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"emma straub" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"She's trying to The New York Times crossword listen to podcasts, even though she might not really have any interest in the podcast per se. Sure I do think that that is how we participated in culture, right? And I think that the most to me one of the most indicative Oh, are you know it's it's the grocery shopping right? There's a scene early in the book that I mentioned earlier where Amanda goes to the grocery store, and she stocks up for this family's. We get the House and I think that the things that she buys reveal the story of who these people are their desire to buy, you know, recycled paper, coffee filters their interest in buying. You know, the organic maple syrup that's pretty expensive as well. Is buying the kind of junk food like Ben and Jerry's. You know that it's the story of who they are, as where they fit in the structure of class in this country where they fit in the structure of politics in this country. All of that stuff is inextricable from the ways in which we spend our money. And I do think that it is possible to understand something about somebody by how they spend their money. And when you talk about Podcasts and books the ways they spend their cultural capital. Their attention also tells us a great deal about who a person is and how we might understand them or where we would slot them in the context of the larger society. As these two families are attempting to coexist in this house because something is going on in the outside world. Something terrible has happened in in the world. They're not really quite sure of the extent of it or what will happen because it but they start to Become more and more alarmed. The animals. Animals start showing up. Ah, you know, it's it's always said. You watch the animals and you'll know if there's a crisis to be coming. There's this these couple of scenes where large numbers of animals sort of Materialized. First I was I wasn't sure if it was real or not, I am I supposed to not sure. In the beginning of these large deer that show up in the lab it does. I think that's a fair reading. I think that the book suggests that maybe we don't have a good handle on what's going on. But I think that the animal first of all, I'm an animal's just uncanny presence. They have this Impenetrable intelligence and You know, there's a lot of folk tale in mythology that tells us to look at animals is a lot of science that tells us to look at animals. And so the book offers us and the animal example. But it doesn't really illuminate what's happening in the book like You Look at an animal, but it can't really tell you anything. They can't explain itself. And so the notion of a bunch of A large gathering of migrating dear It feels unsettling in a way that's hard to pinpoint and that sort of my relationship to animals. I sort of freaked out animals to be. Oh, you know, obviously you wrote this before the pandemic yet so much. Sort of it. I think this novel feels different being read in 2020. Then it's someone who read it in 2018 because there's so much about isolation, Sure, And there's a lot about being helpless in your circumstances and all the things we try to do to try to gain control. Does it feel different to you now? Sure. Absolutely. There's no question that the cultural RIA world context completely changes. How you think about any work of art. And so There is a strange resonance in our contemporary experience of life, right were sort of trying to stay in our homes in the most literal way. We're trying to stay at home, and this is a book about people who are sort of trapped inside of a home. So that particular residence is powerful. I think for some readers and was unforeseeable for me. I had no idea that these were the circumstances that most readers would find themselves in. Um, so hopefully But hopefully there's some depth there, and hopefully the book offers a way of thinking about the contemporary moments. It was always a book about that. It's just I didn't know that the contemporary moment would so literally reflect what I was writing in the novel. Also want to point out that this is going to be made into a screen version for Netflix, with Julia Roberts playing Amanda and Denzel Washington playing GHT older black gentleman. Is there something that you, you know, in a perfect world you want to make sure makes it to the screen adaptation. I have a lot of faith. I mean, look, I'm not going to tell Julia Roberts in Washington. What to do you know, far be it for me. I have Tremendous faith in this particular adaptation because of the star power involved, and Sam s male Who's the writer and director who would be adopting it? Our conversations about the book. We're so rich and so lovely and he is such a gifted artist and had such a particular feeling about the work, so I really feel like it's in good hands, and so my only job is to sit back and wait for it to show up on Netflix and I cannot wait. Thie name of the book is Leave The world behind from Roman column will also be doing a virtual event with Emma Straub. Our friend of the show, hosted by books are Magic Tomorrow at 7 P.m.. You can register by visiting the books or Magic website. Roman. Thank you so much for being with us. And congratulations on the book. Thank you. So much was a great pleasure. This week's good vibes coming.
"emma straub" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Um and there's the there's Spiro. Diner in the book. That's very much like this pancake house here in Montauk on DSO driving around in the last couple of days. I had this funny feeling like Oh, here. I'm I'm actually here. I'm actually here. Inside this place where I spent so much time in my head. Um and I'm you know, I'm getting to use I'm like, Wait. That road shouldn't go there because in my head, it goes toe Astra. MEREDITH Goldsmith writes. A favorite line of mine is no one wanted an independent mother, which seems to apply to Cecilia and Juliet ass Trude and her kids. And maybe even Wendy. What about this issue in this book? She wants to know a bit more about that idea of no one wants an independent mother. I don't I don't remember that line, but I believe you, but it's there because it's something that I feel deep inside my skull. Especially right now, you know, I think that so many of us Who are, um working mothers of small Children, especially have have had our lives totally flipped in this really unsettling way during the pandemic, where all of a sudden You know, all of my independence is has evaporated And so has my working life. You know, I think that you know there are some people who are, you know, say recording there. A live radio shows every day from home. But then there are some of us who, you know. Write novels instead. And so it's not I don't know. I just I've I've been thinking about a lot and where, you know, I think that of course, I believe very much that my Children want me to be. A successful human and whatever that means. Um and I know that I certainly want them to see Working and happy and independent, But I think it is this. You know, there's this push and pull of of parenthood where you know you want to be. You know your own person and able to do it everything that you want to do. But then you also have to be ready to drop. Whatever that is. You know, at a moments notice and wants to know. Would you ever consider a sequel to the story? You know, I've been trying Tio. Right. The TV version I've been pitching it with, um, a fabulous woman in Sir Hayward. So we'll see. You mean there might be a TV show. And and what's been actually really fun about that is, um Is thinking of things that would be in the sequel. You know, Like what happens to Porter like who is Porter's next romance? I'm not going to tell you, but it's great. It's great. It's so fun and, you know, I mean, I think a za novelist I don't know if other people feel this way. But I I do often feel like Oh, I miss for them, You know? What would they be doing right now? How would they be handling this on DH, so it's really fun Tow to sort of let Allow your mind to go to go that way before I let you go. I just wanted to talk a little bit about your bookstore. Books are magic. And I wanted Teo applaud you for your matching donations to a Siri's of really great social justice initiatives, and that's really It's a great thing anyway. And then it's also a great thing to do in a time when small independent businesses are having such a hard time financially. How is it going for you? What would you want people to know about running a small bookstore during this time? Anything you think people should know. Or think about how it's a piece of cake. Just getting it's not a piece of cake it all. It's been just an enormous amount of work and enormous mean. But like all of us, it's been enormous amount of work shifted. On its axis. You know we were. We were always working hard, but I think You know, like my events team have had to figure out you know how to do this. How have zooms and That kind of thing. And you know, my husband who runs you know, like the day today of the bookstore, like had to figure out how to make it into a distribution center and to ship out 50,000 books. So of course, the quarantine. But you know, we have been really, really lucky because people have supported us through out. Um which is why we're able Teo, you know, to try to You know, spread the love. And yet we've done two different matching donation campaigns. Uhm, it's great. It's great, because you know people are people want to help, you know, and I think that we see so much every day. On instagram and things like that, If you know things to people to call and things to do, and It's um It's a lot, but you know, we feel like If we can get just like a couple people who haven't donated something this month to do it great and we'll match it. Send send even more money. Those were highlights of my conversation with author Emma Straub at our August get lit with all of it Book Club event. We spent the month reading her novel all adults.
