Best Interview podcasts (updated May 22, 2015). Politicians, celebrities, news-makers.
Leonard Lopate brings a diverse collection of great thinkers and talkers together for smart, unpredictable conversations. This daily program from WNYC, New York Public Radio is more like eavesdropping on a great dinner conversation than your usual talk radio show.
Bitch Media is a feminist response to pop culture, home to whip-smart writers, artists, and activists who analyze popular media with an eye on gender, race, class, and sexuality. A new Bitch podcast comes out every Thursday: Popaganda is a 45-minute in-depth exploration of themes ranging from stand-up comedy to sex work and Backtalk is our quick, fun conversation about the week in pop culture.
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show is a podcast and live streaming video talk show seen every Sunday, 3PM PST on YouTube. An award-winning actor, Pollak (The Usual Suspects, Casino, A Few Good Men) was named by Comedy Central as One of the Top 100 Comedians of All Time. Here, he interviews celebrated actors, writers, directors, comedians, and masters of the tech universe. New episodes drop weekly on Tuesdays.
Mr. Media® Radio, hosted by Bob Andelman, offers lively celebrity and newsmaker interviews.
Fareed Zakaria GPS takes a comprehensive look at foreign affairs and global policies through in-depth, one-on-one interviews and fascinating roundtable discussions. Full video episodes available in the iTunes store.
ABC News' Sunday morning discussion program, featuring newsmaker interviews, panel discussions and debates on a wide range of global issues and commentary. Brought to you by George Stephanopoulos and the ABC News team. Follow: @ABCPodcasts & @ThisWeekABC
Get the biggest scoops and best storytelling on television from 60 Minutes - on your schedule. Now you can listen to the show in its entirety every week. 60 Minutes is the most successful broadcast in television history with more than 80 Emmys under its belt. 60 Minutes is also the only show to obtain interviews with every American president from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama.
From the policy debates to the political fights, today's top newsmakers make sure they sit down with Chris Wallace.
WMC Live with Robin Morgan is a nationally syndicated American radio show with an international audience in 110 countries around the globe. The weekly show (additionally available online at iTunes and at WMCLive.com) is hosted by Robin Morgan, the award-winning author of over 20 books, political analyst, former editor in chief of Ms. Magazine, and, in 2005, co-founder—with Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem—of The Women’s Media Center. Praised as "talk radio with a brain" by The Huffington Post, the show has enjoyed exponential ratings growth, not only because of its world-class host, but because of its world-class guests.
Analysis, background reports and updates from the PBS NewsHour putting today's news in context.
By The Way, In Conversation with Jeff Garlin is an eavesdroppers paradise. Recorded live at Largo in LA, its a series of casual talks between the host and his most interesting show business friends. Agendas are out the window and no topics are off limits in these revealing chats.
Foundation for Democratic Advancement on World Democracy is a FDA podcast on the impact of various democratic processes from around the world on the welfare of individuals. This podcast is hosted by Mr. Stephen Garvey, Foundation for Democratic Advancement's Executive Director, who interviews qualified guests. Mr. Garvey uses the FDA's measurements and findings, and his experience to clarify the perspectives of the guests. The podcast's purposes are to both study and communicate the outcomes of various democratic processes, and thereby help ensure that people become more knowledgable about the outcomes of these processes and can then make more informed decisions. Look for our Podcast in the iTunes Store
This is a rebroadcast of a segment that originally aired on January 28, 2015. Two-time Booker Prize winner Peter Carey talks about his new novel, Amnesia, about a virus in an Australian prison computer system that causes hundreds of asylum-seekers walk free. And because the Americans run the prisons, the doors of some five thousand jails in the United States also suddenly open.
This is a rebroadcast of a segment we originally aired on April 6, 2015. Mary Norris has spent more than three decades in The New Yorker's copy department. In Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen, she brings her vast experience, good cheer, and finely sharpened pencils to some of the most common and vexing problems in spelling, punctuation, and usage—comma faults, danglers, "who" vs. "whom," "that" vs. "which," compound words, and gender-neutral language.
