Difficult Artist

Difficult Artist

Difficult Artist

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
How do artists make what they make? Join journalist and best-selling author Lizzy Goodman as she digs into the daily creative practices of some of the most compelling figures in entertainment, politics, film, literature, and art. Difficult Artist is produced by Cadence13.
  1. September 16, 2021
    1 hr 15 min
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    Edgar Wright
    Lizzy speaks to the writer and director Edgar Wright about the value of enthusiasm, the reasons why humorous works of art get taken less seriously, and how he first became obsessed with the cult band, Sparks, t…
  2. September 09, 2021
    1 hr 22 min
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    Jia Tolentino
    Lizzy talks to New Yorker staff writer Jia Tolentino about the weird honor of becoming well known for writing about commodification of self - Tolentino's best-selling essay collection Trick Mirror was published…
  3. September 01, 2021
    58 min
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    Floria Sigismondi
    Lizzy speaks with the filmmaker Floria Sigismondi about the art of collaboration. What’s it like to make music videos with David Bowie? Or fashion films with Gucci’s Alessandro Michele? How do you keep track of…
  4. August 25, 2021
    1 hr 30 min
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    Rob Sheffield
    Lizzy talks to her friend and hero, the writer and pop cultural historian Rob Sheffield about how he’s stayed so psyched to write about music for so long. A few of his secrets: old mixtapes, new bands, and the…
  5. August 18, 2021
    1 hr 6 min
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    Lauren Mayberry
    Lizzy talks to Chvrches frontwoman Lauren Mayberry about the value of an onstage persona, the charmingly nerdy spreadsheet she made when crafting lyrics for the band’s forthcoming LP, Screen Violence, and recla…