alison podcasts

'Close,' 'Arctic,' 'The Jungle'

Screenwriter, producer, and director Vicky Jewson and actor Noomi Rapace join us to discuss the new film, “Close,”...

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'About Alice,' Monthly Dose of Poetry, Pawe? Pawlikowski

Calvin Trillin joins us to discuss his play, “About Alice,” which is adapted from his memoir of the same name. The...

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A Virtuoso's US Tour, 'Living Here with Kate,' R. Kelly Update

World-renowned Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti and WQXR’s creative director and friend of the show, Clemency...

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NYC Women's March, 'The Secret Life of Muslims'

Our colleagues at Gothamist, Ben Yakas, the culture editor for the site, and writer, Claire Lampen, join us with an...

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'The Broken Promise to Black America,' Love Science, War Photographers Up Close

Journalist, producer, and Eisner Fellow at the Nation Institute, Reniqua Allen, joins us to discuss her book, It Was...

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Flashback Friday: Party Like It’s 1999, A Drawing a Day Inspired by WNYC

For the next installment of our "Flashback Friday: Party Like It’s 1999" series, Matt Zoller Seitz, editor-at-large...

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Ask an Expert: Organizing, Massive ER Bills

For today's "Ask an Expert" segment, Linda Samuels, (21:30) a professional organizer, former president of the...

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'Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom,' Claudia Rankine

Lynda Blackmon Lowrey joins us to discuss her book, Turning 15 on the Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of...

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March, 'American Son'

Tom Grattan, a teacher at the Manhattan Country School, and two of his students, Elise Wilkey and Kellin Guzman, join...

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Meaningful Objects, Anti-Semitism in NYC, 'The Soap Myth'

Bill Shapiro joins us to discuss his book, What We Keep: 150 People Share the One Object that Brings Them Joy, Magic,...

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Feeling All the Feelings: Grudges, Schadenfreude, & Dating Men

For the first part of our themed hour, “Feeling All the Feelings,” Sophie Hannah joins us to discuss her book, How To...

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Oscar Nominations, 'The Ted Bundy Tapes,' Chinese Heritage Cooking

Dana Stevens, a movie critic at Slate, joins us with a recap of this year’s Oscar nominations.   Joe Berlinger...

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'Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, & a Mother's Will to Survive,' 'Living Here with Kate'

Stephanie Land joins us to discuss her new book, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive, which...

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Child Stars All Grown Up

Former SNL co-head writers, Sarah Schneider and Chris Kelly, and actors, Andrew Tarver and Heléne Yorke, join us to...

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Gothamist Update

Editors and writers from the Gothamist team join us to explain what stories they’ve been following. Jen Chung,...

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All About Ramen

Robert Sietsema, senior restaurant critic at Eater, joins us to discuss his article, “25 Banging Bowls of Ramen in...

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Colin Quinn's Political Take

Comedian Colin Quinn joins us to talk about his new play, “Colin Quinn: Red State Blue State,” which offers a...

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Photographer Ernest Withers

Author Preston Lauterbach joins us to talk about his new book, Bluff City: The Secret Life of Photographer Ernest...

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'Leading While Muslim'

Educator and Yemeni American activist, Debbie Almontaser, returns to discuss her book, Leading While Muslim:...

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'Choir Boy' on Broadway

Jeremy Pope, John Clay III, and Caleb Eberhardt join us to discuss starring in the new Broadway musical "Choir Boy."...

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