"Urban Raconteur" - The New York Times
Episode Nº 3: Sandra Bernhard
Where do I begin about my guest on this episode? How do I begin? When I was a kid at home, I remember seeing her on late night cable doing standup at the IMPROV, unable get enough of her bawdy flavor of comedy and confidence. Then, in 1989, my dad bought me a cassette of her hit one-woman show "Without You I'm Nothing." Like countless other gay men, I was transfixed. I didn't really know that this kind of performance was possible. Funny, edgy, cutting, relevant, ahead of its time. And speaking of something ahead of its time... If you haven't seen her performance in Martin Scorsese's "The King of Comedy" with Robert DeNiro and Jerry Lewis, rent it now. Since all of that, she's done sitcoms, movies, tv shows, most recently Ryan Murphy's POSE and American Horror Story. I saw her most recently at her annual holiday run at Joe's Pub on New Year's Eve, back in person after a three-year pandemic absence. She is a comedian... a singer... a writer... an actress... one of our sharpest cultural observers... one of my favorite entertainers... an overall icon... and, this year, my Valentine... Miss Sandra Bernhard.
Episode Nº 2: Dave Hill
Dave Hill is a comedian, a writer, a musician, an actor, a podcast host and - like myself - a Cleveland original. He also happens to be an old friend with whom I attended St. Ignatius High School just outside Downtown Cleveland. I was class of '89, Dave was class of '87, as was our fellow alumnus, California congressman Ted Lieu.
Dave came by my studio office in Rockefeller Center the other day, and we a great conversation. We talked about high school, of course, as well as his work as a creative, social media, his permanent ban from Twitter (and plea for reinstatement), our Cleveland roots and our love of NYC.
I really enjoyed this conversation, and I hope you do, too. You can find Dave at his website at https://davehillonline.com. He's also on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/mrdavehill) and TikTok (https://www.tiktok.com/@mrdavehill). And if you could, please make a plea to the powers at Twitter to have Dave reinstated there, where his handle was https://twitter.com/MrDaveHill.
Episode Nº 1: Paul Rudnick
Award-winning writer and humorist Paul Rudnick is one of my favorite people to follow on Twitter. I finally got to sit down and talk with him.
Hahn, Solo: What Red Wave?
In this episode, I throw down some of my feelings after the 2022 midterm elections. The big takeaway, of course, is that there was no "Red Wave." In fact, it was really more like a referendum on the GOP.
I also have a report on the sad state of sartorial affairs around my new office in Rockefeller Center. Other than the viral boner killer known as the sleeveless fleece vest, the big news is that the necktie seems to be on the endangered species list. I'm doing my part to keep it alive.
The Not Drinking Thing
The idea of not drinking is weird for a lot of people. More than 20 years after my last drink, I can easily say that getting sober is the best thing I’ve ever done.
Hahn, Solo: Lunch at Tin Building and Navigating Manhattan During the U.N. General Assembly
On today’s episode, I talk about the best way to get around town when the United Nations General Assembly is in session, taking the streets of Manhattan hostage. I also talk about another visit to Tin Building and why I like talking about that place (and other people, places and things that I like).
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Hahn, Solo is a podcast I do by myself and talk about other things I do... by myself, i.e. solo. This show is usually an exclusive for my Patreon subscribers, but I'm going to keep doing a "Friday freebie." Thank you for your ear and for your support! I hope you enjoy it.
George’s takes are smart, informed and always a little cheeky. Get on this bus early and you can always say you “knew him when”after he blows up.
A real gentleman
A great listen, and real honest opinions.
George the modern gentleman podcast
Love the mix of current day NYC culture with the ‘Rat Pack’era ring a ding ding-ness of George…great voice, too. Congrats on your sobriety- see, life is still fun!
Would love George to cover manners, what every man needs in his personal wardrobe basics, grooming and etiquette, etc. for the modern person!