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The George Hahn Podcast: An Introduction

10 min.

An introduction to my new weekly podcast named, oddly, The George Hahn Podcast. In this particular episode, I talk about how the idea started for the show, the website and where I want to take it. I’m really looking forward to intelligent discussion of different areas and options for those of us without money to burn (or anything to prove), but a desire to live well and look good. I hope you enjoy it.

The podcast will be available on iTunes soon.

Featured music:
“The Magnificent Seven” by The Clash – iTunes | Amazon
“I Wonder Who We Are” by The Clientele – iTunes | Amazon

Cousin Kathryn Hahn Gets Her Due

I cannot express how giddy I get when I see my cousin Kathryn Hahn on screen. Without applying a Hahn bias, I can safely say that she is one of the funniest talents working in the business. And on Broadway in 2008, she caused roars of laughter eight times each week in the hit comedy Boeing Boeing with Mark Rylance, Christine Baranski, Gina Gershon and Mary McCormack.

Even when the films aren’t too well received, Kathryn stands out as a scene-stealer. If you’ve seen Step BrothersAnchormanThe Goods or Hung, you know what I’m talking about. In Revolutionary Road, she hung up her comedy shoes for a heart wrenching turn as Milly, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet’s next-door neighbor.

Kathryn at the 2008 Tony Awards
Today, James L. Brooks’ film How Do You Know comes out in theaters. Though Manohla Dargis in The New York Times didn’t like the film very much and was not kind to performances by Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon and Paul Rudd, Kathryn gets her due in the last paragraph:

… all three are outshone by a pair of character actors — Kathryn Hahn, who plays George’s secretary, Annie, and Lenny Venito, as her boyfriend — who, in an overworked, overwritten hospital scene, show you what love looks like simply by, surprise, good acting.

In the spirit of Tina Fey, Amy Poehler (a Boston College classmate of mine), Kristen Wiig, Sarah Silverman, Catherine O’Hara and others, Kathryn Hahn is fast becoming one of Hollywood’s sophisticated, smart, top-shelf funny girls. It’s a thrill to watch.