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92NY Talks

The 92nd Street Y, New York has harnessed the power of arts and ideas to enrich, enlighten and change lives, and the power of community to repair the world for 150 years. This podcast features many of the fascinating people and conversations from our stage.

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Rebel Wilson in Conversation with Rennae Stubbs: Rebel Rising — A Memoir
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join actress, comedian, writer, singer, and producer Rebel Wilson, known for her roles in Pitch Perfect, Bridesmaids, and Isn’t It Romantic, for a discussion on her new memoir, Rebel Rising, with  fellow Aussie, tennis legend Rennae Stubbs. The book chronicles her life and career, her unconventional journey to Hollywood, and the emotional and physical lessons she learned. The conversation was recorded on April 3, 2024 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
61:10 4/19/24
Healing Our Divided Nation: Jamie Raskin, Steve Israel and David Jolly with Richard Salomon
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join Congressman Jamie Raskin, former Congressmen Steve Israel and David Jolly, and moderator Richard Salomon for a discussion on how to overcome existential threats to our democracy. Hear this distinguished bipartisan group of lawmakers on the threats we face, the solutions we can achieve collectively, and how we can find common ground to heal a divided nation. The conversation was recorded on March 25, 2024 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
57:57 4/15/24
Carol Burnett in Conversation with Joy Behar
In this episode of 92NY Talks, we go back into our archives for a newly released recording from 1999 featuring comedians Carol Burnett and Joy Behar in our long-running Funny People series. They discuss Burnett's career, life in show business, and much more. The conversation was recorded on December 19, 1999 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
77:42 3/29/24
Stephen Sondheim’s 1971 Lyrics & Lyricists Talk
In this episode of 92NY Talks, we commemorate The 92nd Street Y's 150th anniversary with a special archival recording from the inaugural season of our long-running Lyrics & Lyricists series in 1971 featuring the now legendary Stephen Sondheim who also shares our March 22nd birthday. This was Sondheim's first public talk and it's an illuminating one, telling stories and sharing his thoughts on lyrics and the craft of theatrical songwriting.   The program was recorded on May 2, 1971 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
134:38 3/22/24
Baked by Melissa’s Melissa Ben-Ishay in Conversation with Antoni Porowski
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join Baked by Melissa co-founder and CEO Melissa Ben-Ishay and Queer Eye food expert Antoni Porowski as they discuss Melissa's bestselling cookbook, Come Hungry: Salads, Meals, and Sweets for People Who Live to Eat, and how savory recipes took her from cupcake entrepreneur to a social media sensation. The conversation was recorded on January 25, 2024 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
42:18 3/15/24
Mitch Albom in Conversation with Malcolm Gladwell: The Little Liar
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join Mitch Albom, beloved bestselling author of Tuesdays with Morrie, for a discussion on his new novel, The Little Liar, with Malcolm Gladwell. As an American Jewish writer, Albom’s first novel of the Holocaust is also intensely personal. Hear him and Gladwell talk about the story behind the story, mixing historical fact with fiction, why Holocaust stories remain crucial today, and more. The conversation was recorded on February 4, 2024 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
64:39 3/8/24
All About Impeachment: Kermit Roosevelt and Michael J. Gerhardt
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join Kermit Roosevelt, law professor at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and author of The Nation That Never Was: Reconstructing America's Story, and Michael J. Gerhardt, author of The Law of Presidential Impeachment, for a discussion on the historical roots and constitutional mechanisms of impeachment, gaining insights from Gerhardt’s lifetime of research and experience in high profile trials. Gerhardt will guide us through a nonpartisan overview that goes beyond specific cases, offering nuanced perspectives on under-explored issues.   The conversation was streamed live as part of The 92nd Street Y, New York online talks series on January 31, 2024.
