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Best Lawrence O Donnell podcasts we could find (updated August 2020)
Best Lawrence O Donnell podcasts we could find
Updated August 2020
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Our lives have changed – our politics need to change too. Now is a time for us to remember that we need each other as Americans. Now is a time for us to reject those voices that say we don’t. The Braver Angels Podcast brings you face to face with leading voices from across the divide alongside remarkable Americans you did not know existed. Experience a movement to reignite the spirit of America and defeat the forces that divide us. With John Wood, Jr., Ciaran O’Connor and April Lawson.
 
“One of the Top 10 Podcasts for Theatre Fans!” (Broadway World) Since 2006, this “bright, breezy, & entertaining” (The Telegraph) podcast demystifies the creative process in chats with some of the sharpest and funniest artists in the business: ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic! Brian Dennehy! Playwright Lauren Gunderson! Director Mary Zimmerman! Novelist Christopher Moore! Comedian Rachel Parris! Shakespearean Sir Stanley Wells! And so many less! HEAR HERE!
 
BOB SAGET’S HERE FOR YOU is a podcast that is like no other— Because it goes inside Bob Saget’s mind, and then quickly filters out through his mouth. Bob has a way of calming people with genuine empathy and humor while they’re going through a difficult time, which we all are at present. Reaching his unusually diverse audience that he talks to as a friend, Bob is the dad with great advice, the irreverent funny guy who’s always there when you need a laugh, and the free-associative Bob who goes ...
 
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Tonight on the Last Word: Facebook removes a video of Trump’s false claims about kids and COVID-19. Also, the New York Times reports Deutsche Bank has complied with a subpoena for Trump’s financial records from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance. Plus, Democrats raise alarms about foreign election interference. Joe Biden is expected to intervi…
 
Lawrence O'Donnell and Bob want to get to the bottom of how to process all the information we're receiving during these times. Bob wants to understand what unifying the country really means and what's really possible, while Lawrence discusses how to cope when things get a little too overwhelming. Plus Lawrence breaks down how his experience working…
 
We continue our conversation with the host of MSNBC's "The Last Word," Lawrence O'Donnell, who talks about Mister Sterling, the show he created that starred Josh Brolin as a newly-appointed senator from California who everyone assumes is a Democrat. Lawrence shares behind-the-scenes tales of TV production; his favorite bits of direction; the real-l…
 
It may be some dark times, but Bob's looking for any way to to lift the spirits of some callers. Bob talks to everyone from an aspiring young director just out of college who moved to LA to be a filmmaker (but had to move back to Memphis because of Covid) to a registered nurse who's been helping out with Corona testing, but is lacking in resources …
 
Tonight on the Last Word: The U.S. is averaging more than 1,000 deaths a day for more than a week. Also, Trump downplays the legacy of civil rights icon John Lewis. Plus, Trump tells Florida residents to vote by mail while threatening to sue Nevada over mail-in voting efforts. Rami Khouri joins Ali Velshi to discuss the latest about the massive exp…
 
In 2019, the "other RSC" -- in this case, the Royal Shakespeare Company -- offered a gender-flipped production of Taming of the Shrew that underscored the play's issues of hierarchy and power. Austin Tichenor and Dee Ryan saw the production as an NT Live broadcast and are joined by GoodTickleBrain's Mya Gosling and dramaturg Kate Pitt (who saw the …
 
Tonight on the Last Word: Dr. Deborah Birx says coronavirus is “extraordinarily widespread” across the U.S. Also, all registered Nevada voters will be mailed an election ballot. Plus, the Manhattan district attorney is investigating Trump and his company for possible bank and insurance fraud. And a new docu-series titled, “Immigration Nation,” capt…
 
Jimmy Carr joins Bob to discuss how there is only one good thing about Covid times – FOMO is gone. Jimmy and Bob miss doing shows, so there’s plenty to talk about here – from their first meeting at the Montreal Comedy Festival to why humor sugars any pill life sends our way. Plus, Jimmy talks about why every joke is two stories. Leave a message for…
 
Fashion stylist and cultural commentator Ayishat Akanbi is a uniquely refreshing voice in the social discourse of the United Kingdom. Increasingly however Ayishat's following is growing in the United States where people of widely differing background are drawing value from her empathetic and deeply perceptive approach to communicating across ethnic…
 
Heidi Schmidt, assistant director of outreach and resident dramaturg for Colorado Shakespeare Festival, talks about Colorado Shakes' program (now sadly on hiatus until the end of the COVID pandemic) for bringing Shakespeare into schools and using his characters and storylines as teachable moments. Featuring the dangers (and value) of the escalating…
 
Why has America struggled so mightily to control the coronavirus compared to other countries? Is there something about American identity or culture that renders us uniquely ill suited to managing this crisis? What do we mean by "cancel culture?" And how can we promote the values of free speech while making sure marginalized voices are heard? Ciaran…
 
Actor/comedian, Joel McHale sits down with Bob to unpack the state of the world. Which means they cover everything from how Joel talks to his kids about everything happening in 2020 to what it takes to be good at at game shows. Joel also chats with Bob about his podcast, The Darkest Timeline with Ken Jeong & Joel McHale, and what it's like to do a …
 
This episode is a powerful one. Bob gets to talk with people who've been affected by Covid in real ways - from a recently registered nurse trying to find a new hospital job to a young woman who has recovered after battling Covid back in February. They discuss how to stay connected to those you love when you're physically distant and how to not go c…
 
What are the forces driving the breakdown in our media system? How do media polarization, hyperpartisanship, and disinformation threaten our values and democracy? And what can we do about it?? Ciaran O'Connor talks to the leaders of two organizations working to free people from filter bubbles so they can better understand the world, surmount the bu…
 
