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18 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Joan Didion. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Joan Didion, often where they are interviewed.

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18 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Joan Didion. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Joan Didion, often where they are interviewed.

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The last thing he wanted, by Joan Didion

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The Last Thing he wanted is a novel published by Joan Didion.

The story centers on Elena McMahon, a reporter for The Washington Post who quits her job covering the 1984 US Presidential election to care for her father after her mother's death. In an unusual turn of events, she inherits his position as an arms dealer for the U.S. Government in Central America. In this sparsely written, quick-paced narrative, Elena struggles to cope with the spies, American military personnel, and the consequences of her father's errors that are waiting for her on a small island off the coast of Antillas.

Sep 02 2020 · 21mins
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Episode 7: Joan Didion

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Today’s episode is about Joan Didion’s life the year after her husband, John, passed away. Join Max and Anuj as they discuss life’s most universal struggle: dealing with the loss of a loved one. Joan was left to answer the questions of guilt, mourning, and self pity after John passed while she took care of her daughter, Quintana, who was in a coma. Listen, as she shares all that she has learned during her “Year of Magical Thinking”.
Sep 01 2020 · 28mins
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MLB and BLM, salary secrets and Joan Didion on grief

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Listen to this week's episode with guest-host Kevin Sylvester:

Why Major League Baseball isn't doing enough to combat systemic racism: 00:29

We guard more secrets about salaries than about sex, and employers want to keep it that way: 24:06

Writer Joan Didion says the only way she can deal with grief is to write through it (reprise): 44:11
Aug 21 2020 · 1hr 9mins
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David Ulin explains Joan Didion

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David Ulin, the former L.A. Times book editor, interprets Joan Didion, just as she interpreted California. As the editor of the new multi-volume edition of her collected works, Ulin shares insights about Didion as a writer and cultural figure and about her vision of California.

Dec 03 2019 · 28mins
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The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

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In this episode I sit down with my Mom and we discuss one of her favorite books, The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion. Our conversation, like the book, focuses on grief, how we process it and the tricky things that it does to us. If you want to reach out, suggest a book or comment on the episode you can find me online at @ajamesrichard on Instagram and Twitter. I really hope you enjoy this conversation, it was a fun episode to record.
Nov 21 2019 · 40mins
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Books & Beyond: Joan Didion

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In this episode, librarians Alison and Karen get into the Joan-zone as they discuss this celebrated essayist and style-icon.

Read more on the Auckland Libraries blog: https://aucklandlibrariesblog.blogspot.com/2019/11/books-and-beyond-joan-didion.html

Auckland Libraries' radio show Books and Beyond explores the world of books with guest authors, recommended reads, gems from the Central City Library basement and… beyond.

This episode originally aired on Planet FM 104.6 on 10 November 2019.
Nov 12 2019 · 30mins
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Every Gay Child is a Tiny Joan Didion (Maria Tallchief & Pedro Almodóvar w/Patrick Gill)

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Proving this show contains multitudes and occasionally our guests delve into ~~cUlTuRe~~, the hilarious and generous writer, producer and comedian Patrick Gill shares stories of building a better relationship with your body from ballerina Maria Tallchief and falling in love with the world of Pedro Almodóvar.

Topics include: Raccoons vs. opossums, our relationships with our bodies, the importance of The Firebird, Surya Bonaly (again), grand movie palaces, the loneliness and observance of gay childhood, where to start on your Pedro Almodóvar journey, the best shea butter in Chicago and more.

Patrick can be found on Instagram at @patrickfishpart, or you can go see his Second City Show (@bummerfunny), We Have Questions, with the next date here: https://www.facebook.com/events/650667565344881/

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You can find I'll Be There For You on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify or wherever you like to listen to podcasts. We release new episodes every other Sunday to help you beat those Sunday scaries. Please tell your friends, subscribe, give us those sweet reviews! If you have questions, feedback or want to be a guest, you can reach us on most social platforms at @IBTFYPod or illbethereforyoupod@gmail.com. Thanks for listening, you tiny Joan Didions.

Jul 29 2019 · 56mins
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“Play It As It Lays” by Joan Didion – Episode 43

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My fifth Joan Didion book of the year and an ad lib discussion of the book's main themes.
Jun 03 2019 · 23mins
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The White Album, by Joan Didion

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This 1979 collection of essays attempts to reveal the 1960s and California as stories without narratives. We discuss how Didion's work was branded because of her gender, class, and lack of politics, despite her insistence that writing was only an attempt to make sense out of chaos.

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Mar 15 2019 · 1hr 43mins
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Slouching Towards Bethlehem - Joan Didion

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This week's book is Joan Didion's Slouching Towards Bethlehem. I play some Beatles, some Ravi Shankar, some Randy Newman and much more. Have a listen!
Nov 16 2018 · 56mins
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