92Y Talks (general)

On this episode of 92Y Talks, Welcome to Night Vale creators Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor discuss how they turned their massively popular podcast into a mysterious new novel. Joined by Night Vale’s narrator Cecil Baldwin and moderated by TIME magazine book critic Lev Grossman, the conversation was recorded on October 22, 2015 in front of a live audience at New York’s 92nd Street Y.

Direct download: 92YTalks_Nightvale.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:27pm EST

Music icons Emilio and Gloria Estefan are Broadway bound as they bring their story of true love and international success to the stage in On Your Feet. In this episode of 92Y Talks, they talk with showbiz legend Rita Moreno about their life, 36-year marriage and their love for America and music. The conversation was recorded on October 19, 2015 in front of a live audience at New York’s 92nd Street Y.

Direct download: 92YTalks_Estefan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33am EST

In this episode of 92Y Talks, astrophysicist, cosmologist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses black holes and other cosmic quandaries. The conversation, moderated by NPR science correspondent Robert Krulwich for the Giants of Science series, was recorded in front of a live audience on February 1, 2007 at New York's 92nd Street Y.

Direct download: 92YTalks_Tyson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EST

The groundbreaking humor magazine National Lampoon was published from its New York City headquarters from 1970 through 1988, a time which encompassed some of the city’s most beloved and troubled eras. With the release of Douglas Tirolas documentary Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead, writers and artists from the Lampoon discuss what it was like working for the famed publication. The conversation, which features Tony Hendra, Sam Gross, Peter Kleinman and Douglas Tirola was moderated by Jim Dwyer and recorded in front of a live audience on September 10, 2015 at New York's 92nd Street Y.

Direct download: 92YTalks_Lampoon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:38pm EST

From "Proud Mary," "Bad Moon Rising," and "Born in the Bayou," John Fogerty wrote some of American Rock's most iconic songs. In this episode of 92Y Talks, the Creedence Clearwater Revival front man sits down with music critic Alan Light to discuss his new book, Fortunate Son, and his journey from Northern California to rock superstardom in the '60s and '70s. Recorded October 6, 2015 in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y.

Direct download: 92YTalks_Fogerty.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:34pm EST

In this episode, Chelsea Clinton sits down to discuss her new book for young readers, It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going! In conversation with best-selling author Meg Wolitzer, Clinton explains how she's inspiring children to make an impact at a young age based on the passions she gained while growing up in the White House. It was recorded September 21, 2015 in front of live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y.

Direct download: 92YTalks_CClinton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:47pm EST

In the new comedy Sleeping with Other People, Jason Sudeikis and Allison Brie star as two romantic failures whose years of infidelity and self-sabotage have led them to swear that their relationship will remain strictly platonic. But can love still bloom when you’re sleeping with other people? The actors are joined with writer-director Leslye Headland in a conversation with film and TV critic Caryn James. The event was recorded in front of a live audience on September 3, 2015 at New York’s 92nd Street Y.

Direct download: 92YTalks_SleepingWithOtherPeople.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:44pm EST

This episode of 92Y Talks features "Star Trek" star and beloved LGBT advocate George Takei. Starring in the new Broadway musical, Allegiance, loosely based on his childhood, the social media titan sat down with Jujamcyn Theaters president Jordan Roth to discuss his personal new stage project, using humor to influence millions, and more. The conversation was recorded on Sep 20, 2015 in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y.

Direct download: 92YTalks_Takei.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:12pm EST

In December 2014, 92Y's Unterberg Poetry Center celebrated the 75th birthday of writer Margaret Atwood. The event included a conversation with Atwood and fellow author Neil Gaiman. In this episode of 92Y Talks, the two literary titans discuss her invention of the LongPen, books in the digital age, and Atwood's incredible career. It was recorded December 3, 2014 in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y.

Direct download: 92YTalks_Atwood.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:45pm EST

Named "the poet laureate of medicine" by The New York Times, Oliver Sacks explored neurology and psychiatry in the most human of ways. In this week's episode of 92Y Talks, we present a conversation between Sacks and science author Jonathan Weiner on the subject of longevity. It was recorded on February 10, 2011 in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y.

Direct download: 92YTalks_Sacks.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EST