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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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The Ringer

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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

Gender and Privilege With ‘Transparent’ Creator Jill Soloway | Larry Wilmore (Ep. 53)

10/11/2018
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Larry Wilmore sits down with Jill Soloway, creator of ‘Transparent’ and 'I Love Dick,’ to discuss gender, privilege, and Jill’s nonbinary gender identity.

Duration:01:12:20

Nancy Pelosi Says “Trump Is Trying to Break the #MeToo Movement” | Larry Wilmore (Ep. 52)

10/1/2018
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Larry Wilmore is joined for a live show at the Texas Tribune Festival by former speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi to discuss everything from the Kavanaugh hearings, to President Trump’s undermining of the middle class, to the importance of the upcoming midterm elections.

Duration:01:06:18

Cosby, Kavanaugh and Black Republicans, Oh My | Larry Wilmore (Ep. 51)

9/27/2018
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Larry Wilmore answers listener questions about Bill Cosby’s sentencing, the Kavanaugh fiasco and the deal with black Republicans, how the new-look Lakers will fare this season, and more.

Duration:00:45:08

Eric Holder on the Chaos Inside the White House and the Importance of November | Larry Wilmore (Ep. 50)

9/13/2018
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Larry Wilmore discusses who may win the next presidential race (1:00) before sitting down with former U.S. attorney general Eric Holder to discuss the chaotic inner workings of the White House and President Donald Trump's administration as well as the larger political picture, including gerrymandering (28:00).

Duration:01:24:13

GOP Strategist Rick Wilson on How Republicans Got Here | Larry Wilmore (Ep. 49)

8/23/2018
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Larry Wilmore sits down with Republican strategist Rick Wilson to discuss the current state of the Republican Party, how “everything Trump touches dies,” and what's next for our country.

Duration:00:59:39

Authenticity in Politicians, and What Young Voters Want with Jason Kander | Black On The Air (Ep.48)

8/16/2018
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Larry Wilmore sits down with Kansas City politician Jason Kander to talk the ongoing war in Afghanistan (3:00), authenticity in politicians (22:15), what the word "progressive" means nowadays, and his decision to run for mayor in Kansas City (35:30).

Duration:00:50:22

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

Ibtihaj Muhammad’s Unlikely American Dream | Larry Wilmore (Ep. 46)

7/19/2018
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Larry Wilmore talks about Trump’s meeting with Putin (1:00) before sitting down to chat with Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad about her decision to wear a hijab in competition and the racial and religious prejudices she has faced as a black Muslim American (12:54).

Duration:01:16:08

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 In...

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, Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis, and others (30:00). *This episode was recorded prior to Anthony Kennedy announcing his decision to retire.

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 (1:00) before reading and responding to listener questions that range from politics to hypothetical dinners with Martin Luther King Jr. to advice about making television (30:09).

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