This Day in Santa Monica

 

At Il Forno, David Mamet’s favorite restaurant. The interview will appear in due course on the website of the Wall Street Journal, but I can tell you now that the nation’s greatest living playwright quoted Thomas Sowell, Shelby Steele, Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, Hugh Hewitt, Dennis Prager, Charles Krauthammer, the Constitution of the United States, and the Bible.

P.S.  The espresso proved flawless.

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    @Matthew

    Outstanding bibliography.

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    @Giantkiller

    Exciting prospect – Peter, do you know if the interview will be behind the paywall at WSJ?  I may have to finally pony-up for a subscription.

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    @Percival
    Peter Robinson: …the nation’s greatest living playwright quoted Thomas Sowell, Shelby Steele, Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, Hugh Hewitt, Dennis Prager, Charles Krauthammer, the Constitution of the United States  and the Bible.

    What, no Groucho Marx?

    I look forward, as always, to the next Uncommon Knowledge.

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    @MarionEvans

    This photo looks like a painting. Very nice.

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    @WesternChauvinist

    Always with the “coffee” and the “esteemed.” That’s some life you lead, Peter Robinson.

    Looking forward to the listen.

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    @mask

    Great.  Looking forward to it.

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    @Karen

    I’m so looking forward to this!

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    @ScottR

    Hope he wasn’t eating during the interview.  Mamet can be lovably clueless in an artsy-genius kind of way, explaining his tendency to give radio interviews while chewing. At least it sounds like chewing.

    Looking forward to the interview. As a primer, here’s Andrew Ferguson’s great piece on Mamet’s conversion from a couple years ago.    

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    @MollieHemingway

    Nice!

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    What on Earth is Mamet doing with his left hand?

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    @Giantkiller
    RightinChicago: What on Earth is Mamet doing with his left hand? · in 0 minutes

    Tsk, tsk – to the pure, all things are pure.  Titus 1, 15

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    @Spin

    Peter, I know we have to let you go, but one last question:  what’s it like?  You have interviewed so many amazing people over the years.  Whats it like to be that guy?

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    @MikeHs

    That looks like a good interview.  Yeah, the interview.  It looks like a good one.  The interview. Looking forward to hearing it.  The interview.  Looks good.

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    @PeterRobinson
    Spin: Peter, I know we have to let you go, but one last question:  what’s it like?  You have interviewed so many amazing people over the years.  Whats it like to be that guy? · 3 hours ago

    What’s it like?  Humbling.  Every person I interview–every last one of them–knows more than I do.  All the guests just have such fascinating minds.

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    @Spin

    Every time I listen to the podcast I think “How are those people so dang smart?”  Well except for Rob.  No, including Rob!  Not really.  I’m kidding!  

    Ok, anyway, so you are saying there are people even smarter than you?  Man…

    Peter Robinson

    Spin: Peter, I know we have to let you go, but one last question:  what’s it like?  You have interviewed so many amazing people over the years.  Whats it like to be that guy? · 3 hours ago

    What’s it like?  Humbling.  Every person I interview–every last one of them–knows more than I do.  All the guests just have such fascinating minds. · 7 minutes ago

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    @DonTillman
    Giantkiller: Exciting prospect – Peter, do you know if the interview will be behind the paywall at WSJ?  I may have to finally pony-up for a subscription. · 7 hours ago

    GK — Not to worry; the Uncommon Knowledge episodes are freely available as YouTube videos from the Hoover.org web site.  Enjoy!

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    @DoctorBean

    Can. Not. Wait.

    By the way, if you’re excessively humbled by the minds of those you interview, please let me buy you lunch the next time you’re in Los Angeles. You’ll feel much better about your mind, and I’ll get to be a gawking fan and demand your autograph.

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    @DonTillman

    Wow.  That is excellent to hear.

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    @BereketKelile

    That picture looks somewhat romantic. Maybe it’s the restaurant.

    On a more serious note, though, I’ve heard Mamet in bite-size amounts on radio and so I’m looking forward to getting the full flavor of his commentary at length and without interruption.

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    @CrowsNest

    In my next life, I want to come back and do what Peter does.

    Looking forward to the interview.

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