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For the past million or so years, NYC-based visual artist Neil Goldberg has been writing down passing thoughts on index cards. He has thousands of them. In SHE’S A TALKER, he uses them as prompts for conversations with his favorite New Yorkers – artists, writers, performers, and more. Each of his guests has a wild imagination, takes the beauty and brevity of life seriously, and balances vulnerability with humor. New episodes out every Friday.

For the past million or so years, NYC-based visual artist Neil Goldberg has been writing down passing thoughts on index cards. He has thousands of them. In SHE’S A TALKER, he uses them as prompts for conversations with his favorite New Yorkers – artists, writers, performers, and more. Each of his guests has a wild imagination, takes the beauty and brevity of life seriously, and balances vulnerability with humor. New episodes out every Friday.

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For the past million or so years, NYC-based visual artist Neil Goldberg has been writing down passing thoughts on index cards. He has thousands of them. In SHE’S A TALKER, he uses them as prompts for conversations with his favorite New Yorkers – artists, writers, performers, and more. Each of his guests has a wild imagination, takes the beauty and brevity of life seriously, and balances vulnerability with humor. New episodes out every Friday.

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@shesatalker

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English


Episodes

Annie Lanzillotto: The Most Beautiful No

3/27/2020
SEASON 2: EPISODE 5 Writer and performer Annie Lanzillotto talks about how, actually, old people are the future. ABOUT THE GUEST Born and raised in the Westchester Square neighborhood of the Bronx of Barese heritage, Annie Lanzillotto is renowned memoirist, poet, and performance artist. She’s the author of L IS FOR LION: AN ITALIAN BRONX BUTCH FREEDOM MEMOIR (SUNY Press), the books of poetry SCHISTSONG (Bordighera Press) and Hard Candy/Pitch Roll Yaw (Guernica Editions). She has...

Duration:00:25:33

Jeff Hiller: Lockdown Cuddle Duds

3/20/2020
SEASON 2: EPISODE 9 In this episode, Neil talks to the one person he’s not isolating from: his husband, actor and comedian Jeff Hiller, from TV’s 30 Rock, Broadway’s Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, solo shows at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre, and many, many others. The podcast has always been about the everyday, and right now our everyday is coronavirus. ABOUT THE GUEST Jeff Hiller is an actor and comedian has appeared in guest roles on television in “30Rock”, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend“,...

Duration:00:39:44

Melissa Anderson: Compost of the Soul

3/13/2020
SEASON 2: EPISODE 8 Film critic Melissa Anderson talks about the correlation between smoldering internal rage and a lighthearted use of exclamation marks. ABOUT THE GUEST Melissa Anderson is the film editor of 4Columns and a regular contributor to Artforum and Bookforum. ABOUT THE HOST Neil Goldberg is an artist in NYC who makes work that The New York Times has described as “tender, moving and sad but also deeply funny.” His work is in the permanent collection of MoMA, he’s a...

Duration:00:27:31

Nick Flynn: Storytelling As Illness

3/6/2020
SEASON 2: EPISODE 5 Poet Nick Flynn talks about the ways in which he won't die. ABOUT THE GUEST Nick Flynn has worked as a ship’s captain, an electrician, and a caseworker for homeless adults. Some of the venues his poems, essays, and nonfiction have appeared in include the New Yorker, the Nation, the Paris Review, the New York Times Book Review, and NPR’s This American Life. His writing has won awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Library of Congress, PEN, and the Fine Arts...

Duration:00:33:32

Jon Wan: Complex Enchantment

2/28/2020
SEASON 2: EPISODE 6 Performer Jon Wan argues that kids are campy. ABOUT THE GUEST Slipping in and out of drag skin Kiko Soirée, animagus Jon Wan serves an alluring feast of emotion - sensual, sincere, stupid. Kiko (@kikosoiree) is a queer comedian, host and drag queen, performing at venues like Club Cumming, Joe's Pub, The Bell House, Ars Nova, Caroline's, Union Hall, MoCA, Caveat, and UCB. They've been named by Time Out Magazine as one of the rising LGBT POC comedians to watch....

Duration:00:28:24

Tony Bluestone: Death Is So Queer

2/21/2020
Artist Tony Bluestone talks about the existential condition of the Wet Paint sign.

Duration:00:28:41

Kate Johnson: The Discomfort of Patience

2/14/2020
SEASON 2: EPISODE 4 Meditator Kate Johnson explores the connection between car horns and anonymous comment sections. ABOUT THE GUEST Kate Johnson teaches classes and retreats integrating Buddhist meditation, somatics, social justice and creativity at the Rubin Museum in New York, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, the Kripalu Center and the Omega Institute. Kate works as a culture change consultant, partnering with organizations who are...

Duration:00:29:21

Jacques Servin: Crypto-Optimist

2/7/2020
SEASON 2: EPISODE 3 Activist and filmmaker Jacques Servin talks about shoplifting in airports. ABOUT THE GUEST Jacques Servin is co-founder of the Yes Men, an activist filmmaking collective that's plagued dozens of entities including Exxon, Shell, the NRA, and the US Department of Energy. In the process he's co-written, co-directed, and co-starred in three award-winning documentaries, with a fourth expected this fall. Servin has recently co-launched the Yes School, which teaches...

Duration:00:23:49

Andy Hawkes: Almost Art

1/31/2020
Artist and baker Andrew Hawkes talks about bouncing around pixelated mansions. ABOUT THE GUEST Andy Hawkes is an interdisciplinary artist based in Harlem. He creates performances, videos and baked goods that interrogate intimacy, aspirational domesticity and desire. Hawkes has presented his work at Museum of the Moving Image,Present Company, and Secret Project Robot. For more information Andrew-hawkes.com or IG @Andyawesomepants. ABOUT THE HOST Neil Goldberg is an artist in NYC who makes...

Duration:00:33:43

Alicia Svigals: Uncourageously Obscure

1/24/2020
SEASON 2: EPISODE 1 Violinist Alicia Svigals talks about the erotics of dishwashing. ABOUT THE GUEST Alicia Svigals is violinist, composer, and co-founder of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics. She has taught and toured with violinist Itzhak Perlman and has composed for the Kronos Quartet, has appeared in stadium shows with Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, recorded for John Cale's album Last Day On Earth, and the Ben Folds Five's Whatever and Ever Amen. Her debut album Fidl was...

Duration:00:26:14

Introducing SHE'S A TALKER

1/9/2020
Introducing SHE'S A TALKER, a podcast in which visual artist Neil Goldberg talks with some of his favorite New Yorkers (and former New Yorkers and New Yorkers at heart) about the everyday and overlooked. In this trailer, you’ll hear excerpts from comedians John Early and Naomi Ekperigin, poet Annie Lanzillotto, and Harvard professor of race and gender studies Robert Reid-Pharr. Subscribe now, and episodes will appear in your feed every Friday starting October 25, when the podcast launches....

Duration:00:02:07

John Early: Jazz Hands in the Face of Global Collapse

12/20/2019
Comedian John Early talks about blooper reel politics and the challenges of performing sleep. ABOUT THE GUEST: John Early is a comedian and actor who plays Elliott in the television show Search Party and has appeared on Thirty Rock, Difficult People, Broad City, At Home with Amy Sedaris, Los Espookys and many others. He has also written and starred in his own episode of Netflix's The Characters and co-wrote and starred in the Vimeo Plus series 555 with Kate Berlant. ABOUT THE HOST: Neil...

Duration:00:26:12

Miguel Gutierrez: Touch My Actual Body

12/13/2019
Choreographer Miguel Gutierrez talks about the beauty of confident mistakes and what you can learn about people by how they handle fruit. ABOUT THE GUEST: Miguel Gutierrez is a choreographer, composer, performer, singer, writer, educator and advocate who has lived in New York for over twenty years. He has been presented in more than 60 cities around the world, in venues such as at Centre Pompidou, Festival Universitario, ImPulsTanz, Walker Art Center, MCA Chicago, and the 2014 Whitney...

