This is episode 5 of the second season. Soundcloud link Apple Podcast link As always, Jedidiah Ayres talks about film, while Chris F. Holm suggests some music, and Holly West discusses TV. Chris F. Holm-> Sad About the Times Bill Callahan (musician, not coach) Holly West-> State of the Union Special Jedidiah Ayres-> In […]
I appreciated Greg’s invitation last year to select music for The Voice Of Cassandre. I’ll be back spinning wax on the Greek airwaves on May 26 (6 p.m. Athens time) and in France, beginning May 28 at 8 p.m. in Paris. Adjust your lives accordingly.
Caroline Kitcher: Do you think we believe women’s voices less? Julia Whelan: Yes. I think part of the problem is that women have been socially conditioned to present their voices in a certain way. Maybe we have told them that high and breathier is sexier … or that they should present their statements as questions, […]
If you’re like me, you’re usually standing around wondering how to dress like an 18th-century astronomer. So imagine my pleasure when I found : How to Dress Like and 18th-Century Astronomer over at AltasObscura. The suit is insulated with wool and flannel, and boasts a pair of built-in slippers to keep [Nevil] Maskelyne’s toes nice […]
Casey Cep, who seems to be The New Yorker’s resident Harper Lee expert, is out with a Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee from Knopf. Alexandra Alter at The New York Times had a nice Q&A with her earlier this month. There are two intertwined mysteries at the heart of […]
I first came across Sally Rooney in The New Yorker this year. “Color and Light” was an amazing, unsettling story. If you like, you can devote 35 minutes of your life to listening to Rooney herself read the story here. While you’re listening to things, Dan & Eric had a good discussion on the story […]
Strange times in Brazil, as that country’s president has signed a decree allowing crime reporters to carry guns. Under a terse decree signed by the president on 7 May and published in the official gazette yesterday, “professional journalists who cover crime” are among the many categories of citizens now allowed to carry firearms in public. The other […]