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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 over 140 years. This podcast features many of the fascinating people and conversations from our stage.

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The Big Truth: Upholding Democracy in the Age of “The Big Lie” with Major Garrett and David Becker in Conversation with John Dickerson
In this episode of 92NY Talks, Major Garrett and David Becker discuss their new book, The Big Truth: Upholding Democracy in the Age of “The Big Lie”, that explores the threats to American democracy, the validity of the 2020 election, the new pressures being placed on the voting system and ways in which voting can be improved. The conversation, moderated by CBS chief political analyst John Dickerson, was streamed live as part of the The 92nd Street Y, New York online talks series on September 18, 2022.
55:22 09/23/2022
Do We Need A Constitution for the Metaverse? Philip Rosedale, Dave Waslen and Gayatri Khandhadai in Conversation with Brittan Heller
In this episode of 92NY Talks we ask the question, Do We Need A Constitution for the Metaverse? The Metaverse is a brave, new virtual frontier that will play an increasingly important role in our lives. But what rights will we have as individuals and communities in a world likely to be built by corporations? Even if the Metaverse is years away, critical decisions are being made now about how the future is being built. If we want to make sure we all have a voice, should we start thinking about a Constitution for the Metaverse? Join Philip Rosedale, web pioneer and creator of virtual world Second Life, Dave Waslen, Co-Founder of Metaverse platform Wilder World, and Gayatri Khandhadai, Digital and Human Rights and Policy Expert, in conversation with Brittan Heller, Senior Fellow at The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, for an in-depth discussion on safeguarding global democracy in this emerging digital environment. Introductory remarks by Jamie Metzl, Founder and Chair, OneShared.World. The conversation was streamed live as part of the The 92nd Street Y, New York online talks series on September 15, 2022.
64:48 09/16/2022
Pioneer Women of Television with Angie Dickinson, Linda Evans, Stefanie Powers and Nichelle Nichols
In this episode of 92NY Talks, we go back in our archives to 2011 for a discussion with pioneering women of television Angie Dickinson, Linda Evans, Stefanie Powers and Nichelle Nichols, moderated by Alison Stewart. The women share their compelling behind-the-scenes stories from their illustrious careers that are featured in PBS’s “Pioneers of Television” series. The conversation was recorded on January 16, 2011 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
82:57 09/09/2022
The Pretty Reckless: Taylor Momsen in Conversation with SiriusXM’s Nicole Ryan
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join the lead singer of The Pretty Reckless, Taylor Momsen, for a conversation with SiriusXM's Nicole Ryan. Since forming The Pretty Reckless in New York City in 2010 on the heels of a successful acting career (including roles in Gossip Girl and How the Grinch Stole Christmas), Taylor Momsen has established herself as a distinctive voice in rock — a hard-driving vocalist in the style of Kurt Cobain and Robert Plant. Hear Momsen talk about her path from acting and modeling to rock and roll, her long journey and fierce bond with her band, her new songs, and much more. The conversation was recorded on June 27, 2022 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
63:03 09/02/2022
Jerry Stahl in Conversation with Ben Stiller: Nein, Nein, Nein!
