This is Vox Tablet, the weekly podcast of Tablet Magazine, the online Jewish arts and culture magazine that used to be known as Nextbook.org. Our archive of podcasts is available on our site, tablet2015.wpengine.com. Vox Tablet, hosted by Sara Ivry, varies widely in subject matter and sound -- one week it's a conversation with novelist Michael Chabon, theater critic Alisa Solomon, or anthropologist Ruth Behar. Another week brings the listener to "the etrog man" hocking his wares at a fruit-juice stand in a Jersualem market. Or into the hotel room with poet and rock musician David Berman an hour before he and his band, Silver Jews, head over to their next gig. Recent guests include Alex Ross, Shalom Auslander, Aline K. Crumb, Howard Jacobson, and the late Norman Mailer.
Six years ago this week, Tablet Magazine debuted, and with it, the podcast Vox Tablet. The truth is, the Vox Tablet team has been making podcasts for nearly 10 years, having started out as the Nextbook podcast and now fast approaching our 500th installment.
To celebrate this terrific accomplishment, we’ve pulled out some favorite episodes from over the years, and we’re featuring them every day for the next month, on Twitter (#VoxVault), on Facebook, and in Tablet’s daily newsletter.
To get this party started, today we share Janice Erlbaum’s 2006 story “My Cousin Melissa’s Wedding.” Erlbaum is a performer and writer—her newest book is I, Liar.