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Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin takes listeners into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers. Alec sidesteps the predictable by going inside the dressing rooms, apartments, and offices of people we want to understand better: Ira Glass, Lena Dunham, David Letterman, Barbara Streisand, Tom Yorke, Chris Rock and others. Hear what happens when an inveterate guest becomes a host.
 
Radio8Ball is a musical divination podcast hosted by ANDRAS JONES. We answer questions (and question answers) by picking songs at random, and interpreting them like musical tarot cards. The questions come from our celebrity guests and the answers are performed by our featured songwriter. Featured guests have included: Viggo Mortensen, Fred Armisen, Jon Auer, Tig Notaro, Mose Allison, Eleni Mandell, Inara George, Allen Toussaint, Susanna Hoffs, John Trudell, Michael Ian Black, John Doe, Exene ...
 
From Laura Brown and the Editors of InStyle comes a podcast dedicated to and inspired by the women who are consistently brave, kind and curious. The ones who empower other women and know how to get things done. Following the tone of InStyle, it’s not just celebs for celebs sake; it’s the ones who have something to say. It’s not just fashion for fashion’s sake; it’s about style and how to make it yours. In weekly interviews, Laura shares the mic with the changemakers and rulebreakers making w ...
 
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Tom Jones’ booming baritone has led him to sell over 100 million records in his nearly six-decade career. He had a string of hits in the mid-1960s including “It’s Not Unusual,” “What’s New Pussycat?” “She’s A Lady,” “Green, Green Grass Of Home,” “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again,” and “Delilah.” Now in his early 80s, Tom Jones is still going strong wi…
 
In an episode that originally aired in September 2017, Shai Akabas, economic policy director at the Bipartisan Policy Center, discusses the debt ceiling and the dangers of not raising it. See more from Jonathan Capehart Read more from Washington Post Opinions Listen to the new Post Opinions podcast: Please, Go On…
 
It’s Alec’s turn to feature two of his favorite episodes in the summer archives series. He interviewed Daryl Hall in December 2019 on his home turf: Daryl's House, Hall’s restaurant, and live music venue located about 90 minutes north of New York City. Hall & Oates is the biggest-selling vocal duo in history, with hits like "Maneater," "Rich Girl,"…
 
In an episode that originally aired in March, the New Jersey congressman discusses anti-Asian hate in the wake of the Atlanta spa shootings, and how he talks about the rise in hate crimes with his young son. See more from Jonathan Capehart Read more from Washington Post Opinions Listen to the new Post Opinions podcast: Please, Go On…
 
It’s great to interview childhood heroes, and Roger Staubach a.k.a “Captain America,” was a big one for a young Alec Baldwin. Stuabach was a Dallas Cowboy quarterback for eleven seasons, 1969 and 1980, and he led the team to the Super Bowl wins in 1972 and 1978. Staubach earned Super Bowl MVP in 1972. Growing up an only child in Cincinnati, Roger S…
 
Good Risings is a collection of mini-shows served up in less than 5 minutes, providing the perfect daily practice for anyone looking to lead a more intentional, mindful, and inspired life. Listen to one, two, or all the mini-shows on the Good Risings menu to perfectly curate your morning routine. Follow Good Risings On Social: IG/FB/TW/TT: @goodris…
 
In this conversation from March, Merkley gets into how the filibuster has ground work in the Senate to a halt. And what he thinks should be done to fix it, especially to preserve voting rights. See more from Jonathan Capehart Read more from Washington Post Opinions Listen to the new Post Opinions podcast: Please, Go On…
 
Two of the most popular shows from the Here’s The Thing archives are Alec’s conversations with Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, and R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe. These are fascinating, ground-breaking artists who influenced each other. Thom Yorke started Radiohead in 1985 when he was just a teenager. With each of the group’s nine studio albums, Radiohead evolved …
 
In an episode that aired Sept. 22, 2020, the author of "It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump" talks about the evolution of the GOP — and what that means going forward. See more from Jonathan Capehart Read more from Washington Post Opinions Listen to the new Post Opinions podcast: Please, Go On…
 
Lorena Gonzalez, a Democrat, represents the 80th Assembly District in her hometown of San Diego. Raised by a single mother who worked as a nurse, Lorena learned the value of service early. She went to Stanford, Georgetown, and UCLA Law and dedicated her career to labor organizing before taking office in 2013. Her impressive list of wins includes: p…
 
In this episode from 2018, Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative explains why we must come to terms with America's history if we are ever to start healing. The conversation is as relevant as ever amid debates about "critical race theory." See more from Jonathan Capehart: https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/jonathan-capehart/?utm_source=…
 
