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Mark Harris

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Mark Harris on Mike Nichols’ Incomparable Life

Here's The Thing with Alec Baldwin

Alec’s guest Mark Harris has written a compelling new biography about one of the most celebrated directors of all time, Mike Nichols. Drawn from more than 250 interviews, Mike Nichols: A Life tracks Nichol’s difficult childhood as a German Jewish immigrant growing up in New York City to his college years at the University of Chicago where Nichols found a community of performers, including his life-long collaborator Elaine May. In 1963, Mike Nichols and Elaine May performed more than 300 sold-out comedy shows on Broadway. Nichols then spent decades moving fluidly between directing on Broadway and in Hollywood. His movies include The Graduate, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Silkwood, and Working Girl, and his plays include Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park, Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing, and Monty Python’s Spamalot. Over the course of his lifetime, Mike Nichols’ won every major award in his field and, as Mark Harris movingly chronicles, it took a lifetime for Mike Nichols to learn to be happy.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


22 Jun 2021

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LushTums - The Podcast

In this episode the Claires are joined by registered Nurse, Midwife, Author, NLP trainer and Father of 8 and Grandfather of 12 - Mark Harris.  Mark shares insights from his fascinating career as a Midwife, shares his thoughts on why there aren't more male midwives and gives tips on how men can better support their partners through pregnancy and birth.  We talk about why 30% of parents describe birth as "traumatic" and how the Birthing Awareness 3 Step Rewind Process can help those who are suffering.  He also explains why consistently doing the washing up without being asked may be more effective at boosting connection and oxytocin than a bunch of flowers!   Find Mark's Antenatal Education programme "Birthing for Blokes" for Fathers-to-be for FREE at https://birthing4blokes.com/oc/ Use the word "FREE" as coupon code Train as a Birthing Awareness 3 Step Rewind Practitioner at  https://birthingawarenesstraining.com Book before the end of May for any dates later in the year and receive a £95 discount with the code "Thankyou321!" Mark's book "Men, Love & Birth" is out now https://www.waterstones.com/book/men-love-and-birth/mark-harris/denis-walsh/9781780662251 To find out more about training as a Pregnancy & Postnatal Yoga Teacher or Antenatal Educator with LushTums go to https://www.lushtums.co.uk/train-with-us or email Clair McGill at teachertraining@lushtums.co.uk


24 May 2021

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MOVIES ABOUT TV (with Mark Harris & Adam B. Vary)

Screen Drafts

Author Mark Harris (Mike Nichols: A Life, Five Came Back) and veteran guest GM Adam B. Vary (Variety) draft the 7 best movies ever made about its rival medium: television!

3hr 44mins

11 May 2021

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Mark Harris: ‘Mike Nichols: A Life’

The Treatment

Writer Mark Harris on Mike Nichols as an outsider.


20 Apr 2021

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Mark Harris The Gay Papa for Trump

The Opperman Report

1hr 37mins

12 Apr 2021

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Mark Harris

Maltin on Movies

His new biography Mike Nichols: A Life is garnering rave reviews, but that’s no surprise. Mark Harris’s other two books, Pictures at a Revolution and Five Came Back are required reading for anyone who loves films. A native New Yorker, Mark spent many years writing for Entertainment Weekly, which put him on the front lines of pop culture. He continues to cover the film scene for New York magazine. A diligent researcher as well as a fan, Mark has much to say about digging deep in order to tell a good (and accurate) story, as you will hear.

1hr 4mins

2 Apr 2021

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Mike Nichols (with Mark Harris)


Amy and Paul sit down with Mark Harris, author of "Mike Nichols: A Life," to discuss the career of the famed director of films like "The Graduate" and "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?", and the insights Harris uncovered by diving into his life and work. Next week, movie discussion resumes, as we kick off our Underdogs series on real-life-inspired sports films with Hoosiers!


11 Mar 2021

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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? / Closer (Feat. Mark Harris, "Mike Nichols: A Life")

A Film and A Movie

Commentator, critic, and historian Mark Harris joins Dan and Alonso to discuss two films by the artist who's the subject of Harris' latest book, as we discuss Mike Nichols' first film, WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (1966) and one of his last, CLOSER (2004), both of which focus on a pair of couples in disarray. Follow us @filmandmoviepod on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and subscribe and leave us a five-star review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your episodes.Follow Mark on Twitter @MarkHarrisNYC and pick up a copy of MIKE NICHOLS: A LIFE https://www.amazon.com/Mike-Nichols-Life-Mark-Harris/dp/0399562249/?tag=alonsoduralde-20WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? is streaming on HBO Max: https://play.hbomax.com/page/urn:hbo:page:GXyIPmg2ZP46vcwEAAAHW:type:featureCLOSER is available for rental: https://www.amazon.com/Closer-Julia-Roberts/dp/B0094M2GXE/?tag=alonsoduralde-20Mark recommends CARNAL KNOWLEDGE https://www.amazon.com/Carnal-Knowledge-Ann-Margret/dp/B00MFDKZLO/?tag=alonsoduralde-20 and THE GRADUATE https://play.hbomax.com/page/urn:hbo:page:GYAnOvgIpecPCwgEAAAAF:type:featureAlonso recommends BOOM! https://www.amazon.com/Boom-Blu-ray-Elizabeth-Taylor/dp/B07NN3Y3G9/?tag=alonsoduralde-20 and ANGELS IN AMERICA https://play.hbomax.com/page/urn:hbo:page:GVU2u0ARhWFFvjSoJAVJq:type:series


17 Feb 2021

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Episode 1200 - Mark Harris

WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

Mark Harris is a writer, journalist, critic and lover of film, which is why Marc wanted to talk with him. After months of at-home movie watching, Marc is convinced that artistic appreciation and critical thinking around film is more important than ever. Mark Harris has devoted a large chunk of his life to doing that kind of work, including his books on Hollywood after World War II, filmmaking in the late 1960s, and his new biography about Mike Nichols. They also talk about censorship fights, pandemic award shows and being married to Tony Kushner.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 18mins

11 Feb 2021

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Snubs, Surprises, and WTFs of the Golden Globe Nominations, With Mark Harris

The Big Picture

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is up to its old tricks again, so Amanda and Sean are here to break down the nominations for the Golden Globes, some of which are truly ludicrous (0:52). Then, they’re joined by journalist, author, and film historian Mark Harris to talk about this strange award season and his new book, ‘Mike Nichols: A Life,’ a biography of the famed film and theater director (32:00).Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda DobbinsGuest: Mark Harris Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 31mins

3 Feb 2021