92Y Talks

She's the first dancer to be featured on the cover of TIME magazine since 1994 and the first African American to dance the lead in Swan Lake opposite another African American in the U.S. Misty Copeland sits down with Teen Vogue editor Amy Astley to discuss her career as a soloist with American Ballet Theatre and breaking age, racial and body-type barriers in the world of dance. Recorded April 27, 2015 at New York's 92nd Street Y.

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Two thinkers. Two books. Two angles on genius. In this episode of 92Y Talks, author Malcolm Gladwell and film producer Brian Grazer discuss their books, David and Goliath and A Curious Mind, respectively, each which explore the hidden patterns of history’s triumphant underdogs and the untold intellectual rewards of curiosity. Recorded April 7, 2015 at New York’s 92nd Street Y.

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What does it mean to cook like an "American?" How do U.S. chefs differentiate themselves amidst their international colleagues? Chefs Thomas Keller of Per Se and the French Laundry and Corey Lee of Benu sit down with food critic Mimi Sheraton to discuss how they use their plates and palates as a canvas for exploring our national identity. Recorded April 29, 2015 at New York's 92nd Street Y.

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In an exclusive New York appearance, Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison reads from and discusses her new novel, God Help the Child, a searing tale about the way childhood trauma shapes and misshapes the life of an adult. She is introduced by Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York City, and interviewed by Farah Jasmine Griffin. Recorded on April 27, 2015 in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y.

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The world mourned the passing of comedic icon Joan Rivers in September 2014. Her beloved daughter and on-screen partner in crime Melissa Rivers sat down to honor her mother's memory in a candid conversation with the Today show's Hoda Kotb. She outlines her outrageous memories of growing up with her mother, life lessons, and healing through laughter that gave her the strength to write her new book: The Book of Joan. Recorded on May 12, 2015 at New York's 92nd Street Y.

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Did Don Draper's story get a happy ending? Whether you've seen the series finale of Mad Men or not, this spoiler-free episode of 92Y Talks features series creator Matthew Weiner as he takes us back through the award-winning show's origins. Moderated by Richard LaGravanese, the Emmy winning writer and producer speaks candidly about his creative process, the characters we love, and building the world of Mad Men. Recorded on April 28, 2015 at New York's 92nd Street Y.

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What was it like to grow up in the place that bred influencers in just about every field of endeavor today? Arlene Alda's new book, Just Kids from the Bronx, examines the success stories that came out of the New York City borough. Regis Philbin, Alan Alda, and graffiti artists and muralists from TATS CRU sit down to discuss their Bronx upbringing. Recorded March 9, 2015 at New York's 92nd Street Y.

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In a wide-ranging interview with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, Harvard Law professor and Bloomberg View columnist Noah Feldman looks at the issues and challenges confronting the Court at a time when legislation and the law are subject to unusually heightened political passions. Recorded on March 12, 2015 at New York's 92nd Street Y.

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"Meet The Press" moderator and Chief White House Correspondent for NBC News Chuck Todd sits down with Jeff Greenfield to discuss Todd's new book, The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House, party lines and other states of affairs. Recorded March 15, 2015 at New York's 92nd Street Y.

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Ethan Hawke takes the director's chair for his new documentary about Seymour Bernstein, an accomplished musician who became equally extraordinary as a music educator. Hawke and Bernstein sit down with 92Y Reel Pieces moderator Annette Insdorf to discuss the film and the genius of creativity. Recorded on March 7, 2015 at 92nd Street Y.

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