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For more than 140 years 92nd Street Y has harnessed the power of arts and ideas to enrich, enlighten and change lives. This podcast features many of the fascinating people and conversations from our stage, both recent as well as treasures from the past.
 
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Disney+’s Howard: Don Hahn, Alan Menken, Paige O’Hara, Jodi Benson, Bill Lauch, and Sarah Gillespie in Conversation with Vanity Fair’s Joanna Robinson In this episode of 92Y Talks, director Don Hahn, Alan Menken, Paige O’Hara, Jodi Benson, Bill Lauch, and Sarah Gillespie talk with Vanity Fair’s Joanna Robinson about the life and creative force of H…
 
Most parents would readily agree that they’d do anything to protect their child—but what happens when that child is accused of the unthinkable? Chris Evans and Michelle Dockery star in Apple’s limited series Defending Jacob, about the seemingly idyllic Barber family and the upheaval they experience when their son Jacob (Jaeden Martell) is charged w…
 
Netflix’s The Innocence Files with Alex Gibney, Roger Ross Williams, Liz Garbus, Cynthia Littleton, Peter Neufeld, Vincent Southerland and Derrick Hamilton How do innocent people end up in prison? The Innocence Project has been exploring this problem—and combating it—for decades. And now a new Netflix documentary series, The Innocence Files, is pul…
 
Entertainment Weekly’s Gerrad Hall discusses the Netflix series Queer Eye with Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, and Jonathan Van Ness, and look back on some of the show’s most poignant –– and hilarious! –– moments. After five seasons, countless French tucks, seven Emmys, and lots of tears, their message of acceptance and equal…
 
When Freddie Gray was arrested for possessing an “illegal knife” in April 2015, he was, by eyewitness accounts that video evidence later confirmed, treated “roughly” as police loaded him into a vehicle. By the end of his trip in the police van, Gray was in a coma from which he would never recover. In the wake of a long history of economic inequalit…
 
Join celebrated director Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball, Beyond the Lights) and rising star KiKi Layne (If Beale Street Could Talk) for a conversation with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins about Prince-Bythewood’s brilliant new Netflix movie The Old Guard. A tough and thoughtful action thriller starring Charlize Theron and Ki…
 
Asa Drake on her selections: I read two poems by Ai, "Cuba, 1962" and "Guadalajara Cemetery." I found her book Vice when I started working for the public library. I don't know how this book found its way into Central Florida, but her poems made me feel at home again in the South, where everything outside of me is beautiful and violent, and somehow …
 
From Douglas Kearney's "Playing the Changing Same:" There’s a saying that goes, “the more things change the more they stay the same.” It’s worn, maybe, but not played out. More than whatever truth it holds, I’ve been drawn to the maxim’s symmetry and paradox, something I might describe to my students as holding a contradiction in its hands. Yet, it…
 
We all know that Martin Luther King made his “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington but the march was much more than that speech. All three TV networks covered it live (using the exotic new Telstar satellite) and the March helped lead to passage of the Civil Rights Act and later the Voting Rights Act. Join Harry Belafonte - one of the o…
 
The second season of Shrill, Hulu’s powerful, acclaimed comedy, drops January 24—and who better to sneak a peek at an episode and mull over the backstory than with its star, exec producer, and co-writer Aidy Bryant? Join the SNL cast member for an in-depth conversation about her return to the show as Annie, the millennial on a body-positivity journ…
 
Join Emmy Award-winning comedian John Mulaney, along with co-writers Marika Sawyer and Eli Bolin, Director Rhys Thomas, and actress Shereen Pimentel as they discuss Mulaney's new Netflix special, John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch—a variety show packed to the gills with song, dance, existential hilarity, special celebrity guests, and a bunch of ki…
 
Luis Alberto Urrea on his selection: Annie Dillard’s books came to me in one of those writerly seasons of transition. I could dip into any of her first volumes and get lost. It’s the way she conflates what some people call “nature writing” with philosophical depths at play, with sudden bursts of homespun vernacular and finally what can only be a ki…
 
Apple TV+ Little America Executive Producers Lee Eisenberg, Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani, Joshuah Bearman, and Alan Yang with Lola Ogunnaike With a 100% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes, Little America is shaping up to be a major hit for Apple TV+. Inspired by true stories of immigrants in America, first published in Epic Magazine, the anthology…
 
Julia Louis-Dreyfus returns to 92Y with Zach Woods and director Jim Rash for clips and conversation about her film, Downhill, in which she stars opposite Will Ferrell. Join the multiple award-winning actress and the Oscar-winning director to hear behind-the-scenes stories and about the movie—a biting comedy of a married couple thrown into disarray …
 
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