Ep. 9: Satire, Slaughterhouses, & Scribbles
March 21, 2022
In a world that seems to be constantly stricken by war, poverty, and suffering, we might find ourselves asking: Is life a series of accidents or is there a meaning to it all? Kurt Vonnegut Jr., as absurd, hilarious, and eccentric as his writing could be, offered a refreshingly humanistic perspective on some of life’s deepest agonies and most joyous mysteries, setting himself apart from the nihilistic worldviews embraced by so many of his postmodernist contemporaries. In this episode, the girls discuss Vonnegut’s life, his philosophy and writing (as well as his infamous doodles), and the legacy he has left behind.