At Lunch with Joshua Seftel
An interview series hosted by Julie Salamon
Thursday, October 21, 2021, 12:30 pm
Julie Salamon (Wall Street Journal and NY Times) sits down with Emmy-winning filmmaker Joshua Seftel. Known for directing the breakthrough series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, the feature film War, Inc., and as a contributor to CBS Sunday Morning where he often interviews his 84-year-old mother about current events and popular culture. We are thrilled to welcome Joshua to the show and can’t wait to hear about his current projects, the stories he is passionate about, and what it’s like to work with his mom!
Joshua Seftel is an Emmy-winning filmmaker known for directing the breakthrough series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, the feature film War, Inc. starring John Cusack, Marisa Tomei and Ben Kingsley, and as a contributor to Ira Glass’ This American Life. His ongoing series Secret Life of Muslims, designed to combat Islamophobia, is a Peabody Awards-finalist and has been viewed more than 70 million times. Seftel is also a contributor to CBS Sunday Morning where he often interviews his 84-year-old mother about current events and popular culture.
Julie Salamon is an American author, critic and storyteller. She worked at The Wall Street Journal for five years first as a commodities and banking reporter before spending eleven years as the paper’s film critic. Later she became a staff journalist at The New York Times where she was a TV critic and arts reporter. Later she gained fellowships at the MacDowell Colony and became a Kaiser Media Fellow. She has written both fiction and non-fiction books for adults and children– and produced articles for magazines that include The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Bazaar, and The New Republic. She has just completed “Unlikely Friends,” a memoir available on Audible, and season two of TCM’s hit podcast, The Plot Thickens.