HitchBOT, then discussing David Foster Wallace

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Guests: Chris Cummins, Georgia Guthrie, Christian Lorentzen, Jason Guriel

The friendly hitchhiking Canadian robot, the late hitchBOT, maybe not surprisingly was found beheaded and dismembered in Old City, Philadelphia over the weekend. We’ll talk with CHRIS CUMMINS, writer for Geekadelphia and Philebrity, about the saga of hitchBOT, and whether or not his dismemberment speaks to the character of Philly. We’ll also hear about the efforts afoot to rebuild him with GEORGIA GUTHRIE of Hacktory. Then, The End of the Tour, a new film starring Jason Segal as acclaimed author David Foster Wallace, arrived in theaters across the country on Friday. Today on Radio Times, we discuss the late author, the film, and the debate over the appropriateness of depicting Wallace on the big screen. We’ll be joined by JASON GURIEL, contributing writer to The New Republic, as well as CHRISTIAN LORENTZEN, book critic for New York Magazine, and editor at-large for London Review of Books.

 

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