Episode 7: Jessica Hopper
Welcome to episode 7 of Missing Words! In this episode, we sat down with writer and journalist Jessica Hopper.
Over the years, Hopper’s work has appeared in outlets like Spin Magazine, Pitchfork, Punk Planet, GQ, and so many more. A compilation of her writing and journalism - titled The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic - was released in 2015. Hopper’s latest work is her first memoir - Night Moves, which is now available!
We discussed how the memoir came together, what keeps her in Chicago, the grittiness of the Midwest, the parallels between the early 2000s and now, and much more.
Check it out below!
The book Jessica references in this episode is The Folded Clock: A Diary by Heidi Julavits. Highly recommended!
Also, here is a link to Chicago Tribune’s article about the Trump Tower and their EPA violations in regards to the Chicago River and pollution (also mentioned in this episode).
Thank you to our friend Justin Conway for providing the music for this episode. Thanks as always to Bill Shouldis for producing.