|What a busy week!
On our Monday show, Stephen and Aisha talked about Ariana Grande’s new album, Positions. But! Also on Monday, we brought in our pal Chris Klimek to talk to Glen about some iconic Sean Connery performances.
On Tuesday, Glen and I welcomed Sam Sanders and Kat Chow to talk about a few Election Day distractions, which it turned out were useful all week. On Wednesday, in a marvelous moment of serendipity, I was joined by Tiny Desk Contest winner and chess champion Linda Diaz to talk about Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit. (We also wrote up some notes on this conversation if you’d rather read than listen, because that’s how much we liked it.)
The great Brittany Luse returned to PCHH on Thursday to go over The Vow, Seduced, and ways of telling complicated stories. And on Friday, Daisy Rosario and Ronald Young, Jr. joined me and Glen to offer up a few recommendations for comedy specials.
I also wrote this week about the terrific Steve James documentary City So Real, which is available on Hulu and covers the 2018-19 Chicago mayoral race.
Over at NPR Music, Stephen wrote about Tracy Chapman’s late-night performance of «Talkin’ Bout A Revolution» as well as Arcade Fire’s performance of what he calls 2020’s «first big post-election protest anthem.»
And filling in over at one of our favorite podcasts, Bullseye, I got a chance to talk to actress Cristin Milioti about her work in the new film Palm Springs with Andy Samberg, plus Broadway, How I Met Your Mother, and our respective dogs.