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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h10m. Bisher sind 96 Folge(n) erschienen.

episode 94: The Tragedy of Ahmaud Arbery, and Uzo Aduba on Portraying Shirley Chisholm | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

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 Wilmore Guest: Uzo Aduba



episode 93: David Chang on What Makes Restaurants Too Small to Fail | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

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 this has changed the way he operates as a restaurateur (41:13). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: David Chang



episode 92: Politics in the Time of COVID-19 and Ed Gordon on Being Black While Broadcasting | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

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 Wilmore Guest: Ed Gordon


 2020-04-10  1h16m

episode 91: Life During the Coronavirus, and a Conversation With Conor Dougherty About the Complexities of the Housing Crisis | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

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 Wilmore Guest: Conor Dougherty Check out 'Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America' here.


 2020-03-19  1h27m

episode 90: How We Got to This Point in the Democratic Primary With Pod Save America’s Dan Pfeiffer | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

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 Wilmore Guest: Dan Pfeiffer Check out Dan’s new book ‘Un-Trumping America: A Plan to Make America a Democracy Again’ here.


 2020-03-06  1h16m

episode 89: Entrepreneurship, Community, and Black Excellence with Dr. Lakeysha Hallmon | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

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) and the importance of entrepreneurship in fostering community (22:17). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Dr. Lakeysha Hallmon


 2020-02-28  46m

episode 88: Lester Holt on Being the Voice of 'Nightly News' | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

Larry Wilmore sits down with 'NBC Nightly News' 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 Wilmore Guest: Lester Holt


 2020-02-21  1h14m

episode 87: Stacey Abrams on the Fight for Fair Elections | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

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 Wilmore Guest: Stacey Abrams


 2020-02-11  1h19m

episode 86: Remembering Kobe Bryant, and Nina Turner on the Moment Before the Iowa Caucuses | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

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 to win the black vote (34:41). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Nina Turner


 2020-01-31  49m

episode 85: What the Democrats Need to Do to Win in 2020 With Jon Favreau | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

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 Wilmore Guest: Jon Favreau


 2020-01-16  1h13m