Offsite (Kings Theatre):
Tuesday, September 10, 8:00 PM
Malcolm Gladwell presents Talking to Strangers
In conversation with Brian Lehrer
Tickets $55 (book included)
Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and #1 bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, David and Goliath, and What the Dog Saw, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers—and why they often go wrong. His new book Talking to Strangers is a classically Gladwellian intellectual adventure, a challenging and controversial excursion through history, psychology, and scandals taken straight from the news. Gladwell discusses his work with Brian Lehrer, "master interviewer" (The New York Times) and host of The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC.
All tickets include a copy of the book, to be distributed at the event. Tickets are $55 (book included) through Ticketmaster or Kings Theatre box office. More information at greenlightbookstore.com/kings. Doors open at 7 PM for all ticketholders. Please arrive early to pass through security and pick up the copy of Talking to Strangers included with your ticket!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five New York Times bestsellers–The Tipping Point, Blink,Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath. He is also the co-founder of Pushkin Industries, an audio content company that produces the podcasts Revisionist History, which reconsiders things both overlooked and misunderstood, and Broken Record, where he, Rick Rubin, and Bruce Headlam interview musicians across a wide range of genres. Gladwell has been included in the TIME 100 Most Influential People list and touted as one of Foreign Policy‘s Top Global Thinkers.
ABOUT THE INTERVIEWER:
Brian Lehrer is host of The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC Radio's daily call-in program, covering politics and life, locally and globally. The show airs weekdays from 10am-noon on WNYC 93.9 FM, AM 820 and wnyc.org. The Brian Lehrer Show was recognized with a 2007 George Foster Peabody Award for "Radio That Builds Community Rather Than Divides." The New York Times called Lehrer a "master interviewer." The Daily News called his program “cutting edge" for its extreme interactivity and creative use of the internet. David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, says Lehrer is “the equivalent of Lebron James or Steph Curry in the interviewing game.” Political guests have ranged from Barack Obama and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Mitch McConnell and Kellyanne Conway, and beyond. Lehrer has been a questioner in televised New York City Mayoral Debates for every election since 1997, and hosts a weekly “Ask The Mayor” call-in on Friday mornings. Cultural guests have included Wynton Marsalis, Patti Smith, Common, Aaron Sorkin, Jia Tolentino, Tracy K. Smith, Margaret Atwood, Alec Baldwin, Elizabeth Gilbert, Hari Kondabolu, Maya Angelou, Andre Iguodala, Billie Jean King, and so many others. Lehrer is also a commentator on local and national issues on television and in print. He has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, C-SPAN, NY1, and The Colbert Report on Comedy Central. He has written op-ed pieces for publications including The New York Times, The Daily News, Newsday, and Slate. In addition to the Peabody, Lehrer has won numerous awards, including seven Associated Press New York Broadcasters "Best Interview" Awards since 2000 and two “Best Talk Show” awards from The Garden State Journalists Association. Lehrer holds master's degrees in public health from Columbia University and journalism from The Ohio State University and a bachelor's in music and mass communications from the State University of New York at Albany.