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  • Wayne talks about the bio he's writing about 18th-century English writer Samuel Johnson, "My Sam Johnson: A Biography for General Readers," to be published in 2022. More info at MySamJohnson.com
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Episodes
  • What Was Sam Up to as a Gen Z?

    Sep 24 2021

    Wayne talks about what he—Wayne—was up to in his early 20's.

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    27 mins
  • Sam's Selfies

    Sep 17 2021

    Wayne talks about the various portraits of Sam Johnson, but the discussion somehow also morphs into selfies of avocado toast and Kim Kardashian's ass, but Wayne recovers and ends up talking about the demise of literary writing. (Is that a recovery?) He ends by talking about the biography of Sam that he is writing and the website that will complement it.

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    18 mins
  • Sam and Universities

    Sep 9 2021

    Wayne talks about freedom of expression at universities, pivoting from the recent resignation of assistant professor of philosophy Peter Boghossian from Portland State University. Also: the study of Sam in English departments.

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    22 mins

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