November 3, 2014
EP. 1 — Christopher Guest
Welcome to Crybabies with Sarah Thyre and Susan Orlean. A show about celebrating all the things that make us cry. Sarah and Susan’s Cry of the Week choices lead them to talk about how they know each other, The Tale of Despereaux, Lou Rawls’ “Pure Imagination,” The Bangles’ “Eternal Flame,” and immersing yourself in heart break. Then, they are joined by actor, screenwriter, director, comedian Christopher Guest to chat about what makes him cry, having to cry on cue in a film, and the forever evolving crying triggers in It’s A Wonderful Life. Finally, Sarah and Susan discuss Pixar’s Up as they go through some Twitter submitted crying cues.
March 12, 2019
EP. 95 — Live at Bard College
Guest Michael Ian Black
Special guests Michael Ian Black (Obscure, The State), Karen Chee (Late Night with Seth Meyers), and Gary Shteyngart (Super Sad True Love Story) join Sarah and Susan for a special Crybabies episode recorded live from the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College.
May 9, 2018
EP. 94 — Malcolm Gladwell and Theda Hammel
Esteemed writer Malcolm Gladwell (Revisionist History Podcast, The New Yorker) joins Sarah and Susan for Crybabies live from the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College. They talk about the opening stanza from Billy Bragg’s “Levi Stubbs’ Tears,” the Google Chrome commercial “Jess Time,” W.H. Auden’s “Funeral Blues” from Four Weddings and a Funeral, and “Puff, the Magic Dragon.” Plus, a special performance of the Crybabies theme and an original song by Theda Hammel!
April 25, 2018
EP. 93 — Emily Nussbaum
Guest Emily Nussbaum
Emily Nussbaum, the Pulitzer prize winning television critic for The New Yorker joins Sarah and Susan to talk about Kathy Mattea’s “Where’ve You Been?”, the 1982 “Just because I love you Mom” Bell Telephone ad, “When She Loved Me” from Toy Story 2, and the final scene in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode “Becoming, Part Two.”
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