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Local Made Good: Improv Asylum's "Vanity Project"

Local Made Good: Improv Asylum's "Vanity Project"

Chet Harding is the co-founder and co-owner of Boston’s Improv Asylum, and he’s at the helm of the comedy improv club’s newest venture- a sketch comedy television show called “Vanity Project” that airs Saturdays at midnight on WCVB-TV (Channel 5). Evan Kaufman, one of the writers and actors on “Vanity Project”, also joins us.
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Thursday, July 5, 2012       Listen 897
*Originally aired 11/02/12
Walter Mosley on The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey


Walter MosleyLate last year, Walter Mosley joined us to talk about his latest novel, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey. Mosley’s protagonist, Ptolemy Grey, is an old, ailing recluse living in a dump of a cluttered apartment. His mind, on a downward spiral of dementia, is equally cluttered with a mashup of memories: the death of his wife, the lynching of a friend, his service in World War II. Then everything changes when he’s offered a Faustian bargain—a drug that will restore his brain in exchange for a shorter life. He takes the plunge, hoping mental clarity will help him solve a murder. Though Mosley may be best known for detective novels, his writing spans all genres: literary fiction, science fiction, crime and social commentary. In The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Mosely uses threads from all of these styles to tell the story of mortality and morality. 

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