11 episodes

The world’s most self-indulgent interview show, hosted by Jason Hammersla.

The Hammersla Inquisition Jason Hammersla

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

The world’s most self-indulgent interview show, hosted by Jason Hammersla.

    Sarah Kate Benton Kent

    Sarah Kate Benton Kent

    All hail the dairy queen! (But hold the dairy.) Sarah Kate Benton Kent, copy editing legend and Earth Mother, joins Jason to talk about prepositions, propositions and strict vegetarianism, among other things.

    The Hammersla Exposition is the prose-only, non-union equivalent of the Inquisition. Read and subscribe at www.buttondown.email/hammersla

    All rights reserved. Lefts, too.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    A Hammersla Disquisition: On the Beatles, Getting Back and Letting it Be

    A Hammersla Disquisition: On the Beatles, Getting Back and Letting it Be

    In this special bonus episode, host Jason Hammersla is joined by friends of the show and musical experts Eric R. Danton and Jeremy Rothman to break down the Get Back documentary airing on Disney+. The guys dig deep on prison movies, fur coats and the ominous power of toast.

    A few post-editing observations:

    - Man, do I have some smart friends.

    - Eric argued at one point that tight deadlines are bad for creativity, and while I can see his point with respect to the extremes, I think if I were quicker on my feet or if I had time to summon a cogent argument, I could make a case that boundaries and limits -- or at least the convincing illusion of boundaries and limits -- can be a powerful creative impetus. But that's a subject for another time.

    - I'd like to point out that, despite Jeremy's protest, I never said the words "The Beatles" and "Destiny's Child" in the same sentence. I was comparing Destiny's Child to Genesis, for whom we all know Phil Collins was the Beyonce of his era.

    - Personally, I was much more impressed George Harrison's bespoke pink pinstripe suit than Glyn Johns' azure-colored spectacles or John Lennon's lemur fur coat, or whatever that was.

    - The breakout star of the film, as far as I am concerned, is Heather McCartney.

    - We never did get around to revealing the name of the famous person in Jeremy's phone. He said the initials were "S.M.," but I assume that was thinly-veiled code for "S&M," which means whoever Jeremy is hiding is into some freaky, freaky stuff. My guess is Dame Judy Dench.

    • 56 min
    Raina Patel

    Raina Patel

    There's a doctor in the house. Raina Patel, of the famed St. Martin's Nursery School Class of 1982, joins Jason to talk about queens, fairy stepmothers and the worst date ever, among other things.

    The Hammersla Exposition is the prose-only, non-union equivalent of the Inquisition. Read and subscribe at www.buttondown.email/hammersla

    All rights reserved. Lefts, too.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Phil Unwin

    Phil Unwin

    Jason's former college suitemate, fraternity brother and fellow native Rochesterian S. Philip Unwin joins the podcast. We proceed to touch the third rail, paint over a Picasso and submit to The Rock.

    Rundown:

    0:04:40 Questions & Tangents & Answers

    0:28:31 Questions from the Listening Audience

    0:43:29 But Seriously

    1:00:44 Turn the Tables

    1:06:23 Word Association

    1:08:00 Eulopologies

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Christin Schaaf

    Christin Schaaf

    My No. 1 fan and former president Christin Schaaf talks to Jason about values, history (A.P. and otherwise) and the mystery of #!&% pics.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    David I. Leavitt

    David I. Leavitt

    The Hammersla Inquisition returns from a long hiatus with a long-awaited episode. The most interesting guy Jason knows finally appears on the podcast to talk cow tipping, job interviewing and how football is like cell phones.

    This podcast will be updated intermittently and as available, which is to say probably not very often. But it is back, so stay tuned for more eps.

    Rundown:

    0:02:58 Questions & Tangents & Answers

    0:25:21 Questions from the Listening Audience

    0:34:51 But Seriously

    0:58:07 Turn the Tables

    1:11:13 Word Association

    1:13:24 Eulopologies

    1:29:13 Special Bonus Thing

    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

3 Ratings

ZekePA ,

Excellent

Entertaining and personal, but managed to avoid inside jokes or references that would leave the listeners lost. Covered a surprising number of topics in sufficient depth for the duration and impressive production value. Five and a quarter stars. (Wait, is this Star Search?)

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