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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.

Direct download: 92YTalks_Blume.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

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.

Direct download: 92YTalks_BFrank.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:09pm EDT

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.

Direct download: 92YTalks_Lampanelli.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:02pm EDT

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.

Direct download: 92YTalks_Watchmen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

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.

Direct download: 92YTalks_Rickman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:47pm EDT

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.

Direct download: 92YTalks_Hunt.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:46pm EDT

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.

Direct download: 92YTalks_Misty.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

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.

Direct download: 92YTalks_GrazerGladwell.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:43pm EDT

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.

Direct download: 92YTalks_Keller.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

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.

Direct download: 92YTalks_Morrison.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:43pm EDT