She’s A Talker

She’s A Talker
Artist Neil Goldberg uses a collection of thousands of index cards onto which he’s obsessively jotted observations, reflections, and ideas to prompt conversations with some of his favorite New York artists, writers, performers, and beyond.

Michael Smith: Room Tone
May 1 • 25 min
In this bonus live episode, artist Michael Smith talks about how to get creative with bad teaching evaluations. Season 3 coming soon!
Annie Lanzillotto: The Most Beautiful No
Mar 27 • 25 min
Writer and performer Annie Lanzillotto talks about how, actually, old people are the future.
Jeff Hiller: Lockdown Cuddle Duds
Mar 20 • 38 min
In this episode, Neil talks to the one person he’s not isolating from: his husband, actor and comedian Jeff Hiller, from TV’s 30 Rock, Broadway’s Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, solo shows at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre, and many, many others. The…
Melissa Anderson: Compost of the Soul
Mar 13 • 27 min
Film critic Melissa Anderson talks about the correlation between smoldering internal rage and a lighthearted use of exclamation marks.
Nick Flynn: Storytelling As Illness
Mar 6 • 33 min
Poet Nick Flynn talks about the ways in which he won’t die.
Jon Wan: Complex Enchantment
Feb 28 • 28 min
Performer Jon Wan argues that kids are campy.
Tony Bluestone: Death Is So Queer
Feb 21 • 28 min
Artist Tony Bluestone talks about the existential condition of the Wet Paint sign.
Kate Johnson: The Discomfort of Patience
Feb 14 • 29 min
Meditator Kate Johnson explores the connection between car horns and anonymous comment sections.
Jacques Servin: Crypto-Optimist
Feb 7 • 23 min
Activist and filmmaker Jacques Servin talks about shoplifting in airports
Andy Hawkes: Almost Art
Jan 31 • 33 min
Artist and baker Andrew Hawkes talks about bouncing around pixelated mansions.
Alicia Svigals: Uncourageously Obscure
Jan 24 • 26 min
Violinist Alicia Svigals talks about the erotics of dishwashing.
John Early: Jazz Hands in the Face of Global Collapse
Dec 20, 2019 • 26 min
Comedian John Early talks about blooper reel politics and the challenges of performing sleep.
Miguel Gutierrez: Touch My Actual Body
Dec 13, 2019 • 25 min
Choreographer Miguel Gutierrez talks about the beauty of confident mistakes and what you can learn about people by how they handle fruit.
Roz Chast: Making Each Other Less Miserable
Dec 6, 2019 • 23 min
Cartoonist Roz Chast talks about arsenic-infused wallpaper and the occasional dutifulness of “I love you, too.”
Robert Reid-Pharr: Forever 54
Nov 29, 2019 • 24 min
Cultural critic Robert Reid-Pharr considers the existential choice between elapsed time and remaining time on the elliptical.
Karen Sherman: The Smell of Dance
Nov 22, 2019 • 28 min
Choreographer Karen Sherman talks about the politics of applause and the olfactory landscape of the stage.
Mike Albo: Hand Model Anxiety
Nov 15, 2019 • 24 min
Writer and performer Mike Albo talks about enthusiasm as a gay survival strategy and the erotics of fermented food.
Jia Tolentino: The Wish to Die in Space
Nov 8, 2019 • 27 min
Writer Jia Tolentino contemplates whether animals can feel embarrassed for other animals and explores her desire to die in space.
Morgan Bassichis: The Labor of the Face
Nov 1, 2019 • 26 min
Performer Morgan Bassichis talks about the drama of sealing an envelope and the pleasure of leaving parties early.
Naomi Ekperigin: And Yet We Brunch
Oct 25, 2019 • 28 min
Comedian Naomi Ekperigin discusses her feelings about the spacebar key and the wisdom of not trusting your gut.
Annie Lanzillotto: Elevator Catch
Oct 25, 2019 • 24 min
Writer and performer Annie Lanzillotto discusses the pleasure of wolfing food down and how the “feels like” temperature is measured.
Introducing SHE’S A TALKER
Sep 18, 2019 • 2 min
Introducing SHE’S A TALKER, a podcast in which visual artist Neil Goldberg talks with some of his favorite New Yorkers about the everyday and overlooked.