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2118 - Best Of: Comic Sarah Silverman / Poet Diana Goetsch
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  • 2118 - Best Of: Comic Sarah Silverman / Poet Diana Goetsch

    As a kid, Sarah Silverman says, the fact that she wet the bed was her "deepest, darkest shame." Decades later, she wrote about the humiliation in her 2010 memoir The Bedwetter — now adapted into a musical. The comic talks with Terry Gross about the songs, cringing at some of her old jokes, and satirizing the Left in I Love You, America.

    Book critic Maureen Corrigan shares four books for early summer reading.

    Diana Goetsch grew up in a time when she didn't have the language to help her understand what it meant to be trans. The poet chronicles her later-in-life transition in the memoir This Body I Wore.

    Sat, 28 May 2022
  • 2117 - Angela Lansbury

    In June, Lansbury will receive the Tony Award for lifetime achievement. The Murder, She Wrote star previously won Tonys for her performances in Gypsy and Sweeney Todd. She spoke with Terry Gross in 2000.

    Also, David Bianculli reviews the PBS Great Performances documentary about Stephen Sondheim'sCompany.

    Fri, 27 May 2022
  • 2116 - How A Disinformation & Harassment Expert Became A Target

    Nina Jankowicz was tapped to head the Biden administration's new Disinformation Governance Board but resigned after being deluged with online threats. Her new book isHow to Be a Woman Online.

    Thu, 26 May 2022
  • 2115 - Diana Goetsch's Long Journey To Living As A Woman

    Diana Goetsch grew up in a time when she didn't have the language to help her understand what it meant to be trans. The poet chronicles her later-in-life transition in the memoir This Body I Wore. "I felt that the universe owed me 50 years as a female living this way," she explains. "That's crazy, but it's this sense that I wanted more life."

    Wed, 25 May 2022
  • 2114 - Comic Sarah Silverman

    As a kid, Silverman says, the fact that she wet the bed was her "deepest, darkest shame." Decades later, she wrote about the humiliation in her 2010 memoir The Bedwetter — now adapted into a musical. The comic talks with Terry Gross about the songs, cringing at some of her old jokes, and satirizing the Left in I Love You, America.

    Tue, 24 May 2022
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