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Larry Wilmore: Black On The Air

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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.

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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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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English


Episodes

Bill Simmons Talks Politics, Conspiracies, and Legacies | Larry Wilmore (Ep. 47)

8/9/2018
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Larry Wilmore sits down with HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons to discuss a wide range of topics including the legacy of black sitcoms (5:00), the JFK and moon landing conspiracy theories (19:00), President Trump’s behavior, and *the long-term legacies of LeBron James and other athletes (56:00).

Duration:01:19:04

Travon Free Tells His Story | Larry Wilmore (Ep. 45)

7/12/2018
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Larry Wilmore is joined by comedy writer Travon Free to discuss his life and career, from playing Division I basketball to his stand-up and comedy writing that led him to a job at 'The Daily Show' and from his sexuality to his recent experiments with photography, and more.

Duration:01:10:19

Roy Hibbert on LeBron James, Rajon Rondo, and the New Lakers | Larry Wilmore (Ep. 44)

7/2/2018
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Larry Wilmore, former NBA player Roy Hibbert, and Tommy Alter talk about what it’s like being a Lakers fan right now (1:43), what LeBron’s leadership style will bring to the team (9:46), and how the latest trades affect the existing team (12:07). Also, Roy discusses what Kobe Bryant told him about making it on the Lakers (22:11). More from The Ringer: The King Has Landed: Making Sense of LeBron James in Purple and GoldWinners and Losers of LeBron’s Lakers DecisionBreak the Boogie Glass...

Duration:00:55:39

Mike Pesca Debates the Greatest Sports What-Ifs | Larry Wilmore (Ep. 43)

6/28/2018
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Larry Wilmore weighs in on current events (1:00) before Mike Pesca joins to discuss politics (15:00) and the famous what-ifs of sports history including moments involving Bill Russell, Muhammed Ali, Joe Lewis, and others (30:00). *This episode was recorded prior to Anthony Kennedy's decision to retirement announcement.

Duration:01:08:34

Senator Tim Kaine on President Trump’s Failures on Immigration | Larry Wilmore (Ep. 42)

6/21/2018
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Larry Wilmore weighs in on current events (0:30) before chatting with Virginia Senator Tim Kaine about the executive order President Trump just signed regarding the separation of families at the border as part of a larger conversation about immigration (10:00).

Duration:00:51:24

Nell Scovell and Breaking Into the Hollywood Boys' Club | Larry Wilmore (Ep. 41)

6/7/2018
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Larry Wilmore weighs in on President Trump disinviting the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles to the White House (1:00). Then he chats with comedy writer and producer Nell Scovell about her experience as a woman in largely all male writers' rooms (15:00).

Duration:01:03:16

Reliving the Greatest Moments of 'The Americans' With Executive Producer Joel Fields | Larry Wilmore (Ep. 40)

5/31/2018
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Larry Wilmore weighs in on the cancellation of 'Roseanne' and other current events (1:00) before sitting down with Joel Fields, executive producer of ‘The Americans,’ to discuss the series finale and celebrate the highlights of the critically acclaimed FX show (10:00)

Duration:01:04:35

Gabrielle Union Doesn’t Hold Back | Larry Wilmore (Ep. 39)

5/17/2018
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Larry Wilmore weighs in on current events including the Yanny-versus-Laurel debate (1:00) before chatting with actress Gabrielle Union about everything from returning to the big screen to personal stories from her book and the #MeToo movement (11:30).

Duration:01:04:47

Jake Tapper on Idealizing Our Political Past and Improving Our Political Future | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air (Ep. 38)

5/10/2018
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Larry Wilmore weighs in on Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction and President Donald Trump’s latest antics (1:00). Then, he is joined by CNN's chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper to dive deep into political history (12:37), the role of a journalist in our current climate (30:45), and the Twitterization of politics (40:14).

Duration:01:03:43

Washington Governor Jay Inslee on Combatting Trump and Climate Change | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air (Ep. 37)

4/26/2018
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Larry Wilmore weighs in on Kanye West's politics and NFL players taking a knee (1:00). Then, he sits down with Washington Governor Jay Inslee to talk about his mission to decarbonize the world (19:48), what Democrats should do in the 2018 midterm elections (50:53), and standing up to President Donald Trump (71:08).

