Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

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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episode 82: Edward Norton on the 20-Year Journey to Making 'Motherless Brooklyn' | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

Larry Wilmore is joined by Edward Norton to talk about playing a man with Tourette syndrome in his newest film 'Motherless Brooklyn' (9:45), working with the director David Fincher (27:10), and what it's like to both act in and direct a movie (48:37). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Edward Norton



episode 81: Susan Rice on the Obama Years | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

Larry shares his thoughts on the latest Democratic presidential debate (0:36) before sitting down with former U.S. national security adviser Susan Rice to discuss her White House career under the Clinton and Obama administrations (13:22). You can find Rice’s new memoir, ‘Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For,’ wherever books are sold. Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Susan Rice


 18 October 2019  1h16m

episode 80: Jemele Hill on the Places Where Sports and Politics Collide | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

Larry Wilmore shares his thoughts on the Trump impeachment inquiry (0:40) before he is joined by Atlantic staff writer Jemele Hill to talk about Detroit sports fandom, the difference between being a savant and an enthusiast in sportswriting, athlete behavior on social media, and how Colin Kaepernick created a movement (12:15). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Jemele Hill


 10 October 2019  1h25m

episode 79: George F. Will on the Future of Conservatism After Donald Trump (Live) | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

Larry Wilmore is joined by author George F. Will for a live conversation about Will's new book, 'The Conservative Sensibility,' a reflection on American conservatism in 2019. Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: George F. Will


 03 October 2019  1h19m

episode 78: Malcolm Gladwell on 'Talking to Strangers' (Live) | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

Larry Wilmore is joined by Malcolm Gladwell for a live conversation on Gladwell's new book, 'Talking to Strangers,' about the way that we perceive the people we learn about in the news. Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Malcolm Gladwell


 19 September 2019  1h21m

episode 77: Reactions to the Third Democratic Debate and Ken Burns Takes Us Back in Time | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

Larry Wilmore gives us his thoughts on the third Democratic presidential primary debate (1:04). Then, he sits down with documentary filmmaker Ken Burns to talk about his upcoming documentary ‘Country Music’ (26:41), telling stories about human emotions (57:14), and the moments of history he wants to tackle next (72:40). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Ken Burns


 13 September 2019  1h29m

episode 76: Brian Grazer on Growing Up With Dyslexia, Making Movies, and the Importance of Human Connection | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

Larry Wilmore is joined by Academy Award–winning producer Brian Grazer to talk about how being dyslexic affects how he sees the world (21:28), the importance of forming human connections while working in Hollywood (37:55), and what he learned from going on Oprah's podcast (56:41). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Brian Grazer Check out Grazer’s book, ‘Face to Face: The Art of Human Connection,’ here.


 05 September 2019  1h15m

episode 75: Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin on What it Takes to Break Into TV | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

Larry Wilmore is joined by comedy duo Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin to talk about the creation of their two new shows, ‘South Side’ and ‘Sherman’s Showcase.’ They talk about how they got their start in comedy (14:06), moving to Los Angeles after college (37:20), and creating not one, but two shows at the same time (65:38). Host: Larry Wilmore Guests: Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin


 22 August 2019  1h23m

episode 74: Author Isha Sesay on the ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ Campaign, Five Years Later | Larry Wilmore Black on the Air

Larry Wilmore is first is joined by his daughter, Lauren Wilmore, to talk about her fascination with different languages (1:00). Then he sits down with journalist Isha Sesay to talk about her new book, ‘Beneath the Tamarind Tree,’ on the 2014 kidnapping of schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria by Boko Haram (25:43). Sesay talks about why she was drawn to the story (35:05), the social media campaign that followed the kidnapping (49:02), and where the girls are now, five years later (64:54)...


 16 August 2019  1h20m

episode 73: Robin Thede on Being the Only Black Woman in Late Night and the Creation of ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

Larry Wilmore is joined by Robin Thede, the creator of ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show,’ to talk about how she got her start in late-night television, hiring an all black women writers room, and what it’s like to create her own sketch show. Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Robin Thede


 08 August 2019  1h11m