"emma straub" Discussed on Forever35
"Off. The color. So I I love this company. Hi, wildflower. That's. Owned by a writer, and so I'd love it even more because of that. Tennis. Okay, so there's one wait. Where's the one that I really love here we go. Hawaii son S was called. But yes, she is in Brooklyn. She is awesome. she uses like. Beautiful readers as her models. I just I. Love Her whole situation. And Yeah I mean I just. I mean I. I would say in general I. Am Not Afraid of color like I'm usually wearing like fourteen different colors or patterns or prints all at once because it is. What makes me happy And Lipstick is definitely like. The. Like little feather in my cap. and. I. When I do that Lobby gang is another one that she has. That's more pink. But. That's really fun. These are beautiful I'm now of course, perusing her website L. to makes candles also makes Campbell and fragrances. Deadly I'm now really cool. She's the best you should give her all your money. Well. I feel like you started this interview by saying you have no self care practices and then we touched on like fifty i. GotTa give yourself more credit here. I will try. This is a good therapy session bring me here and. I'm going to. Well, we've really loved getting to talk to you. This has been so great. Really, really fun and a long time overdue. So we're so glad to have you on the show. Thank you for having me guys. I'm just like I'm GonNa put on some lipstick and see how long it takes the rest of my family. Tell me to take it off. Where can people find you follow you on the Internet on social media if they WANNA check out your bookstore. So you can find me on instagram face the. You can find me on twitter and Instagram at Emma Straub. And you can find books are magic. In those same places at Bookstore Magic vk Yes you should all support your local independent bookstores. They need you and. They won't forget you and you can write them little notes when you buy books and say like, Oh, team in. The Booksellers Day. and you can wear lipstick or not. While doing that I, you know you. Well thank you so much Emma. Truly, truly a pleasure to talk to you. If you've ever had a cat known someone who had a cat or visited someplace where a cat once lived and you've likely experienced. The smell we love them, but cats can be a real knows nuisance. But if you have the right cat litter like pretty litter that traps odor and releases moisture, people won't be able to tell you a pet in your home. Let alone a cat pretty litter is made of super late ultra absorbent crystals and it's virtually dust free. Now that's all great but the best part is pretty litter can help. Detect your cats health because cats are notoriously secretive pets that hide their pain and often by the time you notice something isn't right. It can be too late but pretty litter changes color based on the alka Lindy or acidity of your cats p to let you know what kind of health problem your cat might have. Because when the health of your pet is on the line, it's always better to be. Safe than sorry get the world's smartest litter without leaving home by visiting pretty litter dot com and using Promo Code forever thirty five for twenty percent off your first order. That's pretty litter DOT COM. Promo Code Forever Thirty Five for twenty percent off pretty litter dot com Promo code forever thirty five today's episode is brought to you by purple. You know you can throw a set of sheets on a bunch. Of different mattresses and like they're all GonNa look alike. But when you start pulling back all those layers, you will see that all mattresses are not created equal purple mattresses and pillows are made with their patented Purple Grid that has open air channels designed to neutralize body heat. The Purple Grid sets the purple mattress apart from every other mattress, it adapts to your body's natural shape.
"emma straub" Discussed on Forever35
"Wanted to tell you about a podcast that is near and dear to both of our hearts it is called naked beauty and it's hosted by the super cool. An extremely fabulous book Denard who we actually I met when both of our shows were up for an Iheartradio podcast award but you may remember Brooke from Episode One Hundred Fifteen. Thirty five called skin-care rituals where we interviewed her and learned all about her diy face oils and how she creates an atmosphere for her skin-care rituals, and you can learn so much about her and the other influential ambitious and creative women. She sits down with to have open and honest conversations about beauty on her podcast during her week as she continues to discuss the latest beauty trends, Innovative Self Care Practices and asks her guests. When do you feel the most beautiful burqas interviewed everyone from editors at Vogue, two shafts to wellness experts, two singers to Dory and me. So there's really something for everyone for new episodes of naked beauty subscribe, listen, and enjoy every Monday wherever you get your podcasts. Our guest today is Emma Straub Emma welcome to forever thirty five or so glad you're here. Thanks for having me. Listeners Emma is the author of multiple books including the New York. Times bestseller is modern lovers and vacationers. She's also the proprietor of books are Magic Beloved Independent Brooklyn Bookstore along with her husband and her most recent book is All adults here which and Patrick called your absolute best and it was picked for read with Jenna the Today Show's Club. So no big deal and I'm currently in the middle of reading and it's just wonderful. Everyone I know is raving about it and I'm I'm here to pile on the accolades as the story. Yes it's truly delightful. We're so glad you're on the pod today. Welcome aboard. Thank you guys. Thank you so much I appreciate it. So. We kick things off on many episodes by asking our guests to divulge. A daily self care practice that they have in their life need not be anything fancy or strata Ghent. But something that you do regularly that brings you a sense of calm and care. So I don't know if there's anything in my life that brings me any. Or Care, but there are like. Is that a pandemic. Or just in general, I would love to blame it on the pendant. I mean, the pandemic has certainly made this worse sure But I don't think I can totally blame it on the pandemic But I will say that there are certain again thinking about talking to you guys. It's like. Somewhat shamefully thinking about like. My like the the like product and things in my life that like I. Truly rely on every day and bit lake. There there's like none nothing fancy or cool about literally any of them like there's not one thing where like somewhat one of your, like wonderful devoted listeners is gonna be like, Oh my God I have to buy that because they're like. Who is this grandma? Like? Who is this boring Graham I apologize you invited aboard Ingraham on your podcast. Sorry. But I the thing was that I use. Every day are like the thickest. Like lamest moisturizer like I feel like. I. Feel I don't know what I'd be. Like. This. Like you know Alba very emolient body low shah. Yes. Lotion we love it describing like all. I want in life right now are thick asks moisturizers that are very yeah. You gotta Lay on us. This is very useful in patient. Okay. Okay. I'm just thank you for joining me here. Thick asks body Lotion Land. I just. That's all I need I don't even understand why I need it. So badly because it's not like I don't know like I'm not outside you know. I'm just like in. House. moisturizing basically isn't there is there something though and I think about this not only is a good for our dry skin but isn't there something nice about just like having contact with yourself I mean I, realize this is also an endorsement of masturbation but like It's just nice sometimes to be like Oh, take a minute put this on my legs and like it's a little bit grounding even. Yeah, and also like silence of the lambs you know it's like both it's like you're preparing your skin for whatever happened. Somebody's GonNa make into a lampshade or not like it's just. You're ready you're grounded but also wedding you're grounded but also supple. We've both during I. have both used that Alba emolient body lotion and ask about it before and it says, it is quite thick. Are you using it in the summer because you're in Humid New York? Yes. All Day all day every day. In fact, I like Iran out. I had another one somewhere else in the house and I wasn't. Wasn't like thinking about how much used it, but it ran out and now there's just like at Lake at leg assented hand lotion thing by the sink in my kitchen and so I've been using that it just grosses me out I'm like what? I don't smell like something I, just. Need. A just need the MOISTURIZER. But actually speaking of smelling like something I will say like I'm very interested in the natural deodorant. Discourse. because. I like I made the switch. A while ago maybe a year or two ago like a while ago. But something is happening with my body now where like? I mean I can feel like like a pretty confident person today and then at some point I, just like catch a whiff of myself and I'm like, Oh, my God oh my God that smells terrible. But. Again. I'm really just like by myself with my small children. So nobody cares. So it doesn't really matter to me. But. Eventually, it'll matter if I smell. Will there is something I believe you are a person in their forties like. I did I crossed the threshold during quarantine? Oh. Thanks over. Forty forty as they say, does anyone say that? I do now and do you now quarter forty. I have found it like I'm I'm experiencing the same thing and like nothing else has changed in my environment and wondering if like some sort of new hormone phases kicking in, let's just like. Cranking it right to my pets. Yeah. Maybe. Maybe I hadn't I hadn't thought about that I. Haven't thought about that like changing body chemistry. Oh Yeah It's real. How was it turning forty in during Horn and during this pandemic? Super duper. I mean, I don't know.
