Kate Berlant and Clare McNulty in “Fame & Narcissism” | Search Party: The Podcast | HBO Max

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If it wasn’t for Chantal going missing, there wouldn’t be a Search Party, however, the motivation between this character is difficult to pin down—as is the common understanding of narcissism itself, a topic that is explored in length on this podcast. From self-hatred to empathy to Berlant’s self-admitted “benevolent narcissism,” this episode is a deep dive into the layers of self-obsession inherent in all of us. We also explore the dichotomy between Chantal’s competing feelings of insecurity and self-confidence, how Nia enables the worst tendencies in Elliott, and what it’s like for Berlant to work with her real-life best friend John Early. Finally, we discuss the dark side of fame and which childhood traumas our guests would mine for their respective memoirs. Believe it or not, McNulty’s eerily prescient story involves being searched for by cops, dogs, and helicopters as a four-year-old.

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