The thirty-fifth episode of GREAT PODVERSATIONS features author LAURENCE LEAMER and professor LEO BRAUDY discussing Leamer’s book, Capote’s Women: A True Story of Love, Betrayal, and a Swan Song for an Era.
LAURENCE LEAMER is a New York Times best-selling writer and journalist. He is a former Ford Fellow in International Development at the University of Oregon and International Fellow at Columbia University.
In addition to Leamer’s eighteen books, he has written for New York Magazine, Washingtonian, Harper’s, and The New York Times Magazine. He is regarded as an expert on the Kennedy family and has appeared on NBC Nightly News, CNN, and NPR discussing American politics. Leamer has written several best-selling biographies of other Americans, including Johnny Carson, the Reagan family, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
LEO BRAUDY is a University Professor and Bing Professor of English and American Literature at USC. He teaches seventeenth- and eighteenth-century English literature, film history and criticism, and American culture since World War II. He was also the chair of the steering committee of the Harman Academy of Polymathic Studies and a member of the board of the Los Angeles Review of Books.
He is the author of ten books, including The World in a Frame: What We See in Films, The Frenzy of Renown: Fame and its History, and From Chivalry to Terrorism: War and the Changing Nature of Masculinity, which was named Best of the Best Books of the Year, Los Angeles Times and Outstanding Books of the Year, The New York Times, The Washington Post, 2003.
Capote’s Women: A True Story of Love, Betrayal, and a Swan Song for an Era by Laurence Leamer
The Frenzy of Renown: Fame and Its History by Leo Braudy
Original air date: 1/28/2022
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