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Lindy West

Writer; co-host, Text Me Back; KUOW

Lindy West

Lindy West is the author of The New York Times bestselling memoir Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman and the essay collections Shit, Actually and The Witches Are Coming. She is co-host of the NPR podcast Text Me Back. Her work has also appeared on This American Life and in The New York Times, The Guardian, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Vulture, Jezebel, and others. West was a writer and executive producer on Shrill, the Hulu comedy adapted from her memoir, and co-wrote the independent feature film Thin Skin. She is the co-founder of the reproductive-rights destigmatization campaign #ShoutYourAbortion, and writes a newsletter called “Butt News.”


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TEXT ME BACK!: Court Roast

Crosscut Festival 2024
Sat May 4, 2024 | 1:30pm

A celebration of the 25-year best friendship between New York Times bestselling author Lindy West and recovering lawyer and democracy expert Meagan Hatcher-Mays. The pair dissects pop culture, politics, snakes, the paranormal and anything else that crosses their minds. They’ll be joined for a raucous roast of the Supreme Court by Los Angeles-based comedian, movie star and icon Guy Branum. 

Lindy West
Meagan Hatcher-Mays
Guy Branum
Featuring: Lindy West, Meagan Hatcher-Mays, Guy Branum

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About the Festival

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival brings together journalists, newsmakers, and innovators from around the country to talk about the issues that are animating our cultural conversations. The festival includes live recordings of television and podcasts from The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Pushkin, NPR and PBS; as well as community meetups, meet-and-greets, food trucks, DJs, and more.

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival will take place May 4, 2024, at the Amazon Meeting Center, 2031 Seventh Ave. Seattle, WA 98121.

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