about the breakup of a longterm relationship, before Bukowski in a Sundress, the... Read more →

  • Life Stories #84: Emily Winslow
    Life Stories #84: Emily Winslow
    Play
    Published: 13 Jul 2016 Duration: 22:25
    In the winter of 1992, Emily Winslow was a young theater major getting ready for her next semester when she was followed into her building by a stranger who then forced his way into her apartment and raped her. Over the years, she had kept... Read more →
    In the winter of 1992, Emily Winslow was a young theater major getting ready for her next semester when she was followed into her building by a stranger who then forced his way into her apartment and raped her. Over the years, she had kept... Read more →

  • Life Stories #83: Val Wang
    Life Stories #83: Val Wang
    Play
    Published: 13 Jul 2016 Duration: 20:56
    In her memoir, Beijing Bastard, Val Wang writes about growing up as a Chinese-American and then moving to Beijing in the late 1990s: “I think a lot of people think I was looking for my roots; that’s a popular storyline for a Chinese-Americ... Read more →
    In her memoir, Beijing Bastard, Val Wang writes about growing up as a Chinese-American and then moving to Beijing in the late 1990s: “I think a lot of people think I was looking for my roots; that’s a popular storyline for a Chinese-Americ... Read more →

  • Life Stories #82: Maria Venegas
    Life Stories #82: Maria Venegas
    Play
    Published: 17 Aug 2014 Duration: 20:30
    Subscribe to Life Stories in iTunes photo: Ricco Long In this episode of Life Stories, the podcast where I talk to memoir writers about their lives and the art of writing memoir, Maria Venegas talks about Bulletproof Vest. It’s the story of... Read more →
    Subscribe to Life Stories in iTunes photo: Ricco Long In this episode of Life Stories, the podcast where I talk to memoir writers about their lives and the art of writing memoir, Maria Venegas talks about Bulletproof Vest. It’s the story of... Read more →

Related

Mental Health News Radio

by Mental Health News

Mainstream Mental Health Radio

by Mainstream Mental Health

Power Women Magazine

by Power Women Magazine

3 Women 3 Ways

by 3 Women 3 Ways

Health Media Now

by Health Media Now