Ding Dong The Hef Is Dead - The Legacy of Playboy; And The Death Of The Celebrity Interview
Also in today’s episode, we discuss the demise of the celebrity interview. Are authentic journalistic profiles destined to become mere relics, in place of publicist-approved puff pieces? We can but wonder.
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What we’ve been listening to/ watching
The Longform podcast (Dolly recommends the eps with Lena Dunham, Ariel Levy, Emily Nussbaum, David Remnick, Jon Ronson, Elizabeth Gilbert and Taffy Drodesser-Akner)
Fresh Air podcast with Hilary Clinton
WTF podcast with Barack Obama
What we’re been reading
Standard Deviation by Katherine Heiny
Mount by Jilly Cooper
I’ll Eat When I’m Dead by Barbara Borland
Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang
Interview with France’s Secretary for Equality, Marlène Schiappa, in The Sunday Times magazine
1968 Rolling Stone interview with Richie Havens
A Bunny’s Tale by Gloria Steinem
The Death of a Playmate by Teresa Carpenter
My Playboy Mansion meeting with Hugh Hefner, Mr Sticky Fingers by Camilla Long
How BBC Star Clare Balding stole my byline, by Ginny Dougray