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In a cultural landscape filled with endless pundits and talking heads, Fran Lebowitz stands out as one of our most insightful social commentators. Often considered heir to the crown of Dorothy Parker, her essays and interviews have been featured in Interview and Mademoiselle. Her books include Metropolitan Life, Social Studies, the children’s book Mr. Chas and Lisa Sue Meets the Pandas, and the novel Exterior Signs of Wealth. Lebowitz has long been a talk show regular, appearing on those hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien, and Bill Maher, among others. Lebowitz lives in New York City. She’s interviewed by Lawrence Rinder, Director and Chief Curator of the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. 
Legendary American author and public speaker Fran Lebowitz joins us via landline. In conversation, there's nothing off-the-table for the famously persnickety sexagenarian. We discuss how she's weathering the COVID crisis as a tried-and-true New Yorker (12:28), her clear-eyed views on race and racism (15:53), the impact of her friendship with the late Toni Morrison (28:23), her lifelong disinterest in domesticity (38:04), the hostility she received as a literary wunderkind (44:12), the impact of AIDS on the artistic community (51:57), and whether she stills wants to work through her notorious “writer's blockade” (1:11:36).  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
[r] A conversation with the New York cultural authority Fran Lebowitz. Find out why she was expelled from high school, why she waltzed into a publishing office barefoot to submit her first manuscript, and why she's had writers block for more than thirty years. Plus, hip hop drummer and producer Karriem Riggins on the James Brown song that changed his life.
The Netflix docuseries 'Pretend It's a City' features Lebowitz's conversations with Martin Scorsese on many topics, Manhattan in particular. "If I dropped the Hope Diamond on the floor of a subway car, I'd leave it there," she says. Lebowitz also talks about getting expelled from school, working for Andy Warhol, and why she loves living alone. Also, John Powers reviews the book 'The Liar's Dictionary' by Eley Williams.
The Netflix docuseries 'Pretend It's a City' features Lebowitz's conversations with Martin Scorsese on many topics, Manhattan in particular. "If I dropped the Hope Diamond on the floor of a subway car, I'd leave it there," she says. Lebowitz also talks about getting expelled from school, working for Andy Warhol, and why she loves living alone. Also, John Powers reviews the book 'The Liar's Dictionary' by Eley Williams.
Does Fran Lebowitz know more about New York City than Joan Hamburg? The witty Fran Lebowitz is staring in the Netflix documentary "Pretend It's A City" directed by the talented Martin Scorsese. It will take you back to pre-pandemic times and we need it!
Our conversation with Fran Lebowitz is now available on vinyl! Visit www.talkeasypod.com/shop for more info. Fran is the author of books like Metropolitan Life (1978) and Social Studies (1981). She is also a renowned public speaker, performing across the country in auditoriums and lecture halls. That was, until, the pandemic. In the absence of modern technology—she doesn’t have a cellphone, computer, etc.—there were no virtual events for Fran.When we spoke in the summer of 2020, she called in from her landline. After we finished taping I asked how she could listen to our talk once aired. Crickets. But then I had an idea: “What if we printed a vinyl record of the podcast, and have it sent to you?” Fran was entertained by this prospect… before admitting to me that she does, in fact, not own a record player either. By the time she made this admission, I had fallen in love with the concept. And so here we are.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Mona snakker om Soul, Pixar-filmen som reddet Nyttårsaften 2020 Jean har sett Scorsese-dokumentaren om det morsomme og skarpe New York-fenomenet Fran Lebowitz. Torkil anbefaler Baneheia-dokumentaren Kampen om sannheten. Rekkefølge: Åpning: Mona har nesten drept hundene sine Fran Lebowitz: (04.00) Baneheia: (16:30) Soul: (27:30) Bonus: Lisa Kudrow-anekdote: (41:00)
Welcome to another episode of the Bowie Book Club, where wild speculation and grasping for straws about Bowie’s favorite books has reigned supreme since 2016. This time we read Metropolitan Life by Fran (not Annie) Lebowitz, a snarky little collection of vignettes about life in the big city way back when.
Eric Newman, Medaya Ocher and Kate Wolf speak with legendary public speaker Fran Lebowitz. In a wide-ranging conversation, the gang flits from the Kavanaugh hearings to how the uber-rich have blighted the landscape of New York, from the escapism of literature (Lebowitz maintains that books are always better than real life) to the changes that have rocked the media environment in which Lebowitz has been a central figure for decades. In her iconic unvarnished style, Fran proves — as if there were ever any need for such a thing — that she’s still one of the most fascinating people to chat with about the lofty and mundane. Also, Eric recommends classicist Madeline Miller's novel, The Song of Achilles, that brings to life the love affair between Patroclus and Homeric Greece's greatest warrior.
Author, essayist, culture critic and New York City icon, Fran Leibowitz joins Ashley and 112BK for a lively conversation on topics large and small - like living with kids in New York City, riding the subway, technology, and her prediction that Trump would never win the White House.
