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Welcome to Morning Meeting, where AIR MAIL’s Ashley Baker and Michael Hainey take you inside the stories people are talking about this week—and tip you off to the ones the editors are talking about for next week. We cover the people shaping your world that you want to know more about (and more often the stuff they don’t want you to know about). And we talk with friends of AIR MAIL—writers, reporters, and style-setters. So listen in every Saturday as Morning Meeting brings you what’s new and exciting from the world of AIR MAIL. 

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    Episode 63: What You Need to Feel Watching the New Beatles Documentary

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 25:39

    This week, Ashley and Mike speak with David Kamp about all things Beatles, in light of the new documentary Get Back—and why this band still has a hold on all of us after 60 years. There are also looks at Italy's hottest city and at a remote old mining town in Greece that influencers are desperate to get to. View on Air Mail →

    Episode 62: Is the Truth About "House of Gucci" More Twisted than We Know?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 30:56

    This week, Ashley and Mike look at the real, deeply twisted story behind House of Gucci. And speaking of fashion, there's the incredible true tale of Christian Dior's Nazi-fighting little sister. Plus, we have pro tips on how to nail Thanksgiving dinner. You'll find all this and much more in this week's Morning Meeting. View on Air Mail →

    Episode 61: This Season's Hot Style Trend? Owning a Restaurant!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 30:54


    Is it possible the hyper-rich like Elon Musk are fueling the woke arguments? If you think it sounds implausible, listen in as Alessandra Stanley explains her theory to Ashley and Mike. Plus, we look at this season's hot fashion accessory—owning a restaurant. And we go inside the making of The Office. You'll find all this in this week's Morning Meeting. View on Air Mail →


    Episode 60: The "Squid Game" Secret to Success

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 30:04

    This week, we reveal the secret to Squid Game's becoming a $900 million global juggernaut. And Ashley and Mike ask: Is it possible Elizabeth Holmes will beat the rap in her Theranos trial? Plus, there's a look at why beautiful people love to throw pity parties for themselves. You'll find all this and much more in this week's Morning Meeting. View on Air Mail →

    Episode 59: A Very Revealing Show—From Kylie Jenner's Swimwear to Chippendales

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 34:11

    This week Ashley and Mike look at the shocking story of ladies-only strip club Chippendales, the inspiration for Magic Mike and more. It's a, um, very revealing tale. Plus, we have a look at what might be the creepiest hotel in the world. And speaking of creepers, one woman tells what it's like to wear Kylie Jenner's very, shall we say, flashy swimsuits. You'll find all this and much more in this week's Morning Meeting. View on Air Mail →

    Episode 58: The Secret History of "The Godfather"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 33:28


    This week we take you inside the making of The Godfather—and reveal how Marlon Brando's Don Corleone was based on … a woman! Writer Mark Seal joins Ashley and Mike to discuss his new book about the making of one of the biggest books and movies ever. Plus, we have a look at Prince Andrew's mounting troubles, Jeff Bezos's projectile dysfunction, and much more in this week's Morning Meeting. View on Air Mail →


    Episode 57: We've Found the World's Best Pizza

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 30:31


    This week, we discover the world's best pizza, hidden in a rural Italian village, and we go inside the mind of Succession's scheming patriarch, Logan Roy. (Well, really the gifted actor Brian Cox, who portrays Roy and has just published a no-holds-barred memoir.) Writer Peter Biskind joins Ashley and Mike to discuss Cox's incredible career and how it shapes his smash performance in the HBO show. View on Air Mail →


    Episode 56: Welcome to America's "Grifted Age"!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 29:43

    This week, we look at the Sacklers, the OxyContin-peddling robber barons who made billions pushing a drug that destroyed lives and communities. Yet, like WeWork's Adam Neumann and other super-rich, they seem to have escaped any real punishment. Ashley and Mike are joined by Danny Strong, creator of Dopesick, the new limited series on Hulu starring Michael Keaton, that seeks to hold the family accountable. View on Air Mail →

