"Under Pressure"Peggy Orenstein, D. Watkins, and Walter Martin
This episode was originally taped at a live show on May 11, 2016
Peggy Orenstein discusses how young women struggle to achieve “intimate justice” in their sex lives, professor D. Watkins recounts the path that took him from selling drugs in East Baltimore to his life as a published author, and Walter Martin charms us with his musical musings.
Peggy Orenstein is the author of not one, but two New York Times Bestsellers (Cinderella Ate My Daughter and Waiting for Daisy). Her new book,Sex & Girls, is about girls, and, well, sex. Peggy is contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and was named by The Columbia Journalism Review as one of it's "40 Women Who Changed the Media Business in the Past 40 Years."
A columnist for Salon and professor at University at Baltimore, D. Watkins has also been published in the New York Times, the Guardian, and Rolling Stone. This spring, Watkins will release The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir, where he narrates his life as a former drug dealer and now author and educator.
Best known for his time with the Walkmen, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Walter Martin was also a member of the acclaimed '90s indie rock act Jonathan Fire*Eater and pursued a solo career when the Walkmen went on hiatus.