Bill’s guests are Fran Lebowitz, Jonathan Metzl, James Kirchick, George Packer, and Neera Tanden. (Originally aired 5/17/19)
Social commentator Fran Lebowitz pours forth with opinions on the cult of celebrity, New York, television phone-ins, Bill Clinton, talking versus writing, being expected to always be funny, being lazy, children and middle age. (Originally aired May 1996)
In this encore presentation, on the occasion of Fran Lebowitz's new show Pretend It's a City, Eric Newman, Medaya Ocher and Kate Wolf speak with legendary public speaker Fran Lebowitz. In a wide-ranging conversation, the gang flits from the Kavanaugh hearings to how the uber-rich have blighted the landscape of New York, from the escapism of literature (Lebowitz maintains that books are always better than real life) to the changes that have rocked the media environment in which Lebowitz has been a central figure for decades. In her iconic unvarnished style, Fran proves — as if there were ever any need for such a thing — that she’s still one of the most fascinating people to chat with about the lofty and mundane. Also, Eric recommends classicist Madeline Miller's novel, The Song of Achilles, that brings to life the love affair between Patroclus and Homeric Greece's greatest warrior.
Eric Newman, Medaya Ocher and Kate Wolf speak with legendary public speaker Fran Lebowitz. In a wide-ranging conversation, the gang flits from the Kavanaugh hearings to how the uber-rich have blighted the landscape of New York, from the escapism of literature (Lebowitz maintains that books are always better than real life) to the changes that have rocked the media environment in which Lebowitz has been a central figure for decades. In her iconic unvarnished style, Fran proves — as if there were ever any need for such a thing — that she’s still one of the most fascinating people to chat with about the lofty and mundane. Also, Eric recommends classicist Madeline Miller's The Song of Achilles that brings to life the love affair between Patroclus and Homeric Greece's greatest warrior.
Social commentator Fran Lebowitz pours forth with opinions on the cult of celebrity, New York, television phone-ins, Bill Clinton, talking versus writing, being expected to always be funny, being lazy, children and middle age. (Originally aired May 1996)
Renowned raconteur, critic and cultural commentator Fran Lebowitz talks to New York art dealer Gracie Mansion, evoking the vibrant creative scene of downtown Manhattan in the 1970s and 80s as a special homage to the Stonewall riots (1969) – the origin of Gay Pride. Having personally experienced this iconic era, Lebowitz is uniquely gifted to give a first-hand account of the urban landscape, fervent energy and indelible characters that were the context in which Wojnarowicz and Lebowitz' close friend Hujar created poignant artworks.
Bill’s guests are Rep. Darrell Issa, Fran Lebowitz, Sen. Angus King, Asra Nomani and Seth MacFarlane. (Originally aired 2/24/17)
In this encore presentation, on the occasion of Fran Lebowitz's new show Pretend It's a City, Eric Newman, Medaya Ocher and Kate Wolf speak with legendary public speaker Fran Lebowitz. In a wide-ranging conversation, the gang flits from the Kavanaugh hearings to how the uber-rich have blighted the landscape of New York, from the escapism of literature (Lebowitz maintains that books are always better than real life) to the changes that have rocked the media environment in which Lebowitz has been a central figure for decades. In her iconic unvarnished style, Fran proves — as if there were ever any need for such a thing — that she’s still one of the most fascinating people to chat with about the lofty and mundane. Also, Eric recommends classicist Madeline Miller's novel, The Song of Achilles, that brings to life the love affair between Patroclus and Homeric Greece's greatest warrior.
Bill’s guests are Rep. Darrell Issa, Fran Lebowitz, Sen. Angus King, Asra Nomani and Seth MacFarlane. (Originally aired 2/24/17)
On today's episode of Who's There, our weekly call-in show where we take your questions, comments and concerns, we chat about The Masked Singer and, uh, the national anthem before taking calls about Aaliyah, Siskel, Ebert, Eva Amurri, and Eva Amurri's home planet: Connecticut. From there we move on to questions about Riz Ahmed and his new wife, Omar Sy and his new show, Frankie Jonas and his new hobby, and two extremely cuspy Maggies. We end with a game of Who/Them during which we decide whether or not Fran Lebowitz would like our podcast. (Spoiler: she wouldn't.) As always, call 619.WHO.THEM to leave questions, comment and concerns, and we may play your call on a future episode. If you want twice-weekly bonus episodes, subscribe to our Patreon at Patreon.com/WhoWeekly! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Raised in small town New Jersey, lifelong bookworm Fran Lebowitz has always done things on her own terms. After getting expelled from highschool, she answered the call and moved to New York City to pursue her dream of becoming a writer. She quickly became part of the legendary New York club scene of the 1970s, hanging out at Max’s Kansas City and writing for Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine. Her best-selling memoirs Metropolitan Life and Social Studies are brilliant chronicles of these times. Since then, she’s been watching as the world evolves and changes: and whether it’s sexuality, AIDS, activism, feminism, technology or presidents, she will most definitely have an opinion on it. This episode of It's a Long Story is hosted by Edwina Throsby. Watch videos of Fran Lebowitz at Sydney Opera House on the Talks & Ideas Youtube Channel.
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This week: readings from and my thoughts on the work and life of American's great Humorist, Fran Lebowitz --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/4-cents-a-podcast/support
This week's episode is another live recording from All About Women, where speakers from across the world spent the day having robust discussions about feminism, identity and culture. And who better to weigh in on all things cultural than New York icon, writer and commentator Fran Lebowitz. A fixture on US late-night TV, Lebowitz brought her unique brand of devastating wit to Sydney for the first time. In this hilarious and strangely philosophical conversation, which covers technology, Trump, #metoo and the perils of plane travel, Fran Lebowitz reminds us why she still has all the cultural cache. The session was chaired by journalist Josh Zepps. For more from Fran, head to our Youtube channel.

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