92Y Talks

What happens when the queen of morning TV takes the stage with the king of late night? In this episode of 92Y Talks, Today show co-host Hoda Kotb sits down with Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen to discuss her new inspirational book, Where We Belong, about our personal journeys to happiness. The two friends also dish on their on their famous friends and crazy showbiz lives. The conversation was recorded on January 6, 2016 in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y.

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After the huge success of his Oscar-nominated films The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, David O. Russell is back with his latest, Joy, starring Jennifer Lawrence. In this episode of 92Y Talks, the director sits down with Reel Pieces moderator Annette Insdorf to discuss the drama, which is based on a true story, with actress Isabella Rossellini. The conversation was recorded on December 15, 2015 in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y.

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Rising actress Brie Larson stars in the critically-acclaimed new film, Room, in which she plays a young woman locked in a single room with her 5-year-old son since his birth. She sits down with Reel Pieces moderator Annette Insdorf to discuss her moving performance, which is already generating Oscar buzz. The conversation was recorded in front of a live audience on October 22, 2015 at New York’s 92nd Street Y.

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In this episode of 92Y Talks, American rock legends Don Henley and Billy Joel come together on one stage to discuss their esteemed careers and longtime friendship. The two exchange thoughts on songwriting, record do-overs, why Dolly Parton is a superhero, and Henley’s new solo album, Cass County. The conversation was recorded September 20, 2015 in front of a live audience at New York’s 92nd Street Y.

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Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Rod Stewart sits down with Today Show co-host Hoda Kotb for a conversation about his wild 5-decade career. The singer hilariously opens up about his wild early years, origins of his most famous songs, and his new album Another Country. The conversation was recorded on October 29, 2015 in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y.

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Tom Wolfe's Bonfire of the Vanities made an indelible mark on literature and pop culture when it was published in 1987. In this episode of 92Y Talks, the esteemed author sits down with New York University's Forum on Law, Culture, & Society director Thane Rosenbaum and United States Attorney Preet Bharara to reflect on the novel's cultural relevance almost 30 years after its debut. The conversation was recorded in front of a live audience on October 27, 2015 at New York's 92nd Street Y.

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From Tommy Boy to Black Sheep and Just Shoot Me, David Spade helped define comedy in the 90s. In this episode of 92Y Talks, he sits down with fellow comedian Colin Quinn to discuss his time on SNL, working with Chris Farley, and new memoir Almost Interesting. The conversation was recorded on October 25, 2015 in front of a live audience at New York’s 92nd Street Y.

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The ABC News veteran who’s won every significant TV award (including 42 Emmys) tells us that a major cyber attack on America’s power grid is not only possible, but likely. Scarier still is his revelation that the US is shockingly unprepared: the Department of Homeland Security has no plan for handling the aftermath of an attack. Join one of our most renowned journalists to examine the reality of the threat—and ways we can prepare for catastrophe, as outlined in his new book, Lights Out.  The conversation was recorded on October 28, 2015 in front of a live audience at New York’s 92nd Street Y.

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Jaques Pepin is one of the world’s most revered chefs, and in this episode of 92Y Talks, he reveals his cherished recipes for cooking at home. In conversation with master chef and travel host Anthony Bourdain, Pepin previews his new book, Heart and Soul in the Kitchen, and his life in the culinary arts. The conversation was recorded on October 6, 2015 in front of a live audience at New York’s 92nd Street Y.

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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.

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