92Y Talks

In his new film, Learning to Drive, Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley plays an Indian-American driving instructor who builds a surprising friendship with a woman, played by Patrica Clarkson, recently dumped by her husband. In this episode of 92Y Talks, these two acclaimed stars sit down with Reel Pieces moderator Annette Insdorf to discuss their on screen chemistry as well as their most memorable performances. The conversation was recorded on August 18, 2015 at New York's 92nd Street Y.

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The close friendship between the U.S. and Israel is unique in the world - and crucial to the security of both nations. In this episode of 92Y Talks, former Israeli ambassador to the U.S., Michael Oren, discusses Iran's threat to Israel with author Jonathan Rosen. The conversation was recorded on June 21, 2015 in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y.

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Jason Segel, the beloved comedic actor from How I Met Your Mother and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, is showing a dramatic new side of himself in his new movie The End of the Tour. In this episode of 92Y Talks, Segel discusses his daring new role as author David Foster Wallace, which is already generating Oscar buzz. The conversation, moderated by Rolling Stone's David Fear, was recorded on July 27, 2015 in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y.

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Matthiew Ricard, the author of Happiness, talks about his new book, Altruism. In a conversation with fellow Buddhist Richard Gere, Ricard discusses altruism's power to change the world, and how it lives within all of us. The event was recorded on June 14, 2015 in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y.

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In her highly anticipated new novel, In the Unlikely Event, Judy Blume creates a moving story of three generations of families, friends and strangers, whose lives are profoundly changed by unexpected events. In this episode of 92Y Talks, the beloved author of Are You There God, It's Me Margaret and Summer Sisters discusses her new book and extraordinary career with moderator Samantha Bee. The conversation was recorded on June 2, 2015 in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y.

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In this episode, Barney Frank sits down with In The News moderator Jeff Greenfield to discuss his journey from Bayonne, New Jersey to the US Congress, where he played a vital role in the struggle for personal freedom and economic fairness. His experience led him to write his new memoir Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage. The conversation was recorded on April 12, 2015 in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y.

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Mix Don Rickles, Archie Bunker and a vial of estrogen, and what do you get? Comedy's Lovable Queen of Mean, Lisa Lampanelli. In this episode of 92Y Talks, the comedian talks with Ron Bennington about her 100-pound weight loss, her new comedy special Back To The Drawing Board, and why she cried in front of Alexis Bledel in a Bed Bath & Beyond. The conversation was recorded on June 22, 2015 in front of a live audience at New York’s 92nd Street Y.

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55 years after the international success of To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee debuts a new novel continuing the story of Jean Louise Finch and her father Atticus. In this episode of 92Y Talks, Mary Badham, who received an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Scout in the 1962 film, reads from both Go Set A Watchman, as well as the classic novel. The reading is followed by a conversation with Harper Lee: American Masters documentary filmmaker Mary Murphy and was recorded in front of a live audience on July 14, 2015 at New York's 92nd Street Y.

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Screen favorite Alan Rickman directs and stars in a new period film about Louis XIV, co-starring Oscar winner Kate Winslet. In this episode of 92Y Talks, he discusses A Little Chaos with Reel Pieces moderator Annette Insdorf. The conversation was recorded on June 18, 2015 in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y.

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Academy Award winner Helen Hunt sits down with Reel Pieces moderator Annette Insdorf to discuss her latest film, Ride. Written, directed by, and starring Hunt, the actress plays a literary agent who takes up surfing and embarks on a journey of self-discovery. Recorded on April 29, 2015 in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y.

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