8. Carrying the Fire / City of Girls.

Michael joins his name-twin on the greatest adventure undertaken by humankind and finds him companionable, warm, and wise in Carrying the Fire, while Emily breaks down the walls of the “chick lit” ghetto to revel in City of Girls, a surprising story of feminine sexual liberation. They talk about utopian projects, the curse of popularity, non-traditional chosen families, and the value of blending the sciences and the humanities.

Show Notes.

Carrying the Fire by Michael Collins.

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert.

Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner.

Dear Columbia, Michael Collins’s short personal reflection on Columbia, the command module he piloted in orbit around the moon.

Michael Collins narrates a Google Doodle for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar mission.

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