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Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

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The Life and Legacy of Muhammad Ali With Ken Burns

Larry also weighs in on pandemic fatigue, his issue with voter ID laws being called racist, and the Texas abortion ban

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

Larry also weighs in on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks

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

Larry is joined by L.A. Times sports and culture columnist LZ Granderson to talk about becoming comfortable with his identity as a Black gay man

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Michael Pollan on Changing How We Think About Psychedelics

Plus, Larry’s thoughts on Richard Branson and mask mandates

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Dr. Ibram X. Kendi on ‘Be Antiracist’

Larry and Dr. Kendi also dive into critical race theory

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Wayne Federman on ‘The History of Stand-Up’

Larry also weighs in on Bill Cosby’s release from prison to open the show

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Sam Jay on ‘PAUSE With Sam Jay’

Larry also 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"

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Helen Hunt on ‘Blindspotting’

The Oscar-winning actress joins Larry to discuss her latest work in the series ‘Blindspotting,’ her acting career, a rejected ‘Twister’ reboot, and much more

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

Larry also again weighs in on alien conspiracies, as well as Tucker Carlson’s quote on COVID-19 vaccinations being the "medical Jim Crow"

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Barry Jenkins on ‘The Underground Railroad’

Barry also talks to Larry about the art of directing and avoiding the creation of Black trauma porn when telling stories that are intertwined with Black history

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David Oyelowo on Why He Decided to Create the Movies That He Wants to See

Larry is joined by actor and director David Oyelowo to talk about getting into acting and why he decided to create his own production company

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Malcolm Gladwell on ‘The Bomber Mafia’

Larry also weighs in on ‘May the Fourth Be With You’ and the importance of gratitude

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Robin Thede on ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show,’ and W. Kamau Bell on ‘United Shades of America’

Larry is also joined by comedian W. Kamau Bell to discuss ‘United Shades of America,’ defunding the police, and much more

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Willie Geist on Hosting ‘Morning Joe’ and ‘Sunday Today’

Larry also weighs in on a week filled with gun violence and police brutality

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Travon Free on ‘Two Distant Strangers,’ and Andra Day on ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’

Larry is joined by Oscar-nominated director Travon Free and later by Oscar nominee and singer Andra Day

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Soledad O’Brien on ‘Disrupt and Dismantle’

Larry and Soledad also discuss environmental racism, the death of local journalism, and much more

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Don Lemon on ‘This Is the Fire’ and James Baldwin’s Influence

Plus, Larry weighs in on the Atlanta spa shootings and the recent increase in hate directed at Asian people

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Walter Isaacson on the Amazements and Ethics of Gene Editing

Larry and Walter talk about the history of genetic science, how the new mRNA vaccines work, and the ethical questions that arise when talking about the possibilities of gene editing

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Lee Daniels on Furthering the Legacy of Billie Holiday With ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’

Larry talks with the director and producer about why he was drawn to Holiday’s story

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Charles Blow on His Black Manifesto of Great Migration Back to the South

The author of ‘The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto’ joins to discuss his vision for a new Great Migration of Black Americans back to the South

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Kenny and Keith Lucas on ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’

Larry also takes a moment to remember his brother Marc Wilmore

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Stephen A. Smith on ‘Stephen A’s World,’ Hank Aaron, and More

Larry also weighs in on the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine and President Biden’s leadership

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Fran Lebowitz on ‘Pretend It’s a City’

Larry also weighs in on President Biden taking office, and remembers the lives of Larry King and Hank Aaron

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Sam Pollard on ‘MLK/FBI’

Larry is joined by filmmaker Sam Pollard to discuss his latest documentary, which explores the U.S. government’s surveillance and harassment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Fred Claire on ‘Extra Innings’

Larry is joined by former Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Fred Claire to discuss the book ‘Extra Innings: Fred Claire’s Journey to City of Hope and Finding a World Championship Team’

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Ed Dwight on Becoming the First Black Astronaut That Almost Was

Larry is joined by former U.S. Air Force test pilot Ed Dwight to discuss his journey to nearly becoming the first black astronaut in the 1960s and the racism that stopped him from making it to space

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Director Steve McQueen on Creating ‘Small Axe’

Plus, McQueen talks with Larry about the Black British experience

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Walter Mosley on MasterClass, Becoming a Writer, and the Importance of Language

Larry opens with a weigh-in on the importance of language as it pertains to the idea "defend the police"

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Ken Kwapis on ‘But What I Really Want to Do Is Direct’

Larry is joined by film director Ken Kwapis to talk about his new book, along with advice for those interested in television and filmmaking

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Fareed Zakaria on ‘Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World’

Larry is joined by the Washington Post columnist and host of CNN’s ‘GPS’ to discuss his new book

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Breaking Down Joe Biden’s Victory in the 2020 Presidential Election

The election, finally, is over. With Joe Biden and Kamala Harris set to take office, Larry Wilmore and Cornell Belcher discuss their biggest takeaways from this week.

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Nate Silver on Election Polls and Forecasting the 2020 Presidential Election

Silver and Larry look at the key states expected to make an impact on Election Day