This is a rebroadcast of a segment we originally aired on January 28, 2015. Sarah Chayes, a former adviser to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks about how corruption is a great destabilizing force in governments around the world. In Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security, she argues that since the late 1990s, corruption has reached such an extent that some governments resemble glorified criminal gangs, bent solely on their own enrichment.
This is a rebroadcast of a segment originally aired on April 6, 2015. Michelangelo Signorile discusses the present and future of gay rights. In It's Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality, he argues that despite change, homophobia is still a basic fact of American life.
Game of Thrones, macho action films, Christmas rom-coms—oh my!
In "Hand to God," Jason is a shy, inquisitive student who finds an outlet for his burgeoning creativity at the Christian Puppet Ministry in the devoutly religious small town of Cypress, Texas. Jason’s complicated relationships with the town pastor, the school bully, the girl next door and—most especially—his mother are thrown into further upheaval when Jason’s hand puppet, Tyrone—once soft-spoken—takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own. Playwright Robert Askins and Steven Boyer (Jason) will discuss the play... along with Tyrone! The show is playing at the Booth Theater.
Many schools across the country have turned their focus on race and race relations, but a controversial program at Fieldston Lower School caused an uproar with parents. Once a week, the school's third, fourth, and fifth graders would be divided into discussion groups, separated according to race. Lisa Miller, contributing editor at New York Magazine, is the author of an article on the program, titled "Can Racism be Stopped in the Third Grade?" Do you think elementary school students can, and should, be taught about race relations in this country? Does this program go too far? Let us know in the comments.
Director Marah Strauch talks about her documentary, “Sunshine Superman.” It tells the story of Carl Boenish, the father of the BASE jumping movement. He and wife Jean broke the BASE jumping Guinness World Record in 1984 on the Norwegian 'Troll Wall' mountain range. Incredibly, within days, triumph was followed by disaster. Opens May 22 at Landmark Sunshine Theater.
Chita Rivera, playwright Terrence McNally, and songwriter John Kander talk about their new Broadway musical, “The Visit.” It centers on Claire Zachannassian, the world’s wealthiest woman, who returns home to her "wretched birthplace" to confront her former lover who captured her heart, then shattered her dreams. She throws her money, her power, and herself into exacting revenge, mowing over anyone who tries to stop her. Playing at the Lyceum Theater.
ClickHole has emerged as one of the funniest and most popular sites on the Internet. From the makers of The Onion, it parodies the various viral content mills vying for dominance of social media... and your attention. We’ll speak with ClickHole editor Jermaine Affonso and associate editor Jamie Brew.
Aleksandar Hemon talks about his new novel, The Making of Zombie Wars, about a screenwriter who is working on the script "Zombie Wars." He becomes entangled with a Bosnian whose husband is jealous and violent, and he quickly finds himself in an inescapably violent scenario of his own making.
As more offices turn to open-plans and workers check their email and field calls at home, navigating the minefield of office politics has become even more perilous. Philip Galanes, the New York Times "Social Q's" columnist, takes your calls and answers your questions about workplace etiquette. Have a question about a workplace problem or anxiety? Leave us a comment below.
Join special guest host Samm Levine as he sits down with actor/director Saul Rubinek (Unforgiven, Cruel But Necessary). Saul shares the unbelievable story of his family's journey to America. And yes, he also talks about Warehouse 13.
Behavioral economist Dan Ariely discusses the new, expanded collection of his Wall Street Journal advice column, “Ask Ariely.” In Irrationally Yours: On Missing Socks, Pickup Lines, and Other Existential Puzzles, he teams up with New Yorker cartoonist William Haefeli to illustrate a variety of economic, ethical, and emotional dilemmas. How can you stay calm when you’re playing the volatile stock market? How do you maximize ROI at an all-you-can-eat buffet? Is it possible to put a price on the human soul? (Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies, a documentary that explores much of Ariely's research on lying, opens at IFC Center and On-Demand May 22.