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join bestselling author Jerry Stahl as he talks with actor, writer and director Ben Stiller about his heartfelt, yet savagely irreverent new book NEIN, NEIN, NEIN! - One Man’s Tale of Depression, Psychic Torment and a Bus Tour of the Holocaust. The book captures the true story of Stahl’s two-week guided bus tour to Nazi concentration camps — a trip he took to immerse himself in a despair to match his state of mind. The conversation was recorded on June 12, 2022 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
59:17 08/26/2022
Freeform’s Everything’s Trash with Phoebe Robinson, Jordan Carlos, Nneka Okafor, Toccarra Cash, Moses Storm and Jonathan Groff in Conversation with Ruth Samuel
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join the creator, star, and executive producer of Freeform’s new series Everything’s Trash, Phoebe Robinson — along with her co-stars and showrunner Jonathan Groff — for a discussion about their buzzy new show. Based on Robinson’s bestselling memoir Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay, the series follows a 30-something podcaster through the trials and tribulations of her hilariously messy, very broke Brooklyn life. The conversation was recorded on July 12, 2022 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
44:50 08/19/2022
American Violence and the Trump Insurgency: Malcolm Nance in Conversation with Elie Mystal
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join renowned terrorism expert and journalist Malcolm Nance as he discusses his new book, They Want to Kill Americans: The Militias, Terrorists, and Deranged Ideology of the Trump Insurgency, with The Nation's Elie Mystal. Drawing on evidence-based research and his work as a counterterrorism intelligence expert, Nance paints a stark picture of a shift in our politics during the Trump years — revealing a new hostility toward democratic norms and an appetite for violence and even dictatorship among millions of Americans. The conversation was recorded on July 23, 2022 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
68:01 08/12/2022
Great Performances: Keeping Company with Sondheim with Katrina Lenk, Patti LuPone and Marianne Elliott in Conversation with Why We Theater’s Ruthie Fierberg
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join Tony Award winners Katrina Lenk, Patti LuPone and Marianne Elliott - the stars and director of the Broadway revival of Company, a musical comedy masterpiece about the search for love and connection in New York City written by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth. They sit down with Why We Theater’s Ruthie Fierberg to discuss the documentary Keeping Company with Sondheim, stories of working with the musical theater legend, Company’s enduring resonance, and more. The conversation was recorded on May 23, 2022 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
60:55 08/05/2022
Julio Torres in Conversation with Bowen Yang
In this episode of 92NY Talks, Julio Torres and Bowen Yang discuss their longstanding friendship — from coming up together in a changing New York comedy scene to Saturday Night Live and beyond.  Torres’ new projects include I Want to Be a Vase, a hilariously original creation and a deceptively moving inquiry into the nature of who we are — a children’s book with big, grown-up ideas about identity and the long-awaited second season of his hit series, Los Espookys on HBO Max. The conversation was recorded on June 11, 2022 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
52:14 07/29/2022
Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris with Lesley Manville and TheWrap’s Benjamin Lindsay
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join Academy Award-nominated actress Lesley Manville as she discusses her star role in Focus Features’ Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, the making of the film, stories from behind the scenes, and more with TheWrap’s Benjamin Lindsay. The conversation was streamed live as part of The 92nd Street Y, New York online talks series on July 14, 2022.
28:42 07/22/2022
Freeform’s Motherland: Fort Salem Cast and Creators in Conversation with The Advocate’s Tracy Gilchrist
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join the cast and creator of Freeform’s hit supernatural thriller Motherland: Fort Salem — Eliot Laurence, Taylor Hickson, Jessica Sutton, Ashley Nicole Williams, Amalia Holm, Demetria McKinney, and Lyne Renée — as they talk to The Advocate’s Tracy Gilchrist about the third and final season of their hit series. Launching from an alternate American history — in which the witches of Salem ended their persecution by agreeing to fight for the US government — Motherland: Fort Salem is more than a fantasy show. It’s a bold, speculative reimagining of American power, a queer love story, and an epic action series. The conversation was streamed live as part of the The 92nd Street Y, New York online talks series on June 19, 2022.
70:09 07/08/2022
Netflix’s Russian Doll Season 2: Natasha Lyonne, Annie Murphy and Alice Ju in Conversation with Jim Jarmusch
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join Netflix’s Russian Doll creator and star Natasha Lyonne, co-star Annie Murphy, and writer Alice Ju as they discuss the beloved show's long-awaited second season with filmmaker Jim Jarmusch. Brilliantly conceived and anchored by a hilarious, virtuoso performance by Lyonne, Russian Doll is one of the hottest shows on TV this season for good reason — it’s utterly original. The conversation was recorded on May 22, 2022 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
53:27 07/01/2022
Oh God: Alison Leiby and Ilana Glazer in Conversation
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join Alison Leiby, acclaimed comedian and writer with Broad City star Ilana Glazer for a frank and funny conversation about no one’s favorite subject - and Leiby’s new one-woman show - Oh God, A Show About Abortion. Hailed as the “Best Political Comedy of 2021” by The New York Times and presented by Glazer, Oh God is a hilariously candid and fearless account of Leiby’s own experience navigating the big questions and mundane details of a personal decision — exercising reproductive rights in America. The conversation was recorded on May 22, 2022 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
60:21 06/24/2022
Finding Common Ground on Election Reform with Donna Brazile and Michael Steele with Jacqueline Adams
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join former Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile and former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele as they explore ways to find common ground on election reform with former CBS News Correspondent and author, Jacqueline Adams. This program is co-presented by 92NY's Newmark Civic Life Series of pro-democracy talks and lectures, and Common Ground Committee, whose mission it is to bring healing to the challenges of incivility and polarization in American politics. The conversation was streamed live as part of the The 92nd Street Y, New York online talks series on June 7, 2022.
