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Why Old Stars Dominate Pop Culture (Podcast)
As time permits, I’m doing more interviews on a range of subjects—offering hot (or cold) takes on everything from how to pursue a creative career to the Barbie movie.
This evening I’ll discuss the petition to give Duke Ellington the 1965 Pulitzer Prize with Shahidha Bari on BBC 4's show Front Row during the 7 P.M. hour (London time).
And this morning, my in-depth discussion with Derek Thompson of The Atlantic ‘dropped’ (what a charming word). We focused on why old stars are so dominant in popular culture.
Here’s a link to the podcast:
If you want to listen without going through Spotify, you should be able to do it at this link.
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Postscript: To be honest, the Barbie verdict was just a short exchange. If I recall correctly, it went like this:
INTERVIEWER: You’re very critical of movie reboots and remakes, but don’t the best artistic works of the past deserve to be celebrated and renewed?
TED: Well, yeah . . . but we’re talking the Barbie movie here.
Coming soon: The third (and final) installment of my “Gnarly Frank Zappa” essay; 20 predictions for the music industry in 10 years; and a big announcement about an exciting new extra for subscribers to The Honest Broker.