57:55 3/1/24
Remembering the Beatles on Ed Sullivan: Steven Van Zandt and Rubén Blades in Conversation with Budd Mishkin
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join musicians Steven Van Zandt and Rubén Blades as they discuss the legendary first appearance of The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964 with journalist and moderator Budd Mishkin. An estimated 73 million people tuned in and the next morning, America woke up to a different country.   The conversation was recorded on February 7, 2024 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
58:57 2/23/24
Peter Capaldi and Elaine Collins in Conversation with SiriusXM’s Jessica Shaw: Apple TV+’s Criminal Record
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join husband and wife team Peter Capaldi (Academy Award winner and star of Doctor Who) and producer Elaine Collins for a conversation with SiriusXM’s Jessica Shaw about their new detective series, Apple TV+’s Criminal Record. A gripping new London crime drama, Criminal Record follows two brilliant detectives (Capaldi and Cush Jumbo) as an anonymous phone call draws them into a confrontation over an old murder case — one a young woman in the early stages of her career, the other a well-connected man determined to protect his legacy. Hear Capaldi and Collins discuss the making of the series — collaborating as a couple, the changing politics of the British crime drama, stories from the set, and more. The conversation was recorded on January 9, 2024 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
53:19 2/16/24
Martin Scorsese with Annette Insdorf: Reel Pieces
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese and Reel Pieces moderator Annette Insdorf for a discussion of his latest acclaimed movie, Killers of the Flower Moon, and much more. The conversation was recorded on January 23, 2024 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
56:34 2/9/24
Neil deGrasse Tyson in Conversation with 60 Minutes’ Journalist Lesley Stahl
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join bestselling author and Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Natural History Neil deGrasse Tyson for a discussion about life on Earth and in the cosmos with 60 Minutes’ Lesley Stahl. How can astrophysics help us understand ourselves and put our lives into perspective? Find out as deGrasse Tyson and Stahl delve into the biggest mysteries — on our own planet, and elsewhere.   The conversation was recorded on January 16, 2024 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
69:02 2/2/24
Liz Cheney with Jonathan Karl - Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning
Join us for a conversation with Liz Cheney, former member of US Congress and chair the House Republican Conference, for a conversation with Jonathan Karl about the future of democracy and the Republican party — and her new book, Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning. To protect our nation and preserve our freedom, the framers required the President and all members of Congress to swear a solemn oath to the Constitution. In the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, Donald Trump and many around him, including other Republican officials, intentionally breached that oath: they ignored the rulings of dozens of courts, plotted to overturn a lawful election, and provoked a violent attack on our Capitol. Oath and Honor is a memoir of these dramatic, history-changing events, and an inspirational call to action. It is a warning — at a moment when the threat has not passed — about the fragility of our constitutional republic and what is required to defend and sustain it. Cheney’s book explains exactly what is at stake in 2024, and why no president who did what Donald Trump did can ever be given a second term. Hear her discuss her remarkable career, our perilous moment in history, untold stories from the halls of Congress, and more.
52:22 1/26/24
Tina Nguyen in Conversation with CNN’s John Avlon: The MAGA Diaries
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join journalist Tina Nguyen, national correspondent for Puck and former White House correspondent for Politico, for a conversation with CNN’s John Avlon about the alarming early days of the alt-right — and her new book, The MAGA Diaries: My Surreal Adventures Inside the Right-Wing (And How I Got Out). Hear her discuss what she saw in this explosive account of the MAGA movement and its increasingly dangerous implications for our country. The conversation was streamed live as part of The 92nd Street Y, New York online talks series on January 16, 2024.
