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Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin takes listeners into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers. Alec sidesteps the predictable by going inside the dressing rooms, apartments, and offices of people we want to understand better: Ira Glass, Lena Dunham, David Letterman, Barbara Streisand, Tom Yorke, Chris Rock and others. Hear what happens when an inveterate guest becomes a host.

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    • 4.4 • 7.2K Ratings

Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin takes listeners into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers. Alec sidesteps the predictable by going inside the dressing rooms, apartments, and offices of people we want to understand better: Ira Glass, Lena Dunham, David Letterman, Barbara Streisand, Tom Yorke, Chris Rock and others. Hear what happens when an inveterate guest becomes a host.

    Anthony Fauci Could Use a Day Off

    Anthony Fauci Could Use a Day Off

    Alec talks with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the Chief Medical Advisor to President Biden. He talks to Alec about the latest in the pandemic and his long career. 
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    • 54 min
    Tom Jones Still Has It

    Tom Jones Still Has It

    Tom Jones’ booming baritone has led him to sell over 100 million records in his nearly six-decade career. He had a string of hits in the mid-1960s including “It’s Not Unusual,” “What’s New Pussycat?” “She’s A Lady,” “Green, Green Grass Of Home,” “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again,” and “Delilah.” Now in his early 80s, Tom Jones is still going strong with a new album out and an upcoming tour. Tom Jones talks with Alec about growing up in a small town in Wales, how contracting tuberculosis changed his life and the secret to his nearly six-decade marriage to his middle-school sweetheart Linda and how he's been managing since her death in 2016. 
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    • 56 min
    Daryl Hall and Danny Bennett - Summer Staff Picks

    Daryl Hall and Danny Bennett - Summer Staff Picks

    It’s Alec’s turn to feature two of his favorite episodes in the summer archives series. He interviewed Daryl Hall in December 2019 on his home turf: Daryl's House, Hall’s restaurant, and live music venue located about 90 minutes north of New York City. Hall & Oates is the biggest-selling vocal duo in history, with hits like "Maneater," "Rich Girl," "You Make My Dreams Come True," and countless others. Hall talks about his teen years in suburban Pennsylvania singing doo-wop on the streets with his friends -- a far cry from the rock-star life he led 15 years later. Danny Bennett is the son and manager of legendary crooner Tony Bennett, and Alec spoke with him in 2013. This summer, Tony Bennett celebrated his 95th birthday with two sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall, performing duets with Lady Gaga. Danny Bennett has been working with his father for several decades and played a key role in introducing Tony Bennett to a multi-generational audience through appearances on SNL and MTV and the duets albums. Danny Bennett describes his job as managing a legacy as much as a career. 
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Roger Staubach is Still Captain America

    Roger Staubach is Still Captain America

    It’s great to interview childhood heroes, and Roger Staubach a.k.a “Captain America,” was a big one for a young Alec Baldwin. Stuabach was a Dallas Cowboy quarterback for eleven seasons, 1969 and 1980, and he led the team to the Super Bowl wins in 1972 and 1978. Staubach earned Super Bowl MVP in 1972. Growing up an only child in Cincinnati, Roger Staubach loved sports but didn’t start playing quarterback until high school. He went on to the Naval Academy, where he received the Heisman Trophy. He then served four years in the Navy, including a tour in Vietnam. Roger Staubach was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame in 1985, and he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2018.
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    • 48 min
    Introducing: Good Risings

    Introducing: Good Risings

    Good Risings is a collection of mini-shows served up in less than 5 minutes, providing the perfect daily practice for anyone looking to lead a more intentional, mindful, and inspired life. Listen to one, two, or all the mini-shows on the Good Risings menu to perfectly curate your morning routine.

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    ✨ THE RISING SIGN with @queercosmos

    🔥 LEVEL-UP LATTE with @nichelle

    🌈 GRATEFUL GRAINS with @jacquelinemwood_1 & @bmcmuffin

    ☮️ SPOONFUL OF SPIRITUALITY with @marieburnsholzer

    💌 HASH IT OUT with @lizlistens
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    • 2 min
    Thom Yorke and Michael Stipe - Summer Staff Picks

    Thom Yorke and Michael Stipe - Summer Staff Picks

    Two of the most popular shows from the Here’s The Thing archives are Alec’s conversations with Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, and R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe. These are fascinating, ground-breaking artists who influenced each other. Thom Yorke started Radiohead in 1985 when he was just a teenager. With each of the group’s nine studio albums, Radiohead evolved its sound and, at times, pushed the music industry. In this 2013 interview, Thom Yorke talks with Alec about working with longtime collaborators, fatherhood, and his fame. Michael Stipe was a founding member of R.E.M., a band that practically defined indy rock for much of the 80s and 90s. R.E.M. broke up in 2011 and, in this conversation from 2016, Michael Stipe talks to Alec about what getting time back has meant to his art, politics, and ability to read, listen, and enjoy the world. 
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    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
7.2K Ratings

7.2K Ratings

communitynewspodcast ,

Here’s the thing

You should be listening to and showcasing less known people like Paul and Sasha from Community News podcast. Only so many interviews I can listen to of all the same people over and over. Love to hear some new voices.

coffee's mom ,

Awesome discovery!

I just recently started listening & I’m thrilled to have found this podcast. Alec is an interested & genuine interviewer, asking things about what we the listener would like to know. His interview with Barry Gibb was phenomenal!

measha5833 ,

Hits the spot

I love this podcast when you listen, it makes you feel like you’re invited in to a fantastic lunch date with his guest.He doesn’t dumb it down for his listeners.He asks the questions you want to know about. Whether it’s politician or performer he’s truly engaged, fully prepared and his unique sense of humor is spot on. The music, the tone, the conversation makes you feel like you’ve been invited out to the classiest brunch ever .Best part is Alec picks up the tab.

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