MONDAY: “Girls” – Lena Dunham’s HBO series makes people want to talk. Does it really capture a generational moment. Is it even really meant to? Is it a comedy or something else? What about that “lost weekend” episode limning two nights of love and sex with that attractive older doctor? And featuring nude pingpong? For that matter, why is there, generally speaking, so much nude everything? We discuss. Our in-studio panel will include — this is an odd little detail — actor-writer Paul Macarelli. Who is the Verizon “Can You Hear Me Now” guy.
TUESDAY: Mimes – We had to do a radio show about mimes. Had to. And the mime backlash. Guests include Greg Webster from UCONN who says miming is at the heart of who we are as human beings. And Rob Mermin, mime and founder of Circus Smirkus.
WEDNESDAY: Meditation (rebroadcast) – What are the central components of Buddhist mindfulness meditation? What are the neurological benefits of meditation? How do we use mindfulness to live with conditions, such as addiction, depression, and anxiety? Physician, and avid meditator, Judson Brewer leads a conversation on the importance of mindfulness and slowing down.
THURSDAY: Crispin Hellion Glover may be best known for his role as George McFly in “Back To The Future”, but in the decades since that movie catapulted him into stardom, he’s created his own body of work. This weekend (March 8 & 9) at Real Art Ways in Hartford, he’ll be performing two different one-hour dramatic narrations of eight of his illustrated books. We’ll have him in-studio to tell us all about it, and more. And movie critic David Edelstein will talk to Crispin about why it’s so hard to get certain kinds of movies made. Also a few words on that subject from actor John Hawkes.
FRIDAY: The Nose looks back at the news of the week and tries to make sense of it all.