Gorshinmania!

On this, the 50th anniversary of the Beatles appearing on the Ed Sullivan show, I thought I'd share a comedy sketch that I wrote for The Madhouse Theater Company, and which they performed last month at Montgomery County Community College. (Frank Gorshin, in case you're wondering, was an impressionist who appeared on the Ed Sullivan…Read more Gorshinmania!

Interviewed by Mary L. Tabor on Rarebird Radio

Big thanks to Mary L. Tabor for interviewing me on her radio show! We talked about teaching, creativity, comedy, books, publishing, small presses, and independent bookstores, all in the space of a half-hour! Here's a link, in case you're curious: Mary L. Tabor with Marc Schuster 06/19 by rarebirdradio | Blog Talk Radio. Oh, and…Read more Interviewed by Mary L. Tabor on Rarebird Radio

The Coolest Thing You Will Ever Do In Your Life

This week's episode of my podcast is titled "The Coolest Thing You Will Ever Do In Your Life." In it, I read a piece of fiction from a work in progress and interview longtime educator Monica D'Antonio about teaching and the state of higher education in America. More or less.

Is Billy Pilgrim Crazy?

A student of mine recently asked whether Billy Pilgrim, the protagonist (for lack of a better word) of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five, has, within the context of the narrative (such as it is) really experienced a close encounter with aliens or simply lost his mind. The question is certainly valid. When I first read the…Read more Is Billy Pilgrim Crazy?