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Welcome to the Borderline, Ohio podcast! This episode introduces the podcast and plunges you right into the raw audio that forms the basis for the series.
Wherein a shared family tragedy is weaponized.
A screaming lecture a la Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? And why did we continue to take it? Why were we silent?
An audio clip from a 2009 phone call that shakes the writer's sense of who he is. Plus punk, Billy Graham, and a whispered condemnation.
How, as a writer, I kept trying to create in the blast furnace of my Mom's attacks on my work.
Was I the archangel of punk? According to my mom I was, and there was hell to pay. The full audio of my mother appears from 5:05-5:45.
Was the Clint Eastwood reference threat of violence real?
At a time when no other framework for understanding my mother makes sense, the philosopher Julia Kristeva steps in to help.