This week we recorded live from NeueHouse Madison Square with award-winning journalist and critic Jessica Bennett, and consultant and co-host of the podcast Call Your Girlfriend, Aminatou Sow. We gathered to talk about Jessica’s new book Feminist Fight Club, an incisive guide to navigating subtle sexism at […]
Jessica Valenti has been fighting against misogyny and sexism, bravely paving the way for women online ever since she founded Feministing.com. In her memoir Sex Object, out today, she reveals how decades of harassment has shaped who she is today. In this week’s episode she talks […]
Welcome to this week’s episode! I’d like to thank Paris-based, composer and bassist, Marc Marder, for our new, elegant and ever so sexy, intro music. You’ll get a hint of his immense talent in this brief opening snippet, but you can find more about his celebrated film scores, theater music and concert pieces here.
This week, Hannah Tennant-Moore visits us in the studio to talk about her debut novel Wreck and Order, a book that beautifully captures the restlessness and angst of early adulthood. Elsie, the novel’s protagonist, may be whip smart and self-aware, but it doesn’t protect her from the type of self-destructive behavior synonymous with not really knowing who you are and what you want. As you’ll hear from the discussion, much of the novel is drawn from Hannah’s experiences living in Southern California and traveling through Sri Lanka – a place that nurtured her Buddhist practice.
I hope you enjoy this episode.
Hannah Tennant-Moore‘s work has appeared in the New York Times, The New Republic, n+1, Tin House, Salon, Bookforum, Dissent, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and has twice been included in Best Buddhist Writing. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband.
Theme music by Marc Marder (copyright) 2016
Funny girls, Hallie Cantor and Maeve Higgins, join me to talk about mining their humiliations for material, being vulnerable in front of an audience, developing their jokes on Twitter, and so much more. Hallie wrote on the sensational 3rd season of Inside Amy Schumer and writes humor pieces […]