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The 92nd Street Y, New York has harnessed the power of arts and ideas to enrich, enlighten and change lives, and the power of community to repair the world for 150 years. This podcast features many of the fascinating people and conversations from our stage.

92NY Talks 92NY

    • Arts
    • 3.9 • 256 Ratings

The 92nd Street Y, New York has harnessed the power of arts and ideas to enrich, enlighten and change lives, and the power of community to repair the world for 150 years. This podcast features many of the fascinating people and conversations from our stage.

    Healing Our Divided Nation: Jamie Raskin, Steve Israel and David Jolly with Richard Salomon

    Healing Our Divided Nation: Jamie Raskin, Steve Israel and David Jolly with Richard Salomon

    In this episode of 92NY Talks, join Congressman Jamie Raskin, former Congressmen Steve Israel and David Jolly, and moderator Richard Salomon for a discussion on how to overcome existential threats to our democracy. Hear this distinguished bipartisan group of lawmakers on the threats we face, the solutions we can achieve collectively, and how we can find common ground to heal a divided nation.
    The conversation was recorded on March 25, 2024 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.

    • 57 min
    Carol Burnett in Conversation with Joy Behar

    Carol Burnett in Conversation with Joy Behar

    In this episode of 92NY Talks, we go back into our archives for a newly released recording from 1999 featuring comedians Carol Burnett and Joy Behar in our long-running Funny People series. They discuss Burnett's career, life in show business, and much more.
    The conversation was recorded on December 19, 1999 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Stephen Sondheim’s 1971 Lyrics & Lyricists Talk

    Stephen Sondheim’s 1971 Lyrics & Lyricists Talk

    In this episode of 92NY Talks, we commemorate The 92nd Street Y's 150th anniversary with a special archival recording from the inaugural season of our long-running Lyrics & Lyricists series in 1971 featuring the now legendary Stephen Sondheim who also shares our March 22nd birthday. This was Sondheim's first public talk and it's an illuminating one, telling stories and sharing his thoughts on lyrics and the craft of theatrical songwriting.
     
    The program was recorded on May 2, 1971 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.

    • 2 hr 14 min
    Baked by Melissa’s Melissa Ben-Ishay in Conversation with Antoni Porowski

    Baked by Melissa’s Melissa Ben-Ishay in Conversation with Antoni Porowski

    In this episode of 92NY Talks, join Baked by Melissa co-founder and CEO Melissa Ben-Ishay and Queer Eye food expert Antoni Porowski as they discuss Melissa's bestselling cookbook, Come Hungry: Salads, Meals, and Sweets for People Who Live to Eat, and how savory recipes took her from cupcake entrepreneur to a social media sensation.
    The conversation was recorded on January 25, 2024 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.

    • 42 min
    Mitch Albom in Conversation with Malcolm Gladwell: The Little Liar

    Mitch Albom in Conversation with Malcolm Gladwell: The Little Liar

    In this episode of 92NY Talks, join Mitch Albom, beloved bestselling author of Tuesdays with Morrie, for a discussion on his new novel, The Little Liar, with Malcolm Gladwell. As an American Jewish writer, Albom’s first novel of the Holocaust is also intensely personal. Hear him and Gladwell talk about the story behind the story, mixing historical fact with fiction, why Holocaust stories remain crucial today, and more. The conversation was recorded on February 4, 2024 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    All About Impeachment: Kermit Roosevelt and Michael J. Gerhardt

    All About Impeachment: Kermit Roosevelt and Michael J. Gerhardt

    In this episode of 92NY Talks, join Kermit Roosevelt, law professor at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and author of The Nation That Never Was: Reconstructing America's Story, and Michael J. Gerhardt, author of The Law of Presidential Impeachment, for a discussion on the historical roots and constitutional mechanisms of impeachment, gaining insights from Gerhardt’s lifetime of research and experience in high profile trials. Gerhardt will guide us through a nonpartisan overview that goes beyond specific cases, offering nuanced perspectives on under-explored issues.
     
    The conversation was streamed live as part of The 92nd Street Y, New York online talks series on January 31, 2024.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
256 Ratings

256 Ratings

Jeff from boulder ,

Jamie Oliver

Mr Oliver mentioned his “dyslexia “ numerous times. I prefer to use “ learning differences”. We are People with learning differences. Jamie sounds brilliant. All over the place but brilliant and heartfelt. I have about 10 of him in my family. And I am one. The literary world was strictly off limits for me as well....go Jamie all the best......Beginning of Poetry ( For The Trombone Player)

in order to compensate for my slow reading I'd prematurely finish sentences and stumbling over words. Transposing letters and words made reading in front of parents, teachers and classmates excruciating. In grade school (1962-1968) I was put into a group for slow readers. Falling further and further behind I started putting on more weight and exploded with rage to defend against my feelings of shame and hopelessness. Today we know these are symptoms consistent with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Fortunately my Mother Ms. Donna R.... could see I was suffering a great deal and hired a tutor, Dr. Watson helped me with reading comprehension and writing. To say Dr. Watson saved my life is an understatement. He instilled in me an ethic for learning and confidence to go on to College.

I struggled to read music but could play the trombone by ear. Every time I was made to read in front of my classmates I was bullied. But when I improvised ( as in the emerging Second City of Chicago) in drama class I had the ability to make people laugh and cry. Frost said, “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.” Frost's injunction reminded me of Baudelaire poem, Get Drunk: "Time to get drunk! Don't be martyred slaves of Time, Get drunk! Stay drunk! On wine, virtue, poetry, whatever!" I take this to mean that when I commit to a feeling or line, go all the way.

My "learning disability", "learning difference" , "dyslexia" is undefinable. "I" / "we" don't have language to describe this experience. Language and experience get lost in translation. I dealt with my shame for a long time by becoming defensive, self-medicating or giving up. But eventually that same part of me that played the trombone by ear or improvised on stage welled up inside me while driving a Special Transit bus down Balsam Avenue in 25 years ago.

In a moment of deep despair I recalled a dream from the previous night in which, "I'm singing a song I've composed in green/open field. I knew instantly that I'd have to find a way to express all my rejection, failure, sadness and joy. This was the beginning of poetry.

Jeff .....2016

MonaMtn ,

Audio

I usually like the podcast but lately the audio has been awful. I couldn’t listen to the GoodGilrs actress speak.

projectgirl ,

This close to deleting this podcast

These interviews are completely superficial and dumbed down. I mostly delete episodes less than 10 minutes in.

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