Duration:01:24:39

Love and Relationships in the Digital Age with Joanna Coles of Hearst Magazines | Larry Wilmore (Ep.36)

4/19/2018
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Larry Wilmore weighs in on the Starbucks incident in Philly (1:00). Later, Joanna Coles, chief content officer at Hearst Magazines, stops by to share her insights about life and relationships in the digital age (10:00).

Duration:01:22:43

NBA Stories and Listener Questions With Roy Hibbert | Larry Wilmore (Ep. 35)

4/12/2018
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Larry Wilmore chats with former NBA All-Star Roy Hibbert and The Ringer’s Tommy Alter about the NBA (0:00) before reading and responding to listener questions that range from politics to hypothetical dinners with Martin Luther King Jr. to advice about making television (0:00).

Duration:01:08:30

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. and Courtney B. Vance on Working With Legends | Larry Wilmore (Ep. 34)

4/4/2018
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Larry Wilmore weighs in on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination (0:35). Then, he sits down with actor Courtney B. Vance to discuss his star-studded debut in the original Broadway run of August Wilson’s ‘Fences’ (29:30), how he prepared for his role as Johnnie Cochran in ‘American Crime Story’ (57:45), his role in ‘Isle of Dogs’ (1:16:00), and why he won’t be collaborating with wife Angela Bassett anytime soon (1:20:10).

Duration:01:24:12

Eating Well and Making Hit TV Shows With 'Everybody Loves Raymond' Creator Phil Rosenthal | Larry Wilmore (Ep. 33)

3/15/2018
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Larry Wilmore chats with his daughter, Lauren Wilmore, about Pi Day, the shrug emoji, and intricacies of language (1:00). Later, he sits down over lunch with renowned TV producer Phil Rosenthal to discuss his love of food and travel; his new Netflix show, ‘Somebody Feed Phil’; and how he created the hit television sitcom ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ (19:00).

Duration:01:16:42

Forest Whitaker Displays His Range as an Actor and Philanthropist | Larry Wilmore (Ep. 32)

3/8/2018
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Larry WIlmore and Tommy Alter weigh in on current events (1:00) before Larry sits down with academy award winning actor Forest Whitaker about the challenges of taking on complicated roles like Idi Amin, Desmond Tutu and Zuri in black panther (20:00).

Duration:01:11:27

Katie Couric and the Difficulties of Dialogue in These Times | Larry Wilmore (Ep. 31)

2/22/2018
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Larry Wilmore touches on the Parkland high school shooting, our culture of gun violence, and Laura Ingraham’s comments about LeBron James (1:00). Later, he sits down with Katie Couric to discuss the qualities necessary for journalism, what technology is doing to teens, and why it’s hard to have a dialogue in a divisive political environment (16:00).

Duration:01:15:45

Tessa Thompson Is What the Future of Sci-Fi Looks Like | Larry Wilmore (Ep. 30)

2/15/2018
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Emmy Award–winning writer Travon Free joins to discuss 'Black Panther,' the Obama portraits, and the sexual harassment allegations against gold medalist Shaun White (0:30). Later, Larry Wilmore speaks with rising sci-fi star Tessa Thompson about her breakout roles in ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ ‘Westworld,’ and ‘Annihilation.’ They also discuss the time she hung out with Paul McCartney and her involvement in the Time's Up movement (22:49).

Duration:01:19:19

‘Moneyball’ author Michael Lewis on How to Get Invited to Steve Bannon’s House and More | Larry Wilmore (Ep. 29)

2/8/2018
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Larry Wilmore sits down for a live interview with ‘Moneyball’ and ‘The Big Short’ author Michael Lewis to talk about his inspiration for 'Moneyball,' eating chicken salad sandwiches with Steve Bannon, and his thoughts on the current state of the country.

Duration:01:03:02

David Frum’s Theory of ‘Trumpocracy’ | Larry Wilmore (Ep. 28)

2/2/2018
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From ‘Live Talks Los Angeles,’ Larry Wilmore sits down with neoconservative David Frum to discuss President Trump and the current political climate in America. They discuss the psychology behind President Trump’s behavior, his ideology, and his corruption of our most valued institutions.

Duration:01:19:12