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.



      episode 39: Gabrielle Union Doesn’t Hold Back | Larry Wilmore (Ep. 39)

      Larry Wilmore weighs in on current events including the Yanny-versus-Laurel debate (1:00) before chatting with actress Gabrielle Union about everything from returning to the big screen to personal stories from her book and the #MeToo movement (11:30).



      episode 38: Jake Tapper on Idealizing Our Political Past and Improving Our Political Future | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air (Ep. 38)

      Larry Wilmore weighs in on Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction and President Donald Trump’s latest antics (1:00). Then, he is joined by CNN's chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper to dive deep into political history (12:37), the role of a journalist in our current climate (30:45), and the Twitterization of politics (40:14).



      episode 37: Washington Governor Jay Inslee on Combatting Trump and Climate Change | Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air (Ep. 37)

      Larry Wilmore weighs in on Kanye West's politics and NFL players taking a knee (1:00). Then, he sits down with Washington Governor Jay Inslee to talk about his mission to decarbonize the world (19:48), what Democrats should do in the 2018 midterm elections (50:53), and standing up to President Donald Trump (71:08).



      episode 36: Love and Relationships in the Digital Age with Joanna Coles of Hearst Magazines | Larry Wilmore (Ep.36)

      Larry Wilmore weighs in on the Starbucks incident in Philly (1:00). Later, Joanna Coles, chief content officer at Hearst Magazines, stops by to share her insights about life and relationships in the digital age (10:00).


       2018-04-19  1h18m

      episode 35: NBA Stories and Listener Questions With Roy Hibbert | Larry Wilmore (Ep. 35)

      Larry Wilmore chats with former NBA All-Star Roy Hibbert and The Ringer’s Tommy Alter about the NBA (0:00) before reading and responding to listener questions that range from politics to hypothetical dinners with Martin Luther King Jr. to advice about making television (0:00).


       2018-04-12  1h8m

      episode 17: Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. and Courtney B. Vance on Working With Legends | Larry Wilmore (Ep. 34)

      Larry Wilmore weighs in on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination (0:35). Then, he sits down with actor Courtney B. Vance to discuss his star-studded debut in the original Broadway run of August Wilson’s ‘Fences’ (29:30), how he prepared for his role as Johnnie Cochran in ‘American Crime Story’ (57:45), his role in ‘Isle of Dogs’ (1:16:00), and why he won’t be collaborating with wife Angela Bassett anytime soon (1:20:10).


       2018-04-04  1h20m

      episode 17: Eating Well and Making Hit TV Shows With 'Everybody Loves Raymond' Creator Phil Rosenthal | Larry Wilmore (Ep. 33)

      Larry Wilmore chats with his daughter, Lauren Wilmore, about Pi Day, the shrug emoji, and intricacies of language (1:00). Later, he sits down over lunch with renowned TV producer Phil Rosenthal to discuss his love of food and travel; his new Netflix show, ‘Somebody Feed Phil’; and how he created the hit television sitcom ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ (19:00).


       2018-03-15  1h17m

      episode 18: Forest Whitaker Displays His Range as an Actor and Philanthropist | Larry Wilmore (Ep. 32)

      Larry WIlmore and Tommy Alter weigh in on current events (1:00) before Larry sits down with academy award winning actor Forest Whitaker about the challenges of taking on complicated roles like Idi Amin, Desmond Tutu and Zuri in black panther (20:00).


       2018-03-08  1h13m

      episode 17: Katie Couric and the Difficulties of Dialogue in These Times | Larry Wilmore (Ep. 31)

      Larry Wilmore touches on the Parkland high school shooting, our culture of gun violence, and Laura Ingraham’s comments about LeBron James (1:00). Later, he sits down with Katie Couric to discuss the qualities necessary for journalism, what technology is doing to teens, and why it’s hard to have a dialogue in a divisive political environment (16:00).


       2018-02-22  1h16m

      episode 17: Tessa Thompson Is What the Future of Sci-Fi Looks Like | Larry Wilmore (Ep. 30)

      Emmy Award–winning writer Travon Free joins to discuss 'Black Panther,' the Obama portraits, and the sexual harassment allegations against gold medalist Shaun White (0:30). Later, Larry Wilmore speaks with rising sci-fi star Tessa Thompson about her breakout roles in ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ ‘Westworld,’ and ‘Annihilation.’ They also discuss the time she hung out with Paul McCartney and her involvement in the Time's Up movement (22:49).


       2018-02-15  1h21m