Tag: holocaust

Wendy Lower (BSS #526)

More than seven decades after World War II, we’re still deeply uncomfortable about the idea that women under the Nazi regime committed barbaric acts. We talk with Holocaust scholar (and National Book Award finalist) Wendy Lower about the realities she confronts in her new book, HITLER’S FURIES. How much are the women who were socialized under Nazi policies to blame? Why did the postwar courts allow these women, some of whom massacred children, to return to society without consequence? Read More


Agnieszka Holland (BSS #433)

Agnieszka Holland is most recently the director of In Darkness, which has been nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award and opens in limited release on Febraury 10, 2012. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Fumbling in the dark for the Zippo. Guest: Agnieszka Holland Subjects Discussed: Creating cinematic environments, how to design a sewer Read More


Paul Schrader (BSS #255)

Paul Schrader is a filmmaker who is most recently the director of Adam Resurrected. The film opens in limited release on December 12th. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Waiting for Deborah Harry to call him. Guest: Paul Schrader Subjects Discussed: Being asked to direct vs. originating a film project, Jeff Goldblum working against his natural tics, Read More