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"Kate How's life? ? Dory. Will . first of all today in the New York Times Crossword? ? Yes. . As now as now I'm an expert doing, , Oh, , I know what you're. . GonNa say go on and I woke I woke up this morning to texts from a listener that was just like I can't wait for you to see the New York Times crossword like thirty two across and I was like, , oh Six thirty in the morning, I'm , like frantically getting onto the New York Times crossword thing. . And it says. . Skin care product and I was like Oh my God what and so it was five letters and so I just wrote in serum but then it turns out that was wrong. . It was not serum but it was one of my other favorite products toner I know. . I was GONNA say spoiler but I know sorry too late every it hustle away I mean whatever I also was like, , ooh, , maybe it's serum. . But Alas. . I mean, , I even was self absorbed enough to think maybe the person who wrote this listens to the podcast and this is like a super secret Easter Egg. . Listen, , I had like the you are a writer. . New York Times crosswords. . Send us a smoke signal in across shorts will shortz if you're out there hydrating. . Face. . Hit US. . Doesn't do all the players Mahjong themed crossword not too long ago. . A really yeah. . Did you feel like that was assigned to you the yes? ? Definitely. . was made for me. . I'm gene okay. . I survived or my family made it through the first day of one hundred percent distance learning at home. . You know shoutout teachers shut up parents and Guardians shutout school administrators everyone who works at schools I mean just shout out to everybody. . But so great. . Because We did it and <hes>. . They had a really good day. . And I mentioning it because I went to trader Joe's for the first time in approximately six months Ah-ha. . I hadn't been to TJ's like TJ's near me. . All the teachers are tiny, but , a new one opened up. . Who never experienced new TJ's before. . But I was like I'm doing it. . I'm going to trader Joe's. . I use the excuse that we needed frozen being Tuxedos and then I got there and I was like well, , I'll load up my cart with like eight thousand bags of truffle flavor things. . But it was. . So it felt so good to be back in a trader Joe's I. . Don't know how why to explain I I don't know how to explain why like the experience of a specific grocery store feels. . Like being with an old lover or something. . Do. . You know what I mean. . I was like Oh right <hes>. . My main goes strips are like, , yes the frozen lot. . Just. . All, , the TJ's and the things that we love in my house I stocked up on. . So many snacks because story now everyone in my home like. . We're all there and we're all kind of like in work mode like you know summer is over and we must provide. . School lunch for her children during the day and I don't know why it feels different from lunch any other time but it just does yeah I hear that. . I stocked up on. . FROZEN SOUP dumplings, , they'll eat those sound good. . I. . Mean I just was like, , what can I serve these creatures for lunch. . I made a little favor them today with. . Charmed, , charmed by and then I heard my lake second grader telling her teacher on zoom about it like we had a buffet for lunch which was really like I took out snap peas put them in a bowl I opened Hamas I caught up some pita bread. . But it felt like a win and I'll take any win. . I can get right now Louis. . So that's what I'm to I literally eight. . So many TJ snacks today just for the pure pleasure I'm jealous. . A-. . Have truffle potato chips that were so good. . I, , had never seen them before. . I had a Pasadena Salad from them. . I mean I just Tj it hard all day just like strictly trader Joe's and so into this for you. . Yeah. . Yeah. . Thank you. . I'm into it too and I also want to note that they have like new hand soap trader Joe's. . <hes> we've never talked about really about a hand soap on this podcast and I feel like it is something I could I like kind of I don't WanNa say horrid I don't like misuse that term but I stock up on a lot of hand soap. . But I'm a sucker for a sleek bottle and certain smells <hes> and I. . Do feel like hand soap is an item where like I splurged on a fancy hand soap and I'm wondering is that a thing is that a scam like fancy hand soap the same as just like a regular trader Joe's Hanso with just a fancy name. . Sores there's something special about a fancy hand well, , okay. . I think the answer is yes and no. . So. . So it's like a scam one can get behind. . Yes. . So like I love the smell of a sob hand soap, , it is right ridiculously expensive like it's obscenely expensive I did splurge on it once and I was really happy. . And then I just kind of stopped buying it because I was like. . This is sort of ridiculous like I was kind of embarrassed even though I did really enjoy it but I think. . It for me it has to be like, , okay, , this is like the thing I'm splurging on right now you know what I mean if you have one thing that you splurge on, , maybe it's a night cream maybe it's a Sierra maybe it's hand soap. . Maybe you don't spend on anything but like if you splurge on something. . That that would be my thing for the month or something
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"Kate How's life? Dory. Will first of all today in the New York Times Crossword? Yes. As now as now I'm an expert doing, Oh, I know what you're. GonNa say go on and I woke I woke up this morning to texts from a listener that was just like I can't wait for you to see the New York Times crossword like thirty two across and I was like, oh Six thirty in the morning, I'm like frantically getting onto the New York Times crossword thing. And it says. Skin care product and I was like Oh my God what and so it was five letters and so I just wrote in serum but then it turns out that was wrong. It was not serum but it was one of my other favorite products toner I know. I was GONNA say spoiler but I know sorry too late every it hustle away I mean whatever I also was like, ooh, maybe it's serum. But Alas. I mean, I even was self absorbed enough to think maybe the person who wrote this listens to the podcast and this is like a super secret Easter Egg. Listen, I had like the you are a writer. New York Times crosswords. Send us a smoke signal in across shorts will shortz if you're out there hydrating. Face. Hit US. Doesn't do all the players Mahjong themed crossword not too long ago. A really yeah. Did you feel like that was assigned to you the yes? Definitely. was made for me. I'm gene okay. I survived or my family made it through the first day of one hundred percent distance learning at home. You know shoutout teachers shut up parents and Guardians shutout school administrators everyone who works at schools I mean just shout out to everybody. But so great. Because We did it and They had a really good day. And I mentioning it because I went to trader Joe's for the first time in approximately six months Ah-ha. I hadn't been to TJ's like TJ's near me. All the teachers are tiny, but a new one opened up. Who never experienced new TJ's before. But I was like I'm doing it. I'm going to trader Joe's. I use the excuse that we needed frozen being Tuxedos and then I got there and I was like well, I'll load up my cart with like eight thousand bags of truffle flavor things. But it was. So it felt so good to be back in a trader Joe's I. Don't know how why to explain I I don't know how to explain why like the experience of a specific grocery store feels. Like being with an old lover or something. Do. You know what I mean. I was like Oh right My main goes strips are like, yes the frozen lot. Just. All, the TJ's and the things that we love in my house I stocked up on. So many snacks because story now everyone in my home like. We're all there and we're all kind of like in work mode like you know summer is over and we must provide. School lunch for her children during the day and I don't know why it feels different from lunch any other time but it just does yeah I hear that. I stocked up on. FROZEN SOUP dumplings, they'll eat those sound good. I. Mean I just was like, what can I serve these creatures for lunch. I made a little favor them today with. Charmed, charmed by and then I heard my lake second grader telling her teacher on zoom about it like we had a buffet for lunch which was really like I took out snap peas put them in a bowl I opened Hamas I caught up some pita bread. But it felt like a win and I'll take any win. I can get right now Louis. So that's what I'm to I literally eight. So many TJ snacks today just