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The Bridge: Bon Soir, Barbra

New York Times critic-at-large Wesley Morris interviewed Barbra Streisand about her memoir and her versatile career.

[This edition of my Hit Parade—“The Bridge” bonus series is available to Slate Plus subscribers only. A link to the episode show page is below. To sign up for Plus—and tell Slate that Hit Parade sent you!—visit slate.com/hitparadeplus.]

In this mini-episode of Hit Parade, host Chris Molanphy is joined by Wesley Morris, New York Times critic at large, who returns to “The Bridge” to discuss his recent profile of Barbra Streisand circa the release of her autobiography My Name Is Barbra. Wesley didn’t know what to expect when he visited her Malibu mansion but came away impressed by how relaxed the legendary perfectionist was. And he reflects on what her career—musical and otherwise—means for her legacy.

Next, Chris quizzes a Slate Plus listener with some music trivia, gives her a chance to turn the tables with a question of his own, and previews next month’s full-length episode. Slate Plus members can sign up for a chance to be our trivia contestant on a future episode here.

Podcast production by Kevin Bendis.

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