On the Radio: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Marc Maron, and the Broads of “Broad City”
This week’s episode of the “New Yorker Radio Hour” is a Festival special. Marc Maron tells Kelefa Sanneh why talking into a mic saved his life. The magazine’s TV critic, Emily Nussbaum, speaks with Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer about their raunchy and joyful TV comedy “Broad City.” And Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of “Hamilton,” takes comfort in knowing that dirty politics are as old as America.
For this week’s podcast spot illo, I was given the task of doing a portrait of Lin-Manuel Miranda. By some coincidence, I am currently completely obsessing over Hamilton, and I’ve seen a few funny photoshops of LMM’s face on the ten-dollar bill–definitely not claiming any originality here, this illustration is Tumblr/Twitter’s fault. I just felt like doing a serious version of that meme. Sometimes my job rocks.