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Tragically funny tales in 'The Indignities of Being a Woman'




Megan Koester, left, and Merrill Markoe wrote and recorded the audiobook,
Megan Koester, left, and Merrill Markoe wrote and recorded the audiobook, "The Indignities of Being a Woman."
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On today's show:

Finding humor in "The Indignities of Being a Woman"

(Starts at 8:00)

Comedy writers Merrill Markoe and Megan Koester take a light-hearted look at some serious topics in their new audiobook. They talk with John Horn about the writing and recording process.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ou0Kgb5vQI&amp=&feature=youtu.be

Managing intimacy on the set

(Starts at 1:01)

TV shows such as HBO's "The Deuce" are increasingly making use of "intimacy directors" on the set to make sure that all parties are being treated respectfully during scenes that include nudity and/or sexual encounters. Claire Warden, whose firm provides such services, talks about their approach to the work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dvpkyRx_ak

Woody Guthrie’s music still resonates

(Starts at 19:30)

Two music veterans have made their first album together. “Downey to Lubbock” is a collaboration by Southern California native Dave Alvin and Texas troubadour Jimmie Dale Gilmore. They spoke with The Frame producer Jonathan Shifflett about the new album and the modern relevance of folk icon Woody Guthrie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9N3IbU4Dq4