for the pure pleasure I'm jealous. A-. Have truffle potato chips that were so good. I, had never seen them before. I had a Pasadena Salad from them. I mean I just Tj it hard all day just like strictly trader Joe's and so into this for you. Yeah. Yeah. Thank you. I'm into it too and I also want to note that they have like new hand soap trader Joe's. we've never talked about really about a hand soap on this podcast and I feel like it is something I could I like kind of I don't WanNa say horrid I don't like misuse that term but I stock up on a lot of hand soap. But I'm a sucker for a sleek bottle and certain smells and I. Do feel like hand soap is an item where like I splurged on a fancy hand soap and I'm wondering is that a thing is that a scam like fancy hand soap the same as just like a regular trader Joe's Hanso with just a fancy name. Sores there's something special about a fancy hand well, okay. I think the answer is yes and no. So. So it's like a scam one can get behind. Yes. So like I love the smell of a sob hand soap, it is right ridiculously expensive like it's obscenely expensive I did splurge on it once and I was really happy. And then I just kind of stopped buying it because I was like. This is sort of ridiculous like I was kind of embarrassed even though I did really enjoy it but I think. It for me it has to be like, okay, this is like the thing I'm splurging on right now you know what I mean if you have one thing that you splurge on, maybe it's a night cream maybe it's a Sierra maybe it's hand soap. Maybe you don't spend on anything but like if you splurge on something. That that would be my thing for the month or something
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"This is all of it on WNYC. I'm Alison Stewart. Thank you for spending part of your day with me at this point, you know, doubt of her that the button camp has made a historic VP pick. The only sure winner and all of this is probably my Rudolph, who was actually nominated for the outstanding guest actress in a comedy series for her performance of Congresswoman Kamala Harris on SNL. Oh, Harris had a very interesting reaction to reduce portrayal when Seth Myers asked her about it back when she was running for president of the United States. Me. First of all, I grew up watching Scary night live, so they thought that anyone would be in any way depicting me on Saturday night Live was just I was a bit overwhelmed, but I will tell you that I fully intend to make sure she has a good eight years of work on SNL. Yeah. Yes, we do Want let you know that WNYC. We'll have live special coverage of Joe Biden's appears today with his newly picked running mate. Kandahar's Expected this afternoon. The campaign is not yet announced the exact time but we'll bring it to you live on WNYC see as soon as it begins also coming up later in the show Director Alison Ellwood will be here to discuss her latest work, The Showtime documentary about the groundbreaking girl Group the Go, Go's And we'll hear from a gogo basis. Kathleen Valentine, she discusses her memoir All I ever Wanted. Plus, We'll get a preview of our August get lit. Pick all adults here with this author Emma Straub. I've a lot to do today, so let's get started. The 19 pandemic, of course, many people to reconsider their career paths as entire industries continue.
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"No school bus accidents there just a needed escape hatch. An Astro was to meet her at the Clapham station to bring her back to the big house. The bus hit Barbara just after. The. was sitting in her parked car on the Inner Lane of the roundabout, the verdict circle at the center of town, adjusting her hair in the mirror. It was always the way, wasn't it? That one's hair looked on the day of the scheduled trim. She didn't wash her hair at home, unless gone to the beach or had been swimming in chlorinated water or some foreign substance paint glue was accidentally lobbed in her direction. No birdie. Gonzalez washed, astronauts hair every Monday and had done so for five years before which it had been washed by Nancy at the same salon, sheer beauty, which was located on the southeastern side of the roundabout in the quarter circle between the Clapham Credit Union and Susan's. Kitty corner from Speros Pancake House if you peered through the open sides of the white. Wooden Gazebo at the Grassy Island Center. The professional hair washing was a relic from her mother's generation and an affect tation that her own mother had not possessed, and yet there it was, it was not a pricey indulgence, if weighed against the cost of a proper conditioner on every eighth Monday Birdie also gave Astro Nancy had given slightly better haircuts, but Birdie was better with the shampoo and ask trip had never been vain practical. Anyway Nancy had retired and asteroid hadn't Mr. Birdie was from Texas and her parents were from Mexico an astronaut thought of her, as humans Chine Bright, more sometimes harsh, but always good for one's mood. I'll stop there. The in Q.. First of all the idea of having someone else wash my hair is. Almost made me cry. The second I actually I'm really glad you read that part because it sets up the town and so specifically and I really wanted to talk to you about. World building which I feel like if something is a phrase, usually used for like Scifi and fantasy although I guess this book is kind of fantastical nowadays. But. The town is so specific and. You know all the businesses are named, and she's on the inner side of this side of the roundabout and I just I was curious. If you could kind of talk about talking about the world building of all adults here, yeah, well I guess you know so another thing that this book is how is community and a small community the kind of place where? Everybody knows everyone. And that's that's where I live to. You. Know I mean it's it looks a little bit different I. Guess because it's within a big city obviously here in Brooklyn, but you know to me like the. This is a lot about. How it feels to be an adult person in the same place where you were. A teenage person and a child and to have to sort of navigate. Change and evolve as you grow while understanding that you are fixed. At various points in the minds of the people who surround you who you see all day long every day, and there's a certain kind of performance that goes along with that and and comfort and. Irritation that it's. It's a complicated way to go through life and I often think to myself like Oh, right? This is why people move somewhere else. Like this is why not? Everyone stays in the town where they grew up right because it would be too hard or too incongruous. To constantly be reminded of. The person who they'd been or the person who they've been pretending to be or whatever it is, but. I wanted to make this town as specific as possible. To hopefully get across the feeling that all of these people have just like how well they know this place and that it's not just some. quaint. Bucolic town to them, right, it's it's. It's their home. which is how I feel about about Brooklyn only ghetto. Not As many trees. Fewer Gazebo yeah I almost no gazebos. Did you have fun with the names to. Did you have any level I loved it so much? Cutting floor I mean. Like. That has always been my favorite saying like when I wrote Laura Lamont. Laura Lamont Siphon pictures which I. Like genuinely, I had the most fun. Coming up with fake movies inside that. Like, that had nothing to do with the plot, and like didn't matter at all, but like that was my favorite part, because I remember, there were posters yes. Oh, yes, we have posters. I have two of them hanging in my bathroom at home. I yeah I. I love that stuff I love that stuff I feel like that's the lake you know the. It's not even the icing on the cake of being a novelist. It's like the sprinkles on top of the icing on top of the cake like when when it's like it's. Totally inconsequential, but so much fun Mike! How lucky am I that that's part of my job to lake. Call the salon. Sheer beauty like that. That makes me happy. It is I. Don't know I think it is consequential because it is a choice. It does make it specific and it does paint a certain kind of picture. It's not necessarily like it's right or wrong, but like there are books where the narrator is never deemed, you know. That's a different mood right? Yes, it is in a you know I, mean I I guess I mean inconsequential to the to the plot, or whatever like it's not. But yeah. It's certainly it certainly contributes to the feeling of reading the book. And I. You know I am like more is more. Sort of a person in general..
