Abbi: Selfies. And I was ready to relax and let loose. Samantha Irby: Thanks for having me here. The horizontal sides are blue and the vertical sides are red. Growing up, what if you spilled something? Judd  bought this building at 101 Spring Street in SoHo back when it was still just a handful of artists and a bunch of old industrial spaces, and he got Dan Flavin to install some of his original light pieces right in his house. I’m speaking for the people. Peter: That's I think that's exactly right and that's how he likes to think about it. It kind of looks like he’s floating. In your head. Meagan Good. They run along the windows the whole length of the building. Smart, edgy, hilarious, and unabashedly raunchy New York Times best-selling author Samantha Irby explodes in her uproarious first collection of essays.Irby laughs her way through tragicomic mishaps, neuroses, and taboos as she struggles through adulthood: chin hairs, depression, bad sex, failed relationships, masturbation, taco feasts, inflammatory bowel disease, and more. And he's my guide today. She talks with Anna about her latest book Wow, No Thank You, why she doesn't read reviews, what it’s like to see her books in store windows when, to be honest, the value of optimism, the mayor of Kalamazoo, and the best ice-cream in the country. Like a pink hot pink makes the sky color totally different. Support Death, Sex & Money by becoming a sustaining m…, ...Well, ok, so that's what happened to me with, ...Wow, No Thank You is the most recent essay collection from the hilarious and charming. Abbi: I know, but I have to keep asking. The longer you sit with it, which the setting of the sun encourages you to do, just like watching a sunset on a beach, you know, you want to stop what you're doing and sit there and watch the color of the sky change. Visitor: It’s bright, it’s colorful, it’s a door. Deadline announced today that Irby (along with Rachna Fruchbom, Keli Goff, … Irby also co-hosted the live lit show Guts and Glory in Chicago with Keith Ecker until 2015, when the show ended its run.In 2016 FX announced that they had purchased the television rights to Irby's 2013 memoir Meaty and her blog, with the intent to adapt them into a series. — Matt Ortile is the author of The Groom Will Keep His Name. I mean but if you were in here like by yourself with like --. And to see Dan Flavin’s work in a particularly cool setting, I went to the house of one of his buddies, the artist Donald Judd. Many of you will have been as appalled as we are by the recent tragic news from America and the homicide of … Samantha Irby's latest book, Wow, No Thank You is out now and available to order here. It's hard to intelligently describe what's happening. It's a book filled episode as Tobin and Kathy chat with authors Samantha Irby and Brandon Taylor. Visitor: It reminds me if you walk through you’re going to like this mega rave kind of thing, that’s what I would imagine. Like how does he know that this will have this effect? Flavin Judd: No. That’s just the way it goes. When humor writer Samantha Irby lost both of her parents at 18, she developed the perfect coping mechanism: finding the absurd in everything. Abbi: Were you nervous? Because it’s so beautiful in here and everything is so clearly placed in a specific way. Abbi: It just seems, that just seems so--I don’t know. There's a lot of what James accomplishes with these kinds of works that's a kind of metaphysical magic. Abbi: When you guys went to bed, you’d just flip a switch? Abbi: I agree, but I would be worried about putting something. And if you like the show why not leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts. Abbi: It’s really great. She runs the blog bitches gotta eat, where she writes posts about her personal life and events. And it makes the sky outside look like it’s changing color, too. The building is really something. Do you can we lay on the floor? I didn't do anything other than wish I had my laptop and watch sports on the hotel television. Flavin Judd: Both Don and Dan Flavin began as painters, and their art evolved out of their desire to do something more radical. There’s actually no glass or anything covering it. So the next artist we’re gonna talk about used just totally normal, everyday lights from the hardware store to drastically change the way we feel in a space and almost create these portals to another dimension. Samantha Irby: I'm like what is this, science? The colors are blending and mixing and making all kinds of different shades. Share this on Facebook (Opens in a new window), Share this on Twitter (Opens in a new window), A Piece of Work host Abbi Jacobson is awed by James Turrell's light instillation, 'Meeting'. Amy Schumer. Abbi: A couple years ago, I used to live in Astoria and I would come here for the parties and then go into the museum. There's a brilliant, beautiful, light orange where the two colors come together. So this is the first time I’m seeing a Dan Flavin inside a home being used as a light. Samantha Irby: So, what is this, what is it like made of? Because