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 over 140 years. This podcast features many of the fascinating people and conversations from our stage.
Oh God: Alison Leiby and Ilana Glazer in Conversation
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join Alison Leiby, acclaimed comedian and writer with Broad City star Ilana Glazer for a frank and funny conversation about no one’s favorite subject - and Leiby’s new one-woman show - Oh God, A Show About Abortion. Hailed as the “Best Political Comedy of 2021” by The New York Times and presented by Glazer, Oh God is a hilariously candid and fearless account of Leiby’s own experience navigating the big questions and mundane details of a personal decision — exercising reproductive rights in America. The conversation was recorded on May 22, 2022 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
Finding Common Ground on Election Reform with Donna Brazile and Michael Steele with Jacqueline Adams
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join former Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile and former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele as they explore ways to find common ground on election reform with former CBS News Correspondent and author, Jacqueline Adams. This program is co-presented by 92NY's Newmark Civic Life Series of pro-democracy talks and lectures, and Common Ground Committee, whose mission it is to bring healing to the challenges of incivility and polarization in American politics. The conversation was streamed live as part of the The 92nd Street Y, New York online talks series on June 7, 2022.
This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns, authors of This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future, with Pulitzer Prize winner Maggie Haberman as they discuss the whiplash-inducing events of 2020 and 2021 — from the pandemic to the 2020 election to the January 6 attack on the Capitol to President Biden’s first year in office. The conversation was recorded on May 5, 2022 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
Bob and Nate Odenkirk in Conversation with David Cross: Audible’s Summer in Argyle
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join Bob and Nate Odenkirk in Conversation with David Cross for a discussion on their on their new Audible Original Summer in Argyle. The conversation was recorded on May 11, 2022 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars in Conversation with Ben Platt
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join RuPaul’s Drag Race legends Raja, Jinkx Monsoon, Jaida Essence Hall, Monét X Change, Trinity The Tuck, Shea Couleé, Yvie Oddly, and The Vivienne in conversation with Tony, Grammy and Emmy winner Ben Platt on their dazzling, powerhouse new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars. Hear the cast discuss the making of the season, their journeys in drag before and after becoming winners on the show and much more. The conversation was recorded on May 9, 2022 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
Beeple in Conversation with Glenn Fuhrman
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join Mike Winkelmann, A.K.A. Beeple, the creator of Everydays: The First 5000 Days, the purely digital artwork that sold at Christie’s for nearly $70 million in 2021. He sits down with investor and collector Glenn Fuhrman for a fascinating discussion on how digital tools, NFTs, the blockchain and crypto are influencing the way art is created — and sold. The conversation was recorded on May 4, 2022 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
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.
I usually like the podcast but lately the audio has been awful. I couldn’t listen to the GoodGilrs actress speak.
This close to deleting this podcast
These interviews are completely superficial and dumbed down. I mostly delete episodes less than 10 minutes in.