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"Distance I spoke to Ms Strap about her wonderful new novel. All adults here an instant New York Times bestseller. Emma is also the author of the novels. Modern lovers vacationers Laura Lamont's life in pictures and the story collection other people we married. She owns with her husband Mike. Brooklyn's books are Magic Bookstore. And My excels at writing enjoyable funny stories that also pack a real Gut Punch. All adults here is a wonderfully character-driven multigenerational story centered on that eternally fascinating literary subject families. What we do and don't inherit how he heard the people we love the most. The spoke gives you ll worthy zingers Galore while engaging with some big questions around time in aging. When is it too late? If ever to change your own life? How far back do you have to go to which decision and it would all be different? However, we always the same person constantly new holding all of those cells inside of us at any one time. Emma called me from her bookstore in Brooklyn on a Saturday morning and we talked about world building in Realistic Shen carrying around multiple selves, Hubble literature of this moment is reckoning with politics, and how weird time is especially now? Take, a listen to my conversation with Emma Straub. thank you so much for being here. It's good to see you. It's good to see you to Amanda I. Miss You I miss, humans. You actually like think of myself as kind of a curmudgeon, but actually do miss people. Yeah, I mean like right now. I am talking to you from the office at books or magic, and my favorite thing about being here is that. We're doing pickups now. Where we have this little lake, these little windows where people pick up their books and I just like stick my face on them and talk. Everybody and I don't know if I frighten them or. If they enjoy. It a little here's Johnny here's Emma. Like I don't WanNa talk to him about their books. Even like I'm just like I just am so starved for human interaction that I. Feel like I'm a little right now, but. I mean. Not much. I feel like I. Never Thought of myself is really a gossip, but I feel very like starved for gossip, but not the twitter kinds like saved far away from that, but anytime I see someone would have you heard when you know what is like anything about anybody else. Let's not the people that I live with. Just any information about anything. which is one of the reasons? The puck? All adults here is so enjoyable. You get to spend some time with these other people other people a whole family. That isn't yours like so you can. Enjoy their problems. It was great I really enjoyed that. I thought maybe would start with short readings so that we can be introduced to these people these. Yes from and if you want to just. Tell us. I I always feel Kinda. Weird Lake asking the author to tell me with books about, but if you could tell us what all adults here is about to you I, can I carry? Well I. I'll tell you what I thought it was about. which was about? I was like I'm gonNA write this whole areas cheese book. That's like a cheese romance. Like I in my head when I started, I was like I wanna right like the Gilmore girls but lake. I just I had this like super. Goofy Romsey, IDEA And then I started writing and I was like Oh, my God wait. No, it's all about like parental mistakes and like. All of the horrible sad feelings that we hold onto for decades like that's not fun, but it is. It can be fun too I. Mean Really The book is about families, and how we often fail the people. We love the most in ways that we don't even understand, and hopefully with time we can, we can work to. Sort of reverse. Some of those hurts. That's that's really that's what it's about. It's about it's about family. It's about love. It's about adult siblings and being a parent. I mean I think that. I had children the last two times published books, but when the vacationers came out river, my oldest was nine months old, and so I didn't know anything for sure. And then when modern lovers came out, river was to. and was three months, so not only did I still not really know anything, but I was just like upside down and backwards, and had no idea what day or time it was and. But this time my kids are four and and I feel slightly more like I've absorbed. What it means to be a parent. will say I don't know. I can read from the beginning of the book that that'd be great. So you don't have to know anything obviously because it's the very beginning. But I will say someone dies in the first sentence and I think it's funny okay chapter. Astronauts Strip had never liked. Barbara, Baker not single day of their forty year acquaintance, but when Barbara was hit and killed by the empty speeding school bus at the intersection of main and Morrison, street on the eastern side of the town, roundabout astronaut knew that her life had changed the shock of which was indistinguishable from relief. It was already a busy day. She'd spent the morning in the garden. She had haircut appointment at eleven thirty, and then her granddaughter Cecilia was arriving by train with two suitcases and zero parents..
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"Subaru loves to help is just one part of the Subaru. Love Promise. And it's one more reason that Subaru is more than just a car company. Sometimes these days alongs and Yoga class just isn't in the cards. But maybe a cookie is pepperidge. Farm Milano believes. You should make some time for yourself once in a while my idea of me. Time is a little bit different since I had the second baby instead of a yoga class. I may be doing yoga. Pose just one downward dog at a time when I do have time for I can eat a cookie a whole cookie and eating that cookie feels like the best little piece of me time. There is these days Milano. Cookies are the perfect. Treat to savor during me time. They have just the right amount of cookie and luxuriously rich chocolate. They're the type of treat that you don't WanNa share not even with your kids or your husband so remember save something for yourself with Pepperidge Farm Milano. How's everybody feeling started asking that instead of asking? How are you doing just feels a little more honest? I'm feeling okay. Sometimes I feel really bad and anxious and terrible and other times I feel fine changes constantly but like a lot of you. I'm hungry for things to listen to bring me a little bit of hope. That's why we decided to drop some old episodes on your feet way back in season one. We interviewed the bestselling novelist. Ms Robin her husband. Mike we talked to them about following their dream and launching an independent bookstore called boxer magic. It's just a nice listen right now as a reminder that we can and will create beautiful things out of our dreams again soon. Emma's new book. All adults here was just released into the world last week. And it's also a great reed really a perfect story for quarantine about the real messy neces- family life something. I think we can all relate to right now. So here's how men Mike's original episode in case you missed it or want to listen to the shop around the corner. Bet Me she was going to break out with me in three months. I think I said six. I'll take that bet and here. We are sixteen years here. They are Emma and Mike. Sixteen years two kids and a bookstore later. Yeah a bookstore. That's what this story is about. Every couple I know has their career escape fantasy. I have friends who daydream about buying a goat farm. Even though they've never touched a goat seriously I think maybe they've eaten goat's cheese. Once and goat farms look pretty on instagram. But the selling novelist Emma Straub and her husband. Mike they're the one couple. I know who actually did it. Who had this couple's career fantasy and they made it happen with no experience at all. They opened one of the most successful bookstores. In New York City. The way they describe it opening a bookstore was having third baby. It's changed who they are as individuals and completely redefined their marriage and they love it. They really really love it. I'm pizza. This is committed.
