Achim Nowak Podcast


My Fourth Act Podcast

Achim Nowak

Achim Nowak


Hello. I’m Achim Nowak, Executive Coach, Author, Mastermind Convener and host of the My Fourth Act Podcast. If life is a 5-act play, what will you do in your 4th act? Your childhood conflicts have been resolved. The big dramas of life are behind you. Most importantly, you’re not ready to stop.

Join me as I speak with exceptional humans who have created bold and unexpected 4th acts. Listen and be inspired. Rate and subscribe on whatever platform you’re listening on. Welcome.

Episode 125 | 43 minutes

Movies That Made Me Gay

My many early television crushes. My favorite truly bad movie. When Michael York in “Cabaret” rocked my world. How “The Boys in the Band” introduced me to gay culture. What my father taught me about being black. Why “The Celluloid Closet” is essential Pride month viewing. How “Longtime Companion” is so deeply personal to me.

My Conversation with Larry Duplechan

Ozlem Brooke Erol

Larry Duplechan is the acclaimed and iconic author of 5 queer novels. They include Blackbird (considered by many the first modern Black “coming-out” novel) and the Lambda Literary Award-winning Got ’til it’s GoneBlackbird was adapted for film in 2014, starring Mo”Nique and Isiah Washington.

In 2023, Britain’s Team Angelica published Larry’s delicious and sweeping memoir, Movies That Made Me Gay. It does double-duty as an encyclopedic and highly personal act of movie criticism, and it asks the provocative question: Can movies actually make us gay? Larry is the perfect guest to help me contemplate Pride Month in 2024.

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