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.
Huey Lewis with Mark Goodman: Weather and more
Huey Lewis sits down with SiriusXM’s Mark Goodman for a career-spanning conversation about his first album with his band The News in nearly two decades, Weather—a smooth, whip-smart return to the sound that helped make Huey Lewis and The News one of the biggest bands of the ’80s, earning them Grammy Awards and selling over 30 million albums. The conversation was recorded on February 17, 2020 in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y.
kid 90: Soleil Moon Frye with Demi Moore
In this episode of 92Y Talks, director and actor Soleil Moon Frye, star of the beloved 80s and current Peacock sitcom Punky Brewster, sits down with Demi Moore to discuss her new Hulu documentary kid 90. When Frye was a teenager, she documented hundreds of hours of her life with her friends – other young stars like David Arquette, Stephen Dorff, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and more. In kid 90, Frye shares the footage for the first time, offering an unprecedented, candid, and deeply personal look at how fame impacted the lives of young actors in the pre-internet era. The conversation was streamed live as part of the 92nd Street Y's online talks series on March 15, 2021.
Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Debbie Friedman: An Evening of Conversation and Storytelling
In this episode of 92Y Talks, Budd Mishkin hosts a celebration of the life and legacy of Debbie Friedman, whose music continues to inspire Jews to sing out all over the world. Special guest Mandy Patinkin discusses his close friendship with Debbie, along with Debbie's sister Cheryl Friedman, Rabbi Peter Rubinstein, Rabbi Dan Freelander, Cantor Jeff Klepper, Merri and Rabbi Ramie Arian, Douglas Mishkin, Josh Nelson, Julie Silver, Elana Arian, Peri Smilow, and the Zamir Choral Foundation. The celebration was streamed live as part of the 92nd Street Y's online talks series on February 23, 2021.
Thomas Vinterberg, director/co-writer of Another Round, and co-writer Tobias Lindholm, with Annette Insdorf
In this episode of 92Y Talks, Annette Insdorf interviews director and co-writer Thomas Vinterberg and co-writer Tobias Lindholm about their film Another Round, which is Denmark’s official submission for the Best International Feature Film category of the 93rd Academy Awards. The dark comedy has already swept the European Film Awards — winning Best Film, Director, Screenplay, and Actor for Mads Mikkelsen — and received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. Another Round is about four middle-aged teachers and friends, who test a theory that their lives will improve if they maintain a constant level of alcohol in their blood. The conversation was streamed live as part of the 92nd Street Y's online talks series on March 7, 2021.
Roxane Gay in Conversation with Soledad O’Brien
In this episode of 92Y Talks, bestselling author and cultural icon Roxane Gay discusses her new Scribd Originals story Writing into the Wound: Understanding Trauma, Truth, and Language with award-winning journalist and host of Matter of Fact Soledad O'Brien. Writing into the Wound is a remarkable consideration of being human, and a skillful guide to processing our pain, by one of the finest authors and cultural critics of her generation. The conversation was streamed live as part of the 92nd Street Y's online talks series on March 3, 2021.
Iconic Artist Christo in Conversation with Amei Wallach
In this episode of 92Y Talks, the iconic artist Christo discusses his creative process, his creative partnership with his wife Jeanne-Claude, and much more with Amei Wallach. Some of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s projects include the Lake Iseo project documented in the film Walking on Water, and wrapping the entire Arc de Triomphe in 270,000 square feet of silvery-blue fabric. The conversation was recorded on May 22, 2019 in front of a live audience at New York’s 92nd Street Y.
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.
This close to deleting this podcast
These interviews are completely superficial and dumbed down. I mostly delete episodes less than 10 minutes in.
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.
These are the most unique of persons that make serious change to our community.