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‘Clerks’ and the ’90s Indie Film Big Bang, Through the Eyes of The Village Voice

An excerpt from Tricia Romano’s oral history of the famed alt-weekly, ‘The Freaks Came Out to Write,’ featuring Kevin Smith, Amy Taubin, and Colson Whitehead

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FX’s ‘Shogun’ Tells a Familiar Story With a Wider Lens

The new TV adaptation of James Clavell’s bestselling 1975 novel aims for an authenticity that the previous version lacked

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Tamron Hall and the Playbook of Longevity

Bakari and Tamron dig into into Tamron’s latest novel, ‘Watch Where They Hide’

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How to Have the Hardest Conversations—in Marriage, Politics, and Life

Charles Duhigg joins Derek to talk about the topic of his new book, ‘Supercommunicators’: the art of having difficult discussions

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More Mass Shootings. Plus, Martin, Malcolm, and Coretta With Dr. Peniel Joseph.

Van and Rachel also take a look at family dynamics after Mo’Nique’s public spat with her eldest son and the woman formerly known as Rachel Dolezal is fired for having an OnlyFans account

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Dulcé Sloan and the Lie of Overnight Success

Bakari Sellers is joined by comedian and author Dulcé Sloan to discuss discovering her calling in comedy and her book, ‘Hello, Friends!’

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Valentine’s Day Quickie: F-ck/Marry/Moon Door, Top Alterna-Ships, the Romantasy Boom, and More!

Mal and Jo are here for a Valentine’s Day special!

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‘Madness: Race and Insanity in a Jim Crow Asylum’ With Antonia Hylton

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‘Why Does Everything Have to Be About Race?’ With Keith Boykin

Plus, a look at politicians’ answers to the question of whether America is a racist country

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Why Truman Capote Still Fascinates Us

FX’s ‘Feud: Capote Vs. the Swans’ is the latest in a long line of books, movies, and TV shows that depict the storied writer’s dramatic rise and fall

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Crystal Smith Paul and ‘Did You Hear About Kitty Kar?’

Editor and author Crystal Smith Paul joins to discuss the book that changed her view of writing and her latest, ‘Did You Hear About Kitty Kar?’

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Matt Pryor Had to Explain It, and He Knew Right Where to Start

An interview with the Get Up Kids frontman about emo, accountability, and his new book, ‘Red Letter Days’

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What’s Up Thursdays!

Juliet introduces "What’s Up Thursdays," where she goes over what’s up in Bachelor Nation, on ‘Bachelor’ Reddit, on her reading list, and in the broader world of reality TV

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Joshua Green and the Struggle for a New American Politics

Joshua Green joins to discuss his new book, ‘The Rebels,’ the rise of populism around the world, and the work of Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during the Biden years

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Tina Nguyen on ‘The MAGA Diaries: My Surreal Adventures Inside the Right-Wing (and How I Got Out)’

The writer joins Larry to discuss what it was like working for Tucker Carlson, why MAGA hasn’t embraced Ron DeSantis, and much more

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An Epstein Update. Plus, Winning the Meh Voter With Joshua Green.

Joshua Green joins to discuss the uprising within the Democratic Party led by Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and why the Democratic Party might have lost the working class

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Overcoming Discrimination in the Workforce With Adia Harvey Wingfield

Bakari Sellers is joined by author and professor of sociology Adia Harvey Wingfield to discuss her research on racial and gender inequality in the workforce

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Favorite Things From 2023, and a 2024 Look Ahead

Juliet and Amanda are here for the final episode of the year to talk about Taylor Swift, Jeff Bezos’s future clock, the 2024 Summer Olympics, and so much more!

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‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ Is the Latest YA Adaptation to Be Better on TV

The new Disney+ streaming series isn’t flawless, but it does much more justice to Rick Riordan’s YA novels than the failed movie version

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‘The Book of James’ With Valerie Babb

Bakari Sellers is joined by professor and author Valerie Babb to discuss her latest book, ‘The Book of James: The Power, Politics, and Passion of LeBron’

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Rumaan Alam on Writing and Adapting ‘Leave the World Behind’

Rumaan Alam unpacks his novel ‘Leave the World Behind,’ as well as the process of adapting it for the screen with director Sam Ismail

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Magical and Animal Friendships in Fantasy Stories With Mallory Rubin

Inspired by ‘The Boy and the Heron,’ Erika and Mallory chat about their favorite fantasy movies and books featuring magical and animal friendships

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‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2 Teaser Trailer Breakdown

Mal and Jo are back to dive into the Season 2 trailer and preview some key events

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Steve Inskeep on Lessons From Lincoln and ‘Differ We Must’

Author and journalist Steve Inskeep joins to talk about his new book, ‘Differ We Must,’ and talk about the lessons the Biden administration could learn from the Lincoln presidency

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CP Book Club: Meryl Wilsner, ‘Cleat Cute’

Flo Lloyd-Hughes is joined Jessy Parker Humphreys and Becky Taylor-Gill to discuss the women’s football romantic and erotic novel ‘Cleat Cute’ by Meryl Wilsner

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David Brooks on ‘How to Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen’

The author joins Larry to discuss his inspiration for the book and the obstacles that keep people from understanding each other

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Life, Boxing, and ‘Killing the Image’ With Andre Ward

Andre also takes a look at the current landscape of boxing

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‘Loki’ Season 2 Finale and ‘The Curse.’ Plus, Rob Harvilla on ‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s.’

Rob Harvilla joins Chris and Andy to get into his new book! Plus, Benny Safdie and Nathan Fielder’s ‘The Curse,’ starring Emma Stone, and the Loki Season 2 finale.

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Doug Melville and America’s ‘Invisible Generals’

Bakari is joined by author Doug Melville to discuss his book about America’s first Black generals

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The Rich History of the Rock ’n’ Roll Sellout

In an excerpt from Rob Harvilla’s new book based on his podcast, ‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s,’ he breaks down some of the most infamous cases of trading reputation for money that the decade saw

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Britney’s Ghostwriters, LACMA Art+Film Gala, CFDA Fashion Awards, and More

Juliet and Amanda talk through the recent NYT article on the ghostwriters of ‘The Woman in Me’ before moving on to some recent events

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The Death of Matthew Perry, ‘The Woman in Me,’ and the Dark Side of Bravo 

In a somber episode, Juliet and Amanda remember the ‘Friends’ star, take a close look at Britney Spears’s memoir, and discuss the recent Vanity Fair article about ‘Real Housewives’