Join us as we talk to musician and lead singer of the Old 97’s, Rhett Miller. We discuss how Rhett has passed down Vonnegut’s work to his children, the banning of Rhett’s children’s poetry book, finding meaning in life through music, and what Rhett said to Vonnegut that caused him to say “I guess I’m going to hell.” Originally aired on 99.1 WQRT FM on May 7, 2022. 

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Find out more about Rhett by going to or following him on social media @rhettmiller. Visit for more information about KVML events and programs. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @VonnegutLibrary. Audio mix and editing by Nick Corey. Cover Art by Arusyak Pivazyan @bamboleiyoo.