Posted on Jan 28, 2015

Longform Podcast #126: Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Taffy Brodesser-Akner is a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine and GQ.

“My writing career was something that was always about to happen, just as soon as the baby falls asleep, just as soon as I finish watching this five-hour bout of As the World Turns, just as soon as... What do you do when you realize that you have not been doing the thing you were going to do? You're in your 30s. You get to work.”

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Show Notes:

  1. @taffyakner
  2. taffyakner.com
  3. Brodesser-Akner on Longform
  4. [20:00] "The Trials of a Chubby Yogi" (Self • Oct 2011)
  5. [26:00] "Who Controls Childbirth" (Self • Jul 2010)
  6. [31:00] "Who's Killing the Soaps?" (The Daily Beast • Dec 2009)
  7. [33:00] "Nicky Minaj: Cheeky Genius" (GQ • Nov 2014)
  8. [34:00] "2 Generations of Comedy Musicians Meet!: Weird Al Yankovic and The Lonely Island" (GQ • May 2013)
  9. [44:00] "Girls Fight Out" (Matter • Dec 2014)
  10. [46:00] "The Leftovers" (Matter • Sep 2014)
  11. [46:00] "Miss American Dream" (Matter • Jun 2014)
  12. [47:00] "The Chelsea Hotel Had Its Own Eloise" (New York Times Magazine • Jul 2013)
  13. [47:00] "Zosia Mamet Is Still Getting Used to Being Your New Best Friend" (New York Times Magazine • Jan 2013)
  14. [51:00] "The Tragedy of Britney Spears" (Vanessa Grigoriadis • Rolling Stone • Feb 2008)
  15. [51:00] "Don't Go Away Mad" (Grantland • Jun 2013)