By Paul Herron, Sky Blue Press
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“We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are,” said Anais Nin, the subject of the film Henry and June, the world’s most prolific diarist and the writer of bestselling erotica, who left behind a legacy that continues to unfold. The Anais Nin Podcast will reveal the unknown aspects of this provocative and fascinating writer’s life and work. To learn more about this literary icon read "The Portable Anais Nin," "Mirages" or "A Cafe in Space, the Anais Nin Literary Journal" all available now as ibooks in the itunes store.
||CleanTrapeze: The Unexpurgated Diary of Anais Nin, 1947-1955||The contents of Anaïs Nin’s new diary explained.||5/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnais Nin’s Style with Costume Society of America (CSA) Stella Blum grant recipient Gwendolyn Michel||Gwendolyn Michel discusses Anais Nin’s sense of style.||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Future of Anais Nin’s Unpublished Diaries||The history and future of Anaïs Nin’s diaries.||2/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnaïs Nin's First Published Diary and its Characters||How Henry Miller and others reacted to seeing themselves in Anaïs Nin’s diary||12/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Anaïs Nin Was Censored by Amazon||Anaïs Nin’s Auletris: Erotica—censored in the twenty-first century||11/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAuletris: Anaïs Nin’s Lost Erotica, Part 2||A discussion of Auletris: Erotica by Anaïs Nin.||10/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAuletris: Anaïs Nin’s Lost Erotica||Anaïs Nin’s Lost Erotica.||9/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnaïs Nin’s Family with Gayle Nin Rosenkrantz||Anaïs Nin’s Family.||8/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnaïs: A Dance Opera with Cindy Shapiro||Anaïs: A Dance Opera.||7/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBarbara Kraft Interviews Henry Miller||An interview with Henry Miller.||6/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnaïs Nin and Henry Miller with Barbara Kraft||Their Last Years.||5/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnaïs Nin’s Editor John Ferrone||A tribute.||4/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnaïs Nin’s Maternality with Jessica Gilbey||Anaïs Nin as Mother.||3/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Music in Anaïs Nin’s Life and Work||The Music of Anaïs Nin.||2/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHe Said, She Said: Anaïs Nin and Lanny Baldwin||He Said, She said.||1/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHenry Miller’s Influence on Anaïs Nin’s Writing||The Truth Behind the Myth.||12/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Keeping a Diary Saved Two Lives: Anaïs Nin and Diana Raab||How Keeping a Diary Saved Two Lives.||11/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Half Century with Anaïs Nin: Benjamin Franklin V||Benjamin Franklin V discusses his long and productive study of Anaïs Nin.||10/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom Tragedy to Triumph: Anaïs Nin and Lana Fox||How did Anaïs Nin’s writing help save the life of a sexual abuse and incest victim?||9/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMénage à Trois: Anaïs Nin, Henry Miller and Money||How did money change the relationship between Anaïs Nin and Henry Miller?||8/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnaïs Nin’s Fiction: A Blueprint of the Psyche with Marina Ferrer||Poet Marina Ferrer discusses how Anaïs Nin’s fiction is a key to the self-awareness and personal growth of her readers.||7/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn Her Own Words, Anaïs Nin Answers Your Questions Part 2||Paul Herron and Anaín Bjorkquist examine the second five of ten questions listeners would have liked to ask Anaïs Nin—with answers.||6/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn Her Own Words, Anaïs Nin Answers Your Questions Part 1||Paul Herron and Anaín Bjorkquist examine the first five of ten questions listeners would have liked to ask Anaïs Nin—with answers.||6/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnaïs Nin’s Final Years||There are two mythical diaries that Nin readers have most likely heard of, but know little or nothing about: The Book of Pain and The Book of Music.||5/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaul Herron: How Anaïs Nin Changed a Life||This is an account of how the movie Henry and June inspired someone to completely change his life, culminating in the publication of Nin's most recent unexpurgated diary, Mirages.||4/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnaïs Nin: The Demise of the Nin-Miller Affair||A series of correspondence between Anais Nin and Henry Miller from the unexpurgated diary Mirages unveils the true nature of the breakup of one of the most famous literary love affairs of the twentieth century.||3/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnaïs Nin: Come As Your Madness||The “come as your madness” party which inspired the movie “Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome.”||2/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Revealing insights about Anaïs Nin!
What I love most about this podcast is that even those of us very familiar with her work and life can still learn from listening. As a busy woman I so appreciate that these podcasts are short but super potent.
This is a wonderful podcast for both Nin lovers and aspiring Nin lovers. Even if you’ve read all her work, there seems to always be another dimension to uncover about this iconic woman. Great dialogue between Anain Bjorkquist who poses questions and Paul Herron who answers in a way that Nin would about her life’s passions and philosophies. A great way to keep the connection with Nin alive. The words linger long after the podcast is over… Highly recommended!
Passionate and Enlightening
I love the passion that Paul Herron brings to this podcast along with such powerful knowledge of Nin’s work. As an ardent fan of Anais Nin — as I know so many of us are — I really appreciate these episodes. What’s more, if you are new to Nin and her work, you’ll find this an inspiring springboard into a beautiful world. Most enjoyable!