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!

NMS Podcast 26: Mailer Reads Naked & the Dead

In this episode of the Norman Mailer Podcast, host Justin Bozung features a now digitized recording of Mailer reading excerpts from The Naked and the Dead.  This recording was first released in 1983 via the New York-based record label Cademon, and features Mailer reading portions of this novel as an actor voicing out the roles.

NMS Podcast 25: Mailer vs. Jones

In this episode of the Norman Mailer Podcast, host Justin Bozung features audio from the Mailer Archives. In this special, Mailer discusses with author Leroi Jones and television host David Susskind, the state of racial divide in the mid-1960s. Mailer and Jones discuss the Watts Riot, the right/wrong of blacks in Vietnam, and the cancers of an absurd time.