Trip Sheets [The Essay]

Episodes

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01Trip Sheets: The Actor's Life20140929
01Trip Sheets: The Actor's Life2014092920160516 (R3)

Michael Goldfarb discusses the freedom, joy and absurdity of the actor's life.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

0220140930
022014093020180523 (R3)

Writer and broadcaster Michael Goldfarb drove a taxi cab in New York at its wildest during the 70s while he pursued an acting career. In five essays, he looks back to a time when now-influential cultural figures moonlighted as cabbies, when New York City was as a place of violence, arson and near economic collapse - but also of artistic ferment. And he remembers the artistic celebrities he picked up in the back of his cab. After each cab journey he was obliged to fill in his "trip sheet".

In this edition, he recalls an encounter with the author Philip Roth.

Michael Goldfarb describes an encounter with writer Philip Roth in New York in the 1970s.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

022014093020160517 (R3)

Michael Goldfarb describes an encounter with writer Philip Roth in New York in the 1970s.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

03Trip Sheets: The Bronx20141001
03Trip Sheets: The Bronx2014100120160518 (R3)

Writer Michael Goldfarb on driving through smouldering ruins in the Bronx in the 1970s.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

04Trip Sheets: The Artistic Scene20141002
04Trip Sheets: The Artistic Scene2014100220160519 (R3)

Why 70s New York was a place of violence and economic collapse, but also artistic ferment.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

05Trip Sheets: Changes20141003
05Trip Sheets: Changes2014100320160520 (R3)

Michael Goldfarb explores how New York and its taxi industry have changed since the 1970s.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.