15 Minutes: a podcast about fame, with Jamie Berger
Episode 18 - Anjali Mullany
Show notes! Anjali Mullahnny is the editor of the business magazine Fast Company’s Digital side. She’s also an old grad-school pal of mine. We talked about everything from journalism and the “scoop” as journo-fame to to Ivanka Trump to social media and the idea that everyone now needs "followers," to vaginal steaming. Here are links to some stuff mentioned in the episode: Studs Terkel’s "Working Then and Now" on Radio Diaries: http://www.radiodiaries.org/new-series-working-then-and-now/ Anjali M. on the interwebs (where you can find her articles on Ivanka T. and Gwynneth P. and so much more!: twitter: @anjalimullany https://www.fastcompany.com/user/anjali-mullany Her Grad school program she spoke of - Studio 20, NYU http://journalism.nyu.edu/graduate/programs/studio-20-digital-first/ 4 Questions piece with AM: http://www.adweek.com/fishbowlny/4-questions-with-anjali-mullany-social-media-editor-at-fast-company/254228 Thanks! Like the show? Put a little money where your ears are? http://www.15minutesjamieberger.com/news/2016/10/24/two-ways-to-chip-in Thanks! P.S. One correction from my conscientious journalist guest. The word "ultraviolet" was used in error in this episode. The correct term is infrared: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/jan/30/sorry-gwyneth-paltrow-but-steaming-your-vagina-is-a-bad-idea
Michael Ian Black - re-edit/reboot of episodes 50 & 51
Back in 2017, I spoke to actor/writer/comedian Michael Ian Black for this show. At the time, I broke our conversation up into two episodes, each preceded by a long rant by me about the political and social injustices of the day. Well, it's the end of the year, and I'm exhausted by injustice, and decided to re-edit the conversation into a single, more entertaining whole. I think you'll enjoy it. We talk about fame of course, and about our mothers, about toe fungus, his feud with Marc Maron, the list goes on. Listening back, I found this, on how what's better than being a lead, the famous one, on a TV series, is being somewhere around 5-7 on the call list:"“If I knew that I would have an acting job for the next five years on a network show, where I didn’t even really have to think, it was just showing up, doing some scenes, having a free lunch and collecting a fat paycheck, I would like to do that for the next five years with the full knowledge that at the end of the five years I’d have enough money in the bank to write a novel, devote myself to the podcast, five years of being number 5-7 on the call sheet. There’s a sweet spot there that’s just ideal. I don’t want to be in every scene, I don’t want to solve the crime.”***I wish us all better times, and a free and fair election, in 2020.-Jamie B.
Episode 2 - Tim Lockfeld
My dear friend and former San Francisco Public Library colleague, skater, certified arborist, actor, adventure traveller, and raconteur, on how he brought punk and skateboarding together; the splendors and hazards of trimming Sharon Stone's trees; and other gems. A perfect example of the hardest-to-lure guest: the decidedly non-famous person who wants to come on a podcast and dig into the topic.It's still one of my favorites, back from when I didn't know what I was doing at all but sometimes it worked.Enjoy!-Jamie
That First Hodgman Episode from back in aught-16
If you listened to Episode 72, with John Hodgman, or even if you didn't (you should), here's Episode 1, as promised, with same. Warning: there's a lot of ambient, though not unpleasant, noise (of a busy bar) in the interview, and then rather low sound quality for the Judge John Hodgman meetup, which ostensibly wasn't being recorded for the podcast, but which I wanted to include here for the true JJH Stans out there jonesin' for a deep cut. Image is a pic from the poster for the event at the Rendezvous in Turners Falls, MA, back in 2015 (yes I dithered an entire nother year before launching the show - don't do that!), designed by Anja Schutz.