they almost never did what they were supposed to do which was to show the artwork in its best light. And they fill the room with this kind of eerie glow. Or do you know? We had instructions: don’t run through the art, but otherwise, it was not a big deal. I think sometimes you just settle for the light fixtures the apartment came with and we forget all the ways color and light can transform our mood and experience. All designed by Flavin’s dad. There's a plane going through. In this episode, we’re going to be talking about artists who didn’t just use light in their work. Turrell’s work is immersive, mind-blowing, deeply moving -- and made entirely of light. As a homely person, t… “Meeting” is just a plain room with wooden angled benches lining the outside so you can lean back and look up at the ceiling. Listen to Samantha Irby and 274 more episodes by Anna Faris Is Unqualified, free! It’s a door between this side and another side. Of course. She talks with Anna about her latest book Wow, No Thank You, why she doesn't read reviews, what it’s like to see her books in store windows when, to be honest, the value of optimism, the mayor of Kalamazoo, and the best ice-cream in the country. Samantha Irby: Oh my God. Lots of artists play with colors and perception and light in just this way. Abbi: This green right now is like making this look like a projection right. Abbi: The color that he uses, yeah, I feel like, well, I feel like, this piece is probably completely different at night in here. Abbi: And you would use--I know, but do you know what I mean? We’ll never sell your personal information. Except, when you look at the ceiling there’s a perfectly cut rectangle that’s open to the sky. She runs the blog bitches gotta eat, where she writes posts about her personal life and events. Help us reach our fundraising goal! Samantha Irby is the BEST!! You can send them to books@nytimes.com. Cart But when you think about it, what were Sam and I experiencing? Kate is a young mother, writer and professor who, at age 35, was suddenly diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. It’s actually very jarring at first because the fresh air seeps into the room and you’re not quite sure what’s going on. It’s a series of tall squares—8 feet by 8 feet—and they’re made out of super basic fluorescent tubes. You know, and when he got to do his own house Don could do whatever he wanted, and he took a lot more care in doing his house than a museum curator is going to do in a show that’s only up for three months. I love it. OK, I just wanna say that the day Sam and I did this it had been an extremely long day for me. Life isn't always bright and shiny, as Kate Bowler knows. Peter: When you go to a museum you often see on the on the label on the wall something that describes that this is an oil painting on canvas or a sculpture in marble. Irby also co-hosted the live lit show Guts and Glory in Chicago with Keith Ecker until 2015, when the show ended its run. Maybe save this one for later. This is really bananas. I have stayed up many a night reading and re-reading her books and had that “tears of hysterical laughter rolling down my face” experience too many times to count. Flavin Judd: The art world in New York in the late 60s, early 70s, was very small, it was all downtown, almost everybody knew each other, everybody was hanging out. It really feels like an optical illusion. Samantha Irby's latest book, Wow, No Thank You is out now and available to order here. No signup or install needed. Samantha Irby. And just like that, HBO Max's "Sex and the City" revival has a writers' room, including Samantha Irby, Rachna Fruchbom and Keli Goff. Every house should look like this, no? Samantha Irby: Yeah this is crazy. And we’re inside of this piece called “Meeting” by James Turrell. ‎Samantha Irby is here! Upstairs, in the bedroom, is the piece of art by Dan Flavin I came to see. and I want you to imagine a single color. Samantha McKiver Irby (born February 13, 1980) is an American comedian, author, and blogger. Samantha McKiver Irby (born February 13, 1980) is an American comedian, author, and blogger. Abbi: If I were in here by myself, I don’t know what would happen. Samantha Irby: This is what happens when you bring dumb people to look at art. It’s on the corner of Spring and Mercer--it’s got five floors, with massive windows along the walls, so for an apartment in the city it’s got the most incredible light. Her extraordinary essay, My Mother, My Daughter is available to read for free online here . James manages to bring that experience into the frame of an artwork. The Voice I was just out of town for a week and I didn't take my computer because I tricked myself into believing that I wanted to be "in the moment," which is honestly a phrase I don't actually understand. Flavin Judd: It’s yeah, yeah, the light, the light is very different and it’s pretty amazing, yeah. He's not actually taking something and sticking it on the wall. This includes finding the right TV shows to binge-watch (she has a recommendation or two), the right