Bar Talk: a collection of unscripted conversations from all walks of life
What are the people saying tonight? Sit down with a new pair New Yorkers each week as they catch up at a local watering hole. Frustrations, dreams, conspiratorial musings … the night is young and at The Richardson bar, the world is bigger than ever.
Andrew Mullen and I were seated at a bar one night when the idea came to us. As usual, we were discussing literature. The buzz kicked in. We began talking about Literature with a capital L, leaving behind the particulars of our work. We were dreaming, we were philosophizing, we were rambling. Then we abandoned literature altogether and made sure our souls were spent by the end of the night. When we asked for the check, we realized that we were curious about what kind of conversations other people might have once they reached that tipping point. People completely different from us. Would they conform to our stereotypes? Or would the universality of the human condition take over after three drinks? We set out to snatch those conversations and make a collection out of them. One that could come to represent New York City in 2022 and become an anthropological record to be consumed as both entertainment and future reference.
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