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On episode 19 of Mixed Media: Award-winning poet and best-selling memoirist Mary Karr (The Liars' Club) joins us to talk about life, loneliness, sobriety, Texas and her new book, The Art of Memoir. Next, Dallas' Sarah Hamilton discusses directing Upstart Theater's new play, Dry Land, about female friendships and abortion. Finally, Chris Vognar talks with actor Matt Damon about his new movie, The Martian, and the hosts consider why Damon is a great actor, but a terrible movie star.
And on our weekly touts: Christopher Wynn is obsessed with creepy cover versions of pop songs by children's choirs. Cases in point, the Langley Schools Music Project's spin on "God Only Knows" and Scala and Kolacny Brothers' cover of Radiohead's "Creep"
Lauren Smart, in contrast, is listening to Springtime Carnivore's "Name on a Matchbook."
Sarah Hamilton is spending a lot of time at Small Brewpub in Oak Cliff.
Chris Vognar is reading Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story by David Maraniss