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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

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

Stories From ‘Get Out,’ ‘The West Wing,’ and ‘The Post’ With Bradley Whitford (Ep. 27)

1/18/2018
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Larry Wilmore chats with veteran actor Bradley Whitford about working with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin on 'The West Wing' (3:00), why it’s hard to be an actor and an activist, rehearsing in secret with Meryl Streep on 'The Post' (31:00), and playing the secretly evil dad in Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' (48:00).

Duration:01:13:40

Jeffrey Toobin and the Breakneck Speed of Breaking News (Ep. 26)

1/11/2018
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Larry Wilmore chats with CNN Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin about The Trump Presidency, the impact of his twitter account, keeping up with the pace of the news and what CNN’s role in today’s political climate is.

Duration:01:00:04

The Best of Larry Wilmore, With Neil deGrasse Tyson, Issa Rae, and Malcolm Gladwell (Ep. 25)

12/28/2017
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Larry Wilmore shares his favorite moments from 'Black on the Air' in 2017, including Neil deGrasse Tyson on spirituality (9:00), Issa Rae on “the ho phase” (24:00), and Malcolm Gladwell (35:00) defending his stances on satire and golf (0:00).

Duration:00:48:15

Ezra Klein and the Need for Explanatory Journalism (Ep. 24)

12/21/2017
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Larry Wilmore weighs in on the Republican tax bill, Omarosa Manigault’s White House departure, and the disagreement between Ta-Nehisi Coates and Cornel West (1:00) before Bill Simmons drops in to argue about the Lakers with Larry (14:00). Later, Larry chats with Vox cofounder and editor-at-large Ezra Klein about journalistic standards and *how politics have differed* in the Bush, Obama, and Trump eras (25:00).

Duration:01:16:50

Dan Rather Keeps It 100 (Ep. 23)

12/7/2017
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Larry Wilmore discusses Time magazine’s decision to name “the Silence Breakers” as Person of the Year, as well as the concept of “weaponized outrage” (2:00), before sitting down for a live event with Dan Rather. He and Rather discuss the current state of our country, patriotism, and how our country has recovered from similarly divisive times in the past. They also take questions from the audience (12:00).

Duration:01:22:54

Judd Apatow's Unwavering Love of Comedy (Ep. 22)

11/30/2017
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Larry Wilmore sits down with renowned TV and film producer, writer, and comedian Judd Apatow to discuss each other's heroes and experiences in the world of comedy.

Duration:01:04:58

Daveed Diggs on How to Get by Till You Win a Tony Award (Ep. 21)

11/22/2017
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Larry Wilmore weighs in on Thanksgiving, Trump’s feud with LaVar Ball, and the rash of sexual assault and harassment allegations throughout Hollywood and politics (1:00). Later he sits down with Tony Award–winning rapper, actor, and singer Daveed Diggs to discuss how he went from working with underprivileged youth in the San Francisco Bay Area to starring on Broadway in 'Hamilton' (20:00).

Duration:01:15:57

Old Showbiz Stories with Carl Reiner (Ep. 20)

11/9/2017
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Larry Wilmore weighs in on current events and the Texas church shooting (1:00). Later, Larry sits down with acclaimed comedian, producer, and director Carl Reiner to discuss his early time in showbiz, his new book ‘Too Busy To Die’, and his thoughts on President Trump (15:00).

Duration:01:05:54

Taking a Stand Against Sexual Harassment With Gretchen Carlson (Ep. 19)

10/26/2017
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Larry Wilmore weighs in on current events (1:00) before sitting down with former Fox News television anchor Gretchen Carlson to discuss sexual harassment, the culture that enables it, and effective strategies to combat it (12:00).

Duration:01:02:22

Ta-Nehisi Coates and Understanding Racial Disparity (Ep. 18)

10/19/2017
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Larry Wilmore chats with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates about his breakout success, peoples' disconnect in understanding racial disparity, the current state of race relations in the post-Obama era, and the continued case for reparations.

Duration:01:07:44

The Mailbag Episode (Ep. 17)

10/13/2017
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Larry Wilmore opens the mailbag and responds to listener questions, weighing in on topics including Jemele Hill’s recent suspension by ESPN, athlete protests and the legacy of Muhammad Ali, the Harvey Weinstein situation, and President Trump’s recent actions.

Duration:00:36:57

Michael Bennett on the Importance of Activism and Being a Historian (Ep. 16)

10/7/2017
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Larry Wilmore and NFL star Michael Bennett of the Seattle Seahawks discuss the increasing amount of protests and social activism among athletes, the importance of knowing your history, and what the defensive end would say to President Trump if he met him.

Duration:00:48:55

The Fight for Reproductive Rights With Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards (Ep. 15)

9/25/2017
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Larry Wilmore sits down with Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, in front of a live audience at the Texas Tribune Festival to discuss health care, women’s reproductive rights, and how Planned Parenthood is dealing with the Trump administration.

Duration:00:57:06

Live From the Now Hear This Festival With Robin Thede of ‘The Rundown’ (Ep. 14)

9/11/2017
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Larry Wilmore riffs on Trump, disaster porn, fake news, and how to decipher what’s actually true (0:01) before he’s joined by Robin Thede, host of ‘The Rundown’ in a 'Nightly Show' reunion (13:00). They discuss Robin’s early experiences with racism, the emergence of black women in comedy (30:00), their favorite moments from 'The Nightly Show,' and Robin’s tweets (41:00). Later, Larry and Robin take questions from the audience (65:00).

Duration:01:29:02

Pod Save America’s Jon Lovett and Jon Favreau Reflect on Crafting Political Messages With President Obama (Ep. 13)

9/7/2017
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Larry Wilmore weighs in on immigration, DACA, and pursuing the American Dream (0:01) before sitting down with with Crooked Media founders and 'Pod Save America' hosts Jon Favreau and Jon Lovett to discuss their time as speechwriters for President Obama as well as the 2016 election and DACA (9:15).

Duration:01:11:22

The Fight for Equality With Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian of ‘The Young Turks’ (Ep. 12)

8/31/2017
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Larry Wilmore touches on the recent flooding in Houston and the problem with using language like "an act of God" in regard to extreme weather (0:30). Later, Larry sits down with Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian of ‘The Young Turks’ to discuss wealth inequality and the government’s role in creating opportunity (10:00), political messaging, as well as Trump and the current political landscape (41:00).

Duration:01:15:36

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Charlottesville, Racism, and Athlete Activism (Ep. 11)

8/16/2017
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Larry Wilmore weighs in on the horrible situation in Charlottesville (1:30), the president’s refusal to condemn racism (6:25), and the problematic history behind Confederate symbols (11:15). Then, Larry sits down with NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to discuss how we can learn from the past to combat racism (18:30), the backlash against black athletes’ activism (24:40), coach John Wooden’s advocacy for civil rights (37:00), and the current NBA’s style of play (41:00).

Duration:00:56:29

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