    Episode 55: The Best Books of the Fall

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 24:35

    This week, we've got the inside story on the Big Books of the Fall, and what you need to read, thanks to AIR MAIL Senior Editor Julia Vitale. Plus, Ashley and Mike reveal L.A.'s secretive home of social-media stars, swoon over Stanley Tucci, and discuss a new musical about … Hitler?! (Paging Mel Brooks!) You'll find all this and much more in this week's Morning Meeting. View on Air Mail →

    Episode 54: Anderson Cooper on How Money Destroyed His Family

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 29:29


    This week, Anderson Cooper reveals how money destroyed his dynastic family—and why he won't leave his money to his son. Plus, Ashley and Mike look at how Jeff Bezos and other tech bros are plotting to live forever, and the Zuck's latest plan to destroy the self-esteem of young girls. There's also a look at the hottest new chef in Paris. View on Air Mail →


    Episode 53: The Man Behind Roger Ailes and Churchill, John Lithgow

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 28:49


    This week, the ever witty actor John Lithgow discusses (and reads from!) his very funny new book, A Confederacy of Dumptys. In addition, there's a look at Prince Charles's financial problems as well as two strange new trends in decorating and women's fashion. View on Air Mail →


    Episode 52: The Elizabeth Holmes–Theranos Trial: What You Need to Know

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 29:18

    Is Elizabeth Holmes the greatest fraudster of our era? The Steve Jobs obsessive convinced some very smart people to give her millions of dollars for Theranos, her bogus blood-testing company. Now, as AIR MAIL's Rich Cohen tells Ashley and Mike, she's starring in the trial that “defines our decade”—an era filled with greed, stupidity, ego, and plenty of bad behavior. In addition, there's a look at royals behaving dumbly, and a bizarre Southern Gothic murder mystery. View on Air Mail →

    Episode 51: J.F.K. and the Radcliffe Girl—60 Years Later, a Mistress Speaks

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 29:34

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    Episode 50: Could You Be a "Genuinfluencer"?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 29:53

    This week, we have a look at “Genuinfluencers”—Gen X–ers who think being into clothes and beauty is soooo 2020. Also, AIR MAIL co-editor Alessandra Stanley joins us to discuss what we can do for the Afghan people while the politicians dither. And we have a look at the hot, new nightlife spot in New York City as well as where to go to get in on the latest sport of kings. View on Air Mail →

    Episode 49: Randy Brits and Supreme Court Twits

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2021 27:03

    Why does hunting small birds make Brits horny as hell? This week, Ashley and Michael look at the sexual high jinks and “corridor creeping” that happens at Downton Abbey–ish estates during shooting season. Speaking of misbehavior, AIR MAIL co-editor Alessandra Stanley joins the program to discuss Andrew Cuomo and Justice Stephen Breyer—and why so many people choose selfish behavior over what's best for society. You'll find all these stories and more in this week's Morning Meeting. View on Air Mail →

    Episode 48: A Book-Lover's Dream—a Lost Library Is Discovered

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2021 29:29


    This week, the always witty, ever entertaining Stephen Fry joins us to discuss a long-secret library that has come to light—and has book-lovers and readers losing their minds. It's an amazing tale you'll want to hear. We also have a look at a multi-million-dollar corruption scandal that's rocking the Vatican, and what it's like to have a conspiracist as a mother. You'll find all these stories and more in this week's Morning Meeting. View on Air Mail →


    Episode 47: "My Unorthodox Life"—What You Need to Know

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2021 31:35

    In My Unorthodox Life, a new reality show on Netflix, Julia Haart has captivated people with her incredible story—how, at age 43, she and three of her children broke from their repressive, ultra-Orthodox Jewish community. Eight years later, she's the C.E.O. of a major talent agency, after having been the creative director at La Perla. This week, she gives a revealing, candid, and funny interview with Ashley and Mike about why she left and what she's learned. You'll find all this and much more—such as a look at London's post-lockdown social swirl and a fascinating jewel heist—in this week's Morning Meeting. View on Air Mail →

    Episode 46: Gen Z and the Great Work from Home Revolt of 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2021 31:48

