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For more than 140 years 92nd Street Y has harnessed the power of arts and ideas to enrich, enlighten and change lives. This weekly podcast series features many of the fascinating people and conversations from our stage, both recent as well as treasures from the past.

Sep 10, 2015

Named "the poet laureate of medicine" by The New York Times, Oliver Sacks explored neurology and psychiatry in the most human of ways. In this week's episode of 92Y Talks, we present a conversation between Sacks and science author Jonathan Weiner on the subject of longevity. It was recorded on February 10, 2011 in front...


Sep 3, 2015

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...


Aug 27, 2015

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...


Aug 20, 2015

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...


Aug 13, 2015

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.