David Shields, Wood Type Historian (Tiny Typecast)
The Tiny Typecast
David Shields is the preeminent expert on the history of wood type, and currently the chair of the Department of Graphic Design at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, where he teaches design. David previously taught at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was the Design Custodian of the Rob Roy Kelly American Wood Type Collection. David has engaged in extensive studies of the history of wood type production in America and Europe, as well as actively using historical type in printing. He produced the reproduction edition of American Wood Type: 1828–1900.His work provides an invaluable tool to historian and to printers, by helping people track down the provenance of type and re-assemble sets of type that have been scattered. By educating people about historic wood type, he makes it more likely that it will continue to be cherished, retained, studied, and used. David is also always looking for the people behind the type. David’s research has helped him identify the people who worked in many wood-type companies, and even tie particular workers to fonts of type.
David Shields & Nick Toti (The Very Last Interview)
David Shields has given hundreds of interviews to promote his 22 books on everything from race to sports to sex to J.D. Salinger to Donald Trump. He's kept a record of every question, and uses those questions in the literary collage of his 23rd book, The Very Last Interview.Director Nick Toti and screenwriter Rachel Kempf (who are married) set out to turn the book into a movie, and succeeded. "The Very Last Interview" arrived late last year, and is set around Christmas — though the book has nothing to do with the holidays. It's a daring, challenging adaptation, in which Shields endures probing-to-cruel questions that also serve as a searing monologue. The film questions the motivations of Shields (played by Chris Doubek) and his interviewer (Ashley Spillers), and in this talk we examine the "perverse dialectic" between interviewers and interviewees. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Distillers Talk #42 (Talk about Bourbon, Whiskey, Moonshine & More) - David Shields, Food Historian
Christi Atkinson and Alan Bishop interview David Shields, Food Historian discussing heritage grains and selection for distilling over the years. Links: ABV Network Shop: https://shop.abvnetwork.com/ Our Club: https://www.abvnetwork.com/club Challenge Coin Challenges: https://www.abvnetwork.com/coin Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theabvnetwork Check us out at: abvnetwork.com. Join the revolution by adding #ABVNetworkCrew to your profile on social media.
Episode 247: The Very Last Interview: with David Shields, Nick Toti, and Rachel Kempf
Give and Take
My guests are David Shields, Nick Toti, and Rachel Kempf. We talk about The Very Last Interview (Shields' forthcoming book), film-adapted by Toti and Kempf and released this month. Shields is the author of over twenty books including Reality Hunger, Other People, How Literature Saved My Life, The Trouble with Men, That Thing You Do With Your Mouth, etc. While The Very Last Interview will not be released until early 2022 by New York Review Books, Toti released the 30 minute short earlier this month via Vimeo. Special Guests: David Shields, Nick Toti, and Rachel Kempf.
In 2018, essayist David Shields wrote Nobody Hates Trump More Than Trump: An Intervention (Thought Catalog). For Election Day 2020, we decided to revisit that book, how he would write it differently now, and why Trump is the Bizarro World's Personal Essayist #1. I prompt David with the adventitious sight of a car that bore the message, "Compassion Is Another Word For Control," and we go off to the conversational races, talking politics, the superior messaging tactics of the right-wing, concerns about far-left cultural policies, faith in radical skeptical intelligence, the absence of reality hunger vis-a-vis the history of America, why rage isn't a primary emotion but rather a cover for fear and pain, the lessons of Howard Stern, and why "An Intervention" is not for Trump but for the American people. Follow David on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram • More info at our site • Support The Virtual Memories Show via Patreon or Paypal
David Shields is an American writer and filmmaker who uses collage to destabilize genre. He is the author of twenty-two books, including Reality Hunger and The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead and the director of Lynch: A History.Visit us on Twitter - twitter.com/geekvibesnationWebsite - https://geekvibesnation.com#Interview #MarshawnLynch #PodcastSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/geek-vibes-nation/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Episode 223: Pre and Post President Trump, with Bradley S. Klein and David Shields
Give and Take
My guests are Bradley S. Klein and David Shields. Klein has played golf with Trump, written about him as a sports journalist and consulted on his golf courses. David Shields has written one of the most provocative and revealing books about Trump, Nobody Hates Trump More Than Trump. If you're looking for an interesting Trump conversation in the midst of Corona, this is it. Special Guests: Bradley S. Klein and David Shields.