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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.

Feb 19, 2021

In this special edition of 92Y Talks, we are launching a new series with the Regional Plan Association called Recalibrate Reality: The Future of New York, hosted by Scott Rechler, chair of RPA and RXR Realty. The series will feature conversations with top leaders in government, business, transportation, hospitality,...


Feb 11, 2021

In this episode of 92Y Talks, Annette Insdorf interviews filmmaker Ramin Bahrani about his film The White Tiger. Netflix, which is currently streaming the film, describes it as an “epic journey of a poor Indian driver,” played by Adarsh Gourav, “who uses his wit and cunning to break free from servitude to his rich...


Feb 5, 2021

In this episode of 92Y Talks, legendary writer and performer Anna Deavere Smith, former senior advisor to President Obama Valerie Jarrett, and CNN’s Van Jones discuss the HBO film Notes from the Field. The film was adapted from Smith’s acclaimed one-woman show, in which she portrays a multitude of real-life...


Jan 28, 2021

In this episode of 92Y Talks, actor, director and producer Melissa Joan Hart talks with Glamour’s Jessica Radloff about her trio of family Christmas films on Lifetime and her experiences directing Mario Lopez in the family film Feliz NaviDAD, starring alongside Jason Priestley in the holiday romance Dear...


Jan 24, 2021

T.C. Boyle on his selection: 

It was Donald Barthelme, along with Robert Coover, Samuel Beckett, Julio Cortázar and Flannery O’Conner who spurred me to be in writing myself. Barthelme is best known for his abstract stories, like “Indian Uprising,” a story I cherish, but I’ve chosen “The School” for this...