June 10th, 2022 | 2 hrs 5 mins
art, censorship, culture, institutions, john berger, literature, museums, poetry, propaganda
Alice Gribbin joins me to discuss her recent essay in Tablet, "The Great Debasement," on the recent ideological transformation of our major cultural institutions.
November 2nd, 2021 | 1 hr 9 mins
addiction, alcoholism, fascism, federico garcía lorca, felicidad blanc, juan luis panero, leopoldo maría panero, leopoldo panero, literature, madness, michi panero, poetry, roberto bolaño, schizophrenia
The Panero family were literary royalty in fascist Spain; their descent into alcoholism, madness, and debauchery was the subject of the cult 1976 documentary "El desencanto." Aaron Shulman joins me to discuss his collective biography of the Paneros, "The Age of Disenchantments."