I am working on a television series about the revolutions happening in our culture, communities and families for National Geographic that brought me to Charlottesville last weekend. I spent 72 hours with counter-protesters leading up to Saturday’s violent Unite the Right rally. The network asked me to reflect on my experiences. Read my essay here.
I joined Chris Gethard as guest co-host of his podcast. We spoke with a college student in an early stage of major life changes.
For much more on this topic, check out ‘Gender Revolution’, the documentary I made with National Geographic. It’s on iTunes, Amazon & On Demand!
Dan Savage has dished out love and sex advice in his syndicated Savage Love column for over 25 years. He’s blunt, hilarious and empathetic– and not just in his writing! Dan joins us to discuss working at Ann Landers’ desk, being “monogamish” and the sex questions he gets asked the most. He also recalls what it was like to come of age during the AIDS epidemic. Plus, two words that I never expected to hear on the podcast.
Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., a decorated Marine Corps veteran, has quickly made a name for himself as an outspoken critic of President Trump. I spoke with Moulton about his decision to run for office, his views on President Trump and the future of the Democratic Party.
Just over the East River of Manhattan lies one of the most ethnically diverse areas in the world. As any local can tell you, Queens has become NYC’s fastest growing borough with a recent influx of new families, young professionals, and businesses both large and small.
With a thriving downtown, a bustling restaurant scene and world-renowned museums, there’s no doubt Cleveland, Ohio, is experiencing a cultural renaissance. In part two of our Cities Rising series in Cleveland, I stopped by West Side Market, met up with Matthew McConaughey, and more.
DJ Khaled — hip-hop producer, Snapchat guru, author, record label executive and music mogul — is ready for “another one.” With his 10th album, huge summer hits and a new son, Khaled has a lot to be grateful for. I sat down with Khaled to talk about his latest album, Grateful, which comes out on June 23; his collaborations with the likes of Beyoncé, Rihanna and Justin Bieber, as well as his son, Asahd — who is an executive producer on the album, by the way — and how fatherhood changed his life.
“ It seems that every day, there’s a new story and a new vocabulary around gender that’s challenging our long-held attitudes and preconceptions about what makes us who we are. ‘Gender Revolution’ will go beyond the headlines to examine the why, the how and what it all means, with intimate stories of the people who are at the forefront of this new frontier. ”
Follow along as we learn how to make delicious, healthy dinners with the help of Sur la Table national chef Joel Gamoran. In this episode, we learn to cook a turkey meatball naan’wich with yogurt & pickled vegetables. See more at surlatable.com/fullplate.
Follow along as we learn how to make delicious, healthy dinners with the help of Sur la Table national chef Joel Gamoran. In this episode, we learn to cook french lentils with asparagus & steamed eggs. See more at surlatable.com/fullplate.
Follow along as we learn how to make delicious, healthy dinners with the help of Sur la Table national chef Joel Gamoran. In this episode, we are joined by Inspiralized’s Ali Maffucci to make a chicken and leek soup with carrot noodles. The dish is ready in under 20 minutes! See more at surlatable.com/fullplate.
Follow along as we learn how to make delicious, healthy dinners with the help of Sur la Table national chef Joel Gamoran. In this episode, sheet tray miso salmon with crispy kale & shiitakes is on the menu. The dish is ready in under fifteen minutes!
Brian and I pay a visit to Disney’s studios in Burbank, California to talk with the inimitable director of Selma and 13th about everything from A Wrinkle In Time to her relationship with Oprah. We also discuss #OscarsSoWhite, criminal justice and the Ava DuVernay Barbie doll. Plus, how Ava made the leap from publicizing movies to directing them.
To mark our podcast’s first anniversary, Brian and I return to Washington, D.C.—this time, to interview New Jersey Senator Cory Booker. There we find lawmakers on the Capitol steps with a megaphone, leading an impromptu rally on health care. After interviewing folks in the crowd, we sit down with Senator Booker to talk about the future of the Affordable Care Act, criminal justice reform, the documentary that captured his biggest failure, and living in Newark’s most dangerous neighborhoods. Plus, what it was like growing up African-American in Harrington Park, as one of “four raisins in a tub of sweet vanilla ice cream.”
Guest host John Molner (aka my husband) and I welcome Dr. Kerry Sulkowicz for a discussion about the psychology of leadership and his views on President Trump’s mental health. We also talk about why many mental health professionals won’t publicly comment on the psyche of public figures. Plus, Dr. Sulkowicz explains his unexpected path from practicing psychiatry and psychoanalysis to advising CEOs and corporate boards.
This fall, Maria Sharapova publishes Unstoppable, the candid, captivating story of her rise to tennis stardom. Join her for a thrilling, insightful conversation about her beginnings in Siberia, her arrival in the US at age 6, her career-defining games and her recent fight to get back on the court.
Award-winning journalist and TV personality Katie Couric will moderate.
“Asking questions has shaped who I am as a journalist and a person. Over the course of my career, I’ve asked thousands of them. Some explore the deepest part of the human condition.”
During a Q&A with Dr. Jill Biden, when the OZY Fest co-host brought up the anguished decision by then-Vice President Joe Biden not to run for president in 2016, an audience member yelled, “2020!” The former second lady and current board chair for the international charity Save the Children was on stage while her husband watched from the audience. When Couric took the question directly to Jill Biden, she deferred to the man sitting a few rows away, stage left.
The Bidens are out talking now, with Joe working on a book and Jill still teaching at Northern Virginia Community College, along with their advocacy work. Will another campaign be next?
At the Aspen Ideas Festival, I sat down with New York Times columnists Tom Friedman and David Brooks – two of the smartest people I know. We discussed being a journalist in today’s political climate, our deep political divide and how to maintain optimism, what books they are currently reading and more! Watch the panel here.