NMS Podcast 11: Democracy ’68 (Part 2)

In part two of this special two-part episode of the Mailer Society Podcast, host Justin Bozung presents a panel discussion about the political climate of 1968 in the United States. Fresh on the heels of the release of Armies Of The Night, Norman Mailer is joined by Herbert Marcuse and Arthur Schlesinger to discuss democracy in America as well as the then recent Columbia University student uprisings.

NMS Podcast 10: Democracy ’68 (Part 1)

Part One of a special and lengthy episode of the Norman Mailer Society Podcast. Host Justin Bozung uncovers a additional selection of rare audio associated with Norman Mailer. In this two-part episode, Norman Mailer is joined on stage in New York City by Herbert Marcuse and Arthur Schlesinger to discuss democracy in America as well as the then recent Columbia University student uprisings.

NMS Podcast: Episode 8

In this episode of The Norman Mailer Society Podcast, host Justin Bozung uncovers a selection of rare audio associated with Norman Mailer. From a writer’s symposium which occurred at the University of Iowa in 1959, Norman Mailer discussed the writer’s role in the culture of the late ’50s and is joined in commentary by Ralph Ellison and Dwight Macdonald.

NMS Podcast: Episode 6

In this episode of the Norman Mailer Society Podcast, host Justin Bozung talks with Jerry Lucas about the Project Mailer, an online portal which will be soon be coming to fruition with the aim of providing Norman Mailer’s vast body of work accessibility in the digital realm. Lucas is a Professor of English at Middle Georgia State University, an Executive Board member of the Norman Mailer Society, and the Deputy Editor of The Mailer Review.

NMS Podcast: Episode 5

In this latest installment of the Norman Mailer Society Podcast, host Justin Bozung showcases the full audio of Norman Mailer’s 1962/63 Prestige LP Mailer Reads Mailer. With little known today about the origins of the Mailer’s recording, it is introduced via a brief background by Mailer’s official biographer, archivist/NM Society President, J. Michael Lennon.

NMS Podcast: Episode 4

In this episode of the Norman Mailer Society Podcast, host Justin Bozung talks with Writer/Director/Actor Wings Hauser about working with Norman Mailer via his portrayal of “Alvin Luther Regency” in Norman Mailer’s film adaptation of his 1984 novel, Tough Guys Don’t Dance.

Read Norman Mailer’s 4th draft of his screenplay for the film Tough Guys Don’t Dance.

NMS Podcast: Episode 3

In this episode of the Norman Mailer Society Podcast, host Justin Bozung showcases a feature-length, never-aired in the United States interview with Norman Mailer on Picasso and his book: Portrait of Picasso as a Young Man: An Interpretive Biography [Atlantic Monthly Press, 1995]. The interview was conducted in Provincetown for the BBC television series Southbank.

NMS Podcast: Episode 2

In this latest installment of the Norman Mailer Society Podcast, host Justin Bozung talks with ’60s iconoclast, journalist, author, and comedian Paul Krassner about his friendship with Norman Mailer as documented in Krassner’s memoir Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut: Misadventures in the Counterculture [Touchstone, 1994]. This episodes features an audio clip of Mailer’s 1965 speech at the Berkeley Vietnam Teach-In.