    Episode 45: Inside Trump's Crazy Final Days

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2021 32:09

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    Episode 44: Sleeping with a Psychopath

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2021 29:45

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    Episode 43: Liz Taylor, Queen Elizabeth, and the Bachelor

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2021 20:20


    How did Queen Elizabeth help Liz Taylor land husband No. 6? It's a tale you'll get only in this week's episode. Plus, talk-show host and comedian Graham Norton stops by to discuss his beautiful new novel with Ashley and Mike. View on Air Mail →


    Episode 42: Google and the Adulterer in the Room

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2021 26:38


    This week, Ashley and Mike look at the sex-life drama of yet another tech bro, Eric Schmidt, the former C.E.O. of Google. Unlike Bezos and Gates, Schmidt didn't leave his wife. Instead, he simply arranged for a very open marriage. Is it the reason he's no longer with the company? Plus, there's a fascinating discussion on the intrepid work of the 79-year-old reporter who forced the Establishment to rethink its assumptions about the “lab leak” theory of the coronavirus. View on Air Mail →


    Episode 41: Vaxxed and Waxed and Looking for Trouble

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2021 33:12


    This week, master crime writer James Ellroy, the acclaimed author of L.A. Confidential, joins Ashley and Mike to discuss depravity, secrets, and all-around bad behavior among the elite in Hollywood, which is the setting for his big, new novel, Widespread Panic. Plus, there's a look at new ways to entertain—as well as the post-vaccine explosion of very public P.D.A.'s in New York City. You'll find all this and much more in this week's Morning Meeting. View on Air Mail →


    Episode 40: Inside D.C.'s Underground Kink Scene

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2021 32:01

    This week, we go inside the underground kink scene dominating Washington, D.C. Don't worry: you won't be subjected to a nude Mitch McConnell! But in a town where “House whip” is a revered title of power, is it any surprise that so many politicians go to sex clubs? Alexandra Bregman joins Ashley and Mike to talk about what she learned—and saw. In addition, there are reports on the great suntan-lotion crisis of 2021, and how the cool kids are escaping back to nature this summer. View on Air Mail →

    Episode 39: Dinner with Julia Child in Paris

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2021


    As the city reopens to tourists, we have some delicious stories about it Let's go to Paris! Dinner with Julia Child! Coffee with Patricia Highsmith! This week, Ashley and Mike are joined by writer Alexander Lobrano to discuss his new memoir and his years in France. There's also a report on how Paris is adjusting to post-lockdown life. Plus, for the more adventuresome, there's a look at the new nudism—why millennials are ditching their clothes. You'll find all this and much more in this week's Morning Meeting. Listen by clicking Play below. But be sure to subscribe at Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you don't miss an episode. View on Air Mail


    Episode 38: The Big Books of Summer

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2021 33:09

    Arts and books editor Julia Vitale joins Ashley and Mike to talk about one of their favorite subjects: What are you reading? This week, Ashley and Mike discuss the summer's big books with Air Mail Senior Editor Julia Vitale, who shares her smart recommendations for what you'll want to read—and what you need to read. Plus, there's a report on Bruton, the seaside town that's become the new Cotswolds for London's cool set, and a look at two guys who invented tattoos that disappear. (Too bad it wasn't around in Johnny Depp's “Winona Forever” days.) You'll find all this and much more in this week's Morning Meeting. Listen by clicking Play below. But be sure to subscribe at Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you don't miss an episode. View on Air Mail

    Episode 37: The New Status Symbol? Being Boring!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2021 27:16

    Morning Meeting is where the conversation begins. Listen in! The secret to being rich and successful? Be boring! Strange as it seems, the evidence is strong. And this week, Ashley and Mike talk about why the trend is catching on. There’s also a look at the true-crime story that has gripped France, as well as a London apartment with an asking price of $241 million. Plus, noted director and writer Michael Lindsay-Hogg stops by to share his memories of the great life lived by actor Norman Lloyd. You’ll find all this and much more in this week’s Morning Meeting. Listen by clicking Play below. But be sure to subscribe at Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you don’t miss an episode. View on Air Mail

