19 episodes

27 Rouge is a podcast about nothing in particular, a sort of renaissance man’s conversation guide named in tribute to the 27 Club. The show is hosted by award-winning author and Batman enthusiast Scott Newman. Each week, he sits down with interesting people to discuss everything from cocktail napkin anecdotes to the state of world affairs, cultural issues, books, movies, science, fashion, and everything in between. From episode XIX, this podcast is no longer affiliated with or endorsed by Quillette as he's now working independently. Yewww. Buckle up Buttercup. And pour yourself a glass of single malt.”

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27 Rouge Scott Newman

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 9 Ratings

27 Rouge is a podcast about nothing in particular, a sort of renaissance man’s conversation guide named in tribute to the 27 Club. The show is hosted by award-winning author and Batman enthusiast Scott Newman. Each week, he sits down with interesting people to discuss everything from cocktail napkin anecdotes to the state of world affairs, cultural issues, books, movies, science, fashion, and everything in between. From episode XIX, this podcast is no longer affiliated with or endorsed by Quillette as he's now working independently. Yewww. Buckle up Buttercup. And pour yourself a glass of single malt.”

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    XIX: The End of Solitude with Bill Deresiewicz

    XIX: The End of Solitude with Bill Deresiewicz

    Bill Deresiewicz is one of the sharpest cultural critics of our time. I may not agree with everything he says, but I have to hand it to the guy. He’s a powerhouse of incisive, piercing insight into all things culture. His books include A Jane Austen Education and The Death of the Artist as well as my personal favorite Excellent Sheep. And now he’s got a new one on the way. In July, we sat down and talked about The End of Solitude, an exceptionally well curated set of essays that I’d recommend to anybody. For those interested, the book drops on August 23rd and can be snagged here. Be sure to check out the Quillette website soon for an exclusive excerpt from The End of Solitude. And while you’re there, throw in a subscription and join the club. You can thank me later.

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    XVIII: Our Tango World with Iona Italia

    XVIII: Our Tango World with Iona Italia

    Iona Italia is the editor in chief of Areo, host of of the Two for Tea podcast, and the writer of The Second Swim Substack newsletter. She’s also the author of a two-part book: Our Tango World, published by Milonga Press in 2018.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    XVII: Superfly - Sitting down with Phoebe Gardner

    XVII: Superfly - Sitting down with Phoebe Gardner

    Bardee is a Melbourne-based tech startup in the circular economy space. They take food waste and feed it to black soldier flies who gorge themselves on it and blow up to the proportions of William Boss Tweed. This week, I sit down with founder & CEO: Phoebe Gardner, who has earned a spot on The Australian’s top 100 innovators list two years running

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    XVI: Classical Music's Suicide Pact feat. Heather Mac Donald

    XVI: Classical Music's Suicide Pact feat. Heather Mac Donald

    The Manhattan Institute’s Thomas W. Smith Smith Fellow, Heather McDonald is a tour de force. One of the most incisive voices of our time, her writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the New Republic, and the New Criterion, among others. This week’s episode comes on the heels of two terrific but worrisome City Journal essays from Heathers: Classical Music’s Suicide Pact and Making Beethoven Woke. While we focus mainly on music, museums, art galleries, and cultural commentary on higher education and moral cowardice also feature.

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    • 55 min
    XV: A Far Shore-Masaaki Kudo at KVIFF

    XV: A Far Shore-Masaaki Kudo at KVIFF

    At the Karlovy Vary Inernational Film Festival, I interviewed Japanese director Masaaki Kudo about his forthcoming film A Far Shore. Raw, visceral, and unapologetic about its bleak subject matter—the film explores what it is to be broken by a cruel world—which, in this case, is the seedy underbelly of Okinawa. Drawing on Francois Truffaut and Ken Loach, Masaaki delivers a third feature film that captivates, enchants, and disgusts. This interview was conducted with the help of a translator. To preserve authenticity, I include both the Japanese and the English.

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    • 35 min
    XIV: Coffee, Cocktails, & Excellence with Martin Hudak

    XIV: Coffee, Cocktails, & Excellence with Martin Hudak

    Martin Hudak’s is a story of persistence and of a true commitment to excellence that I have seen only in a handful of others in my trips around the sun. His exploits are legend and while many of the guests that come on this show are accomplished, Martin’s list of accolades could fill a podcast of their own. In 2017, he won the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship. He’s been honored as a Forbes 30 under 30 member and recognized in 2021 with a spot in Drinks’ International Most Influential Figures. He’s the author of Spiritual Coffee, a Mr. Black Brand Ambassador, and the co-owner of Sydney’s finest establishments—Dean & Nancy on 22, Maybe Sammy, and Sammy Jr, all establishments at which you may well find on any given Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday.

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    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

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Sincerity Doesn’t Trump Preparation

As the Heather McDonald interview was an early episode, perhaps the issue has already been addressed, but I must say something lest it has not.
An interviewer must bring something to the conversation in addition to his admiration for the interviewee. However much he may wish to have what sounds like a casual conversation, he is not, in fact, having a meandering chat with an old friend. That it may sound casual is part of the artifice of an artful podcast.
There must be some preparation. Most particularly, an interviewer must prepare and eat his lunch BEFORE the interview commences. What may we look forward to next? The musical tinkle of water into water, and the gentle susurration of a distant toilet?
Heather, as usual, was magnificent.

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