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67 minutes | 7 days ago
Anna Quindlen and Susan Faludi with Jennifer Finney Boylan on Feminism and Invention
In this episode of 92Y Talks, Pulitzer Prize winners Susan Faludi and Anna Quindlen discuss feminism, identity, and the creative spirit with Jennifer Finney Boylan. The conversation was recorded on March 30, 2017 in front of a live audience at New York’s 92nd Street Y.
44 minutes | 14 days ago
Recalibrate Reality: The Future of New York with Governor Andrew Cuomo and Scott Rechler
In this special edition of 92Y Talks, we are launching a new series with the Regional Plan Association called Recalibrate Reality: The Future of New York, hosted by Scott Rechler, chair of RPA and RXR Realty. The series will feature conversations with top leaders in government, business, transportation, hospitality, arts, and other key sectors, with the goal of answering the question: How do We Recalibrate Reality to Create a Better and Brighter Future for New York. The first episode features Scott in conversation with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Listen here and subscribe to the Recalibrate Reality podcast for future episodes at RecalibrateReality.com.
60 minutes | 21 days ago
Ramin Bahrani, writer-director of The White Tiger, with Annette Insdorf
In this episode of 92Y Talks, Annette Insdorf interviews filmmaker Ramin Bahrani about his film The White Tiger. Netflix, which is currently streaming the film, describes it as an “epic journey of a poor Indian driver,” played by Adarsh Gourav, “who uses his wit and cunning to break free from servitude to his rich masters,” played by Rajkummar Rao and Priyanka Chopra Jonas, “and rise to the top of the heap.” The conversation was streamed live as part of the 92nd Street Y’s online talks series on February 8, 2021.
67 minutes | a month ago
Notes from the Field: Anna Deavere Smith with Valerie Jarrett and Van Jones
In this episode of 92Y Talks, legendary writer and performer Anna Deavere Smith, former senior advisor to President Obama Valerie Jarrett, and CNN’s Van Jones discuss the HBO film Notes from the Field. The film was adapted from Smith’s acclaimed one-woman show, in which she portrays a multitude of real-life characters with her signature precision. The conversation was recorded on February 19, 2018 in front of a live audience at New York’s 92nd Street Y.
67 minutes | a month ago
Melissa Joan Hart with Glamour’s Jessica Radloff
In this episode of 92Y Talks, actor, director and producer Melissa Joan Hart talks with Glamour’s Jessica Radloff about her trio of family Christmas films on Lifetime and her experiences directing Mario Lopez in the family film Feliz NaviDAD, starring alongside Jason Priestley in the holiday romance Dear Christmas, and producing the Vanessa Lachey-led Once Upon a Main Street through her production company, Hartbreak Films. The conversation was streamed live as part of the 92nd Street Y’s online talks series on December 7, 2020.
8 minutes | a month ago
Read By: T.C. Boyle
T.C. Boyle on his selection: I chose to read Donald Barthelme's short story, "The School," a long-standing favorite. Barthelme is one of my heroes, and one of the formative writers when I was first beginning to write. I love his sense of humor and the oddity of the situations he comes up with. Sixty Stories, by Donald Barthelme. Music: "Shift of Currents" by Blue Dot Sessions // CC BY-NC 2.0
56 minutes | a month ago
Geraldine Ferraro: The Future of Women in Politics
47 minutes | 2 months ago
Marvel’s 616 with Alison Brie, Andrew Rossi, Sarah Amos, Jason Sterman and Marvel.com’s Angélique Roché
In this episode of 92Y Talks, actor/director Alison Brie and filmmakers Andrew Rossi, Sarah Amos, and Jason Sterman with Marvel.com's Angélique Roché discuss the ever-expanding Marvel Universe and their new documentary series Marvel's 616. Exploring the uniquely rich and innovative legacy of storytelling that has blossomed out of Marvel Comics, Marvel's 616 charts new terrain in the Marvel Universe –– revealing untold stories of the origins of Marvel's most beloved characters, profiling the artists and filmmakers who reinvent them generation after generation, and shining a light on the fans who push the boundaries of pop culture forward. The conversation was streamed live as part of the 92nd Street Y's online talks series on December 2, 2020.
