David Shields is the internationally bestselling author of twenty books, including_ Reality Hunger (named one of the best books of 2010 by more than thirty publications), _The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead (New York Times bestseller), Black Planet (finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award), and Other People: Takes & Mistakes (Knopf). The film adaptation of I Think You’re Totally Wrong: A Quarrel was released by First Pond Entertainment in 2017; The Trouble With Men: Reflections on Sex, Love, Marriage, Porn, and Power is forthcoming from Mad Creek Books (21st Century Essays series) in March 2019. The recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships and senior contributing editor of Conjunctions, Shields has published essays and stories in the New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, Esquire, Yale Review, Salon, Slate, McSweeney’s, and Believer. His work has been translated into two dozen languages.
August 31st, 2019 | 39 mins 25 secs
My guest is David Shields. In this episode we talk about G.K. Chesterton and his insights into the human condition on a beautiful hotel patio in New York City.
August 31st, 2019 | 1 hr 12 mins
My guest is David Shields, New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books. He has just written, directed and produced a documentary film, Marshawn Lynch: A History. The film explores the silence that nonconformist NFL star Marshawn Lynch deploys as a form of resistance. Culling more than 700 video clips and placing them in dramatic, rapid, and radical juxtaposition, the film is a powerful political parable about the American media-sports complex and its deep complicity with racial oppression.
March 21st, 2019 | 1 hr 6 mins
My guest is David Shields. His new book, "The Trouble with Men: Reflections on Sex, Love, Marriage, Porn, and Power" is an immersion into the perils, limits, and possibilities of human intimacy. All at once a love letter to his wife, a nervy reckoning with his own fallibility, a meditation on the impact of porn on American culture, and an attempt to understand marriage (one marriage, the idea of marriage, all marriages), "The Trouble with Men" is exquisitely balanced between the personal and the anthropological, nakedness and restraint.
September 27th, 2018 | 53 mins 36 secs
My guest is David Shields. His new book "Nobody Hates Trump More Than Trump: An Intervention," is perhaps the only genuinely original thing you have read yet about Donald Trump.