74:50 06/17/2022
This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns, authors of This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future, with Pulitzer Prize winner Maggie Haberman as they discuss the whiplash-inducing events of 2020 and 2021 — from the pandemic to the 2020 election to the January 6 attack on the Capitol to President Biden’s first year in office. The conversation was recorded on May 5, 2022 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
55:09 06/10/2022
Bob and Nate Odenkirk in Conversation with David Cross: Audible’s Summer in Argyle
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join Bob and Nate Odenkirk in Conversation with David Cross for a discussion on their on their new Audible Original Summer in Argyle. The conversation was recorded on May 11, 2022 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
59:34 06/04/2022
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars in Conversation with Ben Platt
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join RuPaul’s Drag Race legends Raja, Jinkx Monsoon, Jaida Essence Hall, Monét X Change, Trinity The Tuck, Shea Couleé, Yvie Oddly, and The Vivienne in conversation with Tony, Grammy and Emmy winner Ben Platt on their dazzling, powerhouse new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars. Hear the cast  discuss the making of the season, their journeys in drag before and after becoming winners on the show and much more. The conversation was recorded on May 9, 2022 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
77:01 05/27/2022
Beeple in Conversation with Glenn Fuhrman
In this episode of 92NY Talks, join Mike Winkelmann, A.K.A. Beeple, the creator of Everydays: The First 5000 Days, the purely digital artwork that sold at Christie’s for nearly $70 million in 2021. He sits down with investor and collector Glenn Fuhrman for a fascinating discussion on how digital tools, NFTs, the blockchain and crypto are influencing the way art is created — and sold. The conversation was recorded on May 4, 2022 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
55:49 05/20/2022
FX’s Better Things: Pamela Adlon in Conversation with Isaac Mizrahi
Join Emmy Award-winning actress and comedian Pamela Adlon, creator and star of FX’s Better Things, for a conversation with Isaac Mizrahi on the fifth and final season of her acclaimed series. Following an actress and divorced mother raising three kids in Los Angeles, Better Things is a heartfelt gem with big ideas about working motherhood, feminism, love and family. The conversation was recorded on April 23, 2022 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.
63:33 05/13/2022
Bill Gates with Fareed Zakaria: How to Prevent the Next Pandemic
In this episode of 92Y Talks, join technologist, philanthropist and global health advocate Bill Gates as he talks with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria about his new book, How to Prevent the Next Pandemic. Sharing insights from leading scientific experts and his own experience with the Gates Foundation working to eradicate infectious diseases, Bill Gates explains how the world can stop future outbreaks from becoming pandemics and ultimately save lives. The conversation was recorded on May 3, 2022 in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y.
51:54 05/06/2022
An Evening with Netta in Conversation with iHeartRadio’s Emily Curl
In this episode of 92Y Talks, join global pop force Netta for a special evening of conversation with iHeartRadio’s Emily Curl and music as she shares her journey from pop enthusiast to pop singer to breakout success at the Eurovision Song Contest with her viral hit “Toy.” The program was recorded on March 20, 2022 in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y.
57:21 04/29/2022
Lessons from the Front Lines of the Pandemic
In this episode of 92Y Talks, join health care journalist Deborah Schupack for a behind-the-scenes look at how New York City’s Mount Sinai Health System and its Icahn School of Medicine mobilized to save lives and decipher the coronavirus. Panelists include David Reich, MD, President, The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Queens; Florian Krammer, PhD, Professor, Microbiology and Vaccinology; and Jessica Montanaro, MSN, RN, Assistant Nursing Care Coordinator. The conversation was streamed live as part of the 92nd Street Y's online talks series on March 29, 2022.
