Vidalotry

Vidalotry

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Exploring the wit and wisdom of Gore Vidal, in his own words
10: The Wartime President
Jun 26 • 31 min
In the tenth and final episode, Vidalotry explores Gore Vidal’s ridicule of George W. Bush and the title ‘Wartime President’ which Bush bestowed upon himself. Host Ryan Breegle looks at the accusations of voting fraud in 2000 and 2004, Gore’s fears during…
9: Ronnie and Nancy
Jun 12 • 19 min
In Episode Nine, Vidalotry explores Gore Vidal’s humorous criticism of the Reagan administration. Host Ryan Breegle looks at Gore’s initial dismissal of Ronald as a convincing politician, his good-natured jabs at Nancy, and his overall concern that the…
8: Gore’s Watergate Fix
May 29 • 27 min
In Episode Eight, Vidalotry explores Gore Vidal’s fascination with the downfall of Richard Nixon. Host Ryan Breegle looks at Gore’s early wariness of Nixon, the play he wrote using words directly from the President’s mouth, and Gore’s suspicions that were…
7: The Three Kennedys
May 15 • 31 min
In Episode Seven, Vidalotry explores Gore Vidal’s entrance into the Kennedy inner circle. Host Ryan Breegle looks at Gore’s family ties to Jackie, the bad blood between Gore and Bobby, and his thoughts on what really led to the assassination of John F…
6: Tennessee and Truman
May 1 • 22 min
In Episode Six, Vidalotry explores Gore Vidal’s relationship with two gay authors; one friendly, the other contentious. Host Ryan Breegle looks at Gore’s adventures with Tennessee Williams and their involvement in a film featuring lobotomies and…
5: Mean Mad Mailer
Apr 17 • 21 min
In Episode Five, Vidalotry explores the tumultuous friendship of Gore Vidal and author Norman Mailer. Host Ryan Breegle looks at Mailer’s history of violence toward women and how it took Gore, a legendary female journalist, and a late night TV show to…
4: The Buckley Debates
Apr 3 • 40 min
In Episode Four, Vidalotry explores the 1968 televised debates between Gore Vidal and William F Buckley, Jr. Host Ryan Breegle looks at how Gore prepared his witty remarks in advance, the speed at which the debate became nothing more than a war of words,…
3: Hollywood and Howard
Mar 20 • 15 min
In Episode Three, Vidalotry explores what happens when Gore Vidal is invited to work in Hollywood. Host Ryan Breegle looks at homosexuality’s network television debut, and we meet the man Gore chose to live with for more than half of his life.
2: Candidate Vidal
Mar 6 • 30 min
Vidalotry explores Gore Vidal’s love/hate relationship with America. Host Ryan Breegle looks at Gore’s two political campaigns, his controversial views on party politics, and the play he wrote about the scandalous secrets candidates dig up to use against…
1: Gore and The Gay Novel
Feb 19 • 14 min
In this debut episode, Vidalotry explores the complex relationship between Gore Vidal and his stance on homosexuality. Host Ryan Breegle looks at Gore’s passion for promiscuity, his first love that would forever haunt him, and how writing a novel about…
Vidalotry: Coming Soon
Feb 11 • 3 min
Host Ryan Breegle introduces Vidalotry, a new podcast the examines the wit and wisdom of Gore Vidal through his own words.