On this week's episode of How Was Your Week? storyteller MIKE DAISEY joins Julie to discuss his hatred of Powerpoint, why nostalgia is dangerous, the intimacy we have with our cell phones and his new show, "The Agony of The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs."
Then, "Happy Endings" writer and humorous/delightful Jewish person GIL OZERI talks about his problems with the Quentin Tarantino film Inglorious Basterds. Other Hebraic tropes are discussed as well!
Also, Julie contemplates Thanksgiving and its attendant fixings including but not limited to The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Twilight versus The Muppets, boiled foods versus savory bland November stuffing things, and what is visually sacred about The Monkees, still.
Plus: Facebook Weirdos! Men and Their Ideas! How this country rewards (one of) its dancing veterans! And the villiany of Hannah Storm.
A special note: I forgot to read Ben Brantley's review of Hugh Jackman's show, even after I promised I would. I'm sorry. Please read it here instead, and use my voice in your head while you do. --J
On this week's episode of How Was Your Week?, gorgeous Real Housewife of New York City, the straw that stirs the drink herself, SONJA TREMONT MORGAN talks to Julie about her time in Europe, her Toaster Oven secrets, SNAPPED on Oxygen, and the secret of hosting a great party.
Then, Julie talks to Richard Lawson (Gawker, The Atlantic Wire) in depth about THE FIRST WIVES CLUB. It's an important cinematic conversation that includes coverage of the following hot topics:
What a modern-day Upper East Side Crisis Center would be like
Which Real Housewives would be cast in the main roles of the movie, if Bravo were to do a brilliant remake
Whether or not Goldie Hawn was wearing a wig during what we agree was the performance of her lifetime
What exactly the plot of the second part of the movie is, and whether or not it is important (it isn't)
Plus! Puppeteers being weirdos! Book burning versus circle drumming! Men for all Seasons! Kim Richards's connection to Jessica Lange! Darrell Hammond's book! Anthony Bourdain's pool nudity! Sonja's Streisand appreciation! And a tender memory of Andy Rooney eating Thanksgiving dinner.
A show that has a taste for luxury, and luxury has a taste for it!
This week's episode is the first-ever one recorded live at The Bell House in beautiful New York City! Isn't that exciting? It is very exciting.
Join Julie as she interviews Fred Armisen, Billy Eichner and Paul F. Tompkins live on stage, while Ted Leo and his band watch! Enjoy a special appearance by Jackée, live via satellite! And marvel in the first-ever IFC Roast of Miranda July.
Plus--Fred covers a Beatles classic, Paul speaks judgementally of Hugh Jackman's casual garb, Billy and Julie cast the all-black cast of the new Steel Magnolias on Lifetime, and a musical tribute to Seal.
Also--we find out which late night TV icon co-wrote "It's Raining Men"! Teddy Leo comes out on the record against mustaches! Which band Julie considers "The Funky Doors"! And why Paul F. Tompkins's mother believes he is friends with a famous satirist. The first of what will hopefully be many terrific live podcast recordings!
Paul F. Tompkins
And JACKÉE HARRY
Anthony Atamanuik (Vincent Gallo)
John Gemberling (Neil LaBute)
Jessica Chaffin (Lorraine Bracco)
Billy Eichner (Chubby Checker)
Fred Armisen (Tom Six)
and Introducing Kiesha as Miranda July
The Dream Team:
Alex Scordelis (Writer)
Marianne Ways (Live Show Producer)
Chris Spooner (Tech, Podcast Producer, Graphic Designer)
Jake Fogelnest (Consultant)
Rachel Shukert (Writer)
Jack Fagan (Consultant; Muse)
Kelly Hudson (Video Editor)
Steve Kandell & everyone at Spin Magazine (Sponsors)
On this week’s episode of How Was Your Week?, cult superstar and iconic actor MINK STOLE joins Julie to discuss what she wouldn't do for John Waters, her attitude toward Christmas, and her role in the new LaMama production of the Tennessee Williams play, NOW THE CATS WITH JEWELLED CLAWS. Then, stand-up comic, SNL writer and real piece of work JOHN MULANEY talks about his Jon Lovitz fandom, his theory about ghosts, and his grade school affectations.
Plus! The unavoidable descent of winter darkness! Kris Jenner's neck! Paul Anka yelling! And the deplorable absence of civilities in modern society.
A hilarious and wonderful show.