    Episode 36: Halston—What You Need to Know

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2021 34:29


    It’s the show that will open your eyes. All you need to do is open your ears This week, Ashley and Mike are joined by James Wolcott to discuss Halston, the 1970s-era American fashion designer who burned bright and hard and now gets the Hollywood treatment in Ryan Murphy’s latest mini-series. Plus, there’s a look at what Jeff Bezos is doing with all that money you gave him on Amazon Prime. You’ll find all this and much more in this week’s Morning Meeting. Listen by clicking Play below. But be sure to subscribe at Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you don’t miss an episode. View on Air Mail


    Episode 35: The First Wives of Tech Club

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2021 31:45

    And will a jilted Melinda plot revenge with the First Wives of Tech Club? Is this what Congress means when they talk about busting up Big Tech? This week, Ashley and Mike look at the $130 billion breakup of Bill and Melinda Gates’s marriage, and whether Bill had a, well, anti-trust problem of a different sort. Later, William Norwich joins the show to discuss the amazing life of Sean Driscoll, the man who quietly shaped the tastes of New York for 40 years. Plus, there’s a look at Billie Eilish’s transformation. You’ll find all this and much more in this week’s Morning Meeting. Listen by clicking Play below. But be sure to subscribe at Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you don’t miss an episode. View on Air Mail

    Episode 34: George Clooney's New Hideout

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2021 30:50

    Where do you want to go, now that Europe is welcoming vaxxed Americans? Summer’s on the horizon, the E.U. is opening to Americans who’ve been vaccinated, and Ashley and Mike are thinking where they want to go. Maybe even George Clooney’s new wine-producing château, in Provence. (Did someone say “Hollywood and vines”?) Plus, Alessandra Stanley looks at the battles roiling New York’s toniest private schools—and offers a solution. You’ll get this, as well as the cultural recommendations you’ve come to rely on, in this week’s Morning Meeting. Listen by clicking Play below. But be sure to subscribe at Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you don’t miss an episode. View on Air Mail

    Episode 33: The Hollywood Issue! With Anjelica Huston

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2021 30:19

    Just in time for the Oscars: Anjelica Huston! Charlie Chaplin! Picks and pans! This week, Ashley and Mike are in a movie state of mind. They’re looking at the little-known, super-exclusive party thrown for Charlie Chaplin when he returned to Hollywood after his decades-long exile. And they’re talking to Anjelica Huston about her new career. And speaking of careers, they’ve got a look at one of the great powers behind Los Angeles and Broadway, Boaty Boatwright. You’ll find all this and much more in this week’s Morning Meeting. Listen by clicking Play below. But be sure to subscribe at Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you don’t miss an episode. View on Air Mail

    Episode 32: Will a Divorce Put Trump in Prison?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2021 34:23


    Plus: a look at Bumble, the billion-dollar dating app; Bethany McLean on the Sackler family; and more This week, Ashley and Mike go inside the messy divorce that is rocking the Trump Organization, and how it’s giving prosecutors intel about Trump’s money. And speaking of family businesses, author Bethany McLean joins the show to discuss the secretive Sackler clan and how they made billions on opioids. There’s also a chat about the hot dating app Bumble, and a look at what might be the world’s most perfect hotel. You’ll find all this and much more in this week’s Morning Meeting. Listen by clicking Play below. But be sure to subscribe at Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you don’t miss an episode. View on Air Mail


    Episode 31: Who Is New York's New It Girl?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2021 33:02

    It’s up for debate—as is the best way to drop the lockdown weight, and what exactly makes someone the new It Girl Hunter Biden’s un-put-downable memoir? America’s—or certainly Brooklyn’s—new It Girl? And: How did the battle of the bulge (losing weight) become a battle between millennials and boomers? Ashley and Mike get into all this, and much more, on this week’s edition of Morning Meeting. Listen by clicking Play below. But be sure to subscribe at Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you don’t miss an episode. View on Air Mail