books to escape with, and the right foods to cook while you huddle up at home. So I asked Peter Eleey, who’s the curator of MoMA PS1: how does this thing work? Flavin Judd: I mean, I think there’s a big difference. Donald Judd made that aspect of art part of his everyday life. : ) thank you I mean it all looks so fucking nuts. Now you have yellow and orange and pink and just there, over on the right, purple. Abbi: I feel like it won’t go in my apartment. Much has been made of the fact that Samantha will not be appearing in And Just Like That…, the HBO Max reboot of Sex and the City, but luckily, the show will have a Samantha behind the scenes—Samantha Irby.In addition to her TV writing work, Irby has written four books, most recently Wow, No Thank You. And Don was not a big fan of museums because of that. She talks with Anna about her latest book Wow, No Thank You, why she doesn’t read reviews, what it’s like to see her books in store windows when, to be honest, the value of optimism, the mayor of Kalamazoo, and the best ice-cream in the country. Their work is made of light. Colored light in a room with a hole in the ceiling? There are no people there, no objects, just the color pink, filling everything. OK, so bear with me for a second: Donald Judd and Dan Flavin were good friends. And I just kept thinking how strange it must be to have your childhood home turned into a museum, everything preserved the way it looked when you grew up there. That the material of the work his light itself. — Samantha Irby is the author of Wow, No Thank You., as well as Meaty, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life., and New Year, Same Trash. It's like is like when things were changing and when it started to look opaque like I like felt that. Abbi: I feel like I might freak out. Yeah. * Many of you will have been as appalled as we are by the recent tragic news from America and the homicide of … And today, I’m gonna take you to two of the best places to experience it. I would cry. Samantha McKiver Irby (born February 13, 1980) is an American comedian, author, and blogger. The way it’s just completely open, the kitchen, and... Flavin Judd: Each floor had to be wide open. And to fully appreciate it, you have to go and experience it. Like pink. The first line of a recent Los Angeles Times profile of comedian and author Samantha Irby says it all: She is “not shy about her shortcomings.”. / I know when that hotline bling / That can only mean one thing. She runs the blog bitches gotta eat, where she writes posts about … Samantha Irby - Top podcast episodes Kate and Samantha have a wide-ranging conversation about topics like grieving their Sweet Valley High life dreams, and how losing your … Updated daily with the latest episodes Kate teaches at Duke Divinity School and is author of "Everything Happens for a Reason (And Other Lies I've Loved)." Abbi: It's incredible in here. Thanks to Sam Irby, Flavin Judd, and Peter Eleey. It takes something out of the world so that we can focus on it. Author of the first #GeeThanksBookClub read, Wow, No Thank You, is here to talk about all things butts, lotion, and what she’s watching on tv. ~ TheStacksPodcast Wow, No Thank You is the most recent essay collection from the hilarious and charming Samantha Irby. Samantha Irby Talks About ‘Wow, No Thank You’ ... We would love to hear your thoughts about this episode, and about the Book Review’s podcast in general. Samantha Irby: Some like real twinkly sad music. You guys have to come and see this. [laughs]. Hey, it's Abbi. Abbi: It’s very practical. Now over on the far left— are your eyes still closed? Abbi brings her friend the hilarious essayist Samantha Irby to MoMA PS1 to see one of the trippiest works they’ve ever experienced: “Meeting” by James Turrell. For Sam and me, we got more and more messed up the longer we stayed in that room. So you guys remember the video for “Hotline Bling?” It’s just Drake singing and sort-of dancing inside a blank room where the light is constantly changing color. what would they take. And it also makes me think about the way I use light in my home. You can't steal anything in here, yeah. I did. Abbi: Ok I have a question about the Flavin, just a very light question. Abbi: So, growing up, would you sit on this? So close your eyes. OK, if you’re driving again, please do not. He's cutting a hole in the wall so that we have access to this thing that we otherwise don't think about. Samantha Irby: Your color enhances my color. You can see pictures of the stuff we talked about today on our website apieceofworkpodcast.org. [MUSIC: single tone -- starts soft and slowly, slowly fades up]. Abbi: Welcome to New York baby, we’re showing you the sights and the sounds! He studied perceptual psychology in college, and all of his art is kind of like a giant experiment in our perception of color. I loved hearing her speak on this podcast! Smart, edgy, hilarious, and unabashedly raunchy New York Times best-selling author Samantha Irby explodes in her uproarious first collection of essays.Irby laughs her way through tragicomic mishaps, neuroses, and taboos as she struggles through adulthood: chin hairs, depression, bad sex, failed relationships, masturbation, taco feasts, inflammatory bowel disease, and more. Sam and I are up in Long Island City in Queens, at a space for contemporary art called MoMA PS1. And that’s A PIece of Work, I’m Abbi Jacobson. Well, ok, so that's what happened to me with Samantha Irby. Abbi: This is like you don't need drugs. Abbi: I think they must, yeah. It’s a chair. [FX: some tonal shift here to indicate color change]. The second floor is where they had their kitchen and dining room. Over on the far left I want you to imagine the color yellow. Hello, Sign in. The show is a co-production of WNYC Studios and MoMA. If they didn't people would like sneak in here. Abbi: Yeah. So another artist who’s well known for using light was Dan Flavin. And you know what? Ah, what a day, what a girl, what a day. Samantha Irby: Well, yeah if you like unfocus your eyes. And now when I watch it back it’s so there. And he began as a painter as well? I wanna show you something. [laughter] But like what I was saying about how when you put different colors next to each other they like completely change the one color -- just like people. Then they chat with Samantha Irby, NY Times bestselling author of We Are Never Meeting In Real Life and Meaty, and creator of the blog Bitches Gotta Eat. But it’s just like, it’s the light in the room. Abbi: Well this is nuts. So I didn’t realize that Drake was influenced by Turrell. Samantha Irby: Guys we should get real fucked up and come do this again. Abbi: This light in here is making the sky turquoise. That’s the coolest--. And in this case James often just says light. I didn’t even mean to make a pun there. Abbi: OK. ...It's a book filled episode as Tobin and Kathy chat with authors, ...The bestselling writer reflects on her sense of pride, and why she's got no problem going back to an hourly job "the minute it feels like this is over." I took my friend the writer Samantha Irby to see this mind-exploding work of art. Samantha Irby is an author, comedian, and blogger. His specialty is making these immersive spaces full of colorful light. Samantha Irby: Yeah you guys need to see this. Abbi: Are you ready for what is about to go down? Comedian and author Samantha Irby joins us this week on The Upgrade to talk about how to make yourself comfortable with self-quarantine. Turns out, light can really mess with your eyes! Interview: Samantha Irby, Author Of 'Wow, No Thank You.' [MUSIC: “Hotline Bling”] Drake: You used to call me on my cell phone / Late night when you need my love. I mean for real. Abbi: Just because I heard that that's the thing. And at sunset, the LED lights inside the room come on and slowly change color. They sneak in places and they take selfies. EPISODE 4: SAMANTHA IRBY GETS HIGH ON LIGHT. So a lot of. Peter: You’d come for the parties but stay for the art. It's like big. Photo: Vulture and Eva Blue Bookseller One Grand Books has asked celebrities to name the ten titles they’d take to a desert island, and it’s shared the results with Vulture. Samantha Irby Podcasts 29 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Samantha Irby. I don’t know, it’s so beautiful. I swear I'm not stoned but I'm about to make the stonerest just the stoneriest comment. Abbi: So there are these lights like on on the top of this wood big wood bench like area and they change according to the sunset every day like the timing of the sunset. The funniest person on earth, Samantha Irby! A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Samantha Irby, often where they are interviewed. Peter broke it down a little bit for me. But I know, I know, this is a podcast so I can't actually show you. And do they cover up the hole every night? In, warm, insightful, often funny conversations, Kate talks with people about what they've learned in dark times. So the minute I got home, I was like, PUMP SOME SHOWS DIRECTLY INTO MY LARGEST VEIN. But on the other hand, I’m totally in awe of the beauty of each unique object and where it’s placed and how everything is designed in a very specific, functional and beautiful way. And as I’m walking around, I can see that people lived here. And it pretty much blows my mind. The way single notes combine and mix and make chords and music and songs and symphonies. Donald Judd had his studio here, and he and his family lived on the other floors. It's a big collaboration with him and everything else. Turrell takes the technology available to him--like color-changing LEDs -- and uses them to manipulate how we perceive what we see.

Though magazines and movie stars try to convince us otherwise, we aren’t all living our BEST LIFE NOW. Sam, your color makes me totally different too, man. Abbi: Oh my god so we’re walking into the room. [laughs]. In her popular long-running blog, bitches gotta eat, Samantha Irby offers raw, humorous takes on her sometimes difficult personal life, pop culture, and, of course, food.

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