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In this new kind of interview show, Randy Cohen talks to guests about a person, a place, and a thing they feel strongly about. The result: some great talkers tell stories they never have before. Visit

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Jul 1, 2016

"Failure is a very creative place," asserts James Nicola, artistic director of New York Theater Workshop, where singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell and director Rachel Chavkin developed Hadestown, a folk opera based on the Orpheus myth. But is failure really so useful, or is it just, well, failure? Rachel and Anais consider that question, describe the attributes of a good local bar, and report on the whereabouts of Smoke, the missing-and-presumed-dead cat. And yes, they sing. Gloriously.