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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Thursday, January 4, 2018

Manhattan Theatre Club's 'The Children' by WNYC

Francesca Annis, Ron Cook, and Deborah Findlay talk about starring in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of The Children. In a remote cottage on the lonely British coast, a couple of re…

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Friday, December 22, 2017

The Irish Repertory Theatre's Stage Adaption of James Joyce’s 'The Dead' by WNYC

Actors Melissa Gilbert and Rufus Collins, along with director Ciaran O'Reilly discuss the Irish Repertory Theatre stage adaption of James Joyce’s “The Dead,” playing at the American …

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Bombs Left Behind, Mark Rylance on Broadway, Errol Morris & Peter Sarsgaard, Flynn's Guilty Plea by WNYC

Senior ProPublica reporter Abrahm Lustgarten discusses his investigation into sites contaminated by U.S. military operations. Mark Rylance and Claire Van Kampen on Shakespeare’s Globe Pro…

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Claire Van Kampen's 'Farinelli and the King' Starring Mark Rylance by WNYC

Mark Rylance and Claire Van Kampen discuss Shakespeare’s Globe Production of “Farinelli and the King,” a new play by Van Kampen on Broadway. King Philippe V of Spain (Rylance), plague…

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Father Of Virtual Reality On How It Can Make Our Lives Richer by WNYC

Jaron Lanier, an interdisciplinary scientist at Microsoft, joins us to discuss his book Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality. Lanier is considered the fat…

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Monday, December 4, 2017

From 'Meteor Shower' To 'Little Shop Of Horrors': Broadway Man Jerry Zaks by WNYC

Director Jerry Zaks and National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene director Zaimen Mlotek join us to discuss "Broadway: A Jewish American Legacy", a gala concert event on Dec. 18 featuring appeara…

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Broadway Man Jerry Zaks, Zac Posen Hits The Kitchen, Patti Smith On Sam Shepard, The Complex Humanitarian Crisis In Lake Chad by WNYC

Jerry Zaks and Zalmen Mlotek on Yiddish theater and Zaks' career on Broadway. Zac Posen shares his passion for cooking. Patti Smith remembers her late friend Sam Shepard. Ben Staub ex…

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Guillermo del Toro On 'The Shape of Water' by WNYC

Guillermo del Toro joins us to discuss his new movie, "The Shape of Water." Del Toro wrote, directed and produced the film, which is set during the Cold War and tells the story of a worker n…

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Rebecca Taichman & The Stars Of 'School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play' by WNYC

Director Rebecca Taichman, and actors Nabiyah Be and MaameYaa Boafo join us to discuss their new show, “School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play.” Set in Ghana most prestigiou…

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Richard Nelson & John Magaro On The Public Theater's 'Illyria' by WNYC

Director/writer Richard Nelson joins us to discuss his new play, “Illyria,” which is running at the Public Theater through Dec. 10. He’s also joined by John Magaro who stars as Joseph…

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Joseph Stiglitz, Joseph Papp In The Public Theater's 'Illyria,' Love & Oppression In NYC, How 1917 Changed The World by WNYC

Joseph Stiglitz on anti-globalization in the era of Trump. Richard Nelson and John Magaron on their new play “Illyria." Khary Lazarre-White with his debut novel, Passage. Arthur Herma…

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Russia's Ties to Trump. John Hodgman. 'The Band's Visit' Performs Live! by WNYC

Talking to the stars and creators of "The Band's Visit," and a live performance from the musicians of the show. Comedian and author John Hodgman joins us to talk about his new book Vacation…

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Live Performances From The Hit Musical 'The Band's Visit' by WNYC

Three-time Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner David Yazbek joins us to discuss the new Broadway production of his musical “The Band’s Visit.” He’s also joined by NY Dram…

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LIVE FROM THE GREENE SPACE! David Yazbek, Itamar Moses & 'The Band's Visit,' Gary Oldman & Kristin Scott Thomas, Julie Taymor & David Henr by WNYC

David Yazbek, Itamar Moses, Tony Shalhoub, Katrina Lenk, and Ari’el Stachel discuss their Broadway show "The Band's Visit." John Banville with his new novel, Mrs. Osmond. Gary Oldman, …

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Julie Taymor & David Henry Hwang On 'M. Butterfly' by WNYC

Playwright David Henry Hwang joins us for the first Broadway revival of his Tony Award-winning play, "M. Butterfly," directed by Tony-winning Julie Taymor. The play explores the scandalous…

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Comedy, Clowning & Slapstick In Theatre For A New Audience's New Show by WNYC

Jos Houben and Marcello Magni join us to discuss a double-bill of comic one-acts at Theatre for a New Audience: “Marcel” and “The Art of Laughter.” In the 1970’s Marcello, Jos an…

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Lawrence O’Donnell On How The 1968 Election Changed American Politics by WNYC

Lawrence O’Donnell, host of MSNBC’s "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell," joins us to discuss his new book Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Poli…

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Reza Aslan's History Of God by WNYC

Scholar and best-selling author Reza Aslan joins us to discuss his latest book God: A Human History. Aslan offers a history of our understanding of God, and looks at the different ways reli…

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Friday, November 3, 2017


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Karen Page On How Chefs Come Up With New Dishes by WNYC

Two-time James Beard Award winners Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg join us to discuss their new book Kitchen Creativity: Unlocking Culinary Genius—with Wisdom, Inspiration, and Ideas from…

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Elizabeth McGovern, Charlotte Parry & Anna Baryshnikov On 'Time and the Conways' by WNYC

Actors Elizabeth McGovern, Charlotte Parry, and Anna Baryshnikov join us to discuss starring in the Broadway revival of  J.B. Priestley’s “Time and the Conways." The play moves between…

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How The Alt-Right Went Mainstream by WNYC

Journalist and author David Neiwert joins us to discuss his latest book Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump. As an investigative reporter, David Neiwert has been t…

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Joy Behar, Al Pacino, Martin Short by WNYC

On Tuesday, Joy Behar was on our show to talk about her new book The Great Gasbag. She was funny, sharp, and opinionated, as she’s always been, and we decided for our Bonus Weekend Podcast…

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

How Rising Water Levels Will Reshape Our World by WNYC

Jeff Goodell, journalist and contributing editor at Rolling Stone, joins us to discuss his book The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World. Go…

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

John Leguizamo On Returning To Broadway by WNYC

Actor and comedian John Leguizamo has returned to Broadway with his new show “Latin History for Morons” at Studio 54. The 90-minute solo play explores how Latinos have been marginaliz…

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The Story Behind Putin's Meddling In The Election, Exploring The Decades-Long Struggle Between DC & Marvel, John Leguizamo by WNYC

Michael Kirk explains why Russia interfered in the 2016 election. Reed Tucker explores the decades-long battle between Marvel and DC Comics. John Leguizamo on returning to Broadway. 

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Matt Taibbi On The Death - & Life - Of Eric Garner by WNYC

The July 17, 2014 video of Eric Garner's death on a Staten Island sidewalk at the hands of a police officer was seen by millions, and the circumstances around his death became part of a n…

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Jacques d'Amboise & Charlotte d’Amboise On Why Arts Education Matters by WNYC

Jacques d'Amboise founded the National Dance Institute in 1976 while working as a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet. His goal was to spread arts education and dance to younger …

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