Matt came to Studio 360 in 2014 from Louisville, Kentucky, where he was a features reporter for the Courier-Journal. There, he wrote about celebrity chefs, the world’s largest collection of poisonous snakes, and a former monk turned furniture maker to the presidents. He also taught courses on literary journalism, feature writing, and arts and culture reporting at Bellarmine University. Although he lived for four years in Louisville, he still doesn’t know how to bet on a horse race. His writing has appeared in Salon, The New York Observer, USA Today, the Detroit Free Press, The Rumpus and elsewhere. A former Studio 360 intern, Matt’s first piece for the show was on the design of that quintessential 1970s mode of transportation, the moped.
Who's Afraid of On the Media?
Friday, July 25, 2014 - 12:00 PM
Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield spend an hour each week of On the Media engaging in probing conversation of important issues. So naturally, when we needed two people to reenact a vicious drunken argument, they came to mind immediately. For the latest installment of our American Icons series, producer Trey Kay asked Bob and Brooke to perform a parody published in Mad Magazine of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. They take on the characters of George and Martha, best known from Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s portrayal of the unhappiest theatrical couple this side of the Macbeths. We think Brooke and Bob more than hold their own against Liz and Dick, if we do say so ourselves.
Listen to the full story - American Icons: Mad Magazine