As soon as I heard that MSNBC journalist, Irin Carmon, and Shana Knizhnik, creator of the Internet sensation Notorious RBG Tumblr planned to co-author a book about the formidable Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, I was relentless in my goal to get one of them on the show! Apparently hard work pays off, because we were lucky enough to have Irin join us this week.
Irin talks about their book, Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, which incorporates all the cheeky creativity of the wildly popular blog with Irin’s touch of precise writing and insight. As if that weren’t enough – there are as rap lyrics, illustrations of RBG working out, biographical photographs and legal luminaries translating many of her most famous Supreme Court descents. This conversation is why this podcast exists. It was an honor to talk to Irin, who has devoted her career to illuminating women’s rights, and who now pays homage to one women who’s paved the way for us all. If you don’t know much about the life and work of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, this is one not to miss!
Irin Carmon is an MSNBC national reporter. Co-author of the NOTORIOUS RBG. Visiting Fellow at Yale Law School’s Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice.