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Intimate interviews with people from all walks of life: filmmakers, comedians, activists, politicians, actors. Hosted by writer Sam Fragoso.

Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso Sam Fragoso

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7, 125 Ratings

Intimate interviews with people from all walks of life: filmmakers, comedians, activists, politicians, actors. Hosted by writer Sam Fragoso.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
125 Ratings

125 Ratings

Dovid C ,

One of my top ten podcasts

The reason Talk Easy is one of my top ten podcasts is Sam Fragoso's uncanny ability bring the listener into unusual depths of lives of those he is interviewing. Interviewing is perhaps the wrong word because, rather than interview, Sam quietly draws us deeper and deeper into a conversation, an exploration, that while seemingly meanders like a river, following its own course into intimate revelations of his subjects, to sometimes startling results. Fragoso doesn't follow a playbook, or keep to a list of prearranged questions. His uniqueness lies in the fact that he actually listens, letting the flow of the conversation pull him along. The eclectic breadth of the subjects he covers, the people he interviews, is extraordinary: a leading philosopher followed by a hip hop artist, a ground breaking television producer, a comedian, an author, an actor. a director, an intellectual gadfly - is revelatory and astounding, leading the esteemed Werner Hertzog to remark that of all the interviews he’s done, this is one he will remember. Sam’s quiet style allows the interviewee room to comfortably reveal what with a less skilled interviewer they wouldn't go near. It's a rare skill Fragoso possesses, the sensibilities of an old soul, and well worth a listen.

Mark L. 5555 ,

Unique, complex interviews

Sam's interview style is reserved but quietly profound. I always come away from his podcasts with a deeper understanding of his guests.

Delena Mar ,

My Favorite

Sam’s interviews get me through commutes, getting ready in the morning, cooking—love the show. His passionate, comfortable, & knowledgable interviewing style is perfect for all the interesting guests he has on. If you’re looking for really great conversations with people worth listening to, definitely check this show out!

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