WAMC Programs - The Book Show
4:00 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

The Book Show #1241 - Shalom Auslander

Photo by Ken Dreyfack

The new novel from Shalom Auslander includes among its characters, Anne Frank. In Hope: A Tragedy: A Novel, she survived the Holocaust and is discovered hiding in the attic of a house in rural New York State being rented by the book's main character.

Auslander is a best-selling memoirist, short story writer, and regular contributor to the public radio program This American Life. With "Hope: A Tragedy," Auslander says he set out to write a comic novel about genocide.

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The Roundtable
11:50 am
Fri April 27, 2012

Risk! True Stories Boldly Told Live

Kevin Allison (The State) joins us to talk about Risk! True Stories Boldly Told Live, which he bringing to The Linda on 4/28.

The Roundtable
10:22 am
Fri April 27, 2012

Mike Birbiglia

Birbiglia in "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend"
Joan Marcus, copyright 2011

We welcome comedian, writer, and actor, Mike Birbiglia, to the show and speak with him about his two one-man shows (Sleepwalk with Me and My Girlfriend's Boyfriend); the development of his work, and the film adaptation of Sleepwalk with Me.

The Roundtable
10:21 am
Fri April 27, 2012

Michael Ian Black

The Roundtable
3:45 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Joan Rivers at UPAC on 4/28

We are thrilled to welcome the legendary Joan Rivers to the show prior to her weekend stand-up show at UPAC in Kingston.

The Roundtable
11:25 am
Thu April 12, 2012

You Are Good at Things

Andy Selsberg (Dear Old Love) is good at things and he knows you are, too. We speak with him here about his book, You Are Good at Things: A Checklist, published by Perigee Books.

The Roundtable
2:27 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

24hr Berkshires/Capital Region Theatre Project

Kat Koppett (co-director of improve group Mopco, Mark Fleisher (Producing Artistic Director, Adirondack Theatre Festival), Leigh Strimbeck (WAM Theatre co-founder and Artistic Advisor) tell us about the second 24hr Berkshires/Capital Region Theatre Project.

The Roundtable
11:14 am
Fri March 30, 2012

The Amazing Kreskin

Mentalist, The Amazing Kreskin, is performing at The Charles R. Wood Theatre in Glens Falls, NY on March 30.

Arts & Culture
2:10 pm
Wed February 1, 2012

Chris Gethard

Sarah LaDuke speaks with Chris Gethard about his book, A Bad Idea I'm About To Do, The Chris Gethard Show, UCB, and being a loser.

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The Roundtable
12:51 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Jonathan Coulton