    Episode 30: True Confessions of a TikTok Star

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2021 32:12

    More than five million fans follow Sissy Sheridan. What does she know that you don’t? Plus: the great Lego caper, and more Sissy Sheridan is 16, has 5.3 million followers on TikTok … and thinks the most downloaded app of 2020 spews hate. So how come she can’t quit it? Listen in, as she tells Ashley and Mike why. You’ll also hear from Nancy Jo Sales, who profiled Sissy for this issue. (Sales’s 2010 Vanity Fair article “The Suspects Wore Louboutins” inspired the film The Bling Ring.) Plus there’s a look at Parler, the shady social-media app that almost toppled the U.S. government, and much more in this week’s episode. Listen by clicking Play below. But be sure to subscribe at Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you don’t miss an episode. View on Air Mail

    Episode 29: Hot Dish! Let's Get N.Y.C. Cooking Again!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2021 33:10


    Everyone’s hungry to get back to normal. Here’s how. Plus: looking for Prince William; bad behavior in paradise; and more This week, Ashley and Mike discuss New York City restaurants—not just their place in the hearts and lives (and, yes, stomachs) of New Yorkers, but also the key role they will play in the city’s post-pandemic recovery. It’s a love letter to the city’s restaurants, and our hosts are joined by Ryan Hardy, executive chef and partner in Charlie Bird, Pasquale Jones, and Legacy Records. Plus, there’s the search for Prince William; the coronavirus Casablanca; Saul Bellow; and much more in this week’s Morning Meeting. Listen by clicking Play below. But be sure to subscribe at Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you don’t miss an episode. View on Air Mail


    Episode 28: Bobbi Brown on Facing Life After Zoom

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2021 30:15

    Bobbi Brown on how to lose the “lockdown look.” Plus, the hottest new chef in Paris; a peek at the Oscar nominations; and more This week, beauty-and-wellness expert Bobbi Brown joins Ashley and Mike with advice on how to reset yourself for life after a year of lockdown. There’s also a lively discussion of this week’s Oscar nominations as well as a look at the hottest new chef in Paris, a 28-year-old son of West African immigrants who just snagged his first Michelin star. You’ll get all this and much more in the new episode of Morning Meeting. Listen by clicking Play below. But be sure to subscribe at Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you don’t miss an episode. View on Air Mail

    Episode 27: Life in Megxile—Meghan, Harry, and "Hogwarts for Hippies"

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2021 34:29

    Who will Meghan and Harry take on next? Could Archie be headed to “Hippie Hogwarts”? This week, Stuart Heritage joins Ashley and Mike from the U.K. to discuss the fallout from the royal Megxiles’ bombshell Oprah interview, and where they might be going from here. Also joining from the U.K. is Joseph Bullmore, who takes us inside the elite boarding school where the plutocrats of the world—and a number of Europe’s royal families—send their kids to get a much-needed reality check. But don’t worry, we also have some non-U.K. stories: like a look inside the most exclusive sex club in Paris. You’ll get all this and much more in the new episode of Morning Meeting. Listen by clicking Play below. But be sure to subscribe at Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you don’t miss an episode. View on Air Mail

    Episode 26: Paris, When It’s Illicit—and Delicious

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2021 28:01

    Inside France’s hot new trend (Sssshhhh … ) This week, restaurant critic Alexander Lobrano spills the beans to Ashley and Mike about the speakeasy restaurants that have quietly popped up in France, where all eating establishments have been closed since the end of October. (Just be sure you listen on a full stomach—it’s a story that will make you hungry.) Plus, Ashley and Mike speak with Fernando Garcia, of Oscar de la Renta, about how he and Laura Kim created Amanda Seyfried’s dress for the Golden Globes, in the midst of the pandemic (and how it almost got lost in transit). You’ll get all this and much more in the new episode of Morning Meeting. Listen by clicking Play below. But be sure to subscribe at Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you don’t miss an episode. View on Air Mail

