Margaret Atwood, Jenny Slate, Ethan Hawke, and more guests join ‘Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso’
On iHeartPodcasts and Pushkin’s “Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso,” guests sit down for in-depth conversations “where people sound like people,” thankfully! Hear from a wide variety of bright minds like artists, activists, politicians, and more in this weekly series.
“Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso” has been going strong since 2016 with over 300 episodes to stream in any order. Episode descriptions have handy timestamps listed next to topics each guest tackles in case you’d like to jump ahead in the interviews. The average episode runs less than 70 minutes long.
Recently, Ethan Hawke joined an episode to chat about storytelling and his new project, The Last Movie Stars, honoring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Ethan shared how he was introduced to Paul Newman by Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, talked about his upbringing, and first-ever acting roles.
Ethan chatted about starring in Richard Linklater’s Before trilogy, favorite moments from Before Midnight, and what he learned from director Paul Schrader. He also discussed the importance of family and his hopes for the future.
Sam celebrated the release of Marcel the Shell with Shoes On with Jenny Slate. She shared her 10+ year journey to making the film, what the character means to her, and working with director Dean Fleischer-Camp. She talked about fighting misogyny in Hollywood and her film Obvious Child from 2014. Sam also recommends their interviews on this podcast from 2020 and 2017.
Actor, author, and woodworker Nick Offerman joined an episode to share about his new book, Where the Deer and the Antelope Play: The Pastoral Observations of One Ignorant American Who Loves to Walk Outside.
Other guests have included writer David Sedaris, author Jennifer Egan, poet Rupi Kaur, professor, author, lawyer, and podcast host Anita Hill, actress Minnie Driver, activist Gloria Steinem, musician, filmmaker, and podcaster Questlove, David Byrne, and writer Margaret Atwood – just to name a few.
We recommend “Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso” for fans of insightful interviews with bright guests each episode. We think fans of “The Ezra Klein Show” and “Bullseye with Jesse Thorn” might also enjoy this podcast. Tune in weekly wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.