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"A Republican and noted supporter of president trump can he was elected to Congress back in twenty sixteen but then once the seat last year to democratic Anthony bring DC. this afternoon partly sunny and it's muggy out there as well tonight mostly cloudy with a low around seventy degrees tomorrow showers and thunderstorms and really hot it could be as hot as ninety degrees tomorrow currently mostly cloudy seventy nine degrees at one oh six support for NPR comes from magnesium committed to building math success critical thinking and problem solving skills teaching students face to face in more than one thousand franchise locations more at magnesium dot com. Hey also listeners we got a really cool event happening tonight it's not too late to join us I'll be speaking with best selling crime novelist Laura Lippman about her latest book the lady in the lake tonight at seven PM in the green space there is going to be a wine testing for book recommendations from special guest Emma Straub and a live performance from the band Joseph tickets are still on sale W. NYC dot org slash the green space that's green spell G. R. E. N. E. come join us tonight at seven PM. this is all going to W. NYC I'm Alison Stewart you might know one half of my next guest the do from the group friendly Lake Street dive remember this too..
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"Talk about the life. The legacy in the photographs of the late. Bill Cunningham Aldworth forward to a secret memoir Cunningham left to be published after his death, plus novels, an owner of the cobble hill. Independent bookstore. Books are magic Emma Straub will join us. So stop by to give us highlights from last weekend's Brooklyn book festival. This is all of it on WNYC stick around. We'll be right back after the news. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm jim. Senate Republicans continue pushing for a vote on supreme court nominee Brad Kavanagh and President Trump is solidly behind him. And I'm not saying anything about anybody else. But I want to tell you that Brett Kavanagh is one of the finest human beings, you'll ever have the privilege of knowing or meeting. Trump made the remarks at a campaign rally in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, the Senate Judiciary committee is still trying to arrange testimony from the woman accusing Cavanaugh of a sexual assault. When both attended high school in Maryland. Wanders from hurricane. Florence continue to cause widespread flooding in North Carolina. Even while conditions in some parts of the state are improving NPR's, Jason Bobi reports that in a dozen southeastern counties the flooding has yet to peak much of the south side of the city of Kingston ended up underwater more than twenty four hours before the news river was even forecast to crest here, the flooding cut off major roadways between the Raleigh Durham area in flood ravaged coastal areas, particularly the city of new Bern while some school districts are reopening others have announced that students will not be returning to class until October. At the earliest governor ROY Cooper's urging residents to remain aware that some waterways still haven't peaked. He's also calling the legislature into a special session to address state funding for the recovery efforts. Jason bobbie-ann NPR news, Kingston, North Carolina. Some California restaurants will soon be facing new restrictions on when they can handle plastic straws for member station. K Q E D, Katie. Reports on a new law signed Thursday, beginning next year full service restaurants in California will not be able to automatically give diners plastic straws. They can't hand them out if a customer requests, one in a signing statement governor Jerry Brown says the law is a small step that might make people consider alternatives to straws. He says our infatuation with single use plastics has had disastrous consequences. Critics of the Bill said the law won't significantly improve the environment, and that it puts an unfair burden on restaurants for NPR news. I'm Katie or in Sacramento. Intens Aena at least forty four people died after a passenger ferry capsized on Lake Victoria thirty-seven. Other people were reported rescued after the sinking Thursday afternoon such ferries carry hundreds of people and are often poorly maintained and overcrowded. A twenty two year old student was charged on Thursday with trying to steal a passenger jet and in Orlando airport where he jumped a fence and boarded the aircraft, but was quickly detained the police chief and Melbourne Florida says there is no evidence to indicate a connection to terrorism to technicians and two security guards detained the man before he could attempt to start the American Airlines Airbus jet. You're listening to NPR news in Washington. European leaders meeting in Salzburg say British Prime Minister, Theresa may must make concessions if she wants a Brexit deal NPR psoriasis or Howdy Nelson reports from Berlin a major sticking point is an e you demand keep economic oversight over Northern Ireland in the event, no deal is reached next month. You president Donald tusk was among the leaders who rejected the British Prime minister's proposal to keep the UK and European Union linked trade wise for a time after Brexit the suggested framework for.
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"Nominees like Joyce, Carol Oates to breakout literary figures like a amazing this year's festival reflected New York's deep literary roots as well as the changing landscape of the publishing industry, the festival also had a number of panels covering almost every conceivable literary topic, including the best kinds of healthy foods, you eat and the current climate of economic precarity one bale this past weekend was called the feminist future of fiction. It was moderated by bestselling novice and a co author of books are magic, Emma Straub included. First time novelist are Kwan, Leslie, Lydia kesling, and Alexis Arthur's, and thrill, the panels mater. Emerson was able to join us here today discuss all things books highlights from the festival's what to read this fall in the future of publishing. I know, you know, all the answers to all of those things we also want to hear from you. What are you reading this fall? What are you looking forward to what can you recommend the numbers? She went to four three three. Nine six nine two two one two four three three w NYC. Hi, emma. Hi. So the festival was this weekend. Was there any theme to it? Could you tell who came as far as I could tell everyone in Brooklyn came. You know, sometimes the Brooklyn book festival is always. Enormous and lots of fun, but the weather doesn't always cooperate. So some days some years. It's raining some years, it's one hundred five degrees, and everyone is like hot pink and sweating, but this year, it was actually rather lovely and our books are Magic's booth and stage was in the shade. It was great. Yeah. So everyone everyone in Brooklyn showed up and hung out. And sat and listened to authors, talk it. It's really, heartwarming. Always to see how many people are willing to just spend their Sunday. Just like sitting on a folded chair listening to writers your panel discussion if focused on feminist fiction of the future. What does that look like a great movie Barbarella type thing? I know it's the kind of thing where I kept sort of getting my own panels name wrong, where I was like, it's the feminist future of fiction. It's the future of feminist. The future veteran feminist fiction. I decided that I didn't care what it was called. I I was really only interested in talking to young women debut writers, we had two novelists and assure story writer and just sort of picking their brains about what it's like to be a young woman writing today because that's what I think about it's what we like to support, you know, diverse young women voices in particular epochs or magic what is your panelists. Tell you. What feedback? Did you get about their experience? You know, I think that I don't know if there was anything actually truly feminist about it. Except that they are young smart women who cared deeply about women's stories. I think that is what that is what we spent the most time talking about that like their one one of the women on the panel Lydia Kiessling her book, the Golden State is is about. Motherhood, young motherhood and how. Hideous and boring. It can be as long simultaneously as it is, you know, breathtakingly beautiful. And so we talked a little bit about that about, you know, like who who is taking these stories seriously who is reading them who are you writing them for one one thing that was interesting that all of the panelists said was