Duration:00:25:27

Roz Chast: Making Each Other Less Miserable

12/6/2019
Cartoonist Roz Chast talks about arsenic-infused wallpaper and the occasional dutifulness of "I love you, too." ABOUT THE GUEST: Roz Chast has had her cartoons and covers featured in The New Yorker magazine since 1978. She is the author of several cartoon collections and children’s books. Her graphic memoir, Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was short-listed for a National Book Award in 2014. You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing...

Duration:00:23:07

Robert Reid-Pharr: Forever 54

11/29/2019
Cultural critic Robert Reid-Pharr examines the existential choice between elapsed time and remaining time on the elliptical. ABOUT THE GUEST: Robert Reid-Pharr is a Professor of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality and of African and African American Studies at Harvard. He is the author of four books: Archives of Flesh: African America, Spain, and Post-Humanist Critique, Conjugal Union: The Body, the House, and the Black American; Black, Gay, Man: Essays; and Once You Go Black: Choice,...

Duration:00:24:31

Karen Sherman: The Smell of Dance

11/22/2019
Choreographer Karen Sherman talks about the politics of applause and the olfactory landscape of the stage. ABOUT THE GUEST: Karen Sherman makes performances that have been presented by P.S. 122, Walker Art Center, Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, PICA/TBA Festival, Highways Performance Space, Philadelphia Dance Projects, and many other spaces across the U.S. Her work has been recognized with a Bessie Award, two McKnight Foundation Fellowships in Choreography, several MacDowell...

Duration:00:28:22

Mike Albo: Hand Model Anxiety

11/15/2019
Writer and performer Mike Albo talks about enthusiasm as a gay survival strategy and the erotics of fermented food. ABOUT THE GUEST: Mike Albo is a writer, performer, humorist and author. His novels include Hornito (HarperCollins) and The Underminer: The Best Friend Who Casually Destroys Your Life (BloomsburyUSA), co-written with Virginia Heffernan. His solo shows, Spermhood and The Junket, have been presented nationally. You can find him on Instagram and Twitter. ABOUT THE HOST: Neil...

Duration:00:24:27

Jia Tolentino: The Wish to Die in Space

11/8/2019
Writer Jia Tolentino contemplates whether animals can feel embarrassed for other animals and explores her desire to die in space. ABOUT THE GUEST: Jia Tolentino is a staff writer at the New Yorker and the author of the essay collection Trick Mirror. Formerly, she was the deputy editor at Jezebel and a contributing editor at the Hairpin. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine and Pitchfork, among other places. She lives in Brooklyn. ABOUT THE HOST: Neil Goldberg is an...

Duration:00:27:58

Morgan Bassichis: The Labor of the Face

11/1/2019
Performer Morgan Bassichis talks about the drama of sealing an envelope and the pleasure of leaving parties early. ABOUT THE GUEST: Morgan Bassichis is a comedic performer whose recent shows include Nibbling the Hand That Feeds Me in the 2019 Whitney Biennial, Klezmer for Beginners at Abrons Arts Center (2019), Damned If You Duet at the Kitchen (2018), and More Protest Songs! at Danspace Project (2018). Morgan has presented work at the New Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, Hirshhorn Museum,...

Duration:00:26:21

Naomi Ekperigin: And Yet We Brunch

10/25/2019
Comedian Naomi Ekperigin discusses her feelings about the spacebar key and the wisdom of not trusting your gut. ABOUT THE GUEST: Naomi Ekperigin is an actor, stand-up comedian and writer who has appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Two Dope Queens, and her own Comedy Central Half Hour special. Naomi has written for Comedy Central's Broad City, Hulu's Difficult People, and NBC's Great News. In 2017, she was listed as one of "10 Comedians You Need to Know" by Rolling Stone. Check out her...

Duration:00:28:01