WNYC Launches Season 3 of Alec Baldwin's "Here's the Thing" podcast-- Kicks off with interview with Ira Glass

WNYC, in association with Killer Content,

Launches Season Three of the Podcast

“Here’s the Thing” with ALEC BALDWIN


Kicks Off Today with an Interview with IRA GLASS, Host, “This American Life”

Future Guests include Sarah Jessica Parker, John McEnroe, and Julianne Moore, among others 

(New York, NY – November 24, 2014) – WNYC, in association with Killer Content, today kicks off the third season of the podcast “Here’s the Thing” with Alec Baldwin, which features the award-winning actor in conversation with newsmakers, artists, actors, writers, and public figures. 

The season premiere features Baldwin one-on-one with public radio trailblazer and “This American Life” host and "Serial" editorial advisor, Ira Glass.  The two compare notes on interviewing, the afterlife, and how to find one’s voice – with a microphone or a camera lens.  In this extensive interview, Ira Glass lays it all out: politics (he's a Democrat; finds the left insufferable), religion (went through Hebrew school; done with it), fact-checking (you can never be too careful), and that dog that went as him for Halloween.

Other guests in Season Three include:

  • Julianne Moore, Baldwin’s co-star in the upcoming film Still Alice, who trades stories with him about starting out in soap operas
  • Sarah Jessica Parker, who loved acting from an early age but still tried to pull out of the biggest break of her career—Sex and the City—before shooting even began
  • Julie Andrews, who dishes on the difference between American and English men and shares her favorite song from The Sound of Music
  • Tennis legend John McEnroe talks about hearing Buddy Guy play guitar for the first time, meeting Bjorn Borg at the net, and what he might have done differently—as a dad.

New podcasts will be released every other Monday.  Podcasts can be downloaded or listened to on-demand at www.heresthething.org or at iTunes.

On Thanksgiving Day, WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820 and New Jersey Public Radio stations will broadcast a marathon of previous episodes, including conversations with Rosie O’Donnell, Lena Dunham, Elaine Stritch, Jerry Seinfeld, Patti LuPone, Thom Yorke, among others.

WNYC is the producer of some of the longest running and most popular podcasts currently before audiences, including Radiolab with Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, Freakonomics Radio with Stephen Dubner, Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen from WNYC and Public Radio International (PRI), On the Media with Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield, and The Takeaway with John Hockenberry, a co-production of WNYC and PRI. Most recently, WNYC launched Death, Sex and Money with Anna Sale and became partner on The Longest Shortest Time with Hillary Frank and The Sporkful with Dan Pashman.


For further information, please visit www.heresthething.org.


New York Public Radio is New York’s premier public radio franchise, comprising WNYC, WQXR, and The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, as well as www.wnyc.org, www.wqxr.org and www.thegreenespace.org.  As America’s most listened-to AM/FM news and talk public radio stations, reaching 1.1 million listeners every week, WNYC extends New York City’s cultural riches to the entire country on-air and online, and presents the best national offerings from networks National Public Radio, Public Radio International, American Public Media, and the British Broadcasting Company. WNYC 93.9 FM broadcasts a wide range of daily news, talk, cultural and music programming, while WNYC AM 820 maintains a stronger focus on breaking news and international news reporting. Classical 105.9 FM WQXR is New York City’s sole 24-hour classical music station, presenting new and landmark classical recordings as well as live concerts from the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, among other New York City venues, immersing listeners in the city’s rich musical life. In addition to its audio content, WNYC and WQXR produce content for live, radio and web audiences from The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, the station’s street-level multipurpose, multiplatform broadcast studio and performance space. For more information about New York Public Radio, visit www.nypublicradio.org.

KILLER CONTENT is a creative incubator, producing award-winning, multi-platform entertainment and disruptive technologies to support production, marketing and distribution advantages for select creators. The Company is comprised of Killer Films, Glass Elevator Media, Union Entertainment and the new social content platform Viewur. To advance education in the creative arts, Killer is partnered with Stony Brook University Southampton Graduate Arts, supporting programs in digital filmmaking, creative writing, and theater. www.killercontentco.com


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