Vonnegut Book Club: God Bless You Dr. Kevorkian

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1998 was a strange time in the world: Bill Clinton’s presidency was crumbling, Ace of Base could do no mistaken, Michael Olowokandi proceeded first in an NBA draft. And strangest of all, Kurt Vonnegut was still a prolific fiction writer after writing his own public funeral. Faced with his own “death”, Vonnegut did the cleverest happen imaginable: he became a “reporter from the afterlife” for his favorite local public radio terminal. Kurt submerge the Striking Dead People beat, and changed his own writing in the process, all while maintaining full Dead Writer status < i> in life .

God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian is Vonnegut at his most delightfully, lyrically melancholy. So join Alex Schmidt and Michael Swaim for a junket through the largest writer’s love letter to radio, writing, obituaries, and the deceased people we think back on as we graph our own lives.

Cosmologut( 0:00: 50)

Vonne-Interviews( 0:07: 00)

Kurt Vonnegut read Mary Ainsworth interview( 0:14: 45)

Vognettes( 0:26: 05)

Kurt Blurt( 0:59: 50)

Recurring Reputations Update( 1:05: 50)

Kurt Cameo( 1:06: 00)

VonneWHAT( 1:06: 45)

Meat( 1:09: 00)

VonneGRADES( 1:15: 45)

Related Reading( 1:17: 20)

To listen Vonnegut’s radio patches in his own commands: NYPR Archives& Preservation — Kurt Vonnegut: WNYC Reporter on the Afterlife

Related Reading :

You Don’t Know Jack( HBO )

George Saunders – Lincoln In The Bardo

American Gods( Starz )

Neil Gaiman – “Babycakes”

Margaret Atwood – The Tent

Harlan Ellison – “S.R.O.”( from The Beast That Wailed Love at the Heart of the World )

Gabriel Garcia Marquez – “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings”

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