395 episodes

Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin takes listeners into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers. Alec sidesteps the predictable by going inside the dressing rooms, apartments, and offices of people we want to understand better: Ira Glass, Lena Dunham, David Letterman, Barbara Streisand, Tom Yorke, Chris Rock and others. Hear what happens when an inveterate guest becomes a host.

Here's The Thing with Alec Baldwin iHeartPodcasts

    • Music
    • 4.5 • 738 Ratings

Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin takes listeners into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers. Alec sidesteps the predictable by going inside the dressing rooms, apartments, and offices of people we want to understand better: Ira Glass, Lena Dunham, David Letterman, Barbara Streisand, Tom Yorke, Chris Rock and others. Hear what happens when an inveterate guest becomes a host.

    Douglas Horne Offers Proof of JFK Assassination Coverup

    Douglas Horne Offers Proof of JFK Assassination Coverup

    While many people have their theories surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1663, few can claim to have proof that the government has not been fully transparent about the events in Dallas, Texas. Douglas Horne, a former U.S. Naval officer, worked on the staff of the JFK Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB) in Washington, D.C. from 1995 to 1998. While working for ARRB, Horne was a key participant in taking the depositions of 10 witnesses and participants of the JFK autopsy in 1963. Horne claims to have seen proof that the official JFK autopsy – and the infamous Zapruder film, which captured the assassination live – were both doctored. Horne speaks with host Alec Baldwin about the formation of the review board, the testimony he witnessed and why he feels the truth continues to be concealed today.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Steve Jones: From Sex Pistol to Lonely Boy

    Steve Jones: From Sex Pistol to Lonely Boy

    Coming from a challenging, working class upbringing in the United Kingdom, Steve Jones discovered his outlet in music - as founding guitarist of the groundbreaking punk rock band the Sex Pistols. Despite the release of only one album,”Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols,” the band changed the course of music and history - vocalizing issues of class in songs like “Anarchy in the U.K.” – and influencing fashion, art and society. Since then, Jones has continued to play music (both solo and with bands The Professionals and Neurotic Outsiders) and was the host of the popular, long-running radio show, “Jonesy’s Jukebox.” In 2022, his insightful memoir, “Lonely Boy,” was adapted into the FX television series, the Danny Boyle-directed “Pistol.” Steve Jones talks to host Alec Baldwin about the roots of punk rock, coming up alongside Vivienne Westwood and Chrissie Hynde, and the road to getting clean – and beginning life anew.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 38 min
    Introducing: Our Way with Paul Anka & Skip Bronson - Alec Baldwin

    Introducing: Our Way with Paul Anka & Skip Bronson - Alec Baldwin

    Alec Baldwin joins Paul and Skip on the Our Way podcast to discuss his storied acting career, spanning 'The Hunt for Red October' to his record-breaking stint on 'SNL,' '30 Rock' and beyond. Alec offers the guys an impromptu lesson on method acting, explains why he was reluctant to do his iconic monologue in ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ and how his instant-classic Trump impression impacted his view on the ex-President. Baldwin also reflects on the time he called Paul McCartney an “A-hole” in a yoga class, how he wound up as the first guest on ‘Inside the Actors Studio,’ and his 39 years of hard-won sobriety. Listen to Our Way with Paul Anka & Skip Bronson on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts. https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-our-way-with-paul-anka-an-145803075/

     
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Broadway Star James Naughton Is Working for Change

    Broadway Star James Naughton Is Working for Change

    Born a gifted athlete, life almost took James Naughton down another path…until he found his home in the theater. The actor earned his first Tony for the musical City of Angels – and his second as the originator of the role of Billy Flynn in the hit Broadway revival of the musical Chicago, now the second-longest running show in Broadway history. As a director, he helmed the Tony-nominated Arthur Miller’s “The Price” and Thorton Wilder’s “Our Town,” the latter of which was featured on PBS’ Masterpiece Theater. Naughton also regularly brings his talent to the small screen, like in his roles on “Who’s the Boss?,""Ally McBeal,” and “Gossip Girl,” and in films “The Devil Wears Prada” and “The First Wives Club.” James Naughton shares with host Alec Baldwin his experience directing - and being directed by - his good friend Paul Newman, acting at the famous Williamstown Theater with an all-star ensemble, and how he’s working to enact change through legislation today. 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 40 min
    Vanessa Williams: From Miss America to Miranda Priestly

    Vanessa Williams: From Miss America to Miranda Priestly

    There is bouncing back after adversity, and then there is: Vanessa Williams. The talented multi-hyphenate was only 21 years old when she became the first Black woman to be crowned Miss America. Yet a controversy surrounding the release of unauthorized nude photos led to her ultimately relinquishing her title 10 months into her reign. When doors were closed to her following the scandal, she fought her way back to an impressive and decorated career: Williams built decades of success as an actor and recording artist, selling 25 million records worldwide, starring in over 100 roles in television, film, and on Broadway - and being nominated for a Tony and multiple Emmy and Grammy Awards.  Vanessa Williams speaks with host Alec Baldwin about the death threats she received after she won Miss America, how the work of Stephen Sondheim inspires the type of art she wishes to make, and what it’s like working with Elton John on her next big project. 

     
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 38 min
    Dr. Dean Schillinger on the Diabetes Epidemic

    Dr. Dean Schillinger on the Diabetes Epidemic

    Many of us are aware that a steady diet of candy, cookies and soda isn’t the best thing for our health, but few know just how dangerous these products can be. Physician and public health expert Dr. Dean Schillinger has witnessed the “absolute explosion” of Type 2 Diabetes in America. Dr. Schillinger is founder of the University of California San Francisco Center for Vulnerable Populations, Professor of Medicine in Residence at UCSF and was featured in the PBS documentary on diabetes, “Blood Sugar Rising.” He believes that sweeping legislative and societal changes are necessary to reverse the ravaging effects of this disease. Dr. Schillinger shares with host Alec Baldwin how corporations knowingly fuel our addiction to sugar, why the disease disproportionately affects vulnerable populations and the most important change you can make to help fight diabetes.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
738 Ratings

738 Ratings

Chicatreldo ,

Great interviews I look forward to

I alway look forward to Alec’s interviews, warm, funny and interesting interviews that I look forward to, shared one of my favourites this week with Gordon Lightfoot, thankyou Alec and all your crew, Michael, Brisbane, Australia

Karen of iTunes Reviews ,

Awful

Absolutely terrible. Do not bother.

DasDog98 ,

Tim Dillon

Rating 5 stars for guest Tim Dillon

Top Podcasts In Music

THE MORNING SHIFT
YOUKNOW MEDIA
A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs
Andrew Hickey
100 Best Albums Radio
Apple Music
Ready For It - A Taylor Swift Inspired Podcast
She's Dead Productions
DISGRACELAND
Double Elvis Productions
The Story of Classical
Apple Music

You Might Also Like

Fresh Air
NPR
Literally! With Rob Lowe
Stitcher & Team Coco, Rob Lowe
WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
Marc Maron
The New Yorker Radio Hour
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker
Fly on the Wall with Dana Carvey and David Spade
Audacy
SmartLess
Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, Will Arnett