5 Things with Lisa Birnbach

5 Things with Lisa Birnbach

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Lisa Birnbach interviews the creators of the film "Born into the Gig". Filmmakers Tamara Weiss, David Heilbroner, Kate Davis, and one of the subjects of the film Chris Stills.

Lisa’s 5 Things: 1. The Paris Theater, 2. Netflix’s Read more

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Lisa and guest Meghan Daum talk about Megan's new book, the current state of feminism, and the 5 things that make life better for them.

Lisa’s 5 Things: 1. The Wing, 2. Cauliflower Cheesecake, 3. Virginia Election results, 4. Short cotton kimono robe, 5. Radiator smell

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Lisa Birnbach talks with the wonderfully observant Jami Attenberg, about writing, her dog Sidney, her life in New Orleans, and the 5 Things that make her life better.

Lisa’s 5 Things: 1. Pajama-like clothing, 2. Forever stamps, 3. Lunch with friends, 4. NY Taxi’s, 5. Handkerchiefs

Jami’s 5 Things: 1. Dog parks, 2. Read more

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Lisa Birnbach interviews author Adrienne Brodeur about the 5 things that make her life better, and her new memoir, Wild Game - My Mother, Her Lover and Me. It's quite a story. Listen to the podcast to hear all about it.

Lisa’s 5 Things: 1. High school reunion, 2. Read more

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Lisa talks with author Lauren Acampora about her new novel, The Paper Wasp., a story about two women’s dark friendship of twisted ambition set against the backdrop of contemporary Hollywood.

Lisa’s 5 Things: 1. Performing a kind of a standup comedy routine, 2. Read more

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Lisa Birnbach talks to author and historian Sarah Milov about her new book "The Cigarette" and how it plays into individual responsibility, collective choice, corporate influence, and the scope of governmental power. And of course the 5 Things that ... Read more

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Lisa talks with Norm Ornstein about the current political landscape, his foundation - The Matthew Harris Ornstein Memorial Foundation, and the loss of his son.

Lisa’s 5 Things: 1. The environment and sustainability, 2. Her longtime partner Michael, 3. The art of face to face conversation, 4. Venn diagram based on interests vs. earrings, 5. Using the good china and flatwar... Read more

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Lisa interviews Diana Weymar about her Tiny Pricks Project. Spoiler alert, It’s all about Trump. – And the 5 things that make their lives better.

Lisa’s 5 Things: 1. Easy lunch plans with her friend Janie, 2. Dance video, of movie musicals set to “Uptown Funk”, 3. Read more

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Lisa Birnbach and Lisa Taddeo talk about desire in the American female psyche (sex), and her new book Three Women . They also discuss the 5 things that make their lives better.

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Lisa chats with comedian Jacqueline Novak about her hit one-woman show GET ON YOUR KNEES and the 5 Things that make life better for them.

Lisa’s 5 Things

1. Celia Keenan-Bolger in To Kill A Mocking Bird on Broadway<... Read more

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Lisa talks about one of her favorite subjects, College admissions, with her guest, author Paul Tough. Paul's new book is "The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us". Of course it wouldn’t be this podcast without the 5 Things that make their life be... Read more

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Today, Lisa talks with Chip Fisher, the chairman of Fisher-Wallace Laboratories, maker of a therapeutic but drug free machine that alleviates symptoms of PTSD, insomnia, and depression. Now that’s something that makes our lives better!

Lisa's 5 Things: 1. Stone Fruit, 2. Poetry, 3. Anticipation of the film "The Crown", 4. Amazon TV Series "... Read more

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Lisa and Rich Cohen talk about gangsters, thugs, and generally bad people. Rich is an expert in debauchery. But like all of Lisa's guests, he also has a heart of gold. Hear about the 5 things that make life better for Lisa and Rich, and about his his new book "The La... Read more

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Lisa Birnbach and author Erica Jong discuss feminism as 2020 approaches. They also touch on sex, desire, pleasure, prenups, nuclear accidents, and a host of other topics, including of course, the five things that make their lives better.

Lisa’s 5 Things: 1. Eating outdoors, 2. Anticipation for the “Downton Abbey” movie, 3. Lemons, 4. “ Read more

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Lisa Birnbach talks with writer Richard Panek about his new book "The Trouble with Gravity" and the 5 things that make life better for them.

Lisa’s 5 Things: 1. All mothers, 2. Summer dresses, 3. Read more

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Lisa talks with guest Taffy Brodesser-Akner about her new novel "Fleishman Is in Trouble", her job as a New York Times Journalist, her life as a wife and mother, and how she manages to keep it all in balance.

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Lisa talks to guest Yale Hollander about his journey from big city lawyer to stand up comedian - and about the 5 things that make their lives better.

Lisa's 5 Things: 1. Vintage film of the artists Monet, Renoir, Rodin, and Degas. 2. Arnold Palmer, the beverage. 3. Daiya, NY Cheezecake. 4. The Washington Post ethics statement. 5. Journalist, Julie K. Brown.

Yale's 5 Things: 1. Breakfast. 2. Yacht Rock. 3. Pri... Read more

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Lisa talks with guest Laurie Burrows Grad about the sudden death of her husband and the book she wrote dealing with her grief and recovery. Of course they also talk about the 5 Things That Make Life Better for them.

Lisa 5 Things: 1. Spending time with her grandson,2. Being helpful, 3. Driving in Los Angeles, 4. The Impossible Burger, 5. The Wimbledon Men’s Final.

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Lisa talks with guest Bill Cohan about his new book “Four Friends - Promising Lives Cut Short” and the 5 Things that make life better.

Lisa’s 5 Things: 1. The time to read, 2. The smell of privet hedges, 3. Sitting in the shade, 4. Swimming, 5. Sunglasses

Bill’s 5 Things: 1. His family, 2. His homes, 3. Traveling/adventure, 4. Old friends, new friends, interesting people, 5. His work.

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Lisa talks to Jamie Lee Curtis about their friendship, the anniversary of our podcast, the week's events surrounding E. Jean Carroll's accusations and Lisa's corroboration of the event. Of course they both talk about the 5 Things that made their lives better this week.

Lisa's 5 Things:

Support is support is support, Friends, Resources for Help, Getting away, Honesty.

Jamie's 5 Things:

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