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She’s A Talker

22 EpisodesProduced by Neil GoldbergWebsite

Artist Neil Goldberg uses a collection of thousands of index cards onto which he's obsessively jotted observations, reflections, and ideas to prompt conversations with some of his favorite New York artists, writers, performers, and beyond.

22 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

Michael Smith: Room Tone

May 1st, 2020


BONUS EPISODE In this bonus live episode, artist Michael Smith talks about how to get creative with bad teaching evaluations. Season 3 coming …

Annie Lanzillotto: The Most Beautiful No

March 27th, 2020


SEASON 2: EPISODE 5 Writer and performer Annie Lanzillotto talks about how, actually, old people are the future.

ABOUT THE GUEST Born and raised …

Jeff Hiller: Lockdown Cuddle Duds

March 20th, 2020


SEASON 2: EPISODE 9 In this episode, Neil talks to the one person he’s not isolating from: his husband, actor and comedian Jeff Hiller, from TV’s …

Melissa Anderson: Compost of the Soul

March 13th, 2020


SEASON 2: EPISODE 8 Film critic Melissa Anderson talks about the correlation between smoldering internal rage and a lighthearted use of …

Nick Flynn: Storytelling As Illness

March 6th, 2020


SEASON 2: EPISODE 5 Poet Nick Flynn talks about the ways in which he won't die.

ABOUT THE GUEST Nick Flynn has worked as a ship’s captain, an …

Jon Wan: Complex Enchantment

February 28th, 2020


SEASON 2: EPISODE 6 Performer Jon Wan argues that kids are campy.

ABOUT THE GUEST  Slipping in and out of drag skin Kiko Soirée, animagus Jon Wan serves an alluring feast of emotion - sensual, sincere, stupid. Kiko …

Tony Bluestone: Death Is So Queer

February 21st, 2020


Artist Tony Bluestone talks about the existential condition of the Wet Paint sign.

Kate Johnson: The Discomfort of Patience

February 14th, 2020


SEASON 2: EPISODE 4 Meditator Kate Johnson explores the connection between car horns and anonymous comment sections.

ABOUT THE GUEST Kate Johnson teaches classes and retreats integrating Buddhist meditation, somatics, …

Jacques Servin: Crypto-Optimist

February 7th, 2020


SEASON 2: EPISODE 3 Activist and filmmaker Jacques Servin talks about shoplifting in airports.

ABOUT THE GUEST Jacques Servin is co-founder of the …

Andy Hawkes: Almost Art

January 31st, 2020


Artist and baker Andrew Hawkes talks about bouncing around pixelated mansions.

ABOUT THE GUEST Andy Hawkes is an interdisciplinary artist based in Harlem. He creates performances, videos and baked goods that interrogate …

Alicia Svigals: Uncourageously Obscure

January 24th, 2020


SEASON 2: EPISODE 1Violinist Alicia Svigals talks about the erotics of dishwashing.

ABOUT THE GUESTAlicia Svigals is violinist, composer, and …

John Early: Jazz Hands in the Face of Global Collapse

December 20th, 2019


Comedian John Early talks about blooper reel politics and the challenges of performing sleep.

ABOUT THE GUEST:  John Early is a comedian and actor …

Miguel Gutierrez: Touch My Actual Body

December 13th, 2019


Choreographer Miguel Gutierrez talks about the beauty of confident mistakes and what you can learn about people by how they handle fruit.

ABOUT THE GUEST: Miguel Gutierrez is a choreographer, composer, performer, …

Roz Chast: Making Each Other Less Miserable

December 6th, 2019


Cartoonist Roz Chast talks about arsenic-infused wallpaper and the occasional dutifulness of "I love you, too."

ABOUT THE GUEST: Roz Chast has had …

Robert Reid-Pharr: Forever 54

November 29th, 2019


Cultural critic Robert Reid-Pharr examines the existential choice between elapsed time and remaining time on the elliptical.


Karen Sherman: The Smell of Dance

November 22nd, 2019


Choreographer Karen Sherman talks about the politics of applause and the olfactory landscape of the stage.

ABOUT THE GUEST: Karen Sherman makes …

Mike Albo: Hand Model Anxiety

November 15th, 2019


Writer and performer Mike Albo talks about enthusiasm as a gay survival strategy and the erotics of fermented food.

ABOUT THE GUEST: Mike Albo is a writer, performer, humorist and author. His novels include Hornito

Jia Tolentino: The Wish to Die in Space

November 8th, 2019


Writer Jia Tolentino contemplates whether animals can feel embarrassed for other animals and explores her desire to die in space. ABOUT THE GUEST: …

Morgan Bassichis: The Labor of the Face

November 1st, 2019


Performer Morgan Bassichis talks about the drama of sealing an envelope and the pleasure of leaving parties early.  ABOUT THE GUEST: Morgan Bassichis is a comedic performer whose recent shows include Nibbling the Hand …

Naomi Ekperigin: And Yet We Brunch

October 25th, 2019


Comedian Naomi Ekperigin discusses her feelings about the spacebar key and the wisdom of not trusting your gut.

ABOUT THE GUEST:  Naomi Ekperigin is an actor, stand-up comedian and writer who has appeared on Late Night …

Annie Lanzillotto: Elevator Catch

October 25th, 2019


Writer and performer Annie Lanzillotto discusses the pleasure of wolfing food down and how the "feels like" temperature is measured.


Introducing SHE'S A TALKER

September 18th, 2019


Introducing SHE'S A TALKER, a podcast in which visual artist Neil Goldberg talks with some of his favorite New Yorkers (and former New Yorkers and …

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