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41 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Greta Gerwig. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Greta Gerwig, often where they are interviewed.

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41 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Greta Gerwig. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Greta Gerwig, often where they are interviewed.

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S1E4 - Who’s Greta Gerwig: an interview with Kat Giordano

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We get a chance to chat with Kat Giordano. Kat wrote The Poet Confronts Bukowski's Ghost, which is a book of poetry you can still buy on Amazon.

She also wrote the novel The Fountain, which is forthcoming from Thirty West Publishing House in November 2020.

Today we got a chance to talk to her about all things relating to indie culture, her forthcoming novel, and a Spotify playlist she made for it.

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Oct 24 2020 · 35mins
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#280 Greta Gerwig: On Choosing Not To Be On Social Media (Replay)

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Hello and welcome back. I'm replaying some old favourite episodes this week while I am on holiday. This episode was recorded in February 2018. I met Greta in the Soho Hotel for the interview to talk about the release of her film Ladybird. Since then, of course she's gone on to make the incredible masterpiece that is her own version of Little Women that she wrote and directed. The film received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, and it also received nominations at the BAFTAs and Golden Globe Awards. Hope you enjoy this little trip down memory lane!

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Aug 13 2020 · 24mins
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Ep 84. Greta Gerwig

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In “No Method to Her Madness,” a review of the Noah Baumbach film Greenberg that could’ve also been titled “Ode to Greta Gerwig,” A.O. Scott wrote that the actress, “most likely without intending to be anything of the kind, may well be the definitive screen actress of her generation.” He goes on (at length) to praise her performance, or lack thereof. “She comes across as pretty, smart, hesitant, insecure, confused, determined — all at once or in no particular order. Which is to say that she is bracingly, winningly and sometimes gratingly real.” He’s still talking about Greenberg, but the same could be said of her work in films like Frances Ha, Mistress America and Maggie’s Plan.

Ben Brantley, Scott’s colleague over in the theater department, seemed equally smitten with her stage debut as Becky in The Village Bike: “She registers as guileless because we can detect every confused emotion that crosses her face... She reads as so transparent that her feelings come to seem like our own. There’s no barrier of glossy, movie star charm between her and us.”

If you don’t see many mainstream titles on her IMDb page, it may be because studios serve up most of their features with a generous dollop of gloss. It could also be because Gerwig knows what material suits her. And she should – she’s co-written and co-directed a lot of it, mostly with indie filmmakers like Baumbach and Joe Swanberg. Though these are no doubt some of her most acclaimed performances, even in her occasional mainstream forays (2011’s Arthur and No Strings Attached) she’s often singled out as the only part of the movie worth watching. Taken as a whole, the applause seems to boil down to this: It’s very hard to catch her acting. As a performer, she is unselfconscious in a way that lets us look through her and see ourselves, and she’s not pulling any punches in the reflection.

She’s a natural if there ever was one, but for a long time the question seemed to be, a natural what? A fervent aspiring ballerina, fencer, trumpeter, aerobics instructor (that was all before graduating high school), Gerwig embraced her interests with both arms and all her passion. In college she intended to become a playwright (or maybe study musical theater) before meeting Swanberg, who cast her in 2006’s LOL. For a while she worried about not feeling the same singular purpose or calling as some of her peers; there was also a period when she worried a move from mumblecore to mainstream might never happen. But now that hopping genres, creative capacities and even distribution platforms is becoming the industry’s new normal, it seems like a very good time to be someone who can be almost anyone – on either side of the camera.

This month, she’s in front of it in 20th Century Women along with Annette Bening and Billy Crudup. In 2017, she’ll step behind it with Lady Bird, which stars Saoirse Ronan and marks Gerwig’s first solo directing effort. She’s also working on the script for a film adaptation of Little Women – and we can’t think of a better (or more interesting) woman for the job.

For some artists, picking a lane seems not only unnecessary, but foolish, especially for an artist who’s all-in, all the time. “You could always not invest, but where’s the fun in that?” she told The Guardian earlier this year. “It’s like when people say, ‘I don’t really care about Christmas, it’s just a day.’ Of course it’s just a day, but this is all we’ve got! We go around one time… Let’s invest. It’s not always logical to do so, but what else are you gonna do with your life?”
Jul 23 2020 · 1hr 5mins
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'Ladybird' & Greta Gerwig

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Ladybird & Greta Gerwig

*** Complicated Woman Rating - Lady Bird. Ladybird is a perfectly imperfect depiction of a young woman coming of age: complicated, unique, excitable, impossible to control, dramatic, angsty and totally relatable. (1:47)

*** Complicated Woman Rating - Marion. Lady Bird’s mother has a tough exterior, a biting wit, and the weight of her family’s struggles on her shoulders. She has a softer side for everyone it seems but Lady Bird. Kate thinks the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree for Lady Bird and Marion, but Carinn thinks the two are different at their core.  (5:45)

*** Scenes - We both love any scene with Lady Bird and her mother, but the opening one is a real standout and tells the viewer everything you need to know about these women and their complex relationship (11:38); Carinn highlights the scenes showing good heart pounding intimacy between first kiss and sex, reminding us that this is a coming of age story for sure, but it is also a journey through Lady Bird’s sexuality (and praise for the forgotten art of dry humping!) (15:58); Kate brings us back to the mother-daughter drama and discusses the painful, yet so relatable, prom dress shopping scene between Lady Bird and Marion, which leads both Kate and Carinn to get personal and talk about their own mothers (21:55); Carinn brings it home with a look at the final scene when Ladybird leaves for college, returns to her given name -- Christine -- and realizes that paying attention is the most generous form of love. She has truly come of age and grown. (28:05)

