92Y Talks

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.

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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.

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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.

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Emmy Award-winning comedian Sarah Silverman sits down with Andy Borowitz to discuss her career as a stand-up, actor and author. Recorded November 20, 2013 at 92nd Street Y.

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and former President of the Supreme Court of Israel Dorit Beinisch join NPR’s Nina Totenberg for a historic "meeting of the minds" of two judicial stateswomen and pioneers as they reflect on their professional journeys, the role of the Supreme Court in a democracy and challenges to the judiciary in the United States and Israel today. Recorded October 19, 2014 at 92nd Street Y.

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Mariano Rivera, the man who intimidated thousands of batters merely by opening a bullpen door, began his incredible journey as the son of a poor Panamanian fisherman. When first scouted by the Yankees, he didn’t even own his own glove. He thought he might make a good mechanic. He became arguably the best closing pitcher in the history of the game of baseball. He talks with ABC's Amy Robach about his life on and off the field.

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Marissa Mayer talks with Josh Tyrangiel about her childhood in Wisconsin, her experience as one of the few women in the Stanford Computer Science department at Princeton to the early days of Google. It was recorded in March 27, 2012, months before she became CEO of Yahoo.

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Poet, confessor, political firebrand, tongue-twisting genius. Ranked as one of the greatest and most influential rappers in history, Nas shares his remarkable story. Recorded January 8, 2013 at 92nd Street Y.

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If you've ever eaten at Blue Hill or Blue Hill at Stone Barns, you'll know that Dan Barber is one of the most innovative chefs on the planet. He's also one of the most influential—which is why the publication of his new book, The Third Plate, is making waves that extend way beyond the "foodie" community. He's joined by "This American Life" host Ira Glass as he proposes a new pattern of eating rooted in cooking with and celebrating the whole farm—a cuisine as sustainable as it is delicious. Recorded June 11, 2014 at 92nd Street Y.

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Bill O'Reilly dishes to Geraldo Rivera on President Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, the minimum wage, his colleagues at FOX, Vladimir Putin, Stop and Frisk, potential Presidential candidates in 2016, and lots more. Recorded June 18, 2014 at 92nd Street Y.

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