23. Adam Gopnik & Olivia Gopnik-Parker

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Show Notes
Rick speaks to one of his favourite writers, Adam Gopnik. Adam's recent book A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventures of Liberalism is written as a letter to his daughter Olivia, who joins us for this intergenerational conversation. Adam’s been a staff writer for The New Yorker for 35 years, and has won multiple National Magazine Awards for his essays and criticism. Olivia is studying history at Harvard, and has often figured prominently in her father’s writing, from Bumping Into Mr. Ravioli all the way to today. They talk about
The shock of Trump’s election
Growing up in Montreal, NY and Paris
The Relevance of Liberalism
Privilege vs. Good Fortune
Sharing your Good Fortune
Macro Events, Micro Consequences
Identity Politics on College Campuses
Rock and Roll in the 60s
Empathy in Theatre
Jewish Identity
The Institution of Baseball
And a Game Show
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