56 minutes | 3 months ago
All In: The Fight for Democracy with the film’s directors, Liz Garbus and Lisa Cortés
In this episode of 92Y Talks, Liz Garbus and Lisa Cortés, the directors of All In: The Fight for Democracy, discuss their documentary film with Annette Insdorf. The film is a powerful exploration of the struggle for voting rights in the United States, featuring Stacey Abrams, the former Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, and is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video. The conversation was streamed live as part of the 92nd Street Y’s online talks series on September 21, 2020.
45 minutes | 3 months ago
Rabbi Peter Rubinstein in Conversation with New York State Attorney General Letitia James
In this episode of 92Y Talks, New York State Attorney General Letitia James and Rabbi Peter Rubinstein, Director of Jewish Community and Bronfman Center for Jewish Life at the 92nd Street Y, discuss the challenges confronting New York City and State and reasons to be hopeful about the future, with an introduction from the 92nd Street Y's Chief Executive Officer Seth Pinsky. The conversation was streamed live as part of the 92nd Street Y’s online talks series on September 23, 2020.
71 minutes | 4 months ago
Netflix's The Queen's Gambit
In this episode of 92Y Talks, Anya Taylor-Joy, Marielle Heller, Moses Ingram, and Scott Frank discuss their new Netflix limited series The Queen’s Gambit with Jodie Foster. Based on the Walter Trevis novel about a Cold War-era chess prodigy, it’s a coming-of-age story like no other—a complex portrait that follows a young girl from a Kentucky orphanage into the upper echelons of competitive chess as she discovers her preternatural talent for the game—along with the demons that haunt her pursuit of a new life. The conversation was streamed live as part of the 92nd Street Y’s online talks series on November 1, 2020.
53 minutes | 4 months ago
Netflix’s Get Organized with The Home Edit: Clea Shearer & Joanna Teplin in Conversation with Retta
In this episode of 92Y Talks, Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin discuss their new Netflix series Get Organized with The Home Edit with actress and comedian Retta. Shearer and Teplin share their secrets for conquering your clutter with their unique brand of interior styling, practicality and humor. The conversation was streamed live as part of the 92nd Street Y’s online talks series on September 22, 2020.
59 minutes | 5 months ago
With the creative team behind Disney+’s Howard
Disney+’s Howard: Don Hahn, Alan Menken, Paige O’Hara, Jodi Benson, Bill Lauch, and Sarah Gillespie in Conversation with Vanity Fair’s Joanna Robinson In this episode of 92Y Talks, director Don Hahn, Alan Menken, Paige O’Hara, Jodi Benson, Bill Lauch, and Sarah Gillespie talk with Vanity Fair’s Joanna Robinson about the life and creative force of Howard Ashman, the brilliant lyricist who helped make some of the most beloved family musicals of all time. Ashman was already a Disney legend when his life was tragically cut short by AIDS, and Don Hahn’s documentary, Howard, brings him into focus. The conversation was streamed live as part of the 92nd Street Y’s online talks series on August 19, 2020.
94 minutes | 5 months ago
Defending Jacob with cast Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery, Jaeden Martell and producers Mark Bomback and Morten Tyldum in Conversation with Devan Coggan
Most parents would readily agree that they’d do anything to protect their child—but what happens when that child is accused of the unthinkable? Chris Evans and Michelle Dockery star in Apple’s limited series Defending Jacob, about the seemingly idyllic Barber family and the upheaval they experience when their son Jacob (Jaeden Martell) is charged with murder. Based on William Landay’s 2012 bestselling novel, Defending Jacob is a compelling character-driven thriller exploring guilt, deception, and how far a family will go to protect one of its own. Join Evans, Dockery and Martell, and the show's executive producers Mark Bomback and Morten Tyldum as they talk with Entertainment Weekly’s Devan Coggan about bringing their twisty thriller to the screen, from first accusations to that final, gut-wrenching ending. All eight episodes of Defending Jacob are now available to stream exclusively on Apple TV+.
