EPISODE 51: FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL

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    For this episode, the Disco goes back in time to 2005 for a harrowing glimpse at the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina with Sheri Fink’s Five Days at Memorial. Incredibly well researched and nuanced, Fink’s book covers disaster, death, corporate irresponsibility, legal maneuvering, and personal anxiety in the face of emergency.

    But first: the return of Bookshelf Roulette! Tod lands on a book close to home, Julia examines the simple act of “looking,” and Rider finds laughter that is contagious and dangerous.

    Why is Tod talking about huffing model glue and the Anarchist’s Cookbook?

    Only one way to find out…


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2 Responses to Episode 51: Five Days at Memorial

  • Robert Zimmermann wrote on March 18, 2014 at 5:11 //

    I just finished listening to the episode, and now I have to go find Fink’s book. I don’t normally read non-fiction, but you’ve made this one sound great.

    Thanks for another great episode!

  • Sheri Fink wrote on March 23, 2014 at 9:12 //

    Love this! Tod, you can be my groupie any time (though the glue-sniffing, parsley-smoking, object-exploding thing is a little alarming–hope you’re over all that).