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NMS Podcast 49

This episode of the Norman Mailer Society podcast, host Justin Bozung features a late-60’s TV appearance of Norman Mailer where the author discusses Miami and the Siege of Chicago, Armies of the Night, as well as his most recent film-making ventures. Also, featured is a 1960 BBC review of Advertisements for Myself featuring a reading of excerpts from “The White Negro.”

NMS Podcast 42: Jerome Loving (Jack & Norman)

Author Jerome Loving comes to the NMS Podcast to talk with host Justin Bozung about his latest book, Jack & Norman (St. Martin’s Press, 2016).  The book explores the relationship of Norman Mailer and prison convict Jack Henry Abbott during the late ’70s when Norman Mailer was writing his Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Executioner’s Song.

NMS Podcast 41: Mailer Visits U-Penn

In this special episode of the Norman Mailer Society Podcast, host Justin Bozung brings yet another piece of wonderful Mailer audio to Project Mailer. Mailer, alongside his friend and first biographer Bob Lucid, sit down with students at U-Penn to discuss the nature of writing, Mailer’s latest book The Spooky Art, as well as boxing and his influential 1960’s novel An American Dream.

NMS Podcast 40: Mailer on Frost 1992

In this special episode of the Norman Mailer Society Podcast, host Justin Bozung brings out of the Mailer Archives this retrospective interview from 1992 between journalist David Frost and Norman Mailer. Conducted in New York City, Frost revisits Mailer’s ideas about sex and violence from the 1950s to see if they hold relevance for him in the 1990s.

NMS Podcast 39: Mailer For Mayor 1969

In this special episode of the Norman Mailer Society Podcast, host Justin Bozung presents a never before heard interview with Norman Mailer straight from the Mailer Archives.  This time around, Mailer sits down with Howard Smith from the Village Voice and his mayoral running mate of ’69, Jimmy Breslin, on the eve of their announcement to run in New York, to discuss with Smith their notion of the 51st State.

NMS Podcast 27: The Cremation of Nehru (June 5th, 1964): Mailer on An American Dream

In this episode of the Norman Mailer Society Podcast, host Justin Bozung plays a recently unearthed interview with Norman Mailer from late April / early June 1965 about a year after the serialization of An American Dream in Esquire. Mailer discusses early ideas he had for his characters in his novel and the exact point when he realized that a murder had to take place. He discusses the existential aspects of the novel as well as the notion of sex and murder as the last great frontier in America. A important tape in Mailer Studies!