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Larry is joined by writer and former political operative Tim Miller to discuss his new book 'Why We Did It: A Travelogue from the Republican Road to Hell’. They begin their conversation by examining the reasons why Miller decided to write such an unflinching memoir that details the moral conflicts that led him to leave his job as an opposition rese…
 
Larry is joined by actor, writer, and director B.J. Novak to discuss his new film, 'Vengeance,' premiering on July 29. They begin their conversation by explaining the premise of the movie, the long journey to its completion ,and B.J.'s personal connection to the project. Next, they discuss the isolated feel of the movie's environment and how his ex…
 
Larry is joined by executive producers Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi to talk about their critically acclaimed Apple TV + Series 'For All Mankind' and they start their conversation by discussing the alt-history concept of the show and how they use their writing to both contrast and illuminate real-world events. This leads to a discussion about how dif…
 
Larry is joined by comedian, writer, and cultural critic Baratunde Thurston to discuss his new PBS series 'America Outdoors.' They begin their conversation by discussing how the show was produced. They then pivot to Thurston's intentions for the program, including providing a conduit for inner-city kids to appreciate the diverse American topography…
 
Larry weighs in on his promo-week appearances on 'The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon', New York Magazine, and the 'HypochondriActor' podcast while also looking forward to his many projects coming up later in the year. He's then joined by Emmy and Oscar-winning director David Frankel to talk about his new film 'Jerry and Marge Go Large.' They start …
 
Larry weighs in on his acting role in the upcoming movie 'Jerry and Marge Go Large', guns, and the January 6th hearings. He's then joined by Emmy-award winning director James Burrows to talk about his new memoir 'Directed by James Burrows'. They begin their conversation by discussing James's early life growing up in show business, his legendary fat…
 
Larry is joined by legendary director and producer Judd Apatow to discuss his new HBO documentary 'George Carlin's American Dream'. They start their discussion by talking about why Judd wanted to make the film and George's legacy as a social commentator.(2:53) They then explore Carlin's career parallels with Richard Pryor, follow his progression fr…
 
Larry weighs in on the definition of an unborn child and his favorite Beatles album before being joined by president of Planned Parenthood Alexis McGill Johnson. They start their conversation by sharing their reactions to the leaked Supreme Court document on Roe v. Wade and detailing the historic political mechanisms that led to this decision.(11:3…
 
Larry weighs in on Dave Chappelle and Roe v. Wade. He's then joined by Academy Award winning director Barry Levinson to discuss his new HBO biopic 'The Survivor' and they begin by talking about how the film deals with and depicts the post-traumatic stress syndrome of a Holocaust survivor. (15:00) They then pivot to Ben Foster's preparation for the …
 
Larry Weighs in on Elon Musk, Twitter, Tesla, and the mechanism in which billionaires are made. He's then joined by MSNBC analyst and host of Showtime's 'The Circus' John Heilemann to talk about how the show is constructed and its ambitions within today's political discourse.(16:55) They then detail how the results of the 2016 election not only kic…
 
Larry weighs in on the 'Fall of Civilizations' podcast, the decline of the American empire, and the current cultural shift in our society. He's then joined by author Chris Fabricant to discuss his new book, 'Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System,' and they begin by talking about the genesis of the term and how it connects to and aff…
 
Larry weighs in on Will Smith. He's then joined by sports journalist Bomani Jones to discuss his new HBO show 'Game Theory'. They begin by talking about how production came together for the series and its intelligent combination of humor and entertainment with insightful sports commentary.(21:09) Next, Bomani details how the early support he receiv…
 
Larry weighs in on the Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmation hearing. He is then joined by Rodney Barnes to discuss his new HBO show 'Winning Time' about the rise of the '80s Los Angeles Lakers dynasty. They talk about how the production came together(14:14), give a brief history of the ABA and NBA leading up to the events in the series,(20:20) and ex…
 
Larry is joined by Julia Ioffe from Puck to talk about every angle of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. They begin by discussing the geopolitical and historical aspects of the conflict and how both sides are using Nazi analogies to meet their respective ethno-nationalistic goals.(3:13) Next, they dive into topics like Vladimir Putin's dissemination …
 
Larry is joined by Stanley Nelson to discuss his Oscar-nominated (Best Documentary Feature) film 'Attica'. They begin their conversation by talking about how the event is a microcosm of racial tension in the U.S. and why Nelson decided to make a movie about it. They then detail how the Attica riots started and analyze the major events and individua…
 
Larry weighs in on the Lakers and Ukraine. He's then joined by Roy Wood Jr. and they begin their conversation by sharing their experiences from working on 'The Daily Show' and how they navigate writing racially based jokes in the current political and social climate. (14:33) They then discuss Roy's new stand-up special 'Imperfect Messenger' and dis…
 
Larry weighs in on the Rams' Super Bowl win, Kyrie Irving, Tucker Carlson's comments on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and the New York Times' recent statement on racial animosity during the 2016 presidential election. He's then joined by James Curtis, author of the book 'Buster Keaton: A Filmmaker's Life', and they start their conversation by talking a…
 
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