Esquire Classic

Series produced by PRX

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Hosted by acclaimed journalist David Brancaccio (Marketplace and PBS' NOW), this podcast dissects classic Esquire stories and reveals the cultural currents that make them as urgent and timely today as when they were first published. Guests include Esquire writers, along with noted authors, comedians, and actors who offer unique and personal perspective on some of the most lasting stories ever published.

Presented by PRX and Esquire Magazine.


11 Pieces

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Old
From: PRX
Series: Esquire Classic
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Sager, a longtime Esquire writer at large, joins host David Brancaccio to discuss how and why he wrote “Old,” which was published in 1998, and how ...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2016
  • Length: 29:12
  • Purchases: 1
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In 1992, writer Susan Orlean was tired of celebrity profiles. Instead, she wanted to do something bigger, deeper, and much harder: She wanted to pr...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2016
  • Length: 27:00
  • Purchases: 1
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It was a meeting of two American masters: Robert Noyce, who, in inventing the integrated computer chip and founding Intel, willed Silicon Valley in...

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 25:17
  • Purchases: 1
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In 1968, just hours after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, the future Pulitzer Prize–winning author Garry Wills—then a young writer for Esq...

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  • Added: Jan 22, 2016
  • Length: 29:57
  • Purchases: 5
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From: PRX
Series: Esquire Classic
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“Oh my God—we hit a little girl.” This was the single, shocking cover line of the October 1966 issue of Esquire. Inside was John Sack’s 33,000-word...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 33:27
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Back in 1986, Joe Nocera spent a week shadowing Steve Jobs, who was then leading his start-up, NeXT, and attempting to build a new kind of computer...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 26:12
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Before anyone foresaw a time when a television celebrity could become president, Norman Mailer wrote in Esquire that John F. Kennedy was a mythical...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 24:38
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Fifty years after it was first published, “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold” remains the most influential and talked-about magazine story of all time. Auth...

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 32:58
  • Purchases: 1
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In 1936, F. Scott Fitzgerald, then a struggling writer battling depression and alcoholism, published “The Crack-Up,” a radical series of essays in ...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 34:17
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“A Few Words About Breasts,” from May 1972, is Nora Ephron’s comic lament about how her late onset of puberty and earliest sexual experiences gave ...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 44:10
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“The Falling Man”, Esquire’s most-read story of all time, is discussed by host David Brancaccio (APM's Marketplace Morning Report) and Esquire Writ...

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  • Added: Oct 05, 2015
  • Length: 34:07
  • Purchases: 3