Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

Emmy Award—winning producer, actor, and comedian Larry Wilmore is back on the air, hosting a podcast where he weighs in on the issues of the week and interviews guests in the worlds of politics, entertainment, culture, sports, and beyond.

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      episode 18: Ta-Nehisi Coates and Understanding Racial Disparity (Ep. 18)


      Larry Wilmore chats with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates about his breakout success, peoples' disconnect in understanding racial disparity, the current state of race relations in the post-Obama era, and the continued case for reparations.


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      episode 17: The Mailbag Episode (Ep. 17)


      Larry Wilmore opens the mailbag and responds to listener questions, weighing in on topics including Jemele Hill’s recent suspension by ESPN, athlete protests and the legacy of Muhammad Ali, the Harvey Weinstein situation, and President Trump’s recent actions.


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      episode 17: Michael Bennett on the Importance of Activism and Being a Historian (Ep. 16)


      Larry Wilmore and NFL star Michael Bennett of the Seattle Seahawks discuss the increasing amount of protests and social activism among athletes, the importance of knowing your history, and what the defensive end would say to President Trump if he met him.


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      episode 15: The Fight for Reproductive Rights With Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards (Ep. 15)


      Larry Wilmore sits down with Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, in front of a live audience at the Texas Tribune Festival to discuss health care, women’s reproductive rights, and how Planned Parenthood is dealing with the Trump administration.


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      episode 14: Live From the Now Hear This Festival With Robin Thede of ‘The Rundown’ (Ep. 14)


      Larry Wilmore riffs on Trump, disaster porn, fake news, and how to decipher what’s actually true (0:01) before he’s joined by Robin Thede, host of ‘The Rundown’ in a 'Nightly Show' reunion (13:00). They discuss Robin’s early experiences with racism, the emergence of black women in comedy (30:00), their favorite moments from 'The Nightly Show,' and Robin’s tweets (41:00). Later, Larry and Robin take questions from the audience (65:00).


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      1h29m
       2017-09-12

      Pod Save America’s Jon Lovett and Jon Favreau Reflect on Crafting Political Messages With President Obama (Ep. 13)


      Larry Wilmore weighs in on immigration, DACA, and pursuing the American Dream (0:01) before sitting down with with Crooked Media founders and 'Pod Save America' hosts Jon Favreau and Jon Lovett to discuss their time as speechwriters for President Obama as well as the 2016 election and DACA (9:15).


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      1h11m
       2017-09-07

      The Fight for Equality With Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian of ‘The Young Turks’ (Ep. 12)


      Larry Wilmore touches on the recent flooding in Houston and the problem with using language like "an act of God" in regard to extreme weather (0:30). Later, Larry sits down with Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian of ‘The Young Turks’ to discuss wealth inequality and the government’s role in creating opportunity (10:00), political messaging, as well as Trump and the current political landscape (41:00).


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      1h17m
       2017-08-31

      Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Charlottesville, Racism, and Athlete Activism (Ep. 11)


      Larry Wilmore weighs in on the horrible situation in Charlottesville (1:30), the president’s refusal to condemn racism (6:25), and the problematic history behind Confederate symbols (11:15). Then, Larry sits down with NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to discuss how we can learn from the past to combat racism (18:30), the backlash against black athletes’ activism (24:40), coach John Wooden’s advocacy for civil rights (37:00), and the current NBA’s style of play (41:00).


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      57m
       2017-08-17

      Bill Maher on Political Correctness, the Power of an Apology, and What the Democratic Party Should Do Next (Ep. 10)


      Larry Wilmore considers new nicknames for President Trump and responds to the recent uproar over HBO’s ‘Confederate,’ a forthcoming show that imagines what would have happened had the South won the Civil War (1:00). Then Larry sits down with political comedian Bill Maher to discuss the left and the right’s approach to political strategy, the importance of free speech, millennials (11:00) and the danger of President Trump (31:00).


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      1h3m
       2017-08-10

      Issa Rae on the ‘Hoe Phase’ and Finding Her Voice (Ep. 10)


      Larry Wilmore riffs on the Anthony Scaramucci firing, Lavar Ball’s antics and Trump’s continued lying (1:00) before being joined by Issa Rae to discuss her rise from school plays, to a web series, to her hit show, ‘Insecure,’ on HBO (16:00). She and Larry also discuss working together on the early phases of ‘Insecure’ and how cheating is perceived differently for men and women (40:00).




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      1h7m
       2017-08-03