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 80: Jemele Hill on the Places Where Sports and Politics Collide | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

Larry Wilmore shares his thoughts on the Trump impeachment inquiry (0:40) before he is joined by Atlantic staff writer Jemele Hill to talk about Detroit sports fandom, the difference between being a savant and an enthusiast in sportswriting, athlete behavior on social media, and how Colin Kaepernick created a movement (12:15). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Jemele Hill



episode 79: George F. Will on the Future of Conservatism After Donald Trump (Live) | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

Larry Wilmore is joined by author George F. Will for a live conversation about Will's new book, 'The Conservative Sensibility,' a reflection on American conservatism in 2019. Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: George F. Will



episode 78: Malcolm Gladwell on 'Talking to Strangers' (Live) | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

Larry Wilmore is joined by Malcolm Gladwell for a live conversation on Gladwell's new book, 'Talking to Strangers,' about the way that we perceive the people we learn about in the news. Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Malcolm Gladwell



episode 77: Reactions to the Third Democratic Debate and Ken Burns Takes Us Back in Time | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

Larry Wilmore gives us his thoughts on the third Democratic presidential primary debate (1:04). Then, he sits down with documentary filmmaker Ken Burns to talk about his upcoming documentary ‘Country Music’ (26:41), telling stories about human emotions (57:14), and the moments of history he wants to tackle next (72:40). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Ken Burns


 2019-09-13  1h29m

episode 76: Brian Grazer on Growing Up With Dyslexia, Making Movies, and the Importance of Human Connection | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

Larry Wilmore is joined by Academy Award–winning producer Brian Grazer to talk about how being dyslexic affects how he sees the world (21:28), the importance of forming human connections while working in Hollywood (37:55), and what he learned from going on Oprah's podcast (56:41). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Brian Grazer Check out Grazer’s book, ‘Face to Face: The Art of Human Connection,’ here.


 2019-09-05  1h15m

episode 75: Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin on What it Takes to Break Into TV | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

Larry Wilmore is joined by comedy duo Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin to talk about the creation of their two new shows, ‘South Side’ and ‘Sherman’s Showcase.’ They talk about how they got their start in comedy (14:06), moving to Los Angeles after college (37:20), and creating not one, but two shows at the same time (65:38). Host: Larry Wilmore Guests: Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin


 2019-08-22  1h23m

episode 74: Author Isha Sesay on the ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ Campaign, Five Years Later | Larry Wilmore Black on the Air

Larry Wilmore is first is joined by his daughter, Lauren Wilmore, to talk about her fascination with different languages (1:00). Then he sits down with journalist Isha Sesay to talk about her new book, ‘Beneath the Tamarind Tree,’ on the 2014 kidnapping of schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria by Boko Haram (25:43). Sesay talks about why she was drawn to the story (35:05), the social media campaign that followed the kidnapping (49:02), and where the girls are now, five years later (64:54)...


 2019-08-16  1h20m

episode 73: Robin Thede on Being the Only Black Woman in Late Night and the Creation of ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

Larry Wilmore is joined by Robin Thede, the creator of ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show,’ to talk about how she got her start in late-night television, hiring an all black women writers room, and what it’s like to create her own sketch show. Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Robin Thede


 2019-08-08  1h11m

episode 72: The Current State of Political Journalism With Former CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

Larry Wilmore is joined by the former chief White House correspondent for CNN, Jessica Yellin, to talk about her debut novel, 'Savage News' (13:36), how she got into political journalism (30:24), "breaking-news fatigue" (39:41), and how journalists should cover Trump (46:34). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Jessica Yellin Check out Yellin’s debut novel, ‘Savage News,’ here.


 2019-07-18  59m

episode 71: Ira Madison III Tells Us How to “Keep It” | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

Larry Wilmore is joined by Ira Madison III, host of the ‘Keep It!’ podcast, to talk about how he got into podcasting (10:46), who he likes in the Democratic field (33:46), and his favorite culture moments of the year so far (59:34). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Ira Madison III


 2019-07-11  1h10m