Songwriter Stephin Merritt talks bridges and key changes.
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Artist Oscar René Cornejo tells us how he earned his childhood nickname.
Writer Ray Lipstein describes the melodrama of looking in the mirror. Neil and Jeff discuss the consequences of straight men not gasping.
Actor Kathleen Turner talks about not bringing characters home.
Writer Monique Truong describes her love of showering when it’s raining outside.
Artist Angela Dufresne makes the case that painting is like cats, fashion is like dogs.
Neil discusses the micro-acting exercise of saying “my husband.” Writer Cassie da Costa finds deep truths in customer service language.
Neil discusses the pleasure of medical touch. Designer/entertainer Isaac Mizrahi consoles us that at least Stephen Sondheim isn’t the best bridge player.
Neil talks about his childhood wish to stop the waves. DJ and academic Mike Dimpfl talks about his research on “toilet feelings.”
Neil talks about summer as its own lifespan. His guest, rapper Cakes Da Killa, discusses how to tell a friend their music sucks.