that they are each their own ideal reader like that they're not they're not writing toward. I dunno. Some. Some someone else some person who is other than them. They are writing for themselves. Which I thought was great. You know, that that I think that's what we all need is is not right towards to like a canonical reader, but to someone right here right now. That's so interesting because you need to do it, especially a nonfiction book proposal. They ask you to to what other books would your reader read? And who are you writing this Ford? It's something that you would they sometimes publishers really try to get you to identify. So that's very interesting that they are sort of pushing back on that idea. Yeah. Yeah. Or that there or that they're offering themselves up, you know, instead of saying like, yes. A a sixty five year old white man who has a tweed jacket with elbow patches, you know, that it's a young woman of color. That's my perfect reader. You know, that's what these young women, and it was awesome. We want to know what you're reading. Or if you have any questions for Emma or any books you want to recommend the numbers to unto 433-9692 two and two four three three. W N Y C. It's funny as I've seen that book, Golden State around something interesting. She said I'm went if the Lydia so that she was her own reader. I think something entry thing I've seen in a lot of books recently, especially about motherhood because I saw you very pregnant. Is the desire to tell the truth about how difficult it is? And break the mythology of the perfect baby in the clean house, and you know, making your own cheddar bunnies. Whatever that is the hot, man. Yeah. I have a kid that idea of young women telling real stories about their lives. Yeah. And I think there have been a number of of memoirs this year. Megan O'Connell wrote a really fantastic fantastic memoir about that as well. But yeah, I think that I mean for me, I write fiction, and I and I read a lot of fiction, and so it was especially nice to to see it sort of. To see the both the the monotonous. Ness of it as well as those sort of sublime moments captured and giving it wait, you know, like the taking it seriously as subject, which I think is it is, of course. But I think that for so long we were presented with these perfect glossy narratives that that sort of revealing more or or or delving deeper seemed like I don't know not that not that interesting. But of course, it it is interesting to all of us who have had that experience. How to love a Jamaican was by Alexis, Arthur, Alexi Arthur's. Yes, What's that about their? It's a collection of short stories in it's fabulous. What I love about her story collection. Is that it's it's about lots of different women in Jamaica. Some are making women some are American women and many of them are queer. Their love story is there like. Sad sad stories, but they they are all vibrant, and rich and together, they they make a sort of a portrait of contemporary Jamaican life. And what a I think Alexia group she's to make him budge. I think she grew up mostly in New York. And and she what she said was that she wanted to see her own experiences on the page, and that she was inspired. By. I think she said Junot Diaz actually that that, you know, he told the story that she hadn't seen of what it was like to be young and Dominican and that that was valid and an interesting, and she was like, wait, you know, it's it's interesting to be a young Jamaican woman to and so she she told lots of stories about different kinds of making women. And it's it's terrific. Great. We're gonna take a couple of book recommendations from WNYC listeners because we know y'all like, Theresa let's talk to Joyce in Brooklyn. Hi joyce. Oh, hello. Hi. I'm well, what do you recommend? Well, I like the enemies and love by Alexis Clark is about the prisoner of war. German prisoners of war who calls in love with a black merge. There's just a beautiful love story. You know, how love conquers off. Love it. Thank you. Joyce. Thanks for sharing. Mary montclair. What do you recommend? Yeah. I'm recommending car travel by Robert ROY it takes place in nineteen seventies Brooklyn. And it tells the story of a boy a coming of age and his troubled relationship with his alcoholic father. And it was an incredibly emotionally gripping story. Mary. Thank you so much for calling in. Well, she brought up Brooklyn. So I'm gonna bring up your store you and your husband a bit of a folk heroes. In New York after a book court closed. You were you. You are moved to action your novelist, you're writer. He said, hey, let me start a bookstore. The reality from that great idea. I mean, I have had that my mind mindlessly called like books. Yeah. Still might have. How do you take it from this idea of okay, we're going to start an independent bookstore to making it really happen? It all happened very very very quickly and going back to, you know, new motherhood, I. Just had a baby. And I think it was like in my postpartum Hayes. I was like, oh, how how much more can that work? How how much more work thing? Surely, I can we can just handle that. But we we are very lucky in that. Because I'm a writer, and we live in Brooklyn. We already knew everyone who owned the other bookstores, and so we called them all up. My friend Christine who word in in green point and injures city. I mean, we talked to her like seven times a day for the next few months, just saying like, okay. But wait. So what's a sales rep? You know, like who who do we call about trash pickup? I asked my friend. Jan who owns a clothing store across the street. You know, like, we we really super super basics. And we just we just jumped we just jumped into it. And we were lucky to to hire a really terrific staff who some of them some of them had a lot more experience than we did. And it's been incredible. It's been incredible. I had great success. You can brag about the magazine wrote about you. And you said he'd been more successful than we could have ever imagined many titles. Did you open with and then so so I think when we opened we had ten thousand books, and now we have about twenty thousand it's it's it's wild the actual numbers are wild like when we were doing the math like how many books do we have to sell? In order to pay our rent writer. They told me it wouldn't be mad seriously. We did the math. And I was like it's impossible. We're going to have to sell. I think the number was something like two hundred and fifty bucks a day. We would have to sell in order to pay our rent, which sounds like a lot. But but we do it more than that every single day every single day. And it's because we live in this wonderful neighborhood that supported an independent bookstore for thirty five years. And so they were ready to support us. We're very very lucky. I've got another call is his Allah from Manhattan. Heightens follow. I hi what do you recommend? I recommend to German girl. I'm Ondo Korea. It's it's about. Family left in the San Luis liner to Cuba. And there were one of the ones. The small group that Cuban government let out and then it's. Stories. Solemnly german. Cuba after Castro's revolution. Has to travel again. And it's it's a beautiful story to story. I recommend recommended a lot. How did you find out about it? I'm cuban. So I'm under it's also Cuban so what kind of spending, I know him. You know, he's a. Writer his work. Yeah. Yeah. Well, he's a director or editor of people magazine in Spanish. Oh, interesting. Oh, well, thank you so much for the recommendation. We really appreciate it. Our numbers two and two four three three nine six nine two. That's two and two four three three WNYC if you have a recommendation you'd like to make or a question for Emma Straub. She's joining us her bookstores books are magic. And of course, she's a well known novelist on her own. Okay. So we want to get your recommendations some memoirs you're excited about this. Fall has like crazy crazy. Good memoirs coming. I mean at the the lake the biggest shiniest diamond jewel of memoir is Michelle Obama's becoming. We're all getting in line. We are all getting along. Everybody in the media's tap dancer. Show. That was my official me pick me. Yeah. Yeah. So that I mean that is just gonna be like, you know, catnip for. Everyone who misses seeing her face in hearing her voice all the time. But then there are also some some less famous. Memoirs who are not former first ladies there's one that. I'm really excited about by a woman named Nicole Chung called all you can ever know which is a memoir about. Korean woman adopted by white parents, and she then grew up in Oregon like surrounded only by white people, and where she kept a list of Asian people. She saw and it would be years before she saw..
