35 episodes

Welcome to Now What with Carole Zimmer. It’s a podcast about big life decisions, transitions, how to re-invent yourself, inspiration and how we wind up navigating all those curves in road.

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    • Personal Journals

Welcome to Now What with Carole Zimmer. It’s a podcast about big life decisions, transitions, how to re-invent yourself, inspiration and how we wind up navigating all those curves in road.

    A Conversation with Kelly Reichardt

    A Conversation with Kelly Reichardt

    This conversation took place in person just days before masks, gloves and social distancing took over. Reichardt is an independent filmmaker whose movies “Wendy and Lucy” and “Certain Women” often star actress Michelle Williams and often win prizes at Festivals like Sundance. Her new film is called “First Cow” and it will be released later this year when theaters open again. In the meantime, you can hear Reichardt talk all about her journey from high school dropout to becoming an artist who creates imaginative, independent work on her own terms. "Now What?" was produced with the help of Gabe Zimmer, Steve Zimmer and Stephanie Hou. Audio production is by Nick Ciavatta

    • 29 min
    Bird Watching with Lili Taylor

    Bird Watching with Lili Taylor

    Lili Taylor is one of those actors who can play just about any role.  You probably know her from dozens of movies including “Mystic Pizza,” an iconic horror movie called “The Conjuring” and an indy called “I Shot Andy Warhol.” I particularly remember her role as Lisa in “Six Feet Under,” the hippie villain you love to hate. Taylor is also on the board of the Audubon Society and when she isn’t in front of a camera, she’s probably looking for birds. That’s how we ended up strolling through Brooklyn’s Prospect Park searching for owls and talking about acting. “Now What?” is produced with help from Gabe Zimmer, Steve Zimmer, Rachel O’Brien and Stephanie Hou. Audio production is by Nick Ciavatta.

    • 40 min
    A Conversation With Pat Mitchell

    A Conversation With Pat Mitchell

    I went to the TEDWomen conference and heard from people with big ideas who think out of the box including Jane Fonda, Eve Ensler and Pat Mitchell. Mitchell is the mastermind behind this conference that focuses on the power of women and girls to be creators and change makers. You won’t want to miss our conversation about what it means to be a dangerous woman and the power of taking risks. “Now What?” is produced with help from Gabe Zimmer, Steve Zimmer and Stephanie Hou. Audio production is by Nick Ciavatta.

    • 38 min
    A Conversation with New York Times Columnist Gail Collins

    A Conversation with New York Times Columnist Gail Collins

    She’s written 9 books and she loves digging up facts like these. Mamie Eisenhower, wife of the 34th President, wore a pink inaugural gown that had more than 2,000 hand-sewn rhinestones in it. And New York Times Op-Ed columnist Gail Collins also says Mamie liked pink toilet seats. In addition to Collins, we also hear from Betty Friedan about the people who used to be called stewardesses, writer Nora Ephron about how she got her skin to clear up, Bella Abzug on the elusive idea of equality and Shirley Maclaine on why she’d never want to be 20 again.  That’s all on this episode of “Now What?” produced with help from Steve Zimmer, Gabe Zimmer and Stephanie Hou. Audio production is by Nick Ciavatta.
     

    • 31 min
    Ruth Reichl Interview-11/19/19

    Ruth Reichl Interview-11/19/19

    When Ruth Reichl was the Restaurant Critic of the New York Times, she dressed up in disguises like Chloe the sexy blond and Heddy the bag lady to fool anyone who might recognize her at upscale restaurants like Le Cirque. Reichl has written 8 books about her relationship with food including her latest “Save Me the Plums.” I went to see Reichl in her home in upstate New York where she told me about what happened when the ax fell on Gourmet Magazine and she lost her job as Editor of one of the last iconic food magazines on the planet.  Now What?” was produced with help from Stephanie Hou, Steve Zimmer and Gabe Zimmer. Audio production is by Nick Ciavatta.

    • 59 min
    A Conversation With Judy Collins

    A Conversation With Judy Collins

    Judy Collins made her debut as a classical pianist playing a Mozart concerto when she was 13. But folk music stole her heart in the days when Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie were capturing the bohemian spirit. In the 60s and 70s Collins recorded songs by Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen and Stephen Sondheim. And there were songs written about her like Suite: Judy Blue Eyes, a big hit for Crosby, Stills and Nash.  We talk about love gone wrong, eating disorders, alcoholism and musical legends on this episode of “Now What?” which was produced with help from Stephanie Hou, Steve Zimmer and Gabe Zimmer. Audio production is by Nick Ciavatta.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

MarkWGuay ,

So In-Depth

Love this podcast. Not afraid to really ask the questions that matter. Uncovers things about the guests that I haven’t heard elsewhere.

Swells24 ,

Now What? An interview with Mandy Patinken

This was my first podcast of Carol’s and I thoroughly enjoyed her style of interviewing. She was able to get Mandy to present a well rounded picture of who he is, where he’s been, where he’s going and what’s important to him. Thank you, Carol.

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“Now What?” With Carole Zimmer

This podcast is so insightful, entertaining and fun to listen to.

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