Studs in Paris with Simone de Beauvoir

There are many things to be learned from Studs’s 1960 interview with Simone de Beauvoir in her Paris apartment, but perhaps one of the most charming bits of trivia, is that even a philosopher and feminist icon like Simone de Beauvoir made up silly quizzes with her girlfriends when she was sixteen. Only this silly quiz had a profound result, it was one of the first moments Beauvoir realized writing was her destiny.

From there their conversation deepens, as Studs and Beauvoir discuss her upbringing, how she became a writer, the philosophical aspects of her writing, and being committed to what you believe. To listen click the player below: