1998 was a strange time in the world: Bill Clinton’s presidency was crumbling, Ace of Base could do no bad, Michael Olowokandi departed firstly in an NBA draft. And strangest of all, Kurt Vonnegut was still a prolific myth scribe after writing his own public funeral. Fronted 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 encompassed the Noticeable 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 ghoulish. So join Alex Schmidt and Michael Swaim for a errand through the great writer’s love letter to radio, writing, eulogies, and the deceased beings we think back on as we planned our own lives.

Cosmologut( 0:00: 50)

Vonne-Interviews( 0:07: 00)

Kurt Vonnegut predict 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 fragments in his own paroles: 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 Hollered Love at the Heart of the World )

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

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