Julie Taymor has scored a number of firsts. She was the first woman to win a Tony award for Best Direction of a Musical, The Lion King, which has earned more money than any entertainment title in box office history. Her latest project is a movie called The Glorias about Gloria Steinem. She’s hoping that the life story of one of the world’s most famous feminists will inspire people in these challenging times. Julie Taymor talks about her dreams, her fears and her passions on “Now What?” which is produced with the help of Steve Zimmer, Gabe Zimmer and Tay Glass. Audio production is by Nick Ciavatta. Photo is by Marco Grob.
When David Fajgenbaum was 25, he went from being a monster athlete to death’s door. Fajgenbaum found out he had a potentially fatal disease called Castleman which was attacking his immune system. The doctors couldn’t help him so Fajgenbaum found his own treatment. Now, he’s working on Covid. In this episode we talk about life, death and what to do when everything spirals out of control. “Now What?” is produced with the help of Steve Zimmer, Gabe Zimmer and Tay Glass. Audio production is by Nick Ciavatta.