Brendan Francis Newnam created and co-hosted the nationally syndicated radio show and podcast The Dinner Party Download for ten years where he interviewed some of the biggest stars and thinkers of our…
Two years have passed since Covid brought production of Not Lost to a screeching halt. In that time, Brendan has turned norm-core: he gets a steady job, a live-in partner, a car, and becomes a viewer of prestige cable dramas. But the show must go on, so he and his friend, audio producer John DeLore, head to a place Brendan considers the opposite of the Big Apple — Big Sur, California. A couple days of redwoods and Pacific air give rise to fresh questions: How is traveling different when you have someone waiting for you back at home? And what if you discover your soulmate is an elephant seal named “1885”? For a transcript of this episode, click here.
Produced and Written By: Brendan Francis Newnam
Lead Producer: Bart Warshaw
Associate Producer: Amy Gaines
Editorial Guidance: Julia Barton
Production Assistance: Jacob Smith
Mixed & Mastered By: Bart Warshaw
Special Thanks: John DeLore. If you’d like to hear one of our earlier collaborations head to The Paris Review Podcast. If you check out Season 1, you will get a sense of his sound design magic.
Executive Producers: Christy Gressman, Maria Zuckerman, Lisa Leingang, and Leital Molad
Production Assistance: Jacob Smith, Amy Gaines, and Julia Barton
Theme Song By: Alexis Georgopolous
Special Thanks: to everyone in Big Sur who made us feel at home, while we were away from home… Jake Pedorr, Arina Favilla and the Costa Lab at the UC Santa Cruz, Deva Munay, my friend Magnus Torren at the Henry Miller Library, and of course, Duarte’s tavern, for making great soup.