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Award-winning actor Benedict Cumberbatch discusses his mesmerizing performance in The Imitation Game. His portrayal of Alan Turing, the British cryptanalyst who helped break the Nazi code and was persecuted for his sexual identity, has earned raves from critics. The Sherlock and Star Trek Into Darkness star talks about his determination to tell Turing’s story and the amazing facts of his legacy. Recorded November 16, 2014 at 92nd Street Y.

Direct download: 92YTalks_Cumberbatch.mp3
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Jennifer Lopez in an intimate conversation with Hoda Kotb about her life and new book, True Love, a candid and revealing look at one of the most defining moments of her life. Like many other women balancing the demands of motherhood and career, Lopez found herself at a crossroads, determined to confront her greatest challenges and identify her biggest fears. Her transformative two-year journey led to a deeper understanding of what it means to smile, dance, and love again. Recorded November 6, 2014 at 92nd Street Y.

Direct download: 92YTalks_JLO.mp3
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In her new book Watch Me, Huston tells the story of falling in love with Jack Nicholson and her adventurous, turbulent, high-profile, spirited 17-year relationship with him and his intoxicating circle of friends. She writes about learning the art and craft of acting, her rise to stardom, her work with the many of greatest directors in Hollywood, including Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, Bob Rafelson, Francis Ford Coppola and Stephen Frears; about her Academy Award-winning portrayal of Maerose Prizzi in Prizzi’s Honor; about her roles as Morticia Addams in the Addams Family films, Etheline Tenenbaum in The Royal Tenenbaums and Lilly Dillon in The Grifters; and she movingly and beautifully writes about the death of her father, the legendary director John Huston, and her marriage to sculptor Robert Graham. She shares all in this talk with Joy Behar. Recorded November 12, 2014 at 92nd Street Y.

Direct download: 92YTalks_AHouston.mp3
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Welcome to the nightmare! Rock legend Alice Cooper sits down with Rolling Stone contributor Anthony DeCurtis to talk about the documentary film Super Duper Alice Cooper, his career and life. Recorded October 27, 2014 at 92nd Street Y.

Direct download: 92YTalks_AlCooper.mp3
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Dick Cavett and Alec Baldwin have both acted, written books and hosted talk shows. Cavett’s latest book, Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, and Assorted Hijinks, shares his reflections and reminiscences about Hollywood legends, American cultural icons and the absurdities of everyday life. He offers piquant commentary on contemporary politics, the indignities of travel, the nature of comedy writing and the utter improbability of being alive at all. Who better to be in conversation with the legendary Cavett than the one and only Alec Baldwin? Recorded November 4, 2014 at 92nd Street Y.

Direct download: 92YTalks_CavettBaldwin_128.mp3
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There has never been a film quite like Birdman—a movie about theater, and a comedy about tragedy. Star Michael Keaton sits down with moderator Annette Insdorf, along with the brilliant supporting cast—Edward Norton, Emma Stone, and Zach Galifianakis—to discuss the challenges of shooting the film’s uncommonly long takes and examine the movie’s themes of the price of fame. Recorded October 13, 2014 at 92nd Street Y.

Direct download: 92yTalks_Birdman.mp3
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Norman Lear, the dynamic and always controversial television producer ("All in the Family," "Sanford and Son," "Maude," "Good Times," "The Jeffersons" and "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman"), shares fifty years of show business and politics as he talks about his new memoir, Even This I Get to Experience, with Whoopi Goldberg.

Direct download: 92yTalks_GoldbergLear.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:59am EDT

Before there was “Modern Family,” “That ‘70s Show” or “Freaks and Geeks,” there was “The Wonder Years”—a nostalgia-inducing take on the traditional family sitcom—and one of the most beloved sitcoms of the past thirty years. For six years America tuned in to follow the exploits of Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage), as he navigated adolescence in the most memorable of ways.

Moderated by acclaimed columnist and NPR “Fresh Air” critic David Bianculli, Fred Savage, Danica McKellar (girl-next-door Winnie Cooper) and Josh Saviano (Kevin’s BFF Paul Pfeiffer) discuss growing up on camera—crushes, first kisses, and all the other indignities that come from going from tween to teen in front of America.

Direct download: 92Ytalks_Wonder.mp3
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George R. R. Martin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire—A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. If the past is prologue, then George R. R. Martin’s masterwork—the most inventive and entertaining fantasy saga of our time—warrants one hell of an introduction. At long last, it has arrived with The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones written by George R.R. Martin, Elio Garcia and Linda Antonsson. Martin discusses the book and more with Laura Miller.

Direct download: GRRM_92ytalks.mp3
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Mark Bittman—the beloved New York Times food writer and author of the megaselling How to Cook Everything—joins his friend, master chef Mario Batali, for a gastronaut’s tête-à-tête. Mario celebrates slow food in his new book, America Farm to Table, which pays homage to American farmers with brilliant recipes created from their lovingly grown top-of-the-line produce; Bittman—who’s just revolutionized everyday cooking with his new magnum opus, How to Cook Everything Fast—shares his genius for creating maximum flavor with ease in minimal time. Hear both sides! Moderated by Sam Sifton, food editor at The New York Times. Recorded October 12, 2014 at 92nd Street Y.

Direct download: 92yTalks_Batali.mp3
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