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Dan Pfeiffer and Jen Psaki: Battling the Big Lie
In Battling The Big Lie, "Pod Save America" co-host Dan Pfeiffer dissects how the right wing built a billionaire-funded disinformation machine powerful enough to nearly steal the 2020 election. Pfeiffer and former White House press secretary Jen Psaki lay out how the right-wing media apparatus works and what can be done to fight back against disinformation.
This program was held on June 8, 2022 in partnership with Politics and Prose.
Jhumpa Lahiri, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, with Nicoletta Pireddu
In Translating Myself and Others, Jhumpa Lahiri reflects on her emerging identity as a translator and bilingual writer in a collection of candid and disarmingly personal essays. In conversation with Nicoletta Pireddu, a professor of Italian and Comparative Literature at Georgetown University, the Inaugural Director of the Georgetown Humanities Initiative, and the director of Georgetown’s Global and Comparative Literature Program.
This program was held on May 26, 2022 in partnership with Politics and Prose.
Rebecca Soffer, Modern Loss co-founder, with Hanna Rosin
In The Modern Loss Handbook: An Interactive Guide to Moving Through Grief and Building Your Resilience, Rebecca Soffer offers candid, practical, and witty advice for confronting a future without your person, honoring their memory, dealing with trigger days, managing your professional life, and navigating new and existing relationships. In conversation with Hanna Rosin, the editorial director for audio at New York Magazine, former co-host of NPR’s “Invisibilia,” and the author of The End of Men.
This program was held on June 1, 2022.
Kwame Onwuachi, James Beard Award-winning chef, with Nina Oduro
In his first cookbook, My America: Recipes from a Young Black Chef, Kwame Onwuachi, the acclaimed author of Notes from a Young Black Chef shares over 125 dishes showcasing the true diversity of American food. In conversation with Nina Oduro, a co-founder at Dine Diaspora, an agency that connects people and brands to African food culture. This program was held on May 17, 2022.
Jonathan Van Ness, author and “Queer Eye” star, with Chasten Buttigieg
From Jonathan Van Ness, the New York Times bestselling author of Over the Top and grooming expert on Netflix’s “Queer Eye,” comes the candid and curious essay collection, Love That Story: Observations from a Gorgeously Queer Life. In conversation with Chasten Buttigieg, the New York Times bestselling author of I Have Something to Tell You.
This program was held on April 11, 2022. Please be advised that the audience Q&A portion of this conversation contains a question about eating disorders at the 1 hour 6 minute mark.
Emily St. John Mandel, bestselling author, with Maureen Corrigan
Emily St. John Mandel, the bestselling author of Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel, returns with Sea of Tranquility, a novel of art, time, love, and plague spanning centuries and space from Vancouver Island in 1912 to a dark colony on the moon five hundred years later. In conversation with with Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air, reviewer and columnist for the Washington Post’s Book World, and author of the memoir, Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading! This program was held on April 5, 2022 in partnership with Politics and Prose.
Love love love this! I’m a long-time Sixth & I fan and am always so bummed when I can’t make it to an event or it’s sold out before I get tickets. Now I can still hear the speaker and do laundry at the same time! Though nothing beats being in that gorgeous Sanctuary :)
Literary giants in our midst. Chernow, DeLillo, Coates, Dr. Mukherjee... I missed a show because I was sick. I’m so thankful they finally have a podcast!
So happy that Sixth & I is now able to share these amazing events in this format! Can’t wait to hear what comes next!