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Emmy Award—winning producer, actor, and comedian Larry Wilmore is back on the air, hosting a podcast where he weighs in on the issues of the week and interviews guests in the worlds of politics, entertainment, culture, sports, and beyond.

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Emmy Award—winning producer, actor, and comedian Larry Wilmore is back on the air, hosting a podcast where he weighs in on the issues of the week and interviews guests in the worlds of politics, entertainment, culture, sports, and beyond.

    The Tragedy of Ahmaud Arbery, and Uzo Aduba on Portraying Shirley Chisholm | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

    The Tragedy of Ahmaud Arbery, and Uzo Aduba on Portraying Shirley Chisholm | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

    Larry Wilmore weighs in on the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery and why Trump is not right for this moment (1:00). Then, he gets on the line with actress Uzo Aduba to talk about her role in ‘Mrs. America’ as Shirley Chisholm (10:26) and what she learned about the second-wave feminist movement while preparing for the role (36:19).

    Host: Larry Wilmore
    Guest: Uzo Aduba

    • 57 min
    David Chang on What Makes Restaurants Too Small to Fail | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

    David Chang on What Makes Restaurants Too Small to Fail | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

    Larry talks about the new normal that we now find ourselves in and how the coronavirus has impacted his life (1:00). Then, he is joined by celebrity chef David Chang to talk about how the coronavirus has impacted the restaurant business (14:16), why it's so hard to predict what dining out will look like once the pandemic is over (29:48), and how this has changed the way he operates as a restaurateur (41:13).

    Host: Larry Wilmore
    Guest: David Chang

    • 54 min
    Politics in the Time of COVID-19 and Ed Gordon on Being Black While Broadcasting | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

    Politics in the Time of COVID-19 and Ed Gordon on Being Black While Broadcasting | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

    Larry weighs in on how the international pandemic might impact the presidential race (1:26). Then, he sits down with TV journalist Ed Gordon to talk about what it was like breaking into broadcast television while black (13:38) and his new book 'Conversations in Black: On Power, Politics, and Leadership' (45:13).

    Host: Larry Wilmore
    Guest: Ed Gordon

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Life During the Coronavirus, and a Conversation With Conor Dougherty About the Complexities of the Housing Crisis | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

    Life During the Coronavirus, and a Conversation With Conor Dougherty About the Complexities of the Housing Crisis | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

    Larry weighs in on how the coronavirus has affected day-to-day life and Trump's handling of the pandemic (1:00). Then he sits down with New York Times reporter Conor Dougherty to talk about his new book, on the housing crisis in the Bay Area (13:52), and how gentrification creates unlikely alliances (51:59).

    Host: Larry Wilmore
    Guest: Conor Dougherty

    Check out 'Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America' here.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    How We Got to This Point in the Democratic Primary With Pod Save America’s Dan Pfeiffer | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

    How We Got to This Point in the Democratic Primary With Pod Save America’s Dan Pfeiffer | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

    Larry Wilmore is joined by Pod Save America’s Dan Pfeiffer to talk about why Democrats should be taking lessons from Mitt Romney’s 2012 candidacy for president (9:41), what influence Facebook will have in the 2020 election (42:56), and why Democrats need to turn nonvoters into voters in order to beat Trump (53:40).

    Host: Larry Wilmore
    Guest: Dan Pfeiffer

    Check out Dan’s new book ‘Un-Trumping America: A Plan to Make America a Democracy Again’ here.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Entrepreneurship, Community, and Black Excellence with Dr. Lakeysha Hallmon | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

    Entrepreneurship, Community, and Black Excellence with Dr. Lakeysha Hallmon | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

    Larry weighs in on the Democratic primary race leading up to Super Tuesday as well as the Harvey Weinstein verdict (0:37) before he sits down with Dr. Lakeysha Hallmon, the founder and CEO of Village Market ATL, a marketplace that features and supports black entrepreneurs. They talk about why Dr. Hallmon was inspired to create Village Market (5:05) and the importance of entrepreneurship in fostering community (22:17).
    Host: Larry Wilmore
    Guest: Dr. Lakeysha Hallmon

    • 46 min

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