Conductor Nic McGegan discusses his 40 years in Baroque music, and his upcoming appearance at the Caramoor Music Festival, where he'll conduct works by Mozart, Schubert and Beethoven, working with the violinist Jennifer Koh. He is a leading voice in the Baroque field, and this summer will celebrate his 30th anniversary with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.
In advance of Memorial Day, Melissa Clark helps us kick off the summer season with a few recipes! She’ll take calls about early summer cooking, barbecuing, cooking for friends and hosting parties as the weather gets warmer, and more!
Today’s Guest: Novelist Cynthia Kraack, author of the elder care family drama The High Cost of Flowers, the Ashwood trilogy, and Minnesota Cold. Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Cynthia Kraack by clicking on the video player above! Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of extended families dealing with the AAAs – alcoholism, Alzheimer’s and adolescence… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida! Order ‘The High Cost of Flowers’ by Cynthia Kraack, available in print or e-book from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above! Here’s how I know novelist Cynthia Kraack is a top-flight author: Coming off publication of the final book in her generations-spanning, speculative fiction trilogy Ashwood, she has written a new book that is completely different than what preceded it but maintains echoes of what made the Ashwood series so compelling: family, family and more family. In The High Cost of Flowers, Kraack presents us with the Kemper family...
On a special Seattle edition of GPS, Fareed talks to the city's most famous son, Bill Gates, about innovation, education, energy, and the U.S. economy. Then, Nathan Myrhvold on the many ways that technology can help the poor -- starting with a very cool keg. And later, the story of how a drop of blood is changing healthcare and made one woman the youngest female self-made billionaire on Earth.
Frontline producer/director Michael Kirk discusses his latest documentary, “Secrets, Politics and Torture,” about the fight over the CIA’s controversial interrogation methods, widely criticized as torture. Based on recently declassified documents and interviews with key political leaders and CIA insiders, the film investigates the CIA programs, and whether or not they were even useful in the war on terror. The documentary airs Tuesday, May 19 at 10/9c on WNET.
In Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics, Richard Thaler reveals that we are all subjected to biases, prejudices, and irrationality in our consumer behavior. While this model makes intuitive sense, it has been ignored by classical economists, who insist that humans act rationally in order to maximize profit. Behavioral economics looks at how and why people truly behave as they do, and is a powerful predictor of our modern world.
Scott Pelley report on a museum dedicated to African-American history and culture is finally taking shape on the National Mall in Washington. Lara Logan reports on the recruitment of child suicide bombers in Afghanistan and Pakistan and one psychologist's fight to rehabilitate youth trained by the Taliban. Steve Kroft looks at the nation's infrastructure.
Cults have been around for thousands of years, and they exist throughout the world, but when news reports break about a cult, it often seems like they have sprung up out of nowhere. For this week's Please Explain, we will be examining the world of cults. Ian Haworth of the Cult Information Centre and Dr. Steve K.D. Eichel, president of the International Cultic Studies Association discuss what a cult is, why people join them and how to exit one.
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer David K. Shipler discusses the state of free speech in America. Freedom of Speech: Mightier Than the Sword investigates the cultural limits on both expression and the willingness to listen, and the implications on the future of American democracy.
Who knew manicures have such a dark side?
Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough talks about Wilbur and Orville Wright, and the day they changed history. In The Wright Brothers, McCullough tells the human side of the Wright Brothers’ story, their bravery, genius and mechanical ingenuity, and the the little-known contributions of their sister, Katharine, without whom things might well have gone differently for them.
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell perform selections from their new album, “The Traveling Kind.” The album follows the longtime friends’ first duet album, 2013 Grammy Award-winning "Old Yellow Moon." It also features new renditions of previous Crowell songs including “No Memories Hanging Around” as well as new interpretations of Lucinda Williams’ “I Just Wanted to See You So Bad” and Amy Allison’s “Her Hair Was Red.” (WNYC)
Yoko Ono discusses her latest exhibit at MoMA. In late 1971, Yoko Ono announced an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art—a one-woman show that she irreverently titled Museum Of Modern (F)art. Outside the entrance, a man wore a sandwich board stating that Ono had released a multitude of flies and that the public was invited to follow their flight within the Museum and across the city. Now, over 40 years later, Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971 surveys the decisive decade that led up to that unauthorized exhibition at MoMA, bringing together her early objects, works on paper, installations, performances, audio recordings, and films, alongside rarely seen archival materials. The exhibit is on view from May 17 to September 7. Works by Yoko Ono, poster, Carnegie Recital Hall, New York, November 24, 1961. Photograph by George Maciunas. (The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift, 2008. © 2014 George Maciunas) Yoko Ono (Japanese, born 1933) Touch...
