Archive for the 'Podcasts' Category


David Sedaris

He hates dogs. I’ve become a podcast aficionado. But I only listen to three, the exquisite “Here’s The Thing,” with Alec Baldwin, the otherworldly “Radiolab” and Marc Maron’s “WTF.” Maron produces the most. But he’s my least favorite. Because he’s run out of guests. What I mean by that is the Internet is about niches. […]

Jimmie Walker On Maron

Who knew JJ could be so fascinating? I’m still waiting to get to the part where he delves into not being black enough. That he was too commercial and went through a very dark period…pardon the pun, but he was not laughing when he referenced it. Jimmie talks about going to the Apollo. He gives […]

David Brooks On Relationships

Who you marry is the most important decision you’ll make in life. I’d be lying if I said I was a David Brooks fan. It’s not because he signed off from my newsletter, it’s because he’s a conservative. And that sticks in my craw. Paul Krugman, Brooks’s counterpart on the Opinion page of the “New […]

Giving Up

I want you to listen to Fred Armisen on Alec Baldwin’s “Here’s The Thing” podcast. Because he talks about giving up. Sometimes you’ve got to do that. Fred was in a band called Trenchmouth. With his buddies. For ten years. They toured not only the U.S., but Europe. With no roadies, lugging their own equipment […]