Because some things are meant to be overheard.
David Mandel talks about final Veep season
It’s Emmy weekend and my first guest on the new "Cone of Silence" podcast is the award-winning executive producer and showrunner of HBO's Veep, David Mandel. His comedy career began at Comedy Central and SNL and he went on to produce some of the greatest comedy hits of our time from Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm to taking over Veep in Season 5. We get the inside scoop on how the Veep team put together the last season and came up with the incredibly fitting finale (be warned: spoilers). We also talk about what it's like to work (twice) with the amazing Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and what it takes to stay on top of the comedy game. Plus, learn how Veep always seems to be ahead of the news cycle (we're talking Washington insiders!).
Interview with NYU Prof. Scott Galloway, author of “The Algebra of Happiness” and “The Four”
NYU business professor Scott Galloway, author of the new book “The Algebra of Happiness” and co-host with Kara Swisher of Vox’s Pivot Podcast, was celebrated at a book party in Washington, D.C. hosted by Hilary Rosen, Kara Swisher and Tammy Haddad. Galloway's book tells the story of how you can have a happier life by looking at things in a completely different way. It’s based on a lecture he gives during the final session of the course he teaches which is standing room only.
WHC Insider: Celebrating Ronan Farrow at Cafe Milano
Journalists and Washington influencers came to the famed Cafe Milano to celebrate the release of Ronan Farrow's new book, "War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence" and to toast Farrow on winning the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service for his reporting on Harvey Weinstein. The book explores the collapse of American diplomacy and the abdication of global leadership. Hosted by Franco Nuschese, Kathy O'Hearn, Hilary Rosen, and WHC Insider's Tammy Haddad.
Treating People Well: Lessons from the White House
WHC Insider's Tammy Haddad talks with two Former White House social secretaries about their new book on civility and social skills, "Treating People Well: The Extraordinary Power of Civility at Work and in Life."
Lea Berman, who worked for George and Laura Bush, and Jeremy Bernard, who worked for Michelle and Barack Obama, are the ultimate White House Insiders. Join us as we talk about how to deal with awkward situations, how to not take things personally or too seriously, and how not to behave while a guest at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Bush Twins put "Sisters First"
WHCInsider co-founder Tammy Haddad spoke with Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Hager Bush about their new book "Sisters First" at a release party hosted by Connie Milstein, Dr. Mark Dybul and Anita McBride at The Jefferson Hotel.
While they admitted they know, the twins remained mum about the joke their father, President George W. Bush whispered to President Barack Obama at the Hurricane relief event held in Houston, TX earlier this month. Sounds like they also put family first! #SistersFirst
Holly Peterson's inside look at Ambition, Surfing, the Trump Family, and Class Conflict in the Hamptons
Holly Peterson is the New York Times best-selling author of four books, including her latest work of social satire, It Happens in the Hamptons. Megan Murphy, Editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, interviewed Ms. Peterson about the new book and its themes of ambition, and the clash of social classes. Peterson also offers a few insights on the Trump family. The book party was hosted by Tammy Haddad, Connie Milstein, Hilary Rosen, Heather Podesta, Kathy O’Hearn and Carol Melton at The Jefferson Hotel in Washington, DC on May 17, 2017.