58:14 04/22/2022
tick, tick...Boom!: Conversation with Andrew Garfield
In this episode of 92Y Talks, Reel Pieces moderator Annette Insdorf interviews Andrew Garfield, star of tick, tick...Boom!, the hit film based on an adaptation of the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson who revolutionized theater as the creator of Rent. The conversation was recorded on February 22, 2022 in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y.
47:01 04/15/2022
Spencer: Kristen Stewart in Conversation with Thelma Adams
In this episode of 92Y Talks, Kristen Stewart, 2022 Best Actress Academy Award nominee, discusses her starring role as Princess Diana in the critically acclaimed hit film Spencer - how she prepared for it, stories from the set, upcoming film projects, and much more with author and film critic Thelma Adams. The conversation was recorded on March 11, 2022 in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y.
47:03 04/08/2022
Spotlight on Antisemitism: ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt with Brooke Baldwin
In this episode of 92Y Talks, join Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the ADL (Anti-Defamation League), with bestselling author and former CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin for a conversation about the threat that rising violence and hate pose to our society — and Greenblatt’s new book, It Could Happen Here: Why America Is Tipping from Hate to the Unthinkable — And How We Can Stop It. The conversation was streamed live as part of the 92nd Street Y's online talks series on February 9, 2022.
55:29 03/18/2022
Russia, Ukraine and the State of National Security
With Fmr. Sec. Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Gen. (Ret.) Carter Ham with Ana Cabrera   The invasion of Ukraine presents a major escalation in Russia’s provocation of Europe and the West — but for years, US military and national security experts saw potential conflict in a myriad of cybersecurity breaches and threats. What does the war in Ukraine mean for US national security? Join CNN Newsroom anchor Ana Cabrera in conversation with Former Secretary of Homeland Security under President Obama Jeh Johnson and retired four-star General Carter Ham for a crucial briefing on the state of national security. Combining insider perspectives and up-to-date analysis of the conflict in Ukraine, Johnson and Ham discuss how Russia’s aggressive military action plays into a year-long strategy to test the limits of US democracy and silence dissent at home. Hear them discuss how the situation in Ukraine is altering the arc of US foreign strategy, changing our relationship with the European Union, pushing us into a new era of national security, and much more.
60:23 03/11/2022
I Am Golden: Eva Chen in Conversation with Yin Chang
In this episode of 92Y Talks, New York Times-bestselling author Eva Chen sits down with Yin Chang, founder and creative director of the online community 88 Cups of Tea, to discuss Chen's inspiring and moving new children’s book, I Am Golden, a heartfelt ode to the immigrant experience and Chinese American self-love. The conversation was recorded on February 6, 2022 in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y.
59:57 03/04/2022
Michael Schur in Conversation with Jon Stewart: How to Be Perfect
In this episode of 92Y Talks, Emmy Award-winning creator of The Good Place and co-creator of Parks and Recreation Michael Schur talks with Daily Show legend Jon Stewart on their lives in comedy — and Schur’s new book, How to Be Perfect, a hilarious and brilliant look at how ethics and moral philosophy can make us better people. The conversation was recorded on January 26, 2022 in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y.
91:06 02/26/2022
Amazon Original’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 4 Cast Conversation
Join the cast of the award-winning Amazon Original hit The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - including Rachel Brosnahan, Tony Shalhoub, Marin Hinkle, Michael Zegen, Caroline Aaron and Luke Kirby - for a behind-the-scenes look and discussion of season 4 with journalist Jackie Cutler. The conversation was recorded on January 25, 2022 in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y.
59:20 02/20/2022
92Y's State of Democracy Summit 2022, Part 2
In this episode of 92Y Talks, listen to panel discussions featuring leading experts and public figures in civic life from our second annual State of Democracy Summit, part of 92Y's Newmark Civic Life Series and presented in collaboration with Aspen Digital and Craig Newmark Philanthropies. The Summit explores some of the most important questions facing the country right now, with a special focus on technology’s impact on democracy and new approaches to civic engagement, journalism, politics, and policy. The conversations were streamed live on January 20, 2022.
134:14 02/11/2022