Recorded on May 10th, 1967, Norman Mailer speaks out with a humorous candor against the Vietnam War and Lyndon Johnson; he lampoons the Harvard Crimson asking the question: “Where is America going?” Mailer also reads excerpts from “In The Red Light,” and “Superman Comes To The Supermarket.”
In this piece of archival audio, Norman Mailer visits with an audience at the Central Library in Philly in 2007. For 60 minutes, Mailer chats about Hitler, television culture (his watching of American Idol), the Iraq War, Ernest Hemingway, and Bullshit Mountain. Mailer takes the audience through quite a range of contemporary discussion.
In this episode of the Norman Mailer Society podcast, Mailer and son John Buffalo Mailer in 2006, along with host Dotson Rader discuss The Big Empty, a collaboration between the author the pair which finds them discussing a impressive bevy of quixotic concepts.
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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.”
From 2003, this lecture series from Writers’ Block features Norman Mailer talking about his latest book The Spooky Art. Mailer discusses writing, writers, his favorite television series, and George W. Bush.
In this piece of archival audio, host Justin Bozung features Norman Mailer’s 1979 apperance on BBC radio as guest D.J. Mailer plays some of his favorite jazz and standards records as well as discusses his early days as a writer, his early novels No Percentage and Transit to Narcissus, and his current work, The Executioner’s Song.
Mailer biographer Mary Dearborn talks about Norman Mailer and his life in this archival piece of audio from 2000.
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.
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.
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.