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This weekend I got to interview Quinn Cummings; the archive of our talk is below. I first “met” Quinn via Twitter where she expanded my vocabulary and exposed herself as a fellow cat magnet and admitter of awkward acts. She also happens to be an Oscar-nominated actress (for her role in The Goodbye Girl when she was 9 years old) and now an author with three funny — and occasionally poignant and educational — books to her name.

Notes From The Underwire is my favourite. It covers her acting childhood and her life with Consort, daughter Alice, and various animals today, while The Year Of Learning Dangerously is my favourite title, and taught me that almost everything I assumed about homeschooling is wrong. Her latest is Pet Sounds, a collection of animal stories mostly culled from her blog, The QC Report, and with proceeds going to an animal shelter in Los Angeles.

Check out the interview and if you’re so inclined, please make a donation to Kids Help Phone in advance of the soon-to-be-launched 2nd almost-annual charity auction (tell them TV, eh? sent you). Note this is the archive of the livestream so … yeah, ignore the first couple minutes or so.