19 episodes

Welcome to 76West, a podcast of the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan in New York City.

76West features the very best of the JCC's acclaimed Conversations series, in which we welcome some of the most fascinating people on earth, turn them loose in front of a mike, and the results are unpredictable.

During seasons, new episodes will drop every two weeks. You’ll hear conversation with some of the smartest, funniest, and most challenging figures of our time.

Produced by Megan Whitman and Eric Winick, with editing by Matt Temkin, and original music written and performed by Perl Wolfe.76West is brought to you by Zabar’s and Zabars.com.

76West: A Podcast from the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

    • Society & Culture

Welcome to 76West, a podcast of the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan in New York City.

76West features the very best of the JCC's acclaimed Conversations series, in which we welcome some of the most fascinating people on earth, turn them loose in front of a mike, and the results are unpredictable.

During seasons, new episodes will drop every two weeks. You’ll hear conversation with some of the smartest, funniest, and most challenging figures of our time.

Produced by Megan Whitman and Eric Winick, with editing by Matt Temkin, and original music written and performed by Perl Wolfe.76West is brought to you by Zabar’s and Zabars.com.

    18. Kathy Griffin and Yetta Kurland

    18. Kathy Griffin and Yetta Kurland

    This week we’re listening to a discussion between two-time Emmy and Grammy award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin with civil rights attorney Yetta Kurland. Griffin has performed for hundreds of thousands of fans around the globe, giving legendary standup performances in a class of their own. In 2014, Griffin made history with her 6th consecutive Grammy nomination and first win, joining Whoopi Goldberg and Lily Tomlin as the only other female comedians to ever win Grammy awards for Best Comedy Album. This conversation was recorded in front of a live audience on August 14th, 2019, and produced by Out at the J, the JCC’s program for the LGBTQ community. This episode contains explicit language.

    • 59 min
    17. Judy Collins and Abigail Pogrebin

    17. Judy Collins and Abigail Pogrebin

    This week, we’ll be listening to a discussion between famed singer-songwriter Judy Collins and Abigail Pogrebin. Collins is a six-time Grammy nominee and winner of one, for her cover of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” in 1969. Back then, she evoked the idealism and determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, new generations take inspiration from her 55-album body of work and discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century. The talk was recorded on May 24th, 2012. Subscribe to 76West in iTunes or Google Play, or stream anytime from jccmanhattan.org/76-west.

    • 59 min
    16. Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly with Abigail Pogrebin

    16. Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly with Abigail Pogrebin

    This week on our podcast 76West, we’ll listen to a talk with New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, whose book The Education of Brett Kavanaugh investigates the formative years and confirmation of the Supreme Court justice. Asking the questions is Robin’s sister Abigail Pogrebin. To listen, subscribe in iTunes or Google Play, or stream at jccmanhattan.org/76-west. This conversation was recorded before a live audience on November 3, 2019.

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    15. Nora Ephron with Abigail Pogrebin

    15. Nora Ephron with Abigail Pogrebin

    This week on 76West, we bring you a conversation from 2011 between the late Nora Ephron and Abigail Pogrebin. Ephron was, as the NY Times put it in its 2012 obituary, “a journalist, a blogger, an essayist, a novelist, a playwright, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter and a movie director — a rarity in a film industry whose directorial ranks were and continue to be dominated by men.” Her screenplays include Silkwood, Heartburn, and When Harry Met Sally. Her directorial successes include Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, and Julie & Julia. The conversation was recorded before a live audience on February 16, 2011.

    • 59 min
    14. Ariel Levy, Daphne Merkin, and Dani Shapiro with Abigail Pogrebin

    14. Ariel Levy, Daphne Merkin, and Dani Shapiro with Abigail Pogrebin

    This week's pod features "The Craft of Confession," a discussion between three leading authors of memoirs and Abigail Pogrebin. New Yorker staff writer Ariel Levy talks about her book The Rules Do Not Apply; Daphne Merkin about This Close to Happy: A Reckoning With Depression; and Dani Shapiro about her memoir Hourglass. This talk was recorded in front of a live audience on November 29th, 2017.

    • 52 min
    13. Secretary Madeleine Albright with Abigail Pogrebin

    13. Secretary Madeleine Albright with Abigail Pogrebin

    We open Season 3 with a discussion between one of America’s most admired public servants, Madeleine Albright, and author and former 60 Minutes producer Abigail Pogrebin. Aside from being the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of state, Albright is also a former Ambassador to the United Nations. In this discussion, Secretary Albright and Abby discuss the Secretary’s book Fascism: A Warning, a personal, urgent examination of Fascism in the twentieth century and how its legacy shapes today’s world. This conversation was recorded in front of a live audience on February 1st, 2019.

    • 53 min

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