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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:

  • Mark Harris on Mike Nichols’ Incomparable Life
    Alec’s guest Mark Harris has written a compelling new biography about one of the most celebrated directors of all time, Mike Nichols. Drawn from more than 250 interviews, Mike Nichols:... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-22
  • Andra Day Rises Up as Billie Holiday
    Andra Day tells Alec that she almost turned down the opportunity to play Billie Holiday in Lee Daniel’s The United States Vs. Billie Holiday. Day considered herself a singer, not... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-15
  • Indian Point Nuclear Plant is Permanently Closed
    On Friday, April 30, 2021, the Indian Point nuclear power plant permanently closed. Located less than 40 miles north of New York City on the Hudson River, Alec and others... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-08
  • Ali Wentworth Makes Alec Laugh
    Ali Wentworth is a fearlessly funny actor and comedian as well as a New York Times best-selling author of three books, Ali in Wonderland, Happily Ali After, and Go Ask... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-01
  • Pandemic Stories of Work, Loss, and Reconnection
    As the United States begins to emerge from the worst of the pandemic, Alec looks back with three guests on the ways their work lives changed. As the Suffolk County... Read more
    Published on: 2021-05-25
  • David Koepp on Screenwriting and Walter Murch on Editing
    Screenwriter David Koepp and film editor Walter Murch have both carved out legendary careers in film. David Koepp has written or co-written the screenplays for more than thirty films, including... Read more
    Published on: 2021-05-18
  • Police Reform and Post-Pandemic NYC
    Alec talks with Michael Sisitzky from the New York Civil Liberties Union’s police transparency and accountability campaign as many cities around the country are considering police reform. The NYCLU is... Read more
    Published on: 2021-05-11
  • Hans Zimmer Scores
    Hans Zimmer is one of the most celebrated and successful film composers of all time. He has scored more than 150 movies including Gladiator, Hannibal, Sherlock Holmes, The Last Samurai,... Read more
    Published on: 2021-05-04