Gil Roth

is creating podcasts about books and life

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You'll get my gratitude, access to the patron-only blog, and a listing on The Virtual Memories Show's patron-page.
$3
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All of the above, plus access to Fear of a Square Planet, the monthly patron-only podcast (if we reach our $100/month goal), and early notice about upcoming guests, so you can submit questions for them (no guarantee your question will make it into the episode)
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All of the above, plus you get early access to each week's episode (when feasible), a thank-you during each episode of The Virtual Memories Show, and JPGs of my pre-/post-interview notes.

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About



I'm Gil Roth, host of The Virtual Memories Show, a podcast about books and life -- not necessarily in that order. Since 2012, I've delivered more than 300 fascinating, face-to-face conversations with writers, artists, cartoonists, critics, musicians, and other creative people, including Clive James, Thomas Dolby, Roz Chast, Samuel R. Delany, MobyIrvine Welsh, Molly Crabapple, Harold Bloom, Jules FeifferJaime HernandezMerrill Markoe, Virginia Heffernan, Barry BlittAudrey NiffeneggerPhillip Lopate, Kyle Cassidy, Hayley Campbell, John Crowley, Tom Tomorrow, David BaerwaldCarol TylerEddie CampbellVirginia PostrelGary Clark and Drew Friedman.

The Virtual Memories Show is the definition of a labor of love.

I've been footing the bill for recording equipment and software, website- and file-hosting, travel, and coffee with the proceeds of my day job, while spending nights and weekends producing this podcast on a weekly basis. That involves booking guests, researching their work and doing a ton of reading, conducting hour-plus in-person interviews, taking guest photos, processing and editing audio files, recording introductions, writing up show notes and weekly e-blasts, and promoting episodes on Twitter, Instagram, and elsewhere.

I'm asking you to help support The Virtual Memories Show so that I can continue to bring you the illuminating conversations that you've come to expect, along with new material:
  • a quarterly patrons-only bonus podcast,
  • live podcast events,
  • an E-book series,
  • video shorts,
  • and more!
I believe there's a place for long-form, revealing conversation about books, art, comics and culture, and I believe there are enough of us out there to support a podcast like The Virtual Memories Show. I hope you'll prove me right.

--Gil Roth
Virtual Memories


(If you're uncomfortable using Patreon, you can make a donation via Paypal instead.)

Photo: "The Sorrow of the Lonely Podcaster, or, I'm Just Waiting on a Guest" by Aaron K. Finkelstein. Drawing of Poetry Ape by Roger Langridge. Design of Virtual Memories Show banner by Aaron K. Finkelstein. Design of "big square" graphic by me.
Goals
$201 of $350 per month
I'll put on a live podcast series (likely in NYC) with special guests. It'll either be patron-only, or be free for patrons (in other words, non-patrons will have to buy a ticket).
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 53 exclusive posts
7
Audio releases
27
Images
1
Link
22
Writings

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