Big Mood Little Mood

Plagiarist Nation

Talking gun running, plagiarizing online, and a deep dive into guest Divya Victor’s book, CURB.


Episode Notes

Danny Lavery welcomes Divya Victor, a poet, author, and associate professor of English at Michigan State University. She recently published CURB, which documents how immigrants and Americans navigate the liminal sites of everyday living.

Lavery and Victor tackle two letters: First, from a writer who is wondering how to tell her friend that she may have married a criminal. The second is wondering if she should just fail most of her students, since online classes have made it easier to plagiarize.

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Production by Phil Surkis.


About the Show

Every week, Danny M. Lavery brings on a guest to answer questions from listeners before diving into conversation about relationships, dissatisfaction, drives, regrets, estrangement, embarrassment, self-assessments, and feelings from the monumental to the minute.

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