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"This is this this happened to me and within twenty four hours time, we had turned that into a trial of her, and what she will do which is where we still remain is she going to respond or not by ten AM. And I think we as a society need to think about that. What do you think that's the shiny objects? That's a shiny object. That makes your meters chasing. Is there? Some part of the story. You think these more exploration deserves more exploration? Well, the whole of it, you know, I mean, that's that's the the need for an FBI investigation. You know? I mean the. We don't know. What happens? She could be that. We don't know. We ain't making the whole thing up. Sure. Or the someone who is sitting who's about to be appointed to a lifelong position to be one of the most powerful people on earth attempted to rape. Somebody one of these two things are something in between and these are entirely knowable things. Actually, there's no reason why you couldn't investigate this claim. So so I think that deserves some explanation, but then we also again, we we have to think about what are what does it say. Our politics reflect us as a society, our political parties reflect us as a society, and we are very fond of talking about the partisan divide in America, and at and I think in part of what we're looking at in the podcast United States anxiety is is the way in which that is a euphemism for the deeper divides. We have around race gender and that the and that if we start to understand our political parties as in fact sorted by racing. Gender and race and gender experiences. And and the the comfort and comfor- with pluralism versus not then these kinds of debates start take on a different tone, and we can start to see them a little more. Honestly, I think can you give us a little preview what's coming up. So this is amazing. That is your your podcast is concentrating on this. I guess you know, what you repression? You knew it was coming. We're shocked to find what we thought to be history turned out to be breaking news. And so we have more history coming we're going to look at the suffrage movement. We're going to look at a real are two questions. Are what happens? What what does it take to break the meal monopoly on political power? And if you do then what what does it matter does gender actually matter in leadership? And so for the next few episodes. We're going to really be looking at those two sets of questions Kyra. Thank you so much for drawing by please come back. Thanks for having me. It's such a delight to hear when we come back. We're talking with Emma Straub, the novelist and owner of books are magic in cobble hill. We'll hear from 'em about the books and writers to look out for this fall. We want to hear from you to follow all of it on our social media at all of it WNYC. I'm Alison Stewart. Stay with us. We'll be back after this quick break..
"emma straub" Discussed on Rose Buddies
"This is Rachel McElroy. Hi, this is Griffin Maccarone and this is wonderful. Isn't it? Just I think so. Just though, hey, can I say something didn't watch the Emmys last night. All right. So we could do a lot of stuff with that bow. Not watching it. Yeah, sure. And not in like a like, we're so cool because we didn't watch the didn't. But let's talk about some of our favorite EMMY memories from previous years where we did enjoy the program who I'm not going to remember any Miami's as we all know short for 'em aligns who made the first TV show, which wise Alf. Oh my gosh. You so hit me where I live. Yeah. Ima line new. Had your number back and forth. Naming Alf characters. Okay. I'll start Alf Willie the cat. What was the cat's name? Griffin. Garfield, geez. All right. I'll just give you lucky lucky the cat. And then there was rock Kellogg monarch. Spielman. Is like Stephen, but with a p. in there because it was Willie's wife, Mel Mak. Nope. Was the planet. He has not a character. The Gordon show-me why? That's elps real name. Randy shown way. You win. Okay. You know more shit about Alson. I need to start an elf podcast. What would the name of that be called? Who buddy. Maybe help me Rhonda. Why. Well, on Milton. His girlfriend's name was Rhonda. Okay. And when he hears the song help me Rhonda, it takes back of Rhonda. Wow. Like secretaries. Do they ever really get into Alice sexuality Lynn for awhile, which is the teenage daughter? Oh, what? Well they don't get together, but there's this shade say, there's this weird thing between now. There's a tension. He is a weird he becomes interested in her. Sure. But he is like a wrinkle knows little goblin monster, gosh, Griffin and she known. Let's just Colin Powell's e sees them and she is a human being woman. How did they think that was cool for the TV show? I guess more commended though. They, they, they like, were they were official, right? Yeah. And he was for sure and helium, but he didn't have a weird wrinkle knows he was he looked a lot like Robin Williams the actor. So what's. So your small wonder this small wonders is another TV show. I think it's just I think it's singular -ture. I don't think there's multiple on that show. Do you have a small wonder this? Do I am reading a book? I am so fucking proud of the second book I have. It's so exciting. The first one was the third, Harry Potter book. Now I since Henry has been born. I have not read many books. I read John Hodgman vacation land. That was excellent. The only book I think I read and then I read another one. Actually, I'm currently reading. I don't wanna get ahead of myself. You may not finish. Let's leave yourself somewhere to really. I got it from the library. So like I the pressures, okay, it's modern lovers by Emma Straub. Okay. I'm not finished with it yet, but I'm joint is a good, I think so. Okay. I dunno, I dunno vacationers if you years back, okay, which was like a real hip summary. All right. My small, oh my God, the new season, great British bake off or British. Leaking show on Netflix, so fucking good nor feeling so good. The other coho, Susan, I can't remember his very very, it's all so good and the challenges are a little bit more design oriented rather than like Baker good. You know, an ice loaf of bread. It's like Baykal of bread that looks like a handbag like they do that sometimes seasons. But this season's just like every challenge has a wild design alum, try not a lot of new stuff. It's very watchable and I, it was watchable before, but now it seems a little more I don't. I don't know a little more risque. I guess there's a lot of very suggestive humor. So that's good. I tell you what's good, the are the movie from eighties. The thing I I started, I went down like a YouTube rabbit hole like practical special effects, and I watched like a video about the practical, special effects of the thing. And man, I fucking love that movie. It is like it is gory as hell, can't be as hell, but the special effects in that movie that they accomplish. I remember the first time you saw it. It was not. I was maybe it was in college..
"emma straub" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Novels include modern lovers and vacationers she's coowner with her husband of the brooklyn new york bookstore books are magic and welcome to both of you i'm guessing that the eu both are year round readers but let me start with you louise does summer reading have particular resonance for you the things you go after it does i'm i'm here in minnesota so i go to the lake and i bring a load of books and i sink into them and read wherever wherever i am around a lake that's how we do it how you doing that's how we do it it's reading on the dog it's reading in it and if you're floating in a lake kits reading if it rains everything that that's where you can you can read yourself into sort of stupor which you then solve with that a lot of grilled meat an and emma straub alert what do you do in the summer for reading well starting starting this summer i'm just going to go louise is has by the late with a stack of books wait for grilled me yeah it's out happens it sounds it sounds perfect at sounds perfect i guess i've always thought as summer reading as at like the stack of books that i would bring with made a summer camp and when you when you have no other option say you have to bring as many as you think you'll read and then when you read all of us folks and three days you have your parents send you another box another box so louise year starting off with a crime thriller right what is it i am actually there are twenty five of donnelly on crime.
"emma straub" Discussed on PBS NewsHour
"Memorial day weekend of course is the traditional kickoff to summer and for many of us that means time to catch up on our reading jeffrey brown brings us inject some suggestions from our news our bookshelf some of us go for lighter fare some catch up on missed readings and others go fuller we readings of old favorites we get some summer picks from two prominent writers law so owned bookstores lease or drake is author of fifty novels as well as nonfiction and poetry remorse reason novel is low rose prior to that the round house was winner of the national book award for fiction she's the owner of birchbark walks in minneapolis and emma strives novels include modern lovers and the vacationers she's coowner with her husband of the brooklyn new york bookstore books are magic and welcome to both of you i'm guessing that the eu both are year round readers but let me start with you louise does summer reading however particular resonance for you the things you go after it does i'm i'm here in minnesota so i go to the lake and i bring a load of books and i sink into them and read wherever wherever i am around a lake that's how we do it that's all you do as a that's how we do it it's reading on the dog it's reading in in a if you're floating in the lake it's reading if it rains everything that that's where you read in you'd you can read yourself into a sort of stupor which you then solve with uh a lot of grilled meat and it and emma straw but what are you do in the summer for reading i'm well starting starting this summer i'm just gonna go to louise is house by the lake with a stack of books wait for grilled me it'll tell ya out happens it sounds it sounds perfect it sounds perfect um.