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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.

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  • Barry Gibb Keeps the Bee Gees Stayin’ Alive
    The Bee Gees were Barry Gibb and his younger twin brothers, Robin and Maurice. From the time they started playing together as children, they dreamed of stardom, and they certainly... Read more
    Published on: 2021-03-02
  • Julie Holland Prescribes Human Connection
    In this episode, recorded several months into the pandemic, NYC-based psychiatrist Julie Holland assures Alec it’s not just him, we’re all having a hard-time. Dr. Holland says our brains are... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-23
  • Patton Oswalt Runs at Love
    In the glut of comedy that exists today - with hundreds of comedy clubs, sit-coms, late-night talk shows, and podcasts - Patton Oswalt has distinguished himself over his three-decade career... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-16
  • Katie Porter Enjoys Being a Fish Out of Water
    In 2018, U.S. Representative Katie Porter (CA-45) was the first Democrat ever to be elected in her traditionally conservative Orange County district. Prompted to run by Trump’s 2016 win, Porter... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-09
  • Isabel Wilkerson on Caste and William Darity on Reparations
    Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson talks to Alec about her best-selling book, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. Wilkerson says America’s caste system began in 1619, when enslaved people first... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-02
  • Mick Fleetwood Skates Back into the Charts
    Mick Fleetwood is the drummer and a founding member of Fleetwood Mac, one of the most successful rock bands of all time. Fleetwood talks to Alec about how dyslexia led... Read more
    Published on: 2021-01-26
  • Howard Dean Still Has Something to Say
    Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean offers a long-view take on what’s needed in this pivotal moment as Joe Biden takes office. Dean talks about vaccines, prioritizing the important while attending... Read more
    Published on: 2021-01-19
  • Kristen Bell Chooses Her Lane
    Actor Kristen Bell (The Good Place, Frozen, Veronica Mars) has a happy marriage that requires a lot of work, and she’s good with that. She considered a life in the... Read more
    Published on: 2021-01-12