*** What’s your damage, Heather? Carinn finds it hard to discuss Ladybird’s damage because it hits too close to home for her. Kate makes her feel better when she tells her she doesn’t think Ladybird is damaged at all, just a young woman trying to escape, longing for something more and trying to fit in. Basically teenage Carinn is Lady Bird and teenage Kate is teenage Greta Gerwig. (34:35)

*** What She Said. Carinn admires the paradoxical nature of Greta Gerwig and her refusal to be put in a box when it comes to her filmmaking. Only Greta could have us talking about period piece movies, Barbies and a link to Sally Rooney! But it’s Greta’s take on deviations from the path that really hits home.  Kate’s quote reminds us of why we need more female writers and directors interested in telling complicated and nuanced womens’ stories. Of course we manage to discuss astrology too and how Gerwig, a fellow fire sign, had her birth chart compared to that of her literary hero, Louisa May Alcott. (41:33)

*** Crystal Ball. For the future, Kate envisions a sad, yet poignant, Terms of Endearment inspired mother-daughter story, where Ladybird is fighting for her mother instead of with her. Carinn hits it out of the park, as usual, essentially writing an Oscar-worthy version of LadyBird Part 2, tentatively titled “Christine.” Greta should seriously contact Carinn to develop this script unless we write it first!  (51:40)

*** Takeaways. Greta Gerwig says she wrote this movie as a love letter to her hometown of Sacramento. Kate, who lives in her hometown, gets personal and discusses how no matter where you go, where you grow up is always a part of you. Carinn brings it back to Dave Matthews Band and reminds us that you gotta love what you love. (65:40)

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May 27 2020 · 1hr 15mins
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"The Meaning of" Greta Gerwig - Ep121

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Welcome to the 121th episode of "The Meaning Of" podcast. In honor of Women's History Month, we will be celebrating the work of incredible female talent that have revolutionized cinema in front of and behind the camera. This week, Andres and Sabrina discuss the rise of actress/writer/director Greta Gerwig! #TheMeaningOf

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Mar 13 2020 · 50mins
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S1 Episode 1: Greta Gerwig, Writer-Director 'Little Women'

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After the success of the Film Buds and Music Buds podcasts, the beloved pair of Henry Faherty & Chloe Strauss are back with their third show! You Don't Need Anyone... features fun, open discussions of inspiring artists from all walks of life. It's made by loving fans who are inspired every day by artists like these. Episode 1 tackles Greta Gerwig, writer-director of Little Women and Lady Bird. She's also starred in many renowned films such as Isle of Dogs, 20th Century Women, Jackie, Frances Ha, and Greenberg.

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7:51 - Discussion: Greta Gerwig

27:55 - Outro: 'You Don't Need Anyone' Meaning

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Mar 08 2020 · 30mins
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LLW: Greta Gerwig's Little Women

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Welcome back to Love's Labours Watched! It's a new year and (somewhat) new us, as we kickstart our new bi-weekly episode schedule with a discussion of Greta Gerwig's 2019 adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. We discuss the two-stranded narrative structure, the Oscar-nominated performances, the modern themes of money, female agency and what really happened in the end...
Feb 04 2020 · 54mins
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Greta Gerwig

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Greta Gerwig is riding high on the rave reviews and Oscar nominations for her heartfelt adaptation of Little Women (still playing in theaters). In the midst of awards-season chaos she found time to spend an hour with Leonard and Jessie, to talk about her ever-expanding career—which also includes being mother to an adorable toddler. For a high-profile actress and filmmaker she is refreshingly straightforward about her accomplishments, and extremely likable to boot.

Jan 24 2020 · 58mins
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Best of: Greta Gerwig & Molly Yeh: Funfetti!

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Director and actor Greta Gerwig chatted with host Rachel Belle two years ago, after her award winning coming-of-age film Lady Bird came out. Now she's back with a new movie, the Louisa May Alcott classic Little Women, so we decided to spruce up the old episode and re-release it, nice and fresh and funky for 2020.

When it comes to food, Greta has a soft spot for sentimental childhood favorites, including the ubiquitous 1990s birthday party staple: boxed Pillsbury Funfetti cake.

But some folks are, ahem, thinking outside the box. Molly Yeh, host of Food Network's Girl Meets Farm, tirelessly recipe tested nine different types of sprinkles and three cake batters to perfect her homemade 'sprinkle cake.' She chronicled her journey on her popular blog, My Name Is Yeh, and joins the show to talk all things sprinkles...including how to make your own.

Follow along on Instagram, and feel free to email host Rachel Belle anytime (any hour! any day!) at with your feedback, stories, and guest suggestions! We would love to hear from you.

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Jan 09 2020 · 27mins
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Greta Gerwig, Little Women, Jojo Rabbit and The Gentlemen

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Director Greta Gerwig talks about Little Women.

Plus film reviews including Taiki Waititi’s wartime comedy drama Jojo Rabbit, Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen, and Giancarlo Esposito and Aaron Eckhart in In the Line of Duty.

Edith Bowman and Robbie Collin chat through all the films worth seeing in UK cinemas in the UK Box Office Top Ten, we tell you the best and worst films on TV next week and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week.

00.14.14 Box Office Top 10
00.39.01 Greta Gerwig interview
00.51.07 Little Women Review
01.01.13 JoJo Rabbit Review
01.23.17 The Gentlemen Review
01.31.08 In The Line Of Duty Review
01.34.40 Amanda Review

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Jan 03 2020 · 1hr 46mins