May 14, 2015
Sarah and Susan discuss the work of Elena Ferrante and Pat Barker as they go through the last books that made them cry. Then, fabulous actor and writer Stephen Tobolowsky joins Sarah & Susan to talk about collapsing in a pile of dirt and crying, a trio of Beethoven, As Good as It Gets, William B. Travis’ open letter “To the People of Texas & All Americans in the World,” and more.
March 12, 2019
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
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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