VF033: Gray Basnight & Michael DeSanto

Gray Basnight and Mike DeSanto met at George Washington University in the 1970s where they were studying theatre. Now, 40 years later, Gray is a published author based in NYC and Mike owns Phoenix Books here in Burlington. Like Gray’s new book, Flight of the Fox, we discuss American History from the formation of the FBI to Vietnam to 9/11. Basnight will be making an appearance at Phoenix on Thursday, September 13.

VF032: Kathryn Blume

Kathryn Blume is currently advocating cannabis awareness through Heady Vermont where she draws on her experience as an actor, playwright, environmental activist, and even game designer. We talk about the global performance of the anti-war Lysistrata Project, her self-designed Yale degree, and her recipe for recovering from a burst appendix: pot, Netflix, and a cat.

VF031: Conor Lastowka

RiffTrax writer Conor Lastowka has made a career out of poking fun at movies and books and, well, pretty much anybody who takes themselves too seriously. In addition to Rifftrax, he performs at Vermont Comedy Club, co-hosts a podcast with Mike Nelson of MST3K fame, and has published two novels – Gone Whalin’ and Pole Vault Championship of the Entire Universe.

VF029: Tim Bridge

Tim Bridge, a talented and very busy comedian, jumps between improv, sketch, stand-up, and talking about movies. He won the Vermont’s Funniest Comedian contest in 2017 and performs regularly around the state. Tim and I talk about the stupidity of competitions, how great dogs are, and running his monthly Pullin’ Yo Chain stand-up showcase.

VF028: Corrine Yonce

Corrine Yonce is a painter and radio-maker. Her “Voices of Home” series combines the two featuring interviews with and paintings of local people in subsidized housing. She is also a cross-country cyclist (literally!). We talk about her harrowing trip from Maine to California and its lasting impact on her life and work.