Stanley McChrystal's last assignment was as the commander of all American and coalition forces in Afghanistan. When he took command of the Joint Special Operations Task Force in 2004, General McChrystal quickly realized that conventional military tactics were failing, due to Al Qaeda's decentralized network that could move quickly, strike ruthlessly, and then seemingly vanish. His new book about his lessons from war is Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World.
Legendary New York Yankee catcher Jorge Posada talks about his personal journey from the ball fields of Puerto Rico to becoming a member of the Core Four and establishing the Yankees dynasty. For seventeen seasons, Posada was a fixture behind home plate throughout the Yankees’ biggest successes. His memoir is The Journey Home: My Life in Pinstripes.
Join Kevin as he sits down with Peter Gould (co-creator, Better Call Saul) as they discuss creating Saul Goodman, filming in Albuquerque, and Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul character crossovers. Just a heads up, this episode contains spoilers!
In the wake of the attempted attack in Texas, Fareed talks to former CIA director Michael Hayden about whether ISIS is a threat to the U.S. homeland. Then, Fareed turns to the editor of the Economist to understand the surprising results of the British elections. Finally, with bank vaults full of gold, cash, and jewelry, does it make sense to just rob them? Fareed asks one of Freakonomics duo.
Steve Kroft profiles a man who was a Soviet spy during the latter-end of the Cold War and lived the ultimate double life. Bill Whitaker reports on a ballet star who overcame an underprivileged childhood and then a potentially career-ending injury to finally realize her dream.
Today’s Guest: Cameron K. McEwan, author of Unofficial Doctor Who: The Big Book of Lists and The Who’s Who of Doctor Who. He is also known from his website, BlogtorWho.com. Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Cameron K. McEwan by clicking on the video player above! Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of LucasFilm background droids hoping Cameron K. McEwen can get them auditions as villains for ‘Doctor Who’ Season 10 … in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida! Order ‘Unofficial Doctor Who: The Big Book of Lists’ written by Cameron K. McEwan, illustrated by Andrew Skilleter, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above! It’s a given that if you’re a fan of something, anything, you’re going to absorb quite a bit of trivial knowledge about it. Best Avenger? The Vision. Worst Avenger? Moondragon. The same is true of whatever fandom you follow, from “Game of Thrones” to “Breaking Bad” and from “Lord of the Rings” to “Star Trek...
Robin on "Mother's Day," Carly Fiorina's candidacy, and mental health in the US. Guests: Rev. Ann Kansfield, first woman chaplain (and a lesbian, too!) in NYC's Fire Department; scholar Valerie Hudson on "WomanStats"; Leslee Udwin discusses her banned film India's Daughter. Rev. Ann Kansfield & The FDNY Foundation United Women Fire Fighters » On Twitter (@akansfield) » On Twitter (@FDNYFoundation) » Valerie Hudson & WomanStats WomanStats.org » On Twitter (@womanstats) » Leslee Udwin and India's Daughter On Twitter (@lesleeudwin) » IndiasDaughter.com » On Twitter (@indiasdaughter) » India's Daughter Trailer »
We talk about female scientists you should know—but don't.