As part of our summer archives series, we revisit Alec’s interview with two rock legends, Patti Smith and Peter Frampton. Alec’s conversation with Patti Smith took place before a live audience at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, New Jersey, in December 2016. She tells Alec she was never looking for fame. Her love of poetry, art, and a…
 
The author of "How to be Antiracist" discusses the effect of bad policies and how we can move forward from them. See more from Jonathan Capehart: https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/jonathan-capehart/?utm_source=podcasts&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=cape-up Read more from Washington Post Opinions: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/?utm_…
 
Alex Gibney is one of the most respected and prolific documentary filmmakers in history. His stories feature strong characters and a propulsive narrative that often exposes malfeasance or incompetency, and the victim is often the little guy or our highest ideals, like democracy. Gibney has made over 30 has made in the last two decades, including Ta…
 
This is the end of Season Three: The Appening.. Host Andras Jones assays the remains of this cloistered season which began on February 4, 2020 when R. Walt Vincent asked if he was worrying too much about the “novel” flu he was reading about coming out of China. And now we're closing it out with this session recorded on July 8th, 2021 featuring: - A…
 
Vernā Myers, Netflix's VP of inclusion strategy, discusses how she advocates for diverse voices to be heard at the table. See more from Jonathan Capehart: https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/jonathan-capehart/?utm_source=podcasts&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=cape-up Read more from Washington Post Opinions: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini…
 
As part of our every-other-week summer archives series, we revisit two interviews from 2015 with masters of misdirection, Penn Jillette and David Blaine. Penn Jillette is half of the world-famous act Penn & Teller, and they star in one of the longest-running shows in Las Vegas history. In addition to juggling and card tricks, Penn Jillette plays up…
 
There's a season finale with an explanation of our recent absence coming on 8/8. In this special episode we celebrate the life of Chuck E. Weiss who left us on July 20, 2021. Chuck was on Radio8Ball three times with... All Day Sucker - http://www.radio8ball.com/2017/11/02/chuck-e-weissall-day-sucker/ Don Heffington - http://www.radio8ball.com/2018/…
 
The Texas state representative is among the 57 Democrats who left Austin in order to deny state Republicans the quorum needed to pass their voter suppression bill. They came to Washington with one goal: to appeal for federal action on voting rights. See more from Jonathan Capehart: https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/jonathan-capehart/?utm_source…
 
This week Laura Brown sits down with actress and producer Ellen Pompeo to discuss privilege, power and literally not giving a f**k. She shares how she got that record-breaking raise and what’s next after 17 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy InStyle
 
When he was just out of high school, Jackson Browne moved to NYC and wrote songs for some of the biggest names of the 1960’s folk scene. Then, when he returned home to Los Angeles two years later, he began singing his own material and set his course to become one of the greatest singer-songwriters of his generation. Today, Jackson Browne’s voice is…
 
Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who succeeded in removing four Confederate monuments in his city in 2017, reflects on the state of race relations in our country. See more from Jonathan Capehart: https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/jonathan-capehart/?utm_source=podcasts&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=cape-up Read more from Washington Po…
 
It’s summer, and every other week, members of the Here’s The Thing staff are selecting favorite interviews from the archives. This week, we revisit Alec’s interviews with two award-winning, dynamic actresses who happen to have a lot in common, Julianne Moore and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Alec and Julianne Moore worked together on Still Alice (Julianne won…
 
The best-selling author of "White Fragility" discusses her new book, "Nice Racism," and why silence is part of the problem. See more from Jonathan Capehart: https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/jonathan-capehart/?utm_source=podcasts&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=cape-up Read more from Washington Post Opinions: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opi…
 
Musical theater legends Ken Page and Betty Buckley have a lot in common. Both grew up dreaming of performing on Broadway: Ken in St. Louis; Betty in Fort Worth. Both were in the original Broadway production of Cats, Ken as Old Deuteronomy and Betty as Grizabella, for which she won a Tony. And both were pioneers in transforming musical theater over …
 
America's birthday this year comes at a moment when its history is being debated, so we're bringing back this episode with Ty Seidule, author of "Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner's Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause." Original air date: May 18. See more from Jonathan Capehart: https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/jonathan-capehart/?utm_so…
 
When Kurt Andersen started working on his new podcast, Nixon at War, he thought he knew a lot about Richard Nixon’s presidency, especially the bookend events of his 1968 campaign and his 1973 resignation. Devastating events with far-reaching consequences but unrelated - or so he thought. The surprising connections between the two are at the heart o…
 
The Color of Change president talks about what power means when it comes to fighting for civil rights. See more from Jonathan Capehart: https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/jonathan-capehart/?utm_source=podcasts&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=cape-up Read more from Washington Post Opinions: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/?utm_source=pod…
 
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