Welcome to Morning Meeting, where AIR MAIL’s Ashley Baker and Michael Hainey take you inside the stories people are talking about this week—and tip you off to the ones the editors are talking about for next week. We cover the people shaping your world that you want to know more about (and more often the stuff they don’t want you to know about). And we talk with friends of AIR MAIL—writers, reporters, and style-setters. So listen in every Saturday as Morning Meeting brings you what’s new and exciting from the world of AIR MAIL.
Anderson Cooper on How Money Destroyed His Family
This week, Anderson Cooper reveals how money destroyed his dynastic family—and why he won't leave his money to his son.
The Man Behind Roger Ailes and Churchill, John Lithgow
This week, the ever witty actor John Lithgow discusses (and reads from!) his very funny new book, A Confederacy of Dumptys.
The Elizabeth Holmes–Theranos Trial: What You Need to Know
Is Elizabeth Holmes the greatest fraudster of our era?
J.F.K. and the Radcliffe Girl—60 Years Later, a Mistress Speaks
At 20, Diana de Vegh began an affair with John F. Kennedy that continued through his time as president. Now, for the first time ever, she tells how she came into his orbit, how her life was forever altered, and what she learned about herself.
Could You Be a “Genuinfluencer”?
This week, we have a look at “Genuinfluencers”—Gen X–ers who think being into clothes and beauty is soooo 2020.
Randy Brits and Supreme Court Twits
This week, Ashley and Michael look at the high jinks and “corridor creeping” that happens at Downton Abbey–ish estates during shooting season.
Saturday morning joy
Morning Meeting is now such a part of my Saturday morning routine. Listening to Ashley & Michael while I fire up the espresso machine brings me much happiness!
Great podcast, but sound quality lacking
This is a very good podcast, with lots of interesting guests and perspectives. The banter between Ashley and Michael is obviously genuine, and I love the topics and guests they bring up every week.
My problem with the podcast is that Michael and Ashley sound like they're recording this from a Zoom conversation. I completely understand why they're on zoom, but each of them should be recording a local copy on their computer, then having an editor/producer stitch the two sides together into one podcast. That's my only gripe! Podcast is great, and would be brilliant if they thought about the listener with headphones suffering from the poor production.
Smooth and challenging, occasionally brutal, always kind, honest, bright, chic.
I LOVE this podcast (and the Saturday e-news).