The Ties That Bind? by LA Review of Books

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Co-hosts Medaya Ocher and Eric Newman talk with Director Tim Wardle about his Sundance-winning documentary Three Identical Strangers, which tells the story of identical triplets, separated at birth and re-united by chance in their late teens. The film is a masterpiece of pacing and Wardle discusses how he approached unveiling a story with so many unexpected twists and jaw-dropping turns; and also how he integrated reflections on the many controversial elements of the story. Throughout the interview, Wardle’s compassion for the triplets shines through.
Also, Michelle Chihara, LARB’s Economics and Finance Editor, stops by to explain why she adores The Woman Upstairs and all of Claire Messud’s novels.
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Mister Rogers and the Art of Radical Empathy by LA Review of Books

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Hosts Eric Newman and Kate Wolf sit down with documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville to discuss his latest work, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, which tackles the work and impact of Fred Rogers and his iconic children’s show. In a conversation that moves from Rogers’ recognition of the complex emotional life of children to his sense of television as his ministry for a more loving world, Neville outlines both the example and challenge that Rogers sets for us in an era when hatred and vitriol seem poised to engulf the nation.
Also, in recognition of The World Cup, Joseph O’Neill, author of the short story collection Good Trouble, recommends his favorite book on football, Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Soccer by David Winner.
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Joseph O’Neill is up to “Good Trouble” by LA Review of Books

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Co-hosts Kate Wolf and Medaya Ocher talk with author Joseph O’Neill about his new collection of stories, Good Trouble. This show is a gem, full of reflections on 21st century mores, literature, politics, and crises. A master of contemporary language, O’Neill begins by playfully challenging a description of his characters – and away we go – as he reflects upon his craft and the task of representing the inner lives of the “American educated bourgeoisie,” which he describes as “still a revolutionary class” that’s remaking the world.
Also, Johanna Drucker returns to recommend Arthur C Clarke’s sci-fi tale of Alien invasion, Childhood’s End, which holds up a mirror to humanity.
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Joseph O’Neill is up to “Good Trouble” by LA Review of Books

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Co-hosts Kate Wolf and Medaya Ocher talk with author Joseph O’Neill about his new collection of stories, Good Trouble. This show is a gem, full of reflections on 21st century mores, literature, politics, and crises. A master of contemporary language, O’Neill begins by playfully challenging a description of his characters – and away we go – as he reflects upon his craft and the task of representing the inner lives of the “American educated bourgeoisie,” which he describes as “still a revolutionary class” that’s remaking the world.
Also, Johanna Drucker returns to recommend Arthur C Clarke’s sci-fi tale of Alien invasion, Childhood’s End, which holds up a mirror to humanity.
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Joseph O’Neill is up to “Good Trouble” by LA Review of Books

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Co-hosts Kate Wolf and Medaya Ocher talk with author Joseph O’Neill about his new collection of stories, Good Trouble. This show is a gem, full of reflections on 21st century mores, literature, politics, and crises. A master of contemporary language, O’Neill begins by playfully challenging a description of his characters – and away we go – as he reflects upon his craft and the task of representing the inner lives of the “American educated bourgeoisie,” which he describes as “still a revolutionary class” that’s remaking the world.
Also, Johanna Drucker returns to recommend Arthur C Clarke’s sci-fi tale of Alien invasion, Childhood’s End, which holds up a mirror to humanity.
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Joseph O’Neill is up to “Good Trouble” by LA Review of Books

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Co-hosts Kate Wolf and Medaya Ocher talk with author Joseph O’Neill about his new collection of stories, Good Trouble. This show is a gem, full of reflections on 21st century mores, literature, politics, and crises. A master of contemporary language, O’Neill begins by playfully challenging a description of his characters – and away we go – as he reflects upon his craft and the task of representing the inner lives of the “American educated bourgeoisie,” which he describes as “still a revolutionary class” that’s remaking the world.
Also, Johanna Drucker returns to recommend Arthur C Clarke’s sci-fi tale of Alien invasion, Childhood’s End, which holds up a mirror to humanity.
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Joseph O’Neill is up to “Good Trouble” by LA Review of Books

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Co-hosts Kate Wolf and Medaya Ocher talk with author Joseph O’Neill about his new collection of stories, Good Trouble. This show is a gem, full of reflections on 21st century mores, literature, politics, and crises. A master of contemporary language, O’Neill begins by playfully challenging a description of his characters – and away we go – as he reflects upon his craft and the task of representing the inner lives of the “American educated bourgeoisie” which he describes as “still a revolutionary class” busy remaking the world.
Also, Johanna Drucker returns to recommend Arthur C Clarke’s sci-fi tale of Alien invasion, Childhood’s End, which holds up a mirror to humanity.
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