Episode #56

Lorne Michaels and Erica and Molly Jong

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Monday, December 09, 2013

Alec visits Lorne Michaels in his office at Rockefeller Center – the same office he’s had since 1975, when he created Saturday Night Live. Michaels and Alec talk about what led to SNL, and Michaels' early years doing subversive political satire on Canadian radio. Alec also talks with writer Erica Jong and her daughter Molly Jong-Fast as they spar about sex and the legacy of the feminist movement.

Comments [3]

Just as interesting and entertaining as the other segments I have listened to. Not that Lorne Michaels needs defending from some guy on a comment section, but I get the feeling 'Lucia from the Village' just wanted to experience the warm fuzzy feeling some people get from 'taking down' a talented successful person. Keep up the good work Mr. Baldwin, I really enjoy your show.

Dec. 30 2013 05:07 PM
Lucia from The Village

Boy was this brutally dull. I guess discovering how tedious Mr. Michaels is explains -- in part -- why Saturday Night Live is so unwatchable. Alec, I love your show, but I don't think there was anything you could do to rescue this conversation. Lorne Michaels either hasn't had an exciting life or he has but he doesn't know how to tell an exciting story. Even with all his time in New York, at the head of a TV institution, he's still a meek mild-mannered Canadian.

Lorne: please resuscitate your show. SNL needs life support.
Alex: please keep up what you're doing. You're a great chatter and a true bilingual -- navigating between high and low, industry and outdustry, Hollywood and NY.

Dec. 21 2013 04:25 AM
Al Carmona from Miami Beach

One of my favorite podcasts! In my book, Alec Baldwin is right up there with Charlie Rose, Larry King & Dick Cavett. Screw the networks, I think you've got a great thing going here should you decide to continue. Just add some video of your conversations for an added dimension.

Stay rogue.

Dec. 13 2013 01:16 PM

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