PODCAST: DECONSTRUCTING #METOO: YASMIN NAIR ON CATCH AND KILL
In episode thirteen of Ear to the Pavement, the second in a series about books related to #MeToo, Allison talks again with Chicago-based writer, academic, and activist Yasmin Nair about Catch and Kill, Ronan Farrow’s 2019 book reconstructing his efforts to report the Harvey Weinstein story. Nair brings her decades of experience at the intellectual intersection of gender and politics to Catch and Kill, which is at once a chronicle of the Weinstein scandal, a story about journalism itself, and an attempt by Farrow to redraw his own complicated family story. But what kind of a #MeToo narrative does this book weave, and at the dawn of a new decade, are we standing triumphant in the movement’s victories, or in its crumbling ruins? Listen to the podcast here.