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Larry weighs in on ‘May the Fourth Be With You’ and the importance of gratitude to open the show. Later, he is joined by New York Times best selling author Malcolm Gladwell to discuss his new audio book ‘The Bomber Mafia,’ how advances in technology change warfare, and more (11:00). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Malcolm Gladwell Producer: Kaya McMulle…
 
Larry is joined by actor and comedian Robin Thede on this week’s weigh-in to discuss Season 2 of ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ (01:00). Later, Larry is joined by comedian W. Kamau Bell to discuss ‘United Shades of America,’ defunding the police, and much more (30:10). Host: Larry Wilmore Guests: Robin Thede and W. Kamau Bell Producer: Kaya McMullen Pr…
 
Larry weighs in on a week filled with gun violence and police brutality, as well as the new Georgia voting law to open the show (02:00). Later, he is joined by Willie Geist, host of ‘Morning Joe’ and ‘Sunday Today with Willie Geist,’ to discuss what goes into the interview process, how President Biden is doing in office, and more (20:00). Host: Lar…
 
Larry is joined by Oscar nominated director Travon Free to discuss filming ‘Two Distant Strangers’ amidst the pandemic, how he got his start in the entertainment industry, and more (01:00). Later, Larry is joined by Oscar nominee and singer Andra Day to discuss portraying Billie Holiday in her first ever acting role with ‘The United States vs. Bill…
 
Larry is joined by journalist and producer Soledad O’Brien to discuss her tv series ‘Disrupt and Dismantle’ (08:00), environmental racism (10:00), the death of local journalism (17:00), and much more. Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Soledad O’Brien Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Larry weighs in on the Atlanta spa shooting and the recent rise of hate targeted toward Asian people (03:00). Later, Larry is joined by CNN’s Don Lemon to discuss his new book ‘This is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism’ (10:00), growing up down south in Baton Rouge as a gay black man (18:00), James Baldwin’s impact on his life (13:00)…
 
Larry is joined by Walter Isaacson to talk about his new book, ‘The Code Breaker,’ a biography of the genetic scientist and a developer of CRISPR Jennifer Doudna. They talk about the history of genetic science (16:10), how the new mRNA vaccines work (33:43), and the ethical questions that arise when talking about the possibilities of gene editing (…
 
Larry is joined by director and producer Lee Daniels to talk about his new movie, 'The United States vs. Billie Holiday.' They talk about why Daniels was drawn to the story of Holiday (9:44), the decision to cast Andra Day, a relative unknown, as Holiday (24:01), and the difficulties that come with telling such a complex story (42:48). Host: Larry …
 
Larry is joined by Charles Blow, New York Times op-ed columnist and author of ‘The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto,’ to discuss his vision for a new Great Migration of Black Americans back to the South (08:00). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Charles Blow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
On today’s weigh in, Larry takes a moment to remember his brother Marc Wilmore (01:00). Later, Larry is joined by twin comedians, actors, and producers Kenny and Keith Lucas to discuss writing ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ (05:30). They also talk about why the Black Lives Matter movement doesn’t have overarching leaders like Fred Hampton (31:00), a…
 
Larry weighs in on the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine and President Biden’s leadership. Later, Larry is joined by ESPN’s Stephen A Smith to discuss his new show ‘Stephen A’s World,’ Colin Kaepernick, Hank Aaron, women’s sports, and much more (14:00). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Stephen A Smith Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm…
 
Larry weighs in on President Biden taking office, and remembers the lives of Larry King and Hank Aaron. Later, Larry is joined by writer Fran Lebowitz to discuss working on ‘Pretend It’s a City’ with Martin Scorsese, growing up in New York in the 50’s and 60’s, and much more (16:00). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Fran Lebowitz Learn more about your ad…
 
Larry weighs in on the final days of Trump in office and the art of deception. Later, he is joined by film director Sam Pollard to discuss his latest documentary ‘MLK/FBI,’ the wire tapping of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by the the FBI, and how the tapes could affect King's legacy (22:00). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Sam Pollard Learn more about your…
 
Larry is joined by former Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Fred Claire to discuss the book ‘Extra Innings: Fred Claire’s Journey to City of Hope and Finding a World Championship Team.’ They talk about Claire’s transition from sports journalist to Dodgers staff member (20:00), working in public relations when Al Campanis said controversial racist…
 
On a very special holiday weigh in, Larry is joined by his daughter, Lauren Wilmore, to share how the lyrics of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” have changed over time. Later, Larry is joined by sculptor and former US Air Force test pilot Ed Dwight to discuss his journey to nearly becoming the first black astronaut in the 1960s (16:00), the…
 
