Episode 137: Maziar Bahari

When Iranian interrogators accuse fashion models of being part of a cabal led by Kim Kardashian, do they believe their own loony charge? Journalist Maziar Bahari thinks they might. We talk about the effects of official propaganda, the plight of Iran’s Baha’i community, and his own imprisonment – all more amusing than you’d expect in the hands … Continue reading »

Movies / Music / Nonfiction

Episode 104: Paul Williams & Tracey Jackson

He is a songwriter who’s won an Oscar, 3 Grammies and 2 Golden Globes for hits like “We’ve only Just Begun” and “Rainy Days and Mondays.” Her TV and film scripts include Confessions of a Shopaholic for Jerry Bruckheimer. They are the co-authors of Gratitude and Trust: Six Affirmations that will Change Your Life. We spoke at Glenn … Continue reading »


Episode 102: Sheri Fink

 Her Pulitzer-winning reporting on a New Orleans hospital battered by Katrina became the basis of her terrific book, Five Days at Memorial. And just two days before our conversation, she won another Pulitzer as part of the team doing Ebola coverage for the Times. She goes to places sensible people avoid and writes about them astutely. … Continue reading »