Why is marriage so difficult? Should you even bother? This week I sat down with acclaimed documentarian Roger Nygard. Using his latest film, The Truth About Marriage as our focal point, we explore partnership in all its forms, biology vs. culture, and the origins of monogamy.
Roger Nygard is perhaps best known for his acclaimed documentary Trekkies, about the most obsessive fans in the Universe. Nygard’s previous documentary, The Nature of Existence, addressed the impossible subject of the world’s philosophies, religions, and belief systems. Nygard has also directed television series such as “The Office” and “The Bernie Mac Show.” His work as a film editor includes “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The League,” and Emmy-nominated episodes of “Who Is America?” and “VEEP” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Nygard has made several other award-winning films, including the car-salesman cult-film, Suckers, and a profile of UFO fanatics, Six Days in Roswell, and now the documentary The Truth About Marriage, accompanied by The Truth About Marriage companion book. Most recently he co-produced and edited The Comedy Store, a documentary about the comedians who came through this world-famous LA club, as well as editing scenes from Borat 2 (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm). Next up: Curb Your Enthusiasm season 11.
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