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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.

Jun 18, 2021

Join Pulitzer Prize-winning writers Annette Gordon-Reed and Brent Staples for a discussion of Gordon-Reed’s new book, On Juneteenth — a stirring reflection on how the holiday commemorating the freeing of African-American slaves in the United States is celebrated. Focusing on her upbringing in Texas, Gordon-Reed’s...


Jun 11, 2021

Reel Pieces moderator Annette Insdorf interviews Academy Award®-winner Barry Jenkins about his acclaimed new series, The Underground Railroad. Based on Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, the ten episodes — currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video — trace the journey of Cora Randall, a slave...


May 28, 2021

The editors of Cosmopolitan and Esquire, Jessica Pels and Michael Sebastian, discuss The Future of Sex with sex educator Haylin Belay. What will sex, dating and relationships be like once COVID-19 is finally behind us? Cosmopolitan and Esquire teamed up with the iconic Kinsey Institute to find out how the future of sex...


May 13, 2021

In this episode of 92Y Talks, SoFi and 92Y's XYZ present a conversation on work and mental health with psychologist Dr. Jaclyn Lopez Witmer and SoFi’s Ashley Stahl, a career expert and host of the popular mental health podcast You Turn. The COVID crisis has added unprecedented stress to our lives, including our work...


May 1, 2021

In this episode of 92Y Talks, we present another installment of excerpts from our recent State of Democracy Summit, produced in collaboration with the Knight Foundation, ProPublica, and Craig Newmark Philanthropies.

Democracy in Public: Kounkuey Design Initiative's Chelina Odbert, Eric Klinenberg of NYU's Institute for...