Movies / Television

Episode 98: Hank Azaria

The voice of every Simpsons character – OK, many Simpsons characters: Moe, Apu, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Carl Carlson and more – he is admired as an actor in movies (Night at the Museum), television (Mad About You) and theater (Spamalot).  PERSON: Roy London  PLACE: the NICU  THING: his first TV RANDY’S PLACE: concert hall, … Continue reading »


Episode 47: Daily Show Writers Tim Carvell and Daniel Radosh

 It is fascinating to hear skilled practitioners explain just how they practice skillfully. When we recorded this conversation, Tim Carvell and Daniel Radosh wrote for the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and they describe how they bring the comedy from the farm to your family’s table. Daniel is now a senior writer for the Trevor Noah version; Tim … Continue reading »

Politics and Policy / Television

Episode 31: Melissa Harris-Perry

 A columnist for The Nation and a professor of political science at Tulane University, Melissa Harris-Perry is particularly astute about gender, race and politics, which she explores in her recent book, Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America. In addition to writing, teaching, and raising her daughter, in her copious free time she … Continue reading »