Larry opens with a weigh in on the importance of language as it pertains to the idea ‘defend the police.’ Later, Larry is joined by Walter Mosley, author of ‘Devil in a Blue Dress,’ to discuss his career as a writer (14:00), teaching with ‘MasterClass’ (34:00), and more. Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Walter Mosley Learn more about your ad choices. Vis…
 
Larry is joined by film director Ken Kwapis to talk about his new book ‘But What I Really Want to Do Is Direct: Lessons from a Life Behind the Camera’ along with plenty of advice for those interested in television and film making. Later, the two discuss what they think needs to be on television right now (62:00) as well as working on ‘The Office.’ …
 
Larry is joined by Fareed Zakaria, Washington Post columnist and host of CNN’s ‘GPS,’ to discuss his new book, ‘Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World.’ The two also discuss the progress of COVID-19 vaccines, the growing inequality gap in the pandemic, and more. Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Fareed Zakaria Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaph…
 
Larry is joined by Cornell Belcher, NBC political analyst and president of Brilliant Corners Research and Strategy, to react to the breaking news of Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris winning the 2020 presidential election. Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Cornell Belcher Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Larry is joined by Nate Silver, founder and editor-in-chief of FiveThirtyEight, to discuss how election polls are taken. The two also look at some of the key states expected to make an impact on Election Day. Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Nate Silver Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Today’s episode is taken from a live conversation between Larry and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for ‘Live Talks Los Angeles’ on October 18. The two discuss Governor Cuomo’s latest book, ‘American Crisis: Leadership Lessons From the Covid-19 Pandemic,’ and more. Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Governor Andrew Cuomo Learn more about your ad choices. Vi…
 
Larry is joined by author and political strategist Rick Wilson to discuss founding the Lincoln Project (6:30), the failures of the Trump administration during this presidential campaign (24:00), Wilson's ideal political party (48:50), and more. Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Rick Wilson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Larry is joined by Mother Jones writer Ari Berman to discuss President Trump's hospitalization due to COVID-19. Later, the two break down voter suppression going into the upcoming presidential election. Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Ari Berman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Larry is joined by Bakari Sellers to discuss the grand jury decision in the case of Breonna Taylor (9:53), the flaws in the justice system (26:04), predicting the upcoming presidential election (44:41), and more. Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Bakari Sellers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Larry is joined by former deputy national security adviser and political commentator Ben Rhodes to discuss his latest project ‘Missing America’ (11:00), working under the Obama administration (21:20), and Russia’s impact on the 2016 presidential election and the Trump administration (33:45). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Ben Rhodes Learn more about yo…
 
Larry is joined by CNN chief media correspondent Brian Stelter to discuss his new book, ‘Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth.’ They also talk about Fox News’s influence on Donald Trump’s presidency. Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Brian Stelter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Larry is joined by environmental activist Erin Brockovich to talk about her latest book, ‘Superman’s Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis and What We the People Can Do about It,’ and identifying the signs that your drinking water may be contaminated. Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Erin Brockovich Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/ad…
 
Larry is joined by author Isabel Wilkerson to talk about her new book, ‘Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.’ They talk about what it was like to have her book selected for Oprah’s Book Club (7:13), the differences between “class” and “caste” (21:01), and how going to India influenced her book (32:40). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Isabel Wilkerson …
 
Larry is joined by The Ringer’s Bill Simmons to discuss social activism within the NBA bubble (13:21), the history of racism in the league and era-defining players (38:38), and what a championship means in this unorthodox season (41:43). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Bill Simmons Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Larry is joined by Al Roker, weather and feature anchor for ‘Today’ and cohost for the third hour of ‘Today,’ to discuss working from home with another TV star in the house (14:19), Roker’s more than 40-year career (23:20), and some of the “Al-truisms” in his latest book, ‘You Look So Much Better in Person: True Stories of Absurdity and Success’ (3…
 
Larry is joined by actor Don Cheadle to discuss his come-up as a Black actor in the ’90s (9:18), the electricity of his most recent project, ‘Black Monday’ (32:50), and how celebrities can most effectively use their platforms for activism (43:10). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Don Cheadle Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Larry reflects on the influence of actor, director, and writer Carl Reiner, who died on Tuesday. Then, we resurface Larry’s interview with Reiner from November 2017, when he reflected on his long career in Hollywood (11:12). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Carl Reiner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Larry weighs in on the goals of the Black Lives Matter movement. Then, author James McBride joins the show to talk about covering music legends like Michael Jackson and James Brown (11:47), why he made the switch from journalism to fiction writing (41:54), and his new book, 'Deacon King Kong' (45:10). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: James McBride Check …
 
Larry Wilmore is joined by Michael Lewis for a live talk about his new book, 'The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy,' and observations he has taken away from this current moment. Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Michael Lewis Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy The Ringer & Larry Wilmore
 