57:08 1/19/24
Sharon Stone and Jerry Saltz Talk About Art
In this episode of 92NY Talks, Sharon Stone discusses her journey from Oscar-nominated actress to finding her voice as an artist with Pulitzer-winning art critic Jerry Saltz. Experimentation with painting that began in the early days of the pandemic has blossomed into Stone’s first full exhibition, Welcome to My Garden, at the C. Parker Gallery in Greenwich, CT. The conversation was recorded on December 14, 2023 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
90:04 1/12/24
Dr. Nicole LePera (The Holistic Psychologist) in Conversation with Pilar Guzmán: How to Be the Love You Seek
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join the bestselling author of How to Do the Work, Dr. Nicole LePera, with Oprah Daily’s Editorial Director, Pilar Guzmán as they talk about healing your relationships — including the one you  with yourself — and LePera’s new book, How to Be the Love You Seek.   The conversation was recorded on November 28, 2023 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
53:38 1/5/24
Giuseppe’s Easy Bakes: Giuseppe Dell’Anno in Conversation with Domenica Marchetti
In this episode of 92NY Talks, Great British Bake Off champion Giuseppe Dell’Anno sits down with journalist and cookbook author Domenica Marchetti to talk about his new book, Giuseppe’s Easy Bakes, bringing stories about growing up in Italy cooking alongside his chef-father, his experience on the wildly popular baking show, and the little effort/big reward creations in his book.   The conversation was recorded on December 3, 2023 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
59:47 12/29/23
The Hill at 92NY: One Year Out: Election 2024 Preview
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join us for the first event in a new collaboration between The Hill and 92NY: an evening of politics, pundits and predictions about what to expect on the campaign trail to November 5, 2024 and the many pit-stops and landmarks along the way. Bob Cusack, editor in chief of The Hill, sits down with Kevin Madden, a senior strategist and spokesman on three presidential campaigns including Mitt Romney's, and Symone Sanders, seasoned Democratic strategist who has worked for Senator Bernie Sanders and the Biden-Harris administration.   The conversation was streamed live as part of The 92nd Street Y, New York online talks series on December 19, 2023.
59:48 12/22/23
Dina Porat: When Does Anti-Zionism Become Antisemitism?
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join Dina Porat, professor of Jewish History at Tel Aviv University and chief historian of Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Memorial Center, as she gives a timely lecture addressing the urgent question of the roots and history of the term “anti-Zionism” and its relationship to antisemitism. The program was streamed live as part of the The 92nd Street Y, New York online talks series on December 10, 2023.
65:50 12/15/23
Iconic America: David Rubenstein and Ken Burns in Conversation
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join philanthropist and author David Rubenstein with Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns as they discuss how history and storytelling teach us who we are — and Rubenstein’s new PBS documentary series, Iconic America: Our Symbols and Stories with David Rubenstein.   The conversation was recorded on November 20, 2023 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
49:36 12/8/23
Mark Harmon and Leon Carroll, Jr. in Conversation with CBS News’ Nancy Chen: Ghosts of Honolulu
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join acclaimed star of NCIS Mark Harmon with real-life former NCIS Special Agent — and the show’s technical advisor — Leon Carroll, Jr. for a conversation about a fascinating true story of patriotism and undercover intrigue in the leadup to WWII — from their new non-fiction book, Ghosts of Honolulu: A Japanese Spy, A Japanese American Spy Hunter, and the Untold Story of Pearl Harbor. The conversation, moderated by CBS News’ Nancy Chen, was recorded on November 15, 2023 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
58:40 12/1/23
Showtime’s Billions with Brian Koppelman, David Levien and Beth Schacter in Conversation with Variety’s Cynthia Littleton
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join co-creators and executive producers Brian Koppelman and David Levien along with executive producer Beth Schacter of the Showtime hit drama Billions for a conversation with co-Editor-in-Chief of Variety, Cynthia Littleton. Season after season, Billions has explored greed, money, and power like few shows on television before it — and in its final act, the stakes of this tightly-wound world of competing loyalties, betrayal, and wealth have never been higher.   The conversation was recorded on October 23, 2023 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
51:47 11/24/23
Kristallnacht: Unbroken — An Evening with Elisha Wiesel
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join Elisha Wiesel for a reading and conversation about his father Elie Wiesel’s writings, commemorating the 85th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass. Drawing from Elie Wiesel’s published work and the extraordinary archive of 180 lectures he gave at 92NY between 1967 and 2014, Elisha Wiesel offers candid and timely reflections on his father’s writings about the long shadow of Kristallnacht, the creation of the state of Israel, his unwavering belief in the resilience of the Jewish spirit. He is introduced by Rabbi David Ingber, Senior Director for Jewish Life and the Bronfman Center at 92NY. The program was recorded on November 8, 2023 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