    Episode 25: Elon Musk’s Secrets of Success

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2021 28:11


    On this week’s podcast, a look at his secrets to success. Plus, Woody Allen; Boris Johnson’s domestic problems; and much more How did the world’s second-richest man become so successful? This week, Eric Berger, who spent time with Elon Musk as he built SpaceX, reveals how the real-life Tony Stark gets people to join him in his quests, and drives them to unheard-of achievements—insights you won’t want to miss. Plus, there’s a look at a new documentary about Woody Allen. You’ll get all this and more in this week’s Morning Meeting. Listen by clicking Play below. But be sure to subscribe at Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you don’t miss an episode. View on Air Mail


    Episode 24: Britney Spears—What You Need to Know

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2021 32:05

    Lili Anolik discusses what the new documentary gets wrong about the Princess of Pop This week, Ashley and Mike speak with Air Mail Writer at Large Lili Anolik about what the new documentary on the misunderstood pop star gets wrong. And speaking of misunderstood, Mike confesses to watching a movie he never thought he’d see. You’ll get all this and much more in the new episode of Morning Meeting. Listen by clicking Play below. But be sure to subscribe at Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you don’t miss an episode. View on Air Mail

    Episode 23: Rupert Murdoch's Rival (and His Mysterious Death)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2021 34:43


    On this week’s podcast, a riveting look at Robert Maxwell, the father of Ghislaine; and much more Thirty years ago, British press baron Robert Maxwell was Rupert Murdoch’s nemesis. He was also a crook. Then he fell—or was he pushed?—off his yacht in the middle of the night, and drowned. This week, John Preston joins Ashley and Mike to talk about his revealing new book that looks at Maxwell’s life—as well as his most infamous heir, his daughter Ghislaine, who now awaits trial for her connections to Jeffrey Epstein. You’ll get all this and more in this week’s Morning Meeting. Listen by clicking Play below. But be sure to subscribe at Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you don’t miss an episode. View on Air Mail


    Episode 22: Fran Lebowitz Has Had Enough!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2021 33:24


    The inimitable New Yorker on lockdown, Trump, outdoor dining, and more The star of the new Martin Scorsese Netflix series stops by this week to talk about the upsides of lockdown, and more. Plus, how Fran feels to be named to the International Best-Dressed List. In addition, Ashley and Mike talk about a few of the week’s most intriguing scandals, from millennials getting busted in Marrakech to a new book about Ghislaine Maxwell’s notorious father and his unsolved death. You’ll get all this and more in this week’s Morning Meeting. Listen by clicking Play below. But be sure to subscribe at Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you don’t miss an episode. View on Air Mail


    Episode 21: "The Smug Vaccinated" (Are You One?)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2021 31:24

    Alessandra Stanley discusses the new haves and have-nots: those who’ve gotten the shot, and those scheming on how to jump the line For the rich and powerful, getting the coronavirus vaccine has been a rare reminder that sometimes all the connections in the world don’t help. You still have to serve jury duty and go to the D.M.V. And now you can’t buy your way to the front of the vaccine line. Those who do manage to get the jab, however, take on a different status in the eyes of their friends: smug. And this week, newly smug Alessandra Stanley humorously explains to Ashley and Mike why this happens. You’ll get all this and more in this week’s Morning Meeting. Listen by clicking Play below. But be sure to subscribe at Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you don’t miss an episode. View on Air Mail

    Episode 20: Graydon Carter Discusses Donald Trump

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2021 26:58

    On this week’s podcast, AIR MAIL’s co-editor shares his unique perspective on Trump’s mental state, the bizarre final days, and what awaits him now Capping a historic week, longtime Trump observer and sometime sparring partner Graydon Carter shares his thoughts on the ex-president (and perhaps future convict) with Ashley and Mike. Plus, there’s a look at the latest curious, money-making behavior by a former member of the royal family. And speaking of curious behavior, why are millennials and Gen Z-ers so keen on posting weepy breakup videos on TikTok? You’ll get all this and more in this week’s Morning Meeting. Listen by clicking Play below. But be sure to subscribe at Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you don’t miss an episode. View on Air Mail

    Episode 19: Can We Erase Trump?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2021 33:02

