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The daughter of novelist Erica John, Molly John Fast has made a name for herself as an approachable political commentator, podcaster, author and prolific tweeter. While she was growing up, her mother wrote about her frequently, so she was accustomed to being in the public eye, but she “found her purpose” (media commentary). As stated by Margaret Sullivan of the house) Recent Times profile) as a political commentator. She has written several novels and essays and is working on a new book.as a correspondent vanity fairshe writes the weekly newsletter. John Faster Politics (“If you can write about our crazy politics, you won’t feel powerless,” she says, “because you can actually make sense of it.”) She also said: fast politics, Distributed through iHeartMedia, it publishes three episodes per week, each featuring three guests from the political spectrum. Past guests include Kamala Harris, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Bernie Sanders. She has also followed her sobriety since she was 19 years old. Jong-Fast lives in Manhattan with her three children, three dogs, and her husband. Reportedly a great party hostessHere’s how she gets it done.
About her family’s morning routine:
I have all these kids so I wake up at 6 or 6:30 and make coffee. Then I wake everyone up and have a lot of pre-school activities that require a very long time and a lot of mental energy. I can’t cook It’s 6:30 in the morning and I’m barely conscious. I drink coffee and make cereal with my kids. You may also get wheat shreds, lucky charms, and raisin bran. We have three dogs.The kids are old enough to walk to school on their own, but they like me to walk. It’s kind of like a bond. This is also a sibling rivalry. Because if you walk on one, you can’t walk on the other. There are many days like this morning when I walk both.
I do podcasts on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. But who is counting?i am mine vanity fair Newsletter Monday and Tuesday. Then we work on the book on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I am at a stage in my life where I want to work. [but] If you really burn out, it will take some time. With writing, sometimes you have the time and you can’t. Magazines and podcasts are easier, but when you’re working on a book, you sit down and Hmm… I have to go for a walk. So I go out and walk around a lot. Just touch the grass! I do it a lot because I don’t want to get into my own head.
When I podcast, I work from my desk, which is great. Thank you very much.I used to be Jessie the producer [Cannon]and these [small] headphones. It was a really unprofessional setting. Now I have giant headphones and a giant mic with a giant woofer. It’s because they can’t sit still and they hear me moving around. As punishment, Jessie got this giant microphone that makes me look an absolute idiot. So I’m using it and you can’t hear me moving around and in a week he has 9 customers.Today’s episode was with Ruben Gallego, who is running for Senate. [in Arizona]When I interviewed Kamala [Harris], I had an anxiety attack, but they really try to make their guests feel comfortable. People will say something to me if they’re comfortable, and if I shout at them a question I don’t want them to hear, they won’t. You are my buddy, we are here together. My goal with the elect is always to keep them off topic.of terrible The interview you can have is where it just sounds like an episode beep. Even if they’re just talking about their lives, it’s pretty interesting.
About her drinking:
I’ve been sober since I was 19, so everything in my life has been shaped by the program and my sobriety experience. What I wanted more than anything in the world was to be able to say, ‘I can quit drinking at 19, and if I stay sober, I can stop the legacy of alcoholism.’ When I first became sober, I always thought: You’re drinking a martini and I’m in the church basement. I’m so messed up Now, and again, a long time ago, I feel very lucky to be in AA and to be sober. I feel like I have such an advantage, so [it makes] You think that the goal in life may not be to get as much as possible. The actual goal may be to live a life of spirituality, growth and learning. As a parent it’s pretty hard to see your child struggle, but the amazing thing about being sober is that, in my opinion, adversity helps growth.
When unwinding at the end of the day:
I go out sometimes, mostly for dinner. Someone often invites me to something. and forget to reply.then i look at instagram I’m like, “Even without me, everyone’s having so much fun!” I can have FOMO on just about anything. I’ve been sober for a long time, but I’m so glad that your outside can judge my inside. The problem is, I want her to be up at 6:30 and dead by 10:00. I am a wimp because I can barely keep my eyes open at 10 o’clock. If you’ve been out until 10:30, I’m sure you’ve been to Studio 54.
I haven’t done much hosting either because I was careful with COVID. And my kids wanted to play with me and my husband. Especially in the last year, I felt compelled to sit on the couch with my dog and watch TV. It was hard when I was little, but now my kids are grown up and it’s a lot of fun. They are really fun to hang out with. They are funny, interesting and interested in things, so I am very happy.me and my son have been watching larry sanders showwe did beep About 57 times.we did office. my daughter and i are watching now grace and frankie, i love her I love it too, but teenage girls love it… I don’t know why, but I’m just happy. We are a fairly sedentary group, but we walk our dogs a lot. I also try to visit my mom once or twice a week, depending on how guilty I feel.
About her media diet:
Producer Jesse and I talk 50 times a day, and I have to be careful that he’s not my brain. I need to do something about this! Read Washington director and the Times When of New Yorker And, of course, I read vanity fair. I read right wing books. I watch cable news from time to time. Listen to all his NPR available. Foreign policy is my least favorite and I will never write or talk about it, but I want to be up to date. Twitter Blue has a link to our most read articles where you can see what people are saying about them. I find this very useful as it allows me to read something and see what other people think. I find it very interesting and a little scary. I also read a lot of old and strange stuff. I love Gore Vidal and his bizarre essays and sometimes listen to them on Audible.
About the people who help her get it done:
I have several people I speak to to cover my blind spots. With my UTA agent, Jennifer Rohrer, she speaks 55 times a day. NBC’s John Allen and Hugo Lowell guardian. Producer Jesse does it all. I book guests, and when that’s done, Jesse sends us pitches and emails, sets times, records everything, edits everything. My mother won’t necessarily help me get it done, but I strongly feel I owe her, she was a complicated mother, but she really loved me and brought me into this world. And Leonidas the emotional support dog, Bubu the puppy and Spartacus the old dog.
This interview has been edited and condensed for length and clarity.