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Now What? With Carole Zimmer

Conversations with extraordinary people about their lives and how they navigate all the bumps in the road.
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May 30, 2023

She’s a long-time activist for women’s rights and she’s also a Founding Editor of Ms. Magazine. Letty Cottin Pogrebin is the author of 12 books including How to Make it In a Man’s World. Her latest is called Shanda which means shame in Yiddish. It’s about the secrets families keep and the ones that Pogrebin uncovered that wound up changing her own life. Pobregin begins her book by revealing a story about how she had to confront her own shame after she was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor. And why she felt she had to hide the news at all costs. “Now What?” is produced with the help of Steve Zimmer, Lucy Little and Julian Androkae. Audio production is by Nick Ciavatta.

May 16, 2023

It’s hard for me to believe that “Now What?” has just celebrated its 100th episode. We marked the occasion with a first: a conversation taped in front of a live audience at the Center for Fiction in Brooklyn. V (formerly Eve Ensler) and creator of “The Vagina Monologues” told stories about her remarkable life. The room was filled with fans of the podcast, friends and family. And as the conversation unfolded, we were all bound by a sense of togetherness and community. Now you’ll get to be a part of it, too. “Now What?” is produced with help from Steve Zimmer, Lucy Little and Julian Androkae. Audio production is by Nick Ciavatta.

May 3, 2023

Jeannette Walls’ memoir The Glass Castle became an international bestseller that sold over 5 million copies. Walls’ father Rex was an alcoholic who dreamed of inventing a gold-detecting gizmo that would make him rich enough to build a glass castle. The family moved around a lot, usually before the rent came due. At one point Jeannette and her siblings were left at their grandparents’ house where they often had to scrounge food from garbage cans. Now Walls has written a novel called Hang the Moon. about a gutsy young woman who becomes a rum runner during Prohibition. We talk about what it’s like to grow up poor and how your life changes when you become very, very rich. “Now What?” is produced with help from Steve Zimmer, Lucy Little and Jullian Androkae. Audio production is by Nick Ciavatta.

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