28. Future Nostalgia. [Dan Kois.]

Dan Kois is an editor at Slate and a contributing writer to the New York Times magazine. He's the author of Facing Future, a book in the 33⅓ series of music criticism, and the co-author (with Isaac Butler) of The World Only Spins Forward, an oral history of the play Angels in America, a winner of a Stonewall Book Honor from the ALA. His memoir of parenting around the world, How to Be a Family, will be published in September 2019 by Little, Brown.

Dan and Michael talk about mixtape evangelism, the discomfort of growth, celebrating difference, first concerts, and creating memories.

Dan’s Five Songs.

A Perfect Circle [MTV Unplugged] by R.E.M.
Strange Loop by Liz Phair.
Deeper Into Movies by Yo La Tengo.
Follow Your Arrow by Kacey Musgraves.
Green Light by Lorde.

Show Notes.

How to Be a Family. Dan’s book about his family’s year-long trip around the world.

Facing Future. Dan’s 33⅓ book about Israel Kamakawiwo’ole.

The World Only Spins Forward. Dan's book with Isaac Butler about Angels in America.

R.E.M. vs. U2. Dan’s early essay about the rivalry he perceived between U2 and R.E.M.

Slate Podcast Mom and Dad are Fighting.

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