Give Me Another Tarantula

Give Me Another Tarantula Human Voices Wake Us

  • What happens when two comedians lose all their confidence when they meet in an elevator?
  • What is the happiest story you can think of (hint: it almost always comes from childhood)?
  • How lucky was Shakespeare to have been born just at the time when the translation of Latin literature became all the rage in England?
  • What do Shakespeare’s Macbeth and the French photographer Eugene Atget have in common… and are you, dear listener out there, an autodidact?
  • And are you someone like William H. Macy in the movie Magnolia, who has “a lot of love to give?” And are you like van Gogh, who knows he has a purpose, but can’t find it yet?

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