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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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    • 4.1, 149 Ratings

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.

    Julian Bond, Harry Belafonte & Clarence Jones: 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

    Julian Bond, Harry Belafonte & Clarence Jones: 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

    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 organizers of the March and financial supporters for the movement at crucial moments - and fellow civil rights leaders Julian Bond and Clarence Jones in conversation with Budd Mishkin.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Aidy Bryant and John Early: Hulu’s Shrill Season 2

    Aidy Bryant and John Early: Hulu’s Shrill Season 2

    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 journey of self-acceptance. We’ll dig in to the issues, hear behind-the-scenes stories, and discuss highlights from Bryant’s brilliant career.

    • 56 min
    John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch: Co-Creators in Conversation with Seth Meyers

    John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch: Co-Creators in Conversation with Seth Meyers

    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 kids ages 8–13 who John thinks are more talented than he is. Created in tribute to the classic 80s variety shows for children that he grew up on, Mulaney and his co-conspirators will try to describe this wonderfully indescribable thing in a discussion moderated by Seth Meyers.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Zach Woods and director Jim Rash talk about her film, Downhill

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Zach Woods and director Jim Rash talk about her film, Downhill

    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 as they are forced to reevaluate their lives after barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps.

    • 42 min
    The Photograph: Issa Rae and Stella Meghie interviewed by Roxane Gay

    The Photograph: Issa Rae and Stella Meghie interviewed by Roxane Gay

    Issa Rae, Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated creator and star of Insecure, and writer and director Stella Meghie, join author Roxane Gay for a discussion of their new film, The Photograph—a powerful multigenerational story of love, family history, and art. Already generating buzz for the project from critics and audiences alike, Rae and Meghie discuss the making of the film and Rae’s effortless chemistry with co-star Lakeith Stanfield—along with stories from behind the scenes, why we need more romantic movies in 2020, and much more.

    • 45 min
    Kevin Kline, Irwin Winkler and Jay Cocks in Conversation with WOR & NYPost Theater Columnist Michael Riedel: De-Lovely

    Kevin Kline, Irwin Winkler and Jay Cocks in Conversation with WOR & NYPost Theater Columnist Michael Riedel: De-Lovely

    Join Kevin Kline, Tony award winner for On the Twentieth Century, The Pirates of Penzance and Present Laughter, and Oscar winner for A Fish Called Wanda, along with legendary Oscar-winning producer-director Irwin Winkler (Rocky, Raging Bull, The Right Stuff, Goodfellas, The Irishman), and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Jay Cocks (The Age of Innocence, Gangs of New York) as they reflect on their groundbreaking Cole Porter musical biopic De-Lovely, which explored the complicated man behind some of the world’s most brilliant and beloved songs.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
149 Ratings

149 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

projectgirl ,

This close to deleting this podcast

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

Sfoguy ,

Unique

I love virtually every interview.
These are NOT your typical interview from guys that are in just another book tour and you find that 30 other shows have interviews with the same person.
No.
These are the most unique of persons that make serious change to our community.

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