Today’s Guest: Intellectual property attorney Ed Greenberg and photographer Jack Reznicki, co-authors of The Copyright Zone: A Legal Guide for Photographers and Artists in the Digital Age. Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Jack Reznicki and Ed Greenberg by clicking on the video player above! Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience full of impoverished artists and photographers who think copyrighting their work is a waste of time and money… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida! Order ‘The Copyright Zone’ by Ed Greenberg and Jack Reznicki, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above! As a writer and podcast host, I’m a strong believer in protecting my intellectual property rights and exploiting them for every penny that they are worth. That’s how I make my living, quite frankly. And in my line of work, I am always in situations where I am collaborating with artists and photographers. Unfortunately, many of them over the...
On GPS Sunday, Fareed tackles three of America's biggest foreign policy puzzles. First, to Iran, where the New York Times bureau chief tells Fareed what Iranians think about the nuclear negotiations, both on the street and in the government. Then, Jordan's King Abdullah II explains the rise of ISIS and how the terror group can ultimately be defeated. And, a look deep inside North Korea, the most secretive nation in the world. Finally, drones are most famous for use as killing machines, but some could actually be used to save lives.
Scott Pelley explores the effects on children -- Arab and Israeli -- in the age-old conflict that reached another boiling point in last summer's war between Gaza and Israel; Morley Safer profiles philanthropist David Rubenstein who has decided to donate his money to patriotic causes; Steve Kroft picks up the pieces of an unfinished story by his late colleague Bob Simon.
Today’s Guest: Comedian Paul Provenza, director of The Aristocrats, temporary star of “Northern Exposure,” and a judge in the “No God But Funny” TV writing contest. Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with comedian Paul Provenza by clicking on the video player above! Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of Godless antagonists who make lots of money, are household names, and reject your fumbling prayers for their salvation… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida! Comedian — and atheist –Paul Provenza is one of the celebrity judges of the No God But Funny TV writing contest, which has prizes amounting to $40,000. Deadline to enter in May 15, 2015. http://www.nogodbutfunny.com Order ‘The Aristocrats co-created by Penn Jillette and directed by Paul Provenza, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the movie poster above! Do atheists get a bad rap? Or do they just need a better public relations rep? Either might explain the “No God But Funny Contest...
Robin connects spam with world politics. Guests: Jane Fonda's exclusive personal account on the White House Correspondents' Dinner; Brenda Feigen's exclusive report from inside the Supreme Court's marriage equality hearing; Susan Ades Stone on the "Women on 20s" currency campaign. Susan Ades Stone and "Women On 20s" WomenOn20s.org » On Twitter (@WomenOn20s) » On Instagram (#WomenOn20s) » On Facebook (WomenOn20s) » Jane Fonda JaneFonda.com » On Twitter (@janefonda) » On Facebook (janefonda) » Brenda Feigen freedomtomarry.org » supremecourt.gov »
So much important news this week! Amy and Sarah discuss the biggest stories.
Join guest host Samm Levine as he chats with actor and legendary voice artist Phil LaMarr (MADtv, Futurama) about working with Tarantino, Pee Wee's Playhouse live on Broadway, and voicing many beloved animated characters
Today’s Guest: Animator J.J. Sedelmaier, best-known for his work on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and ‘Saturday TV Funhouse’ (‘The Ambiguously Gay Duo,’ ‘The X-Presidents,’ ‘Fun with Real Audio’) with Robert Smigel, as well as ‘Beavis and Butthead’ for Mike Judge, ‘Tek Jansen’ for Stephen Colbert, ‘Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law’ for Adult Swim, and ‘Schoolhouse Rock.’ Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with J.J. Sedelmaier by clicking on the video player above! Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of sweaty cartoon characters hoping to be next in line for the J.J. Sedelmaier treatment … in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida! Order ‘Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse’ by J.J. Sedelmaier and Robert Smigel, available from Amazon .com by clicking on the DVD cover above! This year’s 40th anniversary of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” became a time to reflect back on so many great characters that came out of that show over four decades...
Fareed takes an in-depth look at ISIS: its threat, its aspirations, and what life is really like deep inside its self-styled Islamic State. Then, with the Supreme Court gearing up to hear arguments on gay marriage this week, Fareed explores evidence from other countries. Does gay marriage really destroy the institution of marriage? Next, are we focusing on the wrong kind of virtues? David Brooks explains what it means to live a good life.