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Here’s The Thing with Alec Baldwin

From WNYC Studios, 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 Brooks, Roz Chast, Chris Rock and others. Hear what happens when an inveterate guest becomes a host.

Latest Episodes:

  • Anthony Fauci Could Use a Day Off
    Alec talks with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the Chief Medical Advisor to President Biden. He talks to Alec about... Read more
    Published on: 2021-10-12
  • Tom Jones Still Has It
    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... Read more
    Published on: 2021-09-28
  • Daryl Hall and Danny Bennett - Summer Staff Picks
    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,... Read more
    Published on: 2021-09-14
  • Roger Staubach is Still Captain America
    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,... Read more
    Published on: 2021-09-07
  • Introducing: Good Risings
    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... Read more
    Published on: 2021-09-02
  • Thom Yorke and Michael Stipe - Summer Staff Picks
    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... Read more
    Published on: 2021-08-31
  • Lorena Gonzalez Fights for California’s Workers
    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... Read more
    Published on: 2021-08-24
  • Patti Smith and Peter Frampton - Summer Staff Picks
    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... Read more
    Published on: 2021-08-17

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