92Y Talks

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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Music icons Emilio and Gloria Estefan are Broadway bound as they bring their story of true love and international success to the stage in On Your Feet. In this episode of 92Y Talks, they talk with showbiz legend Rita Moreno about their life, 36-year marriage and their love for America and music. The conversation was recorded on October 19, 2015 in front of a live audience at New York’s 92nd Street Y.

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In this episode of 92Y Talks, astrophysicist, cosmologist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses black holes and other cosmic quandaries. The conversation, moderated by NPR science correspondent Robert Krulwich for the Giants of Science series, was recorded in front of a live audience on February 1, 2007 at New York's 92nd Street Y.

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The groundbreaking humor magazine National Lampoon was published from its New York City headquarters from 1970 through 1988, a time which encompassed some of the city’s most beloved and troubled eras. With the release of Douglas Tirolas documentary Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead, writers and artists from the Lampoon discuss what it was like working for the famed publication. The conversation, which features Tony Hendra, Sam Gross, Peter Kleinman and Douglas Tirola was moderated by Jim Dwyer and recorded in front of a live audience on September 10, 2015 at New York's 92nd Street Y.

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