67:00 11/17/23
You’re That Bitch & Other Cute Lessons About Being Unapologetically Yourself: Bretman Rock in Conversation with Anaa Saber
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join Gen Z trailblazer and social media star Bretman Rock on the glory of finding your authentic self, no matter what it takes — and his new memoir, You’re That Bitch: & Other Cute Lessons About Being Unapologetically Yourself. Rock sits down with Anaa Saber to discuss how he’s helping to expand our notions of queer identity, stories that didn’t make it into the memoir, and much more. The conversation was recorded on June 21, 2023 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
58:58 11/10/23
Big Bets: Rajiv Shah, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, in Conversation with Fareed Zakaria
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join Rajiv Shah, President of the Rockefeller Foundation and former administrator of President Barack Obama’s United States Agency for International Development, as he discusses his new book, Big Bets: How Large-Scale Change Really Happens, with Fareed Zakaria. Shah shares why he believes it’s realistic to be optimistic that today’s biggest challenges - from climate change to food insecurity to racial injustice to the rise of AI - are solvable. The conversation was recorded on October 12, 2023 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
57:28 11/3/23
Amy Schneider in Conversation with Harvey Fierstein: In the Form of a Question
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join Amy Schneider, the most successful woman to ever compete on Jeopardy!, as she sits down with Harvey Fierstein to share her singular journey that led to becoming an unlikely icon and hero to millions. Her impressive forty-game winning streak was accompanied by an even greater prize — the joy of being herself on national television and blazing a trail for openly queer and transgender people around the world. The conversation was recorded on October 4, 2023 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
51:20 10/27/23
Reneé Rapp in Conversation with Drew Barrymore: Snow Angel
In this episode of 92NY Talks, acclaimed singer-songwriter and actress Reneé Rapp sits down with Drew Barrymore to discuss her debut LP, Snow Angel. Hear Rapp on the making of the record, the personal experiences behind new songs like “Snow Angel” and fan-favorites like “In the Kitchen,” stories from the studio, and much more.   The conversation was recorded on August 21, 2023 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
57:22 10/20/23
Walter Isaacson in Conversation with Michael Lewis: Elon Musk
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join Walter Isaacson - the bestselling author of biographies of Leonardo da Vinci, Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin, and Albert Einstein - as he sits down with bestselling author Michael Lewis to discuss Issacson’s latest, Elon Musk. It's an astonishingly intimate story of the most fascinating and controversial innovator of our era, a rule-breaking visionary who helped to lead the world into the era of electric vehicles, private space exploration, and artificial intelligence. Oh, and he took over Twitter.   The conversation was recorded on September 13, 2023 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
53:09 10/13/23
Anderson Cooper in Conversation with Andy Cohen: Astor: The Rise and Fall of an American Fortune
In this episode of 92NY Talks, Anderson Cooper sits down with with his good friend Andy Cohen to discuss his new book, Astor: The Rise and Fall of an American Fortune - the story of an American dynasty whose trajectory follows a uniquely American arc of acquisition and loss, of glory and shame. After the success of Cooper's bestseller about his mother's family, Vanderbilt, he contemplated how nearly all the Astor real estate, money, and power were gone, along with the New York society they dominated. The conversation was recorded on September 20, 2023 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York. 
56:50 10/13/23
Adam Mansbach in Conversation with Aasif Mandvi: The Golem of Brooklyn
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join New York Times #1 bestselling author Adam Mansbach, known for Go the F*** to Sleep and A Field Guide to the Jewish People, for a discussion on his new book, The Golem of Brooklyn, a ferociously funny reimagining of the golem of Jewish folklore. He sits down with with comedian/actor Aasif Mandvi to explain how the book came about and how the merging of humor with wisdom, political insight and history can lead to the most powerful storytelling. The conversation was streamed live as part of The 92nd Street Y, New York online talks series on September 28, 2023.
55:32 9/29/23
Jake Tapper in Conversation with Maggie Haberman: All the Demons are Here
In this episode of 92NY Talks, Jake Tapper, Chief Washington correspondent for CNN and bestselling novelist, sits down with Maggie Haberman of the New York Times to discuss his new thriller, All The Demons Are Here, which takes us back to the 1970s with two unforgettable characters encountering many of the real-life figures and events that define what he calls one of the wildest and most dangerous decades in American history. The conversation was recorded on July 10, 2023 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
59:21 9/22/23

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