Gretchen Carlson’s Fierce StandTBD with Tina Brown add
The former Fox News anchor fired the opening shot in MeToo when she brought down Fox titan Roger Ailes, and received a $20-million settlement with an apology to boot. Now she’s made a documentary about the women whose MeToo stories are not being told. Carlson, a Stanford and Oxford alum and former Miss America, talks with Tina about escaping two sexual assaults, stripping swimsuits from the Miss America pageant, and how she’s going after McDonald’s for their handling of sexual harassment complaints from employees.
Felicity Jones and Nina Totenberg on RBG's FightTBD with Tina Brown add
Tina talks with British-born actress Felicity Jones about playing the fearless Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and with NPR’s Nina Totenberg whose expertise almost makes her the tenth the Supreme Court justice. Why was Ginsburg’s husband such a feminist hero in his own right? Did Ginsburg make the right decision in choosing to stay on the court at the age of 85? Stories about a woman who rules--from the bench.
Stephen Greenblatt on Why Tyrants RiseTBD with Tina Brown add
Mad, bad rulers don't rise by accident. Tina talks with Harvard's Stephen Greenblatt, author of the provocative bestseller Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics, about the uniformly infantile nature of tyrants, how they manipulate popular ignorance and how they're propelled by multiple enablers who only wake up when it's too late.
Allison Janney's Tall TalesTBD with Tina Brown add
Even if Allison Janney weren’t five-foot-twelve, there are a lot of reasons to look up to her as an actress. In an intimate interview with Tina, Janney talks about how she found her inner evil to play Tonya Harding’s icy mother, what an agent once said to her about the parts she should play, and why she doesn't watch press briefings by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Margot Robbie, director Josie Rourke and biographer John Guy on the real Mary Queen of ScotsTBD with Tina Brown add
The superb new film Mary Queen of Scots rehabilitates the image of one of history’s most maligned monarchs. In a multi-part conversation, Tina talks with Margot Robbie, who plays Mary’s cousin and rival Queen Elizabeth I, first-time director Josie Rourke and Cambridge historian John Guy, who wrote the riveting revisionist biography on which the film is based.
Aaron Sorkin's Big BetTBD with Tina Brown add
The verdict is in: Aaron Sorkin’s reimagined To Kill A Mockingbird on Broadway is a hit. He talks with Tina about making Atticus Finch woke, what first made Aaron passionate about politics, and why Breitbart News was an unlikely source of inspiration.
Michael Douglas' Basic InstinctsTBD with Tina Brown add
What would Gordon Gekko make of his fellow New York mogul Donald Trump being president? What’s it like to act your age in Hollywood? The two-time Oscar-winning actor and producer talks with Tina.
Decoding Kara SwisherTBD with Tina Brown add
Ever wonder who the smartest person in Silicon Valley is? Can Mark Zuckerberg ever restore faith in Facebook? And why are so many internet billionaires getting into the media business? In a no-holds-barred interview with Tina, the industry's most feared (and loved) journalist, Recode cofounder Kara Swisher, holds forth on the titans of tech and about how she found her place in the world as a gay woman.
Documaestros Alex Gibney and Blair Foster on Bill, Monica and the #MeToo EraTBD with Tina Brown add
The great thing about Emmy-winning filmmakers Alex Gibney and Blair Foster’s new six part docuseries The Clinton Affair is that it allows a new generation to savor the incredible gallery of aggrieved accusers, legal hounds and partisan furies who tore apart the body politic in the '90s. We see them all anew, from mealy-mouthed special prosecutor Ken Starr to treacherous political harridan Linda Tripp to surprising good guy Trent Lott. Most surprising of all is the new perspective of now 45-year-old Monica Lewinsky, liberated from the vengeful hypocrisies of the past. In this interview, Gibney and Foster talk with Tina Brown about what the public never knew about the Starr investigation, how Bill Clinton’s charisma insulated him from the ultimate political punishment, and why opening up about that period of her life may have finally set Monica Lewinsky free.
Jill Soloway Wants ItTBD with Tina Brown add
Did you know that a synonym for women’s genitalia has its root in the Latin word for “shame”? This is one of many intriguing observations that emerges from Tina Brown’s conversation with Jill Soloway, creator of the groundbreaking series Transparent, that was inspired by Soloway’s own parent, Harry, coming out as transgender. During the Amazon show’s acclaimed run, life and art formed a double helix of awakening in Soloway, who now identifies as genderqueer and nonbinary. That newfound clarity and freedom permeates She Wants It, Soloway’s intimate new memoir about love, identity, family and toppling the patriarchy.