    On this week’s podcast, sharp-eyed AIR MAIL satirist Barry Blitt on four years of drawing That Guy … and how he might detox If anyone knows what it’s like to have Trump own their headspace for four years, it’s Barry Blitt. The air mail contributor and Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoonist has produced some of the most cutting commentaries on the president. This week, he tells how he creates his illustrations, and how he may detox after these four years. In addition, Mike and Ashley discuss some of the week’s other grifters and charlatans, as well as some people that you’ll find truly inspiring. Listen by clicking Play below. But be sure to subscribe at Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you don’t miss an episode. View on Air Mail

    Episode 18: Trump Goes Coup-Coup

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2021 32:40

    On this week’s AIR MAIL podcast, Alessandra Stanley presents a rational idea on how to short-circuit this madness Well, that was a bang-up week. And in today’s episode, Ashley and Mike speak with Alessandra Stanley about her and Graydon Carter’s idea for a new amendment to the Constitution that could prevent a week like we just lived through. Also joining the program is Rachel Johnson, who talks about how the U.K.’s third lockdown has turned British citizens into a brigade of “curtain twitchers,” eager to snoop on their neighbors and report their stay-at-home transgressions. You can listen by clicking Play below. But be sure to subscribe at Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you don’t miss an episode. View on Air Mail

    Episode 17: Did Frank Sinatra Do Yoga with Goats?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2021 23:03

    On this week’s edition of the AIR MAIL podcast, it seems anything is possible Welcome to 2021, where Ashley and Mike are starting the year off right, talking about a very strange new trend, one of the greatest singers of all time—and how he was captured in print despite his best efforts—and much more. It’s the perfect way to ring in the New Year. You can listen by clicking Play below. But be sure to subscribe at Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you don’t miss an episode. View on Air Mail

    Episode 16: Alan Cumming Remembers Sean Connery

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2020 26:36


    A Boxing Day treat; the prince of Scotland shares a memory of “the king of Scotland”; and more This week Ashley and Mike speak with Alan Cumming about his new book, his time in Cabaret, his New York City club, and more. Plus, they talk about what could be next for Javanka, as well as their love for two very, very different movies: Showgirls and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. It’s a Boxing Day gift you’re sure to enjoy. You can listen by clicking Play below. But be sure to subscribe at Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you don’t miss an episode. View on Air Mail


    Episode 15: Are Harry and Meghan Copying the Obamas?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2020 28:31

    It certainly seems like it. Listen for yourself, and decide This week, Ashley and Mike speak with Air Mail writer at large Stuart Heritage about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and how they seem to be imitating the Obamas. (Netflix deal? Check. Spotify deal? Check.) Plus, a look at John le Carré and how the world he created on the page came to be the world we live in. You can listen by clicking Play below. But be sure to subscribe at Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you don’t miss an episode. View on Air Mail

    Episode 14: Candice Bergen Is No Dummy

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2020 30:20

    What it’s like to work with Meryl Streep. And the man who turned her “to goo” Is there anyone more enchanting than Candice Bergen? Fresh off her performance in Steven Soderbergh’s new movie, Let Them All Talk, she sits down with Ashley and Mike to talk about working with Meryl Streep, the films of Louis Malle, leading men she’s known, the Black and White Ball, and more. Plus, Ashley and Mike discuss the latest and craziest bad behavior among the .01-percenters, who are scheming on how they can jump the line of essential workers and the infirm in order to get a coronavirus vaccine. You can listen by clicking Play below. But be sure to subscribe at Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you don’t miss an episode. View on Air Mail

    Episode 13: How Does It End for Trump?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2020 29:26

    Graydon Carter discusses what awaits the grifter-in-chief AIR MAIL co-editor Graydon Carter has known and covered Donald Trump for four decades, so who better to tell us what the future holds for him? It’s a conversation you don’t want to miss. Plus, a Grinch-y Ashley and a George Bailey–ish Mike talk to a man who is addicted to Hallmark Christmas movies. You can listen by clicking Play below. But be sure to subscribe at Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you don’t miss an episode. View on Air Mail

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