There was a point in Jessica Kirson’s life where she was living with too many secrets. She was a pot dealer, she had a hidden cocaine habit, and she was deeply in the closet. Jessica worked to unburden herself of all those secrets and found a breakthrough when her grandmother told her, at 29 years old, that she should be a comedian. Jessica and Marc talk about her therapist mom, her stepbrother Zach Braff, her ex-girlfriend Susan Powter, and her unexpected friend Robert DeNiro. She also explains what it’s like to finally allow herself to experience success. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and Stance Socks.
Patriots Panic Time, Baltimore’s Moment, the NFC Least, and ‘The Irishman’ Was Too Long With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Patriots’ loss to the Texans, the Ravens toppling the 49ers, Colts-Titans, Eagles-Dolphins, Steelers-Browns, NFC East playoff predictions, Chargers-Broncos, cross-off teams, and more (2:10), before guessing the NFL lines for Week 14 (48:05). Finally, Bill and Sal discuss Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ (1:19:54).
Sophie Deraspe: The Canadian filmmaker borrows from Greek tragedy and Fredy Villanueva story for her latest fil
The Canadian filmmaker discusses her latest film, Antigone, which is based on an ancient Greek tragedy but set in modern day Montreal.
Canadian filmmaker Sophie Deraspe talks about her latest film, Antigone, which takes inspiration from Sophocles’ Greek tragedy and the 2008 death of Fredy Villanueva. The q screen panel discusses the cancellation of Anne with an E, which was met with a strong reaction from fans last week. DJ Spinna gives us an essential guide to the music of Stevie Wonder. Author and screenwriter Karen Schaler (a.k.a. Christmas Karen) tells us how her work as a former war reporter helped her unlock the secret to writing holiday movies and novels.
For author and screenwriter Karen Schaler, Christmas is a year-round affair. The former war reporter tells us how her journalism unlocked the secret to writing a holiday movie.
A funny episode from a long-ago family vacation is a great reminder that we can take all possible precautions, but we can’t protect ourselves from every eventuality.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; email@example.comGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubinGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors.Happier with Gretchen Rubin is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Do The Thing, Side Hustle School, and Happier in Hollywood. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kids who sound like they’ve miraculously skipped puberty and went straight to menopause. What happens when your childhood diary sounds less like a kid and more like something your Aunt Sheila would say. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Binge all eps at getmortified.com. Make your mark. Go to radiotopia.fm to donate today.
Alex Boyé, singer, joins us along with past interviews and panelists Adam Burke, Amy Dickenson, Bobcat Goldthwaite, and Paula Poundstone.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Prashanth’s new wife is about to come to America for the first time. Should he greet her with his beat-up Corolla, spring for a new car, or try to fake it by renting something until it’s too late for her to turn back to India? Elsewhere, Al stands accused of “careless parking”—his brother says Al pulls into the garage in a way that makes it impossible to back out. Is this even physically possible? Also, Father Bob needs a heavy duty flasher, so he can hear his turn signals; a piece of hot molten lead fell on Pam’s foot from under the dash while she was driving; and, Deanna’s Civic’s battery has been stolen several times in the last few months. Does she need a Rottweiler under the hood? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.
In the 1980s, IBM mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot gazed for the first time upon his famous fractal. What resulted was a revolution in math and geometry and our understanding of the infinite, not to mention how we see Star Trek II. Get blown away by fractals in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers