Hosted by Randy Cohen with Special Guest Russell Shorto
6:30pm (Doors open at 6:00pm)
At this recording of Person Place Thing, host Randy Cohen chats with bestselling author Russell Shorto. Person Place Thing is an interview show based on this idea: that people are particularly engaging when they speak not directly about themselves, but about something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them. The result: surprising stories from great speakers. This recording is also accompanied by a live musical performance.
*Russell Shorto is the 2018 recipient of the Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award.
$15 Museum Members
$20 Public Ticket
Randy Cohen’s first professional work was writing humor pieces, essays, and stories for newspapers and magazines (The New Yorker, Harpers, the Atlantic, Young Love Comics). His first television work was writing for "Late Night With David Letterman" for which he won three Emmy awards. His fourth Emmy was for his work on Michael Moore’s "TV Nation." He received a fifth Emmy as a result of a clerical error, and he kept it. For twelve years he wrote "The Ethicist," a weekly column for the New York Times Magazine. In 2010, his first play, “The Punishing Blow,” ran at New York’s Clurman Theater. His most recent book, "Be Good: how to navigate the ethics of everything," was published by Chronicle. He is currently the creator and host of Person Place Thing, a public radio program.
Russell Shorto is the author of six books of narrative nonfiction, including the bestseller The Island at the Center of the World, about the Dutch founding of New York. He is a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine, for which he most recently wrote the cover story “Rembrandt in the Blood,” about a Dutch art dealer’s obsessive hunt for undiscovered Rembrandts. From 2008 to 2013, he was director of the John Adams Institute in Amsterdam.