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Emmy Award—winning producer, actor, and comedian Larry Wilmore is back on the air, hosting a podcast where he weighs in on the issues of the week and interviews guests in the worlds of politics, entertainment, culture, sports, and beyond.

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    • 4.7 • 3.3K Ratings

Emmy Award—winning producer, actor, and comedian Larry Wilmore is back on the air, hosting a podcast where he weighs in on the issues of the week and interviews guests in the worlds of politics, entertainment, culture, sports, and beyond.

    Jabez Olssen on 'Get Back' and the Beatles

    Jabez Olssen on 'Get Back' and the Beatles

    Larry weighs in on the Kyle Rittenhouse trial and the trial of Ahmaud Arbery's killers, right-wing vigilantism, and why he loves the Beatles. He's then joined by film editor Jabez Olssen ('Lord of the Rings,' 'King Kong') to talk about the making of the upcoming Beatles documentary, 'Get Back,' (25:49) and how the original 'Let It Be film and LP came together (28:00). Then they dive deep into the technical aspects of making the movie (42:16) and how the project will change the public perception of both the landmark album and some of the supporting cast like George Martin (56:43), Billy Preston (1:00;55), Yoko Ono (1:08:19), and much, much more!
    Host: Larry Wilmore
    Guest: Jabez Olssen
    Producer: Kaya McMullen
    Production Assistant: Chris Sutton
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Bob Costas on Baseball and Broadcasting

    Bob Costas on Baseball and Broadcasting

    Larry weighs in on the infrastructure bill, unnecessary racism in political commentary, and how Darwin influences our points of view. He's then joined by Bob Costas where they discuss Pete Rose (27:07), Bob's early broadcasting influences (31:21), and Baseball's waning popularity. After that they wax poetic on the importance of regional announcers (42:01) Larry asks Bob about his favorite calls (48:57) the role of the athlete in political protest (55:45) and much, much more.Host: Larry Wilmore
    Guest: Bob Costas
    Producer: Kaya McMullen
    Production Assistant: Chris Sutton
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    David Copperfield on the Past, Present and Future of Magic

    David Copperfield on the Past, Present and Future of Magic

    Larry weighs in on his birthday, the Dave Chappelle controversy, and cancel culture. He then joins David Copperfield in Las Vegas to discuss his book "History Of Magic" and his early days before becoming one of the worlds most successful magicians.(13:39) David tells some of the stories behind his greatest illusions, like the Statue of Liberty vanishing (49:50), goes deep with Larry on the secrets of performing (1:03:15) and much, much more.
    Host: Larry Wilmore
    Guest: David Copperfield
    Producer: Kaya McMullen
    Production Assistant: Chris Sutton
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Adam Schiff on ‘Midnight In Washington’

    Adam Schiff on ‘Midnight In Washington’

    Today’s episode is taken from a live conversation between Larry Wilmore and representative Adam Schiff for ‘Live Talks Los Angeles.’ The two discuss Schiff’s new book ‘Midnight in Washington,’ being in the Capitol during the attacks in January, and much more.
    Host: Larry Wilmore
    Guest: Adam Schiff
    Producer: Kaya McMullen
    Production Assistant: Jonathan Kermah
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Jay Ellis and Walter Thompson-Hernández on Giving A Voice to Young Incarcerated Writers

    Jay Ellis and Walter Thompson-Hernández on Giving A Voice to Young Incarcerated Writers

    Larry weighs in on Kyrie Irving refusing to get vaccinated (1:00) before he is joined by ‘Insecure’ star Jay Ellis and New York Times writer Walter Thompson-Hernández to talk about their new podcast with Lemonada Media, ‘Written Off,’ which features work from young writers who developed their voice while incarcerated (18:29). Plus, Ellis gives some hints on what’s to come on the final season of ‘Insecure’ (57:42).

    Host: Larry Wilmore
    Guests: Jay Ellis and Walter Thompson-Hernández
    Producer: Kaya McMullen
    Production Assistant: Jonathan Kermah
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Joshua Jay on ‘How Magicians Think’

    Joshua Jay on ‘How Magicians Think’

    Larry weighs in on NBA players and their stances on COVID-19 vaccinations (01:00). Later, Larry is joined by magician and author Joshua Jay to discuss his latest book, ‘How Magicians Think,’ and how many magicians get into magic for the same reasons but stay for different ones (14:00). Later, they talk about the ethics of a magician and diversity in the world of magic, and Jay even performs some magic effects.
    Host: Larry Wilmore
    Guest: Joshua Jay
    Producer: Kaya McMullen
    Production Assistant: Jonathan Kermah
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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3.3K Ratings

3.3K Ratings

DCA ,

Miss The Nightly Show? Then listen to this.

If you miss The Nightly Show, then this podcast will fill that hole in your life.

Funny name here ,

Usually love the show but . . .

Larry, you always share interesting thoughts and have thought-provoking people. I was therefore surprised on the Bob Costas show to hear you conflating Darwinism and Social Darwinism. One is a scientific theory and the other is a scientific theory misapplied to economics as a justification for the current social order.

crimemamatoo ,

Love Larry

Long-time listener and fan. I loved your monologue You’re not wrong, but this ain’t right. You raised many good points. I also appreciate your humility in sharing your own example that brought you shame. I have done the same and need to remember your wise words.

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