What Everyone's Talking About

Ellie Kemper with Abigail Pogrebin

In this blockbuster series, Abigail Pogrebin unpacks the controversies, careers, and events in the news with fascinating guests.

A Yale graduate, Pogrebin is the author of Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewishand One and the Same: My Life as an Identical Twin and What I’ve Learned About Everyone's Struggle to Be Singular. Abigail began her career in broadcast journalism, producing for Fred W. Friendly, Charlie Rose, and Bill Moyers at PBS, and then for six years at CBS News’ 60 Minutes, first as a producer for Ed Bradley, then for Mike Wallace. Her new book, My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew, chronicles her immersion into the Jewish calendar. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children.

Abigail's past guests have included:

Nathan Englander
Ellie Kemper

Roxane Gay

Charles M. Blow
Alan Alda
Ariel Levy, Daphne Merkin, and Dani Shapiro

Tom Brokaw and Dr. Jennifer Brokaw
Ruth Reichl
Lesley Stahl

Alan Cumming
Dan Barber
Candice Bergen

Daniel Jones
Mark Bittman
Rosanne Cash

Andrew Solomon
Daniel Goldhagen
Dara-Lynn Weiss
Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Malcolm Gladwell

Chris Matthews
Danny Meyer
Judy Collins

Amanda Hesser + Mario Batali
Nora Ephron z"l
Alexandra Styron

Nicholas Kristof
David Remnick + Jonathan Alter

Julie Powell + Gretchen Rubin
Frank Bruni + Jonathan Safran Foer
Ed Koch z"l + Joyce Purnick


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