15 Minutes: a podcast about fame, with Jamie Berger
About This Show
Welcome to 15 Minutes. I'm Jamie Berger. First off, yes, 15 Minutes is the name - no, the episodes aren't all 15-minutes long. Sorry for any confusion! We'll be talking to everyone from the famous to high-school students and anyone and everyone in between, about FAME. Join me, won't you? For more about our guests, and how you can grab a chunk of your quarter hour, See also:
To contact us, and maybe even grab a chunk of your quarter hour of celebrity, look for us on twitter or facebook or write
firstname.lastname@example.org or call the 15 Minutes Hotline at 872-215-6467
or hit us on twitter or instagram @15minsjamieb
Most Recent Episode
Episode 38 - David Sedaris
Because we're thinking we may have a few new listeners this week, and because our year anniversary just passed, here's an intro to the podcast, and pitch, but *not* for money!
The name of this show pretty much says it, except that episodes aren't 15-minutes long - they range from five minutes to over an hour - from “Mini” anecdotes to in-depth conversations with everyone from a recent high-school grad in Western Massachusetts, to an arborist in the Bay Area, to the likes of the famous, semi-famous, formerly famous, those who'd rather be just about anything than famous and those just now climbing the “Wall of Fame,” - guests have included George Saunders, Eugene Mirman, Maeve Higgins, John Hodgman, Brooke Gladstone, and David Sedaris.
Some episodes are lighthearted, some more serious, focusing on the perils of the Fame Culture we now exist in, some a mix of the two - as organic conversation as we can muster, on a topic that can be entertaining, uncomfortable, enthralling.
Ed Patenaude is our interpid engineer. Design by Anja Schutz
Oh, and here's a site that's needed updating for about half a decade with some info about Jamie Berger.
Oh, this week's guest?
He's a bestselling writer, humorist, trash collector.
What we didn’t talk about:
- trash collecting
Some of what we did talk about:
- embarrassment at success
- a dirty joke about pizza
- dread of going on TV
- the graciousness of Whoopie Goldberg