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Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

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Sheryl Lee Ralph on ‘Abbott Elementary’

Emmy Award-winning actress Sheryl Lee Ralph talks about winning Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Barbara Howard

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Andy Borowitz on ‘Profiles in Ignorance: How America’s Politicians Got Dumb and Dumber’

Larry is joined by writer and comedian Andy Borowitz to discuss his new book, which examines how television has negatively shaped the political climate and its participants

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Ken Burns and Sarah Botstein on ‘The U.S. and the Holocaust’

Larry is joined by award-winning filmmakers Ken Burns and Sarah Botstein to discuss their new PBS docuseries premiering Sept. 18

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Regina Hall on ‘Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul’

Regina Hall joins Larry to break down her new film and her role as the "first lady’ of a struggling megachurch, while also delving into her own religious background

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Jessica Gao on ‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’

Larry is joined by Emmy Award-winning writer and producer Jessica Gao to talk about her new Disney+ series

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Mike Birbiglia on ‘The Old Man and the Pool’

Larry is joined by the writer, director, and stand-up comedian to talk about his new one-man show

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Tim Miller on ‘Why We Did It: A Travelogue from the Republican Road to Hell’

Larry is joined by former political operative Tim Miller to discuss his unflinching memoir that details the moral conflicts that led him to leave his job as an opposition research "hitman" for GOP candidates

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B.J. Novak on ‘Vengeance’

The actor joins Larry to discuss his new film

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Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi on ‘For All Mankind’

Executive producers Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi discuss the alt-history concept of the Apple TV+ series and how they use their writing to both contrast and illuminate real-world events

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Baratunde Thurston on ‘America Outdoors’

Larry is joined by Baratunde Thurston to talk about the complex connection Black people have to the outdoors and complications of loving America despite the imperfections within its history

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David Frankel on ‘Jerry & Marge Go Large’

David and Larry discuss Larry’s role in the film and break down the rules of the Winfall lottery game that lies at the heart of the plot

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James Burrows on ‘Directed by James Burrows: Five Decades of Stories from the Legendary Director of Taxi, Cheers, Frasier, Friends, Will & Grace, and More’

Burrows shares amazing anecdotes from his time directing some of the most important shows in TV history

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Judd Apatow on ‘George Carlin’s American Dream’

Larry is joined by Judd Apatow to discuss his new HBO documentary about the comedian and social commentator

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Alexis McGill Johnson on Roe v. Wade

Larry is joined by Planned Parenthood president Alexis McGill Johnson to discuss the medical, racial, and economic fallout from overturning Roe

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Barry Levinson on ‘The Survivor’

Larry is joined by the Academy Award winning director to discuss how his new HBO biopic ‘The Survivor’ deals with the post-traumatic stress syndrome of a Holocaust survivor

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John Heilemann on Politics and ‘The Circus’

Plus, Larry shares his thoughts on Elon Musk and Twitter

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Chris Fabricant on ‘Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System’

Larry also weighs in on the ‘Fall of Civilizations’ podcast, the decline of the American empire, and the current cultural shift in our society

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Bomani Jones on ‘Game Theory’

Larry talks with sports journalist Bomani Jones about his new HBO show that is a combination of humor and entertainment with insightful sports commentary

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Rodney Barnes on ‘Winning Time’

Larry is joined by Rodney Barnes to discuss his new HBO show ‘Winning Time’ about the rise of the ‘80s Los Angeles Lakers dynasty

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Julia Ioffe on Ukraine

Larry is joined by Julia Ioffe from Puck to talk about every angle of the Russian invasion of Ukraine

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Stanley Nelson on ‘Attica’

Stanley and Larry examine the emotional impact of the movie and what social issues are still reverberating from the tragedy 50 years later

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Roy Wood Jr. on ‘The Daily Show’ and ‘Imperfect Messenger’

Larry is joined by Roy Wood Jr. to discuss working on ‘The Daily Show’ and how they navigate writing racially based jokes in the current political and social climate

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James Curtis on ‘Buster Keaton: A Filmmaker’s Life’

Larry also weighs in on the Rams’ Super Bowl win, Kyrie Irving, Tucker Carlson’s comments on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and more

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Reinaldo Marcus Green on ‘King Richard’

Larry also weighs in on the L.A. Rams, Whoopi Goldberg, Joe Rogan, COVID-19 misinformation, election disinformation, and anti-Semitism

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W. Kamau Bell on ‘We Need to Talk About Cosby’

Larry weighs in on President Biden’s first year in office before he’s joined by W. Kamau Bell to discuss his documentary, ‘We Need to Talk About Cosby’

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John McWhorter on ‘Woke Racism’

Larry and author John McWhorter touch on many of the issues and obstacles holding back the modern anti-racism movement

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Prentice Penny on ‘Insecure’

Larry also weighs in on testing positive for COVID-19, the anniversary of the January 6 insurrection, the great Sidney Poitier, and the Amhaud Arbery verdict

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Mariana van Zeller on ‘Trafficked’

Larry also weighs in on the omicron variant and his faith in the current political system while looking forward to 2022

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Lizz Winstead on Comedy and Activism

Plus, reacting to the Jussie Smollett verdict and discussing the complexities of opposing arguments in politics

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Bill Simmons on Pop Culture and Sports

Larry also weighs in on the omicron variant, vaccine divisiveness, and at-home testing

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Jabez Olssen on ‘Get Back’ and the Beatles

The film editor joins Larry to discuss how the upcoming Disney+ documentary will depict the Fab Four

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Bob Costas on Baseball and Broadcasting

Larry also weighs in on the infrastructure bill, unnecessary racism in political commentary, and how Darwin influences our points of view