The idea behind this show is pretty simple: We invite scholars, makers, and professionals out to brunch for an informal conversation about their work, and then we turn those brunches into a podcast.
It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it.
Shea Serrano is a staff writer for the sports and pop culture website The Ringer and the author of three New York Times bestsellers, including Basketball (And Other Things) and The Rap Year Book. The most recent of the three, Movies (And Other Things), published by Twelve, came out just last month. So as you might imagine, Shea is in pretty high demand at the moment.
And while he didn’t have a visit to Notre Dame planned, that didn’t stop us from jumping at the chance to invite him to come on the show to talk about the new book and things like righting wrongs at the Oscars, Heath Ledger’s portrayal of the Joker, and how kids in ’80s movies always seemed to be riding things.
How this interview came to be is a good story in and of itself, and that’s where Shea and host Ted Fox started their phone conversation, swapping the background noise of brunch for the occasional clicking of a turn signal and other sounds of a man on the move.
Shea’s new book: Movies (And Other Things)