Sara & Ralph on NPR

Weekend Edition Sunday, July 8, 2007 Robert Smith speaks with Sara Lamm, director of the new documentary film Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soapbox. Emmanuel Bronner, a chemist, escaped from a mental institution and developed his own brand of peppermint soap that … Continue reading

NY Times – Beneath the Bubbles

BENEATH THE BUBBLES  By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS Published: June 29, 2007 What emerges is a complex portrait of a man who cares more for humanity than for his own children… Read the full review here >

Michael Writes

I met Ralph Bronner by phone almost two years ago via a mutual friend. Instantly it was as if I had known him all my life. We’re both a couple of nuts who absolutely love children and know them to … Continue reading


James Writes:

Hi, I recently met Ralph Bronner in Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin the weekend of June 10, 2007. I was a performer at the Steel Bridge Benefit hosted by Pat MacDonald and Jackson Browne. I was leaving my hotel the morning of … Continue reading


Lucy Liu

For those keeping track of celebs who have gone on record as being fans of Bronner’s soap–CNN lets us know that we can now officially add another: Lucy Liu. Thank goodness the journalists are keeping busy over there.


DVD Talk

The film begins with one of the literally thousands of tapes Dr. Bronner made through his life (he spent the last 20 years of his life legally blind, and so resorted to taping a lot of his conversations), where he … Continue reading

A.V. Club

Reviewed by Nathan Rabin January 2nd, 2008 It’s hard to pick up a bottle of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap, the hippie-approved wonder-product with the obscenely sensual all-around tingle, and not wonder about the story behind the label’s bizarre ranting about … Continue reading

Sara on MaxFun Podcast

“If you’ve never heard The Sound of Young America, then The Sound of Young America is the greatest radio show you’ve never heard.” — Ira Boudway, Check out director Sara Lamm on this weeks show from PRI -> 

The Boston Herald

Documentary checks up on ’60s icon ‘Dr. Bronner’ By Stephen Schaefer Boston Herald Entertainment Reporter Sara Lamm’s “Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soapbox” is a breezy documentary on a true American eccentric. Emil Bronner (1908-1997) was a German-Jewish emigre and self-anointed “doctor” … Continue reading