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 18: Stories From ‘Get Out,’ ‘The West Wing,’ and ‘The Post’ With Bradley Whitford (Ep. 27)

      Larry Wilmore chats with veteran actor Bradley Whitford about working with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin on 'The West Wing' (3:00), why it’s hard to be an actor and an activist, rehearsing in secret with Meryl Streep on 'The Post' (31:00), and playing the secretly evil dad in Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' (48:00).



      episode 17: Jeffrey Toobin and the Breakneck Speed of Breaking News (Ep. 26)

      Larry Wilmore chats with CNN Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin about The Trump Presidency, the impact of his twitter account, keeping up with the pace of the news and what CNN’s role in today’s political climate is.



      episode 25: The Best of Larry Wilmore, With Neil deGrasse Tyson, Issa Rae, and Malcolm Gladwell (Ep. 25)

      Larry Wilmore shares his favorite moments from 'Black on the Air' in 2017, including Neil deGrasse Tyson on spirituality (9:00), Issa Rae on “the ho phase” (24:00), and Malcolm Gladwell defending his stances on satire and golf (35:00).



      episode 17: Ezra Klein and the Need for Explanatory Journalism (Ep. 24)

      Larry Wilmore weighs in on the Republican tax bill, Omarosa Manigault’s White House departure, and the disagreement between Ta-Nehisi Coates and Cornel West (1:00) before Bill Simmons drops in to argue about the Lakers with Larry (14:00). Later, Larry chats with Vox cofounder and editor-at-large Ezra Klein about journalistic standards and how politics have differed in the Bush, Obama, and Trump eras (25:00).



      episode 17: Dan Rather Keeps It 100 (Ep. 23)

      Larry Wilmore discusses Time magazine’s decision to name “the Silence Breakers” as Person of the Year, as well as the concept of “weaponized outrage” (2:00), before sitting down for a live event with Dan Rather. He and Rather discuss the current state of our country, patriotism, and how our country has recovered from similarly divisive times in the past. They also take questions from the audience (12:00).



      episode 17: Judd Apatow's Unwavering Love of Comedy (Ep. 22)

      Larry Wilmore sits down with renowned TV and film producer, writer, and comedian Judd Apatow to discuss each other's heroes and experiences in the world of comedy.



      episode 18: Daveed Diggs on How to Get by Till You Win a Tony Award (Ep. 21)

      Larry Wilmore weighs in on Thanksgiving, Trump’s feud with LaVar Ball, and the rash of sexual assault and harassment allegations throughout Hollywood and politics (1:00). Later he sits down with Tony Award–winning rapper, actor, and singer Daveed Diggs to discuss how he went from working with underprivileged youth in the San Francisco Bay Area to starring on Broadway in 'Hamilton' (20:00).



      episode 17: Old Showbiz Stories with Carl Reiner (Ep. 20)

      Larry Wilmore weighs in on current events and the Texas church shooting (1:00). Later, Larry sits down with acclaimed comedian, producer, and director Carl Reiner to discuss his early time in showbiz, his new book ‘Too Busy To Die’, and his thoughts on President Trump (15:00).



      episode 17: Taking a Stand Against Sexual Harassment With Gretchen Carlson (Ep. 19)

      Larry Wilmore weighs in on current events (1:00) before sitting down with former Fox News television anchor Gretchen Carlson to discuss sexual harassment, the culture that enables it, and effective strategies to combat it (12:00).



      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.