Episode 30: Max Brooks

Book: Red Army, a 1989 Cold War-era military novel written by U.S. Army intelligence analyst Ralph Peters

Film: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, directed by Terry Gilliam

Music: Social Distortion “I was Wrong”

Food: "My aunt Joan’s Italian cooking--good spaghetti and meatballs"

Misc: A thought “Every generation has the job of changing their thinking and not poisoning the next generation”

Posted on May 21, 2016 .

Episode 29: Suzy Favor Hamilton

Film: Star Wars

Books: An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison and The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Music: B52’s Rock Lobster album & Paul Cardall

Food: Green M&Ms

Misc: Hike the Grand Canyon and stay in the cabin at the bottom and get the $50 steak dinner

Posted on May 1, 2016 .

Episode 28: Jim Gaffigan

Film: The Apostle with Robert DuVall and Marty directed by Delbert Mann

Book: The Natural History Essays by Henry David Thoreau

Music: Raglan Road” the Van Morrison version

Food: Avocado toast

Misc: Naps

Posted on May 1, 2016 .

Episode 27: Audra McDonald

Television: Jill Soloway's Transparent

Film: The Godfather 1 and 2. my dad’s favorite movies; fond memories “gives me the warm and fuzzies”

Books: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel and Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Music: Lin Manuel Miranda's Hamilton soundtrack

Food: Zwieback toast & vegetable Bonavita pâté 

Misc: Escape the Room in NYC

Posted on April 3, 2016 .

Episode 25: John Leguizamo

Films: Black Mask, Diary of a Teenage Girl, Straight Outta Compton, and Me, Earl and the Dying Girl

Book: Reading the plays This is Our Youth and Our Town

Music: Miles Davis Kind of Blue, Fania All-Stars and Drake

Food: Ethiopian, Turkish, Indonesian and Puerto Rican food

Misc: Boxing

Posted on March 12, 2016 .

Episode 23: Dan Harris

Film: The Grand Budapest Hotel and all of Wes Anderson’s films

Book: After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age by Stephen Batchelor and The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Music: Favorite band is Pavement and The White Album by the Beatles

Food: Perla restaurant in the west village has an Orecchiette with sweet italian sausage & broccoli rabe pesto

Misc: For people who loved The Wire there are two great shows that are related: Treme and Luther starring Idris Elba on BBC

Posted on February 29, 2016 .