Remember live theatre? Remember when the big story back in late February was the controversial Ivo Van Hove production of West Side Story on Broadway? Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, a professor of Shakespeare, English, and Gender Studies at Linfield College in Oregon, and a contributing writer to the New York Times and Atlantic magazine, wrote an article …
 
The legendary Whoopi Goldberg joins Bob to tackle the big subjects - everything from what we as humanity are going through on a global scale to how to remain positive during dark times. Bob talks about why he thinks The View is especially important right now. Plus, Whoopi shares a story Bob has been dying to know for years - how she came to play Od…
 
Bob thinks Regina Hall (Black Monday, Girl's Trip) would be a great leader and it's no wonder why. These two share a thoughtful conversation on a wide array of topics from how the US leadership has been handling the pandemic to why making a movie is best when you do it for fun. Regina also discusses how the shooting schedule of Black Monday was aff…
 
Missing summer blockbusters and live outdoor Shakespeare performances? Her Majesty's Will by novelist (and actor and fight choreographer) David Blixt is your perfect substitute! It's a fun and thrilling adventure about the young pre-genius Will Shakespeare who becomes entangled in a deadly and hilarious misadventure when he accidentally uncovers an…
 
Can gay rights activists and proponents of religious liberty build the trust and understanding needed to find common ground? Or is this divide destined to be a zero-sum fight? Jonathan Rauch is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute and a contributing writer at The Atlantic. He's also a gay man who helped lead the movement to legalize same-sex …
 
Bob connects with people all over the world in this weeks episode! From a couple from Columbus who have Instagram famous rabbits to a student in Hamburg, Germany, worried for her family in the United States and doesn’t want to fail at their chosen profession. Plus, Bob talks to a young comedy fan about whether or not comedy can unite those with dif…
 
In different ways, Joy Donnell and Maleena Lawrence are on the front lines of the cultural and political struggle against "White Supremacy." The idea of white supremacy holding sway over the dominant institutions and culture of American life strikes many Americans as outrageous whereas for many other Americans this truth is almost self-evident. But…
 
A few sorority members are shocked to get a call from Bob while they’re pranking one of their sisters into thinking she missed a call from him! The solution? Get everyone on the phone to find out what he was like in college. Later, Bob chats with a father of a young boy who wants to know what it takes to be a good dad and Bob helps a young couple p…
 
This is a conversation like few others. Bob Woodson and Hawk Newsome are among the most important voices in black America today, but their politics couldn't be any more different on the surface. Hawk Newsome is the chairman and former president of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York. Bob Woodson advised the Reagan administration, the Bush admini…
 
Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, This Is 40) joins Bob to talk about everything from what's going on in America right now to reminiscing on how they met at the Comedy Magic Club. Judd discusses what it was like getting to direct Bill Burr and Pete Davidson in his new film, The King of Staten Island, while both Judd and Bob talk abou…
 
Can you save someone's life with standup? Well Bob calls an EMT in Chicago (who also happens to be an aspiring comedian) to find out, and also to provide some advice on how much of his medical experience he should include in his material. Later, Bob chats with someone in Atlanta who is living through Covid in transitional housing and then talks to …
 
Before he started hosting The Last Word on MSNBC in 2010, Lawrence O’Donnell was an executive producer, writer, and actor on The West Wing, and the creator, writer, and executive producer of his own show, Mister Sterling, which starred Josh Brolin and Audra McDonald in the story of an idealistic young senator who has to learn how to navigate the in…
 
Master of impressions, Jay Pharoah (Saturday Night Live) joins Bob on this week’s episode and they cover a lot of ground. Jay bravely retells his horrifying encounter with the police, while he and Bob discuss where we go from here in this pivotal moment in history. They also discuss the charity event they worked together in Austin, Texas, compare n…
 
This was recorded before the tragic death of George Floyd. Comedian Tom Papa and Bob have both taken their anti-body tests and are negative, which Bob begs the question...what about uncle-body? Tom and Bob chat about the history of late night talk shows, relating to their children during the teenage years (especially when they're stuck at home duri…
 
The first thing you hear in our production of The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) was composed by Peter Bufano, a graduate of Clown College, a former Ringling Brothers Circus Clown, and now an assistant professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Peter talks about his journey from Clown to Composer and shares some of his secrets; his…
 
A columnist at Quillette Magazine, a contributor to Citi Journal and a person who has testified before the House of Representatives on the subject of reparations, Coleman Hughes is a writer and public commentator who has been celebrated for his sober analysis of issues relating to race in America. He joins John Wood, Jr. to talk about the statistic…
 
This episode was recorded before the tragic death of George Floyd. Is the role of satire in comedy over? Comedian Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs, Curb Your Enthusiasm) joins Bob to chat about finding the balance in comedy in everything from satire and truth to the need to bring out your inner child to taking responsibility. Plus, Jeff tells Bob why the…
 
Tara Isabella Burton, one of the most interesting rising commentators on religion (broadly-defined!) in the American public square, joins April Lawson and Luke Nathan Phillips on the Braver Angels Podcast to discuss her new book, Strange Rites: New Religions for a Godless World. Why do Americans in a secularizing age seem to find spiritual fulfillm…
 
Jon Hamm handles Bob's man-crush on him with dignity as these two discuss everything from why they still revere Johnny Carson and David Letterman to how therapy has helped them both through tragedies in their lives. Jon also discusses what it was like working with Clint Eastwood on Richard Jewell and how Mad Men changed his life. Plus, Bob and Jon …
 
Comedy writer Tom Purcell has been working with Stephen Colbert a long time, first as the executive producer of The Colbert Report on Comedy Central and now as the executive producer of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS. (Pictured above and left, he also appears in sketches.) Tom discusses how he got started in the comedy business and what …
 
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