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 144 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 6 days 21 hours 56 minutes


The Life and Legacy of Muhammad Ali With Ken Burns

Larry weighs in on pandemic fatigue, his issue with voter ID laws being called racist, and the Texas abortion ban (01:00). Later, Ken Burns joins Larry to discuss his latest documentary, ‘Muhammad Ali’ (25:00). They talk about the making of the documentary, Ali’s relationship with the Nation of Islam, and much more. Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Ken Burns Producer: Kaya McMulllen Production Assistant: Jonathan Kermah Learn more about your ad choices. Visit



Tarana Burke on ‘Unbound’ and Creating the Me Too Movement

Larry weighs in on the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and more to open the show (01:00). Later, he is joined by creator of the Me Too Movement Tarana Burke to discuss her new book ‘Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement,’ as well as the difference between self esteem and self worth, and much more (20:00). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Tarana Burke Producer: Kaya McMullen Production Assistant: Jonathan Kermah Learn more about your ad choices...



LZ Granderson Being A Black, Gay Man, Progress in the Sports World, and Athlete Activism

Larry is joined by the LA Times Sports and Culture columnist LZ Granderson to talk about becoming comfortable with his identity as a Black gay man (8:26), NFL player Carl Nassib coming out as gay and the other progress the sports world is making to be more inclusive (47:24), and how he feels about athlete activism (1:07:29). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: LZ Granderson Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


 2021-07-24  1h30m

Michael Pollan on Changing How We Think About Psychedelics

Larry weighs in on Richard Branson’s space trip and the return of mask mandates (01:00). Later, Larry is joined by writer Michael Pollan to discuss his latest book ‘This Is Your on Mind on Plants,’ the effects of Opiates on the body, and much more (10:00) Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Michael Pollan Producer: Kaya McMullen Production Assistant: Jonathan Kermah Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


 2021-07-17  1h17m

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi on ‘Be Antiracist’

Larry opens the show by weighing in on critical race theory (1:00). Later, he is joined by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, New York Times bestselling author and host of the podcast ‘Be Antiracist,’ to discuss the mission of his relatively new podcast (17:00) as well as what it means to be antiracist. Later, Dr. Kendi briefly dives deeper into critical race theory with Larry (49:00). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Dr. Ibram X...


 2021-07-10  1h18m

Wayne Federman on ‘The History of Stand-Up’

Larry weighs in on Bill Cosby’s release from prison to open the show (01:00). Later, Larry is joined by comedian and author Wayne Federman to discuss his new book ‘The History of Stand-Up: From Mark Twain to Dave Chapelle’ (10:00). Later they look at the vaudeville era of comedy (29:00), how technological advancements such as the microphone changed comedy (34:00), and the impact of cancel culture on comedy today (1:20:00)...


 2021-07-04  1h32m

Sam Jay on ‘PAUSE with Sam Jay’

Larry weighs in on Juneteenth becoming a holiday, the Catholic church’s potential communion ban on President Biden for his abortion stance, and the “heartbeat bill” (01:30). Later, Larry is joined by comedian and writer Sam Jay to discuss working on her show ‘PAUSE with Sam Jay,’ the difference between writing for ‘Saturday Night Live’ vs...


 2021-06-20  1h12m

Helen Hunt on ‘Blindspotting’

This week, Larry weighs in on how the privilege of being from the United States has contributed to the country’s lack of interest in getting vaccinated (0:43). Larry is joined by Oscar-winning actress Helen Hunt to discuss her latest work in the series ‘Blindspotting' (13:00). They also discuss a rejected ‘Twister’ reboot, her acting career, and much more...


 2021-06-12  1h4m

Wanda Sykes on ‘The Upshaws’ and Getting Her Start in Stand-Up Comedy

To open the show, Larry again weighs in on alien conspiracies, as well as Tucker Carlson’s quote on COVID-19 vaccinations being the “medical Jim Crow" (1:00) Then, Larry is joined by Emmy Award-winning comedian Wanda Sykes to discuss working on her new Netflix show ‘The Upshaws’ during the pandemic (13:00). They also talk about Sykes transitioning from a NSA agent to stand-up comedian, and possible government cover ups (31:00)...


 2021-06-06  1h5m

Barry Jenkins on ‘The Underground Railroad’

Larry briefly weighs in on the conservative attack on women’s reproductive right, as well as alien conspiracy theories to open the show (01:00). Later, he is joined by Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins to discuss adapting Colson Whitehead’s novel into the television series ‘The Underground Railroad’ on Amazon Prime (13:00). Later, they discuss the art of directing (34:00), and avoiding the creation of Black trauma porn when telling stories that are intertwined with Black history (1:10:00)...


 2021-05-23  1h17m