106 minutes | 6 months ago
Netflix’s The Innocence Files
Netflix’s The Innocence Files with Alex Gibney, Roger Ross Williams, Liz Garbus, Cynthia Littleton, Peter Neufeld, Vincent Southerland and Derrick Hamilton How do innocent people end up in prison? The Innocence Project has been exploring this problem—and combating it—for decades. And now a new Netflix documentary series, The Innocence Files, is pulling back the veil on their work. Join us for an eye-opening, two-part look inside America’s deeply flawed criminal justice system. The first conversation—with The Innocence Files’ award-winning directors Liz Garbus, Alex Gibney, and Roger Ross Williams—introduces us to The Innocence Project’s longstanding fight against wrongful conviction and the systemic racism that continues to plague the American criminal justice system. The second conversation—with Innocence Project co-founder Peter Neufeld, Executive Director of NYU’s Center on Race, Inequality and the Law, Vincent Southerland, and Brooklyn Exoneree and Criminal Justice Reform Advocate Derrick Hamilton—gives us a deeper look into the organization’s history and the results of its tireless, ongoing work. Don’t miss these two extraordinary discussions.
58 minutes | 6 months ago
Queer Eye 5: Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, and Jonathan Van Ness in Conversation with Gerrad Hall
Entertainment Weekly’s Gerrad Hall discusses the Netflix series Queer Eye with Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, and Jonathan Van Ness, and look back on some of the show’s most poignant –– and hilarious! –– moments. After five seasons, countless French tucks, seven Emmys, and lots of tears, their message of acceptance and equality is as relevant as ever. The conversation was streamed live as part of the 92nd Street Y’s online talks series on July 6, 2020.
57 minutes | 9 months ago
Aidy Bryant and John Early: Hulu’s Shrill Season 2
The second season of Shrill, Hulu’s powerful, acclaimed comedy, drops January 24—and who better to sneak a peek at an episode and mull over the backstory than with its star, exec producer, and co-writer Aidy Bryant? Join the SNL cast member for an in-depth conversation about her return to the show as Annie, the millennial on a body-positivity journey of self-acceptance. We’ll dig in to the issues, hear behind-the-scenes stories, and discuss highlights from Bryant’s brilliant career.
63 minutes | 9 months ago
John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch: Co-Creators in Conversation with Seth Meyers
Join Emmy Award-winning comedian John Mulaney, along with co-writers Marika Sawyer and Eli Bolin, Director Rhys Thomas, and actress Shereen Pimentel as they discuss Mulaney's new Netflix special, John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch—a variety show packed to the gills with song, dance, existential hilarity, special celebrity guests, and a bunch of kids ages 8–13 who John thinks are more talented than he is. Created in tribute to the classic 80s variety shows for children that he grew up on, Mulaney and his co-conspirators will try to describe this wonderfully indescribable thing in a discussion moderated by Seth Meyers.
43 minutes | 10 months ago
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Zach Woods and director Jim Rash talk about her film, Downhill
Julia Louis-Dreyfus returns to 92Y with Zach Woods and director Jim Rash for clips and conversation about her film, Downhill, in which she stars opposite Will Ferrell. Join the multiple award-winning actress and the Oscar-winning director to hear behind-the-scenes stories and about the movie—a biting comedy of a married couple thrown into disarray as they are forced to reevaluate their lives after barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps.
45 minutes | 10 months ago
The Photograph: Issa Rae and Stella Meghie interviewed by Roxane Gay
Issa Rae, Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated creator and star of Insecure, and writer and director Stella Meghie, join author Roxane Gay for a discussion of their new film, The Photograph—a powerful multigenerational story of love, family history, and art. Already generating buzz for the project from critics and audiences alike, Rae and Meghie discuss the making of the film and Rae’s effortless chemistry with co-star Lakeith Stanfield—along with stories from behind the scenes, why we need more romantic movies in 2020, and much more.
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