‘It’s Friday. Where the Heck Is This Week’s Podcast, You Clowns?’

Mary Mapes was our guest this week.

Mary Mapes and Mike Mooney. Cate Blanchett has played one of these people in a movie.
Mary Mapes and Mike Mooney. Cate Blanchett has played one of these people in a movie.

You do realize that you get EarBurner for free every week, right? We do it out of the goodness of our hearts and because we love you. And this is the thanks we get? Geeze. You people.

Okay, listen. Our November issue (not yet online) features a profile of Mary Mapes written by Mike Mooney. Mary was a producer on 60 Minutes when that whole Memogate thing blew up in 2004. Now a new movie about that period of her life is out. It’s called Truth, and it stars Robert Redford as Dan Rather and Cate Blanchett as Mary. She stopped by the Old Monk yesterday to talk about how surreal it is to see Blanchett living Mary’s life on-screen. She also had some smart things to say about Craig Watkins’ political career and Ahmed Mohamed’s move to Qatar. It was a great conversation. But you’ll have to wait till Monday to hear it. Sony Pictures, the studio behind Truth, asked that we hold the episode a bit because the movie won’t be released in Dallas till October 30. So just be patient, people. If your ears need filling, go listen to that new Wilco album. Zac says it’s good.

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