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TBD with Tina Brown

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Tina Brown’s new weekly one hour podcast “TBD with Tina Brown” allows this voracious predictor of the zeitgeist to open up her rolodex to the multiple worlds of her storied career. Her latest book The Vanity Fair Diaries—“indiscreet, brilliantly observed, frequently hilarious”—offers a taste of her uncanny prescience as editor- in-chief of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker; founder of the news-site The Daily Beast and author of her New York Times bestseller The Diana Chronicles. In 2009, she launched the annual Women in the World Summit at Lincoln Center, anticipating by 10 years the global rise of a movement that culminated in #MeToo. In “TBD,” Tina talks with entertaining candor to writers, actors, politicians, crime sleuths, journalists, activists, digerati, thought-leaders and newsmakers of tomorrow’s social debates. Each show starts with a peek inside her diary and closes with her recommendation for what to read, what to hear, what to watch to keep you smart in fast moving times.

Tina Brown’s new weekly one hour podcast “TBD with Tina Brown” allows this voracious predictor of the zeitgeist to open up her rolodex to the multiple worlds of her storied career. Her latest book The Vanity Fair Diaries—“indiscreet, brilliantly observed, frequently hilarious”—offers a taste of her uncanny prescience as editor- in-chief of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker; founder of the news-site The Daily Beast and author of her New York Times bestseller The Diana Chronicles. In 2009, she launched the annual Women in the World Summit at Lincoln Center, anticipating by 10 years the global rise of a movement that culminated in #MeToo. In “TBD,” Tina talks with entertaining candor to writers, actors, politicians, crime sleuths, journalists, activists, digerati, thought-leaders and newsmakers of tomorrow’s social debates. Each show starts with a peek inside her diary and closes with her recommendation for what to read, what to hear, what to watch to keep you smart in fast moving times.
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Tina Brown’s new weekly one hour podcast “TBD with Tina Brown” allows this voracious predictor of the zeitgeist to open up her rolodex to the multiple worlds of her storied career. Her latest book The Vanity Fair Diaries—“indiscreet, brilliantly observed, frequently hilarious”—offers a taste of her uncanny prescience as editor- in-chief of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker; founder of the news-site The Daily Beast and author of her New York Times bestseller The Diana Chronicles. In 2009, she launched the annual Women in the World Summit at Lincoln Center, anticipating by 10 years the global rise of a movement that culminated in #MeToo. In “TBD,” Tina talks with entertaining candor to writers, actors, politicians, crime sleuths, journalists, activists, digerati, thought-leaders and newsmakers of tomorrow’s social debates. Each show starts with a peek inside her diary and closes with her recommendation for what to read, what to hear, what to watch to keep you smart in fast moving times.

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Episodes

Gretchen Carlson’s Fierce Stand

1/14/2019
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The former Fox News anchor fired the opening shot in MeToo when she brought down Fox titan Roger Ailes, and received a $20-million settlement with an apology to boot. Now she’s made a documentary about the women whose MeToo stories are not being told. Carlson, a Stanford and Oxford alum and former Miss America, talks with Tina about escaping two sexual assaults, stripping swimsuits from the Miss America pageant, and how she’s going after McDonald’s for their handling of sexual harassment...

Duration:00:38:15

Felicity Jones and Nina Totenberg on RBG's Fight

1/8/2019
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Tina talks with British-born actress Felicity Jones about playing the fearless Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and with NPR’s Nina Totenberg whose expertise almost makes her the tenth the Supreme Court justice. Why was Ginsburg’s husband such a feminist hero in his own right? Did Ginsburg make the right decision in choosing to stay on the court at the age of 85? Stories about a woman who rules--from the bench.

Duration:00:28:26

Stephen Greenblatt on Why Tyrants Rise

1/1/2019
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Mad, bad rulers don't rise by accident. Tina talks with Harvard's Stephen Greenblatt, author of the provocative bestseller Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics, about the uniformly infantile nature of tyrants, how they manipulate popular ignorance and how they're propelled by multiple enablers who only wake up when it's too late.

Duration:00:27:10

Allison Janney's Tall Tales

12/25/2018
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Even if Allison Janney weren’t five-foot-twelve, there are a lot of reasons to look up to her as an actress. In an intimate interview with Tina, Janney talks about how she found her inner evil to play Tonya Harding’s icy mother, what an agent once said to her about the parts she should play, and why she doesn't watch press briefings by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Duration:00:27:42

Margot Robbie, director Josie Rourke and biographer John Guy on the real Mary Queen of Scots

12/25/2018
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The superb new film Mary Queen of Scots rehabilitates the image of one of history’s most maligned monarchs. In a multi-part conversation, Tina talks with Margot Robbie, who plays Mary’s cousin and rival Queen Elizabeth I, first-time director Josie Rourke and Cambridge historian John Guy, who wrote the riveting revisionist biography on which the film is based.

Duration:00:33:16

Aaron Sorkin's Big Bet

12/18/2018
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The verdict is in: Aaron Sorkin’s reimagined To Kill A Mockingbird on Broadway is a hit. He talks with Tina about making Atticus Finch woke, what first made Aaron passionate about politics, and why Breitbart News was an unlikely source of inspiration.

Duration:00:33:27

Michael Douglas' Basic Instincts

12/11/2018
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What would Gordon Gekko make of his fellow New York mogul Donald Trump being president? What’s it like to act your age in Hollywood? The two-time Oscar-winning actor and producer talks with Tina.

Duration:00:23:03

Decoding Kara Swisher

12/4/2018
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Ever wonder who the smartest person in Silicon Valley is? Can Mark Zuckerberg ever restore faith in Facebook? And why are so many internet billionaires getting into the media business? In a no-holds-barred interview with Tina, the industry's most feared (and loved) journalist, Recode cofounder Kara Swisher, holds forth on the titans of tech and about how she found her place in the world as a gay woman.

Duration:00:32:50

Documaestros Alex Gibney and Blair Foster on Bill, Monica and the #MeToo Era

11/27/2018
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The great thing about Emmy-winning filmmakers Alex Gibney and Blair Foster’s new six part docuseries The Clinton Affair is that it allows a new generation to savor the incredible gallery of aggrieved accusers, legal hounds and partisan furies who tore apart the body politic in the '90s. We see them all anew, from mealy-mouthed special prosecutor Ken Starr to treacherous political harridan Linda Tripp to surprising good guy Trent Lott. Most surprising of all is the new perspective of now...

Duration:00:34:54

Jill Soloway Wants It

11/27/2018
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Did you know that a synonym for women’s genitalia has its root in the Latin word for “shame”? This is one of many intriguing observations that emerges from Tina Brown’s conversation with Jill Soloway, creator of the groundbreaking series Transparent, that was inspired by Soloway’s own parent, Harry, coming out as transgender. During the Amazon show’s acclaimed run, life and art formed a double helix of awakening in Soloway, who now identifies as genderqueer and nonbinary. That newfound...

Duration:00:36:18