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Jun 20, 2017 Beaks & Geeks

Patricia Lockwood joins Amy to talk about her hilarious and touching memoir, PRIESTDADDY. They cover jewel-hoarding, mysterious household rags, and dad-habits.

Jun 2, 2017 Beaks & Geeks

Amy Thielen is the author of the James Beard Award-winning cookbook, THE NEW MIDWESTERN TABLE, and her memoir, GIVE A GIRL A KNIFE. She discusses composing a dish like a song, her 19th century homesteader-style cabin, and how some meals are loyal to their cooks.

Mar 20, 2017 Beaks & Geeks

Jay Chandrasekhar of MUSTACHE SHENANIGANS and of Super Troopers fame joins John to talk movie-making, starting out in comedy, and why he’s a little tired of superheros.

Feb 12, 2017 Beaks & Geeks

Garrard Conley joins Amy to talk about his memoir, BOY ERASED. They talk about his time in gay conversion therapy, finding himself afterwards, and focusing on compassion.

Nov 23, 2016 Beaks & Geeks

Mitch Horowitz is the Vice President and Executive Editor of TarcherPerigee books and master of all things occult and esotericism. Mitch & Lindsay discuss the struggle with mainstream media and how we can retain information in the age of oversaturation. They talk about his recent fanboy moment as well as witch hunting, Ouija boards, positive thinking, and spirituality.

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Nov 15, 2016 Beaks & Geeks


Journalist and author Lisa Napoli joins Amy to talk about her book, RAY & JOAN. They discuss McDonald’s history, radical giving, technological advances, and the work of art that inspired Napoli to start digging. .

Nov 3, 2016 Beaks & Geeks

Amor Towles, author of the best-selling RULES OF CIVILITY, came on the show to talk about his new book, A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW. He and Amy talk Russian literature, gratifying research and why Andre Agassi is like a good novelist.

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Oct 11, 2016 Beaks & Geeks

Tara Clancy, author of THE CLANCYS OF QUEENS, joins Amy to talk Brooklyn, Shakespeare, The Moth, and how writing a memoir with your name at the bottom is a spoiler in and of itself.

Oct 4, 2016 Beaks & Geeks


Phoebe Robinson, comedian and host of WNYC’s 2 Dope Queens podcast, talks to Lindsay about writing, getting older, podcasting, criticism, and her new Amazon show with Kevin Bacon and Kathryn Hahn, I Love Dick. She also tells us which celebs would be her ideal roundtable interview, and why she loves her niece more than anything.

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Sep 28, 2016 Beaks & Geeks


Jenny Blake, author of PIVOT, talks with Lindsay about work, life, e-mail parties, trolls, and everything in between. She explains how failing is merely not trying at all, and why making small changes in your career can sometimes launch your path to greatness.

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