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Paul Simon

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

The great singer, songwriter, and New Yorker tells Alec Baldwin how he has and hasn't changed after all these years.

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David Brooks

Monday, October 08, 2012

Alec talks with David Brooks on stage at Joe’s Pub. Brooks is known as a Conservative voice, but former Obama advisor David Axelrod described him as a “true public thinker.” 

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Billy Joel

Monday, October 28, 2013

Alec sits down with fellow Long Islander Billy Joel—at the piano—for a conversation about life and the musical choices he’s made.

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James Toback

Monday, September 30, 2013

Alec sits down with writer and director James Toback who makes movies on his own terms. His films include The Gambler, The Pick-up Artist, Love & Money, Black and White.

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Chris Columbus

Monday, September 16, 2013

Film director Chris Columbus has brought to the screen some of the biggest American family films in the last 20 years: "Adventures in Babysitting," "Home Alone," and "Mrs. Doubtfire."  

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Dan Mathews

Monday, August 19, 2013

Dan Mathews, Senior VP of PETA, talks to Alec about going naked instead of wearing fur, his battles with the fashion industry and explains why PETA actually owns stock in KFC.

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Zarin Mehta

Monday, August 27, 2012

Zarin Mehta, former president and executive director of the New York Philharmonic, grew up in 1940’s Bombay before it became the booming city of Mumbai.

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Edie Falco: Don't Hold the Door for Me

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The star of Nurse Jackie and The Sopranos is a cancer survivor, a recovering addict, and a single mother. She does not want your sympathy; she just wants some nice people on set.

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Roz Chast Draws—and Talks to—Alec Baldwin

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The New Yorker cartoonist and author talks to Here's The Thing about mothers, man-pants, and birds. 

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Alec Baldwin and David Blaine Do Magic

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The magician, illusionist, and stunt promoter talks to Here's The Thing about Houdini, his favorite NYC deli, and his new show. 

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Lawrence Wright on Religion, ISIS, and Scientology

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The New Yorker staff writer and author tells Alec Baldwin that sometimes the better part of human nature can lead to the most dangerous places. 

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For Ian Schrager, Studio 54 Was Just the Start

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The co-founder of Studio 54 and celebrated hotelier explains why his work is all play, and tells Alec Baldwin about his latest developments: a young son, and a new hotel. 

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John Guare and Lisa Dwan Talk Theater with Alec Baldwin

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Here's The Thing visits the Tony and PEN Award-winning playwright John Guare. Then, a chat with hyperkinetic actor Lisa Dwan about Beckett, Ireland, and the physicality of theater. 

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Penn Jillette's Marathon Life in Magic

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The magician and entertainer visits Alec Baldwin to talk Houdini, Kreskin, and Teller.

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Sign Up for the Latest

Thursday, October 13, 2011

In WNYC’s new podcast series, award-winning actor Alec Baldwin gives the listener unique entrée into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers.

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John McEnroe's Attack on Elitism

Monday, December 22, 2014

Once the world's number one tennis player, McEnroe is now trying to save the game from becoming a cult, elitist activity. One step: get rid of line judges.

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Judd Apatow and Eric Fischl

Monday, April 07, 2014

Two very different artists, a painter and a movie director, have drawn from their childhoods and family life for inspiration--to very different ends.

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David Remnick on Liebling, Dylan, and Glasnost

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The editor of The New Yorker talks about his literary heroes and his storied career with Alec Baldwin. 

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Chris Rock

Monday, December 05, 2011

Chris Rock says he "wanted [his] acting to grow." So what did he do? He took a job on Broadway. 

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David Simon

Monday, June 10, 2013

David Simon cut his teeth as a crime reporter for The Baltimore Sun until the newspaper industry began to collapse. Simon began writing for television and "The Wire" was born.

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