Larry weighs in on the movement to defund the police and the killing of Breonna Taylor. Then, he is joined by New York Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones to talk about how the killing of George Floyd was a wake-up call for white Americans (13:06), her work on the 1619 Project for the Times (30:41), and the white-washing of America's history (40:4…
 
Larry Wilmore weighs in on the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery and why Trump is not right for this moment (1:00). Then, he gets on the line with actress Uzo Aduba to talk about her role in ‘Mrs. America’ as Shirley Chisholm (10:26) and what she learned about the second-wave feminist movement while preparing for the role (36:19).Host: Larry WilmoreGuest: U…
 
Larry talks about the new normal that we now find ourselves in and how the coronavirus has impacted his life (1:00). Then, he is joined by celebrity chef David Chang to talk about how the coronavirus has impacted the restaurant business (14:16), why it's so hard to predict what dining out will look like once the pandemic is over (29:48), and how th…
 
Larry weighs in on how the international pandemic might impact the presidential race (1:26). Then, he sits down with TV journalist Ed Gordon to talk about what it was like breaking into broadcast television while black (13:38) and his new book 'Conversations in Black: On Power, Politics, and Leadership' (45:13).Host: Larry WilmoreGuest: Ed Gordon L…
 
Larry weighs in on how the coronavirus has affected day-to-day life and Trump's handling of the pandemic (1:00). Then he sits down with New York Times reporter Conor Dougherty to talk about his new book, on the housing crisis in the Bay Area (13:52), and how gentrification creates unlikely alliances (51:59).Host: Larry WilmoreGuest: Conor Dougherty…
 
Larry Wilmore is joined by Pod Save America’s Dan Pfeiffer to talk about why Democrats should be taking lessons from Mitt Romney’s 2012 candidacy for president (9:41), what influence Facebook will have in the 2020 election (42:56), and why Democrats need to turn nonvoters into voters in order to beat Trump (53:40).Host: Larry WilmoreGuest: Dan Pfei…
 
Larry weighs in on the Democratic primary race leading up to Super Tuesday as well as the Harvey Weinstein verdict (0:37) before he sits down with Dr. Lakeysha Hallmon, the founder and CEO of Village Market ATL, a marketplace that features and supports black entrepreneurs. They talk about why Dr. Hallmon was inspired to create Village Market (5:05)…
 
Larry Wilmore sits down with 'NBC Nightly News' and 'Dateline NBC' anchor Lester Holt to talk about how he got his start in broadcast news (13:00), what he learned about the criminal justice system while embedded in a prison for a piece (30:32), and how he prepares to moderate a presidential debate (56:49).Host: Larry WilmoreGuest: Lester Holt Lear…
 
Larry sits down with Georgia politician Stacey Abrams to talk about the mess of the Iowa caucuses (22:27), why she still believes that she won the election for governor in Georgia (35:16), and the three ways voter suppression occurs in American elections (48:11).Host: Larry WilmoreGuest: Stacey Abrams Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megapho…
 
Larry, a lifelong Lakers fan, takes a moment to reflect on the legacy of basketball legend Kobe Bryant following his untimely death (4:18). Then, Larry gets on the phone with Nina Turner, co-chair of the Bernie Sanders campaign, to talk about what it’s like to be in Iowa just a few days away from the Iowa caucuses (12:00) and what Sanders is doing …
 
Larry Wilmore sits down with a cofounder of Crooked Media and the host of the podcast ‘The Wilderness,’ Jon Favreau, to talk about his time working as Obama’s head speechwriter (10:52), why the Democratic nominee needs to be a “happy warrior” (34:06), and what he learned from doing focus groups with 2020 voters (40:03).Host: Larry WilmoreGuest: Jon…
 
Larry Wilmore is joined by Bill Simmons to answer some mailbag questions, including why Kamala Harris dropped out of the presidential race (5:47) and what he wishes he had known when he started writing (31:44). Then, Larry sits down with the executive vice president of programming and production at AMC, Pete Aronson, to talk about how he got his st…
 
Larry weighs in on the impeachment hearings and the latest Democratic presidential debate (1:00) before sitting down with author and intelligence expert Malcolm Nance to talk about his new book, 'The Plot to Betray America' (19:35). They talk about sparring with Milo Yiannopoulos on Bill Maher (23:56), how Nance got his start in codebreaking (34:40…
 
Larry Wilmore is joined by Edward Norton to talk about playing a man with Tourette syndrome in his newest film 'Motherless Brooklyn' (9:45), working with the director David Fincher (27:10), and what it's like to both act in and direct a movie (48:37).Host: Larry WilmoreGuest: Edward Norton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoi…
 
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