92Y Talks

The world mourned the passing of comedic icon Joan Rivers in September 2014. Her beloved daughter and on-screen partner in crime Melissa Rivers sat down to honor her mother's memory in a candid conversation with the Today show's Hoda Kotb. She outlines her outrageous memories of growing up with her mother, life lessons, and healing through laughter that gave her the strength to write her new book: The Book of Joan. Recorded on May 12, 2015 at New York's 92nd Street Y.

Direct download: 92YTalks_Rivers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:32pm EDT

Did Don Draper's story get a happy ending? Whether you've seen the series finale of Mad Men or not, this spoiler-free episode of 92Y Talks features series creator Matthew Weiner as he takes us back through the award-winning show's origins. Moderated by Richard LaGravanese, the Emmy winning writer and producer speaks candidly about his creative process, the characters we love, and building the world of Mad Men. Recorded on April 28, 2015 at New York's 92nd Street Y.

Direct download: 92YTalks_Weiner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

What was it like to grow up in the place that bred influencers in just about every field of endeavor today? Arlene Alda's new book, Just Kids from the Bronx, examines the success stories that came out of the New York City borough. Regis Philbin, Alan Alda, and graffiti artists and muralists from TATS CRU sit down to discuss their Bronx upbringing. Recorded March 9, 2015 at New York's 92nd Street Y.

Direct download: 92YTalks_Bronx.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:43pm EDT

In a wide-ranging interview with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, Harvard Law professor and Bloomberg View columnist Noah Feldman looks at the issues and challenges confronting the Court at a time when legislation and the law are subject to unusually heightened political passions. Recorded on March 12, 2015 at New York's 92nd Street Y.

Direct download: 92YTalks_Breyer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:51am EDT

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